Android Market on Kindle Fire
Itching for a broader expanse of app selection on your rooted Kindle Fire? It is possible to install the Android Market, furthering your journey on the path of turning the Fire into a full fledged Android Tablet. Follow the tutorial.
Warning: NOT for the faint of heart.
As with any modification to system files, there is a chance you could cause damage to your device. Use at your own risk.
Root your Kindle Fire
Download the following apks
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”
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.
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!
And myself of course.
**Keep in mind, I'm NOT trying to step on toes in posting this guide...just creating a place for users to go and not have to sift through endless posts.**