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

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digz6666

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I end up in TWRP mode, cannot do anything, tried rebooting into recovery or bootloader.
It says some errors while moving root_check or something.

mv /system/bin/check_rooted failed
 

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digz6666

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same issue as above...any help? i can however fully boot past twrp if i change boot mode to normal, but i'm figuring i'm missing something since i'm not getting past this step.

I mounted SD card from TWRP menu and installed Jelly Bean from this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1778010

But if I reboot my kindle it automatically goes into TWRP, I click power button and select normal boot mode every time in order to use, which is annoying. How can I set default boot mode to normal?
 

chamnv

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Feb 28, 2012
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i use KFU 0.96 to root my kindle fire, but it hang kindle fire logo. I use factory cable to boot fastboot but it can not boot to fastboot and normarl boot.
How do?

Fix: driver confilict
 
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JimCo06

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I mounted SD card from TWRP menu and installed Jelly Bean from this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1778010

But if I reboot my kindle it automatically goes into TWRP, I click power button and select normal boot mode every time in order to use, which is annoying. How can I set default boot mode to normal?

I had a similar situation. When I re-booted it would just stay on the FFF screen until I selected normal or recovery. What I did was choose the third option, select boot mode. Since then it has automatically booted to normal on re-boot unless I manually change it.

Sent from my Kindle Fire using xda premium
 

iclickjohn

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Jan 7, 2008
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Using 9.6 - drivers installed OK. Run - never seemed to mention rooting, just ended up with Kindle in TWRP. KFU states this>
sbin/sh: idme: not found
699 KB/s <22364 bytes in .031s>
Attempt to remove root checker
mv: Can't rename' /system bin/check_rooted/: No such file or directory

please wait.......

This was the second time attempting to use KFU. The first time it did the same. I uninstalled drivers and rebooted PC. For a while I was very afraid I couldn't get out of TWRP (which does show up on the fire) every boot returned to TWRP. Not sure what I did to return it to normal reboot and so if I am lucky I will find that path again, now. At this point I will stop trying to root until I can get better understanding of what is going on.
Any ideas of what is going on????
 

nuttmeg

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Apr 15, 2011
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Can anyone shed some light on this, i cant do nothing but boot to recovery, i wipe everything cause i was getting ready to install cm10 and now i cant even install the rom or the update.zip thats on my sdcard. I tap it the file to flash but when i tap flash nothing happens, it's like the flash button is disable or something, same thing when i tap reboot and tap system, recovery or boot loader.

:confused:

NM had fixed it, i had removed the old twrp theme and reinstall with new utility and im up and running.
 
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iclickjohn

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here is what I got below. Followed everything to a T. Factory reset the Kindle Fire. Installed Android SDK on root of C drive. Installed Drivers provided by OP. This all went fine. I plug in the Kindle and Run KFU. Online, OK. Chose option 2, OK. Right away I see it is NOT installing root. Only what we see below. I have KFU installed on the Root of C as well. (renamed to KFU) I checked device manager and it has listed at the top Android Phone I click on that to update the driver and go to the KFU but all attempts result in the response the installed drivers are up to date.
My Noob opinion, but this is not set up right. All things considered, there needs to be a way to get everyone to an equal starting point so that this runs properly. Just look at the posts. But that is probably to be blamed on everyone at a different starting point. I'm sure there must be one or two people who have got this to work. The rest of us are scratching our heads wondering if the OP is saying to us "Hey Noob, O-KFU" (OK just joking there) If anyone can make sense out of the below KFU dialogue and could give a heads up, that would be great. AND/OR get all of us at an equal starting point, thanks.



Fastboot uses a different device than ADB.
You should check device manager for "Kindle" or "Amazon"

If you see it, rerun the driver installer that came packaged with KFU.

Installing FFF...

< waiting for device >
sending 'bootloader' (243 KB)... OKAY [ 0.066s]
writing 'bootloader'... OKAY [ 0.147s]
finished. total time: 0.213s

Installing TWRP...

sending 'recovery' (5448 KB)... OKAY [ 1.365s]
writing 'recovery'... OKAY [ 1.005s]
finished. total time: 2.371s

Setting Recovery Bootmode.

... OKAY [ 0.079s]
finished. total time: 0.080s
rebooting...
finished. total time: 0.001s

Please wait...

/sbin/sh: idme: not found
464 KB/s (22364 bytes in 0.047s)

Attempt to remove root checker.

mv: can't rename '/system/bin/check_rooted': No such file or directory

Please wait...
 

iclickjohn

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Jan 7, 2008
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BOOM! did it on a different computer Windows 7. Rooted, finally. I think there is "stuff" left behind from rooting phones and such on my home computer, I don't know. But I would recommend trying on different computer. Because this method is so very simple. Just be patient when it says just wait.....
(just wait) Now, CM10.
 

Zaiden

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May 9, 2011
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I'm stuck

I got to

Installing FFF
<waiting for device>

My Fire is just sitting there on the boot screen and it's been about 20 minutes. Not sure what to do. Should I just unplug the device or what?

FYI - In Device Manager there is nothing about the Kindle anymore.
 
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pkopalek

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Feb 11, 2010
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I got to

Installing FFF
<waiting for device>

My Fire is just sitting there on the boot screen and it's been about 20 minutes. Not sure what to do. Should I just unplug the device or what?

FYI - In Device Manager there is nothing about the Kindle anymore.

I'm stuck right here, as well. There is a yellow exclamation mark 'Unkown USB Device', or now that I have a VM opened, (not set to take peripherals in so it's weird), VMWare USB Device shows up.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit here.

I don't know how to get this thing out of Fastboot mode. I tried holding the power button. Hmm.......

Will this thing charge while it's sitting here? I don't have anything else I can do to remedy this situation. Take the back off and remove battery?
 
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pkopalek

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I'm stuck right here, as well. There is a yellow exclamation mark 'Unkown USB Device', or now that I have a VM opened, (not set to take peripherals in so it's weird), VMWare USB Device shows up.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit here.

I don't know how to get this thing out of Fastboot mode. I tried holding the power button. Hmm.......

Will this thing charge while it's sitting here? I don't have anything else I can do to remedy this situation. Take the back off and remove battery?

Okay -- I figured it out.

I had plugged the device into a USB 3.0 slot (which is fine for most of my devices, but apparently not this, after reading through a whole bunch of threads, or specifically the fastboot thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1668159 which was incredibly helpful -- try that thread!)

I had to uninstall anything that showed up when plugging it in, then re-install drivers, then start over!
 
Aug 2, 2010
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hi, help me please, I did not follow the instruction :(
1. Run.bat,
ADB Status: Online
ADB Rooted: No\
Boot Status: 4000
2. I did not go to Fast mode but selected Install Permanent Boot with Superuser :(
Now my Kindle always boot loop to TWRP Recovery,
First it shows kindle fire, then TWRP mode
please help me how to make it works normally

It's ok now :) thanks
 
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DRamer77

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Aug 13, 2010
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hi, help me please, I did not follow the instruction :(
1. Run.bat,
ADB Status: Online
ADB Rooted: No\
Boot Status: 4000
2. I did not go to Fast mode but selected Install Permanent Boot with Superuser :(
Now my Kindle always boot loop to TWRP Recovery,
First it shows kindle fire, then TWRP mode
please help me how to make it works normally

It's ok now :) thanks

mine is boot looping to recovery too, i tried wiping data and installing a Jb rom, when i go to reboot it comes right back to recovery

---------- Post added at 05:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:44 PM ----------

mine is boot looping to recovery too, i tried wiping data and installing a Jb rom, when i go to reboot it comes right back to recovery

I Figured it out guys.. when you reboot and at the bottome it says push button to change boot mode, push and hold the power button untill you notice it highlighting different boot modes, then release when its by normal..

---------- Post added at 06:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:10 PM ----------

mine is boot looping to recovery too, i tried wiping data and installing a Jb rom, when i go to reboot it comes right back to recovery

---------- Post added at 05:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:44 PM ----------



I Figured it out guys.. when you reboot and at the bottome it says push button to change boot mode, push and hold the power button untill you notice it highlighting different boot modes, then release when its by normal..

seems to default back to recovery though when i reboot.. dunno how to change that
 

wxl104

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Aug 11, 2011
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i installed the twrp but my device just hangs at the yellow fire sign and says press power button but nothing happens what do i need to do?

Hello,I have the same problem like you , and what you did for fix the kf?

---------- Post added at 04:12 AM ---------- Previous post was at 03:24 AM ----------

could anyone tell me that if after I flash twrp ,I install the rom in kf ?And after install the rom,I only to do is boot the system?
 

dja2k

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Nov 16, 2008
433
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Texas
Got a hold of my dad's kindle fire and this is my first time rooting it. I installed the drivers and then proceeded to installing root. I would keep booting into recovery and nothing would work under reboot options to get it running back to system. Then I read about holding the power button and choosing the option there, which worked great, but the options in recovery nor inside a custom Rom to reboot normally work, they keep going to recovery no matter which option. How can I fix this? Thanks!

dja2k
 

AMCJUNGLE

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Sep 19, 2010
208
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Arlington, TX
I was using the newest revision Version 0.9.6 of the Kindle Fire Utility and I selected option number 2 which was Install permanent root with super user and I got stuck installing FFF. The window said waiting for device, but the Kindle did nothing but display the Kindle Fire logo. Can someone please assist me? I have been searching and not yet found an answer. The computer no longer recognizes the Kindle. When I plug it into the computer I get a pop-up. USB device not recognized. Any help will be appreciated thanks.
 
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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.
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    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.