How to Root your Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-inch
So yesterday we found out that the Kindle Fire would have a locked bootloader, well the device has now been rooted. So now you can install some Cyanogenmod 10 goodness on it. The exploit for rooting the Kindle Fire HD 7 was found by sparkym3 and his exploit in the ASUS Transformer Prime on ICS, so he gets full credit on this one.
Before continuing please read these warnings:
- OMG!Droid is not responsible for any damage caused to your device
- This is for the 7″ Kindle Fire HD only, but should work on all variants. That is not confirmed yet though.
So before we get started, you’ll need to download SuperSU:
Once downloaded, extract the contents and pull SU from /system/bin/ and SuperUser.apk from /system/app/ and put them in the directory you’ll be working from.
Next open up command prompt and enter the following commands:
ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp
echo ‘ro.kernel.qemu=1′ > /data/local.prop
adb shell mount -o remount,rw /system
adb push su /system/xbin/su
chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
adb install Superuser.apk
Once you’ve executed those commands you should have a rooted Kindle Fire HD 7. If you encounter any problems, head on over to the Rootwiki support thread.