Anyone have experience in Rooting a Kindle Fire?

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  1. Lukerz
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    I want to add the play store to my kindle any followed a guide but even though it appeared to work. (It said the process was complete) the play store never showed up. So I play to factory reset my kindle and retry but I want to try a different guide. Anyone done this and if so what guide did you use?
     


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    Sorry to ask but can this be done on nvidia shield TV?

    The play store that comes on it is some weird sandboxed version with about 1/5 the apps of the true store.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Bear in mind the play store may still display compatibility issues with and without root thanks to new DRM and you need an older firmware to root.

    For Fire 7 hack related stuff, I usually go to:
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/amazon-fire/general

    Just be careful.

    When I had a Shield, I usually found myself either using the web play store to install apps or sideloading.

    Main issue with apps is that they may not have remote/controller support so you'd have to use the mouse/touch emulator on the gamepad.
     
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    I was helping my friend on this exact thing, if you on the latest FW, you can't root.
     
  6. Lukerz
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    Will my progress in games I get from the play store be saved? Like if I get a new phone and want to play my games with the progress I have on my kindle will they work?

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    I don't need to root I guess. Whats the latest firmware BTW?

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    I don't need to root I guess. Whats the latest firmware BTW?
     
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    To my knowledge it's like 5.1.1 or something. I'll look and see.
     
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    Well I'm on 5.3.3 so no rooting for me...
     
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    For Kindle Fire 1ST gen its 6.3.4
     
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    Mine is a 5th gen...
     
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    Yep, latest version on 5th gen is 5.3.3
     
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    Guess I won't root then.....
     
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    I would forcefully root it because why not?
    Even if it bricks, you can do a quick backup using any software
     
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    "Pfft, I would force root it because you have nothing to lose but your kindle becoming actually un-usable"

    What? No, imagine if this is the only device he has.
     
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    Don't know but it's worth a shot.

    If he bricks it entirely then it's done for. There's no easy one-click solution (KingRoot doesn't do the job unfortunately).

    An advantage Amazon Fire tablets have when rooted is that all the garbage ads can be removed.
     
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    You only can hard-brick your Android phone then you can reflash it easily.
    Unless you fucked up flash memory, it's a very rare chance of it happening.
    Kindle runs modified Android which is bloatwared to death and Google services are completely removed.
     
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    I actually did this once to a phone and I tried to get it working again, and even paid for a service (got refunded thankfully). In the end it was just a brick.
    I've looked up how to root an Amazon Fire tablet but it still looks like it could be harmful if I'd do anything wrong and I don't know anyone, so I just leave as is. Besides, it's not my tablet (has really low ram, imo).
     
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    So im trying to install the akp files and it wont let me hit the "install" betton...
     
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    Have you went through the settings to allow all apks to be 'installable'? After that you can install any apk.
     
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    Settings->Security
    Check the 'Allow apps to be installed from other sources'
    Accept the warning because why tho

    If it's not there,
    Settings->Phone/Tablet info
    Tap build number/compilation time 10 times until it says you're a developer
    Enable ADB debugging
    Install .apks using ADB shell
     
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