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By Dilbert1959, Junior Member on 19th August 2014, 01:07 PM
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This isn't hard. Towel root, use ES file Explorer to uninstall system app Device Services Platform from rooted device to disable OTA updates. Do everything else from other posts to install Gapps. Enjoy a truly nice phone.
 
 
20th August 2014, 05:08 AM |#2  
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Not sure if I am doing something wrong but I downloaded the towelroot v3 apk from geohots site and when I press the make it rain button it says "This phone isn't currently supported".

I also tried tapping the towelroot v3 button and trying the below with no luck:

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23rd August 2014, 12:51 AM |#3  
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I am experiencing the same. When you click "make it rain" in Towel Root you get a phone is unsupported. Looks like no way as of yet to root Amazon Fire Phone.
24th August 2014, 08:15 AM |#4  
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Guys,could you try Bin4ry's rooting method? I has worked on all tate and jem models. Also,can someone make a list of the files in /dev/block?
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25th August 2014, 11:21 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by SafinWasi

Guys,could you try Bin4ry's rooting method? I has worked on all tate and jem models. Also,can someone make a list of the files in /dev/block?


@SafinWasi - I tried the Bin4ry root method but I don't see an option in the Fire OS to enable USB debugging, so adb does not read the device. I will try to get a list of the files in /dev/block/ to you if I'm able to read the file system through one of the explorers. Sounds like towelroot is working for some, and not for others?

EDIT: Here is the list of files in /dev/block/

/platform/msm_sdcc.1
/voId/ (EMPTY FOLDER)
/loop0
/loop1
/loop2
/loop3
/loop4
/loop5
/loop6
/loop7
/mmcblk0
/mmcblk0boot0
/mmcblk0boot1
/mmcblk0p1
/mmcblk0p10
/mmcblk0p11
/mmcblk0p12
/mmcblk0p13
/mmcblk0p14
/mmcblk0p15
/mmcblk0p16
/mmcblk0p17
/mmcblk0p18
/mmcblk0p19
/mmcblk0p2
/mmcblk0p3
/mmcblk0p4
/mmcblk0p5
/mmcblk0p6
/mmcblk0p7
/mmcblk0p8
/mmcblk0p9
/mmcblk0rpmb
/ram0
/ram1
/ram10
/ram11
/ram12
/ram13
/ram14
/ram15
/ram2
/ram3
/ram4
/ram5
/ram6
/ram7
/ram8
/ram9
/zram0


Please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.
26th August 2014, 01:33 AM |#6  
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@SafinWasi - I tried the Bin4ry root method but I don't see an option in the Fire OS to enable USB debugging, so adb does not read the device. I will try to get a list of the files in /dev/block/ to you if I'm able to read the file system through one of the explorers. Sounds like towelroot is working for some, and not for others?

EDIT: Here is the list of files in /dev/block/

/platform/msm_sdcc.1
/voId/ (EMPTY FOLDER)
/loop0
/loop1
/loop2
/loop3
/loop4
/loop5
/loop6
/loop7
/mmcblk0
/mmcblk0boot0
/mmcblk0boot1
/mmcblk0p1
/mmcblk0p10
/mmcblk0p11
/mmcblk0p12
/mmcblk0p13
/mmcblk0p14
/mmcblk0p15
/mmcblk0p16
/mmcblk0p17
/mmcblk0p18
/mmcblk0p19
/mmcblk0p2
/mmcblk0p3
/mmcblk0p4
/mmcblk0p5
/mmcblk0p6
/mmcblk0p7
/mmcblk0p8
/mmcblk0p9
/mmcblk0rpmb
/ram0
/ram1
/ram10
/ram11
/ram12
/ram13
/ram14
/ram15
/ram2
/ram3
/ram4
/ram5
/ram6
/ram7
/ram8
/ram9
/zram0


Please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.

Oh yeah,it's got a boot0block file(mmcblk0boot0). Can you check which file is ridiculously large? Also,what's in the platform file?

Sent from my device running CyanogenMod 11
26th August 2014, 03:03 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by SafinWasi

Oh yeah,it's got a boot0block file(mmcblk0boot0). Can you check which file is ridiculously large? Also,what's in the platform file?

Sent from my device running CyanogenMod 11

@SafinWasi - The files in the dev/block/ all show as empty 0.00b. And I apologize, looks like msm_sdcc.1 is actually a folder which contains the following:

By-name (folder)
aboot
boot
cache
dbi
DDR
fsc
fsg
misc
modem
modemst1
modemst2
persist
recovery
rpm
sbl1
ssd
system
tz
userdata

By-num (folder)
p1 thru p19

mmcblk0
mmcblk0boot0
mmcblk0boot1
mmcblk0p1
mmcblk0p10
mmcblk0p11
mmcblk0p12
mmcblk0p13
mmcblk0p14
mmcblk0p15
mmcblk0p16
mmcblk0p17
mmcblk0p18
mmcblk0p19
mmcblk0p2
mmcblk0p3
mmcblk0p4
mmcblk0p5
mmcblk0p6
mmcblk0p7
mmcblk0p8
mmcblk0p9
mmcblk0rpmb

Again, all files show as 0.00b for me, but I'm using ES File Explorer. Also the files are showing with -rw permissions.
26th August 2014, 08:59 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by I am M3

@SafinWasi - The files in the dev/block/ all show as empty 0.00b. And I apologize, looks like msm_sdcc.1 is actually a folder which contains the following:

By-name (folder)
aboot
boot
cache
dbi
DDR
fsc
fsg
misc
modem
modemst1
modemst2
persist
recovery
rpm
sbl1
ssd
system
tz
userdata

By-num (folder)
p1 thru p19

mmcblk0
mmcblk0boot0
mmcblk0boot1
mmcblk0p1
mmcblk0p10
mmcblk0p11
mmcblk0p12
mmcblk0p13
mmcblk0p14
mmcblk0p15
mmcblk0p16
mmcblk0p17
mmcblk0p18
mmcblk0p19
mmcblk0p2
mmcblk0p3
mmcblk0p4
mmcblk0p5
mmcblk0p6
mmcblk0p7
mmcblk0p8
mmcblk0p9
mmcblk0rpmb

Again, all files show as 0.00b for me, but I'm using ES File Explorer. Also the files are showing with -rw permissions.

Can you pull the boot file and send it to me? Looks like we just found the kernel. Also,the system file should be large

Sent from my device running CyanogenMod 11
26th August 2014, 09:23 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by SafinWasi

Oh yeah,it's got a boot0block file(mmcblk0boot0). Can you check which file is ridiculously large? Also,what's in the platform file?

Sent from my device running CyanogenMod 11

All versions of towelroot are not created the same it seems. I had rooted my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and done everything it seems that everyone here had posted. Installed Super SU, KindleFree Pro, etc. Well, the pesky Kindle Fire updated nonetheless and I had to search for and find a version of towelroot that would work to re root the device again. At the same time, it was a different version of towelroot that rooted my 2 day old phone weeks ago and before I knew it, I was getting nags that when I was connected to wifi again, the phone was going to update OS! I did I boatload of searching on the internet and discovered that the Fire TV uses system app Device Services Platform (DSP) to do OTA updates. I just took a gamble and used ES File Explorer to uninstall that system app. ES File Explorer gave me an error saying uninstall failed (on phone and Kindle HDX 8.9). but on reboot nag was gone and I continue to have access to Gapps, playstore, Chrome, everything. I did use xposed installer to load Gapps. Amazon Instant video still works, it's all the phone it should be and is fast as heck and pretty, lol.
I have no idea why there are so many sources for towelroot and why seemingly same versions really are NOT. I just know that Google is your friend and shotgun approach works and there is a version that will your phone. I am not a geek and did this
26th August 2014, 09:30 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by Dilbert1959

All versions of towelroot are not created the same it seems. I had rooted my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and done everything it seems that everyone here had posted. Installed Super SU, KindleFree Pro, etc. Well, the pesky Kindle Fire updated nonetheless and I had to search for and find a version of towelroot that would work to re root the device again. At the same time, it was a different version of towelroot that rooted my 2 day old phone weeks ago and before I knew it, I was getting nags that when I was connected to wifi again, the phone was going to update OS! I did I boatload of searching on the internet and discovered that the Fire TV uses system app Device Services Platform (DSP) to do OTA updates. I just took a gamble and used ES File Explorer to uninstall that system app. ES File Explorer gave me an error saying uninstall failed (on phone and Kindle HDX 8.9). but on reboot nag was gone and I continue to have access to Gapps, playstore, Chrome, everything. I did use xposed installer to load Gapps. Amazon Instant video still works, it's all the phone it should be and is fast as heck and pretty, lol.
I have no idea why there are so many sources for towelroot and why seemingly same versions really are NOT. I just know that Google is your friend and shotgun approach works and there is a version that will your phone. I am not a geek and did this

I agree mate. Towelroot versions are different.
26th August 2014, 10:44 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by Dilbert1959

All versions of towelroot are not created the same it seems. I had rooted my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and done everything it seems that everyone here had posted. Installed Super SU, KindleFree Pro, etc. Well, the pesky Kindle Fire updated nonetheless and I had to search for and find a version of towelroot that would work to re root the device again. At the same time, it was a different version of towelroot that rooted my 2 day old phone weeks ago and before I knew it, I was getting nags that when I was connected to wifi again, the phone was going to update OS! I did I boatload of searching on the internet and discovered that the Fire TV uses system app Device Services Platform (DSP) to do OTA updates. I just took a gamble and used ES File Explorer to uninstall that system app. ES File Explorer gave me an error saying uninstall failed (on phone and Kindle HDX 8.9). but on reboot nag was gone and I continue to have access to Gapps, playstore, Chrome, everything. I did use xposed installer to load Gapps. Amazon Instant video still works, it's all the phone it should be and is fast as heck and pretty, lol.
I have no idea why there are so many sources for towelroot and why seemingly same versions really are NOT. I just know that Google is your friend and shotgun approach works and there is a version that will your phone. I am not a geek and did this


Hi @Dilbert1959 - could you please post in this thread, or PM me, the towelroot apk which worked for you?
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