Google Play Store Download and Install Available on Kindle Fire
When it released its brand of tablet devices, Amazon also branded the operating system that they come with. While at its core it might resemble Android tablet, a Kindle Fire tablet actually uses Amazon’s own intricate skin on top which hinders users from using regular Android applications on the handset. In compensation, Amazon suggests its own app store, simply called the Amazon Appstore, which contains around 600 thousand applications.
While that might sound like more than a person would ever need, keep in mind that not all of them are of the highest quality and also not the best option in their respective field since users would probably appreciate an alternative from the Google Play Store instead. The good news is that users can actually get the Android Play Store app on their Kindle Fire devices without rooting it. Here’s how:
- The first thing that needs to be done is to get the ADB tool installed on the PC which will be used for the entire operation
- Once ADB is acquired, another tool is also necessary and its name is SuperTool. This important tool developed by RootJunky is crucial in getting the Play Store installed on the Kindle Fire. The contents of a folder called AmazonFire5thGenSuperTool must be copied into the ADB installation directory
- The next step requires the activation of the tablet’s Developer Options. To get there, users must tap successively and quickly on the Serial Number located under Device Options from Settings. Once that is done, users must access the newly appeared USB Computer Connection section and set it to PTP Camera. Once that’s done, ADB must be enabled (there will be an Enable ADB option after pressing “back”)
- After users make sure that their device’s screen sleep is set to at least 10 minutes (so the screen is always on) they can connect it to the computer
Users simply have to open the batch file named 1-Amazon-Fire-5th-gen
The process is a little bit trickier on Macs, as they need to open a Terminal instance as well as the _MACOSX folder. After that, they to type chmod 755, type a space then drag ._3 – Amazon-Fire-5th-gen-linux-mac.sh in the terminal. After that pressing enter will result in the installed tool starting to look for the ADB service.
- A menu will appear next with multiple options and paths to follow. The second one (pressing 2) will install Google Play Store
- The last step in the installation will be to confirm each prompt as it appears throughout the installation
- Once the installation is complete, users need to restart their tablets and then install Google Play Services. This will allow them to download and install apps using their newly installed Play Store.