A new update has been rolled out for Kindle Fire HD 7 and as always, users who update to the new software version will loose root access for their devices. This update is automatically applied by Amazon via OTA. If you are planning to update your Kindle Fire for software enhancements or have already lost your root access after updating to Kindle HD 7 software update version 7.2.3 or require rooting a device from update version 7.2.2, then here is a guide to get back your root access.
Root Kindle Fire After Software Update 7.2.2 / 7.2.3
Please follow the below guide at your own risk. WML Cloud will not be responsible if your Kindle Fire HD 7 device gets damaged during this rooting process. It is advised to refer to the link given at the end of this post to check the current status of this method and possible issues that Kindle HD 7 users might have faced (if any) after rooting their devices running software update version 7.2.3.
Note: It is recommended to uninstall all drivers and to perform a factory reset on your device.
- To get started, install ADB drivers and extract the Qemu Root and Binaryv17 files.
- Now, open Command Prompt and execute runme.bat file from binaryv17. Make sure that you run Command Prompt with Administrative privileges.
- Now, select Method 1 and your Kindle Fire HD 7 device should provide a pop-up requesting a restore.
- Tap Restore and your device will re-reboot. Don’t be alarmed if your device appears slow.
- After Binaryv17 is done, run qemuroot.bat from Qemuroot method.
- In the next step, select option 1 to root your device.
- The executable will go through various steps to root your device.
In case you are having problem rooting your device running software version 7.2.2/7.2.3 (whether your device was previously rooted or not) make sure that you have the latest version of Java installed on your PC. For any kind of queries, and further details, see the link given below.
[via XDA Developer’s Forum]