Kindle Fire

How to Unbrick Amazon Kindle Fire – Easy Tutorial

Kindle Fire LogoWith so many tutorials around, there is a possibility that the device may get bricked or semi bricked. But not to worry as in the due course of the article we will check out on how you can get back your Amazon’s Kindle Fire. All thanks to a developer member Zombiepiratez  as he comes with a workaround so as to fix this one. The best part of this unbricking tool is that you can apply this one on any of the current firmware of your Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Ensure that the device should be left with the sufficient charge wherein to ensure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of the unbricking process. This process of unbricking won’t mean that the device will be rooted, mainly in the process of unbricking all the essential files which generally get corrupted are being replaced in this and also all the files which got deleted too are replaced with the new ones for example the libraries etc.

Disclaimer: Please note that neither we nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device which is a very unlikely event further as the Kindle Fire on which you will be applying this firmware is already in the non-working condition.

The tool which we will be using is called as the Kindle Unbrick Utility V0.1 and works with only Windows operating systems as of now. In the coming days a new version will be rolled out by the developer as soon as new issues are reported which you can report in the comments section below.

Procedure to Unbrick Amazon’s Kindle Fire:

  • First up you need to Download Kindle Fire Unroot tool from here to your computer and then you need to install the same by double clicking in your computer.
  • After installing, open the same as mentioned in the below screen capture.

Unbrick 1

  • Now, connect the Amazon kindle Fire to your computer with the help of USB cable and then you need to select one out of 5 different options which are:
  1. Stuck at Boot Logo,
  2. Recovery Loop,
  3. Modified permissions on \system\app,
  4. Messed with framework-res.apk, wallpapers, theme,
  5. If all else fails,
  • You need to enter the appropriate option which best suits your current condition of your Kindle Fire.

Unbrick 2

  • Once you are done with the selection entry, press “Enter” to proceed after which within a span of around 10 minutes, the device will be rebooting and there you go you have successfully unbricked the device.
  • If the device enters in the boot loop mode then you need to re follow the procedure again so as to Unbrick the device.

Please note that just in case if you face any issues in the process of un bricking then report the same in the comments section. We will make sure that all your issues are addressed at the earliest.




  1. Kody Edwards

    October 21, 2014 at 6:41 am

    am i supposed to reboot my pc and add the kindle utility and if so were do i find it

  2. Kody Edwards

    October 21, 2014 at 6:41 am

    i did this and nothing happened at all

  3. ph9214

    March 2, 2014 at 4:02 am

    my friend asked me to install cyanogenmod and I accidentally bricked it I managed to get the red screen off bud it now has no rom!!!

  4. Tony

    August 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I second Karl Monson’s post…did everything as prescribed – seems I have a rather expensive Paperweight now! Can you advise, just refuses to turn on, take a charge, no logo…..nothing!

  5. Greg

    April 30, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Thanks so much for providing this. My unrooted Kindle was stuck at the boot logo, it worked in about 2 minutes! On to rooting!

  6. Kerry

    April 9, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    (the final solution)
    I initially rooted my Kindle Fire HD 7 without any problems. Removed the screen ads without a problem, but that bricked the Kindle when I tried to alter the “framework-res.apk,” (wallpapers, themes) file. I tried to replace their pictures with my own pictures. After this point, I was getting a RED triangle with an exclamation point and it would only go to the “reboot” menu. I could choose to “restore” to original settings “erase everything,” but it would only reboot and go to the same reboot menu. Here are the steps I took to un-brick the device:
    First step,
    Second step,
    I ordered a “factory cable” from China on Ebay (5 ft MicroUSB Factory Cable for Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Kindle Fire HD Kindle Fire ). It took a long time to arrive, just over 30 days, but when it came and I plugged it in, it immediately showed up on my “Device Manager” as “tate-pvt-08”.
    This was the first sign of progress, but I still needed to get the computer to recognize the device as a “Kindle” (see next step).

    Third step,
    I Installed the Kindle USB drivers (called – “Kindle_Fire_HD_ADB_Drivers” in order to get the computer (Windows7 [64 bit sys]) to recognize the device. After installation, it immediately showed up as “Kindle” under “Device Manager” and as an “Android” device in the sub category.

    Forth step,
    I ran the “Kindle Fire HD system.img Recovery Tool v1.2.3”
    There are 5 options to choose from. I chose #1 (“1. Restore-su only”)
    I let the system run for between 5-10 minutes and it restored the original system files. Once done, I disconnected the cable from the PC and rebooted the Kindle. It started up slowly, but eventually went to the original configuration menu for initial set-up. Thankfully, it restored the original system.

    Note, this is what worked for me, however, no guarantees that it will work for you. It took a lot of research and trial and error before I could get this far. There is currently very little out there by way of a quick and easy solution. I hope this helps you. I am sharing because I know the frustration involved.

  7. andreaz

    October 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    appreciate you to fullest

  8. Karl Monson

    October 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I have the Kindle Fire HD 7.1.5 and I rooted it, installed FFF and TWRP, gave the command for reboot and now it won’t turn on at all. It has a full charge. Any ideas?

  9. Sahil

    October 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm


    I’ve tried several ROMs on my Kindle Fire which had received a upgrade to 6.3 before I started rooting&flashing it.

    I recently tried flashing an ICS ROM. I wiped dalvik and primary cache, installed the and and then without doing a “factory reset” I restarted the device.

    On reboot I saw the Kindle Fire logo and then the ICS ROM’s customer loading animation – and that’s it. It’s been like that – it switches off on a hard-reset(20 second power button press) and on restarting does the same thing again.

    I tried booting into bootmode 4000 by giving the command before connecting the device but the dos window just reads – my PC does give a beep when I connect the device – but that’s it. adb doesn’t detect the device either.

    I even read somewhere about opening the case(at my own risk) and shorting a particular pin on the IC and then switching it on to boot into recovery. I tried it, however, once shorted, the device doesn’t even switch on when I press the power key. Even when I release the shorting the device doesn’t switch on, unless I hold the power button down for 20 secs and then try switching it on. But again it gets stuck at the loading animation.

    I have ordered a “factory usb” cable over ebay from China but shipping is going to take its time.

    Is there anyway I can get my device back??

  10. Tanya

    September 9, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I almost had a heart attack when it rebooted normally!!!!!!! 😉

  11. Brwler119

    June 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Will this work on an unrooted Kfire that was bricked when trying to be rooted?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

      it only works on the bricked kindle fires irrespective of its rooted / not rooted

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

      it only works on the bricked kindle fires irrespective of its rooted / not rooted

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

      it only works on the bricked kindle fires irrespective of its rooted / not rooted

  12. Dom

    May 22, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I have no idea why my kindle stopped working but now when I turn it on it stays at the yellow triangle and I don’t even know what its called? PLEASE HELP

  13. Jacob

    May 3, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Does anyone know how to unbrick kindle fire on 6.3? I rooted it, and messed with the build.prop and now it wont turn on. It has full charge, so I know its bricked for sure.

  14. Ari

    April 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Hi there. I’m getting an “error : device not found”. My Kindle is fine with the driver. Can you help me?

  15. Nick

    January 20, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Dear All, I have the following problem. I have rooted my Fire (ver.6.2.2) and tried to install CyanogenMode 7. Unfortunately, after updating it is in recovery mode loop. the device is not found by XP or any software. While using your program it just saying “waiting for device”. What can I do to put my Fire back to life? Thanks a lot.

    • helr

      June 7, 2012 at 3:20 am

      It could fix the device I have the same problem?

  16. Nick

    January 20, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Dear All, I have the following problem. I have rooted my Fire (ver.6.2.2) and tried to install CyanogenMode 7. Unfortunately, after updating it is in recovery mode loop. the device is not found by XP or any software. While using your program it just saying \waiting for device\. What can I do to put my Fire back to life? Thanks a lot.

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 20, 2012 at 12:11 am

      it doesnt work on 6.2.2 as they have locked this crack!

  17. Kingsley

    January 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Im attempting the steps but its just on waiting for device. Also windows doesnt recognize my device

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 18, 2012 at 12:19 am

      on which version you are on, 6.2?

      • levi

        January 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm

        im having the same thing windows does not recognize my device at all and its on version 6.2.1 any advice on how to get through this?

  18. Brad

    January 13, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Hi – I am trying to do this, but it looks like it is still in the logo reboot loop. I think the permissions to the apps folder is the cause of the bricking. I tried all of the options with no success. Any advice?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 13, 2012 at 9:39 am

      when you are entering the options what is the error message?

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