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[HOW-TO] Amazon Kindle Fire Signed Driver for WinXP/Vista/7/8/8.1

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UrticantOwl

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Jan 20, 2012
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Now that KitKat builds are coming out for the KF, I found myself dusting off my Kindle and trying to reflash my recovery to try out CM11.
Unfortunately, upgrading to Windows 8.1 re-enabled Driver Signature Enforcement on my PC, so I set off to find a signed Amazon ADB driver for the KF.
Since I couldn't find it on XDA, I thought I'd share it:

1.Download Current Amazon Kindle Fire ADB Drivers: http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/2ba63011a73a0a0d0f35e001696677ec92a825cb.zip
2. Unzip the zip.
3. Run KindleDrivers.exe
4. PROFIT! :victory:​

This URL is subject to change any time Amazon updates the driver. So if the link above is broken, try this:
  1. Go to http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/addon.xml
    (This is the URL that is used by Android SDK to download the drivers)
  2. Ctrl+F and search for "Driver"
    (This should take you to the right spot in the XML file)
  3. Copy all text in between the sdk:url tags in the "Kindle Fire USB Driver" section
    Code:
    <sdk:extra>
    <sdk:description>[COLOR="Blue"]Kindle Fire USB Driver[/COLOR]</sdk:description>
    <sdk:vendor-display>Amazon</sdk:vendor-display>
    <sdk:vendor-id>amazon</sdk:vendor-id>
    <sdk:desc-url>http://developer.amazon.com/</sdk:desc-url>
    <sdk:path>kindle_fire_usb_driver</sdk:path>
    <sdk:name-display>Kindle Fire USB Driver</sdk:name-display>
    <sdk:revision>5</sdk:revision>
    <sdk:archives>
    <sdk:archive os="windows">
    <sdk:size>9386895</sdk:size>
    <sdk:checksum type="sha1">2ba63011a73a0a0d0f35e001696677ec92a825cb</sdk:checksum>
    <sdk:url>[COLOR="Red"]2ba63011a73a0a0d0f35e001696677ec92a825cb.zip[/COLOR]</sdk:url>
    </sdk:archive>
    </sdk:archives>
    <sdk:uses-license ref="license"/>
    </sdk:extra>
  4. Paste the sdk:url text into the URL
    Code:
    [COLOR="Black"]http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/[/COLOR][COLOR="Red"]INSERT sdk:url TEXT HERE[/COLOR]
  5. You should now be able to unzip and install your driver. :)

This process has worked on all 3 of my computers; Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 without issue - just like any other ADB driver.
 

mixxitdj

Member
Apr 12, 2013
17
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Now that KitKat builds are coming out for the KF, I found myself dusting off my Kindle and trying to reflash my recovery to try out CM11.
Unfortunately, upgrading to Windows 8.1 re-enabled Driver Signature Enforcement on my PC, so I set off to find a signed Amazon ADB driver for the KF.
Since I couldn't find it on XDA, I thought I'd share it:

1.Download Current Amazon Kindle Fire ADB Drivers: http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/2ba63011a73a0a0d0f35e001696677ec92a825cb.zip
2. Unzip the zip.
3. Run KindleDrivers.exe
4. PROFIT! :victory:​

This URL is subject to change any time Amazon updates the driver. So if the link above is broken, try this:
  1. Go to http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/addon.xml
    (This is the URL that is used by Android SDK to download the drivers)
  2. Ctrl+F and search for "Driver"
    (This should take you to the right spot in the XML file)
  3. Copy all text in between the sdk:url tags in the "Kindle Fire USB Driver" section
    Code:
    <sdk:extra>
    <sdk:description>[COLOR="Blue"]Kindle Fire USB Driver[/COLOR]</sdk:description>
    <sdk:vendor-display>Amazon</sdk:vendor-display>
    <sdk:vendor-id>amazon</sdk:vendor-id>
    <sdk:desc-url>http://developer.amazon.com/</sdk:desc-url>
    <sdk:path>kindle_fire_usb_driver</sdk:path>
    <sdk:name-display>Kindle Fire USB Driver</sdk:name-display>
    <sdk:revision>5</sdk:revision>
    <sdk:archives>
    <sdk:archive os="windows">
    <sdk:size>9386895</sdk:size>
    <sdk:checksum type="sha1">2ba63011a73a0a0d0f35e001696677ec92a825cb</sdk:checksum>
    <sdk:url>[COLOR="Red"]2ba63011a73a0a0d0f35e001696677ec92a825cb.zip[/COLOR]</sdk:url>
    </sdk:archive>
    </sdk:archives>
    <sdk:uses-license ref="license"/>
    </sdk:extra>
  4. Paste the sdk:url text into the URL
    Code:
    [COLOR="Black"]http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/[/COLOR][COLOR="Red"]INSERT sdk:url TEXT HERE[/COLOR]
  5. You should now be able to unzip and install your driver. :)

This process has worked on all 3 of my computers; Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 without issue - just like any other ADB driver.

i wish I would of seen this post before, this really helps.

Thanks TS
 
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ithinkurdumb

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Feb 7, 2009
105
5
Taipei
For some reason this doesn't work for me =(

After the setup finishes, it shows a message saying "The drivers were not properly installed, or the machine needs to be rebooted."

Tried this on three PCs (two Windows 8.1 and one Windows 8, all x64) and all the same.
 

driz

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Apr 15, 2006
177
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Louisville
this driver works great for me while the rom is loaded, but not in recovery

running windows 8.1 x64
 

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For those with Windows 8.1
Watch [Video] How to disable driver signature enforcement - Windows 8.1 & 8
and try
1. Open the charm bar and go into Settings and at the bottom click on Change PC Settings.
2. Go to the update and Recovery on left then Recovery
3. Advanced Startup > restart now
4 Choose the Troubleshoot option followed by Advanced options.
5. Choose Startup settings then on next screen click on ‘restart’.
6. select option
7. Disable driver signature enforcement

more here https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/disabling-driver-signature-on-windows-8/all

Windows 8.1 will now reboot and you can go ahead and install the Kindle ADB drivers
 
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HamishAhern

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Jul 19, 2010
14
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too easy! thanks dude! I used addon.xml how it is actually supposed to be used..

I opened my Android SDK Manager (my folder is e:\android-sdk_r08-windows\android-sdk-windows\SDK Manager.exe nb: your milage may vary)

and I went to tools->Manage Add-on sites..->User Defined sites->new
then i entered http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/addon.xml
Then their drivers appeared under Extras -> Kindle Fire USB Driver.. I ticked it, and press "install packages" volla.. done.. dude you rock.

and then using windows explorer I went to e:\android-sdk_r08-windows\android-sdk-windows\extras\amazon\kindle_fire_usb_driver\ and then run KindleDrivers.exe "tick trust amazon".

UPDATE: ok, it turned out none of that actually worked.. only this thread did.. http://www.kindlefiredriver.com/how-to-install-kindle-fire-adb-usb-driver/
I just swapped PID_0006 for PID_0122 instead.. and it finally worked. it was much easier than doing any of that other stuff.

I think amazon screwed up and forgot to include PID_0122 for the 4th Gen 4.5.2+ KindleFire tablets in their signed drivers in the links in the first post.

thanks again.
 
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Patrick_445

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[*]Paste the sdk:url text into the URL
Code:
[COLOR="Black"]http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/[/COLOR][COLOR="Red"]INSERT sdk:url TEXT HERE[/COLOR]
This process has worked on all 3 of my computers; Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 without issue - just like any other ADB driver.
For my device (Amazon FireTV 2), the XML file for recommended driver (as posted here) is https://s3.amazonaws.com/android-sdk-manager/redist/addon.xml. When I try to use @UrticantOwl's instructions to build the URL to the zip file - http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/kindle_fire_usb_driver.zip - I get an "Access Denied" response.

Does anyone know how to get the up-to-date kindle fire USB driver without having to install the Amazon SDK? The zip file's SHA1 is E096C52584558FA05ECBE96A39BFCB6F0C264145 (taken from the addon.xml file above).
 

sd_shadow

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For my device (Amazon FireTV 2), the XML file for recommended driver (as posted here) is https://s3.amazonaws.com/android-sdk-manager/redist/addon.xml. When I try to use @UrticantOwl's instructions to build the URL to the zip file - http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/kindle_fire_usb_driver.zip - I get an "Access Denied" response.

Does anyone know how to get the up-to-date kindle fire USB driver without having to install the Amazon SDK? The zip file's SHA1 is E096C52584558FA05ECBE96A39BFCB6F0C264145 (taken from the addon.xml file above).
https://developer.amazon.com/public...etting-up-your-kindle-fire-tablet-for-testing

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GuestD1099

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I as well dug my old Kindle Fire out recently to experiment around with it. I don't think I've every hat this little trouble with drivers for this thing. Thanks! :D
 

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    Now that KitKat builds are coming out for the KF, I found myself dusting off my Kindle and trying to reflash my recovery to try out CM11.
    Unfortunately, upgrading to Windows 8.1 re-enabled Driver Signature Enforcement on my PC, so I set off to find a signed Amazon ADB driver for the KF.
    Since I couldn't find it on XDA, I thought I'd share it:

    1.Download Current Amazon Kindle Fire ADB Drivers: http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/2ba63011a73a0a0d0f35e001696677ec92a825cb.zip
    2. Unzip the zip.
    3. Run KindleDrivers.exe
    4. PROFIT! :victory:​

    This URL is subject to change any time Amazon updates the driver. So if the link above is broken, try this:
    1. Go to http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/addon.xml
      (This is the URL that is used by Android SDK to download the drivers)
    2. Ctrl+F and search for "Driver"
      (This should take you to the right spot in the XML file)
    3. Copy all text in between the sdk:url tags in the "Kindle Fire USB Driver" section
      Code:
      <sdk:extra>
      <sdk:description>[COLOR="Blue"]Kindle Fire USB Driver[/COLOR]</sdk:description>
      <sdk:vendor-display>Amazon</sdk:vendor-display>
      <sdk:vendor-id>amazon</sdk:vendor-id>
      <sdk:desc-url>http://developer.amazon.com/</sdk:desc-url>
      <sdk:path>kindle_fire_usb_driver</sdk:path>
      <sdk:name-display>Kindle Fire USB Driver</sdk:name-display>
      <sdk:revision>5</sdk:revision>
      <sdk:archives>
      <sdk:archive os="windows">
      <sdk:size>9386895</sdk:size>
      <sdk:checksum type="sha1">2ba63011a73a0a0d0f35e001696677ec92a825cb</sdk:checksum>
      <sdk:url>[COLOR="Red"]2ba63011a73a0a0d0f35e001696677ec92a825cb.zip[/COLOR]</sdk:url>
      </sdk:archive>
      </sdk:archives>
      <sdk:uses-license ref="license"/>
      </sdk:extra>
    4. Paste the sdk:url text into the URL
      Code:
      [COLOR="Black"]http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/[/COLOR][COLOR="Red"]INSERT sdk:url TEXT HERE[/COLOR]
    5. You should now be able to unzip and install your driver. :)

    This process has worked on all 3 of my computers; Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 without issue - just like any other ADB driver.
    3
    For my device (Amazon FireTV 2), the XML file for recommended driver (as posted here) is https://s3.amazonaws.com/android-sdk-manager/redist/addon.xml. When I try to use @UrticantOwl's instructions to build the URL to the zip file - http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/kindle_fire_usb_driver.zip - I get an "Access Denied" response.

    Does anyone know how to get the up-to-date kindle fire USB driver without having to install the Amazon SDK? The zip file's SHA1 is E096C52584558FA05ECBE96A39BFCB6F0C264145 (taken from the addon.xml file above).
    https://developer.amazon.com/public...etting-up-your-kindle-fire-tablet-for-testing

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    1
    Now that KitKat builds are coming out for the KF, I found myself dusting off my Kindle and trying to reflash my recovery to try out CM11.
    Unfortunately, upgrading to Windows 8.1 re-enabled Driver Signature Enforcement on my PC, so I set off to find a signed Amazon ADB driver for the KF.
    Since I couldn't find it on XDA, I thought I'd share it:

    1.Download Current Amazon Kindle Fire ADB Drivers: http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/2ba63011a73a0a0d0f35e001696677ec92a825cb.zip
    2. Unzip the zip.
    3. Run KindleDrivers.exe
    4. PROFIT! :victory:​

    This URL is subject to change any time Amazon updates the driver. So if the link above is broken, try this:
    1. Go to http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/addon.xml
      (This is the URL that is used by Android SDK to download the drivers)
    2. Ctrl+F and search for "Driver"
      (This should take you to the right spot in the XML file)
    3. Copy all text in between the sdk:url tags in the "Kindle Fire USB Driver" section
      Code:
      <sdk:extra>
      <sdk:description>[COLOR="Blue"]Kindle Fire USB Driver[/COLOR]</sdk:description>
      <sdk:vendor-display>Amazon</sdk:vendor-display>
      <sdk:vendor-id>amazon</sdk:vendor-id>
      <sdk:desc-url>http://developer.amazon.com/</sdk:desc-url>
      <sdk:path>kindle_fire_usb_driver</sdk:path>
      <sdk:name-display>Kindle Fire USB Driver</sdk:name-display>
      <sdk:revision>5</sdk:revision>
      <sdk:archives>
      <sdk:archive os="windows">
      <sdk:size>9386895</sdk:size>
      <sdk:checksum type="sha1">2ba63011a73a0a0d0f35e001696677ec92a825cb</sdk:checksum>
      <sdk:url>[COLOR="Red"]2ba63011a73a0a0d0f35e001696677ec92a825cb.zip[/COLOR]</sdk:url>
      </sdk:archive>
      </sdk:archives>
      <sdk:uses-license ref="license"/>
      </sdk:extra>
    4. Paste the sdk:url text into the URL
      Code:
      [COLOR="Black"]http://kindle-sdk.s3.amazonaws.com/[/COLOR][COLOR="Red"]INSERT sdk:url TEXT HERE[/COLOR]
    5. You should now be able to unzip and install your driver. :)

    This process has worked on all 3 of my computers; Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 without issue - just like any other ADB driver.

    i wish I would of seen this post before, this really helps.

    Thanks TS