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Root Kindle Fire HD 7 on Amazon Firmware Android 4.0 ICS

Here is a method to root Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7. Kindle Fire devices have locked bootloaders, but you can still root your tablet, thanks to an old ICS exploit found that has not been fixed by Amazon in their firmware. You can easily root Kindle Fire HD 7 on Android 4.0 ICS by following the tutorial given below.

As you continue reading, we will guide you through the process of rooting Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 on their firmware (based on Android 4.0 ICS) with all the required downloads and steps. Please make sure you backup your personal files and data from the Android tools and tips given below. Let’s get on with the tutorial below and root your tablet.

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

A bug (exploit) was found in Android 4.0 ICS by sparkym3 in ASUS Transformer. Apparently, Amazon did not fix that bug and you can now root Kindle Fire using the same exploit without unlocking bootloader. Good for us users, eh?

NOTE: This tutorial may work with the other Kindle Fire models as well. We haven’t tried it yet!

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Amazon Kindle Fire to connect it with the computer. Download Amazon Kindle Fire USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android tablet with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your tablet battery should be 80-85% charged. If your tablet goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your tablet might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S3 backup data to HTC One X.

4. Your tablet should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Kindle Fire HD 7 for full system access.