Sunday, July 15, 2012

ADB can't see Kindle Fire

So you've installed Kindle Fire Utility and it still won't see your Kindle Fire.  Try this magic:

  • Open Device Manager
  • Open the "Android Phone" entry
  • Right click whatever's under Android Phone ("Android ADB Interface", or "Android Composite Interface")
  • Go to Update Driver Software
  • "Browse My Computer for Driver Software" ... "Let me pick from a list of ..."
  • Turn off "Show Compatible Hardware" checkbox
  • If you right clicked "Android Composite Interface" above, try installing the driver for "Android ADB Interface".  Or vice versa.  This seemed to do the trick for me.