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Is it possible to root a Kindle Fire running software version 10.2.6? If so how, and if not will it ever be?

I can't stand this keyboard! I'd root just for Swype!

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Did you check with our master index, and find e.g. the question for Kindle Fire there? Besides: Since when do you need to root for Swype? It installed fine on my Cat Stargate II (running 4.1.1 and not being rooted). –  Izzy Jan 25 '13 at 7:41
    
Thank you but I believe on the kindle, at least on the older version I've messed with, you could move the kindle file on to the kindle but I couldn't get it to work. –  hortstu Jan 26 '13 at 17:40
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From this thread:

Well Everyone, seems Amazon went and did an update and just wanted to confirm so that everyone knows the steps in Root Working 10.2.4 Kindle Fire 2 Root made easy still do work on the updated 10.2.6

Here's tutorial about rooting kindle on 10.2.4.

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Astor, though I think data on XDA is quite safe from disappearing: Would you mind to include a brief extract? I will meanwhile link this question to our rooting master index to draw attention here :) –  Izzy Jan 31 '13 at 15:07
    
@Izzy sorry, but I don't have Kindle Fire HD to do this. –  ArtemStorozhuk Jan 31 '13 at 16:31
    
What? XDA can only be viewed with a Kindle Fire HD? =:-0 Shocking news! Guess you misunderstood. What I meant was to describe the basic steps the linked XDA article uses, to give a raw idea of what is expected to be done. The article is not that long, so it's doable ;) –  Izzy Jan 31 '13 at 16:43
    
@Izzy Let me explain you a bit. I called such process blind writing. Mathematician can't write biological article without biological experience. He (or she) can read thousands of articles but there will be a lot of mistakes in the result article and other biologists will criticize such article. I hope you got the idea. I don't want to create such tutorial because there could be mistakes and other people who are going to root their KF HD may break their device. –  ArtemStorozhuk Jan 31 '13 at 16:56
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Understood -- and that's a good attitude. However, I didn't say "replace the link", but "In summary, with my own word as to my best understanding, this article says: ... I didn't try this myself, so for details, better head over to XDA." So you have the disclaimer in, people here get some idea what to expect, and everybody is fine. -- But don't let's discuss these details here; you're welcome to our chat for topics like this (and others as well, of course ;) –  Izzy Jan 31 '13 at 19:22
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