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[Root][TWRP][FFF][CWM]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.6 (5/09/12) [First Gen Only]

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Thepooch

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I have had 2.2.2.1 on my Kindle for quite a while. I downloaded 2.3.3.1 and put it in the recovery directory. Went through the menu '3' and it finished and rebooted into 2.3.3.1. However when I then reboot the device and go back into recovery again, it is 2.2.2.1.

Not sure how this can happen, but tried it twice and same result.

How can I get it to stay on 2.3.3.1
 

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I have had 2.2.2.1 on my Kindle for quite a while. I downloaded 2.3.3.1 and put it in the recovery directory. Went through the menu '3' and it finished and rebooted into 2.3.3.1. However when I then reboot the device and go back into recovery again, it is 2.2.2.1.

Not sure how this can happen, but tried it twice and same result.

How can I get it to stay on 2.3.3.1
Rename the TWRP image you have on your sdcard, to twrp.img

Press: shift + right-click on the KFU folder containing adb.exe and select "Open command window here"


Then copy and paste the following into that command window

Code:
adb shell dd if=/sdcard/twrp.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5
 

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Ya i got root permission via terminal.. the # shows

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Place the twrp image file on your sdcard and name it "twrp.img"
Code:
~ # dd if=/sdcard/twrp.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5
~ # idme bootmode 5000 
~ # reboot

Double check to ensure the command is written exactly to prevent potentially wiping out your bootloader.

"That's a special kind of stupid. The kind that makes me laugh."
 

rickyq12

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Very Very new to having root access on my daughters Kindel Fire.(Very familiar with rooting Android Devices though)
With that being said...
I got it rooted just yesterday and had a couple of questions.

I used the latest 0.9.6 Fire Utility and everything went smooth.
Now, I used the number 2 option...

Did that option install TWRP and FFF as well? No, I have not checked.

If I was to flash a ROM(CM9/10) will all of her content(music/movies) already installed in Amazon's cloud or device be wiped?

What would I have to do to restore those MP3's/Movies?

Thanks...
 

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Very Very new to having root access on my daughters Kindel Fire.(Very familiar with rooting Android Devices though)
With that being said...
I got it rooted just yesterday and had a couple of questions.

I used the latest 0.9.6 Fire Utility and everything went smooth.
Now, I used the number 2 option...

Did that option install TWRP and FFF as well? No, I have not checked.

If I was to flash a ROM(CM9/10) will all of her content(music/movies) already installed in Amazon's cloud or device be wiped?

What would I have to do to restore those MP3's/Movies?

Thanks...
If, when your KF boots up, you see a blue Kindle Fire logo, it has FFF installed. If your device is rooted, you definitely need FFF installed. It will save you tons of heartache in the future. With FFF installed, you can hold the power button at startup (when you see the KF logo) and boot options will appear at the bottom of the screen. You can use these to reset your boot mode or enter recovery with ease. There, you can check to see if you have TWRP installed.
 
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rickyq12

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If, when your KF boots up, you see a blue Kindle Fire logo, it has FFF installed. If your device is rooted, you definitely need FFF installed. It will save you tons of heartache in the future. With FFF installed, you can hold the power button at startup (when you see the KF logo) and boot options will appear at the bottom of the screen. You can use these to reset your boot mode or enter recovery with ease. There, you can check to see if you have TWRP installed.

Thank you so much for the response.
Once the utility finished with the root process and the Fire first booted up...I did notice the blue KF logo.

Means I do have FFF and TWRP correct?

Side note...I'm in the Pflugerville/Round Rock area.
How about yourself?

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Thank you so much for the response.
Once the utility finished with the root process and the Fire first booted up...I did notice the blue KF logo.

Means I do have FFF and TWRP correct?
It means you have FFF installed. Use the boot menu described earlier to select recovery and confirm that you have TWRP installed.

Side note...I'm in the Pflugerville/Round Rock area.
How about yourself?
I'll PM you.

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jparnell8839

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I've been trying to do this for my mother in law's Kindle Fire 2 for hours now. Even the KFU isnt working (I'm assuming because it cant get into fastboot). cant do nuttin without fastboot :p lol.

Here's what I'm getting when I try to run it:

Code:
c:\Android\sdk\platform-tools>dir
 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 0A34-399B
 
 Directory of c:\Android\sdk\platform-tools
 
01/16/2013  11:55 AM    <DIR>          .
01/16/2013  11:55 AM    <DIR>          ..
01/16/2013  10:45 AM           854,016 aapt.exe
01/16/2013  10:45 AM           815,104 adb.exe
01/16/2013  10:45 AM            96,256 AdbWinApi.dll
01/16/2013  10:45 AM            60,928 AdbWinUsbApi.dll
01/16/2013  10:45 AM           275,968 aidl.exe
01/16/2013  10:46 AM    <DIR>          api
01/16/2013  10:45 AM           127,488 dexdump.exe
01/16/2013  10:45 AM             2,618 dx.bat
01/16/2013  10:45 AM           157,184 fastboot.exe
[COLOR="Red"]01/16/2013  11:55 AM           510,876 fbmode[/COLOR]
01/16/2013  10:45 AM    <DIR>          lib
01/16/2013  10:45 AM        23,847,936 llvm-rs-cc.exe
01/16/2013  10:45 AM           467,531 NOTICE.txt
01/16/2013  10:46 AM    <DIR>          renderscript
01/16/2013  10:45 AM                37 source.properties
              12 File(s)     27,215,942 bytes
               5 Dir(s)   5,249,691,648 bytes free
 
c:\Android\sdk\platform-tools>adb push fbmode /data/local/tmp
2235 KB/s (510876 bytes in 0.223s)
 
c:\Android\sdk\platform-tools>adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/fbmode
 
c:\Android\sdk\platform-tools>adb shell data/local/tmp/fbmode
[COLOR="red"]fail opening shift: No such file or directory[/COLOR]
 
c:\Android\sdk\platform-tools>

Any ideas? Kindle's running 10.2.4
 
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    WARNING: DO NOT use this on 2nd Generation Devices or you risk bricking your Device.

    These procedures are for FIRST GENERATION Devices ONLY. In otherwords, for the ORIGINAL KF. If you proceed to use this on your 2nd Generation Device, and you BRICK it, don't complain. You have been warned.

    This thread is also no longer maintained. A new Thread has been opened.

    The new Thread

    MD Moderator XDA


    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 does:

    • 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 CWM Recovery.
    • Auto download and install FFF Bootloader.
    • Manage current bootmodes.
    • Manage Read/Write.
    • Install GoogleApps/Market/GoLauncherEX.
    • Lock/Unlock the Wallpaper from being changed.

    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. This issue was found and fixed using this post: Click me Over at Rootzwiki.

    I make no claim that this tool is perfect, but I certainly will do my best to support it as long as people like it.

    Here are some screen-shots of it:

    kf_util_1.png

    kf_util_2.png

    kf_util_3.png

    kf_util_4.png

    kf_util_5.png


    Credits goto:

    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!

    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

    Downloads:

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

    Current Release

    Version 0.9.6 = Click Here

    Extras(Will auto download, only for manual install users)
    Apps.zip = Click Here (Place in a folder called apps)
    TWRP = Click Here (Place in a folder called recovery)

    Old Releases

    Version 0.9.5 = Click Here
    Version 0.9.4 = Click Here
    Version 0.9.3 = Click Here
    Version 0.9.2 = Click Here
    Version 0.9.1 = Click Here
    Version .9 = Click Here
    Version .8 = Click Here
    Version .7 = Click Here
    Version .6 = Click Here
    Version .5 = Click Here
    Version .4 = Click Here
    Version .3 = Click Here
    Version .2 = Click Here
    Version .1 = Click Here

    Bug Fixes

    Version 0.9.6 = Fixed the rooting issue of not installing superuser.apk. Oops!
    Version 0.9.6 = Updated the options of recoveries and the root processes.
    Version 0.9.6 = Corrected Gapps installer, now works!
    Version 0.9.6 = Corrected some installer issues with recoveries.
    Version 0.9.5 = Fixed the update not installing gapps correctly and crashing.
    Version 0.9.4 = Removed framework option as it confused people and really isn't used.
    Version 0.9.4 = Updated for amazon 6.3 update.
    Version 0.9.3 = Added option to load Burritoroots FireFireFire installer.
    Version 0.9.3 = Fixed to support latest BurritoRoot, sorry it took so long!
    Version 0.9.2 = Changed back to using the official TWRP download URL. They are allowing wget now.
    Version 0.9.2 = Rewrote TWRP installer to use a new method requiring zero user interaction. It should just work.
    Version 0.9.2 = New driver installer using the WDK install system. Should work perfect, every time.
    Version 0.9.1 = Fix TWRP download that Techerratta blocked. Hosting it myself for the moment.
    Version .9 = Minor fix in install drivers batch.
    Version .8 = Tried to make the TWRP installer a bit more verbose in telling people what to do.
    Version .8 = Fixed some issues with order of checking for root.
    Version .8 = Rewrote the driver installer to try to be a bit better and catch fastboot issues.
    Version .7 = Rewrote a lot of things to make them more user friendly and help the user know what is going on.
    Version .7 = Switched away from Zergrush to BurritoRoot
    Version .6 = Now pauses for users to finish the TWRP install before trying to bring it back to normal bootmode.
    Version .5 = Fixed my screwup of TWRP installer. My debug code was posted instead of real code ;( Sorry!
    Version .4 = Cleaned up a bit of code relating to zergRush, it now waits for ADB to come back online before continuing.
    Version .4 = Checks for files already downloaded so we don't waste bandwidth.
    Version .4 = Fixed the Fastboot loader command for TWRP, TWRP install should work better.
    Version .3 = Cleaned up a few areas, fixed a few issues that could revolve around ADB being out of date.
    Version .2 = Fixed issue with TWRP installer leaving the user in Fastboot instead of returning to Normal (4000).
    Version .1 = Initial Release.

    New Features

    Version 0.9.4 = Added a FireFireFire installer / updater per request!
    Version 0.9.4 = Added a CWM Installer per request!
    Version 0.9.2 = Setup an update system that allows me to change what users download the file from and what MD5 is legitimate so I can update packages.
    Version 0.9.2 = Added MD5 checking of all files downloaded for legitimacy.
    Version .9 = Added failsafe system to /system/
    Version .7 = Automatic BurritoRoot courtesy of Jcase of TeamAndIRC. Thanks man!
    Version .3 = New Driver installer. Just run install_drivers.bat before running the tool and all driver issues should be resolved. Could use some feedback on this.
    Version .3 = Added an extras menu with a few features to help people out!

    Known Tricks

    • If you end up stuck at the yellow triangle, in KF Utility select Boot Normal, wait for it to say <waiting for device> and then press and hold the power button 20 seconds until the fire turns off, then when its off turn it back on. This sometimes happens, I have yet to find a clean solution :(
    • If you end up stuck with a yellow triangle, do not EVER unplug it. Leave it plugged in. Check the windows drivers to make sure it isnt showing as "kindle" again. Fastboot is different and can cause this.



    Need Live Help?

    Kindle Fire IRC

    Please visit there, and I may be able to help in person, if you are willing, I will even TeamViewer in to help! Rest assured, the chances of you actually bricking your kindle are very low, I or someone else can and would love to help. It helps us think of was to better handle things.
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    I tries that in my device manager it says unknow device with yellow mark when i go to update driver it says the latest is already installed

    Alright. Let me guide you through this...
    -Download the attachment I provide below and place it in somewhere you KNOW where you can find it easily. (I placed it in C:\android-sdk-windows\extras\google\usb_driver(I would recommend doing the same))
    -Go to device manager
    -right click on the exclamation mark kindle.
    -Choose update driver software
    -choose browse my computer for driver software
    -choose let me pick from a list of devices on my computer
    -Then select have disk
    -Then select browse
    -direct to where you downloaded the usb driver i attached
    -Select okay and okay


    Download here
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    you sir are incredible good job :)

    I love the dev work that the kindle is getting. This thing will be 100% unlocked in no time with lots of great custom roms and kernels :D Makes me really happy as this is my first android device.
    8
    New version of KFU

    I PM'd VashyPooh and he is no longer supporting KFU because he doesn't own a Kindle Fire anymore. So now I will be maintaining this project for now. I am going to make a new thread and release Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.7+. Here is the new thread :) I don't know what should be done with this thread though once it becomes obsolete.

    VashyPooh, thank you for what you've done here you've helped me and thousands of people root, install custom firmware, and de-brick our devices. We really appreciate what you've done for us and all the hard work you've put in to this. :good:

    Also, thank you for letting me update this because now your utility will be able to help even more people. :)
    6
    Kindle Fire Utility .7 released.

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Notes:

    • Exclusive support from jcase for this tool providing a custom BurritoRoot. Please Uninstall any old version you have on the fire.
    • Full support for rooting the Kindle permanently.
    • Easy TWRP installer from my TWRP tool is moved into here.

    As usual, post any bugs or issues, or find me on IRC.