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By xdaisamazing, Junior Member on 10th February 2014, 06:18 PM
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Ok i would like to help andro vista for the help he has given me, but he is gone to bed due to time in India.

I followed AV's instructions

Amazon Kindle Fire First Gen ('otter' is the codename)
You are running stock.

By rooting you do not get updated to the latest version of android.

You get access to the system files though.

Here are the steps.

1) ensure your battery is at least 90% before doing all this.

2) go and download kfu 0.9.9

3) extract it to your desktop

4) open the folder and run install-drivers.bat

5) install the drivers

6) now install the drivers

7) open the run. Bat file

8) now connect the kindle to the computer

9) if you installed the drivers correctly then under the options it should show

Adb Status nline
Boot Status: 4000

10) select option 2- install permanent root with superuser

11) now the device should reboot after booting into a recovery.


Go to run.bat and select option 3 - install latest TWRP recovery

After it reboots go to the lock screen

Now shut the device down. Switch it on. Yes don't panic, the kindle fire logo is blue! At this point again push the power button. It should cycle through a list. Release the button when it says recovery.

It will not you into a cool gray screen. On the top, make due it says
IF YES, go to reboot button

Now no need to press the button

Time to transfer files!

13)This is the OS I made. Download it. This is the latest KitKat operating system.

Put it in the downloads folder of the kindle. Make sure the download is complete.


14) shut the kindle down and then boot in recovery.

15) in recovery, click backup. Select all partitions on the left.
Swipe to backup

The back up will take time. This completely stores all your OS files and data.

16) go to home by clicking the icon in the top right.

17) go to wipe and select advanced wipe.

18) select all OTHER THAN SDCARD
this wipes all your data and the operating system. It is very necessary

19) now go home

20) click install

21) go to the downloads folder and select the file you just put in download
The infriction one

22) select it and swipe to confirm flash!

23) wait. After its done select reboot system

24) after the blue kindle fire logo, notice any difference! That's the in friction bout animation! It goes of screen at first but comes back properly. Wait some time!

You have installed latest android KitKat! And g Google play store! Download your UK apps!

If you have any doubts/queries fell free to all me!

Everything was fine until i got to step 15 backup and the kindle got stuck backing up.

So he said to install flashify.

I got confused by this and thought (extremely stupidly) that I could retry flashing it, by restoring the kindle to factory settings, and starting from step 1 i could try again

I was totally wrong , and now I have this when I boot the kindle it still has the blue logo, and the three options and will boot normally

When i boot the kindle up it flashes with the blue screen with the screen options allowing normal boot etc, Anyone got any ideas how to start again

sorry i feel so stupid so could really use your help PLEASE guys as andro is gone for the night
10th February 2014, 11:51 PM |#2  
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ok i tried various things to try to get it to root, and made a mess of it.

Stopping now before I make a complete hash of it.

The only files left on the kindle fire first gen, are twrp v 2.0.0 so if someone could guide me in the right direction id appreciate it

nothing else seems to be left on it

windows 7 x64

all it does it boot into TWRP V2.0.0
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