Bit of a noob when it comes to the Kindle Fire. Not trying to flash a full rom or anything, just want to achieve root.
Have looked at a few others that were for the OS 7.4.3 both the Bin4ary method and the thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2096888
. The device updated itself to 7.4.6 using OTA just the other night and is currently running that.
Using Windows 7 (64bit) I have started with as clean a slate as I know how and followed the steps listed below.
1. I downloaded the files in Step 1.
2. Extracted the files.
3. I've removed any Kindle drivers both from the Device Manager as well as the Programs & Features found in the Control Panel. I've actually tried this twice with the Kindle connected, and with the Kindle disconnected. Both resulting with no Kindle drivers showing.
4. The dropbox link is broken, but I was able to download the KindleDrivers.exe from the Google Drive link and install them.
5. Kindle was already set with ADB Enabled from previous attempts.
6. Kindle connected, shows under Portable Devices - I have noticed others saying that it should have it's own actual Kindle Fire listing in the devices and not be a subsection of Portable Devices. This method mentions nothing of that really so I continued to the next step.
7. This is where it stops. Runme.bat loads fine and I chose Option 1, and then it just sits there with "Please connect Device with USB-Debugging to your computer" and that's it. The Kindle connects, shows in both Device Manager and Explorer. I can technically browse the Kindles file structure on the PC in Explorer.
Step 8 says to select the option "Backup My Data" - but I cannot find any option to backup the device as shown in the screens. The only "backup" option that shows is to sync it to the cloud. Where is this option to be found or have I missed a step that would have included this option somewhere?
I should note that running "adb devices" from a command line loads the ADB daemon and lists no devices connected before putting me back at a C:\ prompt. I had downloaded the full ADB SDK with all tools etc. from the Android development site.
As others have gotten this to work in 5minutes with minimal hair pulling, I am confused as to which point I'm going wrong.
Thanks in advance!
Originally Posted by RCamacho50
You Can Root Your Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD In Version 7.4.6 With The Bin4ry Method
Step By Step Instructions:
- Step 1: Download The Attachment 2092604
- Step 2: Extract The File.
- Step 3: This Step Is Very Important. Uninstall Any Drivers You Have For The Kindle Fire HD. Connect Your Kindle To The PC Via USB. Press The Windows Start Button And Search "Device Manager" Go to >Portable Devices. "Right Click" On Kindle And Choose "Properties". Go to "Driver" and Click "Uninstall". Then Unplug the Kindle From the PC.
- Step 4: Now Download And Install Kindle Fire ADB Drivers. (Dropox Link
) (Google Drive Link
- Step 5: Now On your Kindle Fire HD Go To "Settings" Then >Security. Mark "Enable ADB" - ON.
- Step 6: Connect The Kindle Fire HD To The PC Via USB. Wait Till Automatic Installation Completes And Kindle is Recognized.
- Step 7: Navigate To The Folder Where You Extracted The Bin4ry Method And "Double Click" the "RunMe.bat" File And Choose Option 1.
- Step 8: On The Kindle Fire HD Select The Option "Backup My Data" And Wait Till The Backup Completes (When The Backup Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key). Then Select The Option "Restore My Data" (This Will Not Erase Any Data Or Files) And Wait Till The Restore Completes (When The Restore Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key).
Attachment 2095943 Attachment 2095944
- Step 9: Your Device Will Reboot 2 Times.
- Step 10: When Your Device Boot Select Select The Option "Restore My Data" Once Again (This Will Not Erase Any Data Or Files) And Wait Till The Restore Completes (When The Restore Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key). Your Device Will Reboot Once Again.
- Step 11: When Your Device Boot, Unlock Your Device And Go To "Apps Drawer", You Should See The "Superuser" App.
Now Your Amazon Kindle Fire HD Has Root Access.