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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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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 ...
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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] ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kindle fire stuck in “Parenting mode”

I unfortunately changed my Kindle settings to Parenting and know find it difficult to use. I can't get access to all my files and documents, videos, internet and many more. I want to register for a ...
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Mounting debian img issues, on the Kindle Fire [linuxonandroid]

I've been stuck on this issue for about 2 months now. Everytime I try too run LinuxOnAndroid I get the following error: mount: mounting /dev/block/loop255 on /data/local/mnt: Invalid Argument. My /...
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Rooted Kindle Fire can't connect to Socket

I rooted my first-generation Kindle Fire (at the time running 6.3.2) so I can run Jelly Bean on it. However, when programming a simple networking app, the following line: Socket sock = Socket(...
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Is it possible to root a Kindle Fire running software version 10.2.6?

Is it possible to root a Kindle Fire running software version 10.2.6? If so how, and if not will it ever be? I can't stand this keyboard! I'd root just for Swype!
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Amazon Free App of the day app, will not install on Kindle Fire

My stepmother has a Kindle Fire. I want to install the Amazon Free app of the day (from link here): http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000626391 I go to link, download the file, ...
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Problem rooting kindle with 6.3.1

I'm rooting a kindle fire for a friend, I installed the driver through the SDK manager and ran KFU, but now that KFU has rebooted the kindle, it is stuck at the bootscreen. Any help?
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Is there a way to boot to the fastboot mode?

I booted to the TWRP recovery for the first tiem and played with it by wipping everything using all the wipe options. Then I ended up unable to boot to the fastboot mode, normal mode or recovery mode. ...
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CM10 Kindle Fire nonresponsive usb storage

Finally got around to rooting my Kindle Fire, first thing I did was install the latest CM, in my case, CM10. So I played with that for a while and decided to flash to the next ROM, plugged it into my ...
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How do I enable Mass media mode on rooted kindle fire?

I had a Coby Kyros tablet runing Android and opted to get a Kindle fire for my little guy (seems more user friendly and the ebooks for kids seem more abundant) well. I opted for ebay and the one that ...
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Install Bash on rooted Kindle Fire

I just rooted my Kindle Fire and installed QuickSSHd, an SSH daemon app. I can log in via SSH (using Putty in Windows 7) and become root, etc. It appears, however, that the only shell installed is ...
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Run Kindle Fire apps on Android

I recently bought an ebook which I later saw says: Kindle Edition with Audio/Video: Audio/Video content is available on Fire tablets (except Kindle Fire 1st Generation) and iPad, iPhone, and iPod ...
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Netflix chromecast does not work on Fire 7 tablet

I have a brand new fire 7 tablet. I have downloaded and installed all the required google apps to get the play store working correctly. I have downloaded youtube from the play store. I can can cast ...
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Need suggestions on how to prevent navigation & notification bar touches for child's Fire Tab 10

Our 13-month-old is getting the hang of using her tablet, but the only issue is she quite often will accidentally bring up either the notification bar or the navigation bar. With Fire OS being what ...
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Amazon Fire root and mod

Can I root a Amazon fire 7th Generation and install android go or other boot rom with or without rooting. I have already installed google play and is functional at present. I have also installed twrp ...
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Control Kindle Fire backlight from javascript

I'm using various android devices for home-automation control and monitoring, and want to have one by my bed. One thing I want to use it for is a light-based alarm clock, but I need to control the ...
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Kindle 5th generation in fastboot but no options?

Having 2 Kindle Fire "5th generation"s that are pretty much useless for not getting proper software, I had good hope of putting on a custom ROM after reading this post. But as always with old posts, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How do i make the kindle application on my smartphone work for the books from the “My kindle content” folder of my laptop?

I have transferred several books from the "My kindle content" folder of my laptop to my smartphone. I'm unable to view theses books in the kindle app on my smartphone. Any information will be highly ...
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Reflash 1st Gen Kindle Fire Bootloader?

I rooted my Kindle Fire and flashed TWRP, FireFireFire, and AOKP, and it's been working fine for a while. Recently, however, there have been strange problems with the bootloader. It has gotten to the ...
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Can't read Comixology comics purchased on my Kindle Fire since app update

Since the Comixology Android app update a few days ago, I've been unable to read any comics that I had previously purchased on my Kindle Fire. The app tells me that the device is not authorized to ...
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Any custom ROM reboots Kindle Fire

I've installed FireFireFire and TWRP on my Kindle Fire. That went ok and I can boot into TWRP. Then I tried installing many custom ROMs (SimpleCM9, jandycane, MIUI, AlienDroidV4.0.zip) but all with ...
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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 ...