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Kindle Fire HD root, etc?

Slickone_ 1,021 117 May 1, 2016 at 02:12 PM
A few people in the deals threads for the KFHD7 4th gen refurbs said they rooted, installed Google Play, etc. Would anyone be willing to provide some help?

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1st thing, which exact model do you have? And what version software is it running? Both of these should be in the device settings menu.
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Thanks.
Other than Fire HD 7 4th gen, I'm not sure what model # you mean?
It's on OS 4.5.5. I want the newest OS that still allows root of course.

I've looked through a couple of the guides at XDA, but they're unorganized/hard to follow/confusing, and seems a lot of it is outdated info now, since there are newer versions of Fire OS. They also assume you know the basics, which I don't seem to. And I've done similar things to other devices in the past but there were easy to follow guides.

Also what would updated in the future involve the same steps? I plan to give the FHD to my father. But I guess it would be OK if it stayed on the same OS version from here on out. Or, after installing Play, does it not require root anymore, to run Play, thus OTA updates would still work (which breaks root I think)?

I've enabled ADB on the FHD.
I can't see the FHD's system folder (to disable OTA) through Windows Explorer. Does Android Studio have to be installed to do that? Android Studio requires the bloated Java to be installed, which I'd rather not do if possible.
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I will reply more tomorrow.
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I will reply more tomorrow.
I need to do this ASAP. Smilie
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A few people in the deals threads for the KFHD7 4th gen refurbs said they rooted, installed Google Play, etc. Would anyone be willing to provide some help?
You can find the process I used here [youtube.com]

Worked great!
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You can find the process I used here [youtube.com]

Worked great!
Thanks but that's not the same tablet. Also it doesn't mention root, which I think I need to do, or upgrading the OS, which I want to do.
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