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How To Root “Jailbreak” Amazon Kindle Fire On 6.2.1

by on January 10, 2012
 


This post will walk you through the simple steps required to root your Amazon Kindle Fire running on 6.2.1 and gain Superuser access - it’s the Android equivalent to Jailbreaking iOS devices.

Steps (Windows only):

1. Download and extract the latest version of Kindle Fire Utility from the download section below


2. Plug your Kindle Fire into your computer via a Micro USB cable, open the Kindle Fire Utility folder and run the “install_drivers” Batch File

3. Click “Yes” every time a User Accounts Control prompt pops up

NOTE: When installing the drivers on your computer, it might differ slightly from what’s demonstrated in the tutorial (it’s very self-explanatory though)

4. Run the Batch File inside of the Kindle Fire Utility folder that’s called “run”

5. Type “3″ and hit return (or enter) to install a permanent root with superuser

You have now successfully rooted (Jailbroken) your Kindle Fire! Also, Kindle Fire Utility can do additional things (as demonstrated in the video) – however, use the other options with caution.

Download Section:

Click here to be taken to my video tutorial on YouTube

Stay tuned for more awesome Amazon Kindle Fire tutorials.

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  • kindle
    December 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    when i hit run then 3 and enter, it works but then it says “oops, something went wrong. we cannot locate your kindle” even though it is plugged in and my computer rescission it. my internet is running also. Help! my email is jleeturtles@gmail.com

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  • Jose Pablo99
    August 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    drivers doesen t work says the current language is not suported for the drivers installation

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  • Shawn Mcknight33
    July 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    WHY DOES MY KINDLE FIRE KEEP SAYING OFFLINE? HELP ANYBODY?

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  • JL12
    March 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    When I click run it does not show everything and automatically closes. I try hitting 3 enter but it does not root my device but does the same thing

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  • Kona
    March 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Kindle device, Select the Android Policeman Icon,Getting a dialog box ” BurritoRoot3, Please run /data/local/tmp/BurritoRoot3.bin –root through adb to start the process?”  Then an Exit button. Exit button takes me back to the kindle launcher. If I select the search icon the the dialog box disappears but nothing else happens.

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  • Aubreyliefting
    March 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    What number of the kindle fire utility do i need?

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  • Greenway8483
    March 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    same here with trouble running the instal_driver
     

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  • Woruga
    January 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    does it work on 6.2.2, because i’m having trouble running the install_driver, it keeps on saying error on Google App (WinUSB) error…and wen I select run.bat my device is offline eventhough I have installed the driver for the Android composite ADB Interface…please help…

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  • Rileycurits
    January 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    What does rooting it actually do?

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  • bmc
    January 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I have successfully rooted the device, but when I attempt to use the Android Market app, it says I need to add an account and do I want to add one now?  When I click yes, the device just goes back to the home screen.

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  • January 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    you know my kindle fire already had the 6.2.1 software when i brought it so just seen that video made me think it was easy,so any ideas best tech info on how to root it or anybody thank you

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  • Tom
    January 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I finally rooted my kindle but after tinkering around with it for a bit. I don’t like it, is there away to unroot it?

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  • Mikeraboy
    January 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    On my computer in Device Manager, I don”t see Android

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  • Mikeraboy
    January 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    It seems so easy to do, why are these people having trouble.

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  • Jon
    January 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Not working for me either… would have been nice

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  • Starstremr
    January 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    can you reverse the rooting on the kindle fire if you needed to?

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  • ces
    January 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

     
     
    1.     Expand first :install_drivers (Open kindle fire utility, the folder the u dowloand)
    2.     go thru control panel,
    3.     then open device managerExpand
    4.     android phone then android composite ADB Interface,
    5.     hit right click, and then  update driver software,
    6.     then hit search automatically for update driver software and hit x
    7.     and after run.bat (kindle fire utility)
    8.     then follow the step 3, and later step 6.
     

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  • Rell
    January 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Please can we get somebody from best tech info to give us some help rooting our kindle fire please because it is totally different from the video.

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  • January 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I’ve tried several times to root my Kindle, and when I try to run the root, it says “the system cannot find the path specified.” What can I do to fix this?

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  • January 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I’ve tried several times to root my Kindle, and when I try to run the root, it says “the system cannot find the path specified.” What can I do to fix this?

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  • ces
    January 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    android phone then android composite ADB Interface, hit right click, and then  update driver software, then hit search automatically for update driver software and hit x

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  • ces
    January 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    go trhu control panel, then open device manager, android and the open and hit right and update

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  • ces
    January 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    guys i found the solution

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  • Snkbarr
    January 11, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Hi, I tried to root my kindle fire with no success. I am not real tech saavy. I downloaded the drivers   I extracted the files and tried to follow your video without success. Any ideas?

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  • January 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Hi,the rooting of a kindle is difficult because the begin with the kindle fire utility i dont no what to do because i downloaded the kindle fire utility and open up drivers it was totally different from the video so i guess do you drag the file to your kindle folder because when i plug my kindle in it doesn’t show any drivers folder like it shows on the video and im running windows 7 on my computer so can you help me because i would like to see how this project ends up thank you

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