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The exploit on ICS which XDA recognized contributor sparkym3 found, that enabled developers easily root their devices, but unfortunately the exploit was later patched up by Google. Fortunately for the Kindle Fire HD users, the guys from Amazon missed all this things and now Amazon Kindle Fire HD can be rooted on Android 4.0 ICS by the method developed by sparkym3 for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime.

UPDATE: XDA Recognized Contributor sparkym3 has made an automated tool for the root process. Just install the drivers, enable USB Debugging, download Qemu automated Root tool and run it.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

BONUS TIP: What is USB Debugging Mode?

You need not go through much complicated steps to get the device rooted. You’ll only have to install the drivers, download the necessary file (Visit the original thread posted on XDA for download link.) and extract the contents and pull SU from /system/bin/ and SuperUser.apk from /system/app/ and put them in your current directory.

Then it is only the matter of executing the commands below :

adb shell
rm -r /data/local/tmp
ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp
exit

adb reboot

adb shell
echo ‘ro.kernel.qemu=1’ > /data/local.prop
exit

adb reboot

adb shell mount -o remount,rw /system
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb shell
chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
rm /data/local.prop
exit

adb reboot

adb install Superuser.apk

If everything goes well, you’ll have your Amazon Kindle Fire HD will be rooted on Android 4.0 ICS.

If you have any queries visit the above link at XDA or post a comment below.

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via Android Police