How to Temporarily Unroot Amazon Kindle Fire

In a previous post I showed you How To Root Amazon Kindle Fire In One Click And Get ADB Working. While rooting Kindle Fire opens up all kinds of possibilities, like installing Android Market and Google apps, what if you require unrooting your device? For example, unrooting your Kindle Fire device can allow you to watch Amazon Instant Videos. However, a complete unroot seems too laborious and unwanted. A solution lies in a temporary unroot. In this post I will tell you how to temporarily unroot your Kindle Fire device.

To perform a temporary unroot, you will require OTA RootKeeper, which allow you to watch Amazon Instant Video Content. See the below video and step by step procedure explained below, to temporarily unroot your Kindle Fire device.

Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. WML Cloud and it’s team members will not be responsible if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process mentioned int his post.




Step 1: Install OTA RootKeeper from the Android Market.

Step 2: Tap “Temp. un-root (keeps backup)”. This will result in temporarily unrooting your device and will save a protected copy of su.

Step 3: Now, head over to More –> Settings –> Applications -> Amazon Instant Video -> Force Stop to kill the Amazon Instant Video application.

Step 4: Restart Amazon Instant Video and the “Watch Now” button will become playable.

Note: It is highly recommended that you watch the above video to understand the procedure in a better way.

[via Kindle Fire Wire]

Video Credit: Jeff Benjamin (Kindle Fire Wire YouTube Channel)