Amazon Fire 7 (5th and 7th gen) can now be unlocked and rooted

Amazon Fire 7 (5th and 7th gen) can now be unlocked and rooted

Unlike some OEMs out there, Amazon isn’t a fan of letting their owners unlock the bootloader of their devices. Still, this limitation hasn’t stopped the Amazon Fire tablet series from becoming huge sellers for the company. This also doesn’t stop our enthusiast user base from hacking into these devices either. A couple of months ago the Amazon Fire HD 8 had been unlocked and rooted and now the same thing is possible on both the 5th generation and 7th generation of the Amazon Fire 7 tablets.

Amazon Fire XDA Forum

In the guide linked below, XDA Senior Member k4y0z thanks a handful of people for helping along with this process. From answering questions to testing the process, we often see great things come from these types of collaborations. To complete this unlock and root method though, you will need a Linux installation or live-system and a micro USB cable. Also, if your tablet has a “newer preloader-version” such as the 7th generation devices, then you may also need to open the device and use something conductive (such as a paperclip or tweezers).

How to unlock the bootloader and root the Amazon Fire 7


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Doug Lynch
Doug Lynch

When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.