Found these instructions on PC World but haven't tried them yet so I can't attest to their effectiveness.
How to Root Your Kindle Fire | PCWorld
This is a discussion on [ROOT][ONE-CLICK] How-To Get ADB running AND Root with SuperOneClick within the Amazon Kindle Fire Development forums, part of the Amazon Kindle Fire Hacking category; Found these instructions on PC World but haven't tried them yet so I can't attest to their effectiveness. How to Root Your Kindle Fire | ...
I followed the instructions to the letter as per the link above but my Kindle Fire is still not rooted. I'm at a loss.
So when I selected ROOT in SuperOneClick v22.214.171.124, it went through the process but seem to hang up at Shell rooting device... -Step #7 Wait for device 0.04s
I left it there, went away for a bit and came back and it had not changed.
So, then I did some more research and found out that this doesn't work with update 6.2.1 or later (I have 6.2.2 now). However, I did find this link, which describes instruction for version 6.2.2:
But yet again as I follow the step by step instructions... all is going well until I type: adb push su /system/xbin/su
So then the Command Prompt tells me: cannot stat 'su': No such file or directory
Stumped again <sigh>.
Okay, then I went to here:
This was working great until I got to step 15. I typed at the Command Prompt: fastboot -i 0×1949 oem idme bootmode 4000
Then I received reply: < waiting for device > with a flashing underscore... Now my PC can't find my KF device drivers! So I right-click and update drivers and manually select the folder with the android_winusb.ini file at it says: device drivers for your device not found.
Now all I have on my screen is the yellow warning triangle with flame image and the words on the bottom that say: press power button for recovery. I assume it's TWRP Recovery but now my KF is locked. Nothing is working and now a grown man is about to cry...
Someone please help me!
<1 hour later> So, I rebooted my PC and plugged my USB canle back into my KF. At least the device manager recognized it as a Kindle and not an unknown device now. So, I right-clicked and selected update drivers. Instead of manually browsing, I selected to locate from a previous location. Then made it to the Andriod ADB Interface and selected it. Command Prompt finished after I typed fastboot reboot. And presto! My KF is now rooted! So I am now happy that my KF is not bricked and rooted.
FYI, from start to finish was 3 hours (12:30am-3:30am). Now I can go to sleep a happy man!
Last edited by Robman; 02-03-2012 at 07:33 PM.
Robert "Robman" Manore
Kindle Fire Owner since 12/2011