How to Unroot Kindle Fire! [Win/Mac/Linux][Video]

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zedomax

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Here's how to unroot Kindle fire using adb, works on Windows, Mac, and Linux:


Step 1. Download adb.zip and unzip, you should get a folder called adb.

Download adb.zip

Step 2. Open up a command prompt or terminal and type:

For Windows:


cd \adb


For Mac or Linux:

cd /adb

Step 3. Type the following to get into ADB shell:

For Windows:

adb shell

For Mac:

./adb-mac shell

For Linux:

./adb-linux shell

Step 4. Copy and paste the following to enable read/write on filesystem:

mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

Step 5. Type the following to remove rooting files:

rm /system/app/Superuser.apk

rm /system/bin/su

rm /system/xbin/su

Step 6. Type the following to reboot and your Kindle Fire should be fully unrooted!

reboot
 
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sl0ttedpig

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Yep, nice concise post, but need to add a couple of things:

1. su before the mount command.
2. /system/bin/su doesn't always exist as it depends on what root method you used.

For me, only the xbin version existed, so people shouldn't freak out if they get a "No such file or directory" message! :)
 
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ByByIpad

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Ota rootkeeper

Once the Kindle Fire is rooted, OTA ROOTKEEPER app allows you to easily root/unroot (i.e. you want to see Amazon Premium videos. Only allowed if unrooted.)

Once you unroot/root with OTA Rootkeeper, you will need to restart for new settings to take.

To see youtube video, search OTA Rootkeeper Kindle.

Download via Google Android Market.

Works great:):):)
 

damianarnold

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Once the Kindle Fire is rooted, OTA ROOTKEEPER app allows you to easily root/unroot (i.e. you want to see Amazon Premium videos. Only allowed if unrooted.)

Once you unroot/root with OTA Rootkeeper, you will need to restart for new settings to take.

To see youtube video, search OTA Rootkeeper Kindle.

Download via Google Android Market.

Works great:):):)

Definitely and so easy.
 

bsoplinger

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Once you unroot/root with OTA Rootkeeper, you will need to restart for new settings to take.

I'll save you the trouble of rebooting...

Just stop the Amazon video app. There is no need to reboot. I use Advance Task Manager Pro personally because I purchased it for use with my Archos tablets but it isn't necessary you can do it through Settings-> Applications also.


Sent from my HTC Flyer P512 using Tapatalk
 

MinionOfEckerd

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Once the Kindle Fire is rooted, OTA ROOTKEEPER app allows you to easily root/unroot (i.e. you want to see Amazon Premium videos. Only allowed if unrooted.)

Once you unroot/root with OTA Rootkeeper, you will need to restart for new settings to take.

To see youtube video, search OTA Rootkeeper Kindle.

Download via Google Android Market.

Works great:):):)

Thanks SO MUCH! Definitely add this to your Kindle if you're trying to keep hacking it but can't stand to be without all six seasons of LOST. :D
 

lacs_on22s

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Mount Issue

When I run the command to mount i get the following error:

mount: Operation not permitted

I'm using Mac OS 10.7.2

Nevermind!! Just had to see the "su" command in the tutorial. Sorry.
 
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zonbal33

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I have to unroot so I can send my KF back to Amazon.

If I user the OTA RootKeepr, is their anyway for them to figure out it was rooted? Once I use that app, I just wipe my KF? Thats it?
 

zonbal33

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Just update to 6.2.1 and it should wipe it. :)

Sent from my Kindle Fire using xda premium


I apologize but do I update? My KF says 6.2_user right now.

---------- Post added at 07:53 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:07 AM ----------

c:\>cd adb

c:\adb>adb shell
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
$ mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
mount: Operation not permitted

What am I doing wrong?
 

omik47

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Feb 4, 2011
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OTA Rootkeeper is freaking awesome! My mom was so bummed after I rooted her KF and found out she couldn't watch movies anymore. This saved my bacon.

Sent from my EPAD using xda premium
 

anhtin

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Mar 18, 2009
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Houston, TX
Hi... I have a kindle fire ver 6.3 I am trying to unroot it but when i get to adb shell, it said device not found... i have installed android sdk, and kindle driver but no help... please advise!
 

lemoon

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Dec 31, 2010
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Thanks for the nice contribution! Covered both! No need to worry how to root or unroot.
Would like to read more tips on using the Kindle Fire as the tablet column I came across in aneesoft.
Cheer!
 

ipskang

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Feb 26, 2011
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I followed the method and unrooted my kindle. I found one issue after rebooting , it gave error " android.process.acore" has stopped working. As per Zedomax suggestion, I did Factory reset and problem was solved

Thanks for helping!!
 

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    Here's how to unroot Kindle fire using adb, works on Windows, Mac, and Linux:


    Step 1. Download adb.zip and unzip, you should get a folder called adb.

    Download adb.zip

    Step 2. Open up a command prompt or terminal and type:

    For Windows:


    cd \adb


    For Mac or Linux:

    cd /adb

    Step 3. Type the following to get into ADB shell:

    For Windows:

    adb shell

    For Mac:

    ./adb-mac shell

    For Linux:

    ./adb-linux shell

    Step 4. Copy and paste the following to enable read/write on filesystem:

    mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

    Step 5. Type the following to remove rooting files:

    rm /system/app/Superuser.apk

    rm /system/bin/su

    rm /system/xbin/su

    Step 6. Type the following to reboot and your Kindle Fire should be fully unrooted!

    reboot
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    Ota rootkeeper

    Once the Kindle Fire is rooted, OTA ROOTKEEPER app allows you to easily root/unroot (i.e. you want to see Amazon Premium videos. Only allowed if unrooted.)

    Once you unroot/root with OTA Rootkeeper, you will need to restart for new settings to take.

    To see youtube video, search OTA Rootkeeper Kindle.

    Download via Google Android Market.

    Works great:):):)