How to Unroot Kindle Fire!

Want to unroot your Kindle Fire?

It’s pretty easy to do, all you have to do is remove the rooting files using adb.

Step 1. Download and unzip, you should get a folder called adb.


Step 2. Open up a command prompt or terminal and type:

For Windows:

cd \adb

For Mac or Linux:

cd /adb

Step 3. Type the following to get into ADB shell:

For Windows:

adb shell

For Mac:

./adb-mac shell

For Linux:

./adb-linux shell

Step 4. Copy and paste the following to enable read/write on filesystem:

mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

Step 5. Type the following to remove rooting files:

rm /system/app/Superuser.apk

rm /system/bin/su

rm /system/xbin/su

Step 6. Type the following to reboot and your Kindle Fire should be fully unrooted!


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18 Responses to How to Unroot Kindle Fire!

  1. AJ says:

    Good Afternoon,

    When I put the line mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system i am receiving a permission denied message. Operation not permitted. Can you please help.

  2. Chelsea says:

    i keep getting the message “mount-o: permission denied” and when I try to enable super user it asks for a password… help?

  3. Stephanie says:

    I get to the su password and I don’t know what to enter as well. HELP!

    Otherwise if I do mount-o I get the permission denied as well.

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  5. moingo chen says:

    when i type “su” it will show “segmentatin fail” I dont know what’s happen?? chould someone help me??thanks

  6. TJ says:

    What about getting rid of all the other files that installed as a result of running the ‘runme.bat’ script? The script appears to install BusyBox, recovery.apk, zergRush in addition to Superuser.apk and su.
    I would like to un-root the Kindle and completely restore back to factory settings before sending it in for warranty work if needed. So how would I go about doing that?
    After following your un-root steps, would a simple ‘Reset to Factory Defaults’ under Settings >Device, then choosing to ‘Erase Everything’ do the trick?

  7. CSP says:

    Hi, i did the unroot and now the Kindl doesnt start anymore. It stops on the start screen and i only can see “kindle fire”…..

  8. Royce says:

    I am using Ubuntu 11.10. I got the Kindle fire rooted, but now I want the prime video streaming working again so I want to unroot. When I use the ./adb-linux shell script I get the following error:

    error: insufficient permissions for device

    Any help would be great.

  9. DigitalBlade says:

    I’m on a mac, each time i try to use the command ‘mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system ‘
    I get the following error message ‘mount: operation not permitted’

  10. Haley says:

    HELP!! I rooted my kindle fire and ran into issues running twrp. I decided to retry but now I am having bigger problems. When I try to root is says that adbd can not run as root in production builds. After research I found that this was probably because I am already running in root. So when I try unrooting no operation works. I have tried the unroot utility as well as your method however in your method it says su permission denied. Please help me!!

  11. S. P. Burnside says:

    Or better yet, just download and install user 6.2.2 back in the Fire. Worked like a charm for me. And easier than all that other BS.

  12. Parthasarathy Chandran says:

    I installed jelly bean and I didn’t take a back up of my previous kindle software. Now I want to get back to the original software and I tried following this instruction. But, it says device not found. I am using a Mac. This is not the machine in which I rooted my computer with. Can someone help me?

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  14. shane snell says:

    How u unroot kindle fire without the computers

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