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Kindle HD 8.9 recovery steps:

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By Lamere, Junior Member on 4th October 2013, 03:56 AM
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First off download the following files

KFHD_SRTv2.1- 8.1.4

img files

KFFirstAide32

or

KFFirstAide64

Extract KFFirstAide whichever version 32 or 64

Copy the folder to c:\

rename it to just KFFirstAide

add that to your path

Code:
;C:\KFFirstAide
Open the folder KFHD_SRTv2.1 then open images folder and copy system.img

paste it into the KFFirstAide folder

then open the two other img files you downloaded and paste them into the KFFirstAide folder as well

you should now have:

system.img
boot.img
recovery.img

All three files in the KFFirstAide folder

now

Open up an Administrative Command Prompt from within the KFFirstAide

go to the c:\ drive hold the shift key and right click on the folder KFFirstAide then select Open a command prompt here.

enter this command at the prompt

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 getvar product
it should come back with

< waiting for device >

If you are stuck at the red triangle screen

Make sure your device is totally off hold the power button for like 30 seconds until it turns off
next plug in your device with the usb cable

it should boot into fastboot mode

and show something like:

product: Jem-PVT-Prod-04
finished. total time: 0.009s

then type this command

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 devices
should come back with something like this

7EE400003C002FFF fastboot

then type this command

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 flash system system.img
should come back with something like

target reported max download size of 1006632960 bytes
sending 'system' (907264 KB)...
OKAY [ 48.857s]
writing 'system'...
OKAY [ 60.331s]
finished. total time: 109.193s

next command

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 flash boot boot.img
should show something like

target reported max download size of 1006632960 bytes
sending 'boot' (8192 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.449s]
writing 'boot'...
OKAY [ 0.571s]
finished. total time: 1.024s

next command

Code:
C:\KFFirstAide>fastboot -i 0x1949 flash recovery recovery.img
should see something like

target reported max download size of 1006632960 bytes
sending 'recovery' (8192 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.449s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.565s]
finished. total time: 1.020s

these next commands take forever

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 erase cache
should come back with

erasing 'cache'...
OKAY [ 47.246s]
finished. total time: 47.250s

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 erase userdata
should come back with

erasing 'userdata'...
OKAY [2149.490s]
finished. total time: 2149.494s

and finally

Code:
fastboot reboot -i 0x1949
once it starts rebooting disconnect the USB cable

once you are back up and running you will be at version 8.1.4

to get to current version

you can use KFFirstAide and this time run

c:\KFFirstAide\RunMe.bat

use the option enable OTA updates

you will have to make sure ADB is enabled under security first on your kindle

once you enable OTA updates then unplug the USB

Next :

Charge the battery, and then connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and then tap Sync.

The software update automatically downloads in the background and installs after the download is complete and the device is asleep.

Your Kindle Fire will restart during the software update. After the restart, the message “Kindle is updating” will appear on the screen and when it's finished you will be at the latest software version.
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1st December 2013, 04:47 AM |#2  
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21st March 2014, 05:53 PM |#3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamere

First off download the following files

KFHD_SRTv2.1- 8.1.4

img files

KFFirstAide32

or

KFFirstAide64

Extract KFFirstAide whichever version 32 or 64

Copy the folder to c:\

rename it to just KFFirstAide

add that to your path

Code:
;C:\KFFirstAide
Open the folder KFHD_SRTv2.1 then open images folder and copy system.img

paste it into the KFFirstAide folder

then open the two other img files you downloaded and paste them into the KFFirstAide folder as well

you should now have:

system.img
boot.img
recovery.img

All three files in the KFFirstAide folder

now

Open up an Administrative Command Prompt from within the KFFirstAide

go to the c:\ drive hold the shift key and right click on the folder KFFirstAide then select Open a command prompt here.

enter this command at the prompt

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 getvar product
it should come back with

< waiting for device >

If you are stuck at the red triangle screen

Make sure your device is totally off hold the power button for like 30 seconds until it turns off
next plug in your device with the usb cable

it should boot into fastboot mode

and show something like:

product: Jem-PVT-Prod-04
finished. total time: 0.009s

then type this command

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 devices
should come back with something like this

7EE400003C002FFF fastboot

then type this command

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 flash system system.img
should come back with something like

target reported max download size of 1006632960 bytes
sending 'system' (907264 KB)...
OKAY [ 48.857s]
writing 'system'...
OKAY [ 60.331s]
finished. total time: 109.193s

next command

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 flash boot boot.img
should show something like

target reported max download size of 1006632960 bytes
sending 'boot' (8192 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.449s]
writing 'boot'...
OKAY [ 0.571s]
finished. total time: 1.024s

next command

Code:
C:\KFFirstAide>fastboot -i 0x1949 flash recovery recovery.img
should see something like

target reported max download size of 1006632960 bytes
sending 'recovery' (8192 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.449s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.565s]
finished. total time: 1.020s

these next commands take forever

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 erase cache
should come back with

erasing 'cache'...
OKAY [ 47.246s]
finished. total time: 47.250s

Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 erase userdata
should come back with

erasing 'userdata'...
OKAY [2149.490s]
finished. total time: 2149.494s

and finally

Code:
fastboot reboot -i 0x1949
once it starts rebooting disconnect the USB cable

once you are back up and running you will be at version 8.1.4

to get to current version

you can use KFFirstAide and this time run

c:\KFFirstAide\RunMe.bat

use the option enable OTA updates

you will have to make sure ADB is enabled under security first on your kindle

once you enable OTA updates then unplug the USB

Next :

Charge the battery, and then connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Swipe down from the top of the screen, and then tap Sync.

The software update automatically downloads in the background and installs after the download is complete and the device is asleep.

Your Kindle Fire will restart during the software update. After the restart, the message “Kindle is updating” will appear on the screen and when it's finished you will be at the latest software version.

well this procedure saved me thanks but now using KFFaide i run diagnostics on my machine and test fastboot commands it sits at waiting for device and windows say device is not responding to simple fastboot commands check device manager no yellow triangles what to do now? I am rooted and have a 8.9 running 8.4.8 just completed recovery to 8.4.1 and updated to 8.4.8 b4 root flashed a new boot system and recovery image using command prompt but don't know why fastboot isn't working now????? Thanks
3rd April 2014, 06:19 AM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by larryb1951

well this procedure saved me thanks but now using KFFaide i run diagnostics on my machine and test fastboot commands it sits at waiting for device and windows say device is not responding to simple fastboot commands check device manager no yellow triangles what to do now? I am rooted and have a 8.9 running 8.4.8 just completed recovery to 8.4.1 and updated to 8.4.8 b4 root flashed a new boot system and recovery image using command prompt but don't know why fastboot isn't working now????? Thanks

had the same problem on windows 8.1 moved to my windows 7 box and it worked so 8.4.8 didn't kill fastboot at least
9th June 2014, 02:37 AM |#5  
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I get to.....



target reported max download size of 1006632960 bytes
sending 'system' (907264 KB)...
OKAY [ 48.857s]
writing 'system'...
FAILED <remote: write partition>
9th June 2014, 08:14 AM |#6  
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Can anyone help?
11th June 2014, 05:21 PM |#7  
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Got my kindle back
Just want to vouch for this procedure. I followed it and got my Kindle back to its stock settings. It is 8.4.8. I was able to root it, but when I tried installing the bootloader, I must have done something wrong (wrong version maybe?). It hung on a reboot and just sat there with the orange Kindle Fire logo. Volume buttons did nothing. I was able to get it to go into fastboot, so I figured it wasn't a total loss. After trying about everything else, including using KFFirstAide just by itself, this procedure finally did the trick. I unrooted it now, and I don't think I'll make a second attempt.
18th June 2014, 06:05 PM |#8  
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what can i fix this...?
When i try to reboot my Kindle in fastboot mode, i see his logo for one second only and then the system restart normally...
Sorry for my bad english but i'm italian
10th July 2014, 03:32 AM |#9  
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I killed my KFHD8.9 by some naughty fastboot command.. Had twrp and some older CM rom but everything was buggy so I was trying to update when I did something I shouldn't have apparently (I think the last command was a fastboot command before everything died). The kindle won't boot up, no screen, nothing. It just heats up if you connect it to charge is all I can tell.

I downloaded everything per instructions in this thread but after the first fastboot command nothing happens it just stays at "< Waiting for device >". Also, 'adb devices' doesn't report anything connected. All my other devices connect fine. I have also pressed the power button for 30s to make sure the kindle is off prior to connecting for fastboot command...

Can this be fixed? Thanks!
11th July 2014, 04:03 AM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mrgv

I killed my KFHD8.9 by some naughty fastboot command.. Had twrp and some older CM rom but everything was buggy so I was trying to update when I did something I shouldn't have apparently (I think the last command was a fastboot command before everything died). The kindle won't boot up, no screen, nothing. It just heats up if you connect it to charge is all I can tell.

I downloaded everything per instructions in this thread but after the first fastboot command nothing happens it just stays at "< Waiting for device >". Also, 'adb devices' doesn't report anything connected. All my other devices connect fine. I have also pressed the power button for 30s to make sure the kindle is off prior to connecting for fastboot command...

Can this be fixed? Thanks!

Try holding down the power button only for 2 minutes. Right around the 90 second to 120 second point, the device should reboot.
13th July 2014, 07:13 AM |#11  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Damocles66

Try holding down the power button only for 2 minutes. Right around the 90 second to 120 second point, the device should reboot.

Sry about the delay.. I was counting on an email notification but never got one.. Anyway.

Tried it several times and this didn't work. The tablet doesn't boot up with this 2min+ power button press. Anyone have any other ideas please?
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