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[Q] How do I turn my Kindle Fire into a locked-out single purpose video player?

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14th February 2015, 11:17 PM   |  #1  
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I'm researching whether I can root/convert a Kindle Fire HD7 into a single-use video player. I'm planning to ship the player to a client as part of a promotion my company is doing.

Here's what I'm hoping for:

The client opens up the box and sees the Kindle Fire.
The client turns the Kindle Fire on and the screen displays instructions to put the headphones on and then press play.
The client puts on the supplied headphones and presses play. The video plays.
The video finishes playing and returns to the previous screen.

I don't want apps, menus, settings, or anything else available. I just want it to do this one thing and do it perfectly without a hitch. The only thing that the client should be able to do is:

A. Turn the Kindle on.
B. Adjust the volume.
C. Watch the video as many times as they wish.
D. Turn the Kindle off.

This might be a long shot, and I've never rooted a device or worked with Android developers, but my cursory research has led me to this forum and I'd be eager to hear your input. I have a hunch that a rooted Kindle can achieve this.

If this would work better or be easier to achieve with another tablet (perhaps an older one) I would gladly entertain that possibility. My boss bought the Kindle Fire HD7 for this purpose so I'd like to at least give this a shot before throwing in the towel.

Your help is greatly appreciated!
16th February 2015, 12:46 AM   |  #2  
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I'm willing to bet you can accomplish this with a launcher.

You need to find a launcher you can
1: hide apps on
2: lock settings with password

Then I would simply hide all apps except your video app and lock the launcher

My initial thoughts are a child safe launcher those are very very customizable and usually lock out everything and are password protected.

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