Kindle Fire Driver ADB USB Installation Guide

Kindle Fire Driver ADB USB Installation Guide

One of the many advantages to owning a Kindle Fire is it’s usb plug-n-play feature when connecting to a PC.

With that being said, the device can actually be turned into a USB mass storage hard drive.

On another note if you happen to jailbreak your device you may have to install a Kindle Fire driver for Android Debug Bridge also known as ADB.

But do not worry, it is not as hard as you may think it is. It is actually very simple and below you will find a complete step by step guide on how to do it.

Before we get started please be sure to install the Android SDK Development Environment.  You will also need the Google USB driver. So do a quick search for this and once it’s installed come back here and follow the guide below.


Step-By-Step Guide

1). Connect your USB cable to your Kindle Fire Device into your PC.
2). Locate “Devices and Printers.” on your PC then select the device “Kindle.”
3). Now go to “Hardware” located in the tabs and select “Kindle”. You will see a yellow exclamation mark. Click on “Properties.”
4). Click on the tab “Details.” now, go to “Property” and choose “Hardware IDs.”
5). Leave this window open.
6). Go to “Computer” and locate this address:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\extras\google\usb_driver folder.

7). Now find the file “android_winusb.inf.” open this file with notepad. When the window appears, edit and insert three lines in [Google.NTx86] and [Google.NTamd64]:

  • ;Kindle Fire
  • %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006
  • %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01

8). Save the files.
9). Now located C:\Users\YourUserName\.android folder. Find the file “adb_usb.ini.” open this file with notepad and insert this line: 0×1949. Type it in, do not copy and paste. Save the file.
10). Go back to the Kindle property window and then search for the General Tab. At this point, choose “Update Driver.”
11). As you do this, you will be prompted, and you need to select “Browse my computer for drivers.” choose the option where you need to locate and install driver manually.
12). Find another path using C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\extras\google\usb_driver folder.
13). Select “install this driver anyway”. Congratz, you’re finished!



To check if you have done it correctly, open Windows command prompt (CMD) and type in “adb kill-server” without the quotes and press enter. After that type “adb devices”. If the Kindle Fire Driver for the USB is successful, you will see Kindle Fire as the listed Device.

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