How to unroot and restore Amazon Fire Tablet (5th Gen.) back to stock firmware

Amazon has unveiled its new Fire Tablets family in 2015 in three different sizes 7, 8 and 10-inches, this new released device also known as the 5th generation of Fire Tablets. Not only attracts regular end users, but this cheap yet powerful tablet (mainly the 7″ variant) also attracts the geek users. The main reason is the tablet has an active Android development, it can be seen with the release of a utility to gain root access. However, it’s also safer to understand how to unroot Amazon Fire Tablets (5th Gen.) and restore the 2015 back to stock condition.


Not only superuser privileges that have been successfully obtained, the Unofficial CM12.1 ROM was also available, it’s based on Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop). However, if you do not require root or prefer Amazon Fire OS instead of a custom ROM, you can also try to install the Google Play Store that has a large collection of apps when compared to the Amazon App Store.

Knowing how to unroot Amazon Fire Tablets 2015 and restore it back to stock will be very useful when you face a frustrating scenario, like the tablets stuck on the loading screen after using a tool, or maybe the system become unstable and slowing down after reboot.

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Unroot, unbrick and back to stock Amazon Fire Tablets 2015, Fire 7, Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10

When we decided to mods our device, we actually put our device in an unsafe situation and it could mess up the tablet’s software.


Here are some steps you can take to recover the tablet by using the official firmware from Amazon:

  1. Ensure all the required drivers (including ADB) is properly installed on your Windows or Mac computer.
  2. Download the official Amazon Fire Tablet stock firmware, and make sure it’s has been made for your specific tablet variant, and move it to the same folder with ADB files.
  3. Boot the tablet into recovery mode, press and hold the volume down key together with a power button at the same time.
  4. Scroll using volume keys and choose adb sideload or apply update from ADB option or whatever it said.
  5. Connect the phone to the computer via USB cable, go to ADB folder and run open command window from there (Windows: hold Shift key while right-clicking the blank space).
  6. Test the adb connection, run the following command and your tablet should listed:
    adb devices
  7. Now run the adb sideload command to flash the stock firmware:
    adb sideload update-kindle-x.x.x.x_user_xxxxxxxxx.bin
  8. Flashing process could take 10 – 15 minutes, the first reboot might also take some time, so remain calm.


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11 Responses

  1. Thomas Medina
    December 13, 2015 at 3:13 PMReply

    my device is not runing itsel o after following these steps please help

    • MaxFubar
      February 8, 2017 at 5:22 AMReply

      Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been beating my brains out trying to get this kindle back to stck after soft bricking it. Kept booting to recovery and not able to reset it. Again, Muchas Gracias Amigo!.

  2. Thomas Medina
    December 13, 2015 at 3:14 PMReply

    is not turning itself of it is i a boot-loop i think but the screen is in black

    • Isaac
      July 19, 2016 at 8:53 PMReply

      You find a solution? because I was the same; please help me…!!!

  3. Roberta Frees
    January 18, 2016 at 10:28 PMReply

    I am trying to return the kindle fire 2015 after running rootjunkyy programs. It will no longer to boot to recovery just boots to fast boot mode then stops then i am able to boot into the system it is running 5.1.1 but still using nova launcher. How can I remove that and get back to the stock Fire OS

    • Jonah
      January 23, 2016 at 3:39 PMReply

      Im in the same bind as you bro. But what happend to mine was i tried to install Cm12 with Flashfire, everything was working fine until it started installing Cm12 it got stuck on a script i didn’t know what it was and so i waited and waited and still nothing. So i decided to reboot. When i did it looked like it was booting into Cm12. I was excited to run Cm12 for the very first time! But then it kept on booting and booting and booting. I knew what i done. I got myself stuck in a reboot loop. I watched a video how to recover if something went wrong, but nothing helped.I went online and looked everywhere online and couldn’t find anything! I can only access Fastboot/Bootloader mode and turn it on like normal (Shows Cm bootlogo) I did the same thing as you. I even used the “Supertool” Rootjunky had on his website. I can’t return it to Amazon because it is against there return policy. If anyone has any answers or solutions TELL ME!

      • Harsh
        May 14, 2016 at 1:39 AMReply

        same here its rly dissapointing that root junkys vid didnt work my kindle wont boot into recovery and i cant do anything

  4. Leha
    March 7, 2016 at 9:13 AMReply

    Hi. HOw long does take first reboot after installation ?

  5. Marlene
    March 10, 2016 at 10:12 AMReply

    This was not helpful because when I boot into recover mode, and go to apply update from ADB, it does not have an enter key. So I cannot go any further.

    I rooted my kindle fire 7 5th generation 5.1.1 and added SlimRom. Now I want to change it back to kindle fire. How do I do that?

    • Jason
      October 29, 2016 at 4:45 PMReply

      Power button is the enter key in case you havent figured it out yet

  6. Ron Donson
    April 22, 2016 at 9:07 PMReply

    great post thanks for your help!

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