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[Q] How do you root Kindle Fire HD 7.4.8?

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By Questionar, Junior Member on 23rd February 2014, 07:45 PM
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I've tried kffa and the newest binary and neither of them worked, they didn't even recognize my device was plugged in.
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23rd February 2014, 07:52 PM |#2  
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That means your drivers aren't installed or you didn't enable USB debugging... Check your kindles security settings and see if USB debugging is on, if not turn it on. Then check your device manager for a device with a yellow triangle next to it, once you see it download my drivers from my signature and extract them somewhere, right click the device with a triangle, hit update drivers then point it to where you extracted mine.

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I'll try your driver.
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Forgot to mention, if you are on windows 8 you will have to disable driver signature enforcement first. If this applies to you then look it up on Google, I Don,t know the exact process offhand, just the gist of it.

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Forgot to mention, if you are on windows 8 you will have to disable driver signature enforcement first. If this applies to you then look it up on Google, I Don,t know the exact process offhand, just the gist of it.

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It says that the best driver for it has already been installed and I tried uninstalling it and everything, but it doesn't seem to want to install.
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Forgot to mention, if you are on windows 8 you will have to disable driver signature enforcement first. If this applies to you then look it up on Google, I Don,t know the exact process offhand, just the gist of it.

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Ok, I got it to install but they still don't reconize my device.
23rd February 2014, 11:10 PM |#7  
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So now there's a android adb connection in the device manager right? I forget the exact name as I use Linux and don't have to worry about driver issues. Try this, find the folder in binaries foot where adb is, right click that folder while holding shift and hit "open new command promoted here", once that is up, type "adb devices" and see if it lists a device, its usually reports back what I think is your serial number then says device. Tell me if it says that or if there's nothing listed.

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So now there's a android adb connection in the device manager right? I forget the exact name as I use Linux and don't have to worry about driver issues. Try this, find the folder in binaries foot where adb is, right click that folder while holding shift and hit "open new command promoted here", once that is up, type "adb devices" and see if it lists a device, its usually reports back what I think is your serial number then says device. Tell me if it says that or if there's nothing listed.

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*In a shameful voice* I forgot to unzip the binary file, my file manager would run RunMe.bat without having to unzip it.
25th February 2014, 09:56 PM |#9  
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I've tried kffa and the newest binary and neither of them worked, they didn't even recognize my device was plugged in.
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Can I ask you something?, how you are rooting your device? You are downgrading the firmware through the KFFA? and then applying the root patch?

Sorry if this a stupid question, I'm new at this and I have lots of questions

Thanks in advance
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Can I ask you something?, how you are rooting your device? You are downgrading the firmware through the KFFA? and then applying the root patch?

Sorry if this a stupid question, I'm new at this and I have lots of questions

Thanks in advance

You can root it the same way you usally do. You don't have to downgrade anything.
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