Shortly after its release, Kindle Fire HD 7 has been rooted. Despite all the buzz regarding the “uncrackable” and “invulnerable” HD version of Kindle Fire, it has been rooted. The credit for this feat goes to XDA member “sparkym3”. If you are looking to root your Kindle Fire tablet to make your tablet more fun to use, then follow the instructions given below.
Reasons Why You Should Root Kindle Fire?
If you are new to Android devices or haven’t rooted one before, then you have probably missed out on a lot. Rooting Android devices allows you to install many handy application that can only be installed after root access. In fact, a vast majority of famous Android applications developed by third-party developers require root access. Root access is basically equal to having “ Administrative” privileges for your device. This access by default is not available in most smartphone and tablets. After rooting your tablet you will be able to not only install “Root only” apps but can also use new ROMs, recovery tools and enhance certain features of your tablet. If you would like to know about the new features of Kindle Fire HD, then see the Review of Kindle Fire HD.
Rooting your device will void your warranty and in case something goes wrong, you might also end up with a bricked tablet.
Please follow the below given guide at your own risk. WML Cloud will not be responsible if your device gets damaged or bricked during the below mentioned process. It is advised to see the link given at the end of this post to verify the current status of this method.
2. Install the downloaded drivers by extracting the content and running the EXE file from the extracted files. This will install ADB drivers for your tablet.
3. Now, connect your Kindle Fire tablet to your PC.
4. Assuming that the drivers were installed successfully, you can proceed with the next step by downloading this tool: Download Kindle Fire HD root tool.
5. Extract the contents and run the file named RootQemu.bat. A command prompt will pop up.
Note: This tool does not require a separate Android SDK or different ADB, as these come with the tools.
6. In the last step, press 1 to get the root process started from the command prompt. Also make sure that you have USB Debugging enabled on your device before proceeding with the root process. Once done, your device might reboot so no need to panic.
Your device should now be successfully rooted.
For any kind of queries or updates, see the link given below.
[via XDA-Developer’s Forum]