How to Install Google Play on the Kindle Fire
Amazon has built an impressive collection of tablets and e-book readers that offer a great user experience and impressive hardware specs at a pretty modest rate. The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet offers great value to its customers by providing sleek functionality where it counts the most. But, unfortunately the one big issue with these tablets is Amazon’s insistence that users purchase movies, music and apps through the official Amazon store while barring access to the Google Play store even though these tablets run on the Android OS. This would have been acceptable if the Amazon store could fulfill all of our needs but sadly, it is seriously lacking in the app department making us wish that we had the Google Play store instead.
If you are of the same opinion then we have the solution for you! We will show you how you can install Google Play Store on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. It may require a bit of hard work but the end result will be worth it.
For this method to work you must have rooted your device first – How to Root your Kindle Fire
Follow the steps below to install Google Play.
1: Download the ES File Explorer app from the Amazon app store. This app enables you to easily transfer files and launch applications.
2: Download the Google Play Files
3: Extract the compressed files from the package and put them in a separate folder. There will be three files in the package.
4: Open ES File Explorer and go to the ‘Settings’ menu, from there select ‘Root Settings’ and check ‘Root Explorer’ while also allowing ‘Super User’, ‘Up to Root’ and ‘Mount File System’.
5: Now return to the folder where you extracted the compressed files and install ‘GoogleServicesFramework.apk’ from the bunch. Once the installation is complete, reboot your kindle.
6: Once the device is powered back on, go back to the folder once again and cut the ‘vending.apk’ file from there and then paste it in the system/app folder.
7: Long press on the ‘vending.apk’ to bring up a menu from where you should select ‘Properties’ and subsequently ‘Change Permissions’. In that submenu, make sure that ‘read, write’ options are checked for User and just ‘read’ checked for Group and Other.
8: Now go back, and tap on ‘vending.apk’ to replace and install it.
9: Go to Home> Apps and then select the ‘Market’ icon to launch it. Sign it to Google (this is necessary as the process will not work without this step).
10: Once you are signed in, go back to the folder where you extracted the compressed file and there find the file ‘gplay.apk’ and tap to install it.
11: And you are done! Reboot the Kindle Fire once just to be on the safe side.