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Root the Kindle Fire HD or 2 with Mac or Linux

Previously, we brought you news that the Kindle Fire HD 7" had been rooted using the popular sparkym3 method. As is the case with some root methods, it wasn't compatible with operating systems outside of Windows. Now, there is a root method for the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire 2 that works for Linux...

Just Like That, Kindle Fire HD 7 Receives the Gift of Root

Just earlier today, we discussed the invulnerable, un-crackable, Kindle Fire HD7 (bootloader, anyway). We talked about how Amazon was trying their hardest to keep you purchasing one important thing for them: content. We also talked about how the device is very well protected at the bootloader level, which means that no custom ROMs will surface any...

Jelly Bean on Desire HD, Kindle Fire, Nexus One, and Universal Root for ICS – XDA Developer TV

Jordan is back today to talk more about Jelly Bean news from the XDA Portal. Jordan covers CyanogenMod 10 for the Kindle Fire and Original Galaxy Tab. The HTC HD2 also gets an unofficial CM10 alpha release. Jordan talks about universal root for Ice Cream Sandwich phones.In Jelly Bean news, Jordan mentions the Jelly Bean...

Kindle Fire 6.2.1 Update Rooted

Last week, we reported on the 6.2.1 update for the Kindle Fire, which brought some nice improvements but had one major disadvantage: it broke root access. Luckily, recognized developer jcase has managed to get this new update rooted as well, so you can comfortably get your Kindle Fire to the newest software version without any...

Nook Tablet Rooted, Kindle Under Heavy Fire!

Just a few days ago, we wrote about how the Kindle Fire was rooted, cracking the doors wide open for development.  We were then unshackled from Amazon's chains the very next day with full access to Google's Apps. With all that development work so soon after launch, we assumed that Amazon had stolen Barnes &...

Xposed for Lollipop, Kindle Fire HDX Bootloader Unlocked – XDA TV

Xposed Framework Alpha for Android 5.0 Lollipop has been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Lenovo upgrading some devices to Lollipop and be sure to check out the article talking about YouTube,...

Bootloader of Kindle Fire HDX Unlocked

XDA Forum Member dpeddi managed to unlocked the bootloader for the Kindle Fire HDX. Provided method requires rooted, downgraded firmware and a few ADB/Fastboot commands. Keep in mind that unlocking can potentially damage your device and void the warranty. Got a Kindle Fire HDX? Give this method a try!

Google App Update Failure, Kindle Fire HDX Boot Signing Exploited- XDA TV

The latest Google App Update has disabled features for millions of users! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of an exploit for the Kindle Fire HDX and be sure to check out the article...

Signing Tool for Kindle Fire HDX Exploits Bootloader

What happens when an Android-related vulnerability is published on a website like the CodeAurora Forum? You got it! Security enthusiasts and Android developers around the world try to take advantage of the newly found problem to create an exploit, which can be used to gain advanced access to your device (such as root access or...

Ready Your Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 for Google Play Store and Custom ROMs

Amazon’s Kindle line of Android tablets has always been known for being heavily modified to the point where the devices are unrecognizable as Android devices--from user interface and the absence of the Google Play Store, all the way to the custom Amazon App Store. This is no unfamiliar territory, as we should all be well...

How to Root Any Device

Welcome to the XDA-Developers Root Directory. Here, you can find root tutorials for most devices that are on the XDA Forums. Learn how to root any Android device! If you don't see your device listed or you see a misplaced link, send a PM to PG101, with the device details and a link to the...

Amazon Fire TV: What You Need to Know – XDA Developer TV

An announcement from Amazon recently caused the Internet a great deal of excitement. Amazon has expanded its Kindle empire and is attempting to take Google TV, and perhaps the Chromecast, head on with its new Amazon Fire TV. Running Android deep deep down, we recently added a forum for it!In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer...