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Kindle Fire Cracked Wide Open–Let the Development Begin!
Given Amazon’s lax attitude towards device modification, we all knew this would happen sooner or later. However, many of us were reluctant to plunk down our hard earned cash on only the prospect of root access. Now, you may pick up the $199 dual core beast without reservation. Thanks to a little bit of .ini and .inf wizardry by XDA forum member death2all110, our fears have been allayed.
Root is achieved through the highly regarded SuperOneClick method. While the minor modifications make its title a bit of a misnomer, the process is still relatively painless. As always, however, exercise some caution to avoid ending up with a $200 paper weight.
So I was messing around with different one clicks since I got ADB going on my kindle fire and I was able to Successfully use SuperOneClick 2.2 to root my kindle fire!
While there’s not too much an end-user can do with a rooted Fire at the moment, this opens the doors to all sorts of development for the device. Will the Fire become the next Nook Color? Given its dual core processor and gorgeous screen, we sure hope so! Personally, I’m hoping for a CyanogenMod 9 build of Ice Cream Sandwich. Let us know what you are looking forward to most in the comments section. These are exciting times, folks!
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