I will make a new video tutorial soon, showing you how to root the 5.0.4 firmware in VMware, so please stay tuned.
To be safe run checkver.py every time you handshake since 5.0.4 is starting to roll out!
Hi guys, hopefully this tutorial helps out everyone having issues, or just too scared to take the plunge. but this will work on windows, since we are running it in a virtual machine.
Requirements!!!! to follow this tutorial.
1. Male to Male USB.
2. VMWare workstation you can download that from here.
3. The pre configured virtual machine, you can download that from here extract it to your desktop, or some where that you can find on your computer. Mirror
that's it!!!, just watch the video And follow me step by step, and you should have success.
Video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZQqLoO6ojM
Commands used for copy and paste.
cd aftv2-tools ./handshake.py ./patch_mmc.sh 0x00000000058e0000 system.root.img system.diff adb shell su pm disable com.amazon.device.software.ota
PS guys, made this when I was really tired, so if I'm slurring my words please excuse me lol.
if you have any issues please post in the original thread here.
but I doubt you will have any issues. I have managed to root 17 devices from today successfully, every time.
Edit troubleshooting, if you run into the problem, Where the process/patching, Gets Stuck or freezes, don't be alarmed, just press ctrl c key on your keyboard and try plugging in the Amazon box into a different USB port on your computer, and then start again.
@zeroepochHas also posted, a Ubuntu script to Make the process/patching easier, I haven't tested this in a virtual machine environment, will test next week when I get another box in. But If you are impatient you can get it from here