[BACKUP][RECOVERY] Kindle Fire HD and 2 First Aide Software - Noob (Simple) Version

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Bigguss

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Oct 29, 2012
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Hi
Thanks very much for your reply, make me think i might be able to recover the apparent lost cause.

The tablet is a Fire 2 gen or otter2

Are there SRT images available for this tablet?
 

Bigguss

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Oct 29, 2012
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Good morning: Two comments:
1: The easiest method to revert back to the KIndle OS is to simply transfer any Kindle update for your tablet from the Amazon website to your tablet sdcard and change the suffix from . bin to .zip. You then boot into TWRP recovery and click "swipe to wipe system" and then click "install" and choose the update.zip file and, "Swipe to install". The TWRP recovery OS will completely replace all you have with the Amazon Kindle update and you are taken to reboot system. Do not say yes to replacing the missing root SU and you are back to the full Kindle OS. This method works every time and I have used this method over and over with no failures.
2: In your case, method 1 is not an option since you now have a red screen. You need to download one of the SRT packages appropriate for your tablet (You did not say if you have the 2nd gen Non-HD, the 7" HD or the 8.9 HD tablet). If you boot into fastboot with a fastboot cable (7" HD) or using the fastboot commands (8.9 HD), you can then flash the boot, recovery, and system images and you will be back in business.

Here is one of the SRT links (for the 7" HD Tate Kindle Fire)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1951254

Regards

Hi Galaerned,

I havent been able to find any reference to SRT images for the Kindle Fire 2 7", would it be easier for me to try to load a 3rd party rom and recovery and go back to stock using the method you describe above?

Bigguss
 

Mask_Tuxedo

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Restore (downgrade?) Rom..Is it possible?

Hi All!

I hope somebody can help me a my problem, as I struggling a my Kindle since yesterday :S

I've a Kindle Fire HD "8.9 with update 8.5.1. My original idea was to root it, but after a few hours of reading the forums (and trying some methods) I concluded that maybe it's not possible on this fw number (or on my Kindle)..so I thought maybe if I downgrade the software, it would be possible (or would be easier) to root it..
So my question would be, is it possible to downgrade/restore my full stock, fully working Kindle Fire HD "8.9 with the Kindle Fire First Aide Software to a previous fw?..
If not, is there any method with which I can get root access on this fw number?..

Thanks in advance,

Tux
 

galearned

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Hi Galaerned,

I havent been able to find any reference to SRT images for the Kindle Fire 2 7", would it be easier for me to try to load a 3rd party rom and recovery and go back to stock using the method you describe above?

Bigguss

Bigguss: Good afternoon:

1: Can you describe the reason you want to go back to stock?
The Kindle Fire 2 is not all that useful with the Kindle OS?
The CM OS works great on this tablet and you do not have to use Kit-Kat.
The older versions work great as well and are faster.

2: I did not get a chance to locate the images I said I was going to do on Friday but, will do so this week. I will also try the reverting method of installing the Kindle UPdate.
I have done this dozens of times with the 7" HD and the 8.9 HD but, not with the 7" Non-HD (only because I only have one and do not use it).

3: Using a set of images is easier and quicker than installing another ROM then reverting back to Kindle but, if you do install another ROM first, it will have to have TWRP recovery or you will not be able to revert back by installing the Kindle update.

If you can wait until I get back home (traveling this weekend), I will follow through and find my otter-2 images and post them somehow (perhaps on dropbox) for you.
Again, unless you can still boot up into TRWP recovery, you will need a fatboot cable to get your tablet into fastboot (there is no other way unless you can get into TWRP recovery).
Regards

---------- Post added at 12:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:31 PM ----------

Hi All!

I hope somebody can help me a my problem, as I struggling a my Kindle since yesterday :S

I've a Kindle Fire HD "8.9 with update 8.5.1. My original idea was to root it, but after a few hours of reading the forums (and trying some methods) I concluded that maybe it's not possible on this fw number (or on my Kindle)..so I thought maybe if I downgrade the software, it would be possible (or would be easier) to root it..
So my question would be, is it possible to downgrade/restore my full stock, fully working Kindle Fire HD "8.9 with the Kindle Fire First Aide Software to a previous fw?..
If not, is there any method with which I can get root access on this fw number?..

Thanks in advance,

Tux
Tux: You can use KFfisrtaide to revert the 8.9 HD tablet back to an earlier version but, most people find that the utility is broken in that the older images are not located in the online repository so, the utility cannot download them. The utility does not contain the older images. The utility downloads them each time you use the utility.

You can use the SRT restore utility to bring your 8.9HD tablet back to an older version.
Onemelia's link for the 8.9" HD tablet will allow you to revert back to an older OS version.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2011126

The problem with rooting is that there is not enough room in the system folder partition to install the SU binary during rooting with the 8.5.1 OS. The Office-suite is taking up almost all of the space. I simply edited the root 4 binary utility to move or delete the office-suite app first then install the SU binary. I first had the root utility delete the office suite which worked perfectly. I then had the utility move the Office suite APK to the sdcard first then root which also worked perfectly. You can install the APK after rooting if you really want the office suite (most people do not use it).
Editing the run.bat file in the root utility is not a big task and seems to take care of the problem. I can find the details and post if you want to edit the root tool bat file.

Regards
 
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Bigguss

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I'm looking to return it to stock to sell the tablet for my daughter. My reasoning is that "most" people would prefer to have it running the original OS, rather than a custom rom. Although i totally agree with you that CM11 ran great on it.

If you could find those images I'd be eternally grateful as everything i have downloaded so far has resulted with red triangle.

I have a factory cable and can get into fast boot and can communicate with the tablet no problems i just don't seem to be able to load the images for some reason.


Bigguss: Good afternoon:

1: Can you describe the reason you want to go back to stock?
The Kindle Fire 2 is not all that useful with the Kindle OS?
The CM OS works great on this tablet and you do not have to use Kit-Kat.
The older versions work great as well and are faster.

2: I did not get a chance to locate the images I said I was going to do on Friday but, will do so this week. I will also try the reverting method of installing the Kindle UPdate.
I have done this dozens of times with the 7" HD and the 8.9 HD but, not with the 7" Non-HD (only because I only have one and do not use it).

3: Using a set of images is easier and quicker than installing another ROM then reverting back to Kindle but, if you do install another ROM first, it will have to have TWRP recovery or you will not be able to revert back by installing the Kindle update.

If you can wait until I get back home (traveling this weekend), I will follow through and find my otter-2 images and post them somehow (perhaps on dropbox) for you.
Again, unless you can still boot up into TRWP recovery, you will need a fatboot cable to get your tablet into fastboot (there is no other way unless you can get into TWRP recovery).
Regards

---------- Post added at 12:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:31 PM ----------


Tux: You can use KFfisrtaide to revert the 8.9 HD tablet back to an earlier version but, most people find that the utility is broken in that the older images are not located in the online repository so, the utility cannot download them. The utility does not contain the older images. The utility downloads them each time you use the utility.

You can use the SRT restore utility to bring your 8.9HD tablet back to an older version.
Onemelia's link for the 8.9" HD tablet will allow you to revert back to an older OS version.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2011126

The problem with rooting is that there is not enough room in the system folder partition to install the SU binary during rooting with the 8.5.1 OS. The Office-suite is taking up almost all of the space. I simply edited the root 4 binary utility to move or delete the office-suite app first then install the SU binary. I first had the root utility delete the office suite which worked perfectly. I then had the utility move the Office suite APK to the sdcard first then root which also worked perfectly. You can install the APK after rooting if you really want the office suite (most people do not use it).
Editing the run.bat file in the root utility is not a big task and seems to take care of the problem. I can find the details and post if you want to edit the root tool bat file.

Regards
 

galearned

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Apr 6, 2012
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Gainesville
I'm looking to return it to stock to sell the tablet for my daughter. My reasoning is that "most" people would prefer to have it running the original OS, rather than a custom rom. Although i totally agree with you that CM11 ran great on it.

If you could find those images I'd be eternally grateful as everything i have downloaded so far has resulted with red triangle.

I have a factory cable and can get into fast boot and can communicate with the tablet no problems i just don't seem to be able to load the images for some reason.

Bigguss: Not a problem: I arrived home at 2 AM so, I am still out of the loop but, will look for the images tonight and refresh my memory on which are correct as I have a few (One simply reflashes the CM OS) .
Regards
 

Bigguss

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Oct 29, 2012
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Hi Galearned,

I have managed to get twrp back on my Kindle and am now back running CM11, so no massive rush on those images. I might try and flog it running CM11 as you said a vastly more flexible OS.

Bigguss
 

galearned

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Apr 6, 2012
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If you are getting this message in TRWP trying to install, this is normal as TRWP install does check for MD5 so always says not found but, keeps on going.
If you are getting this message outside of TWRP, I am not sure as I don't think the TWRP post site has an associated MD5?
Regards.
 

migpilot8

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Will the factory cable work for me ( just the best guess is okay)?

KF HD6 (2MP cameras front and rear) OS 4.1.1 is stuck in a bootloop.

I thought OS 4.1.1 was the Android version, but understand now it was Android 4.4.4 renamed.

The HD 6 was successfully rooted with KingRoot v4.5.0.722 .
OTA updates were verified disabled following a tut here.

From XDA I grabbed "update-kindle-20.4.5.3_user_453011120" and sideloaded it to the device. The idea was to (flashify) flash this update as an interim to "twrp_ready_update-kindle-20.4.5.4_user_454006120" and lastly grab the gapps utils.

Currently, at boot-up, I have the 'Amazon ' splash for 19sec, followed by a blank screen for 12sec. (no bootloader triangle logo at all).

During the 12 sec (of blank screen) when connected via USB Win7/device mgr/ 'other devices' expands to show "MT65xx Preloader" --- details are: ( USB\VID_0E8D&PID_3000REV_0100).

Neither (Android sdk) adb or fastboot commands recognize the Kindle as being attached during the 12 sec phase. Tried to connect via USB to a Win8 laptop without a positive result.

Any thoughts on whether finding the MT65xx Preloader drivers will help get past the loop and have the device recognized? Else, finding a factory cable do the trick? Or have I destroyed the img or partition as far as you can tell.

Any advice is appreciated, loved the tablet for the 2 days of reading I got from it. Leaving 'good enough alone' is not much fun...
 

amirphoto

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I have completely bricked my Kindle fire 7" during installing TWRP. (Nothing appears on screen!)
I have tried resetting keeping power button for 30 seconds.
I have fastboot cable.
What Can I do? Does Kindle fire first aide can help me?
If so, The download link https://xerocomm.box.com/kffa-100 not works.
If not so, pls give me the link on what can do for a completely dead Kindle fire HD 7"
 
Jun 27, 2015
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is this unbrickable?

Does anyone have any idea what can I do with a kindle that shows a huge padlock icon and asks for "boot password" ?
I tried working with KF First Aide, but i cannot access kindle menu to enable ADB because of that lock.
Tried installing kindle drivers, but all I see in the device manager is Fire and MTP with yellow explamation mark, under Other Devices section.
Tried connecting it to fastboot cable, it stays on with Fastboot logo for a minute or two, and then proceeds to boot and gets back into the same padlock screen.
I tried factory reset 10 times so far, with no positive result, it keeps going back to the padlock screen
And most importantly i did not root this kindle, and Amazon claims I did, but really nothing was done on this device other than load some books via USB cable.

Please help
thanks in advance
 

ins5736

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Mar 14, 2013
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My Kindle Fire HD shows the Kindle Fire splash (orange), then displays the Kindle Fastboot splash briefly, then goes black.

If I insert the factory cable immediately after powering on, I can get fastboot to work. I've tried Option 4 to restore without success. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

loopieb

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Oct 24, 2015
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My Kindle Fire HD shows the Kindle Fire splash (orange), then displays the Kindle Fastboot splash briefly, then goes black.

If I insert the factory cable immediately after powering on, I can get fastboot to work. I've tried Option 4 to restore without success. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Have you tried KFHD_SRT_v1.3.0, using option 3 "Restore-Factory Recovery".
Also once fastboot is displayed try removing fastboot cable, device should remain in fastboot, then plug in standard cable while still in fastboot to continue recover commands.
 

sudman

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Anybody know of a different way to restore a Kindle Fire 2 to factory fresh when all I can access is fastboot. Using this tool only ends with an error on the PC saying that the MD5 sum doesn't match and it stops downloading the images.
 

loopieb

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Oct 24, 2015
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Hi, I've just successfully downloaded the universal KFFirstAide.zip (Dropbox)
and unzipped ok from post 1007, which files are you unable to download?
 

sudman

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Hi, I've just successfully downloaded the universal KFFirstAide.zip (Dropbox)
and unzipped ok from post 1007, which files are you unable to download?

thanks for the reply but it's not those files I need, but the actual 10.2.3 Kindle Fire system image that Fire First Aide trys to download once installed. When Fire First Aide try's to download them then I get the MD5 Sum error and Fire First Aide closes.

Also I dont think the KFFA files from post 1007 are the latest version, I think you probably want 4.1.88 Beta which you can find here (download KFFirstAide100.zip):
http://rootjunkysdl.com/?device=Kindle Fire HD 7in

Tried the ones in post 1007 and got all sorts of errors (they're ver. 4.1.57 beta)

I've managed to download a 10.2.3 image from Amazon but don't know how to point KFFA to it to install. Alternatively I could do it manually via fastboot commands if I have the correct commands but cant find them anywhere for the Kindle Fire 2. :(

Cheers

Jim
 

loopieb

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Hi Jim, just had a thought following your experience, I used KFFA version 101 which is newer still I think, I'm not on broadband at the moment, I will post a link to Dropbox for version 101 and any other files that I can find.
John
 
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    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 1: Using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer Download Kindle Fire First Aide 4.1.100-Beta:
    KFFirstAide.zip

    Note: Be sure to extract the package to C:\KFFirstAide

    Update Java To The Latest Version here: Java SE Development Kit 7u25

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 2: Using either 7-Zip or Microsoft Zip, unzip the KFFirstAide100.zip to your C:\ Drive as C:\KFFirstAide

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 3: With your mouse, open the C:\KFFirstAide contents by double mouse clicking the C:\KFFirstAide folder

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 4: Find the RunMe.bat file. Right Hand Mouse click on RunMe.bat, select 'Send to', select Desktop (Create Shortcut). Now press the Left Hand Mouse button to create the Shortcut named RunMe.bat. Temporary disable the Android SDK.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 5: Find the RunMe Shortcut on your desktop, select it by left mouse click over the icon, then while on the icon choose Right Hand mouse click, select Properties.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 6: This will display the RunMe properties. Select the General Tab, change the top name to KF First Aide. Then click on the Shortcut tab, click on Advanced. Check 'Run as Administrator', click OK, then click Apply, then click OK. All windows should be closed.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 7: Double Mouse Click the new Icon named KF First Aide. You may be presented with a security window, just click Yes.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 8: Please click on the Windows Key plus Pause/Break, this will display the Windows System Properties. Next Click on the Advanced Tab and find "Environment Variables". Please click on Environment Variables and find the Path Statement. Carefully add at the end of the Path Statement:

    Code:
    ;C:\KFFirstAide

    Note: Do Not forget the (;) semi-colon before the C:\KFFirstAide

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 9: That is it! The software is ready. Next we get the Kindle ready to Flash.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 10: Next, go to the Kindle, pull down the status menu, select More+ then select Security, make sure Enable ADB is ON. Last, depress the <- and select Device. Make sure 'Allow Installation of Applications' is On.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 11: Insert the Original USB Cable to the Kindle, please ensure you have a solid connection, this is VERY critical.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 12: Next, make sure the Kindle Fire is Turned Off. Take the other end of the USB Cable and carefully inset it into a free USB Slot on your Computer - be careful to not disconnect the other end.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 13 : The Kindle Fire should automatically turn on and boot regular Bootmode. If the Kindle does not turn on depress the power button until it turns on. Next select Option 15 in the Software. The Kindle will reboot and will now see a screen that says: Fastboot Kindle Fire.

    Note: If Option 15 does not trigger the Kindle to boot into Fastboot, then your Bootloader is damaged. Please send SkOrPn a PM to order a Factory USB Cable.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 14: Place the Kindle on a safe surface so it does not disconnect when running the software.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 15: Launch the KF First Aide software by double mouse clicking on the KF First Aide icon.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 16: You will be presented with a Kindle Fire First Aide Menu, carefully select the operations you would like to perform on the Kindle.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 17: If the option states "Fastboot" you need to leave the Kindle as noted above, this is Fastboot Mode. As the last operation be sure to Wipe the Cache and User Data which is Backup Option 3 in the Menu.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 18: Next, we will disable "Fastboot Mode" and enable ADB on the Kindle Fire. Select Option 10 in the Software Menu, the Kindle will Reboot into Regular Mode.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Step 19: You may now perform the 'ADB Mode' options in the Menu.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Note 1: Remember, after you perform the full Recovery, you are working with a Fresh Copy of the Software. ADB is disabled by default so be sure to Enable ADB under Security and Allow Installation of Programs under the Device Tab.

    Kindle Fire First Aide Note 2: After the complete restore, please be sure to clear the Davlik Cache and the User Data by selecting Backup Option #3. You may also wipe the User Data and Cache by opening a Administrative Command Prompt within the KFFirstAide Folder and enter:

    Code:
    fastboot -i 0x1949 erase cache
    fastboot -i 0x1949 erase userdata 
    fastboot -i 0x1949 reboot

    Kindle Fire First Aide Note 3: The original versions of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" with a software Versions 8.2.3 or 8.2.4 may find there Kindle Boot-loader loops to a Red Fastboot Screen. If your Kindle is stuck in Fastboot, please follow these steps to recover the Boot-loader: How To Recover Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Bootloader*

    Note: Please be aware of two main options in the Menu - one is Fastboot Mode where you have several Menu Operations that use Fastboot to execute properly and two is ADB Mode where you have several Menu Operations that use ADB to execute properly.

    Backup Option #1 Note: When selecting Backup Option 1 the images will be backed up to the SD Card in a folder named KindleBackup. Please copy this folder to your desktop until we are able to upload it to our secure servers. There will be a restore option in the future that will automatically pull YOUR images for restoration. There is a known Bug in Windows where you will not see the images in the Kindle Internal Drive which can be found in Computer. To overcome this issue, please download and install WiFi File Transfer then open your Web Browser to transfer these Backup files from your Kindle to the PC.

    Backup Option #2 Note: When selecting Backup Option 2 the images are first copied to the Kindle, then they are transfered to your Computer inside a folder named Backup which can be found inside the C:\KFFirstAide folder.

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    *Note: After several conference calls with the Amazon Development Team we found Amazon applied a patch to the Bootloader in an effort to lock down the Bootloader, this patch rarely causes the Bootloader to stick or Bootloop, please use the above link to release the Bootloader. We have removed this patch from the boot-prod.img eliminating future issues with recovered HD 8.9" users.
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    How To Manually Recover The Kindle Fire 8.9" Stuck In Fastboot?

    To All-

    If you would like to try a last ditch effort in getting the Kindle Fire 8.9" back online, please do the following:

    Step 1: Please run the Kindle Fire First Aide, attempt the HD 8.9" Recovery, if it fails move on to Step 2

    Step 2: Exit the Kindle Fire First Aide utility, double mouse click the KFFirstAide Folder.

    Step 3: Download Boot Image Number 1 from here (save the image to the KFFirstAide Folder): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54456659/kfhd-8.2.3/Images/boot-prod.img

    Step 4: Download Recovery Image Number 2 from here (save the image to the KFFirstAide Folder): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54456659/kfhd-8.2.3/Images/recovery-prod.img

    Step 5: Open up an Administrative Command Prompt from within the KFFirstAide Folder by opening up the KFFirstAide Folder then press your Right Hand Mouse Key while you are over the KFFirstAide Folder contents, then select Open a command prompt here. You should see something like

    Code:
    C:\Users\Your Name\KFFirstAide>
    Step 6: Next you would make sure the Kindle Fire is plugged into USB and Turned off, type the following and press enter after the command while the Kindle is off and plugged into USB:

    Code:
    fastboot reboot -i 0x1949
    Step 6: You will see a Windows Command Prompt that will look like:

    Code:
    C:\Users\Your Name\KFFirstAide>fastboot reboot -i 0x1949
    <waiting for device>
    Step 7: Next Power on the Kindle While you see the above, one the Kindle Boots the Kindle will suddenly reboot back into Fastboot although we have seen this step free the Bootloader, so if the Kindle begins to Boot normally unplug it from USB, if the Kindle boot back to Fastboot red screen proceed to step 8.

    Step 8: While the Kindle is in Fastboot Mode type the following at the Windows Command Prompt:
    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-prod.img -i 0x1949
    Code:
    fastboot erase cache -i 0x1949
    fastboot erase userdata -i 0x1949
    fastboot reboot -i 0x1949
    Step 9: Leave the Kindle Plugged into USB. Wait for the device to Boot back to Fastboot, if the device boot back to a Fastboot screen with odd vertical line running through it, stop here, the Kindle has begun the recovery phase. If the Kindle begins it recovery, it will react odd and reboot several times, this is normal. Wait 10 to 15 minutes. If the Kindle boot back to Red Fastboot Screen proceed to Step 10.

    Step 10: Leave the Kindle Plugged into USB. Next type the following command:

    Code:
    fastboot flash boot boot-prod.img -i 0x1949
    Step 11: Next let's do a little house cleaning. The following commands wipe the old Dalvik Cache and User Data which is, in simple, tied to the old Android Operating System. Having said this, when the new OS attempts to retrieve data from these partitions, a content stream of errors occur in the background, causing the Kindle to react VERY slow and at times completely unresponsive. To eliminate this problem we will wipe these partitions before booting the new OS. Please enter the following commands, press enter after each one:

    Code:
    fastboot erase cache -i 0x1949
    fastboot erase userdata -i 0x1949
    fastboot reboot -i 0x1949
    Step 12: Unplug from USB. The Kindle HD 8.9" will reboot with an odd Fastboot screen with vertical lines running through it, this is normal, do not interrupt the recovery. Let the Kindle begin it's recovery phase. This may take up to 10 to 15 minutes and the Kindle will reboot several times.

    Step 13: Once the Kindle Stabilizes, please be sure to apply the Amazon OTA Patch before connecting the Kindle to your WiFi, otherwise you will loose Root and Google Play Store which are both installed on the images.

    Step 14: After you applied the patches please wait for the Kindle to rebuild itself, this can take up to a couple of hours. If after 4 hours the Kindle is still reacting slow, perform a Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Factory Reset. This option can be found under the More+ > Device > Restore to Factory Defaults. We find this last step is rarely used.
    5
    Update

    To All-

    I have been cleared by my Doctors to return to work, here is my plan to catch up:

    1) 06/12/2013 7:30pm to 11:30pm - Go through PM's respond as needed
    2) 06/13/2013 10:00am - 6:00pm - go through the posts urgent first
    3) 06/14 - 06/20 - Go through Posts
    4) 06/20/2013 - Post an updated version of Kindle Fire First Aide

    I would like to thank everyone for there support during my recovery.

    Best Regards,

    Chris Bryant
    5
    How to update kindle fire first aide

    I get errors that the file exists in an otherwise empty directory, twice. I've attached screen shots. I've tried using both winrar and 7-zip and gotten the error both times.

    Flinsman,

    ***************HOW TO UPDATE KINDLE FIRE FIRST AIDE*******************

    Step 1: Download the update, save a copy of the update to your desktop

    Step 2: Unzip the update TO THE DESKTOP as KFFirstAide32 or KFFirstAide64

    Step 3: Navigate to C:\KFFirstAide look in the Backup folder, do you have any Backup images? If yes, Right Hand Mouse Click over the C:\KFFirstAide\Backup folder choose COPY then navigate to your Desktop choose PASTE this will copy the the Backup image folder and images to your desktop in a folder named Backup, there should be 3 images in this folder if you did a 17 Backup with our software. If you never did a 17 backup ignore this step.

    Step 4: Navigate to C:\KFFirstAide look in the KindleBackup folder, do you have any images? If yes, Right Hand Mouse Click over the C:\KFFirstAide\KindleBackup folder choose COPY then navigate to your Desktop choose PASTE this will copy the KindleBackup image folder and images to your desktop in a folder named KindleBackup, there should be 11 images in this folder if you did a 13 Backup with our software. If you never did a 13 backup ignore this step.

    Step 5: Next navigate to C:\KFFirstAide DELETE the folder and contents

    Step 6: Navigate to your Desktop, find KFFirstAide32 or KFFirstAide64. Rename the KFFirstAide32 or KFFirstAide64 to KFFirstAide on your Desktop

    Step 7: Inspect the Desktop folder name, make sure it is KFFirstAide

    Step 8: Right Hand Mouse Click over the desktop folder named KFFirstAide choose "Cut", next navigate to C:\ - make sure you are not highlighting any folders and choose "Paste" - the folder KFFirstAide will now copy to C:\ - if this fails for some reason choose Copy and Past rater than Cut and Paste

    Step 9: Only do this step if you did Step 3, otherwise ignore this step. Navigate to C:\KFFirstAide, Right Hand Mose Click over the folder named Backup, choose DELETE.

    Step 10: Only do this step if you did Step 4, otherwise ignore this step. Navigate to C:\KFFirstAide, Right Hand Mouse Click over the folder named KindleBackup, choose DELETE.

    Step 11: Only do this step if you did Step 3, navigate to you Windows Desktop, find the folder named Backup, Right Hand Mose Click over the Backup folder, choose "Cut", then navigate to C:\KFFirstAide and choose PASTE. If this fails choose Copy and Paste.

    Step 12: Only do this step if you did Step 4, navigate to you Windows Desktop, find the folder named KindleBackup, Right Hand Mose Click over the KindleBackup folder, choose "Cut", then navigate to C:\KFFirstAide and choose PASTE. If this fails choose Copy and Paste.

    Step 13: You may now remove the KFFirstAide, KindleBackup and Backup folders on your desktop, if they exist.

    Step 14: Let's create a new shortcut. Find the current RunMe.bat shortcut on your desktop, delete it please.

    Step 15: Navigate to C:\KFFirstAide find RunMe.bat - Right Hand Mose Click over RunMe.bat choose Send To - Desktop Create Shortcut

    Step 16: Navigate to your Desktop find the new shortcut, Right Hand Mose Click choose Properties. Find a box and check "Run Program as Administrator" or "Run As Administrator" - Click Apply.

    Step 17: Let's make sure you have the Path statement setup, please drop to a Windows Command

    Step 18: Enter these commands:

    Code:
    cd C:\Windows\
    adb kill-server
    adb wait-for-device
    adb devices
    If you see a serial number after adb devices you are good to go. Close the Command Windows by typing exit. If the command failed, you are missing the path, we have several posts on setting up the Path, Post the error.

    ********UPDATE*********

    *****Kindle Fire First Aide Revision 4.1.66-Beta RunMe 02/25/13 at 00:30 for Microsoft Windows*****

    Kindle Fire First Aide Revision 4.1.66-Beta for RunMe.bat Package: RunMe.zip (Dropbox)

    Kindle Fire First Aide Revision 4.1.66-Beta for RunMe.bat Package:RunMe.zip (Box)

    Kindle Fire First Aide Revision 4.1.66-Beta for Windows Universal Package: KFFirstAide.zip (Dropbox)

    Kindle Fire First Aide Revision 4.1.66-Beta for Windows Universal Package: KFFirstAide.zip (Box)

    Kindle Fire First Aide Revision 4.1.66-Beta for Windows 32-bit Version: KFFirstAide32.zip (Dropbox)

    Kindle Fire First Aide Revision 4.1.66-Beta for Windows 32-bit Version: KFFirstAide32.zip (Box)

    Kindle Fire First Aide Revision 4.1.66-Beta for Windows 64-bit Version: KFFirstAide64.zip (Dropbox)

    Kindle Fire First Aide Revision 4.1.66-Beta for Windows 64-bit Version: KFFirstAide64.zip (Box)

    7-Zip for Windows 32-bit: Download

    7-Zip for Windows 64-bit: Download

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