We have confirmation that the Amazon Kindle Fire – the device trying to give the iPad 2 a run for its money – has been successfully rooted! This comes in from Androidforums forum member death2all110 who managed to root his device in no time with SuperOneClick 2.2 using the zergRush exploit. The only hindrance in the way being, getting ADB to work with the device so that SuperOneClick can work it’s magic. The only tricky part to rooting the Kindle Fire is the workaround to get ADB support for the device and we’ll show you just how you can do that.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- ADB installed and set up on your system. See our guide on what is ADB and how to install it on your system.
- SuperOneClick 2.2.
- To begin, go to %USERPROFILE%\.android and edit the adb_usb.ini file, and add this to the end of the file saving it when done:
- Open the google-usb_driver folder found in the Android SDK folder and edit android_winusb.inf to add this to the [Google.NTx86] section and [Google.NTamd64] section:
- Once done, save and close.
- If your device is already plugged into into the USB, you may have to open Device Manager to find Kindle under other devices and choose the android_winusb.inf file to update the driver.
- Now on your device, make sure USB Debugging is enabled. Also make sure Installation of apps from unknown sources is also turned on.
- Now open command prompt or a terminal and enter the following commands:
adb kill-server adb devices
- If you see a device listed, you’re good to go with the rooting process.
- Run SuperOneClick and hit the Root button to begin the rooting process.
;Kindle Fire %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006 %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01
For updates and any queries related to the process, head over to the forum thread at Androidforums.