Tutorial to Root Amazon Kindle Fire HD on ICS 4.0.4

Christo September 25, 2012 0

You must be a user of one of the amazing Android tablet of Amazon called the Kindle Fire HD and this is accompanied with digital library of music, books and TV shows. He most amazing fact causing buzz around is that you can root this device and get the benefits of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich platform. The details are discussed below.

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Things to be noted

• For this, you need the Android SDK preinstalled in your computer.

• Also you need to download the Android SDK from official site.

• Once, you root your device, it loses its warranty.


• Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet

• Computer with web access

• Original USB data cable

• Charge your device’s battery fully or up to 50% so that it does not shut in between the process.

• Back up all your important data and files so that you don’t lose them during the process and you can do this with the backup app and then restore later.


1. Firstly, you need to enable ADB by navigating through settings and then security.

2. Next, you need to download Kindle_Fire_HD_ADB_Drivers.zip file on to your computer and then extract the zip file and run the file on your computer.

3. Now, you need to download Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip file on to your computer and also extract this file in order to get the Superuser.apk and su file and save the file in a folder of your computer.

4. Transfer the Superuser.apk and su file to platform-tools folder which is located in the directory where you had previously installed the Android SDK.

5. Using the USB cable, connect Kindle FIRE HD to your computer and open a command prompt or terminal on your computer.

6. Navigate to the directory and then to the platform-tools folder where you had previously installed the Android SDK.

7. Here, enter the below listed commands one after the other by hitting the enter button on your computer’s keyboard:

adb shell

rm -r /data/local/tmp

ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp


adb reboot

adb shell

echo ‘ro.kernel.qemu=1? > /data/local.prop


adb reboot

adb shell mount -o remount,rw /system

adb push su /system/xbin/su

adb shell

chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su

chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su

rm /data/local.prop


adb reboot

adb install Superuser.apk

8. Your device is rooted and you need to confirm the root by making use of the SuperUser app.

Once you are done by the above discussed instructions, know that your Amazon Kindle Fire HD is successfully rooted and runs on ICS 4.0.4.

DISCLAIMER: Note that you are following these instructions at your own risk and make sure that we are not liable for any damage caused to your device due to the instructions provided in this guide.

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