Want full root access to your Kindle Fire?
UPDATE: Please see the new method for rooting Kindle Fire!
Rooting your Kindle Fire allows you to get full control over your new tablet, allowing you to install rooted apps, install new ROMs, backup apps, and a whole lot more.
Here’s how to root your Kindle Fire on Windows: (See How to Root Kindle Fire for Mac OSX and Linux for Mac or Linux)
Step 1. Go to Settings->More->Device and make sure “Allow Installation of Applications” is checked “ON”.
Step 2. Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer via micro-USB cable. And hit “Disconnect” to turn off the USB disk drive mode.
Step 3. Download KindleFireRoot.zip and unzip to the root directory of your hard disk such as c:\KindleFireRoot.
Step 4. Open up a command prompt by typing “cmd” under Start->Search.
Step 5. Browse to the KindleFireRoot directory by typing:
Step 6. Type:
Step 7. You won’t see anything so you have to install the drivers. Open up Device Manager under Control Panel->Hardware and Sound.
Step 8. Double-click on Kindle and Update driver.
Choose “Browse my computer for driver software”.
Choose “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”.
Choose “Show All Devices”.
Choose “Have Disk”.
Go find the file android_winusb.inf under KindleRootFire\usb_driver directory.
Choose “Install this driver software anyway”.
You should now see “Android ADB Interface”.
Next go back to Control Panel and choose “Appearance and Personalization”.
Choose “Show hidden files and folders”.
Make sure “Show hidden files, folders, or drives” is checked on.
Step 9. Next go into the usb_driver folder in KindleFireRoot folder and do a right click->Copy on adb_usb.ini.
Step 10. Browse to your User directory, for me it’s under c:\Users\max.
Step 11. Browse to the .android directory and do right click->Paste.
Step 12. Go back to command prompt and type:
You should get a bunch of numbers and letters, that’s the serial number of your Kindle Fire and you are ready to root.
Your Kindle Fire should reboot and should be rooted.
You can verify you have SuperUser app by going to Settings->More->Applications->All Applications.
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