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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb [GUIDE] Install Full Android Market on Kindle Fire

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Android Market on Kindle Fire

Itching for a broader expanse of app selection on your rooted Kindle Fire? It is possible to install the Android Market, furthering your journey on the path of turning the Fire into a full fledged Android Tablet. Follow the tutorial.



Warning: NOT for the faint of heart. As with any modification to system files, there is a chance you could cause damage to your device. Use at your own risk.

Prerequisites

Root your Kindle Fire

Download the following apks (You are on your own finding them, I'd rather not link them here)
GoogleServicesFramework.apk
Vending.apk (Latest Version 3.3.11)

Root Explorer App (or similar that lets you change ro/rw permissions)

Side Loading Apps activated on Kindle Fire
On the Kindle Fire Settings screen, go to “Device” and turn On “Allow Installation of Application From Unknown Sources”

Instructions

1. Transfer the .apk files to your Kindle Fire via PC / Mac (remember where you put them)

2. Open Root Explorer App, and navigate to the transferred .apk files

3. Select the GoogleServiceFramework.apk and install

4. When complete, click "Done" and return to the file location for Vending.apk

5. Long-press Vending.apk and select the "Move" option on pop-up menu
Navigate to /system/app folder

6. Change mount option from RO to RW (read-only to read-write)
Paste Vending.apk into the /system/app folder

7. Long-press Vending.apk and select "Permissions" from pop-up menu
Change permissions to match all other apps in this folder (rw-r--r--)

8. Reboot your Kindle Fire

Once reboot is complete, select Market App and log-in as usual.
Enjoy!

You will most likely notice some familiar apps missing from the market, as this device is lacking certain hardware specifications. However, once custom ROMs start appearing for the Kindle Fire, it is a safe bet it will no longer be the case.

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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it true that rooting your Kindle Fire kills its ability to stream Prime videos from Amazon?
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Does this, by any chance, make Gmail work?
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Does this, by any chance, make Gmail work?
I have my gmail account coming up on the email app in the Fire. The stock email app in the Fire seems to have all the same functions as the gmail app on my smartphone...
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I have my gmail account coming up on the email app in the Fire. The stock email app in the Fire seems to have all the same functions as the gmail app on my smartphone...
Like labels and priority inbox?
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Like labels and priority inbox?
Yeah. The labels in my gmail box are showing up in the mail app.
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i cant get root explorer to work. it keeps force closing. what are other file managers thhat will change to rw
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Is it true that rooting your Kindle Fire kills its ability to stream Prime videos from Amazon?
Yes bit.there is a app called.rootkeeper its a one tap app just that unroots. That aloes u to stream amazon video then when your done tap root again.
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Using Root Explorer, I get to this step:

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6. Change mount option from RO to RW (read-only to read-write)
Paste Vending.apk into the /system/app folder

I press the button to Remount as R/W but the folder will not remount, it just stays R/O. Did I miss something somewhere?
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Anyone done this recently ? Just curious if the guide is still up to date or if anyone has had problems with this..

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Yes bit.there is a app called.rootkeeper its a one tap app just that unroots. That aloes u to stream amazon video then when your done tap root again.
What about all the root settings and apps? Do they disappear, and come back as you enable and disable the root?
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What about all the root settings and apps? Do they disappear, and come back as you enable and disable the root?
The apps would remain there but anything root related would not work once root was disabled.
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i rooted my kindlefire but iam unable to buy apps on the android market.
i can downlad and install free games but i have not replace vendor.apk file yet.
this could be the reason why i get a rrror message when i try to buy a app.
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