How to Root the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 running 7.4.6 firmware

If you have recently updated your Kindle Fire HD and you were rooted before, you’ll find that you no longer have root access.  If that’s the case and you are yearning to get back to using your root-requiring apps, the guide below should help you.

I.  Before You Begin

1.  Charge your device to 75% or more before you begin.

2.  As always, make sure that you have backed up everything you feel is important before you begin.

3.  Uninstall any drivers that are associated with your Kindle Fire HD from your Windows PC.  Also, go to Device Manager > Portable Devices, right-click on the Kindle Fire HD, go to Properties, click on the Driver tab and then click on Uninstall (do this while your Kindle Fire HD is connected to your PC).  Unplug your device now and then install the Kindle ADB drivers provided in #2 of the next section.

II.  Necessary Downloads

1. [Link available in this thread]

2.  Kindle ADB Drivers

III.  Rooting the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

1.  Enable ADB on your device by going to Settings > Security and turning on the Enable ADB option.

2.  Connect your device to your PC using a compatible microUSB cable.  Your Windows PC should automatically install the necessary drivers at this point.

3.  Extract to a folder on your desktop.

4.  From the extracted folder, double-click on RunMe.bat to begin the rooting process.

5.  If you are prompted to back up your data, choose Do not back up and hit the enter key on your keyboard.

6.  On the next step, select Restore My Data.

7.  Your device should reboot.  Unlock it and it should reboot again.  Do not unplug your device during this time.

Your Kindle Fire HD 7 is now rooted!  To verify, look for the Superuser app on your device or use Root Checker Lite from the Play Store.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

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  • Fonz

    Part III is missing a 4.5 “Device type” select option 1

  • Elisabeth Lassuy

    it did not work….i ran a superuser and it came back the device is not rooted.

  • ICanMinecraft

    When you say unlock it, do you mean like slide the screen lock unlocking, or do you have to do a certain thing

    • Dax Krishna

      yeah, the slide unlock thing!

  • Andrew

    Worked fine on my Fire HD v7.4.6. Also had to pick option 1 right at the start and got a message about /system/bin/ric not on the device and /ric not in the folder I extracted to, but seemed to work fine anyway. Thanks

  • hstinux

    I got yesterday my Kindle fire HD with the firmware 7.4.7 ? Does it work to root ?

    • Dax Krishna

      do not try it on anything else other than what it is written for as you end up bricking your device! We’ll try to get a different solution up for you hstinux

  • thane

    i accidently removed the divice before it finished? is it gone or what

  • Robbie


  • Nathan Alan Speegle

    I always get a adb error message on the command states unable to connect for backup. I can keep pressing enter but it never roots the tablet. ideas?

  • Simon Major

    keeps saying device not found,any advice?

    • Reece

      Did you run the executable? the instructions don’t say to do so, but you have to run the Kindle Fire ADB Drivers.exe, after uninstalling the drivers from kindle/properties/drivers-uninstall and unplugging the device.

  • Nicole Sobers

    did everything, but not seeing the superuser app

  • basi

    Excellent .. it worked Great on my new Kindle fire HD 7 (2nd generation) ver 4.6.. Just followed your steps ..

  • Lisa Nightenhelser

    So once we successfully complete all these steps, is it then we can download from Google play? I am thinking about rooting my Kindle 7.4.6 but with all these errors other people are talking about I am afraid of bricking it. Is it really worth the risk?

  • Two

    The Device just isn’t showing up on the debuggable list. Anyone got ideas

  • Rohan George

    Hey, I’m trying to do this. I go through the whole process but the SUPERUSER app does not download?…

    This is what it says on my CMD

    Make a choice: 1
    Please connect Device with enabled USB-Debugging to your Computer
    Doing a Backup first, please confirm this on your device!
    Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Please select the RESTORE MY DATA option now on your device!
    Now unlock your device and confirm the restore operation.
    Please press any Key when restore is done.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Going to reboot now …
    mount: Operation not permitted
    4641 KB/s (104576 bytes in 0.022s)
    4803 KB/s (2139595 bytes in 0.435s)
    5035 KB/s (1165484 bytes in 0.226s)
    remote object ‘/system/bin/ric’ does not exist
    Going to copy files to it’s place
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    Rebooting again, please wait!
    Could Not Find C:UsersRohan GeorgeDesktopric
    Restoring previous Backup! Please select the RESTORE MY DATA option now on your
    Now unlock your device and confirm the restore operation.
    Please press any Key when restore is done.
    Press any key to continue . . .

    • Jesse

      Does not work I’ve been looking for a week and non of them work

  • Ndea

    After i pick the choice, mine stays on please connect device…

    • Ndea

      dont mind the top part of 1111… that was out of frustration.

  • stark

    the option to “back up” or “restore my data doesn’t come up! can anyone help?

  • Jonny

    BIG PROBLEM! It’s not working anymore since the new update on version 4.1.9. Does anybody know more about that?

  • Patrick Joseph Aloña

    Seeking for your assistance please. after rebooting it says that “/system/bin/ric” does not exist.

    please help. how to resolve this issue? thank you very much

  • Patrick Joseph Aloña

    after rebooting, it says that ” system/bin/ric”does not exist.

    how to resolve this?

    thank you