[ROOT][ONE-CLICK][UPDATED 11-30-11] Get ADB running AND Root with SuperOneClick

death2all110

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So I was messing around with different one clicks since I got ADB going on my kindle fire and I was able to Successfully use SuperOneClick 2.2 to root my kindle fire!

Sorry for the mess. Its late, and I wanted to type this up so I could crash...

To get adb going you must download the android sdk (google it).
*Run SDKManager.exe and download the google-usb_drivers package from "3rd party tools"
* Download platform-tools as well

Open a command prompt and run adb update usb to get the .android folder to appear.

goto: %USERPROFILE%\.android and edit the adb_usb.ini and add this to the end of the file and save:
Code:
0x1949
then go into where you have the sdk at and open the google-usb_driver folder and edit android_winusb.inf and add this to the [Google.NTx86] section and [Google.NTamd64] section:
Code:
;Kindle Fire
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01
save and close

If you have already plugged your kindle into the usb you may have to open device manager and find "Kindle" under other devices and choose the android_winusb.inf file.

Turn on Installation of apps from unknown sources: tap the top bar>choose more...(+)>device

open a command prompt and run adb kill-server then try adb devices..

you should see a device listed.

go here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682a

download and run SuperOneClick and choose the "root" option. let it go!

Enjoy!

Proof:


 
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matt314159

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Supposedly it was supposed to be easy to root. So I would think so. I am sure amazon could have made it a lot harder if they wanted to.
I almost suspect from their coy comments (yes, it will be rooted, no we don't care, type of thing) That they're just after market share, period. Now let's bring on CM ICS! (impatient optimist in me, sorry!)
 

smtom

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Rooted Fire

Death2All - Rooting instructions worked like a champ!

Thanks for posting.

Donation to Shortfuse OTW.

Kind regards
 

SifJar

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Why do I have a mac
You could do it manually using the zergRush exploit, SuperOneClick just makes it easier for Windows people.

zergRush exploit: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1296916

(Usage instructions are there, it's fairly simple - push the binary to device with adb, chmod binary and then execute binary. this gives temp root, push su and busybox binaries for perm root and install superuser.apk)

[This replaces the SuperOneClick part of the original post, you still need to do everything leading up to that (editing adb_usb.ini etc.) - some parts may be changed slightly for mac/linux e.g. I would assume you need to edit a different file than "android_winusb.inf"]

EDIT: Guide for getting ADB working on Mac: http://blog.actlocalmedia.com/2011/11/developing-on-kindle-fire.html (probably applicable to Linux too). Do this, then you can manually root via ADB and zergRush.
 
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abremel

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Did rooting break video on demand playback for anyone else? When i go to watch a prime instant video now the play buttons are greyed out, and my device is "no longer configured correctly to play Amazon videos.
 

abremel

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Never used it, but I have it installed. I don't even know where to begin :confused:
to get the adb_usb file to show up, you can go into the tools directory of the sdk, open a command prompt and run android update adb - thatll at least create the file, then you just edit it as the directions state.
 

smtom

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Did rooting break video on demand playback for anyone else? When i go to watch a prime instant video now the play buttons are greyed out, and my device is "no longer configured correctly to play Amazon videos.
Ditto for me. I called customer service, they claim to be looking into it. Debating whether to do factory reset and see what happens.

Sent from my ADR6300 using xda premium
 

abremel

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Ditto for me. I called customer service, they claim to be looking into it. Debating whether to do factory reset and see what happens.

Sent from my ADR6300 using xda premium
Actually an easy fix - the unroot button on superoneclick unroots it, and a reboot restores video playback - the instant video app must have some sort of check in place to see if the device is rooted.
 

SifJar

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to get the adb_usb file to show up, you can go into the tools directory of the sdk, open a command prompt and run android update adb - thatll at least create the file, then you just edit it as the directions state.
You also need to install the Google USB driver via the SDK Manager I think to generate the other files that need editing.