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OK, all sorted

I ran -Bin4ry's Root, this takes you to the 1st step (restore), on this screen I managed to click the search (mag-glass) without the KF2 resetting (possibly this stopped the apex launcher?). This then allowed me to search for RootExplorer (previously installed) and then I could delete the Apex.apk from system/apps..... reboot all done.

However, this does make me wonder what is going on, I can install a game from google play, all good, the icon shows up (and I can search for it) run it all good. But if I try to install a launcher (apex,adw, go ex etc) they don't show up either icon or in search Any ideas why this could be? (I checked under settings/applications/installed applications/all applications/ click on apex but the launch by default button is grayed-out)

Oh, just a quick tip with the above rooting method, if your KF2 does not re-set during rooting (when it should) I just manually re-set it and all seemed to go well Also it can take a long time for the KF2 to been "seen" by the PC after re-boot, just be patient
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OK, all sorted

I ran -Bin4ry's Root, this takes you to the 1st step (restore), on this screen I managed to click the search (mag-glass) without the KF2 resetting (possibly this stopped the apex launcher?). This then allowed me to search for RootExplorer (previously installed) and then I could delete the Apex.apk from system/apps..... reboot all done.

However, this does make me wonder what is going on, I can install a game from google play, all good, the icon shows up (and I can search for it) run it all good. But if I try to install a launcher (apex,adw, go ex etc) they don't show up either icon or in search Any ideas why this could be? (I checked under settings/applications/installed applications/all applications/ click on apex but the launch by default button is grayed-out)

Oh, just a quick tip with the above rooting method, if your KF2 does not re-set during rooting (when it should) I just manually re-set it and all seemed to go well Also it can take a long time for the KF2 to been "seen" by the PC after re-boot, just be patient
I had to fish for em sometimes using AndroExplorer using the "My programs" tab they have in the app.
 
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I'm trying to root a kindle fire 2 running 10.2.4, and i am hitting a road block over and over. I run bin4ry's tool, and it goesthrough the sequence of error messages, the wait 10 seconds message, some more error messages, then it says it's done. It never gives me a restore prompt.

I don't think it's a driver problem. device manager sees adb composite interface. I have, however used multiple driver sources just to be sure, no difference. Used bin4ry's original files, and tried with the ones from the sdk. Same results.

Any ideas? I must be overlooking something.
 
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What do you get if you run:

adb devices

Which your Kindle connected try running:

adb kill-server

Then

adb start-server


Then try it again. To check the commands, just type adb and press enter.

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What do you get if you run:

adb devices

Which your Kindle connected try running:

adb kill-server

Then

adb start-server


Then try it again. To check the commands, just type adb and press enter.

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Same thing before and after:

List of devices attached
D026A0A023540EPJ device
 
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Used this today with no issues.

This should be a sticky.

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My kindle gets stuck after server starts on step one I think its drivers can you help please?
 
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I'm trying to root a kindle fire 2 running 10.2.4, and i am hitting a road block over and over. I run bin4ry's tool, and it goesthrough the sequence of error messages, the wait 10 seconds message, some more error messages, then it says it's done. It never gives me a restore prompt.

I don't think it's a driver problem. device manager sees adb composite interface. I have, however used multiple driver sources just to be sure, no difference. Used bin4ry's original files, and tried with the ones from the sdk. Same results.

Any ideas? I must be overlooking something.
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Many, many thanks to the OP and others in this thread, as well as this forum. It was a pain in the ass, but I got the drivers and adb installed and finally got my KF2 rooted. Then I spilled half a glass of beer onto the Fire...

The case protected it from getting wet but half a glass of good beer was lost.

Thanks again,

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This method worked as per the op. The only thing I had problem with was the usb drivers (linked in the op), had to get the usb drivers using Android sdk method.

Now the Kindle is no more but a vanilla tablet. Thanks.

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