For the latest 7.4.6 firmware root method visit the following link
Please be advised that you are solely responsible for your Kindle Fire HD and any modifications that you perform.
Today we are going to cover how to root the Kindle Fire HD 7″ on the latest 7.4.1 firmware. It’s a very easy process and will taken less than 5 minutes. So the first question is why you would want to root. I would say that the biggest reason is to install and have access to the Google Play Store. Although the Amazon Appstore has some great apps it’s nowhere close to the amount of apps on the Google Play Store. Also once you are rooted then you can install certain apps that require root access as well. Checkout this video for further explanation. So let’s get to it.
I want to be clear that I did not figure out this root method and all credit goes to the awesome guys over at XDA who do the real heavy lifting. The link to XDA can be found here if you want more info. But I did test out the method on Windows 7 device and want to provide clear instructions for everybody. Many people don’t have time to read through forums and troubleshoot so that’s why we are here. Okay, so here are the instructions.
- Download the Binary Method from here and unzip to a folder on your computer.
- Uninstall any drivers you have for the Kindle Fire as this is very important. Connect your Kindle to the PC via USB. Go to >Device Manager >Portable Devices. Right click on Kindle and choose Properties. Go to Driver and pick uninstall. Unplug the Kindle From the PC.
- Install Kindle Fire ADB drivers (download).
- On your Kindle Fire go to setting then >Security options and choose Enable ADB on (pic).
- Connect your Kindle to the computer via USB. Wait till automatic installation completes and Kindle is recognized.
- Navigate to the folder where you extracted the previous Binary Method and double click the RunMe.bat file and choose option 1.
- If it works, on your Kindle you should see the option for restore. Tap the Restore My Data button. This will not erase any data or files so don’t worry.
- The Kindle will reboot and will be very sluggish. That’s okay. Keep it plugged in the computer. Unlock the device. After a some time it will reboot again.
- The Kindle will now behave normal and you will be rooted. Go to apps and there should now be a Superuser app (pic). That’s it, your are rooted.
Now you can install the Google Play Store and be downloading apps in no time. You can also install alternative launchers as well. Enjoy and be sure to leave a comment if you have any questions or problems.
The program will look like the below pic if run completely successfully. Also, be sure to checkout the rooting video below as well.
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