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Having problems trying to root my 2012 Kindle Fire HD ... please help.

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17th June 2014, 02:13 AM   |  #1  
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I won a mint Kindle Fire HD off eBay for cheap because it gives an error when trying to register it with an Amazon account. I knew I could root it and put a custom ROM on it so that is why I bought it. I have rooted and put custom ROMs on about nine original Kindle Fires but I am having problems with this.

I am following the guide [ROOT][HOW TO] Root the Kindle Fire HD and 2 with Windows - Noob (Simple) Version and I am stuck at the point of ROOT STEP 12 where I am to option 15 to root the Kindle. The actual line of Option 15 reads - Reboot The Kindle In To Fastmode <Preferred Mode> and I get this error:



I have tried 16 also to no effect. What am I missing here? The drivers installed properly and it sees the Kindle Fire HD when I plug it in. It said the ADB driver installed, is there a way to verify it?

Should I even be using this guide or is there a better one?
17th June 2014, 03:00 AM   |  #2  
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Ok I gave up on what they guide said and chose option 20 to Root the kindle fire. It does reboot my kindle twice when it says it is going to but everything on screen is showing it isn't doing what it is supposed to, can't find stuff. Here is a pic.



What am I doing wrong?
17th June 2014, 03:29 PM   |  #3  
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Ok I gave up on what they guide said and chose option 20 to Root the kindle fire. It does reboot my kindle twice when it says it is going to but everything on screen is showing it isn't doing what it is supposed to, can't find stuff. Here is a pic.



What am I doing wrong?

Anyone please?
17th June 2014, 03:58 PM   |  #4  
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Anyone please?

what os version is it running?

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17th June 2014, 04:28 PM   |  #5  
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what os version is it running?

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Thank you for the response. The System Version is 7.4.9. I have followed both the guides on this forum, using a Windows 7 laptop and a Windows 7 desktop. The kindle fire drivers and ADB drivers install fine, I can browse the SD card of the kindle fire HD from my pc but when I attempt to run the batch files on both computers it says it is unable to find, well, everything. Check out the screen shots. Would I have better luck using the Windows 8 laptop?
17th June 2014, 05:04 PM   |  #6  
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7.4.9 shrunk the /system and other areas in the root of the device so you would not be able to root it and install gapps.

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7.4.9 shrunk the /system and other areas in the root of the device so you would not be able to root it and install gapps.

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Wait, got this yesterday off eBay and it was at 7.4.8. I attempted all night to root it using these guides to no avail. I wake up this morning and for some reason it is 7.4.9 even though it isn't registered (I bought it from an auction that says you can't register it because I planned on putting a custom ROM on it anyway). Can I downgrade it? What can I do?
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Wait, got this yesterday off eBay and it was at 7.4.8. I attempted all night to root it using these guides to no avail. I wake up this morning and for some reason it is 7.4.9 even though it isn't registered (I bought it from an auction that says you can't register it because I planned on putting a custom ROM on it anyway). Can I downgrade it? What can I do?

Downgrading wont increase the size of /system or other directories in the root of the system.
17th June 2014, 06:15 PM   |  #9  
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Downgrading wont increase the size of /system or other directories in the root of the system.

Ok what can I do with this Kindle Fire HD since I will never be able to download from the Amazon App Store?
17th June 2014, 08:52 PM   |  #10  
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Prerooted 7.4.9

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=53445270

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