Rooting the Kindle Fire

After a couple of days with my Kindle Fire, I decided to start playing with sideloading apps, and eventually ran into the limitation of not having the Android Market available on the Fire. I was mainly interested in having the dedicated Google apps (Mail, Maps, Docs, Google+). So I started reading, and found a handful of good tutorials:

Google Apps on the Kindle Fire:
Review Horizon:
How to Root the Kindle Fire in One Click:

And a piece of software that makes part of the process easier, Root Explorer:

It’s a little tricky at times, I had to reinstall the Android SDK a couple of times to get the right pieces in place. But moving through the steps slowly got me to the point where I have a working Kindle Fire with the Android Market installed. I followed the instructions pretty much to the letter, although I did root before the Market installation and then unroot afterwards using SuperOneClick. After unrooting, it’s just like before…but better. Everything seems to work. #patrec

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4 replies on “Rooting the Kindle Fire”

Thanks a million for the links, especially Root Explorer!! I found this post in a Google search. I had successfully rooted but couldn't get the Market to work because the version of Root Explorer I had wouldn't change permission properly. After downloading the one from your link I got it up and running! Now my Kindle Fire rocks!!!!

Right on! The Android Market actually told me there was updates available for some apss that I had sideloaded by backing up the apks from my phone plus I was actually able to get my Google calendar to work and sync also now that I was able to change permissions! I love the Kindle Fire but it just wasn't complete without the Gapps!!

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