How to install Kindle Fire adb USB driver? (Video)

How to install Kindle Fire adb USB driver? (Video)

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How to install Amazon Kindle Fire adb USB driver? Kindle Fire adb USB driver is a must installed component if you want to root Kindle Fire, install TWRP 2.0 on Kindle Fire and talk to Kindle Fire from PC. However, Amazon does not provide Kindle Fire adb USB driver but just provide USB mass storage driver only. You can install Kindle Fire adb USB driver the hard old way here with Android SDK Development Environment. Or just install Kindle Fire adb USB driver the simple way by follow below step by step video guide on Windows 7. Then use Kindle Fire Utility to do other stuffs like rooting and install TWRP 2.0.

Step by Step Guide

  1. Connect USB cable to Kindle Fire.
  2. At PC, extract Kindle-Fire-Driver.7z to C drive (c:\Kindle Fire Driver).
  3. Enter Kindle Fire Driver.
  4. Click on Install.bat (this will install copy adb_usb.ini to C:\Users\YourUserName\.android folder).
  5. Click on Windows (Start at bottom left).
  6. Select Devices and Printers.
  7. Right click on Kindle then select Properties.
  8. Go to Hardware tab.
  9. Highlight Kindle with yellow sign then select Properties again.
  10. Select Update Drivers…
  11. Select Browse my computer for driver software ~ Locate and install driver software manually.
  12. Select Browse…, and select C:\Kindle Fire Driver folder.
  13. When Windows Security prompt, select Install this driver software anyway
  14. That’s all.

You should see Android Composite ADB Interface as the new device after driver installed successfully. You can use Kindle Fire Utility to test Kindle Fire adb USB driver is working or not. Why not use install driver feature in Kindle Fire Utility? There is an issue on Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.1. It will replace Kindle Fire USB Mass Storage driver. So you can’t use USB Mass Storage mode anymore if you install driver with Kindle Fire Utility.

Download Kindle Fire adb USB driver here.

  • KY Chow

    Hi. can’t able to perform step 10. The button for ‘Upgrade driver ..’ was grey out. Still debugging…
    I am using 6.2.1.
    Thanks.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hmm… Can you upgrade through Driver tab? If still cannot, you might want to test on other PC.

  • KY Chow

    Cannot update thru ‘Driver’ tab.. I tried that too.
    I will need to try on another PC. Maybe the company notebook bar me from any driver update.
    Thanks.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yup, that’s should be the root cause. You need system admin privilege to do so.

  • Josh

    I’m trying to install the Kindle Fire adb driver but the link provided isn’t correct like the video. The link provides a file and not a folder for me to extract. Can you please assist. Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Are you using 7-Zip to extract?

      • Josh

        I believe so because what I keep getting is the Kindle-Fire-Driver.7z instead of an actual file.

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          I have no idea then since you are using 7-Zip. Mine is working fine like the video…

  • jacob

    how did you get the Kindle-Fire-Driver.7z ??

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Android SDK

  • robert

    i cannot download the file it just says kindle fire driver i click open and it says windows cannot open this file. i have 7zip already downloaded i just need the file

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Try right click on the file. Go to 7-Zip. Then extract it.

  • Khyle

    I tried this method as my Fire is stuck at the “Kindle Fire” boot screen. I downloaded the drivers no problem. My Fire shows up as “Android Phone – Android ADB Interface” in device manager, with the yellow triangle.

    The problem is that when I try to update the drivers manually, windows says “The Best Driver Software for your Device is Already Installed.” How do I bypass this and change the driver? Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Try to remove and uninstall existing driver first. Then install it again.

      • Khyle

        Thanks for the help! I tried that but once I remove the existing driver, it leaves nothing in device manager for me to try and install/manually update a new one. The weird thing is that whatever driver I’m trying install, whether it be the one you posted or the one that comes with KFU it always comes out as Android ADB Interface and KFU can’t see the Kindle.

        I even tried on a different PC and the exact same thing happened. I read on XDA that the correct driver should say Adroid Composite ADB Interface,I can’t figure out whats changing it for me.

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          There are 3 boot modes for Kindle Fire ~ normal, fastboot and TWRP recovery. Normal boot will have Android Composite ADB Interface driver. The other 2 will have Android ADB Interface driver.

          May I know what had you done until you face this issue? And do you have TWRP installed?

          • Khyle

            I rooted the Fire using the Burritoroot method. I attempted to install TWRP using 0.9.1 but it never worked and just hung on waiting for devices. I read that I had to delete the Burritoroot app and try again so I did. When I attempted to use KFU to install TWRP again my Fire rebooted and just sits on the “Kindle Fire” logo screen. KFU won’t recognize it so I can’t change the boot mode to normal. If I run ADB devices in the command prompt the Fire doesn’t show up there either. Thanks again for the help!

  • Long Tran

    I still got the problem “Android ADB Interface” so that KFU cannot recognize my device. I have a new untouchable KF. I tried uninstall and reinstall driver many times, as well as reset my KF. I am using Windows 7 x64

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You need to remove and uninstall old driver. Then install new one.

      • Long Tran

        I did thousand of times :(

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Weird… Mine is working fine. Try your luck on other PC.

  • danrube

    I used the adb driver from utility.zip went through all steps says installed driver and it shows as android phone under device manager android composite ADB interafce. If I try to install again says driver installed is best. problem is if I go to c:prompt DIR and type n ADB devices does not show up If I run in the utility shows ADB status offline and if I recheck device status does not show up. Not sure if I can now if I can install TWRP or not I have not tried to because not sure if device is correctly installed with driver yet??

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Remove and uninstall old driver. Then install new one.

  • Jiber

    YOU ARE A GOD!!! Y O U! A R E! T H E BEST!! YOU DONT KNOW!! :D TANKS BROTHER!!!! :D!!

  • CaseyRetreiver

    Using Windows Media XP.

    Cannot load adb driver. I have extracted the zip folder to C: according to your instructions, click on install.bat and confirmed location in proper “user” folder. However, when I click “Kindle Fire” on my “device page” it does not have the “yellow triangle” further clicking on properties/hardware on shows the following:
    WDC WD 1200UE-22KVTO Disk Drive
    Amazon Kindle USB Device Disk Drive
    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T 10N DVD/CD

    Where have I gone wrong? Thank you in advance…..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Try on other PC see.

  • danrube

    used TWRP and utility on Fire 6.2.1 NOw that un rooted 6.2.2 can I use TWRP and utility same way again to root or is this not best way or will not work again?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Not sure. I did not test Software Update 6.2.2 yet.

  • masa

    Thanks for very useful information.

    I have issue on KF USB mass storage. I cannot access KF files via USB to windows7 PC.
    – for my other win XP PC, i can access KF storage files via USB.

    I am using KF with CM7 thru Kindle fire utility. i have installed abd driver attached with the KF utility to my Win7 PC.

    Do you have any good idea to access KF mass storage files again from my windows 7 PC?

    Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Uninstall and remove KFU USB driver. Then install mine here.

      • masa

        thanks for quick reply.

        i installed USB drier in this article after uninstalled old one, based on your instruction.
        But still i cannot access files from PC to Kindle fire via USB.

        The issue is stil the same as before;
        – In the screen on kindle fire with Green android boy, i clicked “turn on USB storage” and after 1 sec, the android boy changed to Red, but suddenly after that, the green android boy appeared again.
        (this will not happen on my other PC, so this should be still my Win7 PC issue)

        Hope some other work around.

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Did you see Kindle with yellow sign after removed USB KFU driver?

          • masa

            Yes, i see kindle icon with yellow triangle sign in control panel of device & printer in win7, after removal of KF USB drivers in the kindle icon.

            -> then I connected USB from kindle fire to the PC, then win7 started installing driver again, and 1 driver became missing. So i tried to install driver from you in this blog (android composite ADB interface), successful to install driver but still i cannot access files of KF from PC.
            (- In the screen on kindle fire with Green android boy, i clicked “turn on USB storage” and after 1 sec, the android boy changed to Red, but suddenly after that, the green android boy appeared again.)

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              Did you delete the driver when you uninstall it? If yes, it should get Amazon Kindle USB Device when connect USB cable.

  • RAFAL

    HI
    PLS HELP
    I THINK I HAVE BRICKED MY KINDLE FIRE
    IT STUCK AT YELLOW TRIANGLE
    IT DOES NOT GET RECOGNIZED AS ADB IN WINDOWS ( IT APPEARS FOR 2 SECONDS THEN DISSAPERS).
    THANKS FOR ANY HELP

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      What had you done until you got this issue?

      • RAFAL

        hi
        it is 6.2.2
        i have rooted it, then installed android market and TWRP.
        At the end I downloaded a new rom: MIUI.us_blaze_4.0.3-2.2.3-alpha_0xD34D.zip
        installed the new rom using TWRB but forgot to clear cache and wipe data.
        after this kindle stuck at yellow triangle in fastboot mode.
        i have tried almost everything
        it is not shown in Device Manager (only for 2 sec then gone)

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Can you still able to load TWRP now?

          • RAFAL

            no

            • RAFAL

              i have been able to run:
              fastboot -i 0x1949 -w
              but again nothing happens
              help!!!

              • RAFAL

                what is it about the factory cable?
                I am going to do my own cable.
                will it help?

                • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                  I think so but I never try it. You should get more info at XDA website.

          • RAFAL

            ANY IDEA?

        • Motec

          I have the same problem ,I rooted my kindle fire with the Kindle Fire Utility. Installed TWRP, and installed the rom – MIUI.us_blaze_4.0.3-2.2.3-alpha_0xD34D. After doing this, I reboot and I am stuck at the Yellow Triangle. If I push the power button to get into TWRP the power button turns orange and is still stuck at the yellow triangle . if I power off and on again , do nothing Windows detects the kindle for a few second and then it disappears and then is detected again and then disappears, so I cannot access the device through ADB

  • RAFAL

    hi again
    i managed to install the Android Composite ADB Interface but is only visible for a couple of seconds in Device Manager when I reboot the kindle.
    then I did tap in fastboot -i 0×1949 bootmode 4000
    came up with “waiting for device” so rebooted kindle
    came up ok – still no luck-the same problem-stuck at yellow triangle with fire

    • RAFAL

      nothing works :(
      the following command makes ANDROID COMPOSITE ADB INTERFACE stay in Device Manager
      fastboot -i 0x1949 oem idme bootmode 4000

      but nothing else works

  • zeli

    Hi,

    Got the same problem but I didn’t forget to clear / wipe but I have the same issue.

    Fire triangle and anything else.

    When I press powen button fast enough it becomes orange (as if it was loeader the recovery ?) but nothing more happens.

    thx in advance

    • zeli

      Sry for the double post

      But I need to precise that I got the same issue than RAFAL with the same ROM.
      I’ll add that I read on many sites (as this one) the same installation tuto so I don’t think I did wrong with that.
      It might come from previous actions so I’ll try to remberber all I did :

      1) installed the drivers (I don’t remember from where but I think they’re ok because I successfully root the device)
      2) installed kindle fire utility
      3) chose number 3 (permanent root)
      4) after everything happens good, I chose 5 (install TWRP)
      5) reboot in recovery mode
      6)reset factory, install rom, wipe / clean
      7) reboot and… get stuck on the fire triangle

      Thx for any help

      • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

        Since you and RAFAL are using the same ROM and facing the same issue. Please consult ROM chef. He should provide the solution for you all. Seem like the ROM is causing the issue.

      • RAFAL

        Hey guys.
        I have fixed it
        i will post what has been done later on

        • Motec

          What you did to fix the problem would be handy to know, i have the same issue. Stuck on the triangle with MIUI.us_blaze_4.0.3-2.2.3-alpha_0xD34D.zip rom .

  • Rafal

    Hi, try:
    1. Run cmd
    2. Type in fastboot -i 0x1949 oem idme bootmode 4000
    3.it says ” waiting for device” plug your kindle in.
    4. Once pluged in you have to instal the drivers from this site. This is why i got stuc for a couple of days. It must be adb composite. I have done it manually in win xp.
    5. Then i run kfu and did something like “wipe/clear data and cache.

    6. Next i installed twrp
    7 rebooted kindle and got into twrp by pressing the power button
    8.then there was something like mount sd card
    9. Once mounted i had to format it in windows
    10. Downloaded stock firmware for kindle firw
    11. Renamed it to update.zip
    12. Copied onto kindle sd
    13.rebooted kindle, went into twrp and flashed the new rom ( update.zip)
    14. After this it was back to life;)
    Try and let me now
    good luck

  • zeli

    It was really easier for me :)

    I ran KFU and even if it seemed to not be detected, the kindle fire works with it.
    The only problem with the unproper rom is that your kindle can’t enter in recovery mode anymore.

    So :
    1) run KFU
    2) option 1 : bootmod menu and select the third option (recovery), plug the kindle fire
    3) go back and take option 5 to reinstall TWRP

    That’s all :)

    after that you can reload as before on the recovery so take the right ROM (link : http://forums.miui.us/showthread.php?15369-ROM-ALPHA-2-26-2012-MIUI-us-4-0-3-2-2-24-Ice-Cream-Sandwiched! )
    wipe, install, clear cache/dalvik reboot

    and

    enjoy :)

  • Motec

    Excellent, thanks for your help, I now have a kindle fire again and not a toaster, again thanks

  • weekend78

    Hi, I´m getting “The current language is not supported by the device driver installation wizard. contact the vendor that provided you this package” when Im trying to install the drivers from Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.3. Any ideas?? Im running win 7 64bit and the kindle is 6.2.2

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No idea. Please consult KFU developer. Or use my driver here.

  • Bill H

    I’m stumped. I got a KF earlier today (used) and have followed the instructions. Despite my system (well, both my W7x86 and W7x64 – tried both) saying that it was using the ADB driver, I keep getting the same message saying that it cannot find my kindle. I’ve also tried different cables and I have uninstalled and re-installed drivers. Incredibly frustrated.

    • Duncan G

      I am also incredibly frustrated. I am stuck at the yellow triangle and I cannot get my kindle to be recognized by the computer. I have tried every way to get the driver installed, but it still continues to be unrecognizable. Please help me.

      • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

        Hi Duncan, did you install any Kindle Fire USB driver previously?

  • carter g

    i have already done this and my kindle usually connects to my laptop just fine.i used kindle fire utility to install the twrp recovery by accident.i cannot get my kindle fire to connect as a remove able disk so i cannot change my kindle bactr to normal or fastboot.could you please try to give me some advice.thanks
    p.s. im only 12 so could you try to make the advice as simple as possible

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Did you install Kindle Fire Utility USB driver?

  • rachel

    i am having a lot of problems with the kindles i got for my daughters for christmas. just a week out of the box, one started to have problems charging, then the rest. sent them back for replacements and got two good ones and one that keeps going from kindle fire logo to the yellow triangle. when i swipe the triangle, there is no access to a settings tab at top and it quickly shuts back off and on.. and off and on.. i have tried to plug it up to my pc with usb cable(s) but my computer cant seem to find it no matter what i do. please help!!! my daughter needs this for high school asap!!!

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi rachel, may I know what had you done until you got this issue?

  • Steve Rowlett

    This worked like a charm. Saved the file to an external HD…..went through the steps to sit up. Restarted and BINGO. Thank you.

  • asad

    I have installed the sdk enviornment then also the driver but the kindle does not appear on the device menu …do not know what to do…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi asad, did you install any other Kindle Fire USB driver previously?

  • asad

    No i did not install any driver previously….My whole data is in fire and i require it to present it on sunday …plz help …

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi asad, Windows should be able to detect Kindle Fire as disk drive when you plug in. Try on other PC see.

  • asad

    As you have posted in your video kindle was seen as being started but my kindle is just stuck on at yellow triangle..do you think this can also creating problem in Adb installation….

  • Emery

    When I open “kindle” on devices and printers there is only one device function which is android ADB interface…

  • asad

    Hi i have completed all steps succesfuly..But at the end when i again tried to click install in Kindle fire folder red screen did not appear…..which appered in the video at the end…what to do?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Try on other PC then.

  • Isaac

    Hello,

    I have followed all the steps and when I run the Kindle Utility it does not seem to be working.
    My utility screen does not look the same as yours does in the video.
    Any ideas?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Isaac, yours might be newer version. But driver should be working on stock ROM. Or you can refer to this guide. Make sure that your Kindle Fire hardware ID is correct.
      http://www.jayceooi.com/2011/12/13/how-to-install-kindle-fire-adb-usb-driver/

      • Isaac

        Hello Jayce,

        Thank you for responding, this has been quite a trip so far.
        I have the latest version of the tool, but it still will not update the google usb driver.
        I have everything in place except for the ability to update the google driver.
        I am not sure what the issue is.
        I have all the drivers installed and when I plug the kindle into my PC it recognizes it as ADB Composite etc. in the device manager.
        I launched the utility and it said that ADB was online and I was set to regular boot.
        The tool began to run and then said I didnt have the current driver installed, the tool said “we will look for it now” then it said that a problem had been encountered and it stopped running.
        I then received error 10.
        When I looked at my kindle it was frozen at the logo screen and would not do anything.
        I plugged it back into my computer and it said “unrecognized device”
        I then spent two hours trying to get my PC to recognize my kindle and was finally able to get it back to normal boot.
        I am still willing to try to Root but I have to get that google driver updated first.

        • Isaac

          Hello Jayce,

          One more thing, when I open a command line and try to test ADB it does not recognize my kindle. Something is clearly wrong, I am just not sure what the issue is or how to resolve it. I was so frustrated last night.
          Any help would be greatly appreciated.

          Thank you,

          • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

            Hi Isaac, try to uninstall and remove your existing Kindle Fire USB driver. Then install mine here.

  • Domo Ohm

    I follow this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqKZLMaRSgc and I was in the Kindle Fire LOGO :( Please Help me immediately Thank You

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Domo, please consult video owner. Or refer to my Kindle Fire guides here for solution.

  • Max

    Ok, I’ve been stuck in a bootloop!
    Due to idiots telling me the wrong things! I searched for your video, it was quite helpful. But my computer detects the kindle and says the drivers are up to date, yet Kindle Fire Utility does not say they’re online! I need some help jayce!!!!!!

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Max, what had you done until you got this bootloop issue?

  • mario brando

    Thanks a lot yaice. you’re the best!

  • Jeremy

    I’ve been scouring the net for someone with my same problem and cant find ANY help. I’m trying to root my Kindle Fire using KFU. I installed the drivers as per everyones instructions. I NEVER got a yellow triangle. It seems 100% successful and says everything it’s expected to say. Yet, when I run KFU run.bat.. it still shows ADB as OFFLINE. Super lost now. YES – I uninstalled drivers and reinstalled like a million times. Any thoughts?

  • Domo Ohm

    Jayce can you create a tutorial of how to root Kindle Fire 2nd Gen and HD please? Thank you :)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry Domo, I don’t have either one of them. Won’t write guide about them. Please find guides at XDA Forum.

  • Ebisco

    Hi i’m italian so my english isn’t good but… i’ve a problem when i choose the folder to install driver manually.. it say “Can not to install your Kindle. Can not find driver software for your device” Can anyone help me?? Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Ebisco, which step did you face this issue?

      • Ebisco

        When I click on update driver.. i choose the folder Kindle fire driver including subfolder. I click next but the Windows Security doesn’t appear but appear “Can not to install your Kindle. Can not find driver software for your device”… if you want you can add me on facebook , Elia Bisconti, Italy 20/08/1995

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Hi Ebisco, is your Kindle Fire using official software? Or did you install any other USB driver for Kindle Fire previously?

          • Ebisco

            I haven’t install anything.. i bought it yesterday.. it is completely stock

            • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

              Is that 2nd generation Kindle Fire?

              • Ebisco

                No.. the first one

              • Ebisco

                With the old metod.. ad this point
                11-Then go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\extras\google\usb_driver folder.

                I ve install sdk but i haven’t Android folder.. what should i do?

              • Ebisco

                I’ve tried with old method but it gives me the same error.. “Can not to install your Kindle. Can not find driver software for your device” I’m becoming crazy!

                • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

                  Is your Kindle Fire hardware ID correct?

                  • Ebisco

                    No infact ive correct it and now drivers are istalled.. but i’ve another BIG problem..
                    SUPERONECLICK crash if i try to root the kindle fire
                    Kindle Fire Utility give me error for everithink I do.. it say fail opening shift no such file or directory and i cant install firefirefire or twpr couse they give me error.. im stupid but this is impossible..
                    this tablet with rom stock is completely useless and i can’t do anything.. T_T

          • Ebisco

            Now im trying the old method with android Skd but im not very able X(

  • Anyonymous

    It says “Windows cannot find driver for you’re device.

    If you know the manufacturer of you’re device, you can go to their website and check.”

  • Drew

    Hello Jayce,

    Thanks for posting this. I updated the driver no problem. Im using windows 7 and it does not see my kindle. I have tried unplugging and replugging in the usb and restarting the computer with the kindle turned on. It doesn’t come up as a removable device? Any ideas?

    Thank you,
    Drew

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Hi Drew, are you using 1st gen Kindle Fire or 2nd?

  • Jay

    Hey, I am trying to root my kindle fire (1st generation) on my windows 8 laptop and I think I am close, but I cannot download the drivers onto my laptop with the KFU. It says the install failed. Any thoughts?

  • JRDARRIN

    I have done all of the steps listed above, but I am using a Windows 8 computer and I get a message from windows that says “Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. Android Composite ADB Interface. The hash for the file is not present in the specified catalog file. The file is likely corrupt of the victim of tampering. If you know the manufacturer of your device, you can visit its website and check the support section for driver software.”

    What do I do with this. I am not so savvy on forcing hash codes for software signing in the new windows. I have installed all of these software and Utilities as the Admin on my system and this is what I come up with.

    My windows version is Windows 8 x64. I have installed all the Android SKD packages and extras necessary to make this work, but can’t get anything else to install?

    Any direction help or other assistance would be excellent.

    JRDARRIN

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Sorry JRDARRIN, I don’t have Windows 8 to test. Not sure how to solve it. Maybe others with Windows 8 can help. Try to ask them see.

  • YJ

    I have a question, about my Kindle Fire2.

    Last night, I tried to root my device and almost succeeded.

    I installed a TWRP, and tried to install a custom ROM.

    So I wiped Cache, Dalvic Cache.. and ‘Internal Storage’!

    I connected to PC(win7) via USB cable, and Mounted.

    But it’s impossible to connect Kindle Fire2 to PC.

    So I retried ADB sideload, but it was same.

    adb devices are not found.

    How can I solve this problem?

    your method maybe accepts “alive Kindle’ but my device is a brick.

    I need your help.

    please help me.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Hi YJ, USB mass storage mode in TWRP not working also?