Root Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 on Stock Android 4.O ICS

Root Kindle Fire HD 7

Kindle Fire HD 7 was launched on the 14th of September and it is the second generation of Amazon’s tablets and it has received a working root guide, already. If you follow the instructions that I have listed in this post, you will learn how to properly apply the root on your tablet Fire HD 7 device. Do not attempt to root your tablet in case you’re a novice.

This guide won’t unlock the bootloader, but it will only offer you root access. However, since the bootloader cannot be unlocket, yet, you can’t install new custom ROMs. To apply this root successfully, you will to read the preparation guide below. This root of Kindle Fire HD 7-inch variant isn’t that hard to complete but you still need to know that we cannot be held responsible in case you damage your tablet or you lose any important file in the process.

Here’s what steps you need to take in order to correctly prepare your device for the root operation:

  • Make sure that you have the Android SDK installed on your Kindle Fire HD 7.
  • It works with the original / stock Android 4.0 ICS firmware.
  • The USB cable that came with the device.
  • Apply this root only on the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD variant. Do not attempt to push the files on any other Android devices.
  • Note that you shouldn’t try to update your device after you apply the root. Amazon will surely try to patch this exploit and that will revoke the root access and you will then be forced to wait for another root guide.
  • This guide is for advanced users. Do not attempt to flash the root files in case you’re a novice.
  • Note that this root won’t give you support for custom ROMs. Do not attempt to flash any custom files or installations. However, make sure to return to this web site as the Android developers will begin to work on a bootloader unlocking guide that will eventually allow Kindle Fire HD 7 users to flash new customization files.
  • Your computer should have the USB drivers of the tablet installed.
  • Do not blame us in case you lose important files or in case your device won’t work after you apply the root.
  • Enable USB debugging option.
  • Make sure that your device’s battery is charged, so that it won’t power off in the middle of the root process.

That’s all the extra info you had to read and now you should proceed to the tutorial guide. In case you cannot complete the tutorial, then you should ask for our help in the comments section.

How to root the Kindle Fire HD 7 by pushing SuperUser via ADB commands

  1. Download the SU zip file from HERE.
  2. Extract the contents from the SuperUser zip in a single folder on your desktop.
  3. Go to the newly created folder and open the ‘system’ directory, then open ‘bin’ and copy the ‘SU’ file and paste it in the folder you’ll be working from. Then, open ‘system’ directory and then ‘app’ folder and copy the ‘SuperUser.apk’ file and paste it in the same folder as the ‘SU’ file.
  4. Connect your Kindle Fire HD 7 tablet to your PC via the original USB cable. Open Settings app on your Kindle Fire HD 7 and then select ‘Security’ and now you need to enable the ‘adb’.
  5. Go to the folder that contains the SU and the SuperUser apk files. Press and hold ‘shift’ key and at the same time right-click in the folder’s white space. Select ‘Open command window here’.
  6. Now you will need to push the files by using the command lines below:
    • adb shell
    • rmdir /data/local/tmp 
    • ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp
    • exit
    • adb reboot
  7. Your device will restart and the local temp file was removed and now you will have a false link to the whole data directory. After the device reboots you have to enter the following commands:
    • adb shell
    • echo ‘ro.kernel.quemu=1′ > /data/local.prop
    • exit
    • adb reboot
  8. The Kindle Fire HD 7 will now reboot and you need to push the SU binary files. Enter the following commands:
    • adb shell mount -o remount,rw /system
    • adb push su /system/xbin/su
    • adb shell
    • chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
    • chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
    • rm /data/local.prop
    • exit
    • adb reboot
  9. A new restart will be applied and now you can push the SuperUser apk file. Enter this final command line:
    • adb install Superuser.apk
  10. That is it. You’ve finally flashed the root on your Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 tablet.

If you didn’t manage to flash this tutorial, then you should ask for more help in comments.

  • krisy007

    I can not get past step 7,im running 7.2.3 kindle fire hd

    everytime i get to step 7
    adb shell
    echo ‘ro.kernel.quemu=1? > /data/local.prop
    the command prompt just returns with
    echo ‘ro.kernel.quemu=1? > /data/local.prop
    please assist

    • Manfredo

      i don’t exactly remember how i did it, but it definitely is possible to root the KFHD 7″ with 7.2.3! i did it but i had to search a lot for a working way