Now you can install the Android Market on your rooted Kindle Fire
Amazon may not be thrilled – they are selling each Fire at a loss and hope to make their profit from selling users content. This is a victory for consumers, however, who will most likely still want to use Amazon’s services, but not be forced to double-dip on apps they already paid money for.
The method involves connecting you Kindle Fire to a PC and transferring files, which must then be installed in a proper order to the correct directories. You can also install the Google services you would normally find on an Android tablet, including Gmail, Maps, and YouTube. The result is a Kindle Fire that has almost all of the functionality of a normal Android tablet, with Amazon’s UI and content at the same time.
Is it the best of both worlds? If you feel comfortable with rooting and manually installing files on your device feel free to explore the sources for detailed instructions. Remember that this sort of thing generally voids your warranty, so tread carefully!
source: addictivetips via Android Authority
1. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
First. Gotta root to install the market, really?
2. droidguy2323 (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 Sep 2011)
Funny all my ios devices come with a market straight out the box .That sync with each other and my osx devices. Silly Amazon, android is for kids
4. networkdood (Posts: 4748; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I mean, all other Android tablets - at least the major ones have it working out of the box. For 199.00 it may be worth it - not sure how functional the FIRE is compared with the TAB or iPAD.
5. iami67 (Posts: 300; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Hmm amazon fire for 200 or ipad for 500 serious dude this device is meant mostly for book reading and basic web browsing. They took out thinks like the market place to make the device cheaper cause they know no one will spend 500 just to read a book. I love how the droid guy is bashin droids lol
6. networkdood (Posts: 4748; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Especially, since iphones are generally thought of as being for kids, teens, women....if I could root the device and make it functional for me - email, book, movies - I may get one - there are ways to get books and movies and apps free, even the paid ones.
7. droidguy2323 (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 Sep 2011)
i love both operating systems but amazon dropped the ball with the fire. I had mine for two days then I returned it. The limitations will piss you off
8. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Lol. I find it funny that people with their ipads think they are so much more superior. Anyways, the kindle fire is meant for book reading. For $200 you can't go wrong. It is a huge upgrade from the ghetto kindle.
If you want the Android customization there are TONS of other options that are still cheaper than the ipad and are of good quality. The Acer, Galaxy Tab, Archos, Xoom, etc. This tablet is not supposed to be like every other tablet. But if you want to take the leap and install the market (easy), you can.
CM7 even has a ROM for it, if you do want to make it like every other tablet. Can you do that on your ipad?