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By kfs325, Junior Member on 5th April 2014, 03:08 AM
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Please forgive my noob-ness. I've done some research but i can't figure out whats up with this device.

I have a Kindle Fire first gen that is stuck in a boot loop. I get the boot logo with "Kindle Fire" and a flicker effect but that is it. This is NOT my device i'm trying to fix it for a non-technical family member. I know they didn't try to root it or any of that. It just stopped working for them one day.

after installing / removing / reinstalling the drivers a million times i finally got the kindle fire utility to see the device as online. its seems like no matter what i do the device goes back to the boot loop and KFU gives me "waiting for device'. anyone have any ideas? do i need the factor cable to get this working again??
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5th April 2014, 04:36 AM |#2  
according to FAQ 16 Frequently Asked Questions - Amazon Kindle Fire
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If the Kindle Fire logo you're talking about flashes and goes dim after being brightly lit for a few seconds, then your device is trying to boot normally to a malfunctioning operating system, likely caused by not wiping the data partition (factory reset) before flashing a ROM. If that's the case, you will likely need a factory cable to get into fastboot mode so you can access or (if needed) install custom recovery, then reinstall a ROM properly.

yes you need a fastboot cable
or
there is a [UTILITY] Kindle Fire Unbrick Utility V1.1! that you can try
5th April 2014, 07:12 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by kfs325

Please forgive my noob-ness. I've done some research but i can't figure out whats up with this device.

I have a Kindle Fire first gen that is stuck in a boot loop. I get the boot logo with "Kindle Fire" and a flicker effect but that is it. This is NOT my device i'm trying to fix it for a non-technical family member. I know they didn't try to root it or any of that. It just stopped working for them one day.

after installing / removing / reinstalling the drivers a million times i finally got the kindle fire utility to see the device as online. its seems like no matter what i do the device goes back to the boot loop and KFU gives me "waiting for device'. anyone have any ideas? do i need the factor cable to get this working again??

Not sure of the state of your Kindle Fire G1 (It's not rooted? Are you sure?), but this sounds similar to what I ran into trying to install CM11.

What version of TWRP do you have installed? If it's 2.2.2.1 and you're trying to install a ROM with KitKat (CM11) you can run into this. I did. When I installed TWRP 2.7.0.1 I could install CM11 just fine without the boot loop.

To install TWRP 2.7.0.1 I found that you could only do so by:

When you turn Kindle Fire on, hold down the power button to cycle through the options when you see the Kindle Fire logo. You want to land on the Recovery option.
Mount storage from TWRP 2.2.2.1 on a PC and copy CM10.x.x and related GApps to SDCARD
Factory reset then reinstall CM10.x.x (with Gapps for that version)
Install Flashify from the PlayStore
Download the latest TWRP for otter/Kindle Fire G1 (2.7.0.1)
Install it with Flashify
Download CM11 and related ZIPs (GApps kk, Change to Nexus 7, etc) to Downloads directory
Restart into TWRP recovery (should be 2.7.0.1 now), and factory reset/reinstall CM11 and related ZIPs from Downloads directory

Should be fine now.

I found that I could only do it this way because for some reason Kindle Fire Utility Kit and ADB couldn't work with my Kindle anymore with TWRP 2.2.2.1 (don't ask, I don't know why). This way works. Just make sure you have a copy of a version of a ROM and GApps on SDCARD at all times since mounting storage might not work anymore in TWRP (again, I'm not sure why). I tried it again and again, but I couldn't get it to work and it might be the same for you. Keep in mind this is for CM11. If you're using stock, then follow sd_shadow's advice.
Last edited by thePenciler; 5th April 2014 at 07:25 PM.
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