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[How To][Root] Kindle Fire 1 update 6.3.3/6.3.4 and Flashing FFF/TWRP [2015]

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Yes, this still works with system version 6.3.4

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and ask.

Watch my [Video] How To Root Kindle Fire 1 with Update 6.3.3 and 6.3.4, using Saferoot

***First Install Drivers
  1. Download Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.9 from AFH or Mega or XDA see original Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.9 thread
  2. Verify MD5:a20011995d115c3b2d66dcc92303031e https://sites.google.com/site/sdshad...hash-checksums
  3. Extract the zip.
  4. Install_drivers.bat
  5. Reboot PC
Drivres
also see Windows Device Drivers and the Device Manager by kinfauns
For those with Windows 8.1 or 10
Watch [Video] How to disable driver signature enforcement - Windows 8.1 & 8
or How to Disable Driver Signature Verification on 64-Bit Windows 8.1 or 10 (So That You Can Install Unsigned Drivers)
and try
  1. Open the charm bar and go into Settings and at the bottom click on Change PC Settings.
  2. Go to the update and Recovery on left then Recovery
  3. Advanced Startup > restart now
  4. Choose the Troubleshoot option followed by Advanced options.
  5. Choose Startup settings then on next screen click on â??restartâ??.
  6. Select option
  7. Disable driver signature enforcement
Windows 8.1 will now reboot and you can go ahead and use the install_drivers.bat

more here https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials...-windows-8/all
.
What you need to root: Saferoot.zip and a PC, Mac, or Linux
  1. Download[ROOT] Saferoot: Root for VRUEMJ7, MK2, and Android 4.3
  2. Verify MD5 Checksums: https://sites.google.com/site/sdshad...hash-checksums MD5: 70D371EF52E165F83E6C6D5B09C32489 (29 Nov 2014)
  3. Unzip saferoot.zip
  4. run install.bat
  5. Follow on screen instructions

or RootMaster
Rootmaster apk or Here
and
Rootmaster.exe run from PC
Most android devices are rootable by one or both these options.
These are made by Chinese devs, not open source, but have been used by many people, with no known issues.


What you need to install Google Apps
:Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.9.zip and a PC
Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.9
20 Aug 2016
The server that KFU connected to for the Google Apps is gone, so KFU can no longer install Google Apps
see my manual instructions in post #2

Rooting Instructions and Installing Google Apps
see my [Video] How To Root Kindle Fire 1 with Update 6.3.3, using Saferoot
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For Custom Bootloader and Recovery:
See post 3 Flashing FFF and TWRP without Fastboot Cable
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Q&A/T For Rooting Kindle Fire Update 6.3.3 and Flashing FFF and TWRP
Changelog:
I have include a copy of the SafeRoot version, that I used, incase a future updated version does not work on the Kindle Fire 1.
and the same for Kindle drivers.
Don't forget to thank the Dev @k1mu in his thread [ROOT] Saferoot: Root for VRUEMJ7, MK2, and Android 4.3
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13th July 2014, 07:22 PM |#2  
Manually Install Google apps on rooted 6.3.3 without KFU
Note: Google Apps are not needed to install TWRP/FFF

1. First Root Kindle Fire (see Post #1)
2. Install a Root file manager,
like ES Explorer http://www.estrongs.com/
Note:If installing Google apps have been tried before.
with a Root file manager
remove /system/app/GoogleServicesFramework.apk and vending.apk
remove /data/app/GoogleServicesFramework.apk and vending.apk
then reboot
3. Download
Google app.zip, place on sd card (if not there already)
Mega - XDA - http://d-h.st/ZNt -
4. Unzip with ES Explorer (should be in /sdcard/downloads/app.zip)
5. Open
/sdcard/downloads/apps/data folder created with ES Explorer,
6. Select
GoogleServicesFramework.apk, SyncSettings.apk, and vending.apk, select copy
paste to /system/app/
long press on GoogleServicesFramework.apk, then check it's box
select more (bottom right)
7. Change File Permissions
right of permissions select change to chmod: 644 (rw-r—r--)
Code:
	Read	Write	Execute
Owner     X       X
Group     X           
Other     X
select ok, cancel, back, /sdcard/downloads/apps/data
select com.modaco.marketlauncher.apk, install

then reboot
Done.
8. [Optional] If you want to sync Google Calendar and Google Contacts
copy
/sdcard/downloads/apps/system/GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk
/sdcard/downloads/apps/system/GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
Install same as GoogleServicesFramework.apk and vending.apk,
then
reboot
then
install a calendar app from playstore
Sources :
The modaco.marketlauncher.apk is from MoDaCo Custom ROM for the Kindle Fire
creates a play store icon in stock launcher
Other apps are from Kindle Fire Uitilty
if modaco.marketlauncher.apk does not allow playstore app to work in stock launcher, push a different launcher from https://play.google.com/store/search?q=launcher
or install com.gau.go.launcherex-1.apk from apps.zip
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13th July 2014, 08:28 PM |#3  
[6.3.4][6.3.3] Flashing FFF and TWRP without Fastboot Cable
Kindle Fire 1 only (system version 6.X.X) any other kindle may brick

Can Fastboot be used on Linux and Mac? Yes see

For Windows:
note: If drivers do not install correctly kindle may boot to Fastboot, you will need a different pc to send normal boot code to kindle
or an Non-Windows option like soupkit.

Required:
Root the kindle fire
If you are not sure if Kindle is Rooted download Root Checker and verify root.
Step 1: Watch Video
[Video] [How-To] Flash FFF/TWRP without Fastboot Cable and Flashing FFF and TWRP
Step 2: Download Files
Download fbmode and unzip.
Download ADB Files
Download fff-u-boot_v1.5.bin
Download a TWRP .img like openrecovery-twrp-2.2.2.1-blaze.img

or the One Zip Kindle.Fire.fastboot.Files.zip md5:5D68723E59AD5C1EFCCD3481C6D8E63B

Verify md5 checksums for files https://sites.google.com/site/sdshad...hash-checksums
Step 3: Place Files
Create a folder in c drive named adb,
unzip/extract files,
copy AdbWinUsbApi.dll, AdbWinApi.dll, adb.exe, fastboot.exe, fbmode, fff-u-boot_v1.5.bin, and openrecovery-twrp-2.2.2.1-blaze.img to adb folder.
Step 4: Push Fastboot Mode File to Kindle
Open a Command Prompt (start>all programs>accessories>Command prompt)
change directory to adb with
Code:
cd\adb
Install fbmode by using
Code:
adb push fbmode /data/local/tmp
Set fbmode permissions by using:
Code:
adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/fbmode
Step 5: Forcing Fastboot Mode
Run these commands here:
Code:
adb shell 
su
cd /data/local/tmp
./fbmode
Press enter once
Then
Code:
exit
Code:
exit
Code:
adb reboot
Kindle reboots to fastboot mode
Fastboot mode Looks just like boot screen, just no boot animation
Step 6 Testing Fastboot Commands
Run these commands in command prompt
Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 devices
should get a return code something like
Code:
12345689abcd...   Kindle
or
Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 getvar product
should get a return code something like
Code:
Kindle
If you do not get a proper code return, drivers may not be correct, I will post some troubleshooting options in post #7
If you got a proper code return continue with Flashing TWRP/FFF
Step 7: Flashing TWRP and FFF (custom Recovery and Bootloader)

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.2.2.1-blaze.img
fastboot -i 0x1949 flash bootloader fff-u-boot_v1.5.bin
fastboot -i 0x1949 oem idme bootmode 4000
fastboot -i 0x1949 reboot
Step 8
Done
Once FFF/TWRP are on Kindle you can install a custom rom, if you want.
Pick a Rom from [INDEX] Kindle Fire Development
You may need to upgrade TWRP before installing a rom see Kindle Fire Flashable Recoveries

Have a Question? Ask Here
Q&A/T For Rooting Kindle Fire Update 6.3.3 and Flashing FFF and TWRP
Thanks to @Unkn0wn0ne's thread [HOW-TO] FireFireFire and TWRP on 6.3.3 WITHOUT A FACTORY CABLE!
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15th July 2014, 07:54 AM |#4  
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is there another way to install fff bootloader and twrp without a fastboot cable?
15th July 2014, 07:56 AM |#5  
Flashing Twrp in FFF bootloader with fastboot.exe
Note: These files are for Kindle Fire 1 Only, using these one other devices may brick them.

see [Video] Flashing TWRP in FFF bootloader For Kindle Fire 1

Check drivers before flashing see Post #1
download adb-fastboot.zip, openrecovery-twrp-2.2.2.1-blaze.img
Step 1:
Create a folder in c drive named adb,
unzip/extract files,
copy AdbWinUsbApi.dll, AdbWinApi.dll, adb.exe, fastboot.exe, and openrecovery-twrp-2.2.2.1-blaze.img to adb folder.
Step 2
connect Kindle Fire to pc, via usb, power off Kindle
Step 3
Open a Command Prompt (start>all programs>accessories>Command prompt)
change directory to adb with
Code:
cd\adb
Option: check fastboot connection
Code:
fastboot devices
Power on Kindle
should get a return code back something like
Code:
123456789abcde  kindle
if not check device manager again, even if you do not get a proper return, flashing may still work.
if you got a good reply or believe drivers are good, enter
Code:
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.2.2.1-blaze.img
fastboot reboot
after reboot you should be able to enter recovery by holding power button and releasing when recovery is selected

if you are having trouble flashing try
Connect kindle to PC,
Power Off kindle
run command
Code:
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.2.2.1-blaze.img
Power on kindle
then
Code:
fastboot reboot
if you are Flashing 1.5 FFF bootloader use
Code:
fastboot flash bootloader fff-u-boot_v1.5.bin
If you want to install CM11 you need to upgrade to TWRP 2.7.X.X use zip-openrecovery-twrp-2.7.1.0-otter.zip install in current twrp and reboot.

Changelog
16 Nov 2014: edited instructions
04 May 2015 edited instructions again
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15th July 2014, 07:59 AM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sd_shadow

Not if 6.3.3 is installed.

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well, that sucks, i just picked up this kindle fire and it was already upgrade to 6.3.3, i guess im gonna have to downgrade to an earlier version
15th July 2014, 08:01 AM |#7  
Troubleshooting: Flashing TWRP/FFF
If you got to step
Code:
fastboot devices
and do not get a proper code return, and you have checked drivers in Device Manager, or drivers don't seem to install correctly
you can try
Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 oem idme bootmode 4000
then
Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 reboot
if kindle reboots, fastboot commands are working
and you can retry Step 5: Forcing Fastboot Mode
skip fastboot devices step , and continue with Step 7: Flashing TWRP and FFF

Fixing drivers
If you got to Step 7, and Kindle is in Fastboot mode, but Fastboot commands are not working try
In Device manager>select unknown device>Update driver software>
browse my computer for driver software>Let me pick from a list of Device Drivers on my computer>
show all(uncheck show only compatible)>look for ADB interface or android phone
select yes to Ignore warning
may need to reboot both.
Kindle Drivers
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15th July 2014, 08:06 AM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sd_shadow

You can't downgrade without a fastboot cable

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>_______<

i take it the Soupkit Utility doesnt work on 6.3.3 either?
15th July 2014, 08:16 AM |#9  
Quote:
Originally Posted by test2132

is there another way to install fff bootloader and twrp without a fastboot cable?

After rooting I didn't try this
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1414832

[fastboot] stock 6.2.1 fastboot mode without rooting or cables.

Did not work before rooting.

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15th July 2014, 08:27 AM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sd_shadow

After rooting I didn't try this
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1414832

[fastboot] stock 6.2.1 fastboot mode without rooting or cables.

Did not work before rooting.

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk

im gonna give it a go then, will come back and post results

EDIT: nope, couldnt get it to work
15th July 2014, 08:28 AM |#11  
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I have include a copy of the SafeRoot version, that I used, incase a future updated version does not work on the Kindle Fire 1.
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