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    droidros Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My daughter gave me a 7" KFHD for Christmas and so far I love it - great picture and sound quality. It even has a camera, although front-facing only, and we didn't know that.

    My only disappointment is the limited Amazon app store and the inability to use the Google Play Store. I downloaded Get Jar, but I have not been able to download any apps (e.g., Talking Tom) from it - it just tells me that it's incompatible with my device - even though I've allowed installation from unknown sources.

    I keep seeing reference to "side loading" in this forum. What do you mean by that? Do you have to root to do this?

    I don't really need all these apps because I have a Razr Maxx HD to play with as well., but I don't like the fact that the Amazon app store is so limited.
     

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    txrose72 Well-Known Member

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    droidros Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Update: I went to the kindle fire forum and saw the thread about using the 4shared.com site. I did manage to download Talking Tom from there. Also downloaded Play Store but it wouldn't open.
     
  4. Inksaver

    Inksaver Well-Known Member

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    If you have an app working on another device You can copy it to your (non-rooted) Kindle using my guide here:
    http://androidforums.com/kindle-fir...ide-installing-apps-incompatible-devices.html

    You would need to root your device to get the google Play store working properly. If you are familiar with working with PCs and Android devices use the excellent guide here:
    http://androidforums.com/kindle-fire-hd-all-things-root/656683-root-kindle-fire-hd-7-a.html

    Or if you are completely new to the idea I produced a more detailed version here:
    http://androidforums.com/kindle-fir...s-guide-rooting-kindle-fire-hd-7-7-2-3-a.html
     
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    droidros Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks very much, Inksaver.

    I did root my first Android phone, Droid X, but I am going to hold off on my new phone, Razr Maxx HD and the Kindle.
     
  6. rich6661

    rich6661 Well-Known Member

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    To side load "most" apps there is no need to root the device.
    But you will have to change a setting.
    Settings>Device>Allow Installation of Applications>On
    Then download ES File Explorer or a similar file app from Amazons App Store
    You can then download .apk files and install.
     
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