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[PORT] Amazon Kindle Fire "Silk" Browser

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the_duck

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Hello everyone! Sadly this is my last effort in this port, but before I do leave I'll leave you with a Windows installer. Check the OP for the download but read this post first.

!!!I suggest you have a way into fastboot/recovery before doing this!!!
Requirements: Just need the adb drivers
Steps:
1. Download and Plug Device In.
2. Open.
3. Click Install Silk Port.
3. Wait for at most 2 minutes. It's a long process and It might take a minute.
4. Your device will reboot and you will have Silk Installed.

Please PM me if you have any errors.

Note: This is a Beta. Just a few things will be added but it safe to use.

This installed perfectly on my Nook Color running Phiremod 7.1 (CM7.1).

Had problems with the first install with FCs on browser (before updated apk's were posted).

With updated version, wasn't able to install, but this windows version worked out perfectly.

Only problem I have now is that when I try to search from the address bar I just get sent to the Google Homepage (all searches start off looking good then suddenly redirect and send me to: www.google.com/webhp?hl=en-US)

When switching default search engine to Bing or Yahoo, everything works fine "(/search?q=" populates correctly).

I really want this to be my default browser, but this little bug is quite annoying. Even checked my hosts files, reinstalled multiple times and not sure why this is happening.
 

mabru2001

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This installed perfectly on my Nook Color running Phiremod 7.1 (CM7.1).

Had problems with the first install with FCs on browser (before updated apk's were posted).

With updated version, wasn't able to install, but this windows version worked out perfectly.

Only problem I have now is that when I try to search from the address bar I just get sent to the Google Homepage (all searches start off looking good then suddenly redirect and send me to: www.google.com/webhp?hl=en-US)

When switching default search engine to Bing or Yahoo, everything works fine "(/search?q=" populates correctly).

I really want this to be my default browser, but this little bug is quite annoying. Even checked my hosts files, reinstalled multiple times and not sure why this is happening.

I too have this search bug. On my CM7.1 A3.5 Touchpad
 

Philomorph

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Anyone tried this yet on an auto-nooted NC running 1.4.1? I'm skittish since my last failure with the manual version so I'm hoping someone braver than I tries it first.
 

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neilrl79

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I'm curious if silk in 6.2.2 has full screen capabillity then can we port over that version and have full screen as well? I tried just replacing the apk with the one from 6.2.2 but it just forced closed. Anyone else have any thoughts?
 

s0cc3rstud

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Silk directions

I tried to follow the directions, but they dont work for me, I am somewhat a noob and I think I am messing something up, I am looking for help. I have the Motorola Electrify (Photon 4G sister or brother) its rooted and I wonder if someone could help me over team viewer or google talk, my phone should work since someone was able to post it over to photon 4G, thank you for your time and help.
 

bennettg

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Thank you to the original poster for his/her efforts in porting.

I successfully installed the silk browser and amazon video app on my rooted kindle fire running cm7. however, i am unable to get silk in accelerated mode or to be able to watch videos in the video app, even though i am a prime member....it says my device is not configured properly. i also use ota rootkeeper, but it didnt make a difference whether my fire was in rooted or unrooted mode (even after reboots)

has anyone successfully gotten the silk port to work in accelerated mode or for the video app to allow prime members to view videos/tv shows?

if so, would you be kind enough to share how?

thanks in advance
 
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jBlizzy

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Nov 28, 2011
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worked on an Evo 3d.

sync would not install and prime videos don't work but that would have just been a bonus anyways.

The browser is great and gonna install it on my transformer next.
 

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    Update: I know this thread is super old but a Fellow member got us a working link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=846993&d=1325992799 Thanks lifegap .[/I]

    After many test I managed to get Silk to work on a different OS. This worked on CM7 for Kindle Fire. If you get any errors please post.

    Here is the link to the spreadsheet. Please check to see if your device is supported!


    Install Tutorial:
    1. Download the pack here.

    2. Use Root Explorer to copy the lib files to /system/lib set permissions the same as the others.

    3. Install all of the .apks like you would side load.

    4. Copy the com.amazon.cloud9-1.apk from /data/app to /system/app

    5. Reboot and enjoy

    Check out this post from theverge! Here!

    Edit (7/8/2012): Removed dead download links. All installer seems to be lost forever. If anyone still has the file please PM me. There is now no more spreedsheet editing. Most devices are listed so check it out.

    Edit (1/6/2012): Made and Uploaded Silk Installer. Please read the directions in a later post. This is my last post for this project but I will still support it if people have erorrs.

    Edit (1/4/2012): Updated SilkPort with puneet_champ's apk. Also Please stop screwing around with the spreadsheet.

    Edit (1/4/2012): Updated Silk Pack/Added new mirror. (Removed Account and Sync) and Cleaned the post.

    Edit (1/4/2012) As suggested by Cobracat03 you could try OTARootKeeper to use Amazon Prime Videos. If you can login to your amazon account through the Account and Sync settings post your method here or PM me if you can't post.
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    For those getting FCs on HP Touchpad!

    For those getting force closes on HP touchpad and other devices , try this out..

    The issue is that it is expecting a permission for the browser app (android.permission.PREVENT_POWER_KEY) which is not there.

    I added the permission in the cloud9 browser apk and repackaged it. It works on my HP Touchpad with XRON 2.8.

    Find the repackaged apk at:
    http://bit.ly/cloud9browser

    Install it like before and reboot.

    Hope it works :)
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    Probably never. Silk browser will be Amazon's. They don't like to share like Apple.

    When the hell does apple share?

    Sent from my SGH-T839 using XDA
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    "Copy the silk apk from /data/app to /system/app",, where do I get this apk, its not in the silkport..

    it's not actually called silk.apk, it's called com.amazon.cloud9-1.apk. move that one and you should be good to go.
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    What files are needed? I have SilkPort 1-4-2011 zip and I have SilkPortInstall.exe