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9th April 2014, 02:11 AM   |  #1  
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Hi guys. My HDX 7 is still running 13.3.2.1, should I update or stay at current firmware hoping for some root method? I just want YouTube, Google Play and a normal launcher. I don't really care about Amazon services.

Thanks in advance!

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9th April 2014, 03:52 PM   |  #2  
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It is possible to make the HDX more "Android-like" without rooting it. Because root seems distant I've spent some time working on and have shared on my blog how to pull it off:

Make Your Amazon Kindle Fire HDX More Android-Like without Root

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Also, an app called SuperTube works pretty well for watching YouTube on HDX.
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9th April 2014, 08:34 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by kalte

Hi guys. My HDX 7 is still running 13.3.2.1, should I update or stay at current firmware hoping for some root method? I just want YouTube, Google Play and a normal launcher. I don't really care about Amazon services.

Thanks in advance!

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If you want the real YouTube app and you have another android device like a phone or something just use esfile explorer add a drop box account and copy the YouTube apk out of your data/app folder, then install esfile explorer on your kindle add drop box go to were you saved the apk and install it, like cevyn says you can actually get pretty far without root
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