The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 can now be updated to firmware version 7.1.5. As this is an official update therefore, users can download this update directly from the the company’s official updates page.
To ensure whether your Kindle Fire HD 7 is already updated or not, go to system settings and check the system version. if you find anything other than Firmware version 7.1.5 then you can go for this update. But, if you feel insecure with this manual update process than you can wait until the until Amazon releases out this update for your tablet.
But, for the reluctant users can wait for official update can follow this manual summed below. There is no threat in following this article as we have designed this manual article with the help of the official update, to help you in every sphere.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or rick your phone in the process of following this article. therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM.If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 6: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Download Software Update 7.1.5 file from here to your computer. Place the downloaded file onto the root directory of your phone’s SD card.
Procedure to update Kindle Fire HD 7 to firmware version 7.1.5:
Step 1: When your tablet is ON, unlock the screen and then connect it to the PC via original USB cable i.e. the cable that came with it.
Step 2: On your Kindle Fire drive (the drive is typically displayed as a “device” icon), open the Internal storage folder. Drag and drop the new update file from your computer to the kindleupdates folder on your Kindle drive. Do not drop the file into any other folder on the Kindle drive.
Step 3: On your Kindle Fire drive (the drive is typically displayed as a “device” icon), open the Internal storage folder. Drag and drop the new update file from your computer to the kindleupdates folder on your Kindle drive. Do not drop the file into any other folder on the Kindle drive.
Step 4: Now, from the Home screen, swipe down from the top and select “More”. Tap Device, and then tap “About”. Then tap Update Your Kindle. Your Kindle will restart during the update. After the restart, you will see Your Kindle is Updating.
Step 5: As soon as the update procedure has completed, your tablet will reboot automatically.
Great! You’ve successfully updated your Kindle Fire HD 7 tablet to firmware version 7.1.5. Share your joy with us or let us know if you face any problem, we will try to resolve the same.