Kindle Fire 6.2.1 Update Prevents Rooting DeviceDecember 21, 2011
It seems that Amazon’s latest update to the Kindle Fire removes the ability to root the device. Many users root their Kindle Fire so that apps like Google’s Android Market can be installed, but with the 6.2.1. update, Amazon has removed the ability to root the Kindle Fire. We can only speculate as to why Amazon did this, especially given that some people (including me) were personally told by Amazon that they would not try and prevent people from the rooting the Kindle Fire.
I suspect that this latest move was prompted by legal concerns over the possible hacking of DRM on the device, but that’s just a guess. Either way, I suspect that the hackers in the Android community will find away this latest obstacle. Time will tell.