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Root Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 using Qemu Automated Root Utility by sparkym3

Root Kindle Fire HD 7 using Qemu Automated Root

A couple of days ago, we’ve posted a working root guide for the Kindle Fire HD but it seemed to be somewhat too hard to apply. However, sparkym3, who is a Recognized Developer at XDA, managed to create a full automated tool called Qemu, application that you can use to root your Fire HD 7 much more easily.

Use the instructions that I have listed in this article and you will learn how to use the application and how to successfully root your brand new Amazon tablet. Rooting your device is easy with it and you will gain access to all system files, use root-based apps, change various system functions and features.

This is an easy to apply guide. Note that it isn’t necessary for your computer to have the ADB or the Android SKD installed on it, as all the files you need are listed in the tutorial below. However, if you have SDK and ADB installed then it is OK, as it won’t interfere with the root process.

Note that you shouldn’t have any other Android device, besides the Kindle Fire HD 7, connected to your PC. The root will be applied with help from sparkym3’s local.prop root method.

IMPORTANT: Create a backup of all files that are currently stored on your tablet. Do not apply this root if you didn’t create a full ROM backup. There were some reports stating that the Wi-Fi radio stopped working after using this tool, which is why this guide should be used only by advanced Android users.

Do not attempt to use Qemu Automated Root Tool with other Android devices.

Now that you’ve read all of the above, I think that you should move to the tutorial guide. Post all your extra questions in the comments section, at the end of this post. Also, you should let us know if this method worked without problems.

How to root Kindle Fire HD 7-inch model using the Qemu Automated Root Tool

  1. Download the Qemu zip file from HERE. Save it on your computer’s desktop.
  2. Next, download the ADB Drivers for Kindle Fire HD 7 tablet from HERE. Place it on the same location as the Qemu root zip.
  3. Now you need to extract all contents of the above zip files and place them in the same folder. Place the folder on your computer’s desktop.
  4. You need to enable ADB from your device’s settings menu. Open ‘Menu’, then open ‘more’, then ‘Settings’ and then select ADB and enable it.
  5. Connect your Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 tablet to your PC using the original USB cable.
  6. Open the QemuRoot folder and launch the RootQemu.bat file.
  7. The app will launch and in order to root the tablet, you will need to press 1 and then Enter.
  8. Now the Qemu Root tool screen will guide you through the rest of the process and you will end up completing it and applying successfully the root on your Kindle Fire HD 7 device.
  9. That’s it.

I hope that this guide helped you root your device. Note that this method won’t unlock the device’s bootloader, which means that you should wait until such guide is made available before thinking about flashing any custom ROMs on your Kindle Fire HD 7-inch model. If you have any other questions or in case you cannot apply the root, then you should tell us in comments.


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  • Nimoi

    Installed the ADB Drivers,
    Enabled ADB on the device,
    Ran through the first couple steps of RootQemu.bat,
    “Waiting for device to be detected…” then nothing. No amount of restarting, plugging/unplugging fixes this issue. Last attempt is to reinstall the drivers and reboot everything one last time. Any other solution to this?

    • BlankJebus

      I’m getting the exact same thing. I get through the steps all the way though the “If the device is not detected you may try to unplug it and reconnect it. Waiting for device to be detected…” then a short time after i get
      ” *daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
      *daemon started successfully *”

      and then it just sits there.

      • Jacai


      • zach

        Just unlock your kindle using the slider, it will detect the kindle then 🙂

  • sletou@gmail.com

    I always get a “permission denied” when I get to step two. Anyone encountered this problem?

  • willem

    has anyone been able to get this right?

    mine end up to – Rooting Failed! You may want to try running this tool again.

    your device region may not be supported if you see this message again.

    so yes i am stuck now i even went as far as deregistering my Kindle and still no luck

  • Will

    Hello All! While using this tool on Step 3 I keep getting this message

    Step 3 – Checking for access…
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    Can anyone help me with this?

  • Jon Yancy

    You must run as adminastrator