How To Root Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 / 8.9 – Step By Step Guide

By | September 23, 2012 · 0 comments

Android has launched its new series of Kindle Fire 7 and 8.9 inches recently with advanced and improved features. The success of any device depends on the liking of its users and customers. In addition, so far the new device has a positive feedback from everywhere. Whether it came from users or  from critics who have thoroughly studied the device before giving out their comments, the both versions of Kindle Fire have won their hearts. Users of both of these devices who cannot afford paid applications, they are trying to find a way to root their device. This way, they will be able to access more applications. Follow this detailed guide and start enjoying 3rd party apps in your devices.

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Now every company has an associated AppStore that contains hundreds of different applications Like Google Play and Apple App Store. With a little realistic approach we can easily understand the fact that people from different sectors with different needs and requirements can purchase any smartphone or tablet, but the company cannot simply add all the applications on the device as it will require a lot of space. Even if they do so, they can never be sure if those apps can meet the demand of the device owner or not. So applications are provided either free of cost or at some price in a database called the AppStore.



Before starting this procedure one must have ADB in their system through which the device will be attached and operated. Android SDK is used to install ADB, from the official website of the Android.

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Root The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and 7  In 7 Simple Steps:

Step1: Go to Settings and then Security. Enable ADB.

Step2: Then download driver file from internet.

As this is in Zip format, so unzip the file on the system and run the .exe file that is executable file on the system. This way you will be able to install the ADB driver.

Step 3: After downloading the above file go for the next download.


 Unzip the file or folder in which the information is placed. When it is extracted there must be two files that we may need for further proceedings. These are Superuser.apk and su files.

Step 4: you have to take the above mentioned two files Superuser.apk and su to the platform-tools in the directory containing Android SDK.

Step 5: Now plug-in the Kindle Fire HD to computer.

Step 6: Run the Command Prompt or Terminal for Windows and Linux alternatively. Go to platform-tools folder.

Step 7: Now there are a few commands that you have to enter one by one carefully and attentively to get your device rooted properly. You have to enter these in either Command Prompt or Terminal applications.

 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

adb 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

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If you have succeeded in following the above mentioned steps successfully without making mistake or missing anything then congratulations your device is now rooted.

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