Amazon doesn't include drivers that support the native Android Debug Bridge for Android's SDK, which means you need to perform a manual modification for Windows to recognize the tablet (a necessary step if you want to take screen shots on it).
- Turn on "Allow Installation of Applications From Unknown Sources" and "Enable ADB"
- In Windows, put following device descriptions into the [Google.NTx86] and [Google.NTamd64] sections of extrasgoogleusb_driverandroid_winusb.inf:
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USBVID_1949&PID_0006
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USBVID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01
;Kindle Fire HD
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USBVID_1949&PID_0007
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USBVID_1949&PID_0007&MI_01
- Add 0x1949 into the .android/adb_usb.ini file in the Home directory by using following command from the shell prompt.
echo 0x1949 >> %HOMEPATH%.androidadb_usb.ini
In OS X:
echo "0x1949" >> $HOME/.android/adb_usb.ini
- In Windows: Restart. Plug in the tablet, and when driver installation fails, select "Have Disk" under "Device Manager." Select the driver named "Composite ADB Interface."
- Amazon's Second-Gen Tablets: The Kindle Fire And Kindle Fire HD
- Kindle UI: If It's Not Broken, Don't Change It
- Prime: Streaming Video And HDMI Output
- CPU And GPU Performance
- Storage Performance: Amazon Fixes A Big Weakness
- LCD Performance Analysis
- Battery Life And Recharge Time
- Wi-Fi Performance: Faster From Farther Away?
- Kindle Fire HD: Another Tablet That Plays Into Amazon's Business
- Appendix A: USB Debugging, Screenshots, And Rooting