You can connect Amazon Kindle Fire to PC as a USB mass storage drive with no issue. Windows will install the correct USB driver for it. However, Kindle Fire does not provide USB Driver for Android Debug Bridge (adb) usage. So you need to install Kindle Fire adb USB Driver yourself in order to talk to Kindle Fire from PC. How to install Kindle Fire adb USB Driver? Just follow the step by step guide on Microsoft Windows 7 64 bits…

Prerequisites

  • Android SDK Development Environment

Yup, you need to have Android SDK Development Environment setup first. And make sure that Google USB Driver is installed too. Follow this guide ~ How to install & setup Android SDK Development Environment? if you have not install Android SDK Development Environment yet.

Step by Step Guide

  1. Connect USB cable to Kindle Fire.
  2. Go to Devices and Printers.
  3. Double click on Kindle.
  4. Go to Hardware tab.

  1. Select Kindle with yellow exclamation mark, then click on Properties.
  2. Go to Details tab.

  1. At Property, choose Hardware Ids.
  2. That’s Kindle Fire USB hardware Id that we going to use later.
  3. Just leave the property window open.
  4. Go to My Computer.
  5. Then go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\extras\google\usb_driver folder.
  6. Open android_winusb.inf with notepad.
  7. Insert these 3 lines at [Google.NTx86] and [Google.NTamd64].
    1. ;Kindle Fire
      %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006
      %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01

  1. Save it.
  2. Go to C:\Users\YourUserName\.android folder.
  3. Open adb_usb.ini with notepad.
  4. Key in 0×1949. (don’t copy and paste)

  1. Save it.
  2. Let’s go back to Kindle property window.
  3. Go to General tab.
  4. Select Update Driver… then.
  5. Select Browse my computer for driver software ~ Locate and install driver software manually.
  6. Select Browse…, and select C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\extras\google\usb_driver folder.
  7. When Windows Security prompt, select Install this driver software anyway
  8. That’s all.

Testing Kindle Fire adb USB driver

  1. Bring up command prompt (CMD).
  2. Type adb kill-server then enter.
  3. Type adb devices then enter.
  4. That’s it. You should see Kindle Fire as one of the devices.

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