Now, I'm sick of Amazon's bloat slowing my tablet, and the frustration of not being able to use root apps. Fire HD 10 got rooted, but HD 8 and HD 7 are still in dark. HD 7 users can at least downgrade their devices and hope for a root exploit, but HD 8 users can't. If anyone else wanting to root this tablet and make it super fast, get rid of Fire Launcher, use Xposed, remove bloat, etc., let's collaborate with this!
LATEST RELEASE - Fire OS 220.127.116.11/Fire OS 18.104.22.168
SECURITY PATCH - ???
KERNEL VERSION - 3.18.19
List of possible software root methods:
1.) eMMC overwriting
Thanks to the hardware root method, we have a full eMMC dump so using the loophole in the flash unlock process which causes overwriting partitions next to it, we could overwrite on all the way, flashing original things, to the system partition and then flash a modified system partition.
Additions to the list are welcome!
Additions to list are welcome!
Status: Confirmed possible.
Description: As I think, this is the most exploitable currently. Running the PoC results in 'somewhat unnatural' Use-After-Free s but the PoC fails to orient them to escalate privileges.
Cons: This exploit is based on obsolete IPv4 sockets, unlike it's cousin CVE-2017-9077, which is based on IPv6, but rather the same exploitation as this. That 'may' make this harder to exploit, but of course there's no evidence.
I, really only added this to cons because you should have a con.
Description: NP Hardass said that this vulnerability is present on the source,I haven't explored it yet.
If you tried these exploits, please notify me in below and I'll update the status.
Download the eMMC dump from here: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=282721
PS: You can download original kernel sources from Amazon, just search for it.