[ROOT][HOW TO] Root the Kindle Fire HD and 2 with Windows - Noob (Simple) Version

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This is a simple Step-by-Step guide on How To: How To: Root the Kindle Fire 7" HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9" and Kindle Fire 2 with Windows - Noob (Simple) Version. The main group steps are outlined with A, B, C while the sub-group steps are outlined with 1, 2, 3. We attempt to keep this tutorial updated regularly - adding information from the end users experience. We have recently upgraded the storage servers to increase uptime, you now have two options for the downloads both are ad free. Option one is a Dropbox Storage Server and Option two is a Ubuntu One Storage Server, if one is under maintenance you may use the other download link. When you are done with the tutorial, please take the time to post feedback, this is very important to us - without your feedback, we have no way of knowing if we are doing our job. Finally, if you feel we did a decent job, please think about donating to us using the "Donate to Me" button - this is how we make a living, without your kind donations we would no longer be able to do this for a living.

Prerequisites:

1. Software: Windows XP, 7 or 8 Workstation 32bit or 64bit
2. Hardware: Free USB 2.0 or Greater Port
3. Kindle Fire HD 7", Kindle Fire HD 8.9" or Kindle Fire 2 7"

Note: Windows 7 and Vista users, please perform this fix before Rooting:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=36373627

It is important that you use our Utilities since we have modified the ADB daemons plus we did little tweaks in some of the batch files. PLEASE USE OUR UTILITIES, WE ARE RECEIVING A NUMBER OF FAILURES CAUSED BY USING ANOTHER PARTIES UTILITIES. IF YOU FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW, EXACTLY, YOU HAVE A 99% CHANCE OF SUCCESS.

Unplug the Kindle from USB.

A) Although the processes do not use Java directly, the software does call to some Java API's so we need to make sure Java is updated to the latest version. Please go to Oracle's site here: Java SE Development Kit 7u13 download and install Java SDK 32-bit or 64-bit. Reboot your computer after installing the Java update.

B) The first step is to get the ADB Driver installed. If you already performed this step and verified communication to the Kindle, move on to Main Step C

Note: Please remove any old or outdated drivers by following the instructions in Post #361 here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=37733595&postcount=361

The following ADB Driver was provided by Amazon and should install on most platforms (Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8): Kindle Fire ADB drivers(Dropbox) or Kindle Fire ADB Drivers(Ubuntu One)

Note: Due to intermittent issues with the USB Drivers, we offer two versions. First try Kindle Fire ADB drivers.exe if this
does not open ADB Communication try the new updated KindleDrivers.exe


Please open an Administrative CMD Prompt and enter:

Code:
bcdedit -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS 
bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON
Reboot the Computer to apply the above command.

Extract the Kindle Fire ADB drivers.zip to your desktop.

1. Unzip Kindle Fire ADB drivers.zip to Kindle Fire ADB drivers on your desktop.
2. Click windows start button.
3. Next choose Search, in the "Search programs and files" box type "cmd" (don't hit enter or search).
4. The program "cmd.exe" should be listed at the top. Right click that and select "Run As Administrator".
5. Navigate to the Kindle Fire ADB drivers.exe or KindleDrivers.exe using the DOS Command cd.
6. Next, the install will begin, allow the install to complete.
7. While the driver is installing. Go to the Kindle unlock if locked.
8. Pull down the upper bar. Select "More".
9. Now Select the "Security" Tab.
10. In Security is an option to: Enable ADB
11. Select "On" to Enable ADB on the Kindle

If not, We have an alternative driver here: usb_driver(Dropbox) or usb_driver(Ubuntu One)


Extract the alternative driver to your desktop and follow the install instructions at the bottom of this response

The alternative driver originates from the Android SDK and is universal for just about any Android device.

The alternative driver instructions are for Windows XP but can be used with Windows 7 and Vista.

Once we get ADB installed then let's plugin the Kindle to your computer USB to see if it initializes properly.

Once this driver has been properly installed you will see "Android Composite ADB Interface" under "Kindle Fire" in the Windows Device Manager which is located by Right Hand Mouse Click Computer, Choose Properties, then Devices or Device Manager. Expand the tree. Expand Kindle. This is where you will see "Android Composite ADB Interface".

Amazon Notes regarding this ADB Driver can be found here: Amazon ADB Notes

ALTERNATIVE DRIVER INSTALL (Vista/XP/Windows7):

Windows XP

To install the Android USB driver on Windows XP for the first time:

1. Connect your Android-powered device to your computer's USB port. Windows will detect the device and launch the Hardware Update Wizard.
2. Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
3. Select Search for the best driver in these locations; un-check Search removable media; and check Include this location in the search.
4. Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder. (The Google USB Driver is located on your desktop \usb_driver\.)
5. Click Next to install the driver.

Or, to upgrade an existing Android USB driver on Windows XP with the new driver:

1. Connect your Android-powered device to your computer's USB port.
2. Right-click on My Computer from your desktop or Windows Explorer, and select Manage.
3. Select Device Manager in the left pane.
4. Locate and expand Android Phone in the right pane.
5. Right-click Android Composite ADB Interface and select Update Driver. This will launch the Hardware Update Wizard.
6. Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
7.Select Search for the best driver in these locations; un-check Search removable media; and check Include this location in the search.
8. Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder. (The Google USB Driver is located on your desktop \usb_driver\.)
9.Click Next to upgrade the driver.

C-1) The next steps are used to Root the Kindle - Preferred Method (Automated Version)

The problem "Device not Found" is usually driver related or ADB Security issue. Let's make sure ADB is enabled on the Kindle under Security - Enable ADB?

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.

Plug the Kindle back into USB if it is not already plugged into USB.

Root Step 1: Download Kindle Fire First Aide: Windows 32-bit Version Or Windows 64-bit Version

Root Step 2: Using either 7-Zip or Microsoft Zip, unzip the KFFirstAide.zip to your C:\ Drive as C:\KFFirstAide

Root Step 3: With your mouse, open the C:\KFFirstAide contents by double mouse clicking the C:\KFFirstAide folder

Root 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.

Root 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.

Root 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.

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

Root 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-colen before the C:\KFFirstAide

Root Step 9: That is it! The software is ready. Next we get the Kindle ready to Root.

Root Step 10: Please check the Kindle under More + > Security - make sure ADB is ON. Leave it disconnected from USB.

Root Step 11: Launch Kindle Fire First Aide, if the ADB Driver is not installed, use Option 12 to Install the ADB Driver

Root Step 12: Make sure the Kindle is turned ON, plugged into the Computer USB and ready. Select Option 15 to Root the Kindle. If Option 15 fails to Root the Kindle, use Option 16.

Root Step 13: That is it! The Kindle now has Root, you may close the software.

You may view the Kindle Fire First Aide Forum Notes here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2096888

C-2) The next steps are used to Root the Kindle - Alternative Method (Manual Version):

The problem "Device not Found" is usually driver related or ADB Security issue. Let's make sure ADB is enabled on the Kindle under Security - Enable ADB?

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.

Plug the Kindle back into USB if it is not already plugged into USB.

1. Download Root MANY ANDROID 32-bit!(Dropbox) or Root MANY ANDROID! 64-bit(Dropbox) 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".

Make sure the Kindle is still plugged into USB.

Root Step 1: Run RunMe.bat from Root MANY ANDROID! through a command window as noted:

Double Mouse Click and Open the Win32 or Win64 folder.

Next Single Left Mouse Click on the Win32 or Win64 folder tool-bar.

This highlights the Win32 or Win64 folder.

Note: Make sure none of the files within the Win32 or Win64 are highlighted in blue.

Next Press the SHIFT Key, next Right Hand Mouse Click

Choose "Open command window here"

A Command window will open, finally type

Code:
RunMe.bat
Choose option 1, Run Normal Method and ignore errors. Pay attention, you will need to answer "Restore" a dialogue box on the Kindle. If you are asked for an 'encryption password', enter the password you use to sign onto Amazon. Click on Restore. When the program has completed, the Kindle will Reboot.

Root Step 2: When the Kindle reboots it may react VERY slow, this is normal - leave it alone. Immediately proceed to Step 1 again. If the Kindle reboot normally and appears normal, then proceed to Step 3 you are almost done.

Root Step 3: Download suchecker.apk from here: Root Checker Basic(Dropbox)

Root Step 4: Using Windows Explorer, move suchecker from the desktop to /Kindle/Internal Drive/Download

Root Step 5: Now go to the Kindle. Using ES File Explorer or Root Explorer, go to /sdcard/Download/suchecker.apk choose Install

Root Step 6: When the install has finished, go to your Apps. Launch Root Checker. When you check Root you will be presented with a "Allow" dialog box, be sure to Allow Root Checker. You should now see that Superuser.apk is working.

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

D) Finally, let's disable the Amazon OTA (Over The Air) Updates so your hard work is not destroyed.

OTA Step 1: Open Kindle Fire First Aide - Select Option 14 to Disable OTA.

Note: You may still install the updates manually after you have read the install notes and know what to expect. The updates and manual install instructions can be found on Amazon Support here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_sib?ie=UTF8&nodeId=201016350

E) Finally drop to an Administrative CMD and enter:

Code:
bcdedit -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS 
bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF
Reboot the computer to apply the above command.

When you run Root Checker, the output should be similar to:

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ADB Communication Issues

how long is it suppose to stay at *daemon started successfully* ?

Once you plug in the Kindle, it takes up to 2 minutes for Windows to detect it. So having said this *daemon started successfully*
Should not be displayed for longer than 2 minutes.

Where did you download the Utilities? From us or the developers? Our utilities use new updated adb.exe daemons
dated 11/05/2012 11:06AM

If the adb.exe has the correct date stamp, then make sure you are following our instructions on how to open a command
prompt. If you are following the instructions exactly then....

You must have Windows 7 which requires you to open an Administrative Prompt by choosing Run as: Administrator when
opening the CMD Shortcut.
 
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Still nothing...

I downloaded the files from this thread, minus the ADB drivers because my computer already reads it under the device manager.

I go to the start menu, search for "cmd", run it as administrator and launch RunMe.bat from it
and it reads this to me

http[semi-colon]//s9.postimage.org/bpzs9w8u7/Untitled_1[dot]jpg

and nothing happens to the kindle, no message to restore and if i press any key on the command prompt it doesnt do anything either.
 

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ADB Communication Issues

I downloaded the files from this thread, minus the ADB drivers because my computer already reads it under the device manager.

I go to the start menu, search for "cmd", run it as administrator and launch RunMe.bat from it
and it reads this to me

http[semi-colon]//s9.postimage.org/bpzs9w8u7/Untitled_1[dot]jpg

and nothing happens to the kindle, no message to restore and if i press any key on the command prompt it doesnt do anything either.

Please verify the date of the adb.exe daemons. Reply back with the date if the daemon in Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v17Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v17 Stuff folder.

Next download this mini-test utility: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/54456659/ADB%20Update.zip to your desktop

Unzip ADB Update.zip to your desktop

Open the ADB Update folder on your desktop

Make sure the Kindle is still plugged into USB.

Double Mouse Click and Open the ADB Update folder.

Next Single Left Mouse Click on the ADB Update folder toolbar.

This highlights the ADB Update folder.

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

Next Press the SHIFT Key, next Right Hand Mouse Click

Choose "Open command window here"

A Command window will open, finally type

Code:
adb kill-server
adb start-server
adb devices

Respond with the results.
 
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results...

http[semi-colon]//s7.postimage.org/md0uwbkij/Untitled_2[dot]jpg

and the date for the adb file matches the date you said it should be
 
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http[semi-colon]//s7.postimage.org/md0uwbkij/Untitled_2[dot]jpg

and the date for the adb file matches the date you said it should be

I was getting the same results as you earlier. The mistake i made was that i believed my drivers were good too because my PC was reading the device under device manager. This ended up being a bad assumption. I deleted the drivers and installed the drivers that are found in the Qemu Zip folder. The drivers there worked perfectly.

I am rooted w/Play & thats what made the difference.
 
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I was getting the same results as you earlier. The mistake i made was that i believed my drivers were good too because my PC was reading the device under device manager. This ended up being a bad assumption. I deleted the drivers and installed the drivers that are found in the Qemu Zip folder. The drivers there worked perfectly.

I am rooted w/Play & thats what made the difference.

I've tried this several times, I keep getting the exact same problem regardless of where I get the drivers from, or what computer I use. I'm ready to pull out my hair...
 
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http[semi-colon]//s7.postimage.org/md0uwbkij/Untitled_2[dot]jpg

and the date for the adb file matches the date you said it should be

There is a problem with ADB Communicating to the Kindle.

What platform are you using? Windows 7?

Are you sure ADB is enabled on the Kindle itself?

When you go into Windows device manager, do you see any Yellow Triangles over the devices?

In the device manager, do you see "Android Composite ADB Interface" or ?
 
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ive already uninstalled and deleted the drivers, then installed the ones from the Quem folder and it gives me the same "drivers were not installed blah blah" message everyone else gets, and so i unplug then plug back in the kindle and my pc reinstalls the adb drivers....

try to root again, and nope, nothing.

heres a screen shot of my device manager (WINDOWS 7 x64)
http[semi-colon]//s14.postimage.org/6t9oytl5d/Untitled_3[dot]jpg

& yes im 100% positive ADB is on
 
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Woop, finally got it rooted! Thanks for the noob guide and your patience.

One more question tho, I can't find where this path is: /system/ect/security/otacerts.zip

I'd rather not have amazon get rid of my rooting and wipe all my google play apps once I get that up and running.
 

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ive already uninstalled and deleted the drivers, then installed the ones from the Quem folder and it gives me the same "drivers were not installed blah blah" message everyone else gets, and so i unplug then plug back in the kindle and my pc reinstalls the adb drivers....

try to root again, and nope, nothing.

heres a screen shot of my device manager (WINDOWS 7 x64)
http[semi-colon]//s14.postimage.org/6t9oytl5d/Untitled_3[dot]jpg

& yes im 100% positive ADB is on

OK, everything looks good with ADB. Looks like we have a pesky Windows 7 issue. Windows 7 Command prompt is only User level by default and will cause these utilities to fail.

If you go into Programs > Accessories or Programs > Accessories > System Tools do you see the Command Prompt? Now Right Hand Mouse click over the prompt and choose Run As Administrator

Once the Command Prompt is opened navigate to each utility using the "cd" "cd.." "cd c:\" etc command.

Once you navigate to the Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v17 folder, you will be able to successfully run the batch file through the Administrative prompt.
 
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Wow thank you for taking all of this time to put together a easy to follow guide in rooting the Kindle Fire HD. I plan to do this soon, just waiting on my scorpi0n cord, just incase I make a mistake. I am a total noob to android so I am looking forward to seeing some of the options with root. Again thank you
 

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Wow thank you for taking all of this time to put together a easy to follow guide in rooting the Kindle Fire HD. I plan to do this soon, just waiting on my scorpi0n cord, just incase I make a mistake. I am a total noob to android so I am looking forward to seeing some of the options with root. Again thank you

Thank you for the feedback. We are here to support you.

We monitor the Threads closely from about 10AM PST to 10PM PST USA GMT -8 so if you get stuck we'll be here for you.
 

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This is a simple Step-by-Step guide on How To: Root the Kindle Fire 7" HD. The main group steps are outlined with A, B, C while the sub-group steps are outlined with 1, 2, 3.
Your guides are amazing can I request a how to backup and restore possibly, you offer so much information and support that really helps to break down and simplify the process for me.
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Backup and Restore

Your guides are amazing can I request a how to backup and restore possibly, you offer so much information and support that really helps to break down and simplify the process for me.
Again thank you

Thank you for the feedback.

We are in the process of creating a How to: Backup and Restore the Kindle System Image

Give me 48 hours for this series. We are working on How to: How to: Install ICS Google Applications and Google Voice Noob (Easy) Version at the moment.
 
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    This is a simple Step-by-Step guide on How To: How To: Root the Kindle Fire 7" HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9" and Kindle Fire 2 with Windows - Noob (Simple) Version. The main group steps are outlined with A, B, C while the sub-group steps are outlined with 1, 2, 3. We attempt to keep this tutorial updated regularly - adding information from the end users experience. We have recently upgraded the storage servers to increase uptime, you now have two options for the downloads both are ad free. Option one is a Dropbox Storage Server and Option two is a Ubuntu One Storage Server, if one is under maintenance you may use the other download link. When you are done with the tutorial, please take the time to post feedback, this is very important to us - without your feedback, we have no way of knowing if we are doing our job. Finally, if you feel we did a decent job, please think about donating to us using the "Donate to Me" button - this is how we make a living, without your kind donations we would no longer be able to do this for a living.

    Prerequisites:

    1. Software: Windows XP, 7 or 8 Workstation 32bit or 64bit
    2. Hardware: Free USB 2.0 or Greater Port
    3. Kindle Fire HD 7", Kindle Fire HD 8.9" or Kindle Fire 2 7"

    Note: Windows 7 and Vista users, please perform this fix before Rooting:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=36373627

    It is important that you use our Utilities since we have modified the ADB daemons plus we did little tweaks in some of the batch files. PLEASE USE OUR UTILITIES, WE ARE RECEIVING A NUMBER OF FAILURES CAUSED BY USING ANOTHER PARTIES UTILITIES. IF YOU FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW, EXACTLY, YOU HAVE A 99% CHANCE OF SUCCESS.

    Unplug the Kindle from USB.

    A) Although the processes do not use Java directly, the software does call to some Java API's so we need to make sure Java is updated to the latest version. Please go to Oracle's site here: Java SE Development Kit 7u13 download and install Java SDK 32-bit or 64-bit. Reboot your computer after installing the Java update.

    B) The first step is to get the ADB Driver installed. If you already performed this step and verified communication to the Kindle, move on to Main Step C

    Note: Please remove any old or outdated drivers by following the instructions in Post #361 here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=37733595&postcount=361

    The following ADB Driver was provided by Amazon and should install on most platforms (Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8): Kindle Fire ADB drivers(Dropbox) or Kindle Fire ADB Drivers(Ubuntu One)

    Note: Due to intermittent issues with the USB Drivers, we offer two versions. First try Kindle Fire ADB drivers.exe if this
    does not open ADB Communication try the new updated KindleDrivers.exe


    Please open an Administrative CMD Prompt and enter:

    Code:
    bcdedit -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS 
    bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON
    Reboot the Computer to apply the above command.

    Extract the Kindle Fire ADB drivers.zip to your desktop.

    1. Unzip Kindle Fire ADB drivers.zip to Kindle Fire ADB drivers on your desktop.
    2. Click windows start button.
    3. Next choose Search, in the "Search programs and files" box type "cmd" (don't hit enter or search).
    4. The program "cmd.exe" should be listed at the top. Right click that and select "Run As Administrator".
    5. Navigate to the Kindle Fire ADB drivers.exe or KindleDrivers.exe using the DOS Command cd.
    6. Next, the install will begin, allow the install to complete.
    7. While the driver is installing. Go to the Kindle unlock if locked.
    8. Pull down the upper bar. Select "More".
    9. Now Select the "Security" Tab.
    10. In Security is an option to: Enable ADB
    11. Select "On" to Enable ADB on the Kindle

    If not, We have an alternative driver here: usb_driver(Dropbox) or usb_driver(Ubuntu One)


    Extract the alternative driver to your desktop and follow the install instructions at the bottom of this response

    The alternative driver originates from the Android SDK and is universal for just about any Android device.

    The alternative driver instructions are for Windows XP but can be used with Windows 7 and Vista.

    Once we get ADB installed then let's plugin the Kindle to your computer USB to see if it initializes properly.

    Once this driver has been properly installed you will see "Android Composite ADB Interface" under "Kindle Fire" in the Windows Device Manager which is located by Right Hand Mouse Click Computer, Choose Properties, then Devices or Device Manager. Expand the tree. Expand Kindle. This is where you will see "Android Composite ADB Interface".

    Amazon Notes regarding this ADB Driver can be found here: Amazon ADB Notes

    ALTERNATIVE DRIVER INSTALL (Vista/XP/Windows7):

    Windows XP

    To install the Android USB driver on Windows XP for the first time:

    1. Connect your Android-powered device to your computer's USB port. Windows will detect the device and launch the Hardware Update Wizard.
    2. Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
    3. Select Search for the best driver in these locations; un-check Search removable media; and check Include this location in the search.
    4. Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder. (The Google USB Driver is located on your desktop \usb_driver\.)
    5. Click Next to install the driver.

    Or, to upgrade an existing Android USB driver on Windows XP with the new driver:

    1. Connect your Android-powered device to your computer's USB port.
    2. Right-click on My Computer from your desktop or Windows Explorer, and select Manage.
    3. Select Device Manager in the left pane.
    4. Locate and expand Android Phone in the right pane.
    5. Right-click Android Composite ADB Interface and select Update Driver. This will launch the Hardware Update Wizard.
    6. Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
    7.Select Search for the best driver in these locations; un-check Search removable media; and check Include this location in the search.
    8. Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder. (The Google USB Driver is located on your desktop \usb_driver\.)
    9.Click Next to upgrade the driver.

    C-1) The next steps are used to Root the Kindle - Preferred Method (Automated Version)

    The problem "Device not Found" is usually driver related or ADB Security issue. Let's make sure ADB is enabled on the Kindle under Security - Enable ADB?

    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.

    Plug the Kindle back into USB if it is not already plugged into USB.

    Root Step 1: Download Kindle Fire First Aide: Windows 32-bit Version Or Windows 64-bit Version

    Root Step 2: Using either 7-Zip or Microsoft Zip, unzip the KFFirstAide.zip to your C:\ Drive as C:\KFFirstAide

    Root Step 3: With your mouse, open the C:\KFFirstAide contents by double mouse clicking the C:\KFFirstAide folder

    Root 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.

    Root 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.

    Root 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.

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

    Root 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-colen before the C:\KFFirstAide

    Root Step 9: That is it! The software is ready. Next we get the Kindle ready to Root.

    Root Step 10: Please check the Kindle under More + > Security - make sure ADB is ON. Leave it disconnected from USB.

    Root Step 11: Launch Kindle Fire First Aide, if the ADB Driver is not installed, use Option 12 to Install the ADB Driver

    Root Step 12: Make sure the Kindle is turned ON, plugged into the Computer USB and ready. Select Option 15 to Root the Kindle. If Option 15 fails to Root the Kindle, use Option 16.

    Root Step 13: That is it! The Kindle now has Root, you may close the software.

    You may view the Kindle Fire First Aide Forum Notes here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2096888

    C-2) The next steps are used to Root the Kindle - Alternative Method (Manual Version):

    The problem "Device not Found" is usually driver related or ADB Security issue. Let's make sure ADB is enabled on the Kindle under Security - Enable ADB?

    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.

    Plug the Kindle back into USB if it is not already plugged into USB.

    1. Download Root MANY ANDROID 32-bit!(Dropbox) or Root MANY ANDROID! 64-bit(Dropbox) 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".

    Make sure the Kindle is still plugged into USB.

    Root Step 1: Run RunMe.bat from Root MANY ANDROID! through a command window as noted:

    Double Mouse Click and Open the Win32 or Win64 folder.

    Next Single Left Mouse Click on the Win32 or Win64 folder tool-bar.

    This highlights the Win32 or Win64 folder.

    Note: Make sure none of the files within the Win32 or Win64 are highlighted in blue.

    Next Press the SHIFT Key, next Right Hand Mouse Click

    Choose "Open command window here"

    A Command window will open, finally type

    Code:
    RunMe.bat
    Choose option 1, Run Normal Method and ignore errors. Pay attention, you will need to answer "Restore" a dialogue box on the Kindle. If you are asked for an 'encryption password', enter the password you use to sign onto Amazon. Click on Restore. When the program has completed, the Kindle will Reboot.

    Root Step 2: When the Kindle reboots it may react VERY slow, this is normal - leave it alone. Immediately proceed to Step 1 again. If the Kindle reboot normally and appears normal, then proceed to Step 3 you are almost done.

    Root Step 3: Download suchecker.apk from here: Root Checker Basic(Dropbox)

    Root Step 4: Using Windows Explorer, move suchecker from the desktop to /Kindle/Internal Drive/Download

    Root Step 5: Now go to the Kindle. Using ES File Explorer or Root Explorer, go to /sdcard/Download/suchecker.apk choose Install

    Root Step 6: When the install has finished, go to your Apps. Launch Root Checker. When you check Root you will be presented with a "Allow" dialog box, be sure to Allow Root Checker. You should now see that Superuser.apk is working.

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

    D) Finally, let's disable the Amazon OTA (Over The Air) Updates so your hard work is not destroyed.

    OTA Step 1: Open Kindle Fire First Aide - Select Option 14 to Disable OTA.

    Note: You may still install the updates manually after you have read the install notes and know what to expect. The updates and manual install instructions can be found on Amazon Support here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_sib?ie=UTF8&nodeId=201016350

    E) Finally drop to an Administrative CMD and enter:

    Code:
    bcdedit -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS 
    bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF
    Reboot the computer to apply the above command.

    When you run Root Checker, the output should be similar to:

    2013.02.09-21.19.38.jpeg


    Next, move onto our How to: Install Google Play Step-by-Step Thread
    5
    ADB Communication Issues

    how long is it suppose to stay at *daemon started successfully* ?

    Once you plug in the Kindle, it takes up to 2 minutes for Windows to detect it. So having said this *daemon started successfully*
    Should not be displayed for longer than 2 minutes.

    Where did you download the Utilities? From us or the developers? Our utilities use new updated adb.exe daemons
    dated 11/05/2012 11:06AM

    If the adb.exe has the correct date stamp, then make sure you are following our instructions on how to open a command
    prompt. If you are following the instructions exactly then....

    You must have Windows 7 which requires you to open an Administrative Prompt by choosing Run as: Administrator when
    opening the CMD Shortcut.
    4
    How to Remove Old Device Drivers from Vista & Windows 7

    Skirball,

    The key when removing a driver is to check the box next to "remove the driver from the driver database" - here is a how to for other people having the same issue.

    First make sure the Kindle is unplugged from USB.

    One of the most annoying issues with Windows is when your hardware manufacturer fails to provide a proper driver for the operating system. Even when you do find the proper driver, sometimes the manufacturer releases an updated version which you then need to install on top of the older version. As if that's not enough, every version of Windows from the past 10 years or so, including server versions will retain the older driver binaries even if you upgrade or change hardware.
    There is a logic behind this behavior. If, for example, you're using a removable USB disk drive, which has once been plugged in, Windows will install the appropriate driver for it. When you eject that drive, Windows retains the drivers so that they will be ready the next time you connect the drive.
    But what about replacing a video adapter? A network interface card? A printer that has been thrown away? What about working with a laptop that you once used to connect to an external device, and has not used that device since? What happens to that driver if you never connect that device to your computer again?
    With time, your computer will gather an increasing number of unused drivers that not only take space on your hard disk, having been still installed, they might cause problems if they are somehow enabled. In some cases they can also cause hardware conflicts. And to make things worse, when you do want to use the same device after a long period of inactivity, even if you re-install an updated version of the driver, Windows might still use the older version of it.
    So how do you remove these old and un-used drivers? Let me show you.
    By default, Device Manager will only show you the devices it's currently using.




    What you need to do is to configure Device Manager to show all those non-present device drivers, sometimes known as "phantom devices".

    1. Go to Control Panel and double click on System. You can also right-click "Computer" on the Start menu (or on the desktop if it's shown there) and choose Properties.
    Note: A faster way for opening up the System applet is to press the Windows logo key on your keyboard and then press Pause/Break at the same time.
    2. Click on "Advance System Settings" link, and then click on the "Environment Variables" button.






    3. In the System Variables section click on the "New" button.
    4. In the New System Variable dialog box, under the Variable Name value enter devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices (just copy the value from here and paste it there) and give it a variable value of 1.
    Click Ok.





    5. In the Environment Variables window notice how the new variable appeared in the System Variables section. Click Ok.
    6. In the System Properties window click Ok.
    7. Log off and log on.
    8. Open Device Manager (Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager).
    9. From the View menu click Show Hidden Devices and notice the change.




    10. Now begin to remove each Phantom Device by Right Mouse Click Uninstall Device or Remove Device, be sure to check the box "Remove Driver From Windows" if offered the option, as you remove each Phantom Device.
    3
    Feedback

    Wow, this is an odd one. Since everything looks good, it has to be a ADB Conduit problem.

    Did you take a look at the RevTv Video on installing ADB? Do you have any security software installed that may be blocking ADB?

    Let's focus on getting ADB Installed Manually, this has to be the problem. Take a peek at the video.

    OHMY!! I wish i could hug you right now,
    I finally got it rooted after 3days

    just had to download SDK and install the driver that way through the video and reboot pc/kindle and BAM!! ROOOOOTEED. lol
    3 days of trying to figure this out, finally paid off....thank you. :laugh:[/QUOTE]

    Good Job! The best hug you can give us is to click on the Thanks meter to the Right and

    Rate the Thread at the top. I knew you could do it!
    2
    ADB Communication Issues

    I downloaded the files from this thread, minus the ADB drivers because my computer already reads it under the device manager.

    I go to the start menu, search for "cmd", run it as administrator and launch RunMe.bat from it
    and it reads this to me

    http[semi-colon]//s9.postimage.org/bpzs9w8u7/Untitled_1[dot]jpg

    and nothing happens to the kindle, no message to restore and if i press any key on the command prompt it doesnt do anything either.

    Please verify the date of the adb.exe daemons. Reply back with the date if the daemon in Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v17Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v17 Stuff folder.

    Next download this mini-test utility: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/54456659/ADB%20Update.zip to your desktop

    Unzip ADB Update.zip to your desktop

    Open the ADB Update folder on your desktop

    Make sure the Kindle is still plugged into USB.

    Double Mouse Click and Open the ADB Update folder.

    Next Single Left Mouse Click on the ADB Update folder toolbar.

    This highlights the ADB Update folder.

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

    Next Press the SHIFT Key, next Right Hand Mouse Click

    Choose "Open command window here"

    A Command window will open, finally type

    Code:
    adb kill-server
    adb start-server
    adb devices

    Respond with the results.
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