How to Root Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 / 8.9 on Ice Cream Sandwich [Installation Guide]
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 / 8.9: Amazon recently announced the Kindle Fire HD, an Android tablet that is available in two versions, 7in and 8.9in. The 7in Kindle Fire HD will arrive in the UK with a price tag of £159 for the 16GB variant, while there in no word on the 8.9in variant.

The 7in tablet is powered by a Texas Instrument (TI) OMAP dual-core processor, clocked at 1.2GHz, while the 8.9in device is powered by TI OMAP dual-core processor, clocked at 1.5GHz. Both tablets ship 1GB of RAM and run the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system.

Take a look at the steps below on how to root the new Kindle Fire HD. IBTimes UK advises users to proceed at their own risk and will not be held responsible for any consequences. Ensure that you have already installed ADB and set up on your PC. The method will be compatible only with Kindle Fire HD and not with any other device.

  • Enable ADB from Settings > Security
  • Download kindle_Fire_HD_ADB_Drivers.zip from the official thread at RootzWiki
  • Extract the contents of the file in a convenient location on your PC
  • Download Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip file from RootzWiki
  • Extract the contents of the file. You will now find a system folder, where you will then find Superuser.apk and an su file
  • Copy both Superuser.apk and an su file to the platform tools folder under the directory
  • Connect the Kindle Fire HD to the PC
  • Launch Command Prompt and then navigate to platform-tools folder
  • Enter the following commands:

§ adb shell
rm -r /data/local/tmp
ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp
exit

§ adb reboot

§ adb shell
echo 'ro.kernel.qemu=1′ > /data/local.prop
exit

§ 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
exit

§ adb reboot

§ adb install Superuser.apk

Your Amazon Kindle Fire HD will now be rooted.

[Information Courtesy: Redmond Pie]