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By Gilly10, Senior Member on 22nd January 2013, 11:06 AM
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As some will have noticed the latest version of Gmail 4.2.1 & 4.1.2 doesn't exactly play nice with the Kindle Fire HD, if you have notifications on & you get a e-mail the whole top bar will disappear for a short while, so to prevent that from happening you have to turn off notifications on Gmail which isn't very productive.

Anyway I tried the version before those and found 4.0.5 works perfectly fine, notifications & all, sure you don't have some of the fancy new features of the latest build but it does work very well as a e-mail app, currently using it now no issues.

You can get it from here - http://www.androiddrawer.com/1412/do...4-0-5-app-apk/
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22nd January 2013, 06:45 PM |#2  
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As some will have noticed the latest version of Gmail 4.2.1 & 4.1.2 doesn't exactly play nice with the Kindle Fire HD, if you have notifications on & you get a e-mail the whole top bar will disappear for a short while, so to prevent that from happening you have to turn off notifications on Gmail which isn't very productive.

Anyway I tried the version before those and found 4.0.5 works perfectly fine, notifications & all, sure you don't have some of the fancy new features of the latest build but it does work very well as a e-mail app, currently using it now no issues.

You can get it from here - http://www.androiddrawer.com/1412/do...4-0-5-app-apk/

I've been using 4.2.1 For quite some time without issue. Notifications even work for me... maybe I'm one of the lucky ones

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22nd January 2013, 07:28 PM |#3  
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I've been using 4.2.1 For quite some time without issue. Notifications even work for me... maybe I'm one of the lucky ones

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What KFHD software version are you on?

Everytime I've tested it (4.2.1) the same thing happens with the notifications, it's a strange issue.

I'm on the latest 7.2.3 (Rooted).
5th February 2013, 03:59 AM |#4  
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Appellant work for me. I installed this on my Kindle, and it launches, then closes immediately. I don't have it rooted so is that part of the problem?

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5th February 2013, 10:18 AM |#5  
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You'll need GoogleLoginService & GoogleServicesFramework for it to function properly, can be a bit buggy without root especially when trying to get syncing to work but I've used Gmail OK before rooting.
6th February 2013, 03:37 AM |#6  
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I'm guessing that I would need to root the Kindle to install those. (I'm really new with this, so sorry if this is a stupid question.)

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6th February 2013, 06:57 PM |#7  
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I'm guessing that I would need to root the Kindle to install those. (I'm really new with this, so sorry if this is a stupid question.)

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No, Gmail & the other two GoogleLoginService & GoogleServicesFramework can be installed without root & work to a certain degree, it's only the syncing that can be problematic as for it to work flawlessly it needs the AccountAndSyncSettings.apk to be in system/app folder which does require root but if you just wanna check your e-mail occasionally you can install the 3 apks in bold listed above.

You can get a working Gmail APK from here - http://www.androiddrawer.com/1412/do...4-0-5-app-apk/

Get the other two APKs from here (Link at the bottom of 1st post) & install those first - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2069329
6th February 2013, 07:58 PM |#8  
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Thanks, I'll try them out and post the results.

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OK, I installed the apks you could install without root. They installed fine and I could enter in the info needed to sync. As I was doing this though, I got messages popping up that were saying (insert app name here) has stopped. Gmail started to launch, but then it quit with a Gamit has stopped. Any ideas? (In the mean time, i will uninstall both incase it causes more problems.)

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Thanks, I'll try them out and post the results.

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---------- Post added at 02:58 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:43 PM ----------

OK, I installed the apks you could install without root. They installed fine and I could enter in the info needed to sync. As I was doing this though, I got messages popping up that were saying (insert app name here) has stopped. Gmail started to launch, but then it quit with a Gamit has stopped. Any ideas? (In the mean time, i will uninstall both incase it causes more problems.)

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It's a while since I had them installed whilst unrooted but they did work, I had other Google apps as well such as YouTube & Drive, Gmail isn't the most stable unrooted, like I said it has trouble with sync, anyway try installing the just the 2 Services APKs, reboot then install Gmail & see what happens then if you want.
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The same thing happened like before I installed the 2 Google framework packages. Doesn't even launch.

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6th February 2013, 09:42 PM |#11  
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The same thing happened like before I installed the 2 Google framework packages. Doesn't even launch.

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Hmm... Dunno what's happening then, have you looked at this? - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1895040

That's what I followed when I first got my KFHD & got many of the Google Apps running.
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