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[App] Auto Root Kindle Fire on a Mac 0.6.5 Updated 8-27-12

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northmendo

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Please do not hot link to my download. Link to the post and please don't use my work without asking.


Version 0.6.5 is available at the website.

- Updated the Recovery to TWRP 2.2.2.1 for the Kindle Fire


Version 0.6.4 changes

- Changed Kindle Fire recovery to TWRP.

- Updated Kindle Fire bootloader to FireFireFire 1.4a

- Added Kindle Fire recovery and bootloader updater for user who just want to update to the latest versions.


BreakDroid is a work in progress. My goal is to make a tool for Mac users that will root several different android phones and tablets as well as install the android sdk (adb).

It is very important to note that I only made the tools to automate these processes. All the developers of the root exploits and recoveries are listed below.

Current supported Devices-
Kindle Fire - Tested Version 6.2.2., 6.3 & 6.3.1
Galaxy Nexus - Seems to work. Tested with version 0.4.2+
Galaxy Note - Needs more testers - Will only work on some notes.
Droid Razr - Should also work on other Droid branded phones

All phones that can be rooted by GingerBreak
All phones that can be rooted by psneuter
All phones that can be rooted by zergRush - has been tested and works on many devices. vCheck the comments on the download page.



The Website

Screenshot
BreakDroid.png


Credits -
This app and all the scripts were made by @northmendo

jcase was great support for questions and he is the reason we have root on the Kindle Fire thanks to burritoroot.

-Doomlord on xda built the Kindle Fire recovery.

Dan Rosenberg for the motofail exploit - @djrbliss

Revolutionary Team for zergRush http://revolutionary.io/


I think credit for psneuter goes to scotty2

c-skills for GingerBreak

Pokey9000 for fbmode - used to root Kindle Fire 6.3

Bootloader Credits go to
- Pokey9000: For the original build. Hard to dev at all w/o a way of getting to recovery.
- eldarerathis: Menu code was used from the Extended FIREFIREFIRE github
- Icemank121: All splash/menu screens
- Hashcode: For this build


There is a list of devices that can be rooted by zergRush in the ReadMe


If this helped you please hit the thanks button
 
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FlyRyan

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I downloaded the android SDK app, extracted it, renamed it to android-sdk, ran the first script to run the SDK. I assumed it worked but not sure. Then ran the usb script, but got this error: http://i.imgur.com/NGl04.png

Also, when I go to terminal and enter "adb", I get "-bash: adb: command not found".

What am I doing wrong?

*Edit!!*

Got it working. Needed to fully install the ADK (follow instructions and install the tools relevant to your device. Mine was the 2.3.3).

THe commands need to be ran as ./adb whatever (instead of just adb whatver)
 
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northmendo

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Plug in your device and type adb reboot and see if your device reboots?

If not something is wrong. Go to the Android sdk folder open it and reply with a list of what's there. Also make sure that the Android sdk folder is in your home folder.

Sent from my kindle fire using xda premium
 

FlyRyan

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Plug in your device and type adb reboot and see if your device reboots?

If not something is wrong. Go to the Android sdk folder open it and reply with a list of what's there. Also make sure that the Android sdk folder is in your home folder.

Sent from my kindle fire using xda premium
The issue was that the Android SDK has moved adb. It's now in the platform-tools directory instead of just "tools". I recommend updating your script to reflect that. :)
 
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Shermanballz

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I did this and was cool. Then I found KFU for Mac and figured I'd get it working just in case. But now I can't get the adb root command to work. Says it's not available in production builds (or something like that). I would post in the KFU thread, but I figured there would be more mac knowledge here. Any ideas? Tried running burrito root again, but no help. Obviously it was working right for a while cuz I've rooted this thing twice. Why won't it work now?
 

northmendo

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Dec 4, 2007
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California
I did this and was cool. Then I found KFU for Mac and figured I'd get it working just in case. But now I can't get the adb root command to work. Says it's not available in production builds (or something like that). I would post in the KFU thread, but I figured there would be more mac knowledge here. Any ideas? Tried running burrito root again, but no help. Obviously it was working right for a while cuz I've rooted this thing twice. Why won't it work now?

I have a couple question in order to help.

What version is your Kindle running?

Why have you had to root so many times?
 

northmendo

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Dec 4, 2007
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Did you update the android sdk when the update tool popped up? If not you can re-run the too. Download the version here. If that is not the case download and run this. Then reboot the computer.
 
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    Please do not hot link to my download. Link to the post and please don't use my work without asking.


    Version 0.6.5 is available at the website.

    - Updated the Recovery to TWRP 2.2.2.1 for the Kindle Fire


    Version 0.6.4 changes

    - Changed Kindle Fire recovery to TWRP.

    - Updated Kindle Fire bootloader to FireFireFire 1.4a

    - Added Kindle Fire recovery and bootloader updater for user who just want to update to the latest versions.


    BreakDroid is a work in progress. My goal is to make a tool for Mac users that will root several different android phones and tablets as well as install the android sdk (adb).

    It is very important to note that I only made the tools to automate these processes. All the developers of the root exploits and recoveries are listed below.

    Current supported Devices-
    Kindle Fire - Tested Version 6.2.2., 6.3 & 6.3.1
    Galaxy Nexus - Seems to work. Tested with version 0.4.2+
    Galaxy Note - Needs more testers - Will only work on some notes.
    Droid Razr - Should also work on other Droid branded phones

    All phones that can be rooted by GingerBreak
    All phones that can be rooted by psneuter
    All phones that can be rooted by zergRush - has been tested and works on many devices. vCheck the comments on the download page.



    The Website

    Screenshot
    BreakDroid.png


    Credits -
    This app and all the scripts were made by @northmendo

    jcase was great support for questions and he is the reason we have root on the Kindle Fire thanks to burritoroot.

    -Doomlord on xda built the Kindle Fire recovery.

    Dan Rosenberg for the motofail exploit - @djrbliss

    Revolutionary Team for zergRush http://revolutionary.io/


    I think credit for psneuter goes to scotty2

    c-skills for GingerBreak

    Pokey9000 for fbmode - used to root Kindle Fire 6.3

    Bootloader Credits go to
    - Pokey9000: For the original build. Hard to dev at all w/o a way of getting to recovery.
    - eldarerathis: Menu code was used from the Extended FIREFIREFIRE github
    - Icemank121: All splash/menu screens
    - Hashcode: For this build


    There is a list of devices that can be rooted by zergRush in the ReadMe


    If this helped you please hit the thanks button
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    Over in the Kindle Fire Utility thread, I posted a Mac version:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=21369040#post21369040
    Should take care of everything automatically.
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    Plug in your device and type adb reboot and see if your device reboots?

    If not something is wrong. Go to the Android sdk folder open it and reply with a list of what's there. Also make sure that the Android sdk folder is in your home folder.

    Sent from my kindle fire using xda premium
    The issue was that the Android SDK has moved adb. It's now in the platform-tools directory instead of just "tools". I recommend updating your script to reflect that. :)
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    Over in the Kindle Fire Utility thread, I posted a Mac version:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=21369040#post21369040
    Should take care of everything automatically.

    Awesome. I will check that out for sure.
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    I need a couple beta testers for Kindle Fire 6.3 Root. Message me.