The Amazon Kindle Fire is a tablet launched by the Amazon.com, in November, 2011. It was considered the successor for the Amazon Kindle and a strong competitor for the Apple iPad. It runs on the Android operating system, version 2.3 (Gingerbread). After it was launched, hackers tried to Root Kindle Fire and succeeded in less than 2 days after the launch. The Kindle Fire became rootable and any user could root it to get admin rights on the Apps.
Using the steps given below, you can easily root your Amazon Kindle Fire within a few minutes. I am sure that you know the advantages of a rooted device, if you don’t know, then root access is something that allows you to access the system files and modify them as well. Some of the Android Apps require the device to be rooted in order for them to work properly or even to work at all. The rooting process for this device is as easy as rooting any other device, however there are a few minor differences that should be noted. These are a pre-requisite you will need to proceed further for rooting your Kindle Fire. Since the guide makes use of the single-click root method, you don’t need to be a geeky person to make this work!
Disclaimer: Rooting your Amazon Kindle Fire voids the warranty of the device. Android Lookout will not be held responsible if your device gets damaged or bricked during or after the process.
Things you will need:
Steps To Root Amazon Kindle Fire:
- First of all, install the Android SDK which you have downloaded using the link given above. The installation instructions are provided on the respective site. After finishing the installation, head over to the below directory.
And then find the file labeled as adb_usb.ini and at the end of that file, add the below code and save the file.
- Now, Navigate to the folder where you have installed the Android SDK, open the google-usb_driver folder and find the android_winusb.inf file. Open it and add the below code into the [Google.NTx86] and [Google.NTamd64] sections. Save the file.
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01
- Plug in your Kindle Fire to the PC and then open up the Device Manager on your Windows. There, in Other devices, you will find the Kindle Fire, right click on it and choose Update Driver software and then browse to the adb_usb.ini file we edited above.
- In your Kindle Fire, tap the settings button followed by More and then Devices. Enable the Allow Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources by tapping it.
- Open the Command Prompt on your PC and then navigate to the Android SDK/platform-tools folder using the CD command. After doing so, issue the following command to kill the adb server and to show the devices which are connected to the PC.
- If you see your Device ID after issuing the above commands, then it confirms that the Android SDK has recognized your Kindle Fire and you can now go to the further step.
- Open the SuperOneClick tool you downloaded from the above given link, choose the Root option from it and let it do the rooting process.
A few seconds and you are ready to have a rooted Kindle Fire. Now, your device has been rooted successfully and you can install any apps that require super user permission. If you are having any problem with the process, then please do let us know by commenting it here. We’d like to help you !
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