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[VIDEO] How to Root the Amazon Kindle Fire HD Tablet

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reverendkjr

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Major thanks to Sparkym3 for coming up with this exploit, and to Justin Case & Hashcode for helping do this on my tablet today.




Here are the files that you need:

http://www.reverendkyle.com/download/Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip

http://www.reverendkyle.com/download/Kindle_Fire_HD_ADB_Drivers.zip



Be sure to install ADB on your computer first!

http://www.reverendkyle.com/index.php/articles/130-how-to-install-adb-for-android-in-windows

The commands:

adb shell
rm -r /data/local/tmp
ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp
exit

adb reboot

adb shell
echo 'ro.kernel.qemu=1' > /data/local.prop
exit

abd reboot

adb shell mount -o remount,rw /system
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb shell
chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
rm /data/local.prop
exit

adb reboot

adb install Superuser.apk




The original instructions can be found here:

http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/09/17/amazon-kindle-fire-hd-7-already-rooted-heres-how-to-do-it/
 
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robertc88

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How complicated and how long of a process is this?

I'm not tech savvy but if not too difficult, I'll give it to a friend to attempt after I buy the Fire HD tomorrow!
 

tenchichrono

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Just tried and finally got to the adb shell portion but when I try to rm /data/local/tmp it gives me the following:

rm /data/local/tmp
rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Is a directory

so afterwards I tried just doing a ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp and it says "link failed File exists" ... What am I doing wrong?
 

stu5797

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Aug 4, 2011
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just tried adb shell and it says error finding device. any suggestions? how do i go into "developers" mode with the kindle fire hd?

I have the same trouble... any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

---------- Post added at 08:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:48 PM ----------

Just tried and finally got to the adb shell portion but when I try to rm /data/local/tmp it gives me the following:

rm /data/local/tmp
rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Is a directory

so afterwards I tried just doing a ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp and it says "link failed File exists" ... What am I doing wrong?

I got the drivers installed to fix my previous problem but now I have this problem above :(
 

shannyb1972

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Jul 3, 2009
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Just tried and finally got to the adb shell portion but when I try to rm /data/local/tmp it gives me the following:

rm /data/local/tmp
rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Is a directory

so afterwards I tried just doing a ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp and it says "link failed File exists" ... What am I doing wrong?

The command should be "rm -r /data/local/tmp"

It removes the directory and its contents.
 
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Sep 14, 2012
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Success!! Thanks for posting these instructions


Also, for verification purposes, I was able to successfully install ROM TOOLBOX pro and after several reboots the 'rebooter' shortcut works...
 
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