Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire has finally arrived. This Android tablet, which is Amazon’s answer to all those iPads and Galaxy Tabs has already been rooted by a forum member of AndroidForums using SuperOneClick 2.2 with the help of the zergRush exploit.
According to the developer, rooting Kindle Fire was a pretty straightforward process. All he needed to do was to get ADB to work with Kindle Fire. The rest of the magic is taken care of by the SuperOneClick, a one click rooting tool that can root almost all Android versions and phones.
We have already shown you how to root a variety of Android devices using the SuperOneClick tool, including Xperia X10, Samsung Captivate, Motorola Atrix 4G, LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Milestone XT720, Dell Streak 7, Samsung Galaxy S 4G, and many more devices.
Disclaimer: Proceed at your own risk. We, at dkszone.net, are not liable for any damages caused to your device by the below described method.
Stuff you need:
1. ADB (Android Debug Bridge) setup on your Computer. If you have not yet done this, then check out our guide posted here.
2. Get latest version of SuperOneClick (currently, 2.2) from this XDA thread. You can find the latest download at the bottom of the first post.
How to Root Amazon Kindle Fire running on Android
1. Download and install Source code SDK for Kindle Fire from here.
2. Once the SDK is setup on your Computer, navigate to %USERPROFILE%\.android folder.
3. Open adb_usb.ini file for editing and add this code to the end of the file.
Save the file.
4. Now open the folder where SDK is installed on your system.
5. Find android_winusb.inf file inside google-usb_driver folder inside SDK and add the following to the [Google.NTx86] section as well as the [Google.NTamd64] section.
;Kindle Fire %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006 %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01
6. Save and close the file.
7. Plug your Kindle Fire to your Computer via USB cable.
8. Open Device Manager and find ‘Kindle’ under other devices.
9. Select android_winusb.inf file to update the driver.
10. Make sure the options ‘USB debugging’ as well as ‘Installation of apps from unknown sources’ are enabled on your Kindle Fire.
11. On command prompt, enter these commands:
adb kill-server adb devices
You should see your device listed.
12. Now you can go ahead with the rooting of your Kindle Fire.
13. Simply run the SuperOneClick tool you downloaded earlier and click on the ‘Root’ button.
That’s it. Your Kindle Fire should now be rooted in minutes.