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[ROOT][HOW TO] Install Google Play Store Noob (Simple) Version

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31st December 2012, 11:13 PM   |  #21  
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I had Play Store working before and I rooted my Kindle Fire HD 8.9".

What happened was my 4 year old niece tried using Kindle but she didn't know the pin so she just pressed and held some buttons. I think it was power button. After that Kindle took very long to start, asked me to login into Amazon again and all apps were gone. I think she factory reset it. The root stayed.

Does this method make it persistent or will I have to redo everything if it were to happen again? Maybe there could be something automated to get me back to where I am now with backing up and restoring or something.

Sn8kbordin,

This method does make it persistent since everything is placed in the /system/app folder. We are working on a simple How to: Backup and Restore the Kindle Noob (Simple) Version. Since it is involved, we need another 48 hours but look for it soon.
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Great work! I am going to try on my wife's hd, wish me luck.

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Great work! I am going to try on my wife's hd, wish me luck.

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gitlygit,

Hey, there you are again! I just posted another reply regarding your question to purchase one.

It is nice that your wife has one, this will allow you to get a better feel of the Kindle before you

buy one. The only one that is close in the same price range is the Nexus 7 but the sound is

much better on the Kindle, so if you are a movie user, you will be happier with the Kindle.

If you get stuck, we are here from 10am to 10pm PST GMT -8. If you find yourself

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focus is on the Kindle at the moment. Good Luck, I am sure you will do fine.
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Thumbs up Kindle Fire HD 8.9 successfully rooted and Googled!
You guys rock!! I have been trying unsuccessfully for three days to root my Kindle Fire HD with 8.9" display. For other novices like me here is the problem I was having with the driver:

The driver appeared to be installed fine. I could navigate to the SD card in the Kindle using explorer and the Kindle was listed in the device manager and listed with the appropriate driver. However, the Bin4ry v17 would not see the device (check using cmd prompt and navigating to "stuff\adb devices" it would not list the device. (I would also get a failure message every time I installed the driver from Amazon.) Using the cmd prompt (right click as an administrator to run cmd) I navigated to the driver installation file. DO NOT right click the driver file and run as administrator in Windows 7 explorer. This successfully installed the driver with no error message after installation of the Kindle driver. Follow the instructions in step A below. Carefully following the instructions in step B below to root the Kindle, I installed the driver a second time (in the same manner using cmd prompt) with the Kindle on and attached. Rebooted both. Now the Kindle was seen by Bin4ry software. I am using Windows 7 and did not any of the alternate drivers listed. The Amazon driver worked when installed in this manner.

Again for new guys like me to install the Amazon driver: 1) click windows start button, 2) in the "Search programs and files" box type "cmd" (don't hit enter or search), 3) the program "cmd.exe" should be listed at the top. Right click that and select "Run As Administrator"

I am so happy to have my Android apps again (used to have a Droid). So many of them that I use are not available in the Amazon store for the Kindle.

Although "Play Step 13 and 15" below did not specify moving those to the system\app folder and changing the permissions, I did it any way because the instruction for all the other files said to do that. I also did not do 'Play Step 16" to eliminate the Market requests. I'm not sure why I need to do that. Everything seems to work fine. If it's a problem I can always come back and do it.

Thanks again for putting this out there. I am VERY appreciative of the people that share their knowledge with the world.
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Thumbs up Root and Google Play for Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD Software Version 7.2.3
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You guys rock!! I have been trying unsuccessfully for three days to root my Kindle Fire HD with 8.9" display. For other novices like me here is the problem I was having with the driver:

The driver appeared to be installed fine. I could navigate to the SD card in the Kindle using explorer and the Kindle was listed in the device manager and listed with the appropriate driver. However, the Bin4ry v17 would not see the device (check using cmd prompt and navigating to "stuff\adb devices" it would not list the device. (I would also get a failure message every time I installed the driver from Amazon.) Using the cmd prompt (right click as an administrator to run cmd) I navigated to the driver installation file. DO NOT right click the driver file and run as administrator in Windows 7 explorer. This successfully installed the driver with no error message after installation of the Kindle driver. Follow the instructions in step A below. Carefully following the instructions in step B below to root the Kindle, I installed the driver a second time (in the same manner using cmd prompt) with the Kindle on and attached. Rebooted both. Now the Kindle was seen by Bin4ry software. I am using Windows 7 and did not any of the alternate drivers listed. The Amazon driver worked when installed in this manner.

Again for new guys like me to install the Amazon driver: 1) click windows start button, 2) in the "Search programs and files" box type "cmd" (don't hit enter or search), 3) the program "cmd.exe" should be listed at the top. Right click that and select "Run As Administrator"

I am so happy to have my Android apps again (used to have a Droid). So many of them that I use are not available in the Amazon store for the Kindle.

Although "Play Step 13 and 15" below did not specify moving those to the system\app folder and changing the permissions, I did it any way because the instruction for all the other files said to do that. I also did not do 'Play Step 16" to eliminate the Market requests. I'm not sure why I need to do that. Everything seems to work fine. If it's a problem I can always come back and do it.

Thanks again for putting this out there. I am VERY appreciative of the people that share their knowledge with the world.

alecjacobryan,

Thank you again for the kind comments.

Play Store Step 13 and 15 is Installing the Google Play Store Upgrades, normally an install is sufficient. It is only

necessary to move Vending.apk, then steps 13 and 15 upgrades the Vending.apk to the latest Google Play Store

Version 3.10.10 - if you are seeing 3.10.10 under Stetting, then what you did is OK, there should not be any

anomalies.
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Prompt Google Play Store "Suddely Stops" or Amazon Store still Default
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There are a number of applications that automate the install of Google Play Store. We are finding a large

number of customers complaining that the Amazon Store remains the default store no matter what they do.

This is due to a old version of Google Play Store. Please go to our above response, there are instructions on

How to: Upgrade the Google Play Store. Also, if you open Google Play Store and it "Suddenly Stops" - this

is, in large part, the cause of a corrupt Vending.apk - go back to the beginning of this thread and follow the

How to: Install Google Play Store. Any other issues can be posted here, we usually respond in 1 to 3 hours.

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As I posted in the first thread (dealing with root), I'm having issues with finding "system" directory, and because of this, I cannot move the .apk files in step three. Did something not extract correctly in the rooting process?

EDIT: I found it, but I'm having issues, as it's saying I cannot move the .apk files. :/
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As I posted in the first thread (dealing with root), I'm having issues with finding "system" directory, and because of this, I cannot move the .apk files in step three. Did something not extract correctly in the rooting process?

tipperbeanfad,

I am sorry if we missed your request. If we do not respond in 1 hour, send us a PM.

When you installed ES File Explorer, did you go into "Root Settings" and check

all the options? Did you get a Superuser Pop up asking to "Allow" Root Access?

If you are using Root Explorer, did you press on the "Mount RW" on the upper

Right side of the application? How to navigate, to this point when using ES

File Explorer, is to notice at the top of ES File Explorer, do you see /sdcard/?

If yes, press Up once, you should now see "local /" at the top. Now click on

the system folder, you should now see "local /system/". Now click on

the apps folder, you should now see "local /system/apps". Did this help?

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Super-Easy! Another excellent tutorial!
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Super-Easy! Another excellent tutorial!

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Thank you for the feedback and the kind words. We are grateful that we can

help you in making the Kindle Fire a better tablet. Take care.

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