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Originally Posted by leochrispadilla
I just bought a second gen Kindle Fire HD 7 off craigslist. When I tried to get ES file explorer from the amazon store I was not able to register the Kindle. I contacted amazon and they said the Kindle is deactivated because it was reported lost or stolen. My original plan was to run Android OS and use the Google store. Can I still do this without accessing the amazon store first? I was able to find the ES.apk file online but am not able to install it. The kindle is rooted running 7.4.8. I've seen some stuff regarding using a fastboot cable. Will that solve my problem or do I have any options left?
Thank you for your time,
the good news is that is a first gen kindle fire hd, not the 2013 model so you can indeed flash android on it and use it as a android tablet. I'm not too sure of the forum policy about helping a people with a device that is known to be lost/stolen, but i can tell you this, root it and install the google play store and you should be able to complete doing what you are trying to do. I think kindle fire first aid will be your friend for what i have advised. Fastboot can be accessed without a cable but it's advised to have on incase you ever brick, because in that scenario you will need a cable to get into fastboot mode.
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