Originally Posted by kfs325
Please forgive my noob-ness. I've done some research but i can't figure out whats up with this device.
I have a Kindle Fire first gen that is stuck in a boot loop. I get the boot logo with "Kindle Fire" and a flicker effect but that is it. This is NOT my device i'm trying to fix it for a non-technical family member. I know they didn't try to root it or any of that. It just stopped working for them one day.
after installing / removing / reinstalling the drivers a million times i finally got the kindle fire utility to see the device as online. its seems like no matter what i do the device goes back to the boot loop and KFU gives me "waiting for device'. anyone have any ideas? do i need the factor cable to get this working again??
Not sure of the state of your Kindle Fire G1 (It's not rooted? Are you sure?), but this sounds similar to what I ran into trying to install CM11.
What version of TWRP do you have installed? If it's 188.8.131.52 and you're trying to install a ROM with KitKat (CM11) you can run into this. I did. When I installed TWRP 184.108.40.206 I could install CM11 just fine without the boot loop.
To install TWRP 220.127.116.11 I found that you could only do so by:
When you turn Kindle Fire on, hold down the power button to cycle through the options when you see the Kindle Fire logo. You want to land on the Recovery option.
Mount storage from TWRP 18.104.22.168 on a PC and copy CM10.x.x and related GApps to SDCARD
Factory reset then reinstall CM10.x.x (with Gapps for that version)
Install Flashify from the PlayStore
Download the latest TWRP for otter/Kindle Fire G1 (22.214.171.124)
Install it with Flashify
Download CM11 and related ZIPs (GApps kk, Change to Nexus 7, etc) to Downloads directory
Restart into TWRP recovery (should be 126.96.36.199 now), and factory reset/reinstall CM11 and related ZIPs from Downloads directory
Should be fine now.
I found that I could only do it this way because for some reason Kindle Fire Utility Kit and ADB couldn't work with my Kindle anymore with TWRP 188.8.131.52 (don't ask, I don't know why). This way works. Just make sure you have a copy of a version of a ROM and GApps on SDCARD at all times since mounting storage might not work anymore in TWRP (again, I'm not sure why). I tried it again and again, but I couldn't get it to work and it might be the same for you. Keep in mind this is for CM11. If you're using stock, then follow sd_shadow's advice.