[ROOT] [How To] Root Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD Version 7.4.7

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wire55

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I just root my Kindle fire hd Version 7.4.9 with this guide. But I wonder if I need to do the "Noob Series, we will explore how to disable the Amazon OTA (Over The Air) System Updates" now in order to keep the system running and being safe for further Amazon OTA Updates.

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It is likely that amazon is not updating the kindle fire hd's anymore, but you can just install twrp and flash a custom ROM, kinology if you want to stay semi-stock or schism, cm11, or aosb are good choices.
 

big_mika

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Thanks a lot. At now I just root and installed Playstore and xsettings cause I like the Kindle surface and full access to Prime Video, Books.... Which stable rom would you suggest to keep these functions? Or should I better just stay on original rom in that case? I just be safe for OTA and loosing everything again.

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muiriddin

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Thanks a lot. At now I just root and installed Playstore and xsettings cause I like the Kindle surface and full access to Prime Video, Books.... Which stable rom would you suggest to keep these functions? Or should I better just stay on original rom in that case? I just be safe for OTA and loosing everything again.

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I think Kinology will do what you are asking for, however I have never ran the rom myself.
 

StormKiller14

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Superuser not showing up

Hi, I followed the root process the right way, and for some reason I cannot see the Superuser app in my apps list. Can somebody please help me with this?

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Can i use this method of rooting if my kindle has the firmware 11.3.2.5?
I do not believe that you would be able to root your Kindle Fire HD with this process, because you have the newer Kindle Fire HD, and this process is for the older one. You can still try it
 

djakrse

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Hi, I followed the root process the right way, and for some reason I cannot see the Superuser app in my apps list. Can somebody please help me with this?
You can try updating it in Google Play. Sorry for jumping in without rereading the OP. I'm not sure if you've even gone as far as to install Google apps.

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kunkel321

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KFHD 7' v7.4.9 ?

Hi There has anyone had luck using the OP directions to root Kindle Fire HD 7' with v 7.4.9? I get to the point of running the RunMe.bat and choosing "1," but the bat file seems think my KF is not connected. (It is connected though and is visible to Windows 7.) "Allow Installation.." = On, and "Enable ADB" = On. Not sure if it matters, I had rooted it about a year ago (I think using the same tool). At some point I lost root access--presumably because Amazon pushed an OS update(?)

Any thoughts? Thanks All.
 

nilnyl

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I'll Show You How To Root Your Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD In Version 7.4.7 (This Also Works For Older Versions) With The Bin4ry Method.

Step By Step Instructions:

- Step 1: Download The View attachment 2476937.

- Step 2: Extract The File.

- Step 3: This Step Is Very Important. Uninstall Any Drivers You Have For The Kindle Fire HD. Connect Your Kindle To The PC Via USB. Press The Windows Start Button And Search "Device Manager" Go to >Portable Devices. "Right Click" On Kindle And Choose "Properties". Go to "Driver" and Click "Uninstall". Then Unplug the Kindle From the PC.

- Step 4: Now Download And Install Kindle Fire ADB Drivers. (Dropox Link) (Google Drive Link)

- Step 5: Now On your Kindle Fire HD Go To "Settings" Then >Security. Mark "Enable ADB" - ON.
View attachment 2095941

- Step 6: Connect The Kindle Fire HD To The PC Via USB. Wait Till Automatic Installation Completes And Kindle is Recognized.

- Step 7: Navigate To The Folder Where You Extracted The Bin4ry Method And "Double Click" the "RunMe.bat" File And Choose Option 1.
View attachment 2118382

- Step 8: On The Kindle Fire HD Select The Option "Backup My Data" And Wait Till The Backup Completes (When The Backup Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key). Then Select The Option "Restore My Data" (This Will Not Erase Any Data Or Files) And Wait Till The Restore Completes (When The Restore Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key).
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- Step 9: Your Device Will Reboot. When The Kindle Boot The First Time (It Will Be Sluggish), Unlock It And Wait The Other Reboot.

- Step 10: When Your Device Boot Select Select The Option "Restore My Data" Once Again (This Will Not Erase Any Data Or Files) And Wait Till The Restore Completes (When The Restore Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key). Your Device Will Reboot Once Again.
View attachment 2095944

- Step 11: When Your Device Boot, Unlock Your Device And Go To "Apps Drawer", You Should See The "Superuser" App.
View attachment 2095946

You're Done!
Now Your Amazon Kindle Fire HD Has Root Access.
Will this work on kindle fire hd 7.5.1 ?
 
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LinearEquation

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I second this motion. Had no idea this would be an automatic update. The last one wasn't. I ain't trying to brick my daughters kindle...

Binary Root Many Android should work but use the updated script here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460. Don't worry about bricking anything with rooting. Root is either successful or it is not, it does not brick. The new scripts are easy to us. Use v31 if you can't get the newest version to work.

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Will this work on kindle fire hd 7.5.1 ?

See my answer above.
 

NAB4

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Binary Root Many Android should work but use the updated script here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460. Don't worry about bricking anything with rooting. Root is either successful or it is not, it does not brick. The new scripts are easy to us. Use v31 if you can't get the newest version to work.

---------- Post added at 11:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:05 PM ----------



See my answer above.

Thanks for your help. Quick question: how long is this supposed to hang on the "I have a client like hookers" line in the exe?:confused:
 

kunkel321

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Binary Root Many Android should work but use the updated script here ....
Thanks for posting this link. The direction posted on 10-31-2014 indicate the following:
How-To:
1.) Download attached file.
2.) Extract it using 7zip
3.) Double click the RunMe.bat and follow instructions!
Xperia phones with "older" firmware = Normal mode
Sony Tablet and similar = Special mode
Xperia phones with JB Firmare = Mode 3 (Goroh_kun mode)

Does anyone know what "mode" to use for KFHD? (not KFHDX)
 

LinearEquation

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Thanks for posting this link. The direction posted on 10-31-2014 indicate the following:
How-To:
1.) Download attached file.
2.) Extract it using 7zip
3.) Double click the RunMe.bat and follow instructions!
Xperia phones with "older" firmware = Normal mode
Sony Tablet and similar = Special mode
Xperia phones with JB Firmare = Mode 3 (Goroh_kun mode)

Does anyone know what "mode" to use for KFHD? (not KFHDX)

You're welcome. It's been a while since I used he tool but I did use it a lot. Try the old and new. Your not going to break nothing.
 
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kunkel321

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Cool, it seems to have worked! I chose option 5 "Old" and it worked like a charm. Did seem to freeze for a few seconds when it was coming out of the reset, but then it pulled out of the freeze and seems to be working. I think that might have happed last time I rooted too... What is the "SuperSU" app that was installed though??? It's from somebody named Chainfire. Is the root tied to that app; i.e. If I uninstall it, will it "uproot" my root? I probably wouldn't have used the tool if I'd known I was putting an unknown system-level app on my device.... Is there now though, so, oh well.

Next day edit: I investigated SuperSU, and it appears to be legit. Has good reviews on Amazon. I upgraded to 'Pro,' though I had a heck of a time getting the Kindle Amazon App Store to put it on my device. I was able to install the Google Store and open it, but if I try to install anything from Google, the Google Market app crashes and has to be uninstalled/reinstalled.... Anyway, I will post about it on the SuperSU thread... Thanks again for the tip LinearEquation! :)
 
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evocop

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7.5.1

I have read of success rooting on 7.5.1 with the same process here. I have followed everything exact. I am stuck at " Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation" I did this on my Kindle and pressed any key on my computer and nothing happens. I am using Windows 7 VirtualBox VM on macbook pro. I tried factory resetting my kindle and trying again also but still stuck here. Any thoughts?

Side Note
Those also using Windows Virtual Box Virtual Machine and recieved an error when installing the drivers of "failed to write adb_usb.ini", I had to [mkdir .android] using command prompt as administrator in C:\Users\[youruserfolderehere] . I re installed drivers, verified details were all "successful or completed" and this allowed me to get passed "please connect device with adb enabled."
 

rsmith80

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Still no good

I have followed all steps a number of times, I have turn off driver signing to try and install the drivers yet it still says, did not install properly or needs resetting. Should I be getting this?
ADB is on in my Kindle
In Device manager I have Kindle fire tab with sub file Android composite ADB interface, also there is a Kindle sub file in Portable devices.

When i run Runme file and try option 1 & 3 but still getting please connect device

Has anyone got any help please
*EDIT*
Hi I have finally Rooted my Kindle Fire hd 7" 7.5.1

I followed the steps, the install did say it didn't install properly but that obviously wasn't the case.
I found a link to Root_with _restore_by_Bin4ry_v36 (i'm sure someone will have said link)
I tried a couple of options but found option 2 worked for me.

Thanks all that posted with answers because it led me to this
 
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rexzooly

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I have the kindle 7 HD 3ed(p48wvb4) gen and I get Mount: permission denied (are you rooted), this options dose not seems to work for all kindle devices.

I have tired all options here and also modded versions of the run me it just looks at me and says ya right, hoping to get Fire OS Distro off this device and go with a nice stock rom anyone got any ideas lol
 

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    I'll Show You How To Root Your Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD In Version 7.4.7 (This Also Works For Older Versions) With The Bin4ry Method.

    Step By Step Instructions:

    - Step 1: Download The View attachment Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v33.zip.

    - Step 2: Extract The File.

    - Step 3: This Step Is Very Important. Uninstall Any Drivers You Have For The Kindle Fire HD. Connect Your Kindle To The PC Via USB. Press The Windows Start Button And Search "Device Manager" Go to >Portable Devices. "Right Click" On Kindle And Choose "Properties". Go to "Driver" and Click "Uninstall". Then Unplug the Kindle From the PC.

    - Step 4: Now Download And Install Kindle Fire ADB Drivers. (Dropox Link) (Google Drive Link)

    - Step 5: Now On your Kindle Fire HD Go To "Settings" Then >Security. Mark "Enable ADB" - ON.
    Screenshot_2013-07-05-00-01-47.jpg

    - Step 6: Connect The Kindle Fire HD To The PC Via USB. Wait Till Automatic Installation Completes And Kindle is Recognized.

    - Step 7: Navigate To The Folder Where You Extracted The Bin4ry Method And "Double Click" the "RunMe.bat" File And Choose Option 1.
    View attachment 2118382

    - Step 8: On The Kindle Fire HD Select The Option "Backup My Data" And Wait Till The Backup Completes (When The Backup Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key). Then Select The Option "Restore My Data" (This Will Not Erase Any Data Or Files) And Wait Till The Restore Completes (When The Restore Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key).
    Screenshot_2013-07-05-00-55-07.jpg Screenshot_2013-07-05-00-55-51.jpg

    - Step 9: Your Device Will Reboot. When The Kindle Boot The First Time (It Will Be Sluggish), Unlock It And Wait The Other Reboot.

    - Step 10: When Your Device Boot Select Select The Option "Restore My Data" Once Again (This Will Not Erase Any Data Or Files) And Wait Till The Restore Completes (When The Restore Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key). Your Device Will Reboot Once Again.
    Screenshot_2013-07-05-00-55-51.jpg

    - Step 11: When Your Device Boot, Unlock Your Device And Go To "Apps Drawer", You Should See The "Superuser" App.
    Screenshot_2013-07-05-00-54-42.jpg

    You're Done!
    Now Your Amazon Kindle Fire HD Has Root Access.
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    #su here!

    Thanks it worked like a charm...Next Step!!
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    Bit of a noob when it comes to the Kindle Fire. Not trying to flash a full rom or anything, just want to achieve root.

    Have looked at a few others that were for the OS 7.4.3 both the Bin4ary method and the thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2096888. The device updated itself to 7.4.6 using OTA just the other night and is currently running that.

    Using Windows 7 (64bit) I have started with as clean a slate as I know how and followed the steps listed below.

    1. I downloaded the files in Step 1.

    2. Extracted the files.

    3. I've removed any Kindle drivers both from the Device Manager as well as the Programs & Features found in the Control Panel. I've actually tried this twice with the Kindle connected, and with the Kindle disconnected. Both resulting with no Kindle drivers showing.

    4. The dropbox link is broken, but I was able to download the KindleDrivers.exe from the Google Drive link and install them.

    5. Kindle was already set with ADB Enabled from previous attempts.

    6. Kindle connected, shows under Portable Devices - I have noticed others saying that it should have it's own actual Kindle Fire listing in the devices and not be a subsection of Portable Devices. This method mentions nothing of that really so I continued to the next step.

    7. This is where it stops. Runme.bat loads fine and I chose Option 1, and then it just sits there with "Please connect Device with USB-Debugging to your computer" and that's it. The Kindle connects, shows in both Device Manager and Explorer. I can technically browse the Kindles file structure on the PC in Explorer.

    Step 8 says to select the option "Backup My Data" - but I cannot find any option to backup the device as shown in the screens. The only "backup" option that shows is to sync it to the cloud. Where is this option to be found or have I missed a step that would have included this option somewhere?

    I should note that running "adb devices" from a command line loads the ADB daemon and lists no devices connected before putting me back at a C:\ prompt. I had downloaded the full ADB SDK with all tools etc. from the Android development site.

    As others have gotten this to work in 5minutes with minimal hair pulling, I am confused as to which point I'm going wrong.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance!



    You Can Root Your Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD In Version 7.4.6 With The Bin4ry Method.

    Step By Step Instructions:

    - Step 1: Download The View attachment 2092604.

    - Step 2: Extract The File.

    - Step 3: This Step Is Very Important. Uninstall Any Drivers You Have For The Kindle Fire HD. Connect Your Kindle To The PC Via USB. Press The Windows Start Button And Search "Device Manager" Go to >Portable Devices. "Right Click" On Kindle And Choose "Properties". Go to "Driver" and Click "Uninstall". Then Unplug the Kindle From the PC.

    - Step 4: Now Download And Install Kindle Fire ADB Drivers. (Dropox Link) (Google Drive Link)

    - Step 5: Now On your Kindle Fire HD Go To "Settings" Then >Security. Mark "Enable ADB" - ON.
    View attachment 2095941

    - Step 6: Connect The Kindle Fire HD To The PC Via USB. Wait Till Automatic Installation Completes And Kindle is Recognized.

    - Step 7: Navigate To The Folder Where You Extracted The Bin4ry Method And "Double Click" the "RunMe.bat" File And Choose Option 1.
    View attachment 2118382

    - Step 8: On The Kindle Fire HD Select The Option "Backup My Data" And Wait Till The Backup Completes (When The Backup Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key). Then Select The Option "Restore My Data" (This Will Not Erase Any Data Or Files) And Wait Till The Restore Completes (When The Restore Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key).
    View attachment 2095943 View attachment 2095944

    - Step 9: Your Device Will Reboot 2 Times.

    - Step 10: When Your Device Boot Select Select The Option "Restore My Data" Once Again (This Will Not Erase Any Data Or Files) And Wait Till The Restore Completes (When The Restore Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key). Your Device Will Reboot Once Again.
    View attachment 2095944

    - Step 11: When Your Device Boot, Unlock Your Device And Go To "Apps Drawer", You Should See The "Superuser" App.
    View attachment 2095946

    You're Done!
    Now Your Amazon Kindle Fire HD Has Root Access.
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    Yeah It's Safe. Use The Las Version Of The Bin4ry Method
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    I'll Show You How To Root Your Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD In Version 7.4.7 (This Also Works For Older Versions) With The Bin4ry Method.

    Step By Step Instructions:

    - Step 1: Download The View attachment 2476937.

    - Step 2: Extract The File.

    - Step 3: This Step Is Very Important. Uninstall Any Drivers You Have For The Kindle Fire HD. Connect Your Kindle To The PC Via USB. Press The Windows Start Button And Search "Device Manager" Go to >Portable Devices. "Right Click" On Kindle And Choose "Properties". Go to "Driver" and Click "Uninstall". Then Unplug the Kindle From the PC.

    - Step 4: Now Download And Install Kindle Fire ADB Drivers. (Dropox Link) (Google Drive Link)

    - Step 5: Now On your Kindle Fire HD Go To "Settings" Then >Security. Mark "Enable ADB" - ON.
    View attachment 2095941

    - Step 6: Connect The Kindle Fire HD To The PC Via USB. Wait Till Automatic Installation Completes And Kindle is Recognized.

    - Step 7: Navigate To The Folder Where You Extracted The Bin4ry Method And "Double Click" the "RunMe.bat" File And Choose Option 1.
    View attachment 2118382

    - Step 8: On The Kindle Fire HD Select The Option "Backup My Data" And Wait Till The Backup Completes (When The Backup Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key). Then Select The Option "Restore My Data" (This Will Not Erase Any Data Or Files) And Wait Till The Restore Completes (When The Restore Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key).
    View attachment 2095943 View attachment 2095944

    - Step 9: Your Device Will Reboot. When The Kindle Boot The First Time (It Will Be Sluggish), Unlock It And Wait The Other Reboot.

    - Step 10: When Your Device Boot Select Select The Option "Restore My Data" Once Again (This Will Not Erase Any Data Or Files) And Wait Till The Restore Completes (When The Restore Completes, On The Computer Press Any Key). Your Device Will Reboot Once Again.
    View attachment 2095944

    - Step 11: When Your Device Boot, Unlock Your Device And Go To "Apps Drawer", You Should See The "Superuser" App.
    View attachment 2095946

    You're Done!
    Now Your Amazon Kindle Fire HD Has Root Access.