Questions tagged [amazon-kindle-fire]

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).

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Encrypt SD Card

I am new to Android because I was an iOS user before and the first thing I came across on the way is that with Android it is possible to expand the memory via an SD card. The disadvantage, however, is ...
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Would the Amazon Fire OS count as Android?

I am wondering if the operating system on the Kindle Fire would count as an Android-based OS.
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Is there a one click way to make a kindle fire a pure Android device?

For non-technical users, is a one click way to get rid of the amazon stuff & install stock Android? I am trying to help a friend on another continent who has a kindle fire 7 running OS v 5.6.8 (...
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External SD Card Mounted, Permissions granted, but still Inaccessible on LineageOS

I know there's a ton of external SD card questions, but my case doesn't seem to line up with any of them, sorry if this has been asked before and I just couldn't find it. I'm running LineageOS 14.1 on ...
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Add a built-in app to Fire Kids profile?

I have a bunch of Fire tablets for my kids and we are using the FreeTime locked profiles for them. I can download 3rd-party apps and then share them on my kids profiles. But I can't do this with the ...
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What is this strange symbol when I try to play YouTube videos on Kindle's Silk Browser?

I have always used the included Silk Browser on a Kindle Fire 5th Generation to play YouTube videos. Inexplicably sometime in the last week, it stopped working. The video playback window plays the ad ...
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fastboot commands wont work

so i've got an amazon fire 5th gen tablet that i want to boot twrp on but i get this Sending 'boot.img' (7946 KB) OKAY [ 0.265s] Booting FAILED (remote: 'the command you input is restricted on ...
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how to export bookmarks from Silk web browser without rooting?

I would like to export my Silk browser bookmarks, ideally to an HTML file. Amazon has apparently made it impossible to export bookmarks from its Silk web browser on Kindle Fire. Searching on ...
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What does Kindle Fire Optimizing Storage and applications actually mean?

Every time I boot my Kindle fire 10 7th gen, it does this. Sometimes displaying "Optimizing Storage and applications" with progress bar for up to 10 minutes. The flippin thing runs out of battery ...
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Kindle Stuck on Lock Screen

Somebody gave me a Kindle - it is an older model (only has one external button - the power button), but it is stuck on the lock screen and there is no way to get past it. Things I've tried: Holding ...
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Fixing a kindle fire X43Z60

So I have a Kindle Fire. One day I was stupid and deleted a bunch of stuff in the /system folder. Now, it no longer boots. No ADB, no fastboot, no nothing. However, it still shows the static boot ...
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On Kindle Fire 8, granting permission to Android apps

This is a modified cross-post from ebooks, but perhaps more of an Android question since Kindle Fire runs on a bespoke Android build. I have a Kindle Fire 8 (7th gen) running on Fire OS 5.3.6.4, ...
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Enable Developer options in Kindle Fire Second Generation

I have a kindle fire second generation with 10.5.1 OS installed. I'm trying to enable developer options but tapping the serial number seven times does nothing. What should I do?
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Kindle Fire Freetime questions

We have 2 kindle fires for each of our kids: 7 YO and 10 YO. Like most kids all they want to do is watch YouTube. I'd like to let them do that but with time limits and blocking inappropriate content ...
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How to disable Amazon Single Sign-on in Kindle Fire tablet

​I've two Amazon Kindle Fire tablets and i've an Amazon Prime Subscription. I don't want to use the same Amazon Prime account in Fire tablet. Because my Contacts, Preferences, Calendar everything ...
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Does factory resetting a Kindle Fire remove parental controls, and if so, how to secure it?

If deregistering or a factory reset removes parental controls, what is to stop my teen from doing this to remove my oh so horrible restrictions?
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Laptop cannot detect Kindle Fire HD 8.9 in Device Manager

I have an old 8.9" Kindle Fire HD (model 3HT7G) and it is stuck in a recovery boot loop. I have found a way to get it out of this loop, but I need to use my laptop. The problem is, when I plug in my ...
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Is there a way to add a web shortcut to the home tab?

While its fairly easy to add a web bookmark shortcut to the home screen on most android systems, there doesn't seem to be a way to do this on the amazon kindle fire. Usually chrome or firefox is used ...
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How to enable USB Storage for Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet

I have these Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet, ever since I bought it and the first time it prompted me if I wanna enable USB mass storage when I connected it to the computer, and I selected charge ...
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Rooting multiple devices

let's say I have about 100 old kindle fires to root (or other android devices). Of course I don't want to waste days to root them one by one, is there any way to optimize the process? Thanks
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Kindle fire 5th gen root

Hi I have a kindle fire 5th gen that is on 5.4.0.0 fire os is there any way I can root or downgrade to a rootable version?
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Settings Bootloop

So I rooted my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd Gen, and accidently uninstalled the settings apk. Now my Kindle is stuck in a bootloop,and cannot go back. I have no custom recovery installed, and the stock ...
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How do I downgrade my Kindle Fire?

I want to downgrade my Kindle Fire from 5.3.2.1 so that I can root it. Can someone please help?
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How to install Google Play on Kindle Fire 7" (2016)?

I'm trying to install Google Play (and rest of Google services) on my Kindle Fire 7" model 2016. I've done little bit of research and noticed that things change rapidly. I'm looking for verified and ...
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Transferring Apps to Kindle

I want Uber on a Kindle for an elderly friend who can't use smartphones. Currently, I'm using ES File Explorer (ESFE) on my Galaxy S7 and Kindle. I made a backup of the Uber APK file on my phone, then ...
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Does blue shade conserve battery life

I'm at forty percent battery life and I need to know if blue shade conserves battery life
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How can I get Google Play on my Kindle Fire 5th gen?

How can I install google play on my Kindle Fire 5th generation?
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How to downgrade, root, and install CM 12.1 on 5th gen Kindle Fire

I just got an Amazon Kindle Fire 5th generation 7 inch tablet. I want to install CyanogenMod but during setup the tablet updated to 5.1.4 and root methods and therefore flash methods are not working.
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Installing Fresh Android OS [duplicate]

I have Amazon fire tablet. I want to install fresh android 4.4 or above. Is there any step by step instruction available somewhere or how do I do this?
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Device shows up as ????? in ADB [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu on my computer and I plugged in my tablet to flash TWRP to it. I enter adb devices and here is the output: juniorRubyist@juniorRubyist-iMac:~$ adb devices List of devices attached ...
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How to Connect Kindle Fire to ADB while in "Kindle Fire System Recovery"

I have a Kindle Fire HD (tate) that I bricked by modding /system/app/Framework-Res.apk and I am trying to unbrick it. How can I connect it to ADB? It won't show up in Ubuntu or Windows. It is in a ...
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No entries in Amazon App Store on new (refurbished) Fire phone

I got a refurbished Fire phone. When accessing the Amazon App Store, I get an empty page. Searching the App Store delivers zero results for every query. Looking at the Amazon App Store on the web ...
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Kindle Fire 5th Gen Play Store Problems

I have a 5th gen Kindle Fire running 5.0.0 version of FireOS. I'm trying to use the April 6 Version of RootJunkySDL supertool to root the device, remove lock screen ads, and install Google Play store. ...
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How to enable video autoplay on Fire Tablet? Solution can include hacking this device

I need a way of having a Fire Tablet autoplay videos through a web browser. The videos in question are iframed YouTube videos, but if necessary they can be put on Vimeo, or hosted on a server I ...
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Fire Tablet FreeTime sometimes takes a long time to start an app

Once every few days when my kids go into their account (FreeTime), none of the apps work right away. You'll tap/click to start running a game and the icon turns this like teal color, it waits a minute ...
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Kindle Fire - Set 3rd Party Launchers' Wallpaper

I've had this issue for a while now. I've rooted my Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, installed a boot animation, a custom font, and made everything the way i want it. But, when I go and switch over to Apex ...
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parental control

I have a Kindle Fire and I have mistyped the password for the parental controls. I do not care how long it takes to reset the personal settings. all I want is for the thing not to be locked and not to ...
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silk full screen actual resolution on kindle hdx

OK, the silk browser goes 'full screen'. But there is a margin. Argh! Can I get rid of the margin, or get it into full full screen (2560 X 1600)? Or find out what the actual size is (2560-mw,1600-mw) ?...
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How to root Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

I have purchased a Kindle Fire HD 2. Generation (2012) and wanted to root it. I followed the instructions from Rooting a new Kindle Fire HD and and other instructions found via google. When I run the ...
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print jobs on kindle fire hd

I have a kindle fire hd and I printed some papers but they had errors on them which are now fixed but the print jobs are still on my kindle and I can't clear all to erase them.
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google play services is not supported by kindle fire

I installed google play services on my kindle fire 6. Except whenever I try to launch it, it always crashes. And when I try to launch another app, YouTube for example, it says "Google Play Services, ...
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Kindle Fire HD on-screen keyboard on Nexus 5

I have found the keyboard on the Kindle Fire HD to be one of the best mobile device on-screen keyboards I have used and am wondering if it's available on any other devices? Much like other android ...
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kindle fire 4.1.1 Google play services

Within the last few days, Amazon updated kindle fire is to include a bunch of new features. Before the update, I had side loaded many of the Google apps, including of course the compulsory Google play ...
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Sync via USB on AnkiDroid 2.3.1?

The old AnkiDroid for Kindle Fire had an option to sync via AnkiDroid which imported decks from AnkiDesktop (super fast and used less data). The thing is, I can only download about 2 gigs of data per ...
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Add languages to Anki the text-to-speech?

On AnkiDroid, the only TTS language I can add is "English". I'd like to have Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and French, as well. How can I get these languages to load up?
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AnkiDroid on Kindle Fire (Addons)?

How can I add addons to my Kindle Fire 7 HD version of AnkiDroid downloaded from GoogleCode (featured)?
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Change Kindle Fire Lock Screen

Is it possible to change the Kindle Fire's lock screen from displaying ads to a user chosen file or one of the random presets that come pre-installed? If so, how would one go about this?
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Change bootanimation of the Kindle Fire

After some exploring around on my Kindle Fire via ES File Explorer, I discovered the bootanimation.zip in system\media. Looking at the .zip, Amazon had left users who could reach this file ...
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Need one-line adb shell su push & pull to access /data from Windows batch file

I wrote a Windows batch file that replaces Amazon lockscreen ads with user images on rooted kindle fire hd 7", 2013 (kfsowi). Just learned I botched the adb commands because I was running "...
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Is there an app that blocks certain search words on kindle fire? [closed]

http://bucknacktssordidtawdryblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/dont-filter-me-from-aclu-15feb11.html?m=1I want to block certain words like "pornographic" on search engines like Yahoo, Google, Bing, etc ...
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