Root Your Kindle Fire HD 2012 running version 7.5.1
Rooting your kindle is the first step towards getting a custom recovery, installing custom ROMs or even just getting the google play store. This method does require a computer, but is very reliable and is actually simpler overall. However if you don’t have access to a computer then my other method still works here. You can either follow these steps or watch the video below.
- On your device go into settings (Swipe down from the top and press more) then scroll to “Security”. Set enable ADB to on a press ‘Ok’ on the warning. Go home on your device, make sure your kindle is NOT connected to the computer yet.
- Download the Tekify – Root Kindle Fire HD .zip file on to your computer and extract it.
- In the extracted folder you will find another folder and a file named “KindleDrivers”, double click this file and press install, when another window pops up press next and wait for the install to complete, once it is done you can click finish and close out the remaining window. Your computer is now ready to use ADB and Fastboot.
- Once again in the extracted folder open the folder named “Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v33” inside is a number of items. Double click “RunMe” (not the .sh file) and a command prompt will open.
- Plug your Kindle into the computer with a USB cable and press 3 on your keyboard followed by enter.
- After a bit of script has run a message asking you to restore your data will appear on your Kindle, click “Restore my data”, don’t worry this will do nothing.
- 10 Seconds later your device will reboot, once it has booted up the lockscreen will be black and your device will be slow, this is normal.
- Once your computer recognises the device again some more script will run and the window will close. Your device will also reboot one last time.
- When your device is booted up you will have Root as well as an app called SuperUser installed. If you have any problems or question you can contact me through Twitter, YouTube or the Contact Page.