Want to have the latest Kindle Fire software on your device, but don’t want to lose root access? You can let your Kindle Fire download and install the software version 6.3 update automatically and then manually re-root your tablet.

Or if you’ve already rooted your Kindle Fire and installed a custom recovery app you can just flash a pre-rooted custom ROM based on the Kindle Fire 6.3 software.

Kindle Fire 6.3

Elderathis has basically taken Amazon’s software, removed a few components including the stock recovery and bootloader images, and added Superuser, SU, and busybox.

If you’ve already installed TWRP 2.0 or a similar recovery app on your Kindle Fire, all you need to do to install the software from Elderarathis is:

  • Download the ROM to your Kindle Fire.
  • Reboot into TWRP by shutting down your device, turning it on again, and pressing-and-holding the power button until it glows orange.
  • Tap the install option from the TWRP start screen.
  • Select the file for the custom ROM (such as update-6.3-secureboot.zip).
  • Tap the button that says “Flash” to get started.
  • When the process is finished, choose the “Reboot System” option to restart your Kindle Fire.

It’s probably a good idea to use TWRP to backup your device before you get started though. That way you can restore your Kindle Fire to its earlier condition if anything goes wrong.

If you’re running an earlier ROM based on the stock Kindle Fire software you should be able to flash Elderathis’s ROM without losing all of your settings — although you may have to reinstall some apps.

Kindle Fire software version 6.3 allows users to share book passages, view book extras, read print replica textbooks, and sync personal documents. You can find a more detailed list of changes at the Amazon support page.

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3 replies on “Pre-rooted Kindle Fire 6.3 custom ROM”

  1. i keep getting an error about process.android.acore has stopped working, everytime i click to use the keyboard…plz help!

  2. I should have waited a day to root mine!  I went through the whole process but then noticed I forgot to move “/system/bin/check_rooted” to something else so it would do the root check and undo everything I did.

    Needless to say, I remembered on my second time through and did it right.  I also have to put the GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk and Vending.apk stuff back on to get my GMail, Google Calendar, Android Market and other Google apps working again.

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