Published on November 19th, 2011 | by justin
Assuming that your Kindle Fire has already been ROOTED using our easy tutorial. We can now begin with side loading the Android Marketplace on your Kindle Device. Yes your Kindle Fire needs to be rooted in order to install the marketplace. You need Root Access/Superuser permissions so you can copy the Vending.APK from your data/app directory into your /system/app. Yes I know it will install normally right off of your sd-card but you will receive a force close error every time you try to download an application from the market. If your device is not rooted yet, click here.
- Root Access on your Kindle First (Read More Information)
- Market.zip – Consists of GoogleFeedback.apk, Vending.apk & GoogleServicesFramework.apk (Download via Droidpirate.com)
- ES File Manager – Can be downloaded directly from the Amazon AppStore
Step 1. Connect your Kindle Fire via USB to your Computer
Step 3. Unzip the “Market.zip” file that you downloaded from above to your computer, transfer the (3) .APK files to the root of your sd-card.
Step 4. Open up ES File Manager application on your Kindle.
Now we need to change your settings in ES File Manager, so the application knows you have Root Access. Follow the screenshots and steps below to do so.
Step 5. Once all (3) files have been copied successfully to your “/system/app” directory you can now Shut Down your device.
Step 6. Power on your Kindle, once it has been fully booted up, open your app drawer and launch the Android Marketplace. Like shown below.
Step 7. You have successfully installed the Android Marketplace, you can now download applications right to your Kindle without any problems. Lots of users have been getting a Force Close error when downloading applications, this is because they did not install their Android Marketplace (vending.apk) into their “/system/app” directory.
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