How To Install Kindle Fire USB Driver
One can easily connect Kindle Fire to his/her PC as a USB drive for mass storage. Windows will insert and fix the correct USB drive for it. However, Kindle Fire doesn’t give USB driver for ADB, (Android Debug Bridge) usage. You therefore have no otherway but just to install Kindle Fire adb USB driver by yourself so as to talk to Kindle Fire from PC.
There are many good reasons about owning an Android machine like the Kindle Fire. But the major advantage is that the user gets to enjoy the plugging and playing function when connecting to a personal computer. Actually, the device can be turned to a USB mass storage drive. It is unfortunate to realize that even though the correct driver might have been installed, you may still be forced to fix a Kindle Fire driver for Android Debug Bridge (ADB).
You need to download and fix the Android SDK Development Environment first before commencing the installation task. The possibility of finding many links on line is very high. After you have completed downloading, you have to fix the same together with the Google USB driver. Download the driver bellow :
Get USB driver for Kindle HERE
The installation process might seem cumbersome but here is the basic and complete step by step guide on how to install Kindle Fire adb USB driver. First of all, connect your Kindle Fire to the computer using a USB cable. On your computer, look for Devices and Printers and after finding your device name, “Kindle”, double -click it. Then, move now to “Hardware” amongst the tabs and pick “Kindle” again. But this time round at the right beside “Kindle”, you will see a yellow exclamation mark. Now click on Properties.
When you are done with the above stages, still continue by finding another tab, and now look for the tab Details. After you have found Details, go to Property and choose Hardware IDs. At this time, just leave and let the window to open.
Go to your computer and look for the following address; C:\Programme Files (x86)\Android\Android sdk\extras\google\usb driver folder. As quick as you locate this address, find a file named; android_winusb.inf, double click it and open with notepad. Wait for window to appear and when it does, edit and insert the three lines bellow in [Google.NTx86] and [Google.NTamd64], here;
• ;Kindle Fire
• %SingleAdbInterface%=USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006
• %CompositeAdbInterface%=USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01
When you have completed inserting the above three lines, save the edited file. Thereafter find another address situated at; C:\Users\YourUserName\.android folder. Get the file adb_usb.ini by using the notepad and insert the line; 0x1949, please just type in the line and do not copy and paste. After typing this line save the file.
At this stage, you will be required to go back to the Kindle property window and search for General Tab. Here now, you will choose Update Driver and immediately you will be required to select Browse my computer for drivers. After this, pick the option where you want to locate and fix driver manually.
You will have to find another path using C:\Program Files(x86)\Android\android-sdk\extras\google\usb_driver folder. When the prompt appears, select and install this driver. Anyway, after doing so you have successfully finished installation.
And for the Windows users who had already connected a Kindle Fire tablet before first enabling Android Debug Bridge, follow the steps here to uninstall the USB device and compel another driver installation:
- On your development computer, connect Kindle Fire tablet to the port of USB.
- On Start menu, right click Computer then click Manager.
- Under the computer management in the left pale, expand System Tools then click Device Manager.
- Expand Portable Devices in the right pale.
- Right click Kindle then Properties.
- Click uninstall on the Driver tab in the Kindle properties
- Finally confirm if you have uninstalled it successfully and then unplug Kindle Fire tablet from your computer.
Anyway, to be sure if you have successfully installed the Kindle Fire adb USB driver properly, go to the CMD or the Windows command prompt and type in adb kill-server, press enter. Then you need to insert adb devices and re-enter. Kindle Fire will appear on your screen as one of listed device if you have successfully installed the Kindle Fire driver for USB.
After you have developed your Kindle Fire application, now you can use Android Debug Bridge to put your Kindle Fire tablet through to your development computer for assessment and debugging.