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Root the Kindle Fire HD or 2 with Mac or Linux

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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 and Mac users as well.

XDA Senior Member prokennexusa wrote a root tutorial specifically for Mac and Linux users. It’s compatible with the Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire 2. It’s been tested with Ubuntu and Mac OS X 10.5.8. It also requires 32-bit applications, so if you’re running 64-bit Linux you’ll need to get the IA32 libs or comparable package. On Mac, prokennexusa says y. . . READ ON »

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Backup and Restore System Software Without Custom Recovery on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

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Late last month, we brought you news that the unhackable Amazon Kindle Fire HD got rooted. It was a pretty exciting achievement because that’s the first step in any device’s development process. However, users who go for root have had to be careful because there isn’t a custom recovery yet for the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire 2. There is still a way to backup your system, though.

XDA Forum Moderator kinfauns has written up a method that’ll backup system software so that users can restore it in case things go wrong. As kinfauns explains:

I’ve been a little concerned about everybody jumping in without a safety net in place. There are numerous ways that this device can get bricked. N

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Forums Added for the RAZR M, Galaxy Note 2, Kindle Fire HD7, and Kindle Fire 2

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What a week it’s been for technology. First, we took a peak at Motorola’s announcement, in which details were presented about Windows Phone 8 and some upcoming devices. Among them was the Droid RAZR M, which is the successor to the original Droid RAZR. While it features mid-range specs by today’s standards, it’s certainly no slouch. It features a 4.3″ screen packing in 960 x 540 pixels, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, a gig of RAM, a 2000 mAh battery, and most importantly, it comes preloaded with Ice Cream Sandwich.

Motorola’s event wasn’t the only source of excitement, as Amazon introduced two new models to the Kindle Fire line. In addition to the much anticipa. . . READ ON »

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