If you use a Windows PC, then Windows is going to install the right USB driver automatically. But, there is one thing that you have 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 have Kindle Fire support to take help from when you feel 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. 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 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 PC.
- Go to ‘Devices & Printers’ option and open ‘Kindle’ option.
- Click on hardware tab, followed by choosing Kindle with the 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. If the window is getting closed automatically, then take Kindle support.
- 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.
If there is any problem, then you can take the help of Amazon Kindle support. This process is lengthy, so there is a chance that you might get lost somewhere in between. But, if you have Kindle support providers by your side, then things become a lot easier.
You can also log onto www Kindle com support for information about how to use Kindle Fire as a USB mass storage, but there are 50-50 chances of getting any useful information. If you want to talk to Kindle experts, then you can just go online and get the number of Kindle customer service.