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Default [Q] How to install TWRP Recovery on KFHD7 with stock rom?

I have a Kindle Fire HD 7 (7.4.6) rooted and I want to know if there's a way that I can install the TWRP Recovery without flashing any rom at the moment and most important without bricking it. I want to have it installed in case that in a future I want to flash a rom. I think it's a must have tool on this device but I'm not quite sure if it's possible and I don't want to try how-to's that I've read in these forums because it's not what I'm looking for and I don't want to mess up the KF . Any help or advice on this will be very appreciated.
 
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There is a way but you have to do 1 of 2 things outside of what the standard tutorial says. The newer is checks the boot loader for its version to see if it matches with the is version, if it mismatches it will cause a boot loop. So if you tried the default instructions, you would boot loop since you are on a 7.4.6 os, so you have 2 choices, downgrade the is first to the same as the freedom boot image in the tutorial, or download the latest kinology ROM which has a 7.4.6 freedom boot image inside it that for some reason isn't posted by itself last I check. If you download the kinology ROM you don't have to flash it to install that freedom boot image you can just extract it from the ROM and use it in place of the freedom boot the tutorial tells you to use. Take note of one last thing, make sure to check the box in fire flash at the top with red warning text under it about downgrading the boot loader or you will get stuck with a red screen and that requires a fastboot cable to fix. Anyways here's the tutorial: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2271909
I suggest reading through it in its entirety to familiarize yourself. You also have a option for the lazier person, you can simply download the kinology ROM onto the device before flashing 2nd boot loader + twrp (because it will bootloop as I previously mentioned) and first make a backup of data and system, then flash the kinology ROM, then restore your backup you just made. In theory I think that will work.

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There is a way but you have to do 1 of 2 things outside of what the standard tutorial says. The newer is checks the boot loader for its version to see if it matches with the is version, if it mismatches it will cause a boot loop. So if you tried the default instructions, you would boot loop since you are on a 7.4.6 os, so you have 2 choices, downgrade the is first to the same as the freedom boot image in the tutorial, or download the latest kinology ROM which has a 7.4.6 freedom boot image inside it that for some reason isn't posted by itself last I check. If you download the kinology ROM you don't have to flash it to install that freedom boot image you can just extract it from the ROM and use it in place of the freedom boot the tutorial tells you to use. Take note of one last thing, make sure to check the box in fire flash at the top with red warning text under it about downgrading the boot loader or you will get stuck with a red screen and that requires a fastboot cable to fix. Anyways here's the tutorial: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2271909
I suggest reading through it in its entirety to familiarize yourself. You also have a option for the lazier person, you can simply download the kinology ROM onto the device before flashing 2nd boot loader + twrp (because it will bootloop as I previously mentioned) and first make a backup of data and system, then flash the kinology ROM, then restore your backup you just made. In theory I think that will work.

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Thanks for the response, I'm trying that... but before I do this... I want to make sure I'm on the right track. I copied three files on the main kindle directory (fireflash11.apk, kfhd7-freedom-boot-7.4.6.img and kfhd7-twrp-2.6.3.1-recovery.img). I've installed the Fire Flash and now... I'm seeing the interface to flash the boot partition and recovery partition, and the bootloader says the warning thing that the bootloader is not kfhd7-u-boot-prod-7.2.3.bin. That last part is where I'm stuck in... I don't know if checking the box will mess up my kindle... so far, I know that I had to check the "apply stack override", "disable recovery auto update", then unplug cable and hit flash. I'm not sure if I'm still needing the kinology rom since I've downloaded the freedom boot from hashcode.
 
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There is a way but you have to do 1 of 2 things outside of what the standard tutorial says. The newer is checks the boot loader for its version to see if it matches with the is version, if it mismatches it will cause a boot loop. So if you tried the default instructions, you would boot loop since you are on a 7.4.6 os, so you have 2 choices, downgrade the is first to the same as the freedom boot image in the tutorial, or download the latest kinology ROM which has a 7.4.6 freedom boot image inside it that for some reason isn't posted by itself last I check. If you download the kinology ROM you don't have to flash it to install that freedom boot image you can just extract it from the ROM and use it in place of the freedom boot the tutorial tells you to use. Take note of one last thing, make sure to check the box in fire flash at the top with red warning text under it about downgrading the boot loader or you will get stuck with a red screen and that requires a fastboot cable to fix. Anyways here's the tutorial: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2271909
I suggest reading through it in its entirety to familiarize yourself. You also have a option for the lazier person, you can simply download the kinology ROM onto the device before flashing 2nd boot loader + twrp (because it will bootloop as I previously mentioned) and first make a backup of data and system, then flash the kinology ROM, then restore your backup you just made. In theory I think that will work.

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Wait, so if you were to install 7.4.6 freedomboot, it would bootloop? Why?
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Wait, so if you were to install 7.4.6 freedomboot, it would bootloop? Why?
Because they were running 7.4.6 so the 7.4.6 bootloader is a match. The problem is that the exploit was patched at 7.3.0 so one really should downgrade to 7.2.3 first because sometimes clicking flash 7.2.3 bootloader while using FireFlash app does not work and you get a bootloop anyway. It's best to drag and drop a ROM onto the internal sd card before flashing. If you do bootloop, just go into TWRP and flash the ROM.
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Wait, so if you were to install 7.4.6 freedomboot, it would bootloop? Why?
I'm new and a complete noob to this, I'm running 7.4.6, can someone please explain freedom boot and if it would be possible for me to get a custom Rom loaded on my tablet without downgrading to 7.2.3?

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Freedom boot if I understand correctly is a patch to the kernel used for second bootloader, I believe it also has version data stored in it that the kindle is checks on boot, if the kernel doesn't match the kindle os version it boot loops into recovery. So yes you can do all without downgrading the os, its just suggested you do because amazon patched the boot loader a while back and downgrading ensures you don't boot loop in case you have an older freedom boot image or you are on 7.4.7. Its probably also flashes the old boot loader too which helps. Never used kffa so not positive about that though.

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So how do you suggest I go about flashing my custom Rom, I don't want to downgrade and I want to use fireflash preferable?

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I prefer the fire flash method but if you or the program mess up and don't flash the boot loader with the older version first, you will need a fastboot cable to fix it. I haven't ever had a problem with fire flash myself, as long as you check the first box with a bunch of red warning text under it you should be OK.

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I prefer the fire flash method but if you or the program mess up and don't flash the boot loader with the older version first, you will need a fastboot cable to fix it. I haven't ever had a problem with fire flash myself, as long as you check the first box with a bunch of red warning text under it you should be OK.

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Thanks figured it out on my own before your post but it's the thought that counts lol your post will help others tho, I was a complete noob it was actually easier than what I thought, I'm running CM11 right now

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