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

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redbean25

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its pretty weird now, cant get vending,apk , permission denied , ,how did I get fff? It went to the screen to give root ,then fff and then tried to get recovery and it wont allow that, when booting it goes blue , has the boot menu :boot normal, recovery ,reset boot menu , recovery doesnt work ,maybe I can get goo mangaer and try from there, gotta work now , try later


You get FFF from this utility when you do the root. You have it installed if you have the menu with normal, recovery, and reset boot mode. If you choose recovery and it does nothing, then you likely don't have one installed. You will have to install a recovery.
 

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Re: [Root][TWRP][FFF][CWM]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.6 (5/09/12)

Well it wont let me , in root explorer it says I says I don't have root ,terminal says there's no su ? How did I sideload. Goo manager and get fff if root is gone? Can I go back and start over ,should I just wait for the factory cable (imm not good at waiting,although I'm wirking now )

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Well it wont let me , in root explorer it says I says I don't have root ,terminal says there's no su ? How did I sideload. Goo manager and get fff if root is gone? Can I go back and start over ,should I just wait for the factory cable (imm not good at waiting,although I'm wirking now )

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Not having root would be a problem. You can run the utility again to install permanent root. If it doesn't work in 0.9.6, I have heard some people saying it worked in 0.9.5. I would run through the utility again and choose the Permanent Root option. You may have done the temporary root, or an error occurred and you didn't notice it the first time. Read the output on the screen when you run the utility very carefully and report back here if you see any errors.
 
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Ok I ran some adb push , it got a few places , but not where I needed , then I changed the cord and used a dedicated usb port , seemd to help , but kfu still had a waiting signal , then I reinstalled the driver (for about the 20th time) , ran kfu and ran root ,this time it installed , I seen the twrp flash screen (I havent tried to go into twrp yet) , been to excited that it actually gave me root and when I used root explorer it asked for root permission (so I know) , I will try twrp in a moment , thanks Red and I will try more (and will know doubt need more help, to the devs vashypoo and kinfauns ,you guys rock!

***success*** so should I do any wipes? I mean Im used to doing cache,dalvik,reset , but Im not sure I need to sen Im not putting a custom rom on here (yet) ,Im gonna backup I think first!
 
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Ok I ran some adb push , it got a few places , but not where I needed , then I changed the cord and used a dedicated usb port , seemd to help , but kfu still had a waiting signal , then I reinstalled the driver (for about the 20th time) , ran kfu and ran root ,this time it installed , I seen the twrp flash screen (I havent tried to go into twrp yet) , been to excited that it actually gave me root and when I used root explorer it asked for root permission (so I know) , I will try twrp in a moment , thanks Red and I will try more (and will know doubt need more help, to the devs vashypoo and kinfauns ,you guys rock!

***success*** so should I do any wipes? I mean Im used to doing cache,dalvik,reset , but Im not sure I need to sen Im not putting a custom rom on here (yet) ,Im gonna backup I think first!

Definitely back up first. Then do a full wipe prior to flashing a ROM.
 

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Re: [Root][TWRP][FFF][CWM]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.6 (5/09/12)

Ok, not flashing any Roms just yet, gonna hold onto stock, no dirty flashing here unless its nightlies

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Just been given a new Kindle Fire 7" (UK stock), running 10.2.6_user_2630020 out the box. Downloaded KFU 0.9.6 and followed preinstall steps (install drivers first, plug in device, run KFU) but although it inited the ADB daemon it's showing as Status Offline and FFF can't connect.

Also the Android ADB driver didn't install, the device showing as "Kindle" (not "kindle") -- delving into android_winusb.inf, I can see various Kindle Fire entries but my Hardware ID didn't show in the list. (It's
Code:
USB\VID_1949&PID_000A&REV_0216
)

I even tried adding
Code:
%CompositeAdbInterface%		= USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_000A&REV_0216
to the inf and manually forcing a driver update over the standard MS drivers, but Windows 7 (64 bit) completely refuses to accept that there's a valid device ID in the inf so I can't proceed with that.

Anyone proffer any advice? Whilst I've used plenty of them, this is the first Android device I've actually owned and I'm already entirely frustrated by the emasculated Amazon experience. Need some help rooting this! Be gentle, my experience up to now has solely been with Windows Mobile devices (I'm fairly intimate with the Rhodium bootloader. ;))


[edit] Hang on, just noticed in the Device options that ADB Mode was not enabled, even though I thought I'd previously read that stock roms ship with ADB enabled... Further attempts now being conducted.[/edit]
 
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redbean25

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Just been given a new Kindle Fire 7" (UK stock), running 10.2.6_user_2630020 out the box. Downloaded KFU 0.9.6 and followed preinstall steps (install drivers first, plug in device, run KFU) but although it inited the ADB daemon it's showing as Status Offline and FFF can't connect.

Also the Android ADB driver didn't install, the device showing as "Kindle" (not "kindle") -- delving into android_winusb.inf, I can see various Kindle Fire entries but my Hardware ID didn't show in the list. (It's
Code:
USB\VID_1949&PID_000A&REV_0216
)

I even tried adding
Code:
%CompositeAdbInterface%		= USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_000A&REV_0216
to the inf and manually forcing a driver update over the standard MS drivers, but Windows 7 (64 bit) completely refuses to accept that there's a valid device ID in the inf so I can't proceed with that.

Anyone proffer any advice? Whilst I've used plenty of them, this is the first Android device I've actually owned and I'm already entirely frustrated by the emasculated Amazon experience. Need some help rooting this! Be gentle, my experience up to now has solely been with Windows Mobile devices (I'm fairly intimate with the Rhodium bootloader. ;))


[edit] Hang on, just noticed in the Device options that ADB Mode was not enabled, even though I thought I'd previously read that stock roms ship with ADB enabled... Further attempts now being conducted.[/edit]

If it is a 10.x.x version, then you have a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Do not attempt to use this utility. It will brick. Go to the KF2 forum.
 

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Re: [Root][TWRP][FFF][CWM]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.6 (5/09/12)

Aaaaand, does it work all of the time and easily

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Arghhhh. I cannot for the life of me get ADB to recognize my device. I'm using an original Fire, that was flashed to an early CM7 and left there ever since. I've installed drivers and done everything I can figure. It won't show up in device manager with debugging mode enabled.

EDIT: Now I'm stuck booting into TWRP. Halp!
 
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Re: [Root][TWRP][FFF][CWM]Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.6 (5/09/12)

Arghhhh. I cannot for the life of me get ADB to recognize my device. I'm using an original Fire, that was flashed to an early CM7 and left there ever since. I've installed drivers and done everything I can figure. It won't show up in device manager with debugging mode enabled.
EDIT: Now I'm stuck booting into TWRP. Halp!
You can just cut'n'paste a ROM to your kf via USB, & flash.
 
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Will this work with version 10.2.6. I'm having trouble installing the drivers. I've tried installing them manually but all the Windows 7 pc's I've tried installing them on it says that the drivers can't be recognized or something like that. Or it could of been that the drivers aren't for the device. I'll post a screen shot of exactly what it says.
 
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redbean25

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Will this work with version 10.2.6. I'm having trouble installing the drivers. I've tried installing them manually but all the Windows 7 pc's I've tried installing them on it says that the drivers can't be recognized or something like that. Or it could of been that the drivers aren't for the device. I'll post a screen shot of exactly what it says.

No.

1st gen Kindle Fire devices only.


Sure wish someone would change the title of this thread.
 
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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. :)
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    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.