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**WARNING** You will BRICK YOUR KINDLE if you don't READ THIS FIRST!!!

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By soupmagnet, Retired Forum Moderator on 9th October 2012, 07:52 PM
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***Owners of the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDs, PAY ATTENTION!!!***
***Owners of the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDs, PAY ATTENTION!!!***
***Owners of the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDs, PAY ATTENTION!!!***


The hardware configuration and software for these devices are significantly different from their 1st generation counterparts (version 6.3.1 and earlier). Their bootloaders are signed, meaning any alteration to the device in regards to installing a custom bootloader (FireFireFire) or custom recovery (TWRP, CWM, COTR) will most assuredly brick your device, PERMANENTLY! There is no fix for this as of yet and and it is unclear if there will ever be.

DO NOT attempt ANY of the tutorials you find in these forums unless you understand exactly what the consequences are. All the information and tutorials you find in these threads were made with the 1st generation Kindle Fires in mind. If you are looking for information regarding certain aspects of the Kindle Fire OS, be warned. While there is still some usable information that carries over to the 2nd generation devices, there is also some that will most definitely render your device completely useless, and with NO way to fix it.

So again, if your device is NOT running software version 6.3.1 or earlier, you are probably in the wrong place, despite what the title of the forum says. The forums you are looking for are located here. And even though those forums say "Kindle Fire 2 and Kindle Fire HD", they are still the same in regards to rooting and modification. Remember, the box will not say you have a Kindle Fire 2, you have to check the software version.


***Pay close attention to the information in those forums and make sure you understand it before trying ANYTHING.***


You have been warned.
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9th October 2012, 08:42 PM |#2  
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Does this need to be a sticky, or what?
9th October 2012, 11:39 PM |#3  
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It certainly needs to be stickied to keep people from bricking their 2nd gen. Kindles for good!!!
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10th October 2012, 03:24 AM |#4  
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You have potentially saved a bunch of kindle fire hds and 2nd gen kindle fires.

This should be a sticky

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10th October 2012, 03:51 AM |#5  
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Thankyou FSM bigjoe2675!
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10th October 2012, 12:21 PM |#6  
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We are aware of that problem and are discussing possible solutions.


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10th October 2012, 05:00 PM |#7  
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I just received word that the Kindle Fire 2 has been separated out of this forum and merged with the 7" Kindle Fire HD forum. Hopefully that will help to keep the 2nd generation KF owners from getting themselves into trouble, but this thread probably still needs to remain stickied to warn the strays.
10th October 2012, 06:53 PM |#8  
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I have hope! The developers on here will find a way around this in no time
10th October 2012, 09:55 PM |#9  
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Kindle Fire 2 Information now here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1782

Problem hopefully solved. Please report any wrongfully posted Kindle Fire 2 Question / Info / Development in this Forum so that it can be moved.


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