One of the DIY minded hacker over androidforums has rooted Amazon Kindle fire using SuperOneClick 2.2 successfully. Forum member death2all110 managed to root his device by using the zergRush exploit. He has posted steps to get access to the system files.
Now, before you get started, don’t forget to enable USB debugging on your tablet by going to Settings->Applications->Development and enabling “USB Debugging”.
Step 1: To get ADB, you must already have the SDK developers kit on your Windows or Mac machine. Android Debug Bridge will help you to interact with an Android device to copy files, install applications, read logs, run shell commands, et cetera. Nothing else below will work until this is done. Once you’ve set it up, you’re ready to roll.
Step 2: Navigate to: %USERPROFILE%\.android and edit the adb_usb.ini and add this to the end of the file and save:
Step 3: Navigate into where you have the sdk at and open the google-usb_driver folder and edit android_winusb.inf and add this to the [Google.NTx86] section and [Google.NTamd64] section:
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01
Step 4: Save and close
Step 5: If you have already plugged your kindle into the usb you may have to open device manager and find “Kindle” under other devices and choose the android_winusb.inf file.
Step 6: Turn on Installation of apps from unknown sources: tap the top bar>choose more…(+)>device
Step 7: Open a command prompt and run the following commands to see your device listed
Step 8: Download and launch SuperOneClick tool. You’ll notice several large buttons at the top of the screen. At this point of time, make sure your Kindle Fire is connected to the computer via USB and that the debugger can “see” it (activity will start logging).
Step 9: Choose the “root” option to root your Amazon Kindle Fire.
SuperOneClick utility will start its job, and in tandem you’ll notice some scrolling activity on the screen with “OK” appearing after each task. As long as you Kindle Fire doesn’t “hang”, wait till you get the “Success!” message. Here is the video tutorial followed by image proofs posted by the developer.
Via – Androidforums