On the historic date of December 20th, 2011, Amazon pushed out software version 6.2.1 to its Kindle Fire. The update was fairly minor -- its main additions had to do with improved scrolling and WiFi passwords -- but it brought about one devastating change: it broke all previous methods of root.
Seeing the issue, Justin Case got right to work; and after a night's worth of coding, with a group of fellow devs helping him through the testing process (namely, Vashypooh, Trevor Eckhart, and IOMoster), he developed a new method to root the Kindle Fire -- a method that works not only on software 6.2.1, but on all currently known versions of the Fire's OS (future updates make break this). Better yet, it's not a hacky process at all; in fact, it's quite simple. Shall we begin?
- ADB up and running on your PC.
- Download jcase's Kindle Fire root app.
- Run the root app and click "Root."
- On your PC, in a command prompt, type "adb root."
- Download Superuser.
- Unzip Superuser.
- In the command prompt, type:
- adb remount
- adb push su /system/xbin/su
- adb shell chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
- adb shell chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
- adb install com.noshufou.android.su-1.apk
- adb reboot
- Should you for any reason desire to unroot your Fire, simply press the "Unroot" button in jcase's Kindle Fire root app.
- BurritoRoot may not work on version 6.0 firmware. If you're having trouble, update your firmware and try again.
And... that's it! Enjoy your newly rooted Kindle Fire!
Via | Android Police