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Fire Phone - How to Install Google Play Store without root

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inwisso

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Sep 8, 2010
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Amazon Fire Phone with Fire OS are neat and even more awesome with Google Play so you can install your favorite apps & games.:D

Updated: New method (10/10/2015)
Here is the new video, Enjoy ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgeXdR92Sx0

Links:
Download Google Apps:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?res...4&authkey=!AIVXLFXAOWDeM0Q&ithint=folder,.apk
or
http://dwl.gadgetsxray.com



Old Method:
Here is the how to video, Enjoy ;)
http://youtu.be/TGYU1KRCGAI

Download Google Apps:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?res...4&authkey=!AIVXLFXAOWDeM0Q&ithint=folder,.apk

Links:
ES File Explorer
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop

APK Downloader
http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/

Note:
- It look like this method is working best with the Fire Phone running software version Fire OS 3.6.8
 
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lvlorpheus

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Dec 17, 2010
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turn off 2 part verification

I had to turn off 2 part verification to be able to login to google play. I have new unlocked 32 gb fire phone running fireos 3.6.8. Once i turned off 2 part verification, login , and turned 2 part verification back on all seem well. Thanks to original poster.
 
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cushcalc

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Amazon Fire Phone with Fire OS are neat and even more awesome with Google Play so you can install your favorite apps & games.:D

Here is the how to video, Enjoy ;)
http://youtu.be/TGYU1KRCGAI

Thanks for this. One step can be simplified by using ES File Explorer instead of Silk to actually download the 4 apk's - then they are in ES File Explorer in proper form already. Then just install them in the order shown, and Bob's your uncle.
 

LastActionHero

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Mar 9, 2005
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I did that several times in exact that order but it is still not working. google play service is closed on reboot of the phone...
i also tried to install step by step and reboot after each apk, same problem.
Fire OS 3.6.6, locked to t-mobile, no root

if i install them in a row and open play store it says Gooogle-Service-Framework closed while trying to register my phone / log into my google account
this message is displayed 2 times, then i can put my account data an try to login, then "Process com.google.process.gapps was closed" 2 times
and then google playstore shows "no connection - try again" and this is where is gets stuck
reboot the phone: "Google Play-Service was closed"
 
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lu1gj3s

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Jan 16, 2012
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I did that several times in exact that order but it is still not working. google play service is closed on reboot of the phone...
i also tried to install step by step and reboot after each apk, same problem.
Fire OS 3.6.6, locked to t-mobile, no root

if i install them in a row and open play store it says Gooogle-Service-Framework closed while trying to register my phone / log into my google account
this message is displayed 2 times, then i can put my account data an try to login, then "Process com.google.process.gapps was closed" 2 times
and then google playstore shows "no connection - try again" and this is where is gets stuck
reboot the phone: "Google Play-Service was closed"

Same issue here. Can't get it to run

Sent from my SD4930UR using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
 

Xyth

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Sep 20, 2012
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The versions of Play services and Play store listed here are much newer than the ones (that I loaded successfully,) that are referenced on the original posts on this subject. You might want to try using the older versions and let them update.
 

natter_deluxe

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Feb 5, 2014
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Coming from 3.6.6 I could not get it run. After downgrading to 3.5 it didn't work as well. However, moving alls GApps to system apps, it finally worked!

From that experience, I am pretty sure that GApps without root may probably work on 3.6.8 phones, but not on the netlock 3.6.6 phones.
 

inwisso

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Sep 8, 2010
98
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I did that several times in exact that order but it is still not working. google play service is closed on reboot of the phone...
i also tried to install step by step and reboot after each apk, same problem.
Fire OS 3.6.6, locked to t-mobile, no root

if i install them in a row and open play store it says Gooogle-Service-Framework closed while trying to register my phone / log into my google account
this message is displayed 2 times, then i can put my account data an try to login, then "Process com.google.process.gapps was closed" 2 times
and then google playstore shows "no connection - try again" and this is where is gets stuck
reboot the phone: "Google Play-Service was closed"

My phone was running Fire OS 3.6.8 Unlocked from amazon, you can try this method after upgrading to 3.6.8 it should work
 

pvnick

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Dec 26, 2014
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Well, you've done it. With this technique, the unlocked (that's the only one I tested this on and can verify it works flawlessly) Amazon fire phone is now the best deal in smartphones. Being able to run Google play services completely overcomes all the complaints everybody had with the fire phone, and at $230 with a 13 MP camera it's a fantastic deal, especially now that you can go download a better HD camera app from the play store. I would recommend doing this while you can, because no way in hell are Amazon / Google executives going to let this slide for too long.

Btw, follow the instructions exactly, then restart the phone for everything to work.
 
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iskalatur

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Feb 2, 2011
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My phone got the 3.6.6 firmware. After I install the Google Apps, it will not connect to the store.
I do all the things in the first post, but it will not connect. Any solution for my problem?
 

TheBoiledDogs

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Dec 28, 2014
29
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Thanks for the guide. I was able to successfully install the play store on an unlocked 3.6.8 fire phone and now I can download apps off it. Unfortunately, I can't find a launcher that will change the black background into something else. Do you know of one that does?
 

ged92781

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Mar 8, 2007
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I was able to use this method to install the Play Store on my Fire phone running OS 3.6.8. I installed Google Now launcher, but have noticed that the battery drains much more quickly whenever I have other launchers installed. For one thing, even if you switch to another launcher, the Quick Switch menu (double-press on the home key) brings up the Fire Home Launcher as part of switching between apps and it seems like you have 2 launchers running at once which may explain the drain in part. Has anyone else noticed this?
 

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