Amazon recently updated the firmware of their Kindle Fire tablet and this broke previously available root methods. It also prevented re-rooting the Kindle Fire until the folks @ AndroidPolice and RootzWiki released a utility called BurritoRoot which can root firmware 6.2.1. Thanks to BurritoRoot you can now root any available Kindle Fire versions. More after the break.
Disclaimer: Please note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, follow the instructions at your own risk.
Using BurritoRoot is extremely simple: you can follow these instructions to root your Kindle Fire [from RootzWiki]:
- Download BurritoRoot Kindle 1.0 to your device from One-Click Root for Kindle Fire All Firmware Versions
- Run the app and click "Root"
- On your PC, open the terminal window and navigate to your ADB folder.
- Type adb root
- Download SuperUser from One-Click Root for Kindle Fire All Firmware Versions
- Unzip SuperUser
- In your command prompt, enter the following in order:
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
adb install com.noshufu.android.su-1.apk
You can also have a look at the video below which walks you through how to root the Kindle Fire firmware 6.2.1 using BurritoRoot:
Find out more about BurritoRoot on XDA @ [Root] BurritoRoot - Unleash your fire - Only software 6.2.1 root.
You might also be interested in our previous articles about the Kindle Fire:
- Kindle Fire Utility for Amazon Kindle Fire
- How To Overclock Your Kindle Fire
- How To Install Android Market on Kindle Fire
- How To Root Your Kindle Fire