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Old July 31st, 2012, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ready to root kindle. Where to start?

SO, WE GOT A KINDLE FIRE. PRETTY NEAT. I CRUZE THE WEB WELL ENOUGH, BUT IM SEVERELY DISAPPOINTED IN APP SELECTIONS.

BASICALLY, WE JUST WANNA USE THE SAME APPS ON IT AS WE DO OUR PHONES. GAMES FOR THE MOST PART, BUT IT ONLY SHOWS ABOUT 100. I SEE 500 ON MY PHONE.

I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, DO I NEED ROOT? WHATS THE ADVANTAGES? IM PRETTY GOOD AT ROOTING A COUPLE PHONES WE OWN, AND ROMS AS WELL, BUT I DONT WANNA JACK UP MY KINDLE.

IVE READ THRU "ALL THINGS ROOT GUIDE", AND CLICKED ON A FEW LINKS ON ROOTING. BUT IM JUST UNSURE ON MY FIRST STEP.

ID GLADLY LIKE SOMEONE TO WALK ME THRU, BY EMAIL, TEXT, ETC.

THX FOR YOUR TIME.

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Old July 31st, 2012, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You want kindle fire utility. I used it on mine. Install twrp with kfu. Then while in kfu I flashed the firefirefire bootloader.

One thing is that it's critical to have the right drivers installed if you're on windows. I can get you a more detailed guide tomorrow
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OP keep in mind rooting breaks the ablity to stream Amazon Videos to your device. Have you tryed sideloading the games you want? I pretty much found that almost everthing plays fine on my Kindlefire when side loaded.
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Honestly, amazon videos is last concern of mine. She uses it to read, I use it to surf and piddley games.

Unless ofcourse, NO video would play.

Besides, I don't wanna have to side load constantly.
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You want kindle fire utility. I used it on mine. Install twrp with kfu. Then while in kfu I flashed the firefirefire bootloader.

One thing is that it's critical to have the right drivers installed if you're on windows. I can get you a more detailed guide tomorrow


Installed drivers with the utility. But don't know what step first when I fire it up. Clicked around but nothing seems to do much.
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Does it say you have adb working? That's the first step.
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Kindle Fire Utilties is by far the most easy rooting i have done.

first you run 'install_drivers.bat' on your PC, and wait for it to say it was done. then plug your Fire into your PCs USB port. it should detect and install and then say 'successful' at the bottom. now you can launch 'run.bat' and it will open a command prompt with a few menu selections, there's a ADB STATUS: ONLINE message if it detected properly. now, use the option 'permenant root with superuser' and wait for it to complete. keep in mind there will be tons of sound effects of hardware connecting/disconnecting and you *may* get errors saying your hardware is installed wrong--ignore that!. the Fire will also reboot and do all sorts of stuff. this is normal. when done it will say 'root complete with great power comes great responsibility' or something to that effect. now, go back to main menu. if the adb status shows offline, likely if your Fire rebooted after, wait for it to go to its lock screen and then hit '0' on your number pad and hit enter. it should refresh and show online again. now, select option to install 'fire fire fire'. when that completes, select the option to install optional packages (play store, etc) and when that is done, exit and unplug your Fire from your PC. on first use it should ask if you want default Kindle Launcher or Go Launcher. i highly recommend Go Launcher and select as default as apps like Play store will not work in the default Kindle Launcher. don't worry about your books or anything, the Kindle Launcher will still be available to you in Go Launcher, but it will load as an app. do NOT use 'Kindle' app itself. it will freeze your tablet. use the launcher. and as for the widgets with download links, they will for some reason say 'your device is not compatible' but you can still sideload them on there, i got Go Weather EX and Go Power to work by sideloading the APK and not going through the play store
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Hey guys, thanks for the input earlier this year. heres what I did:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1399889

Used option #3. Lovin it. Im liking how we can get apps from playstore now. I havent confirmed any video issues as of yet since my woman is immediately playing temple run. (she seen my niece play it, and my hunt for it led to my return to root)

Im very happy. Feels like a real device now lol.

THANKS again to all who help, lead, develope, and assist on this site and so many others.

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