July 17th, 2013, 08:00 PM
Zercron Encrusted Tweezer
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Device(s): EL TEvo, The OG (wife), Hero (retired)
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Welcome to the forums!!
1. Rooted users still have access to Google's Play Store. Rooted apps are available there as well.
2. Rooted users are always advised to avoid OTA (over the air) Updates. The root exploit is sometimes patched after an update which blocks root until a new vulnerability is found. A rooted version is usually available within a day or two of an OTA, and all you need to do is flash it.
3. Having root, doesn't actually change the OS or the UI. It just gives you access to all the partitions on the device. Some folks like to compare it to Admin access to a PC. Once you flash a custom ROM, this is when you'll see changes.
4. As far as I know you'll be able to install a pure android rom on the Kindle, or keep the original OS, I don't think you'll be able to install Go Launcher on the Kindle OS. I'm not 100% sure about that tho.
As far as root, there is a solution for your device, I believe. I haven't rooted a Kindle Fire yet
. Soon my wife will leave it lying around for too long and I'll root it.
Root guide can be found here:
[Exclusive] How To Easily Root The Amazon Kindle, Regardless Of Its Software Version
Good luck, and if you have any issues, don't hesitate to ask.
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