Yesterday, we brought you a simple method to run almost any Android app on your newly acquired Kindle Fire and also listed the currently known list of Android apps that seems to work well with Kindle Fire. No doubt that Kindle Fire is generating so much hype these days, first official tablet from Amazon that marks its entry in to a market that has traditionally been dominated by the likes of iPad. Kindle Fire does have a few tricks up its sleeves including the significantly lower price as compared to the iPad 2 and in fact can be considered as one of the cheapest Android tablet currently available on the market. Today, we have got the confirmation via the XDA forums that Kindle Fire has been rooted successfully paving the way basically for a huge list of custom ROM goodies as well as other tweaks and possibilities that wouldn’t have been possible to bring to the device without it being rooted.
Note: Rooting, Jailbreaking or customizing your device can be risky, and you may end-up bricking your device! Follow the instructions posted here at your own responsibility as Inspired Geek will not be responsible for any damage to your device.
Actually the root process for Kindle Fire is not difficult at all as all it requires is the use of now well known SuperOneClick tool to root. Only tricky part is to setup the working ADB so that you can connect the Kindle Fire to the PC and SuperOneClick can do its magic. Here is a simple to follow step-by-step guide on how to achieve the root on your Kindle Fire:
Rooting Amazon Kindle Fire Using SuperOneClick
Step 1: Install and make sure that ADB is working properly on your PC.
Step 2: Download the SuperOneClick 2.2.
Step 3: You need to open the %USERPROFILE%\.android on your system and edit the adb_usb.ini file. Just append the following at the end of file: 0×1949 and save the file.
Step 4: Now go to the folder where you have the Android SDK installed and open the google-usb_driver folder and then edit the file android_winusb.inf. just add the following to the [Google.NTx86] section and [Google.NTamd64] section:
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01
and then save the file.
Step 5: If Kindle Fire is already plugged into the USB you may have to open device manager and find "Kindle" under other devices and choose the android_winusb.inf file.
Step 6: On Kindle Fire make sure to turn on installation of apps from unknown sources.
Step 7: Now launch a command prompt window and run the following commands:
Step 8: You should be able to see your device listed there. If it is then you are good to go…
Step 9: Finally just launch the SuperOneClick tool that you downloaded earlier and hit the root button to get the SU binaries, BusyBox, SuperUser etc. pushed to your device automatically.
Step 10: Your beloved Kindle Fire is now rooted. Enjoy!
Now we can’t wait to get our hands dirty with the CM9 (CyanogenMod 9) based on Ice Cream Sandwich for Kindle Fire…
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