[Q] Help on 7.2.3 kindle fire HD root

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fergalc

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Ive installed everything required in the http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2049288 thread but when i follow in instructions It doesnt work so im either doing something wrong or its the adb not recognizing the device (even though under device manager it says adb interface). Can someone provide me with very noob instructions?

Hi, I had a few problems getting mine rooted but after a lot of frustration I finally managed it...

I'll take it from your post that the ADB drivers went on smoothly.
My main issue was getting the Kindle to be recognised for ADB to work...can you do the following:

Connect your Fire and open an elevated Command prompt. Drill into Bin4ry Stuff folder. If it's on the root, here is what you'd type in the command prompt:cd C:\Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v18\stuff

next type:abd devices

This will start ADB and check to see if your is connected. Can you post back the output...
 

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It says I have one device attached..doesnt that mean adb is recognizing my kindle? So after that step I would run the RunMe.bat as admin and choose number 1 for normal and I get a ton of code that doesnt work. (The system cannot find the path specified blah blah). Even when I run the RootQemu I get "I must install device specific drivers..." I dont know what is wrong
 

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Root and Google Play for Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD Software Version 7.2.3

Ive installed everything required in the http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2049288 thread but when i follow in instructions It doesnt work so im either doing something wrong or its the adb not recognizing the device (even though under device manager it says adb interface). Can someone provide me with very noob instructions?

I hope this helps. The following is step by step.

The problem "Device not Found" is usually driver related or ADB Security issue. I assume you have ADB enabled under Security - Enable ADB? Also enable "Allow Installation of Applications" under the Device tab - this will allow installation of Google Play applications. If all OK, move onto the next step.

Next, as per the Qemu thread noted here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1893838 you will find a driver package named "Kindle_Fire_HD_ADB_Drivers.zip", be sure to install the ADB driver package. Reboot the PC and next the Kindle.

As you noted, if you want to use Google Play, you must Root the device. Just to keep everything consolidated, I will give you a brief Rooting instructions which works for Software 7.2.2 and 7.2.3.

Open the Windows Task Manager. Review the Processes. "End Process" on any adb.exe running. If you installed the Android SDK, there is probably a PATH Statement pointing to the platform-tools folder. To avoid adb.exe start-up conflicts, temporarily rename the SDK platform-tools folder to platform-tools-temp.

Download Root MANY ANDROID! to your desktop. Extract to your desktop. This package includes updated adb daemons.

Download Qemu automated root to your desktop. Extract to your desktop. This package includes updated adb daemons.

NOTE WINDOWS 7 USERS: You need to open a command prompt "as Administrator" when running the above utility batch files RunMe.bat and RootQemu.bat - otherwise Windows will respond with "Permission Denied".

Root Step 1: Run RunMe.bat from Root MANY ANDROID! http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1886460. Choose option 1 Run Normal Method and ignore errors. Pay attention, you will need to answer "Restore" a dialogue box on the Kindle. Click on Restore. When the program has completed, the Kindle will Reboot.

Root Step 2: When the Kindle reboots it will react VERY slowly, this is normal - leave it alone. Immediatly proceed to Step 3.

Root Step 3: Run RootQemu.bat from Qemu automated root http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1893838. Follow the instructions Step-by-Step allowing Windows to re-detect the Kindle between reboots (about 2 minutes). Let this utility complete to the end.

Root Step 4: Click on Superuser.apk under the Apps tab.

You should now have root AND if this is true your ADB communication is also functional. Finally to Google Play.

Play Step 1 Move GoogleServicesFramework.apk, AccountAndSyncSettings.apk and GoogleLoginService.apk to /system/app. Using Root explorer app on the Fire (be sure it has Superuser Permissions). Change permissions on both to Owner: Read-Write, Group: Read and Others: Read. Install both GoogleServicesFramework.apk, AccountAndSyncSettings.apk and GoogleLoginService.apk

Play Step 2 Reboot the Kindle

Play Step 3 Download Vending.apk

Play Step 4 Using Root explorer app on the Fire (be sure it has Superuser Permissions). Move Vending.apk to /system/app with permissions set to Owner: Read-Write, Group: Read and Others: Read.

Play Step 5 Install Vending.apk

Play Step 6 Google Play should show up in your Kindle Fire HD Apps. Tap on it and follow the steps.

Play Step 7 Download and install the Gplay3.8.17.apk to upgrade the the android market to the current Google Play market.

Play Step 8 Download google_apps - unzip to /sdcard/download

Play Step 9 Install Google Apps as needed. There is no need to move any of the apps to /system/app, just perform a normal apk install by using Root Explorer to install these apps.

I have provided download links of these above noted files to this thread.

Also, I have organized a few Google Apps & Services then zipped them into a folder you may download here: Google Apps. I have used all these Apps on my Kindle 7" HD successfully.

If you would like to disable the Amazon OTA Updates, delete or move /system/ect/security/otacerts.zip to /sdcard/download - Reboot the Kindle.

Finally, to eliminate Amazon from intercepting any Market requests, thus allowing Google Play to be the default Market move /system/app/MarketIntentProxy.apk to /sdcard/download - Reboot the Kindle
 

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Thanks for this great guide, however I am a bit stuck at this stage. Just got a kindle fire HD today for christmas and straight away began to root it, however even though I have ended the adb.exe processes and renamed my android folder to platform-tools-temp I still get a "the system cannot find the path specified error" when running "Root with Restore by Bin4ry v18" even though I can detect the kindle using cmd --> adb devices when the android folder is platform-tools. Any advice you can give to allow it to detect my kindle fire?
 

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I get to step 3, "Run RootQemu.bat from Qemu automated root"

And a little bit after the 1st reboot it says

Step 2 - Exploiting...
/system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied

:/

I have the kindle fire hd 7.2.3fw
 

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Are you both running Windows 7? If yes, open a CMD Prompt "As Administrator", then navigate to each noted batch file. Also, you are using the software I provided through the above links?
 

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Are you both running Windows 7? If yes, open a CMD Prompt "As Administrator", then navigate to each noted batch file. Also, you are using the software I provided through the above links?

Yeah Windows 7, 64 bit. I have actually noticed that im getting permission denied errors when running the first batch file.

The device shows up if i do adb devices.

Hang on i will get the output from the cmd box
 

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Windows 7 Security Issue

Yeah Windows 7, 64 bit. I have actually noticed that im getting permission denied errors when running the first batch file.

The device shows up if i do adb devices.

Hang on i will get the output from the cmd box

Yep, pesky Windows 7. If you find your command prompt, you should be able to Right Hand Mouse click over the shortcut, then choose Run As Administrator - once you have an administrative prompt running, THEN you can navigate to each batch file using "cd".

---------- Post added at 04:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:54 PM ----------

Quick question: Where do i find the Root Explorer app?

If you do not have Google Play installed yet, then go to the Amazon App Store Search for Root Explorer. It should be free from Amazon too.
 

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So i cleaned out all the drivers for the adb stuff. Factory reset the kindle and all that jazz.

Plugged in the kindle, looked in device manager and saw that it was showing as unknown thingy so i installed the drivers and they went through fine.
Renamed the folder in the android sdk. (

Got permission denied again on the 2nd bit of the qemu bat. Should i be ending the adb process when it says waiting for kindle after reboot?
 

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Anybody else lose wifi, after rooting? It connects but the icon up top has an X on it. I have never seen this before

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
 

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Windows 7 Security Issue

So i cleaned out all the drivers for the adb stuff. Factory reset the kindle and all that jazz.

Plugged in the kindle, looked in device manager and saw that it was showing as unknown thingy so i installed the drivers and they went through fine.
Renamed the folder in the android sdk. (

Got permission denied again on the 2nd bit of the qemu bat. Should i be ending the adb process when it says waiting for kindle after reboot?

No, once the batch files are running they call to there own internal adb daemon. You do not want to kill these daemons.

So you are opening the CMD prompt "as administrator"? Then through the command prompt you are navigating to RunMe.bat?

You are NOT RH Mouse click over the batch file "as administrator", correct?

For some reason you can not directly run the batch files as administrator in Windows 7.
 

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No, once the batch files are running they call to there own internal adb daemon. You do not want to kill these daemons.

So you are opening the CMD prompt "as administrator"? Then through the command prompt you are navigating to RunMe.bat?

You are NOT RH Mouse click over the batch file "as administrator", correct?

For some reason you can not directly run the batch files as administrator in Windows 7.

The batch files are running fine, its more accessing the files on the kindle when its doing what ever it does, i know i have permissions to do anything on this computer. Trust me I do all sorts of weird programmy stuff on this machine.


I just let the Qemu run through regardless of some inital errors and it said it gave me root anyway. I'm gonna see if its correct.

---------- Post added at 02:25 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:16 AM ----------

Yeah it's fully rooted. But the File Explorer app that people said was free on the amazon app store costs £5. Hmmm :/
 

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ES File Explorer

The batch files are running fine, its more accessing the files on the kindle when its doing what ever it does, i know i have permissions to do anything on this computer. Trust me I do all sorts of weird programmy stuff on this machine.


I just let the Qemu run through regardless of some inital errors and it said it gave me root anyway. I'm gonna see if its correct.

---------- Post added at 02:25 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:16 AM ----------

Yeah it's fully rooted. But the File Explorer app that people said was free on the amazon app store costs £5. Hmmm :/

Good job!

They got popular, now they are charging for it. Oh well, go ahead and download the Root Browser Lite this should get the job done. Although, if you plan to do a lot of upgrades on the Kindle Root Explorer is one of the best.

---------- Post added at 05:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:39 PM ----------

Anybody else lose wifi, after rooting? It connects but the icon up top has an X on it. I have never seen this before

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

This is a bug, your wireless should be working fine.

I opened a discussion thread yesterday regarding this bug: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2064508

Judging by the feedback, they bug was first acknowledged in software version 7.2.3 and has been tied to another display bug, the GPS indicator.

No worries though, your wireless is working fine despite this erroneous indicator.
 

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When it says move the apk's to /system/app, where is that? Do i need to use an ftp program or something?

I wish i could edit my posts sooner. Figured everything out, always seem to do that 10 seconds after posting on here.
 
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APK Files - Root Explorer

When it says move the apk's to /system/app, where is that? Do i need to use an ftp program or something?

The APK's are downloaded through the links I provided in the instructions. Once you have downloaded the APK's you move them around and install them using Windows Explorer and Root Explorer or similar application.

When your Kindle is plugged in, you will notice a Kindle drive in My Computer. You use this drive to get files from your PC to the Kindle, then you use Root Explorer on the Kindle to move them around and change file permissions.

Does this help?
 

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whats before this?

I hope this helps. The following is step by step.

The problem "Device not Found" is usually driver related or ADB Security issue. I assume you have ADB enabled under Security - Enable ADB? Also enable "Allow Installation of Applications" under the Device tab - this will allow installation of Google Play applications. If all OK, move onto the next step.

Next, as per the Qemu thread noted here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1893838 you will find a driver package named "Kindle_Fire_HD_ADB_Drivers.zip", be sure to install the ADB driver package. Reboot the PC and next the Kindle.

As you noted, if you want to use Google Play, you must Root the device. Just to keep everything consolidated, I will give you a brief Rooting instructions which works for Software 7.2.2 and 7.2.3.

Open the Windows Task Manager. Review the Processes. "End Process" on any adb.exe running. If you installed the Android SDK, there is probably a PATH Statement pointing to the platform-tools folder. To avoid adb.exe start-up conflicts, temporarily rename the SDK platform-tools folder to platform-tools-temp.

Download Root MANY ANDROID! to your desktop. Extract to your desktop. This package includes updated adb daemons.

Download Qemu automated root to your desktop. Extract to your desktop. This package includes updated adb daemons.

NOTE WINDOWS 7 USERS: You need to open a command prompt "as Administrator" when running the above utility batch files RunMe.bat and RootQemu.bat - otherwise Windows will respond with "Permission Denied".

Root Step 1: Run RunMe.bat from Root MANY ANDROID! http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1886460. Choose option 1 Run Normal Method and ignore errors. Pay attention, you will need to answer "Restore" a dialogue box on the Kindle. Click on Restore. When the program has completed, the Kindle will Reboot.

Root Step 2: When the Kindle reboots it will react VERY slowly, this is normal - leave it alone. Immediatly proceed to Step 3.

Root Step 3: Run RootQemu.bat from Qemu automated root http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1893838. Follow the instructions Step-by-Step allowing Windows to re-detect the Kindle between reboots (about 2 minutes). Let this utility complete to the end.

Root Step 4: Click on Superuser.apk under the Apps tab.

You should now have root AND if this is true your ADB communication is also functional. Finally to Google Play.

Play Step 1 Move GoogleServicesFramework.apk, AccountAndSyncSettings.apk and GoogleLoginService.apk to /system/app. Using Root explorer app on the Fire (be sure it has Superuser Permissions). Change permissions on both to Owner: Read-Write, Group: Read and Others: Read. Install both GoogleServicesFramework.apk, AccountAndSyncSettings.apk and GoogleLoginService.apk

Play Step 2 Reboot the Kindle

Play Step 3 Download Vending.apk

Play Step 4 Using Root explorer app on the Fire (be sure it has Superuser Permissions). Move Vending.apk to /system/app with permissions set to Owner: Read-Write, Group: Read and Others: Read.

Play Step 5 Install Vending.apk

Play Step 6 Google Play should show up in your Kindle Fire HD Apps. Tap on it and follow the steps.

Play Step 7 Download and install the Gplay3.8.17.apk to upgrade the the android market to the current Google Play market.

Play Step 8 Download google_apps - unzip to /sdcard/download

Play Step 9 Install Google Apps as needed. There is no need to move any of the apps to /system/app, just perform a normal apk install by using Root Explorer to install these apps.

I have provided download links of these above noted files to this thread.

Also, I have organized a few Google Apps & Services then zipped them into a folder you may download here: Google Apps. I have used all these Apps on my Kindle 7" HD successfully.

If you would like to disable the Amazon OTA Updates, delete or move /system/ect/security/otacerts.zip to /sdcard/download - Reboot the Kindle.

Finally, to eliminate Amazon from intercepting any Market requests, thus allowing Google Play to be the default Market move /system/app/MarketIntentProxy.apk to /sdcard/download - Reboot the Kindle


Do the instructions above start from the very beginning? You mention something about SDK platform-tools. I know i've seen that step in other threads, but its getting confusing (thanks for all of your help BTW). If there are steps before whats listed above, can you edit them back in? I feel like you can get everybody to the promised land if you can fill in a couple blanks. Thanks.
 

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Root and Google Play for Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD Software Version 7.2.3

Do the instructions above start from the very beginning? You mention something about SDK platform-tools. I know i've seen that step in other threads, but its getting confusing (thanks for all of your help BTW). If there are steps before whats listed above, can you edit them back in? I feel like you can get everybody to the promised land if you can fill in a couple blanks. Thanks.

Yes, these are the step-by-step in complete form. There are no steps before.
 

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    Root and Google Play for Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD Software Version 7.2.3

    Ive installed everything required in the http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2049288 thread but when i follow in instructions It doesnt work so im either doing something wrong or its the adb not recognizing the device (even though under device manager it says adb interface). Can someone provide me with very noob instructions?

    I hope this helps. The following is step by step.

    The problem "Device not Found" is usually driver related or ADB Security issue. I assume you have ADB enabled under Security - Enable ADB? Also enable "Allow Installation of Applications" under the Device tab - this will allow installation of Google Play applications. If all OK, move onto the next step.

    Next, as per the Qemu thread noted here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1893838 you will find a driver package named "Kindle_Fire_HD_ADB_Drivers.zip", be sure to install the ADB driver package. Reboot the PC and next the Kindle.

    As you noted, if you want to use Google Play, you must Root the device. Just to keep everything consolidated, I will give you a brief Rooting instructions which works for Software 7.2.2 and 7.2.3.

    Open the Windows Task Manager. Review the Processes. "End Process" on any adb.exe running. If you installed the Android SDK, there is probably a PATH Statement pointing to the platform-tools folder. To avoid adb.exe start-up conflicts, temporarily rename the SDK platform-tools folder to platform-tools-temp.

    Download Root MANY ANDROID! to your desktop. Extract to your desktop. This package includes updated adb daemons.

    Download Qemu automated root to your desktop. Extract to your desktop. This package includes updated adb daemons.

    NOTE WINDOWS 7 USERS: You need to open a command prompt "as Administrator" when running the above utility batch files RunMe.bat and RootQemu.bat - otherwise Windows will respond with "Permission Denied".

    Root Step 1: Run RunMe.bat from Root MANY ANDROID! http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1886460. Choose option 1 Run Normal Method and ignore errors. Pay attention, you will need to answer "Restore" a dialogue box on the Kindle. Click on Restore. When the program has completed, the Kindle will Reboot.

    Root Step 2: When the Kindle reboots it will react VERY slowly, this is normal - leave it alone. Immediatly proceed to Step 3.

    Root Step 3: Run RootQemu.bat from Qemu automated root http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1893838. Follow the instructions Step-by-Step allowing Windows to re-detect the Kindle between reboots (about 2 minutes). Let this utility complete to the end.

    Root Step 4: Click on Superuser.apk under the Apps tab.

    You should now have root AND if this is true your ADB communication is also functional. Finally to Google Play.

    Play Step 1 Move GoogleServicesFramework.apk, AccountAndSyncSettings.apk and GoogleLoginService.apk to /system/app. Using Root explorer app on the Fire (be sure it has Superuser Permissions). Change permissions on both to Owner: Read-Write, Group: Read and Others: Read. Install both GoogleServicesFramework.apk, AccountAndSyncSettings.apk and GoogleLoginService.apk

    Play Step 2 Reboot the Kindle

    Play Step 3 Download Vending.apk

    Play Step 4 Using Root explorer app on the Fire (be sure it has Superuser Permissions). Move Vending.apk to /system/app with permissions set to Owner: Read-Write, Group: Read and Others: Read.

    Play Step 5 Install Vending.apk

    Play Step 6 Google Play should show up in your Kindle Fire HD Apps. Tap on it and follow the steps.

    Play Step 7 Download and install the Gplay3.8.17.apk to upgrade the the android market to the current Google Play market.

    Play Step 8 Download google_apps - unzip to /sdcard/download

    Play Step 9 Install Google Apps as needed. There is no need to move any of the apps to /system/app, just perform a normal apk install by using Root Explorer to install these apps.

    I have provided download links of these above noted files to this thread.

    Also, I have organized a few Google Apps & Services then zipped them into a folder you may download here: Google Apps. I have used all these Apps on my Kindle 7" HD successfully.

    If you would like to disable the Amazon OTA Updates, delete or move /system/ect/security/otacerts.zip to /sdcard/download - Reboot the Kindle.

    Finally, to eliminate Amazon from intercepting any Market requests, thus allowing Google Play to be the default Market move /system/app/MarketIntentProxy.apk to /sdcard/download - Reboot the Kindle
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    Navigate to Batch files

    Thanks for the quick response! So I entered cmd as administrator and navigated to the "Bin4ry_v17" folder and tried to execute runme.bat in every way possible! (ran it as runme.bat, just runme >runme, >runm.bat and so on) and I get no response at all...any advice or should I do what ricewindUK did and start the whole process from the beginning again including a factory reset for my kindle?

    OK, let's start from the top.

    Let's make sure all the utilities are on your desktop.

    Next Double Mouse Click and Open the Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v17 folder.

    Single Left Mouse Click on the Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v17 folder toolbar.

    This highlights the Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v17 folder.

    Note: Make sure none of the files within the Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v17 are highlighted in blue.

    Next Press the SHIFT Key, next Right Hand Mouse Click

    Choose "Open command window here"

    A Command window will open, type RunMe.bat

    Go back to my tutorial and follow the steps, when you are ready to run Qemu

    Next Double Mouse Click and Open the Qemu folder.

    Single Left Mouse Click on the Qemu folder toolbar.

    This highlights the Qemu folder.

    Note: Make sure none of the files within the Qemu are highlighted in blue.

    Next Press the SHIFT Key, next Right Hand Mouse Click

    Choose "Open command window here"

    A Command window will open, type RootQemu.bat

    Go back to my tutorial and follow the steps
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    Root and Google Play for Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD Software Version 7.2.3

    Fire HD 7" 7.2.3 - I had the problem of adb not finding my device forever! Installed / uninstalled drivers. Even tried a different PC with Windows 7 32 bit. Same thing... No device.

    I fixed my problem by using the Android SDK ADB files under platform-tools. Copied 3 files with the same name over the files in the provided downloads on this tutorial and then was able to run them with no problem (as administrator).

    Got all the google apps I wanted now :)

    Took it a step further and installed google voice search, which works good. But, then I got cocky and downloaded a Voice assistant app. At one point I told it to "Shut Up"...lol

    Spent the next hour and a half trying to get sound back on my kindle. Absolutely no sound from any app or notification even though sound showed all the way up! Drove me insane, but I finally managed to get it working again.

    SO becareful with Voice apps...


    BTW: This tutorial was the best I found for 7.2.3.. Wish I would have found it hours earlier than I did. Once, I got the ADB thing figured out this was a breeze.

    Good job! Thank you for the feedback, the step-by-step guide here is pre-Noob

    Series. We have a polished version using the link below this response.

    Just FYI, we offer free support to everyone in the XDA Community, so if

    you ever find yourself backed into a corner PM us, we will give you our

    office number support line. Also, you can rest assured that every Noob tutorial

    has been pretested on several Kindles before we release anything to the community.

    We spend several hundred hours on each upgrade trying to eliminate the

    chance of Soft-briking the Kindle. If you do, no worries contact us, we will get

    you back online even if you have to send it in to our repair department.