Looks like the standard method to root Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is applicable with Amazon’s latest Kindle Fire HD. SparkyM over at XDA, managed to do root his Kindle Fire HD in mere minutes after getting the device.
The most difficult part in the whole process is trying to get the device drivers if you’re running Windows. The bootloader is still securely locked up though so no custom ROM’s anytime soon.
Before you get started, you need to download SU:
After you download the file, extract the contents and pull SU from /system/bin/ and SuperUser.apk from /system/app/ and put them in the directory you’ll be working from.
After that, execute the following commands:
rm -r /data/local/tmp
ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp
echo ‘ro.kernel.qemu=1′ > /data/local.prop
adb shell mount -o remount,rw /system
adb push su /system/xbin/su
chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
adb install Superuser.apk
Enjoy your rooted device.
No related posts.