Kindle Fire rooted with SuperOneClick 2.2 – tutorial

By Posted 16 Nov 2011, 14:20

Yesterday the Kindle Fire was released, now we are already hearing that someone has managed to root Amazon’s new tablet. The rooting procedure is a little complicated, however if you have ever rooted a device in the past we think that you should be able to follow along quite simply.

Rather than repeat what has been said over at AndroidForums.com we think it would be better if you headed over to the forum post for yourself for the full tutorial, it was written by a member who goes by the alias of “death2all110″ and we take no credit for his amazing work.

Here’s a quick overview of the procedure (you must check out the link in the paragraph above for specifics): Firstly you have to have the sdk installed on your PC (we are guessing that this is the Android SDK found here) and you must have used it. Secondly you must edit some important files and allow installation of apps from unknown sources, after this you will need to run a command to kill the Android Debug Bridge server. The final steps involves starting adb devices, downloading SuperOneClick v2.2 and running it, if all goes to plan clicking “Root” should complete the process.

Once your Kindle Fire is rooted it will open it up to a lots of currently unavailable capabilities and customizations, obviously the fact that the Fire has only been out for a day or so means there isn’t a great deal to do with your rooted tablet just yet, but we imagine that in a month or so there will be lots more on offer.

If you are new to rooting this article gives you a quick overview of what rooting a device can help you achieve, however please remember that rooting a device has the potential to end in failure so be warned!

Did the root work for you? If so, what capabilities are you looking forward to unlocking the most?