Kindle Fire can be used as a storage device. If you want to know how that is possible, then you need to keep reading the blog post. Just like how you would use a smartphone as a mass storage device, you can use Kindle in the same way, but there are certain steps that you need to perform. What those steps are and what the exact pattern of those steps are explained in the blog post below.
In case you are using a Windows PC, then Windows will install the right USB driver automatically. But, there is one important thing that you need to keep in mind, i.e., Kindle Fire doesn’t offer USB driver for ADB usage. So, you will have to install the ADB USB Driver for Kindle Fire yourself. Without it, you will not be able to connect your Kindle Fire to PC.
Now, the question comes that how are you going to install ADB USB driver? Well, there is no need to worry if you are not being able to find the steps to install ADB USB driver because I have mentioned it to you. Moreover, you can take Kindle help just in case you think something is not right.
Before we move onto the steps, there is one important thing that you need to get and that is Android SDK Dev Environment. Moreover, make sure that your Amazon Kindle update is done because this process is going to work on an updated version of the Kindle. You need to setup it in order to ensure that ADB USB Driver is installed smoothly.
Also, you need to install Google USB Driver. Now, I am assuming that you know how to install Android SDK Dev Environment and then, set it up properly. If you don’t, then you can easily know the process on the web, as it is not that difficult. To make sure that everything that is right, please log onto www Kindle com support.
Now, let us begin with the steps.
- The first thing you need to do is attach USB cable to your Kindle device to connect it to You should check the settings that are done in ‘Manage Kindle devices’ option.
- Go to ‘Devices & Printers’ option and open ‘Kindle’ option.
- Click on hardware tab, followed by choosing Kindle with a yellow exclamation sign. After that, click ‘properties
- Now, you have to go to ‘details’ tab where you will have to select hardware IDs.
- This is the USB hardware ID of your Kindle Fire, which will be brought into use later on.
- Don’t close property window.
- Now, go to my computer and go to the location where USB driver folder is present.
- Once you reach there, you have to open android-winusb.inf by choosing notepad option when asked ‘select a program to open this file’.
- You have to open the below-mentioned three lines in the Notepad file. These are:
- ;Kindle Fire
- %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006
- %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01
- Save the notepad file and again go to C drive, followed by users, the name of the PC and finally, .android folder.
- You will see a file named adb_usb.ini, so open it with Notepad.
- Kindly key in 0x1949, but make sure you type this and not copy and paste.
- Save the changes and go back to property window of Kindle Fire.
- Visit General tab and choose ‘update driver’.
- You will have to install the driver manually from your PC. The driver is located in program files > Android and then other folders. The final thing that you will have to open is ‘USB_driver’ folder.
Install the driver and complete the process.
You can also perform Amazon Kindle login just to make sure that there isn’t anything important left on the device that could get deleted after this process. This you can know by going to the option named ‘Manage my Kindle account’. Usually, there isn’t anything left in the account, but just to confirm, you must check your account.