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HD 10 (2017) google play store and other .APK installs after Nov 4th update.

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By mad_sunday, Senior Member on 6th November 2017, 11:56 AM
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Hi, there are plenty of youtube videos about installing google play services onto the 10" tablet (2017 version). After the November 4th update the install button is greyed out, and can't be "clicked". However, someone has found a trick to bypass it. This is not my idea, I used it and am passing it on.


You need to install some (1 per APK you need to install) small apps from the Amazon app store. Any apps will do, small is quicker, you're going to delete them anyway. After installing the Amazon apps start to install the first apk (Google services or whatever). When you get to the point where the install button is greyed out, tap "home" (middle round button). Now hold one of the amazon apps until the uninstall option appears, and uninstall it. Tap the right (square) button to show all running apps, and open the window of the APK install. The install button now works. Repeat as many times as are needed to get all your APK's installed. Hurry, I doubt this will work for long 

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6th November 2017, 01:42 PM |#3  
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Thank you, this worked for me.
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I KNEW I WASNT AN IDIOT!
Apparently Amazon recalled this update. It literally doesn't exist anymore...

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[QUOTE=TechNash;74432392]@mad_sunday
I KNEW I WASNT AN IDIOT![/QUOTE

Did I call you an idiot? Sorry buddy, you lost me
7th November 2017, 10:48 PM |#6  
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Hi there, I just got my HD 10 (2017) today and I found your thread while searching for the reason my Install button was greyed out. While I was reading your post, I may have discovered a slightly easier way to do this.
  1. Start installing your apk, and get to screen where Install is greyed out.
  2. Press the power button to put your device to sleep.
  3. Press the power button again, and unlock your device.
  4. The Install button should activate when your device unlocks, allowing you to install your apk.

I was able to install a number of apks without having to download anything from the Amazon Appstore. I hope this helps someone.
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8th November 2017, 01:27 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by imapiekindaguy

Hi there, I just got my HD 10 (2017) today and I found your thread while searching for the reason my Install button was greyed out. While I was reading your post, I may have discovered a slightly easier way to do this.

  1. Start installing your apk, and get to screen where Install is greyed out.
  2. Press the power button to put your device to sleep.
  3. Press the power button again, and unlock your device.
  4. The Install button should activate when your device unlocks, allowing you to install your apk.

I was able to install a number of apks without having to download anything from the Amazon Appstore. I hope this helps someone.

I just set up my new fire tablet and can confirm that this method works. Thanks!
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8th November 2017, 03:00 PM |#8  
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I'm planning to buy a Fire HD 10 on the Black Friday at $99 (to replace my aging Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4) but I really need to be able to have the Play Store on it, otherwise, no big use for me, even though I'm a Prime member. Hope these tricks you guys find to install apks keep on working, even when Amazon will update the OS...
8th November 2017, 09:28 PM |#9  
My Fire HD 10 (2017) auto-updated to 5.6.0.0 a few days ago. Is this the update being discussed? I couldn't find any info on what is new or changed in 5.6.0.0.
11th November 2017, 08:41 PM |#10  
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Great Work Around
It kicked and screamed a bit. I initially had to wait for the tablet to go to sleep on it's own, then unlocking before the install button became active, after that, the additional files install button worked with forcing sleep and unlocking. Buggy for sure, great workaround, thanks!! > HD8, 6th Gen 5.6.0.0
13th November 2017, 03:02 PM |#11  
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I found a much easier way

Start APK Install till the point where the Install button is greyed out ... click the square "key" to activate task view ... select the installer app ... button is no longer greyed out
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