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How to root Amazon Kindle Fire HDX on FireOS v4.5.5.1 [Guide]

xl_Amazon-Kindle-Fire-HDX-root [1]Owners of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX who are running on the latest FireOS version 4.5.5.1 can now root the device running that same firmware using the universal one-click rooting application, namely KingRoot.

Anyone who does not have a rooted Amazon Kindle Fire HDX device can accept the OTA notification to install the latest FireOS 4.5.5.1 and then follow this guide to root. Anyone who is already rooted should not install that update over the air. You want to unroot first, or just flash the new update manually.

These are the instructions to root Amazon Kindle Fire HDX running on the FireOS version 4.5.5.1 firmware:

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HDX RUNNING ON FIREOS V4.5.5.1

  1. Download the KingRoot APK from here [2] and install it on your device either directly from your app web browser, or copy it to the internal storage SD card and install it using a File Manager.
  2. Tap on the KingRoot icon when it’s available from your app drawer.
  3. Tap on the large button that is available on the front page of the app that suggests it will root your device.
  4. The KingRoot application will start rooting your device; wait until you see the progress bar reach 100%.
  5. Once you get the success message on the display, close your application and reboot the device from the Power Options menu.

In conclusion, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is now rooted running on the FireOS 4.5.5.1 firmware. You should open your Google Play Store application and install the root checker basic app. Open the root checker application after it finishes downloading and then agree to grant the SuperUser access. Now follow the prompts to check if your device is rooted or not.