Device = Kindle Fire 2 and Windows 8 64bit
Although I have tagged this as a howto, its more of a compilation of what others have done – many thanks to them. This is the first howto post I’ve done so please thank the guys that made this happen – not me.
There are many, many posts showing how to root the kindle fire (HD and normal) but it took me a while to piece together all the information I needed to root (re-root actually!) mine.
As I’ve just re done mine and its fresh in my head, here it is.
Download the Android SDK and unzip it and copy the ‘adt-bundle-windows’ folder to your documents folder
Navigate to Documents/adt-bundle-windows/sdk/tools and run the android app – this opens the android SDK manager.
Go to tools – Manage-addon-sites and select the User defined Sites tab. Click new and add the following url
Hit OK and close
Now scroll to the bottom on the SDK manager and under extras will be 2 kindle fire options ‘kindle fire device definitions’ and ‘kindle fire USB driver’ select both and install.
Now close the SDK manager.
If you have previously used your kindle on your PC, plug it in and go to device manager and un-install the drivers for it – now unplug it.
Navigate to \Documents\adt-bundle-windows\sdk\extras\amazon\kindle_fire_usb_driver and install the kindle USB drivers
Now add the location of the ADB.exe file to your path
You should now be able to plug in your kindle and execute adb devices and see your kindle – that means your good to go.
Download this tool made by Bin4ry – http://forum.xda-developers.com/show….php?t=1886460
Unzip the file you download.
Now goto the platform-tools folder of the SDK and copy all the files in here into the ‘stuff’ folder of the file you just unzipped.
Now simply run the ‘RunMe’ batch file.
Now, you mileage may vary of course but this is what worked for me.
Some threads that I used for reference;