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[[[OUTDATED]]] [TUT] Your Kindle | ROOTED | NO OTA'ED | SAFESTRAPPED

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By taette, Member on 27th November 2014, 10:29 AM
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TUTORIAL ONLY FOR KINDLE FIRE HDX 7

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BRICK / RUIN YOUR PHONE IN ANY WAY.
BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED


Introduction:

The main question is: Why we wanna root this tablet and install SAFESTRAP?
The purpose of this tutorial is to make the tablet ready to save the stock rom with SAFESTRAP and get a rooted device which is able to get googleplay store and an alternative launcher, maybe if you want i can add a section which contains how to SAFESTRAP the stock rom right and how you flash your first custom rom to your device. Let me know if you want this?!



Ok here we go

It is very important that you DON'T let your kindle updating.
Disable WLAN and enable AIRPLANE-MODE to supress it.

Then look in "settings" -> "device" -> which "version" do u have?
If you have 13.3.0.5 begin with reading at step 1a) ( thank you @Grtschnk )
If you have 13.3.1.0 begin with reading at step 2a)
If you have 13.3.2.4 begin with reading at step 3a)
If you have 13.3.2.5 or 13.3.2.6 use this Tutorial from 058515471 (he explains a rollback)
If you have any other version let me know!


Download:

Tools (you need them all):
KFHDX ToolKit v0.95 -> Link
Safestrap -> Link

Firmware (you need at least the 13.3.2.4 version)
13.3.0.5 -> Link ||| Mirror-Link (mediafire) ||| Mirror-Link (devhost)
13.3.1.0 -> Link ||| Mirror-Link (devhost)
13.3.2.4 -> Link ||| Mirror-Link (devhost)


Installation:

1a) Ok you have the version 13.3.0.5 installed
  1. connect your kindle with the PC
  2. enable "ADB" and "unknown source blabla" in your "settings"
  3. download the firmware 13.3.1.0 and put it in the "internal storage" of you kindle
  4. restart your kindle one time
  5. make sure you have WLAN disabled and AIRPLANE-MODE enabled
  6. press the "check for update" button in your "settings" -> "device" menu
  7. now it told you that there is an update
  8. press ok and let him update (WITH WLAN OFF!!!! CHECK IT!!)
  9. restart the kindle
  10. now you have the version 13.3.1.0 installed
  11. now we have to update to 13.3.2.4
  12. download the firmware 13.3.2.4 and put it in the "internal storage" of you kindle and delete the firmware 13.3.1.0.bin file
  13. restart your kindle one time
  14. make sure you have WLAN disabled and AIRPLANE-MODE enabled
  15. press the "check for update" button in your "settings" -> "device" menu
  16. now it told you that there is an update
  17. press ok and let him update (WITH WLAN OFF!!!! CHECK IT!!)
  18. restart the kindle
  19. now you have the version 13.3.2.4 installed
  20. to check this go to "settings" -> "device" and read
  21. if you see under version 13.3.2.4_********* then you are READY to root and the following steps
  22. make sure your kindle has enough battery
  23. make sure you have the KFHDX ToolKit on your computer
  24. start KFHDX
  25. now choose option "4" -> let him install it
  26. now choose option "1" -> towelroot your phone now (if you performed the steps before you can answer the question with "N")
  27. after you rooted your phone we test if the root was successful
  28. in KFHDX main menu choose option "7" -> then "4" -> if it shows rooted you have to install the SuperSU App with the option "1"
  29. then you can go back to KFHDX main menu and disable the OTA update with option "6"
  30. run the SuperSU app one time and update the binaries if he asks (but with "NORMAL" mode not "CWM/blablastuff")
  31. ok now you have to install SAFESTRAP download this SAFESTRAP version if you completed the steps before correctly
  32. install the SAFESTRAP app
  33. accept the disclamer if you accept it
  34. now check the version in the lower left corner it has to show 3.75 if this is correct
  35. press "install recovery", it takes not very long - after this step you have successfully installed your recovery


2a) Ok you have the version 13.3.1.0 installed
  1. connect your kindle with the PC
  2. enable "ADB" and "unknown source blabla" in your "settings"
  3. download the firmware 13.3.2.4 and put it in the "internal storage" of you kindle
  4. restart your kindle one time
  5. make sure you have WLAN disabled and AIRPLANE-MODE enabled
  6. press the "check for update" button in your "settings" -> "device" menu
  7. now it told you that there is an update
  8. press ok and let him update (WITH WLAN OFF!!!! CHECK IT!!)
  9. restart the kindle
  10. now you have the version 13.3.2.4 installed
  11. to check this go to "settings" -> "device" and read
  12. if you see under version 13.3.2.4_********* then you are READY to root and the following steps
  13. make sure your kindle has enough battery
  14. make sure you have the KFHDX ToolKit on your computer
  15. start KFHDX
  16. now choose option "4" -> let him install it
  17. now choose option "1" -> towelroot your phone now (if you performed the steps before you can answer the question with "N")
  18. after you rooted your phone we test if the root was successful
  19. in KFHDX main menu choose option "7" -> then "4" -> if it shows rooted you have to install the SuperSU App with the option "1"
  20. then you can go back to KFHDX main menu and disable the OTA update with option "6"
  21. run the SuperSU app one time and update the binaries if he asks (but with "NORMAL" mode not "CWM/blablastuff")
  22. ok now you have to install SAFESTRAP download this SAFESTRAP version if you completed the steps before correctly
  23. install the SAFESTRAP app
  24. accept the disclamer if you accept it
  25. now check the version in the lower left corner it has to show 3.75 if this is correct
  26. press "install recovery", it takes not very long - after this step you have successfully installed your recovery


3a) Ok you have the version 13.3.2.4 installed
  1. connect your kindle with the PC
  2. enable "ADB" and "unknown source blabla" in your "settings"
  3. make sure your kindle has enough battery
  4. make sure you have the KFHDX ToolKit on your computer
  5. start KFHDX
  6. now choose option "4" -> let him install it
  7. now choose option "1" -> towelroot your phone now (if you performed the step before you can answer the question with "N")
  8. after you rooted your phone we test if the root was successful
  9. in KFHDX main menu choose option "7" -> then "4" -> if it shows rooted you have to install the SuperSU App with the option "1"
  10. then you can go back to KFHDX main menu and disable the OTA update with option "6"
  11. run the SuperSU app one time and update the binaries if he asks (but with "NORMAL" mode not "CWM/blablastuff")
  12. ok now you have to install SAFESTRAP download this SAFESTRAP version if you completed the steps before correctly
  13. install the SAFESTRAP app
  14. accept the disclamer if you accept it
  15. now check the version in the lower left corner it has to show 3.75 if this is correct
  16. press "install recovery", it takes not very long - after this step you have successfully installed your recovery




Credits:

Thanks to Faznx92 for your awesome KFHDX ToolKit!!!
Thanks to ggow for your awesome HDX Nexus ROM v2.0.1!!!
Thanks to Hashcode for your awesome SAFESTRAP!!!
Thanks to 058515471 for your Tutorial!!!
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27th November 2014, 06:31 PM |#2  
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I have 13.3.2.5 and rooted my device the same way like 2a without rollback to 13.3.2.4
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27th November 2014, 08:50 PM |#3  
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I have 13.3.2.5 and rooted my device the same way like 2a without rollback to 13.3.2.4

yea sure you are able to root your phone but with your version you arent able to SAFESTRAP it.
And SAFESTRAP is the first step to a custom rom. so i focused on this point.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by taette

yea sure you are able to root your phone but with your version you arent able to SAFESTRAP it.
And SAFESTRAP is the first step to a custom rom. so i focused on this point.

Really? I was always under the impression that you could use Safestrap up to 14/13.3.2.3.6.
27th November 2014, 09:47 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by mucha0815

I have 13.3.2.5 and rooted my device the same way like 2a without rollback to 13.3.2.4

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Originally Posted by EncryptedCurse

Really? I was always under the impression that you could use Safestrap up to 14/13.3.2.3.6.

i have accidently updated to 13.3.2.5 and so i have to roll back to 13.3.1.0 to get SAFESTRAP working -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2556677

But maybe it works
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Quote:
Originally Posted by taette

i have accidently updated to 13.3.2.5 and so i have to roll back to 13.3.1.0 to get SAFESTRAP working -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2556677

But maybe it works

Safestrap works in mine 13.3.2.5, i also got the Nexus Rom running on it without any problems.
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28th November 2014, 01:00 AM |#7  
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Safestrap works in mine 13.3.2.5, i also got the Nexus Rom running on it without any problems.

oh okay good to know, i was a bit confused at first and no one gave me an answer in Q&A Forum so i rolled back and SAFESTRAP'ed it till i updated to 13.3.2.4

thank you mucha0815
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Question Need help upgrading
Hi,

thanks for the effort and the great description in this tutorial.

Unfortunately I already used the toolkit on my Kindle HDX 7 with 13.3.0.5 before I read this article. I want to have the newest ROM before rooting it and installing the apps, lauchner, etc. that I want to use.

For the upgrade I uninstalled Safestrap and enabled OTA on the Stock ROM in flight mode. I put the 13.3.1.0 in Internal Storage but the System will not recognize it. I found many tutorials on the Forum how to downgrade or manually install an upgrade, but no answer to my specific problem.

Can you provide a link or even a detailled instruction, what to do?

THANKS !!!

Carsten
28th November 2014, 09:58 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by attaras

Hi,

thanks for the effort and the great description in this tutorial.

Unfortunately I already used the toolkit on my Kindle HDX 7 with 13.3.0.5 before I read this article. I want to have the newest ROM before rooting it and installing the apps, lauchner, etc. that I want to use.

For the upgrade I uninstalled Safestrap and enabled OTA on the Stock ROM in flight mode. I put the 13.3.1.0 in Internal Storage but the System will not recognize it. I found many tutorials on the Forum how to downgrade or manually install an upgrade, but no answer to my specific problem.

Can you provide a link or even a detailled instruction, what to do?

THANKS !!!

Carsten

Thank you

Do u disabled the OTA update function with KFHDX TOOLKIT?
then you have to enable it again with MainMenu option "7" and in more menu enable it again. After that follow the instructions in the steps above.

If this doesn't work send me a pm and I look into it. Hopefully we can solve this problem
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Trouble getting the Towelroot / ADB driver running
Hi taette,

thanks again for your work, I'm sure a looot of people have been waiting for this, at least I have! Thumbs up!!

I got my KFHDX7 yesterday (bought it freshly in Germany for 99€) and it came with firmware 13.3.2.1! Super!

However, following your tutorial 2a), I receive this error when trying to use towel root:

Towelroot log
[*] Installing Towelroot...
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
ADB server didn't ACK
* failed to start daemon *
- waiting for device -
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
ADB server didn't ACK
* failed to start daemon *
error: cannot connect to daemon
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
ADB server didn't ACK
* failed to start daemon *
- waiting for device -


So I have to admit here, I'm not that smart and have trouble interpreting above log. I assume my ADB driver is not installed correctly? - I tried various ways installing and deinstalling the driver, but im running in circles

I'm trying to make it as easy as possible to troubleshoot, therefore I took some screenshots regarding my ADB driver and attached them.

Do you or somebody else have a clue what I could try out?
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29th November 2014, 10:19 AM |#11  
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Absolutely great Tutorial! Awesome, everything worked perfectly.
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