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[G-Apps][GUIDE] Google Apps on the Kindle Fire -Getting Around the Update 11/30-

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17th November 2011, 12:10 AM   |  #1  
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There was a silent update pushed by Amazon that breaks market.
Don't Panic!
Fixing it is a breeze if you've already done it once. Just re-follow these instructions to get your market back up and working. Once again, Props go to Bandage for writing these easy to understand and follow instructions.


Prerequisites

Root your Kindle Fire

Download the following apks
GoogleServicesFramework.apk
Vending.apk (Latest Version 3.3.11)
See HERE for .apk downloads (complete GApps zip file)

Root Explorer App (or similar that lets you change ro/rw permissions)

Side Loading Apps activated on Kindle Fire
On the Kindle Fire Settings screen, go to “Device” and turn On “Allow Installation of Application From Unknown Sources”

Instructions

1. Transfer the .apk files to your Kindle Fire via PC / Mac (remember where you put them)

2. Open Root Explorer App, and navigate to the transferred .apk files

3. Select the GoogleServiceFramework.apk and install

4. When complete, click "Done" and return to the file location for Vending.apk

5. Long-press Vending.apk and select the "Move" option on pop-up menu
Navigate to /system/app folder

6. Change mount option from RO to RW (read-only to read-write)
Paste Vending.apk into the /system/app folder

7. Long-press Vending.apk and select "Permissions" from pop-up menu
Change permissions to match all other apps in this folder (rw-r--r--)

8. Install Vending.apk

9. Reboot your Kindle Fire


Once reboot is complete, select Market App and log-in as usual.
Enjoy!

You will most likely notice some familiar apps missing from the market, as this device is lacking certain hardware specifications. However, once custom ROMs start appearing for the Kindle Fire, it is a safe bet it will no longer be the case.

Also, the Market App will not show up in the default Amazon Launcher.
You will need to install an alternate launcher (ie Go Launcher EX, ADW).
Find instructions HERE.
For another option than installing an alternate option, check out this work around also!


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17th November 2011, 12:36 AM   |  #2  
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still can't get the market to work... it's driving me crazy. followed all your steps to the T...

---------- Post added at 11:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:34 PM ----------

Also, youtube doesn't seem to have volume control. Unless i'm blind and just missing it.
17th November 2011, 12:47 AM   |  #3  
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still can't get the market to work... it's driving me crazy. followed all your steps to the T...

---------- Post added at 11:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:34 PM ----------

Also, youtube doesn't seem to have volume control. Unless i'm blind and just missing it.

Same Market doesn't work for me either. I followed the steps completley and Market just doesn't work.
17th November 2011, 12:48 AM   |  #4  
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Will market open at all? Or does it only crash when you try to download something?
17th November 2011, 12:51 AM   |  #5  
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when i used vending.apk from my sensation it would open but fc whenever i tried to dl anything. I used the file from your guide and it won't open. Is it possible I made some kind of error rooting? I see superuser and can use root explorer.
17th November 2011, 12:58 AM   |  #6  
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Market still force closes for me. Also reader and gmail are not the tablet versions
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Quote:
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Market still force closes for me. Also reader and gmail are not the tablet versions

I can't fathom why its working for me and not for you . . . it took me several tries. I jumped around to a few different market apps, training them, and restarting each time with the different ones. What finally worked was the version posted above, installed clean (by uninstalling the previous versions I'd tried) clearing data, trying to open it, and then restarting the fire.

I haven't tried those. Could you post the tablet versions?
17th November 2011, 01:17 AM   |  #8  
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Wow, awesome thread...I have everything working except the market...I can't seem to get it to work without force closing...

Anyone have a solution?

I even have the new google music up and running!
17th November 2011, 01:19 AM   |  #9  
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CKong, I doubt you rooted wrong. This might sound retarded, but try uninstalling the app and reinstalling it with the same app . . . when you do this right market will disappear from the kindle launcher, but its listed when you switch to go launcher
17th November 2011, 01:26 AM   |  #10  
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Trying now, so far no luck.
Keep getting force stop on launch.

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