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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
17 Nov 2011, 05:13 PM | Post: #1

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Kindle Fire Rooted Already

It's only been released for a couple of days, but apparently the Kindle Fire can already be rooted.

There are a few guides around, but the most detailed and certainly easiest to use for a newbie is the one from Liliputing which can be found here: http://liliputing.com...

With root access Kindle Fire owners can tweak hardware settings like CPU speed as well as access the filesystem to take backups and no doubt there will be plenty more to come.

The main steps for rooting involve installing the Android Debug Bridge on your PC or Mac, enabling it on the Kindle Fire and then going on to use software called SuperOneClick to root the system.

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17 Nov 2011, 07:00 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Kindle Fire Rooted Already

That's great! Funny, I was just wondering about the rooting possibilities of the Fire, Lou...

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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
17 Nov 2011, 11:14 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Kindle Fire Rooted Already

Ooh I don't know ... these saucy authors only have one thing on their minds Big Grin
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23 Nov 2011, 11:35 AM | Post: #4

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RE: Kindle Fire Rooted Already

Having received my Kindle Fire a few days ago, I can confirm that rooting does not work as suggested, I think Amazon is stamping out these options faster than they arise at the moment. I have SuperOneClick and it disables normal use of your Kindle, as Amazon detects you've done something. Then trying to get a root explorer onto your Kindle is where it falls down, it is very difficult to get hold of one that will actually download and you lose the will to live a bit. So jailbreaking aside - You can access websites but not anything that runs on Mac or Windows OS. So no Spotify. You also need a cloudplayer account to upload your music and video from your own computer and as you are not in the US, you cannot obtain a cloudplayer account. You cannot purchase apps as you are not in the US either. You can access Youtube, email, Facebook and Twitter, through normal mobile browsing, but anything that needs Mac or Windows to function is out of reach. It makes it a somewhat frustrating device simply because you know what it is capable of, but you can't get past first gear. It is a US device and if you are there, It is a sensational thing to have, given all the streaming, free video and music content and the ability to have your own data on there through the cloudplayer, you're home and hosed with a nifty little device, laughing at the people with ipads. But in the UK as I imagine everywhere else in the world, we seem to be paying the price for thinking if you can buy it, you can use it Sad
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