Those of you who own a 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD would know that the only way to install apps is from the Application store provided by Amazon. However, today you’ll learn how to install Google Play Store on your Kindle Fire HD.
The credit for the guide goes to XDA’s stopxwach. After installing the Play Store, you would be able to download apps like Google Plus, Gmail etc. One thing to note here, as a warning, is that this guide is dependent upon adding some files to the original system folder. The problem is that there is no way to restore the original system folder, so you need to be extra careful. There are some additional warnings you need to read as well.
Google Play Store Amazon Kindle Fire HD — warnings for amazon tablet owners
- The steps are meant to be used only on the Kindle Fire HD. Applying them on a tablet from another company may lead to undesired results, and it’s recommended you apply them only on this specific model.
- Charge the Amazon device to at least 80%. We’ve seen cases in which the shut down during such processes lead it to never start again.
- Disable any potential softwares that may interrupt the process.
- Follow our guide on backing up your device, if you want to backup important files.
- We’re not responsible for any loss or damage that may result if anything unfortunate occurs.
Installing Google Play Store on Amazon Kindle Fire tablet — steps to follow
Step 1: Root your tablet, and install the ES File Explorer from Amazon Appstore.
Step 3: Copy all 3 of the files that you downloaded in step 2 to the internal SD card of the tablet.
Step 4: On the Kindle Fire, open ES File Explorer.
Step 5: Go to Settings > Root settings > Root explorer. Check the option of ‘Root explorer’ and confirm the action.
Step 6: Grant root access to ES File Explorer by pressing ‘Allow’ on the prompted screen.
Step 7: Next, enable ‘Up to Root’ and ‘Mount File System’. When both are enabled, return to the main screen of the Explorer.
Step 8: Go to the files that were copied in step 3.
Step 9: Tap once on the Google Services Framework ‘.apk’ to install it. After the process of installation completes, press and hold the Vending ‘.apk’ file and choose Copy when prompted.
Step 10: On the top of the screen, an Up button will be visible. Press it until the folder ‘acct’ and ‘cache’ are visible.
Step 11: Search for the folder ‘/settings/app’. Open the folder and paste the Vending ‘.apk’ file that you copied in step 9.
Step 12: After pasting the file, press long on it. Select Properties and click on Change.
Step 13: Make sure the ‘read’ and ‘write’ options are checked for ‘User’. Next, make sure just ‘read’ is checked for ‘Group’ and ‘other’.
Step 14: Once again, tap the Vending ‘.apk’ file to start the installation process. You’ll see the ‘Android Market app’ after the installation completes.
Step 15: Close the ES File Explorer and open the icon of the Android Market app from the browser menu. Set it up by entering your Google account details. After the setup is complete, close the market app and head back to the ES File Explorer.
Step 16: Now go where the Google Play ‘.apk’ file was copied earlier. Select it and this will install the Google Play Store on the Kindle Fire. After the installation completes, the Google Play app icon will be visible in the app menu.
There you go androites. You’ve finally installed the Google Play Store on Amazon Kindle Fire HD. The Google apps are confirmed working great on the 7-inch tablet. Feel free to leave comments. (Source: XDA)