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[TOOL:FROZEN] Faznx's HDX ToolKit v0.96b

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maluc

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Sep 30, 2010
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Hi,
I used this toolkit to root my HDX 8.9 with 14.3.1.0. Works perfect for a time. After installing some apps, I installed Supersu 2.46.zip via superstrap. After that my rooting rihgt was gone? I also haven´t got a possibility to root again?
Than I mad a factory reset, after rebooting my "back" and "home" button are gone? Also i cannot swipe from the edge of my tab to get the propertiesand so on? All lost - but where?
I can start recovery on boot, but don´t know what to do best.
Any ideas to help me? Maybe I flash a prerootet rom 3.1.0?
Thanks a lot for your help in advance!
 

DB126

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im in the version 13.3.2.5 and i make all the steps and rebot and it say that is in the version 13.3.0.9 im root have super su but when i install the update it say kindle hdx unable to complete update because the update file is not valid
Thoughts:
- double check you have followed all the steps; make sure OTA is enabled
- verify the name of the update file and corresponding md5 on your hdx (grab a hash checker from the store or sideload)
- if all else fails delete and then copy the bin file from a different source (indirect way of dealing with permission issues)
- given you are on 3.2.5 don't mess with build.prop!
Sorry...probably not very helpful but best I could come up with.
 

DB126

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sorry little noob with the kindle in the part 4 of the 13.3.2.5 that say Put "update-kindle-1X.3.1.0_user_310079820.bin" in SAME folder, is to put the update in what folder ? sorry for bother so much
Refers to file location on Windows machine; image file and install.bat must be in the same folder.
 
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cdub50

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It depends on the firmware that is included. I would imagine most units being sold would have a newer firmware.

Sent from my Nexus 6 using XDA Free mobile app
 

namnoops

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After spending a few hours on getting my 3rd generation HDX 7 to 13.3.1.0, I left it unattended for an hour, remembering that I had disabled OTA.
I was crushed to see the "Updated to 4.5.4" notification when I got back.

I guess this means I'm screwed left with a Kindle that will not have a custom OS in the foreseeable future? :(
 
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lekofraggle

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I would recommend installing update 13.3.2.3 and using the toolkit to block ota, root, and install twrp. From there, you can start playing with unlocking the bootloader and installing cm.

Download the update file on your computer from the op of the update thread in the general forum. Sideload it, disable wifi and check for updates. It should find it and install it. Then, the toolkit will work.
 

DB126

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how do I install this took kit? Do I leave it zipped? any and all comments are welcomed.
Read the OP. If you don't understand/recognize the instructions and thumbnails then you shouldn't be messing with this tool. The two hints I will provide are: 1) it runs on a Windows host; and 2) nothing is directly installed on your HDX.
 

c.monty

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Toolkit for Linux OS?

Hi!
This toolkit is obviously developed for Windows.

Is there anything comparable available for Linux OS?

THX
 

c.monty

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Wow - ancient history! Obsolete and no longer needed regardless of platform. Was only useful with FireOS v3 builds below 3.2.6. Unlock the bootloader and go from there.

Hi,
I found these instructions in the forum to unlock bootloader:
  1. Create unlock file following this instruction
  2. Flash old vulnarable aboot and cubed twrp in adb shell

For the latest I need root:
Code:
adb shell
su
dd if=/sdcard/twrp_cubed.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery
dd if=/sdcard/aboot_vuln.mbn of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/aboot

So, can you please tell me what I'm supposed to do for unlocking bootloader w/o root?
 

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    I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DEVICE OF ANY SORT.
    BY USING THIS SOFTWARE YOU TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY.
    PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!


    Kindle Fire HDX Toolkit v0.96b


    About:
    A user friendly toolkit for [Thor] Kindle Fire HDX 7" and [Apollo] Kindle Fire HDX 8.4"
    Copyright: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

    Development Status:
    Stable/FROZEN

    v0.96b batch released

    Features:

    • Includes the adb driver for both devices.
    • Can root KF-HDX 7" versions 13.3.0.513.3.2.6
    • Can root KF-HDX 8.4" versions 14.3.0.514.3.2.6
    • SuperSU v2.14 installer.
    • Over the air update blocker and re-enabler for all current rootable versions.
    • HDXposed v1.3 & Xposed Framework v32 installer.
    • Safestrap for Thor [13.3.2.1 and earlier] Thor-3.72.apk and Apollo [14.3.2.1 and earlier] Apollo-3.72.apk
    Downloads:
    KFHDX Toolkit v0.96b: Main: MediaFire
    KFHDX Toolkit v0.95: Main: MediaFire Mirror: MEGA
    Legacy Versions

    Additional File Info:
    KFHDX ToolKit v0.96b.zip - SHA1: 50B9211BCBE53169DCEAA3DB48D3561C4E120D23
    KFHDX ToolKit v0.95.zip - SHA1: 556A60867CB307F4AAC4BABCAE7A3243B413ED8C


    Thanks:
    Jcase - For the original rooting method!
    Moronig - For the modified rooting method for Thor!
    Geohot - For Towelroot!
    Hashcode - For safestrap!
    Cpasjuste - For HDXposed and your roms!
    Gsleon3 - For general forum support!

    Remarks:
    Enjoy and play safe!
    DO NOT TRUST OTHER MIRRORS OF THE TOOLKIT
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    -Quick update-

    Since Amazon keeps pushing updates and not a whole lot of work is being done (except some talk on Chinese forums) at cracking the device, this post may not see many updates unless things start popping off again. I'm still here and planning on staying. Fyi my device is still rooted on 13.3.1.0 running gapps rom-v2 off a rom slot. My stock rom is in airplane mode. I'm planning on remove the HDXposed app from the utility since it has no effect at blocking the stock system from updating over the air. Give it some time. Amazon will slip up on a future update, and when the time is right we'll be ready and snag another root. As of now we should focus on fastboot (dissecting the boot-up sequence), Amazon signing, and b̶l̶o̶c̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶u̶p̶d̶a̶t̶e̶s̶. What we need most is more people. Watching some action in the Kindle Fire HD forum may hand us some useful ideas. Stay mellow
    5
    This is what I did to get Playstore working with no error pop ups.

    FIRST:
    Hi !

    Installation :
    • Download and install the "Xposed Framework"
    • Download and install the "HDXPosed.apk" file.
    • Launch the "Xposed" application
    • Go to framework and click install
    • Go to modules and enable HDXPosed
    • Reboot

    Then install these apks: https://mega.co.nz/#F!8Q10yAiZ!4GVoGr7FJtXauVI3kvPSMQ

    Mirror: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?res...4&authkey=!AIVXLFXAOWDeM0Q&ithint=folder,.apk

    After you install the apks open the Playstore and sign in.

    Also if you want to add a second Google account this is one way I found. (if you know another way please tell me)
    1.If you don't have google play music, download and install it.
    Once you open it you should be able to see and tap on Add account.

    2.If you've already signed in:
    Open Google Play Music.
    Go to settings.
    Tap on Google Account.
    Then tap Add account.



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    No.
    Not to be mean but I know very little java/c. I'm good with configuring networks and scripting. Everyday I'm learning more and more about android. Hell, yesterday I learned about logcat and launching apps with am start and intents. I'm putting all I can into learning and gaining a bigger skill set. I'm all ears.

    I contacted Hash. I think he's fairly busy right now, kids out of school & all, but I'll let you know what I hear whenever I do. I started going thru the old kernel & source & comparing it to the latest source, which still isn't 3.2.3.2, but hopefully close enough, to see if I can spot any address changes.

    Interesting, the HDX is currently vulnerable to at least 3 separate exploits right now, well, technically has been this whole time. Just took a few more SD800+ SoC to start getting them applied in the wild.
    4
    I can confirm this root method working with my KFHDX 7"....
    Version 13.3.2.3.2

    1) Download HDX Toolkit v0.94
    2) Extract to a folder in C:\
    3) Run HDX Toolkit
    4) Install ADB Drivers via Toolkit
    5) Root via Towelroot in Toolkit
    6) Install SuperSu via Toolkit
    7) Check for root via Toolkit (Under 5. More...)

    Shazam.
    I might take the time here soon to roll back to 13.3.1.0 so I can install SafeStrap but with my workload odds are Hashcode will have a new version of SafeStrap for 13/14.3.2.3.2 by the time I get back to playing with this sucker :D
    Who knows, maybe by then someone will figure out how to unlock the bootloader! :cool: