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[ROOT][HOW TO] Root the Kindle Fire HD and 2 with Windows - Noob (Simple) Version

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The sudden Kindle Fire freezing is not normal, how many times has this happened to you?
about an hour of operation is blocked twice. but I installed superuser and super su again and now it works perfectly, probably not installed correctly or installation order was not correct and perhaps because of it to be blocked @ prokennexusa thank you very much
 
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Just had to jump back in the thread to say a BIG thanks for this tutorial. I was a bit nervous to try it out, but it turned out to be a snap. 100% success!
 
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Thanks for the detail tutorial. I followed the instruction and rooted my kindle fire hd 8.9" successfully.This is my first time to root an Android base device. My platform is Win 8 64bits and Kindle OS 8.1.4.
 
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What could I do if I try the first step several times but kindle 8.9 is still reacting very slow?
 
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about an hour of operation is blocked twice. but I installed superuser and super su again and now it works perfectly, probably not installed correctly or installation order was not correct and perhaps because of it to be blocked @ prokennexusa thank you very much
stefanescupatronu,

You conclusion sounds correct. In the future, you may use our software Kindle Fire First Aide to Root the Kindle. Our new software has two methods to Root the Kindle. You are able to Disable OTA, Root, Install Google Play, Install Google Apps and many other functions.

Here is a link to the new software: KFFirstAide32.zip Or KFFirstAide64.zip

Her are the forum notes: Kindle Fire HD and 2 First Aide Software - Noob (Simple) Version
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Just had to jump back in the thread to say a BIG thanks for this tutorial. I was a bit nervous to try it out, but it turned out to be a snap. 100% success!
Braves1995,

Great work Braves1995! In the future all these operations are now automated in our new software Kindle Fire First Aide.

In the future, you may use our software Kindle Fire First Aide to Root the Kindle. Our new software has two methods to Root the Kindle. You are able to Disable OTA, Root, Install Google Play, Install Google Apps and many other functions.

Here is a link to the new software: KFFirstAide32.zip Or KFFirstAide64.zip

Her are the forum notes: Kindle Fire HD and 2 First Aide Software - Noob (Simple) Version
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Thanks for the detail tutorial. I followed the instruction and rooted my kindle fire had 8.9" successfully.This is my first time to root an Android base device. My platform is Win 8 64bits and Kindle OS 8.1.4.
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Great work m44898! Yes, this method works beautifully on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9".

In the future, you may use our software Kindle Fire First Aide to Root the Kindle. Our new software has two methods to Root the Kindle. You are able to Disable OTA, Root, Install Google Play, Install Google Apps and many other functions.

Here is a link to the new software: KFFirstAide32.zip Or KFFirstAide64.zip

Her are the forum notes: Kindle Fire HD and 2 First Aide Software - Noob (Simple) Version
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What could I do if I try the first step several times but kindle 8.9 is still reacting very slow?
chenzhengbin,

That is a sign of incomplete Root, let's have you use our new software to solve the problem. Please follow these instructions.


Root Step 1: Download Kindle Fire First Aide: Windows 32-bit Version Or Windows 64-bit Version

Root Step 2: Using either 7-Zip or Microsoft Zip, unzip the KFFirstAide.zip to your C:\ Drive as C:\KFFirstAide

Root Step 3: With your mouse, open the C:\KFFirstAide contents by double mouse clicking the C:\KFFirstAide folder

Root Step 4: Find the RunMe.bat file. Right Hand Mouse click on RunMe.bat, select 'Send to', select Desktop (Create Shortcut). Now press the Left Hand Mouse button to create the Shortcut named RunMe.bat.

Root Step 5: Find the RunMe Shortcut on your desktop, select it by left mouse click over the icon, then while on the icon choose Right Hand mouse click, select Properties.

Root Step 6: This will display the RunMe properties. Select the General Tab, change the top name to KF First Aide. Then click on the Shortcut tab, click on Advanced. Check 'Run as Administrator', click OK, then click Apply, then click OK. All windows should be closed.

Root Step 7: Double Mouse Click the new Icon named KF First Aide. You may be presented with a security window, just click Yes.

Root Step 8: Please click on the Windows Key plus Pause/Break, this will display the Windows System Properties. Next Click on the Advanced Tab and find "Environment Variables". Please click on Environment Variables and find the Path Statement. Carefully add at the end of the Path Statement:

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;C:\KFFirstAide
Note: Do Not forget the semi-colon before the C:\KFFirstAide

Root Step 9: That is it! The software is ready. Next we get the Kindle ready to Root.

Root Step 10: Please check the Kindle under More + > Security - make sure ADB is ON. Leave it disconnected from USB.

Root Step 11: Launch Kindle Fire First Aide, if the ADB Driver is not installed, use Option 12 to Install the ADB Driver

Root Step 12: Make sure the Kindle is turned ON, plugged into the Computer USB and ready. Select Option 15 to Root the Kindle. If Option 15 fails to Root the Kindle, use Option 16.

Root Step 13: That is it! The Kindle now has Root, you may close the software.
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Kindle Fire 2, have previously attempted rooting with partial success, using your guides here at XDA, decided to try out FirstAide today (no factory cable (ordered and arrived in UK, but I'm in Kazakhstan for now), so only using options open to those of us with normal USB cables.

I think the FirstAide package could do with a little better error catching btw, I tried it for the first time, and qith a few steps, final message doesn't reflect errors that occurred.
Also, I think you need to add a reboot step after adding FirstAide's directory to the path statement.

Code:
*We Are Rebooting The Kindle. The Kindle Will Look Unusual*
*After The Reboot, This Is Normal, This Is The First Step.*
***********************************************************

* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached
D026A0A024670ALR        device

can't find 'Gplay3.8.17.apk' to install

**********************************************
*We Have Applied Part One Of The Upgraded. We*
*Are Now Rebooting.  This Is The Second Step.*
**********************************************

* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached

can't find 'Phonesky.apk' to install

error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found

***************************************************
*  We Have Applied Part Two Of The Upgraded. We   *
*   Are Now Rebooting.  This Is The Third Step.   *
*We Are Now Rebooting The Kindle And Restoring The*
*                  Appearance.                    *
***************************************************

error: device not found






***************************************************
*  The Install Was A Success! Please Open Google  *
*  Play Store In The Kindle Apps, Press Continue  *
*The Store May Close, This Is Normal. Open Google *
*Play Store, Wait 2 Minutes For Everything To Sync*
* Then Close Google Play Store. Wait 1 Minute And *
* Open Google Play Store Again, Then Wait Another *
* 2 Minutes, Then Close Google Play Store Again   *
* Waiting Another Minute. That Is It, Google Play *
*  Store Is Installed And Upgraded To 3.10.10     *
***************************************************

ECHO is off.


Press any key to continue . . .
Option 24 (I decided to try this before attempting rooting methods, as I've never managed to avoid an error about the build.prop (or whichever file it is that is altered?) gives me a dialogue in German asking for a path. I cancelled it as I wasn't sure what is was looking for, FirstAide then asks if I'm sure I want to proceed with the restore function!!!
Anyway, decided to try both rooting options if necessary, some more screen grabs from the process. I tried the first rooting method listed in FirstAide first...

Code:
*Please Make Sure ADB Is Enabled On The Kindle By Going To*
* The Kindle Menu More - Security - Enable ADB  (Turn On) *
*And You Have The Kindle Plugged In To USB Using A Normal *
*  USB Cable To The Computer, NOT The Factory USB Cable   *
***********************************************************

Press any key to continue . . .

************************************************
* OK Here We Go, We Are Beginning The Process! *
************************************************

****************************************************
*We Are Now Prepping The Kindle, Please Wait.......*
****************************************************

* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached
D026A0A024670ALR        device


******************************************************
*We Are Now Beginning The Root Process, Please Wait. *
*During The Upgrade The Kindle Will Look Unusual, Do *
*Not Worry Or Interrupt The Install Process Once The *
*Install Starts. Make Sure The Kindle Is Plugged Into*
*              USB, Are You Ready?                   *
******************************************************


Press any key to continue . . .

******************************************************
*Here We Go, We Are Now Prepping The Kindle To Accept*
*              An Automated Install.                 *
******************************************************


**********************************
*We Are Now Rebooting The Kindle.*
**********************************

* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

/system/bin/sh: cannot create nul: Read-only file system

***********************************************************
*We Are Rebooting The Kindle. The Kindle Will Look Unusual*
*         After The Reboot, This Is Normal.               *
***********************************************************

* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

*********************************************************
*We Are Now Testing To See If We Have The Proper Access.*
*********************************************************

The system cannot find the file specified.
at this point I rebooted the kindle after about 10 minutes...

Code:
root@android:/ #

*******************************************************
*Success! We Are Now Installing The SU Binary.........*
*******************************************************

error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found
'db' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found

***************************************************
*OK, We Are Done With The Binary, Now We Are Going*
*              To Reboot The Kindle.              *
***************************************************

error: device not found
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

*****************************************************
*We Will Now Test The SU Binary.....Please Wait.....*
*****************************************************

The system cannot find the file specified.
FWIW, apps that require root already mostly worked, and apps to check your rooted status return mostly positive results, but not 100%, with things like SU not found, but superuser OK, or files/directories(?) being only read-only

Anyway, I rebooted the kindle for good luck, then tried the second rooting method in First Aide...

the process bombed out, the command prompt window just disappears
if I pause it before that, I get what is I'm assuming standard messages...

Code:

***********************************************************
*Please Make Sure ADB Is Enabled On The Kindle By Going To*
* The Kindle Menu More - Security - Enable ADB  (Turn On) *
*And You Have The Kindle Plugged In To USB Using A Normal *
*  USB Cable To The Computer, NOT The Factory USB Cable   *
***********************************************************

Press any key to continue . . .

************************************************
* OK Here We Go, We Are Beginning The Process! *
************************************************

 *******************************************************
 * We Are Checking The Kindle Fire To Make Sure It Is  *
 *     Compatible With This Method Of Rooting.         *
 * We Are Now Waiting For The Kindle To Show Up In ADB *
 * Please Make Sure You Have The ADB Driver Installed  *
 *   Make Sure ADB Is Enabled Under More+ Security     *
 *******************************************************


* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *


remote object '/system/app/Backup-Restore.apk' does not exist
remote object '/system/bin/ric' does not exist
.
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I don't appear to have gone backwards, but certainly no further forward just yet.
Anyway, thought I'd let you know the results, in case it helps add/modify your script at all.


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I disabled OTA updated followed by instructions in OP but after I reboot kindle it updated to new version and I had to root it again. Does anyone know how to disable OTA updates permanently?

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