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How to Unroot Kindle Fire! [Win/Mac/Linux][Video]

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Here's how to unroot Kindle fire using adb, works on Windows, Mac, and Linux:

Step 1. Download adb.zip and unzip, you should get a folder called adb.

Download adb.zip

Step 2. Open up a command prompt or terminal and type:

For Windows:


cd \adb


For Mac or Linux:

cd /adb

Step 3. Type the following to get into ADB shell:

For Windows:

adb shell

For Mac:

./adb-mac shell

For Linux:

./adb-linux shell

Step 4. Copy and paste the following to enable read/write on filesystem:

mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

Step 5. Type the following to remove rooting files:

rm /system/app/Superuser.apk

rm /system/bin/su

rm /system/xbin/su

Step 6. Type the following to reboot and your Kindle Fire should be fully unrooted!

reboot
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17th November 2011, 02:17 AM |#2  
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Excellent instructions for both root and unroot, thank you. I wasn't aware of typing "su" though before step 4. Thankfully you covered that in the video.
18th November 2011, 12:34 PM |#3  
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Yes, should edit to mention su
23rd November 2011, 11:03 PM |#4  
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Awesome!

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24th November 2011, 02:26 AM |#5  
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Yep, nice concise post, but need to add a couple of things:

1. su before the mount command.
2. /system/bin/su doesn't always exist as it depends on what root method you used.

For me, only the xbin version existed, so people shouldn't freak out if they get a "No such file or directory" message!
26th November 2011, 06:21 PM |#6  
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Thumbs up Ota rootkeeper
Once the Kindle Fire is rooted, OTA ROOTKEEPER app allows you to easily root/unroot (i.e. you want to see Amazon Premium videos. Only allowed if unrooted.)

Once you unroot/root with OTA Rootkeeper, you will need to restart for new settings to take.

To see youtube video, search OTA Rootkeeper Kindle.

Download via Google Android Market.

Works great
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27th November 2011, 04:36 PM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ByByIpad

Once the Kindle Fire is rooted, OTA ROOTKEEPER app allows you to easily root/unroot (i.e. you want to see Amazon Premium videos. Only allowed if unrooted.)

Once you unroot/root with OTA Rootkeeper, you will need to restart for new settings to take.

To see youtube video, search OTA Rootkeeper Kindle.

Download via Google Android Market.

Works great

Definitely and so easy.
27th November 2011, 05:41 PM |#8  
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Once you unroot/root with OTA Rootkeeper, you will need to restart for new settings to take.

I'll save you the trouble of rebooting...

Just stop the Amazon video app. There is no need to reboot. I use Advance Task Manager Pro personally because I purchased it for use with my Archos tablets but it isn't necessary you can do it through Settings-> Applications also.


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27th November 2011, 10:18 PM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ByByIpad

Once the Kindle Fire is rooted, OTA ROOTKEEPER app allows you to easily root/unroot (i.e. you want to see Amazon Premium videos. Only allowed if unrooted.)

Once you unroot/root with OTA Rootkeeper, you will need to restart for new settings to take.

To see youtube video, search OTA Rootkeeper Kindle.

Download via Google Android Market.

Works great

Thanks SO MUCH! Definitely add this to your Kindle if you're trying to keep hacking it but can't stand to be without all six seasons of LOST.
4th December 2011, 11:37 PM |#10  
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Mount Issue
When I run the command to mount i get the following error:

mount: Operation not permitted

I'm using Mac OS 10.7.2

Nevermind!! Just had to see the "su" command in the tutorial. Sorry.
21st December 2011, 05:42 AM |#11  
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I have to unroot so I can send my KF back to Amazon.

If I user the OTA RootKeepr, is their anyway for them to figure out it was rooted? Once I use that app, I just wipe my KF? Thats it?
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