Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,734,299 Members 47,675 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Should I update?

Tip us?
 
kalte
Old
#1  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 13
Posts: 51
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Santiago
Default Should I update?

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!

Sent from my KFTHWI using xda app-developers app
 
Cevyn
Old
(Last edited by Cevyn; 9th April 2014 at 03:49 PM.)
#2  
Cevyn's Avatar
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 7
Posts: 21
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hagerstown, MD
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

---------- Post added at 10:52 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:46 AM ----------

Also, an app called SuperTube works pretty well for watching YouTube on HDX.
I build computers. And I play with 20 kilovolts and launch things with a 24KJ induction launcher. And these hobbies don't go together!!
The funny thing about clouds is that everyone can view them and they eventually disappear.
The Following User Says Thank You to Cevyn For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
mech_supernova
Old
#3  
mech_supernova's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 14
Posts: 174
Join Date: Jan 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalte View Post
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!

Sent from my KFTHWI using xda app-developers app
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
AT&T HTC One
Rom: ViperONE 4.3.0

Retired: iPhone 5
Retires: iPhone 4
Retired: AT&T Tilt 2
Retired: AT&T Tilt
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes