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How to install Google Play on Kindle Fire

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As a custom Android tablet, Kindle Fire doesn't have Google Play but Amazon Store instead. Although we can get thousands of e-books in the Amazon Store, the lack of apps makes this built-in store very awkward. So can we install Google Play on the Kindle Fire? Generally speaking, this is impossible as Amazon has made some restriction on Kindle Fire that if you just simply install the Google Play APK file, it may not run successfully.

But things will change if you root your Kindle Fire! In this article I'll tell you how to install Google Play on a rooted kindle Fire perfectly. It's easy and simple. You don't have to master any professional skills or tools, just do as the tutorial says. Now, let's get started!

Remember, your Kindle Fire must be rooted! For rooting tutorial, please refer to this article: How to root Kindle Fire.

Step 1: Get and install some necessary apps

Download the APK files below and transfer them to your Kindle Fire. I suggest you put these files in a folder together so that you can manage them easily.

1. Google Service Framework
2. Google Login Service
3. Google Play Service
4. Vending
5. Google Play Store
6. ADWLauncher EX
 

install google play on kindle fire-necessary apps

The first three APK files are necessary for running Google Play. Install them with ES File Explorer. You may not find them in the "Apps" list. This is normal.

PS: You don't need to do anything about Vending and Google Play Store at this step.

Step 2: Install Vending.apk to your system

Open ES File Explorer, choose "Fast Access" – "Tools" – "Root Explorer" – "Mount R/W", set "Path /" and "/system" to "RW".

install google play on kindle fire-set root explorer

install google play on kindle fire-mout permission

install google play on kindle fire-set system permission

Now you've get the permission to write data to system.

Find the Vending.apk file, press and hold to make it selected. Tap "Copy" and paste it at path: /system/app. Then tap the Vending.apk to install it on your Kindle Fire.

install google play on kindle fire-copy vending

install google play on kindle fire-paste and install vending

Step 3: Install Google Play Store

Back to where you put the Google Play Store. Tap and install it. You may meet a window like this:

install google play on kindle fire-install google play

Choose "OK" to continue installing. After this, you need to reboot your Kindle Fire.

Step 4: Install ADWLauncher EX

You may not find Google Play in the Apps. This condition appears on some Kindle Fire, but not every. Actually the Google Play has installed successfully on your device but the original Amazon Launcher doesn't recognize it. In order to solve this problem, you need to install a new launcher. Now just tap and install the ADWLauncher EX I provide in step 1.

Tap the home button, you can see that the Kindle Fire doesn't turn to home page and a window pop up like this:

install google play on kindle fire-set adw launcher

Check "Use by default for this action" and select "ADWLauncher EX". Then you'll find your home page is totally changed and Google Play is the app list!

install google play on kindle fire-new home page

install google play on kindle fire-apps list

install google play on kindle fire-run google play

Now just open Google Play and enjoy thousands of apps!

PS: If you want to use the original Amazon Launcher, just call out the quick setting menu, choose "More" – "Applications" – "Filter by: Third Party Applications". Select "ADWLanucher EX" and choose "Clear Data". Then the home page will turn back to the original Amazon style.

install google play on kindle fire-turn back to original lauancher

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10/18/2013 21:37:06
Step #2 doesn't seem to work ... I've tried all sorts of everything that I can think of.  I can find the folder, I can open root menu and it says "Sorry, test failed. This feature cannot run on your device" ... I was hoping since your post was written 9/27/13 that it would be applicable to the 2nd gen Kindle fire hd 7 ... but it doesn't seem to be.  The link to root it takes me to 2012 information, which is for the 1st generation.  Any other thoughts/help/where to look?
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10/21/2013 02:02:14
Hi Kathleen,
As far as I know, the root toolkit for 2nd gen Kindle Fire HD is still on the way. We have to wait.
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11/2/2013 13:14:03
does this work on kindle fire HD i just finished rooting my kindle and I have downloaded all the apks i wondering if it will work on the newer kindle fire
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11/17/2013 13:17:22
it says google store stoped working and the launcher didnt install
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11/25/2013 06:13:36
salut, j'ai un soucis ma tablette est deja roote et le google, play store ne s'ouvre pas par contre vending apk fonctionne pouvez vous m'aider , merci beaucoup.
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12/13/2013 00:09:29
I did the steps and it wont let me turn on root explorer what's wrong
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01/4/2014 15:58:12
Hi,
trying to install google play
Have followed your guide, and have google play store showing on my kindle style apps.
I have tried installing adw launcher x, but all I get is 2 options:
"Package Installer" & "Verify & Install"
there is a check box to "set as the default app".
I have selected Package installer, and as default app.
There are now 2 screens, and all apps are showing, including "Play Store" (which is showing as a carrier bag).
However, when I click on this, it won't open, just flickers and comes back to a slightly different screen.
What am I doing wrong please?
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02/9/2014 16:49:58
ES file explorer says that root explorer doesn't work on my device. What do I do?
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03/28/2014 13:29:40
I have a lot of problems. For me these trick doesn't work.
tina80@tim44.it
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03/28/2014 13:34:40

Hi there is a tutorial for root the device?

Roberto
roberto79@n2school.com

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05/25/2014 02:42:01
I've followed all the steps and playstore is showing in my apps list. All good so far, but it won't let me log into my Google account "can't establish a reliable connection to the server".  Wifi is all good and tested with Silk all ok.  Have those sneaky people at Amazon introduced a new hurdle to prevent logging in maybe?
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05/25/2014 02:59:43
To log into Google you also need to download the LogIn Service Pack, I can't paste the link into this chat box but Google it and all will be good.
Everything working fantastic now (but next time i won't buy an Amazon product)
Thanks heaps Johnny
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06/9/2014 19:11:04
What is the reason
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06/21/2014 09:45:41
I have the HDX 8.9'. I opened Google Play & signed in to it but after i signed in, whenever i try to open Google Play it immediatly closes.
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07/13/2014 09:17:54
Intresting network I like it.
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10/1/2014 18:40:05
Does this work on the HDX?
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10/26/2014 17:21:29
It does install on HDX but keeps thinking my K is a phone and is trying to login that way.
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10/29/2014 09:47:24
google play store says force close and tried reinstalling again and again, anyone have solutions here? I followed the instructions to a T and still nothing
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11/9/2014 00:05:43
I have downloaded all of the apks and also installed each one the proper way on my first generation Kindle Fire Got everything working properly but when i open the Google Play it tells me that the connection is not working and to Retry it wont let me go further than this what have i done wrong? Please help desperately wanting to figure this out.
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11/17/2014 18:57:12
Maybe your ISP is stopping you from connecting Google?
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11/20/2014 08:46:55
Does this work on the newest update to the HDX?
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11/21/2014 19:20:29
I'm afraid not.
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