Folks who either own the 7-inch or 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD should be glad to know that they can now root their devices. Below is the guide to root Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 & 8.9 on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Requirement: You should have ADB installed and configured on your computer. If you don’t, you may install the Android SDK from the official website.
Step#1: Enable ADB by heading over to the Settings > Security.
Step#2: Now download Kindle_Fire_HD_ADB_Drivers.zip from this link. Decompress the content of the file and run the executable file.
Step#3: Now download Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip from this link. Decompress the content of the file. You will now have access to the Superuser.apk and an SU file.
Step#4: Copy and paste both the Superuser.apk and SU files under the “platform-tools” folder under the same directory where you have previously installed the Android SDK.
Step#5: At this point, connect your Kindle Fire HD with your computer via a USB cable.
Step#6: Now launch a terminal program for example: Command Prompt in Windows or Terminal in Linux. Head over to the directory where the Android SDK is installed.
Step#7: Now insert the following commands one after another:
rm -r /data/local/tmp
ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp
echo ‘ro.kernel.qemu=1′ > /data/local.prop
adb shell mount -o remount,rw /system
adb push su /system/xbin/su
chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
adb install Superuser.apk
Your Kindle Fire HD (7 & 8.9-inch) should now be rooted. In order to confirm that your device is rooted or not, open the applications list and search for the SuperUser app. If it’s there, that means your device is rooted successfully.
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