How To Root Amazon Kindle Fire (For Software Version 6.2.1)

Just a few days back, Amazon rolled out a minor software update for its tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire. The software update was stated as version 6.2.1 update and it fixed a few bugs as well as blocked the ability to root the device.

Before that, one can use the SuperOneClick tool to root the device, but, as soon as this update arrive, all that magic is gone. The good thing is that it doesn’t take long for the community to find a way around it. The method below will show you how to root your Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1 version.

Note: You need to keep in mind that once you root your Kindle Fire, its warranty will be voided and there are even chances of getting your tablet bricked during the process – it happens rarely though.

I assume that you know all the advantages of having a rooted tablet, if not, a rooted one allows you to access a vast gallery of apps and games (especially the Android market) and enables you to install any app that requires access to the system files. Rooting also adds ability to modify the system files and even to replace them with other files. All these things posses the risk of getting phone damaged, so be careful while going through the processes as Make Tech Easier holds no responsibility if any damage happens to your device.


Steps to follow to Root Kindle Fire on version 6.2.1 (Windows)

  • After obtaining all of the aforementioned files, install the Android SDK on your PC.
  • Thereafter, install the Kindle Fire Root App on your tablet and then open it. It will prompt you with three options when you open it for the first time, choose the Root option from it.
  • Now, extract the files from the Superuser ZIP archive to the ADB folder on your PC.
  • Open the Command Prompt on your Windows using Win Key+R and then type the CMD in the dialog box that appears. CD to the ADB folder and then run the commands given below one by one.
adb root
adb remount
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chown 0.0/system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
adb install
adb reboot

After executing above commands, your Kindle Fire will now reboot. Once it is booted up, you will have access to the root. Enjoy!

Mahesh Makvana
Mahesh Makvana

Mahesh Makvana is a freelance tech writer who's written thousands of posts about various tech topics on various sites. He specializes in writing about Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android tech posts. He's been into the field for last eight years and hasn't spent a single day without tinkering around his devices.

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