The Kindle Fire HD 7” Tablet gets rooted amidst all those fresh claims by Amazon to keep a tight lid on all that can be exploited on the tablet to gain root access. The device was dubbed as invulnerable
over at XDA-Developers given that Amazon was giving it all it had to keep the device as tightly locked as possible. The device was supposedly very well protected at the bootloader level, but that now, is something that belongs in the past. Thanks to the efforts of recognized XDA-Developer sparkym3
who was responsible for finding a universal exploit for Android 4.0 ICS, the Kindle Fire HD has given in to the same exploit but with a re-written code. More on the root method, after the break.
The Kindle Fire gets MIUI ROM! The device sure is on fire as it continues to receive massive developer support. The latest being the MIUI 1.12.29 ROM based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, coming straight from XDA-Developers forum member leech2082
. The only known bug so far is the inability to play videos, but hopefully this will soon be fixed.
The Kindle Fire from Amazon is a nifty little gadget that is primarily meant to enhance your reading experience on an Android device. The eBook reading capabilities of this Amazon brainchild aside, it is the app's overall design and features list that make it an immensely useful mobile device. One of the standout aspects of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is its stock browser (Silk browser). Until now, the browser was, of course, available only to Kindle Fire users, but hats off to XDA-Developers member TyHi, who has managed to successfully port it to other Android devices. The process currently works only for rooted devices, involves side-loading a handful of APKs, and pushing a few files to your device’s system directories. If you’re interested in getting the taste of Silk browser on your Android device, join us after the break for a step-by-step guide.
If you have recently updated your Kindle Fire to the latest 6.2.1 firmware and felt hopeless with no signs of rooting method – well there was one, but that involved opening up the device, literally – no need to despair anymore. From Justin Case of TeamAndIRC , comes, the only software root available for the 6.2.1 firmware on the Kindle Fire. Named BurritoRoot, the app is to be run on your PC followed by a few manual ADB commands and you’ll be good to go. Read More
Kindle Fire gets ICS! Quiet a while back XDA-Developers g1011999
started his work on porting Android 4.0 ICS onto the Kindle Fire and while that development is still in the works – not being released till it comes out of the highly experimental stage that it might be in – XDA-Developers forum member JackpotClavin
has recently released a very experimental build of the ICS that is basically a pre-release ROM. Do not be surprised if things don’t work because the release of the ROM is like a field test. You want to join in? Sure, just read ahead after the break to find out more about it.
Amazon pushed out a software update for the Kindle Fire this week, and while all went good for users with non rooted devices, those who updated their rooted devices, lost all root access and the Android Market, keyboard apps, and are now back to a stock Kindle Fire. Well, you had to see this coming Kindle Fire users, but if you’re one of the few lucky ones who got caught into this post and were considering updating to 6.2.1 but are now deciding not to, hold that thought, because there is a fix available, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member eldarerathis
. He has released a pre-rooted updated ROM that you can now flash on your Kindle Fire and be running the 6.2.1 updated ROM without loosing root access and privileges.
Kindle Fire gets automated root, recovery and market installation! Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Kindle Fire
, followed by a guide on installing the Android Market on the device
. Honestly, very tedious methods, and we’re sure there are plenty of users out there with the Kindle Fire wanting to root their devices but are waiting for a rather simpler solution than the ones available. Guess what, that simpler (way simple!) solution is now available, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Vashypooh.
He has developed a tool that automates the rooting process, market installation, recovery installation (the new TW 2.0 touch based recovery) and much more. Aptly named, Kindle Fire Utility
, it is going to become every Kindle Fire’s owner dream come true.
CyanogenMod 7 ROM for the Kindle Fire now has working audio and video. Earlier we covered a post on CM7 for the Kindle Fire by XDA-Developers forum member JackpotClavin
but that ROM had quite some stuff missing, majorly audio and video support. XDA-Developers forum member whisteltop
has picked up where JackpotClavin
left off, with the intention of working on his build and bringing audio and video to the kindle fire on CM7. He has apparently managed to succeed in doing so and according to him, he had the ROM tested by some users who report it to function without any issues so far.
The core appeal of an insecure boot image
for an Android device, is its life jacket like role for a device that is otherwise irrecoverable. An insecure boot image gives you a degree of recoverability at the very earliest stage of the device boot process, even if the /system partition on your device has been messed up. With an insecure boot image, you stand a chance and connecting your device via ADB to a computer and sort things out to try and recover the device. The Kindle Fire however, was missing an insecure boot image, but not anymore thanks to XDA-Developers forum member paulobrien
. More on this after the break.
Since XDA-Developers forum member g1011999
released the sources while working on his ICS build for the Kindle Fire, developers picked up on those sources and are coming up with custom kernels, where these kernels are still a work in progress. That said, renowned Android developer DoomLoRD
has also jumped into this development and released his version of a custom kernel for the Kindle Fire. The kernel is also OC’d allowing users to up the CPU’s clock to 1.2Ghz. More on the kernel and how you can get it up and running on your device after the break.
If you have rooted your Kindle Fire and are playing around with the Android Market launchers and keyboards that are now functional for the device, you may also want to take screenshots at times. Unlike an iDevice, or most latest Android handsets out there, the Kindle Fire does not sport the screenshot ability natively. However, there is still a way around that, but unfortunately that will require you to be a PC near you with the Android SDK set up on that PC.
So who knew installing something as minor as a third party keyboard app from the Android Market would leave you in despair, and not work at all on the Kindle Fire. Things seemed to be going just fine for the dual-core powered tablet, but users hit a road block when they realized .that just because they got the Android Market working after root, does not mean the keyboard apps will work as well. Lucky for Kindle Fire users, XDA-Developers forum member vtluu figured out a way around this issue, letting you install an alternate keyboard. However, the method involved isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Read More
Earlier we brought you a guide on rooting the Kindle Fire, but we’re assuming you’re here cause you have a Kindle Fire that is already rooted, or maybe you’re being cautious and checking to see if the device once rooted, can be unrooted
as well. It sure can and we must say it is actually quiet an easy task thanks to XDA-Developers forum member zedomax
. The procedure does require the user to manually enter commands via ADB, but that should be no issue at all if you follow the guide step by step.
The Kindle Fire Gingerbread tablet is for sure on fire! Earlier we covered a guide on how to root the Kindle Fire and that has paved the way for what may be endless possibilities for the awesome tablet. Google Apps along with the much important Android Market, have now been ported to the tablet, making sure that the device is a huge hit amongst Android fans, and possibly hope to take on the iPad 2 considering the price difference. However, Google Apps and the Android Market can now be installed on the tablet and we’re here to show you just how you can do that! Of course, credits to Jolleyboy
over at XDA-Developers for sharing his method with us that seems to be working out quite nicely.
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. Read More