These are the steps to root the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 tablet. The main benefits of rooting your Kindle Fire are much like every other device: installing more apps, installing custom kernels and flashing some new ROMs. However, the Amazon Kindle Fire range comes with some extra reasons since it doesn’t ship with the Google Play Store. Once you have root access to the Kindle internal system, you can use the Android Market, install the Google stock application (Google Gapps), customize your Launcher and more.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Files You Need

  1. Download the Qemu Root exploit for the HD 7 from this page.
  2. Download the Kindle Fire ADB drivers from this page.
  3. You can install the universal ADB driver if the drivers link above is not working during your time of visit.
  4. You are voiding the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 warranty by following this guide. You should have no problem unrooting your Kindle and getting that same warranty working again.

Rooting the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7

  1. Download and install the device drivers on your Windows PC before you start.
  2. Download the Qemu Root exploit directly to your computer.
  3. Transfer the Qemu file from your default downloads location over to the desktop.
  4. Right-click over the Qemu file and select the option to “extract here” from the menu.
  5. Connect the Kindle Fire HD 7 to the computer using the USB cable you normally use for charging the device battery.
  6. Run the RootQemu.bat file and follow the on-screen prompts to finish the steps to rooting your Kindle tablet.
  7. Reboot the HD 7 tablet once you can see that it has finished.
  8. Install the Android Market on your device.
  9. Open the Google Play Store app and install the Root Checker application.
  10. Open the Root Checker app from your Kindle app drawer and follow the prompts to check if your device is rooted. Agree to update the Superuser access if requested.

Now you are ready to start installing the root-requiring apps on your Kindle HD 7 tablet like the Greenify app or the BusyBox app. There are hundreds of useful apps you can choose from to install on your device.

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