These step-by-step instructions will take about 45 Minutes to 1 Hour. Do it when you are fresh not when you are tired since there is a lot to this upgrade.
All Applications were tested on the Kindle Fire HD 7" and are verified to work.
1. Competed How To: 7" Kindle Fire HD Root - Noob (Simple) Version http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2069117
Preferred Method (Automatic Installation):
ICS Google Apps Step 1: Download Kindle Fire First Aide: Windows 32-bit Version Or Windows 64-bit Version
ICS Google Apps Step 2: Extract KFFirstAide.zip to C:\KFFirstAide - please remove the 32 or 64 at the end of the folder created by Winzip or 7-Zip
ICS Google Apps Step 3: With your mouse, open the C:\KFFirstAide contents by double mouse clicking the C:\KFFirstAide folder
ICS Google Apps Step 4: Find the RunMe.bat file. Right Hand Mouse click on RunMe.bat, select 'Send to', select Desktop (Create Shortcut). Now press the Left Hand Mouse button to create the Shortcut named RunMe.bat.
ICS Google Apps Step 5: Find the RunMe Shortcut on your desktop, select it by left mouse click over the icon, then while on the icon choose Right Hand mouse click, select Properties.
ICS Google Apps Step 6: This will display the RunMe properties. Select the General Tab, change the top name to KF First Aide. Then click on the Shortcut tab, click on Advanced. Check 'Run as Administrator', click OK, then click Apply, then click OK. All windows should be closed.
ICS Google Apps Step 7: Double Mouse Click the new Icon named KF First Aide. You may be presented with a security window, just click Yes.
ICS Google Apps Step 8: Please click on the Windows Key plus Pause/Break, this will display the Windows System Properties. Next Click on the Advanced Tab and find "Environment Variables". Please click on Environment Variables and find the Path Statement. Carefully add at the end of the Path Statement:
ICS Google Apps Step 9: That is it! The software is ready. Next we get the Kindle ready to disable OTA.
ICS Google Apps Step 10: Please check the Kindle under More + > Security - make sure ADB is ON. Leave it disconnected from USB.
ICS Google Apps Step 11: Launch Kindle Fire First Aide, if the ADB Driver is not installed, use Option 12 to Install the ADB Driver
ICS Google Apps Step 12: Make sure the Kindle is turned ON, plugged into the Computer USB and ready. Select Option 23 to Disable Install Google Apps.
ICS Google Apps Step 13: That is it! Google Apps is now installed, you may close the software.
Alternative Method (Manual Method):
ICS Google Apps Step 1: Download ICS Google Applications to your desktop
ICS Google Apps Step 2: Extract google_apps.zip to your Desktop as google_apps
ICS Google Apps Step 3: Plug in the Kindle to USB, wait for the Kindle Internal Drive to mount
ICS Google Apps Step 4: Using Windows Explorer, move google_apps to /Kindle/Internal Drive/Download
ICS Google Apps Step 5: Using ES File Explorer or Root Explorer, copy ONLY 24 (NOT ALL 38) of the following apk's from /sdcard/google_apps to /system/app
Note: There are 38 apk's in the google_apps folder. Be careful, only copy the 25 noted below.
Move to /system/app/:
DO NOT Move to /system/app, just perform the install as noted below:
ICS Google Apps Step 6: Using ES File Explorer or Root Explorer, change permissions on all 24 above apk's in /system/app by Long Pressing each apk. Change each apk permission to: User: Read Write Group: Read Other: Read
ICS Google Apps Step 7: Using ES File Explorer or Root Explorer, click on Chrome.apk, Drive_184.108.40.206.apk and Earth_6.2.apk to install each apk. It is no loner necissary to install 1-25, you only need to perform an install on 26-28.
ICS Google Apps Step 8: Using ES File Explorer or Root Explorer, copy 10 of the following lib's from /sdcard/google_apps/lib to /system/lib:
ICS Google Apps Step 9: Using ES File Explorer or Root Explorer, change permissions on all 10 above lib's in /system/lib by Long Pressing each lib. Change each lib permission to: User: Read Write Group: Read Other: Read
ICS Google Apps Step 10: Reboot the Kindle. The Kindle will take about 2 minutes "wait your Kindle is Upgrading".
ICS Google Apps Step 11: Now go into Apps, you will see a new Icon named Search. Launch Search, then click on the little Microphone, speak clearly (I used the word Test).
ICS Google Apps Step 12: The Search application will next ask you which browser do you want to use to display the results (I use Dolphin). Then just like that, your new journey begins! Voice Search is supported in some (not all) of the Google Apps.
ICS Google Apps Step 13: Go to Apps. Open Google Earth, wait 60 Seconds. Close Google Earth. Now Open Google Earth again (this allows all the required services to start). You may now use the Search, type in "Space Needle" Click on Search. Wala, cool eh?
Note: This version of Google Earth does not support Voice Search. Soon to come...we will post immediately when we get the update.
ICS Google Apps Step 14: Go to Apps. Open YouTube HD. Sign into Google, if you are not already signed in.
ICS Google Apps Step 15: Go to Apps. Open to test Google Calendar, Chrome, Currents, Earth, Gallery, Gmail, Latitude, Local, Maps, Navigation, Photos, Search, Voice, YouTube HD and Talk
ICS Google Apps Step 16: Download the Google Chrome update here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/54456659/Ch....0.1025308.apk Save it to your desktop
ICS Google Apps Step 17: Plug the Kindle into USB. Using Windows Explorer, move Chrome_18.0.1025308.apk from your desktop to /Kindle/Internal Drive/Download/Chrome_18.0.1025308.apk
ICS Google Apps Step 18: Now go to your Kindle, using ES File Explorer or Root Explorer, navigate to /sdcard/download
ICS Google Apps Step 19: Next select the Chrome_18.0.1025308.apk file in /sdcard/Download and choose Install
ICS Google Apps Step 20: If there is a warning regarding replacing Chrome, select OK
ICS Google Apps Step 21: Press Install and allow the application to upgrade
ICS Google Apps Step 22: That is it, Chrome is now upgraded to Version 18.0.1025308
ICS Google Apps Step 23: Next Open up Google Play Store, Search for "AVC (Alice)", here is the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ice_lite&hl=en
ICS Google Apps Step 24: Choose to Install AVC (Alice), Google Play Store will then Download and Install AVC (Alice). This is a full blown Speech Recognition Software, it will even have a conversation with you!
ICS Google Apps Step 25: After you test the features we highly recommend that you upgrade to AVC (Alice) Pro, here is a link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oid.tools.aivc
ICS Google Apps Step 26: Finally, using Google Play Search for Alarm Clock Plus, here is the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mClockPlusDock
ICS Google Apps Step 27: Choose to install Alarm Clock Plus, Google Play Store will then Download and Install Alarm Clock Plus
ICS Google Apps Step 28: That is it! You may now use Voice to navigate Chrome as well as over 50 other TTS Functions.
Note: Since we installed the Bookmarks Sync Adapter, you may logon to Chrome and sync your desktop Bookmarks to the Kindle.
Next we will offer a How to: Backup and Restore the Kindle Fire HD Noob (Easy) Version