The Amazon Fire 7 had done well enough to record a fifth-generation device out on the market and we can enhance that again with root access to the internal system. While root access isn’t for everyone, it does give advanced Android users a way to better their devices.

These are the guidelines to root the Amazon Fire 7 2015 running on the Android 5.1 Lollipop FireOS software update:

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Files You Need

  1. Download the rooting file you need to root the Fire 7 2015 on Android 5.1 Lollipop from here.
  2. Download the universal Windows ADB driver from here.
  3. Note that you will get a range of goodies coming within your rooting file for the Amazon Fire 7 2015, including having OTA disabled in future, so they do not break your root access, BusyBox comes pre-installed, full Google Play Store’s functionality and a new launcher.
  4. Rooting the Amazon Fire 7 2015 will void the warranty using the guide below. However, there are some mobile service providers who do not mind you rooting your device. You can inquire with your service provider and see what they say about rooting if your warranty is important to you.

Rooting the Amazon Fire 7 2015 5th-gen running on the Android 5.1 FireOS software update

  1. Extract the Fire 7’s rooting file to the desktop of the computer.
  2. Extract the universal ADB driver package the same way you did with the rooting file and then run the driver program on the computer. Follow the few on-screen instructions to finish up the installation of your drivers before you start with the rooting program.
  3. Connect the Amazon Fire 7 2015 device to the computer with the USB cable.
  4. Double-click on the Root_Fire bat file you can see on the desktop of the computer.
  5. Wait for the Amazon Fire 7 fifth-generation to reboot a few times during the rooting process and after about five minutes the entire rooting process should be finished.
  6. Reboot the Amazon device from your Power menu the same way you normally would any other day before attempting to do anything that requires root access.
  7. Once rebooted, open the Google Play Store and install the root checker app. Keep that root checker application on your device because it’s also handy if you ever want to unroot before sending it away under a warranty.

In conclusion, that’s how to root the Amazon Fire 7 2015 running on the Android 5.1 Lollipop update and install BusyBox with a range of other goodies. Remember that one of those goodies is the fact that you no longer will get OTA updates. Rooted users consider this a good thing because OTA’s unroot a device. Further, you shouldn’t accept OTA’s with root and if you do want to unroot it should be done manually because it’s the safest method. Manually installing firmware means finding that firmware file online and flashing it suing an appropriate flashing tool on a computer.