Install Google Play Store On Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-inch
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is one of the most popular Android tablets along with the Kindle Fire and the Google Nexus 7. Although it was released on the market recently, developers have already found a way to root this tablet, and for what you’re going to attempt thanks to this guide, you’ve going to need to root your Kindle Fire HD.
Despite the fact that the Kindle Fire HD is an Android tablet, users can only download apps from the Amazon Appstore. This can be finally changed as the devs have found a way to allows users to install applications from the Google Play Store by installing Android’s marketplace on the Kindle Fire HD.
Like said, first of all you’re going to be required to root the Amazon Kindle Fire HD using this guide that is based on the Qemu Automated Root Tool. After that, you will need top backup the data on your tablet using another guide that we have prepared for you, and which can be found here.
Now that you’re all set, it’s time to get started so please follow the steps below carefully. One more thing: this procedure will only work with he 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Any other device will most likely break if you attempt to install the Google Play Store on it using this guide.
How To Install Google Play Store On Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-inch
1. On your tablet, download and install the ES File Explorer from here. If the link doesn’t work, then search for the ES File Explorer app at the Amazon Appstore.
2. On your computer, download the Google Services Framework APK file from here.
3. On your computer, download the Vending APK file from here.
4. Also on your PC, download the Google Play Store APK file from here.
5. Now, copy the above three files on the microSD card on your 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
6. Leave your PC aside, and go to your tablet in order to launch the ES File Explorer application.
7. Navigate to Settings -> Root settings -> Root explorer. Here, you need to enable Root explorer, and then confirm that you want to enable it.
8. When a pop-up dialog shows up, select Allow. This will give ES File Explorer the ability to have root access on your tablet.
9. Now, you also have to enable a couple of more settings called Up to root, and Mount file system. Enable these two options under the Settings tab, confirm the action, and then get back to the ES File Explorer app.
10. In ES File Explorer, navigate to the folder where you copied the three files at Step 5 of this guide.
11. Select the Google Services Framework APK file in order to install this app on your Kindle Fire HD. Confirm the setup, and get to the next step.
12. Now, long-press the Vending APK file in order to select Copy. You need to select copy as you need to move this file to another location.
13. After you have selected Copy on the Vending APK file, press UP so that you get to a folder where you can see two folders called acct, and cache.
14. In this folder, you will also find a folder called /settings/app. Navigate to this folder, and then select Paste in order to paste the Vending APK file in this folder.
15. Now, you need to long-press the Vending APK file once again, but select Properties, and then Change.
16. You will need to change file permissions as it follows: for User -> Read, Write; for Group -> Read; for Other -> Read.
17. Save the settings, and then select the Vending APK file in order to install. After tapping on it, let it install on your tablet by confirming the action.
18. Quit the ES File Explorer application.
19. You will notice an app called Android Market on the Kindle Fire HD. Open it.
20. Configure your Google account. You can enter your regular Google account or create a new one.
21. After you’ve completed the Google setup, quit the Android Market app.
22. Open the ES File Explorer application once again.
23. Here, navigate to the folder where you copied those three APK files at Step 5.
23. You need to install the Google Play Store APK file so tap on it in order to do so. Confirm the installation, and wait for the Android Market to be upgraded to Google Play Store.
24. Quit ES File Explorer, and enjoy the apps that you can now download at the Google Play Store.
I hope this guide has been easy to follow, but let us know if it worked for you or if I can improve it.