[HOW TO] Install a ROM with TWRP after a SDCard wipe
Today I decided to unleash my kfhd7 and install CyanogenMod.
After installing the 2nd Bootloader and the recovery, I 'accidentally' removed all my data in the hurry (anyway, I forgot to place the ROM on the SDCard folder before
). I was quite confident while doing this, based on my experience with other Android devices, I thought it would be easy to mount the SDCard folder to the computer using TWRP... But that wasn't the case. And my device was not recognize by ADB while in Recovery Mod.
After some research on the forum I noticed that the poor people who had this problem before had to reflash the stock image through the recovery. I used another method, mostly by finding a way to reinstall the drivers. So I decided to share my experience. I know that is maybe a bit noob, but I would enjoyed to find this tutorial while I was despaired and stuck on recovery mod.
Last precision : I am using Windows 8 (and I'm French, so pardon my French
What you need
- ADB version 1.0.29 or higher you can find the version by typing "adb version" at the command terminal
- Kindle Fire HD ADB drivers already installed, I guess it was the case if you were able to install the recovery. Other wise try to install it, you should find the the file executable easily on this forum.
- The .zip file of whatever you want to flash, dont forget the gapps if you want to flash Cyanogen
That's all, no need of factory cable.
1. Install drivers
The first step is to reinstall the driver, considering the device was recognised before the flash but not anymore.
Open the Device Manager (hint: by typing directly devmgmt.msc)
You should see "Amazon Kindle Fire HD" under the "Other Devices"
Right click "update driver"
"Browse my computer for driver software"
"Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
"All devices" then next
At the bottom of the window you can choose a custom driver. Go this path:
The last number might be different (or may not, in fact I have no idea).
Now adb should work.
2. Use sideload
You can now push your .zip to the sdcard, but TWRP have a really useful and smart way to do it.
Go into the advanced option of ADB. The click ADB sideload and swipe to start.
adb sideload yourfile.zip
and it's done! Don't forget to repeat it for googleapps if you need it.
For some reasons I had an error from TWRP complaining that he didn't find any OS installed. It worked anyway for me.