A 7" Android tablet released by Amazon as part of their Kindle e-reader line of devices. The Kindle Fire runs a forked version of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

17
votes
3answers
2k views

How can I get the Android Market installed on my Kindle Fire?

There are a couple of apps I'd like to install that aren't available in Amazon's store. Is there a way I can get the normal Android Market app set up on this thing, so I can get apps (and updates for ...
14
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I root my Kindle Fire?

There are a half-dozen or so questions on the Kindle Fire here where the answers involve having already rooted your device (including my recently-asked How can I get the Android Market installed on my ...
12
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I install vanilla Android on the Kindle Fire?

I just received my Amazon Kindle Fire and since I am not located within the USA I can't use most of services provided Amazon. So I think the best thing for me would be to install a vanilla (custom) ...
11
votes
3answers
3k views

How to take a screenshot on a Kindle Fire?

I ran across this question posed on Twitter by Anil Dash: Is there really no way to take a screenshot on a Kindle Fire? Huh. I know it's early to tell, but does anyone know if this is true about the ...
10
votes
1answer
623 views

How to get updates for apps which use Google Play on my Kindle Fire?

A number of apps on my Kindle Fire indicate that updated versions are available and prompt me to "tap here to update" or words to that effect. The trouble is this: so far all the apps with updates -- ...
9
votes
3answers
132 views

How can you prevent a Kindle Fire from auto-mounting on a Mac when you plug it in to USB?

I've got a Kindle Fire and I like to plug it in to my Mac to charge up (and also to do some development.) It works fine but it is annoying to have to unmount it every time. Is there any way to ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it possible to use the Kindle Fire's browser in a full screen mode?

So we got a Kindle Fire at work today, and I've been playing with it a bit to see what all it can do. One thing that I thought would be neat is to try our new web-based application in the Fire's Silk ...
5
votes
1answer
138 views

How can I use an app purchased from the Market on a Kindle Fire?

I bought "Cut the Rope" on my Nexus One cellphone from the Android Market. When I open this game on my Kindle Fire it asks me to buy it but I expected it to be "Purchased". How can I add my Google ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Restrictions of a Kindle Fire in Canada?

I wanted to order a Kindle Fire in Canada but I saw that it wasn't available. Now I really wanted one and I could always just cross the border and get one. What I want to know is how restricted will ...
5
votes
1answer
382 views

eBooks from Amazon Market or from Android Market?

I have finally succeeded at Rooting and installing Android Market on my Fire, but now I'm wondering if there are any complications with using both the Market and Amazon to purchase ebooks. Scenario ...
5
votes
3answers
3k views

How to add wallpapers to Kindle Fire?

Where do I add/delete pictures so the Kindle Fire will randomly select it as a wallpaper for the device?
5
votes
1answer
4k views

Swype for Kindle Fire?

Now that the latest update has been pushed, is there a way to install Swype on the Kindle Fire without rooting it?
4
votes
1answer
450 views

How can I turn my Galaxy Tab 7" into a Kindle Fire?

I got a Galaxy Tab from work and I don't use it that much, but the screen size and specs look pretty similar to the new Kindle Fire. I know next to nothing about how things work under the covers but ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Does rooting Kindle Fire disable your default Kindle Fire functionality?

I am thinking on getting a Kindle Fire due to the good reviews and the price tag. I see that there are a lot of links showing you how to root your Kindle Fire so that you can have regular Android OS ...
4
votes
1answer
122 views

Will my Kindle Fire still work the same with GO Launcher?

I was thinking of getting GO Launcher on my Kindle Fire, since I want a new look on my Fire. But, I don't want to change it's defaults programs and functionality. If I get GO Launcher, will I still ...
4
votes
1answer
452 views

Android 2.3.3 on Kindle Fire - lost internet conectivity after modifing /etc/permisions/platform.xml - FIX?

I tried to install an app that requested com.google.android.maps.jar. It gave me INSTALL_FAILED_MISSING_SHARED_LIBRARY and after i runned adb install, logcat showed: Package ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Kindle Fire: Google Services Framework

So I rooted my fire using Burrito Root. The SuperUser app was available once that was complete. I got a version of Google Services Framework from ...
3
votes
3answers
24k views

How do I get permission to create this file in an android shell?

I'm trying to root a Kindle and I'm stuck. Getting permission denied and don't know how or what permissions to change. mike@Inspiron:~/Downloads/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools$ adb shell ...
3
votes
3answers
11k views

ADB status offline when trying to root Kindle Fire

I'm trying to root Kindle Fire but it always show "ADB status: Offline" when I start "run.bat". Could you help me out of this problem? :( I tried to plug, unplug, connect, disconnect the Kindle many ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

What's next if Super One Click fails? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I root my Kindle Fire? I want root, but not enough to reflash or do anything that has a significant chance of harming the phone. In the past I've always used ...
3
votes
4answers
178 views

How to remove parental control on Amazon Kindle

I have an Amazon Kindle Fire HD with parental control, but I have forgotten the code. How can I remove it without losing anything? I think it involves some kind of "reset", but I want to be sure I ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Backing up everything on my kindle fire with ubuntu before installing firefirefire, can't get past Hellions with blue flames when rooting

I'm trying to follow this post in order to install firefirefire on my kindle fire: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1369405&page=1 I'm at the part at the beginning of the guide ...
3
votes
1answer
463 views

Can't mount first-gen Kindle Fire in TWRP

I have a rooted Kindle Fire running TWRP that I let my kids use. Last week the battery ran low and it shut off, but my three-year-old son somehow booted it into TWRP and wiped the device. Now the Fire ...
3
votes
0answers
517 views

how to flash Kindle Fire with custom boot.img

I tried flashing my Kindle Fire with a custom boot.img using this command: $ fastboot -b 0x80000000 -i 0x1949 flash boot boot.img && fastboot reboot sending 'boot' (3536 KB)... OKAY [ 0.889s] ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

How do I fix the permissions on /system/app on my Kindle fire

I attempted to root my Amazon Kindle. That seemed to go well, but when I tried to add the Google App Market, I apparently made a big booboo, because now I am in "constant reboot, 'kindle fire' screen ...
3
votes
0answers
284 views

How can I access an Amazon cloud drive from a Kindle Fire?

I randomly remembered that I have an Amazon Cloud Drive on my account recently, and I'm curious if there's any way that I can access it from my Kindle Fire. As far as I can tell, the "Documents" tab ...
2
votes
2answers
359 views

Is there a way to add Kindle Fire as a device on the Android Market [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an APK file from the Android Market? I want to download APKs from the Android Market and sideload them to my Kindle Fire. I'm able to run APKs using ...
2
votes
2answers
18k views

Installing Android Market/Google Play on non-rooted Kindle Fire

Is there a way to install either the Android Market or Google Play on a Kindle Fire (Android 2.3 and Kindle version 6.3.1) without first rooting it? I have access to a Windows 7 computer with Admin ...
2
votes
1answer
169 views

How can I get the Android app store on the kindle fire? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get the Android Market installed on my Kindle Fire? How can I get the Android app store on the kindle fire? Google searches for the solution seem to find ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How do I mount a Kindle Fire 10.2.6 on my Linux computer?

I just acquired a newish Kindle Fire, software version 10.2.6. Normally when I plug a Kindle or any USB device into my laptop (running Ubuntu 12.04) I get a popup screen asking me what I'd like to do ...
2
votes
1answer
625 views

Kindle fire CM7 barebones: how can I get the home screen into portrait mode?

I recently installed the latest (2/9/2012) build of cyanogen mod 7 for my kindle fire. I can't figure out how to get the home screen into a portrait orientation. It defaults to landscape and doesn't ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there a PDF reader app for the Kindle Fire with Dropbox syncing?

Are there any apps for reading PDFs on the Kindle Fire that sync with Dropbox? (Ideally I'm looking for an app comparable to the excellent GoodReader for iOS.) Note: Dropbox does not have an app in ...
2
votes
1answer
188 views

Why isn't the name of my device changing?

I changed the name of my new Kindle Fire within my Amazon account by going to Manage My Kindle -> Manage My Devices. Everything seems to have gone fine on the account side, but the upper left hand ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to install vanilla Android OS on Kindle Fire? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install vanilla Android on the Kindle Fire? I have a Kindle Fire device and I want to install the vanilla Android OS on it. Please help me how to flush out ...
2
votes
2answers
364 views

LG Optimus Slider for tethering Kindle Fire

I have rooted my LG Optimus Slider, and have downloaded several apps for tethering, however, none of them seems to be working with my Kindle Fire. I have read somewhere that the Kindle Fire does not ...
2
votes
2answers
927 views

Edit hosts file on Kindle Fire

I'm trying to edit the hosts file on a Kindle Fire. I should say that I'm not interested in rooting the device (unless I have to) and am not trying to hide adverts or prevent software updates etc. I ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

Connecting a HDE keyboard to a Kindle Fire

I brought a HDE keyboard: Connects to your 7" tablet via USB 2.0 A-Type Male Adapter. Please make sure your tablet has a USB Type A Female to accept this plug type. Also, your device must have a ...
2
votes
2answers
315 views

How can I make ADW_EX wallpaper stick?

When I set new wallpaper, it lasts only until the next sleep. On waking, the default ADW sequence of wallpapers resumes. I can re-select the wallpaper and it will again persist again until the device ...
2
votes
0answers
44 views

Code/Program Java on Kindle Fire [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I do development on my Android device? OK, so I've just got a new Kindle Fire (which I love), and I've been wondering: Can I develop Java programs on my Kindle? ...
1
vote
2answers
48 views

Is there a way to activate in-app purchasing on Words With Friends for the Kindle Fire?

I have Words With Friends, version 6.7.1 that I downloaded from the Amazon app store on the device. The version I have on my Android phone has in-app purchasing enabled, such that one can get the ads ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

How can I remove apps from my “cloud”?

When I delete an application from my Kindle Fire, it remains in the "cloud" in case I ever want to re-download them. Is there any way I can remove/disown these apps so they don't show up in the cloud? ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

Where is debugging mode on Kindle Fire?

I want to connect Kindle Fire with Eclipse to develop apps but I don't see any entry like "Development" in "Settings". What's wrong with it? If it doesn't exist on KF, is there any way to do that? ...
1
vote
1answer
690 views

Does the Kindle Fire original have a camera?

It may be too late to ask for such a thing... I checked my Kindle Fire 1st generation model and found a camera on the top left of the device. At least, it just looks like the camera on any phone or ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Bad ROM flash - Kindle Fire stuck in boot

My KF won't finish booting. I started to root my KF from my iMac using these instructions and with the files it points to. I got as far as flashing it with FIREFIREFIRE which appeared to complete ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

some apps, no problem loading on 2 devices. Not this one - help

I have loaded a free app (imediashare) from Amazon store onto my Kindle Fire. I want to put the same app on my Samsung phone, but when I go to the app store from the phone and try to 'buy' it, I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
535 views

Accidently wiped out all data. Now I can't restore it.

I accidently wiped out all data on the device (no backup). Now I'm in TWRP and when I select "Restore", there is no package to choose.
1
vote
1answer
223 views

FireFireFire Kindle Fire stuck in strange bootloop

I have a Kindle Fire (1st gen) using the FireFireFire bootloader to boot TWRP and AOKP. It has worked fine for a while before. Now, I cannot turn it on when it is not plugged in. When it is plugged ...
1
vote
1answer
516 views

Fastboot not working for Kindle Fire HD

When ever I try to fastboot my kindle fire HD 7 inch. Running 7.4.3 it does not pick up the device (it is also rooted) when I try the command fastboot -i 0x1949 getvar product. I connect the kindle ...
1
vote
1answer
244 views

Kindle Fire Power Adapter Specs

I have misplaced the power adapter for my v1 Kindle Fire. USB charging works but is dog slow. What are the specs of its adapter, including any branding, as they're never labeled properly. Also, a ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Kindle Fire Not Recognized when plugged into PC

I have just got a Kindle Fire and I want to root it and Install Android Market on it. I am having a problem that is ticking me off big time. I plug my Kindle Fire to my computer (Windows 7 ...