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One of the reasons why Amazon can sell this tablet for only $49 is because it comes with their Fire Operating System and annoying lock screens. By rooting the Fire 7 5th Gen and installing SlimRom, we are effectively turning our inexpensive device into a full-blown Android tablet. By doing this, we will get rid of the sponsor lock screens and install Google Play store as well.
I strongly suggest that you watch the how-to video below that I have put together that will walk you through the important steps. You will also find the written steps outlined below with links that are important is you want to root your Amazon Fire 7 5th Gen Tablet. Please keep in mind that the written steps below are a basic walk-through and you will find the important detailed steps within the video.
Note: TROYPOINT, LLC will not be held responsible for any harm caused to your Amazon Fire 7 5th Gen Tablet by attempting to root it. If you follow the step-by-step instructions below, chances are very “slim” 😀 that you will have any problems.
As of this writing, my Fire OS version is 5.1.1. I am assuming tools used in this tutorial will be updated when new Fire OS versions are released.
Amazon Fire 7 5th Gen Tablet Root Preparation
Step 1 – Put Fire 7 tablet into USB Debugging Mode by going into Settings/Device Options/ tap the “Serial Number” button approximately 7 times and after that, the “Developer Options” tab will show up. Go into “Developer Options” and under the “Debugging” heading, enable the “Enable ADB” option for debugging over USB.
Step 2 – Allow to install apps from unknown sources by going into Settings/Security (under Personal heading)/ turn on “Apps from Unknown Sources.
Step 3 – Connect Fire 7 to Windows computer via usb cable that came with device.
Step 4 – Go into Device Manager and ensure that Tablet is showing up in list. If not, you may need to install ADB Drivers. Go to Step 5 if you need to install ADB Drivers. If you don’t need to install ADB Drivers, proceed to Step 6.
Step 5 – Install ADB drivers if you need them. This in many cases is a huge headache for people. I recommend that you go to http://www.adbdriver.com and go through the installation process via “Automated Installation” (Universal) option. Once you see your Fire TV device show up in Device Manager without error, proceed to Step #6
Root Your Amazon Fire 7 5th Gen Tablet
Step 6 – Download Root Junky’s Supertool by clicking HERE. As of this writing, the SuperTool link is in bottom-left corner of screen in black highlight. Click option that will root your device.
Step 7 – Disable OTA updates. Click the option that will allow this.
Setup Slim Rom & Google Apps
Install SlimRom & Google Applications Onto Your Amazon Fire 7 5th Gen Tablet
You will want to download the following files to your Fire 7 device (PLEASE SEE VIDEO FOR THIS PROCESS).
Step 8 – Get files from XDA that you will need to install Slim Rom with Google Apps.
CLICK HERE FOR XDA SITE
a. Find the “Download” box and download the most current version. As of this writing, the current version is 2.3. When it downloads, it will download by default to your sd card folder on your device. We will get to that in a future step.
b. Download most version of “Slim_Add_On”
c. Download most vesion of “Slim_mini_gapps”
New link for gapps – https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=48213
Step 9 – Download & Install FlashFire APK from following location
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FLASHFIRE
Step 10 – Open FlashFire
Add all three files to operation from above and run process and clear all cache options except for sd card. Once all three options have been added, push the “Flash” button.
How To Root Amazon Fire 7 5th Gen Tablet & Install SlimRom Video Tutorial