Late September, Amazon had released the most hyped mid range Android Tablet Kindle Fire which was primarily the targeted device for eBook contents and Amazon related custom applications. Today there’s good news for Kindle Fire owners as it has finally been rooted which allows you to add unofficial applications, games and themes. In addition you can only install Custom ROM if the device has already been Rooted therefore the release of Kindle Fire source code release comes as blessing.
Folks at Android Forums were fast in releasing the Root for Kindle fire which can be achieved by following the procedure below,
- You require Source SDK for Kindle Fire to proceed [download]
- Now goto %USERPROFILE%\.android and edit the adb_usb.ini and add 0x1949 to the end of the file and save.
- Go to where you have the sdk at and open the google-usb_driver folder and edit android_winusb.inf and add this to the [Google.NTx86] section and [Google.NTamd64] section,;Kindle Fire%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01
- Save and close
- If you have already plugged your kindle into the usb you may have to open device manager and find “Kindle” under other devices and choose the android_winusb.inf file
- Turn on Installation of apps from unknown sources: tap the top bar>choose more…(+)>device
- Open command prompt and run adb kill-server then try adb devices.
- You should see a device listed.
- Download SuperOneClick from here and Run to choose the “root” option.
Source Android Forums