[Root][TWRP][COTR][BOOTLOADERS]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.9 (4/5/13) [1st Gen Only!]

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awidawad

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WARNING: The following files ONLY work for the Original KF. Running this on a 2nd Generation KF will brick the device.

From Original thread:

Hi all, some of you may have seen my utility over in the de-bricking thread. My goal at this point is to try and make lives easier for everyone I can.

So what I have done is created a script that can be used to handle a lot of common things people may want, and I will continue to add things people request that I think would be easy, and beneficial. I just wanted to make this situation easier for the average person.

You will see how the tool detects you at the default screen, and can refresh it by hitting 0 at any menu to have it refresh ADB/Fastboot and see what mode the kindle is in.

Currently the tool comes packaged with the drivers required to operate ADB and Fastboot.

Please note: If your device can't be seen in fastboot mode, please make sure to install the drivers packaged with this, as it will show up afterwards. You can use the install_drivers.bat with the device plugged in for this.

Usage should be straight forward for the tool. If you are having issues with something, this tool has a good chance of getting you back on track.

Rooting has been tested with the latest update (6.3.2) and it works 100%. Be sure to have your device booted up in normal mode before running the root.

Features:
  • Automatic elevation to root for tool operations.
  • Full root install.
  • Auto detect current bootmode.
  • Auto Detect ADB/Fastboot Online/Offline.
  • Auto download update.zip from Amazon.
  • Auto download and install TWRP Recovery.
  • Auto download and install COTR Recovery.
  • Auto download and install FFF Bootloader.
  • Manage current bootmodes.
  • Manage Read/Write.
  • Install GoogleApps/Market/GoLauncherEX.
  • Lock/Unlock the Wallpaper from being changed.
    As of 3/16/2013:
  • Doesn't support CWM for now bad DL link and seems there is no updated, stable version.
  • Automated Dual-Boot installation and Un-Dual Boot
  • Choose Amazon Firmware to update to
  • More to come... This needs a bit of a code re-write from the things I added. Expect it to be updated soon.
Please feel free to contact me if I should add even more features to this :)

Here are some screen-shots:



More to come...

Please leave a message if this tool does not help you, malfunctions, or just to say thank you, or request more features!

Don't forget to donate to teamwin for their awesome recovery system over at: Team Win Website

Current Downloads:

v0.9.9 Download

Older Downloads:

v0.9.8 Download

Changelog:
Code:
4/5/13: v0.9.9 now has an option to install COTR recovery. 
Squashed a few bugs including the superuser.apk not 
installing bug.


3/17/13: v0.9.8+ includes even more bug fixes from v0.9.8 
and now implements the dual boot feature. 
Please read the README.txt inside the zip.


3/16/13: A few major code bugs fixed. Removed DL link for v0.9.7 
because of these bugs. 100% tested and working with everything.

3/15/13: Initial upload... v0.9.7

Credits: VashyPooh for script and permission to maintain.

Initial work by ubeezee & yareally on there forum thread.
Full revert based off method from Clavin, "tweaked" by Vashypooh.
Full credit of TWRP goes to Team Win for releasing an awesome tool! Good job guys.
I checked with Dees_Troy prior to integrating TWRP install into the tool, and he was alright with it. If this changes, it will be changed or completely removed per their request.
rooobbbbb on XDA for the Wallpaper Lock trick.
Jolleyboy/Bandage on XDA for Android Market guide/ Android Apps.
Sync settings found by Abramel @ XDA.
Zeb for testing 0.9.4!




If you are asking for help and can't post here, please post in Q&A forums here.
If you CAN post and are asking for help please provide some required information listed below to receive best solutions right away.


Provide:
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  • 32-bit or 64-bit
  • What steps you have taken
  • What device manager says about your device
  • Version of KFU you are using
  • Exact error you recieve
 
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shahrukhraza

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Re: [Root][TWRP][FFF+FFFExtended]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.7+ (3/16/13) [1st Gen Only!

Hello.

I have a few questions.
Does matter what kind of USB cable I use? I have a Samsung one so I was wondering if I could use that. And to install Root itself you need the drivers right? Where do I get the drivers for 6.3.2? After it recognizes the kindle I just click the root option and... Kaboom right!!? Lol.

Thank you for your help.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
 

awidawad

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Re: [Root][TWRP][FFF+FFFExtended]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.7+ (3/16/13) [1st Gen Only!

Hello.

I have a few questions.
Does matter what kind of USB cable I use? I have a Samsung one so I was wondering if I could use that. And to install Root itself you need the drivers right? Where do I get the drivers for 6.3.2? After it recognizes the kindle I just click the root option and... Kaboom right!!? Lol.

Thank you for your help.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

You need to run install_drivers.bat the run kfu and select root with your device connected in normal mode. The drivers should be universal with any ROM. Also, as long as the cable you are using is a micro-usb it should work :) I use an HTC cable and it works.

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shahrukhraza

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Re: [Root][TWRP][FFF+FFFExtended]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.7+ (3/16/13) [1st Gen Only!

And where would I find this install run.bat? From the original thread right? And for the TWRP I just press that option right?

and does this version have the yellow triangle problems?

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
 
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awidawad

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Re: [Root][TWRP][FFF+FFFExtended]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.7+ (3/16/13) [1st Gen Only!

And where would I find this install run.bat? From the original thread right? And for the TWRP I just press that option right?

and does this version have the yellow triangle problems?

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

Download the files and extract the zip its in the root of the zip... And yes the Yellow triangles are no more. They were from FFF 1.2>

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Re: [Root][TWRP][FFF+FFFExtended]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.7+ (3/16/13) [1st Gen Only!

Aight guys thanks for the help.

Now I just have to wait for my brother to stop reading Harry Potter...:banghead::banghead::banghead:

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awidawad

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New update...

I updated twice today:
v0.9.8 fixes a md5 sum mismatch bug when installing TWRP
v0.9.8+ Has a little bit more touched up code and now fully implements the Dual Boot feature :)

Enjoy! And please read the readme.txt in the v0.9.8+ zip, thanks.

I like how you changed the font color and background, reminds me of the glory days of DOS :)

Right! :cool:
 

redbean25

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I updated twice today:
v0.9.8 fixes a md5 sum mismatch bug when installing TWRP
v0.9.8+ Has a little bit more touched up code and now fully implements the Dual Boot feature :)

Enjoy! And please read the readme.txt in the v0.9.8+ zip, thanks.



Right! :cool:

So for the dual boot, does this just set up the partitions, and then I can go install the two ROMs in recovery? Or does it also install two previously downloaded ROMs?
 

awidawad

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Re: [Root][TWRP][FFF+FFFExtended]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.8+ (3/17/13) [1st Gen Only!

So for the dual boot, does this just set up the partitions, and then I can go install the two ROMs in recovery? Or does it also install two previously downloaded ROMs?

The dual boot installs the modified boot loader and resizes the partitions. Then you need to flash altrom-format-all.zip. When I update next I'll put more info in the readme

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redbean25

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The dual boot installs the modified boot loader and resizes the partitions. Then you need to flash altrom-format-all.zip. When I update next I'll put more info in the readme

Sent from my One V using xda app-developers app


OK. I'd like to dual boot Jelly bean and a stock rooted image (Modaco maybe), so next time I am free, perhaps I'll use your tool to tackle that task.

Thanks for expanding the capabilities of this utility.
 

scooter1979

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THANK YOU SO MUCH! I tried everything in the book (and a few things not listed) to get the last version to work with my KF, and never had any luck. 0.9.8+ works like magic. Great job!
 

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Highly appreciate the dual boot thing. Had to do it manually back in the day, and it was quite a job... Thanx.
 

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Re: [Root][TWRP][FFF+FFFExtended]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.8+ (3/17/13) [1st Gen Only!

Highly appreciate the dual boot thing. Had to do it manually back in the day, and it was quite a job... Thanx.

I didn't even attempt dual booting because it looked like such a pain.
Thanks for making an addition to format for dual booting!
Also since I know it will be asked, I just want to make sure this works with 6.3.2 since 9.6 kfu didn't (I don't think).

Sent from my Amazon Kindle Fire using Tapatalk HD
 

shahrukhraza

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okay guys, i have a question.

my adb status is online but my boot status is unknown. i probably dont have the drivers installed . and when i try to run the install drivers it says that the some path is not specified. So how would i download the drivers?

oh and the path that it cant find is \drivers\dpinst64.exe .

any suggestions?
 
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    WARNING: The following files ONLY work for the Original KF. Running this on a 2nd Generation KF will brick the device.

    From Original thread:

    Hi all, some of you may have seen my utility over in the de-bricking thread. My goal at this point is to try and make lives easier for everyone I can.

    So what I have done is created a script that can be used to handle a lot of common things people may want, and I will continue to add things people request that I think would be easy, and beneficial. I just wanted to make this situation easier for the average person.

    You will see how the tool detects you at the default screen, and can refresh it by hitting 0 at any menu to have it refresh ADB/Fastboot and see what mode the kindle is in.

    Currently the tool comes packaged with the drivers required to operate ADB and Fastboot.

    Please note: If your device can't be seen in fastboot mode, please make sure to install the drivers packaged with this, as it will show up afterwards. You can use the install_drivers.bat with the device plugged in for this.

    Usage should be straight forward for the tool. If you are having issues with something, this tool has a good chance of getting you back on track.

    Rooting has been tested with the latest update (6.3.2) and it works 100%. Be sure to have your device booted up in normal mode before running the root.

    Features:
    • Automatic elevation to root for tool operations.
    • Full root install.
    • Auto detect current bootmode.
    • Auto Detect ADB/Fastboot Online/Offline.
    • Auto download update.zip from Amazon.
    • Auto download and install TWRP Recovery.
    • Auto download and install COTR Recovery.
    • Auto download and install FFF Bootloader.
    • Manage current bootmodes.
    • Manage Read/Write.
    • Install GoogleApps/Market/GoLauncherEX.
    • Lock/Unlock the Wallpaper from being changed.
      As of 3/16/2013:
    • Doesn't support CWM for now bad DL link and seems there is no updated, stable version.
    • Automated Dual-Boot installation and Un-Dual Boot
    • Choose Amazon Firmware to update to
    • More to come... This needs a bit of a code re-write from the things I added. Expect it to be updated soon.
    Please feel free to contact me if I should add even more features to this :)

    Here are some screen-shots:



    More to come...

    Please leave a message if this tool does not help you, malfunctions, or just to say thank you, or request more features!

    Don't forget to donate to teamwin for their awesome recovery system over at: Team Win Website

    Current Downloads:

    v0.9.9 Download

    Older Downloads:

    v0.9.8 Download

    Changelog:
    Code:
    4/5/13: v0.9.9 now has an option to install COTR recovery. 
    Squashed a few bugs including the superuser.apk not 
    installing bug.
    
    
    3/17/13: v0.9.8+ includes even more bug fixes from v0.9.8 
    and now implements the dual boot feature. 
    Please read the README.txt inside the zip.
    
    
    3/16/13: A few major code bugs fixed. Removed DL link for v0.9.7 
    because of these bugs. 100% tested and working with everything.
    
    3/15/13: Initial upload... v0.9.7

    Credits: VashyPooh for script and permission to maintain.

    Initial work by ubeezee & yareally on there forum thread.
    Full revert based off method from Clavin, "tweaked" by Vashypooh.
    Full credit of TWRP goes to Team Win for releasing an awesome tool! Good job guys.
    I checked with Dees_Troy prior to integrating TWRP install into the tool, and he was alright with it. If this changes, it will be changed or completely removed per their request.
    rooobbbbb on XDA for the Wallpaper Lock trick.
    Jolleyboy/Bandage on XDA for Android Market guide/ Android Apps.
    Sync settings found by Abramel @ XDA.
    Zeb for testing 0.9.4!




    If you are asking for help and can't post here, please post in Q&A forums here.
    If you CAN post and are asking for help please provide some required information listed below to receive best solutions right away.


    Provide:
    • Windows Verson
    • 32-bit or 64-bit
    • What steps you have taken
    • What device manager says about your device
    • Version of KFU you are using
    • Exact error you recieve
    6
    Awesome! Will this work with Linux too?

    Sent from my Amazon Kindle Fire using Tapatalk HD

    Not yet but I do have plans ;)
    5
    so i lost my root due to the update. tried rooting with the new kfu. well when i slected that option, i selected normal boot. the kindle rebooted. well after it reboot i acidently selected fastboot. the kindle rebooted and i cant get it past the kindle fire screen. now what do i do? please help.

    UPDATE: i got it fix. i select the wrong command. it rebooted in to twrp after installing fff, twrp, and setting the recovery bootmode. rebooted and stil didnot achive root. what did i do wrong?

    Don't know what you did... Try the root option again. Maybe it will work. Be sure to have run the install_drivers.bat and to double check what option you're selecting and have your kindle powered up and booted into normal mode before running the root option.

    I tried to install permanent superuser to get my root back (that it had for 6.3.1) using the 2nd selection but I just have dual boot and no root!
    what happened?


    What option did you select? Again, be sure to double check what you select and if you don't want dual boot run the un-dual boot option, then re-run the root option.


    To all users:
    This utility has been tested thoroughly. There is no reason to have such major issues if you: A. Follow directions properly and read the onscreen instructions. and B. Run the install_drivers.bat executable and install your drivers. then finally C. Have your device booted up into Normal mode before proceeding with installations unless you are bricked you can have your device in any mode to install TWRP and FFF... :p
    Just puttin that out there so there can be less questions here :)

    Good luck to all of you.
    5
    @soupmagnet

    Im well aware of my own post in another section.This post is in regards to the kindle fire utility and the bundled drivers and installer. While that post is a more broad post looking for an outside solution to my issue.Since the kindle connects as a adb device, MTP device, and mass storage device there is a more complex setup than most devices
    Okay first off, arguing with another developer about how well their "works" work will get you nowhere on this site and you put yourself at risk of getting a Moderator involved...but that's just some friendly advice from one user to another, so you can take it for what it's worth.


    The point of directing you to your original post, where I had posted another link, was so you can educate yourself and have a better foundation that can empower you to make a more educated suggestion/bug report/whatever.

    Having said that, if you used the information that you learned from that post, compared it to the way KFU's driver install package works, and respectfully offered a suggestion to the developer that can help to make the KFU work better in more situations, I'm absolutely positive you would get a better response from him and possibly even lead to an updated version that will work in yours and possibly other situations.
    4
    Just picked up the my kindle fire 6.3.2- sorry for the neewb question, however I want to make sure I have the process correct.

    download and extract utility to my pc
    run.bat
    install root and SU
    install TWRP
    install FFF
    install custom rom

    Thank you for taking the time sorry for the questions

    You got it right, except install drivers first before run.bat :p
    Then you just hit the root option and it will install FFF and TWRP on its own ;)

    Sent from my Amazon Kindle Fire using xda app-developers app