Appendix B: Notes For Kindle Fire Owners
USB Debugging, Screenshots, & Rooting
Amazon doesn't include drivers that support the native Android Debug Bridge for Android's SDK, which means you need to perform a manual modification for Windows to recognize the tablet (a necessary step if you want to take screen shots on it).
- Turn on "Allow Installation of Applications From Unknown Sources" in Kindle Fire
- In Windows, put following device descriptions into the [Google.NTx86] and [Google.NTamd64] sections of extras\google\usb_driverandroid_winusb.inf:
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01
- Add 0x1949 into the .android/adb_usb.ini file in the Home directory by using following command from the shell prompt.
echo 0x1949 >> %HOMEPATH%.androidadb_usb.ini
In OS X:
echo "0x1949" >> $HOME/.android/adb_usb.ini
- In Windows: Restart. Plug in the tablet, and when driver installation fails, select "Have Disk" under "Device Manager." Select the driver named "Composite ADB Interface."
Disable Cloud Acceleration for Amazon Silk
- Open up the Web browser on Kindle Fire.
- Click on menu button and go to settings.
- Scroll down and uncheck "Accelerate page loading"
The Kindle Fire will only charge when you plug it into a computer's USB port if it's mounted as a storage device. The tablet will not charge if you are using it.
Install Android Marketplace (Warning: Requires Rooting):Link
Generate APK using Secondary Android Device: Link
APK Download from Our Lab:
- Adobe Flash 11.1 - Download
- Astro 2.1.8 - Download
- Firefox 2.0 - Download
- Meridian 2.1.5 - Download
- mVideoPlayer 2.9.1 - Download
- Skype 2.5 - Download
You must first enable "Allow Installation of Applications From Unknown Sources" to install these APKs. Install Easy Installer from the Amazon Appstore or follow the Backup menu options from Astro for easier app management.
Ummm.... what? :heink: This is a Kindle Fire review.....
Ever heard of bots? There're tons of those on Tom's nowadays.
GoldengooseJust give him the 6990, the poor fellow just wants to play BF3.
A GPU of a 560 Ti level maxes it out @ 1080p, no need for a 6990.
Back to topic...
ROFL, and who needs a tablet without all that? That's right, Amazon fanboys. That company is an utter POS that is not unlike Apple, designing underpowered useless products and delivering them as "innovative". The only "innovative" thing here is a complete dependency on the company's online services... oops, nevermind, Apple did it first :kaola:
And do not say "ya, but you can root it!!!". That's nice, people can jailbreak their iPads. You cannot include rooting and jailbreaking when you talk about something being open
The Fire doesn't have either of those things. Not going to work. You should check out the specs of the Fire first.