Thursday, May 19, 2022

How to Install the Google Play Store on an Amazon Fire Tablet?

Amazon Fire Tablets restricts its users to only the Amazon Appstore, despite, it running on Fire OS, a custom version of Android. This means, that you still have the ability to install the Play Store to gain access to millions of Android apps as well as games. Also includes Google apps like Gmail, Chrome, Google Maps, among many more.

What’s the best part about installing the Play Store you ask; it is that to do so on your Fire Tablet you don’t require any in-depth “hacking” like rooting or running scripts from a PC. All that requires is downloading along with installing a few APK files from the tablet itself. After you do so, you will be up and running with the Play Store just like in any regular Android phone or tablet! Let’s begin.

Note – It is advised to remove the microSD card if you have one inserted in the tablet. If you don’t do so, it is possible that you could lose the data during the Play Store installation process. Don’t worry, you can insert it back after the process is done.

How to Install the Google Play Store on an Amazon Fire Tablet?
How to Install the Google Play Store on an Amazon Fire Tablet?

Google Play Store Files How to Download it?

Before we start the process, make sure your Fire Tablet is from 2014 or later. This process might not work with the old Kindle Fire tablets because you have to enable “Apps from Unknown Sources.”

First, open the “Settings” app from the “Home” tab on your home screen.

Then navigate to “Security & Privacy.”

Tap on “Apps from Unknown Sources.”

Locate “Silk Browser,” then toggle the switch named “Allow from This Source” to ON. This is required as it will allow you to install an app from outside of the Amazon app store. (This can’t be done for Fire Tablet older than 2014.)

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After that is done, we can begin downloading the Play Store files. There are four APK files that are needed to get the Play Store up and running, and they’re specific to your Fire Tablet.

To find out which Amazon Fire Tablet model you are using, navigate to Settings > Device Options > About Fire Tablet. Here, you will be able to find the “Device Model” name. To know the Fire OS version of your tablet, navigate to Settings > Device Options > System Updates.

Now that you know your device model in mind, we can download the appropriate files below. All you need to do is simply copy and paste the links from the tables below into the Silk Browser on your Amazon Fire tablet. This step is just for downloading the files at this point, you don’t need to open them yet.

The Google Account Manager

Fire HD 10 (9th Gen, 11th Gen) 
Fire 7 (9th Gen)Google Account Manager v7.1.2
Fire HD 8 (8th, 10th Gen) 
Fire HD 10 (7th Gen and older) 
Fire HD 8 (7th Gen and older)     
Fire 7 (7th Gen and older)             Google Account Manager v5.1
Fire HD 6                
Fire HDX 8.9 

The Google Services Framework

Fire HD 10 (9th Gen, 11th Gen)  
Fire HD 8 (10th Gen)     Google Services Framework v9-4832352
Fire 7 (9th Gen) on Fire OS 7        
Fire HD 8 (8th Gen) on Fire OS 7 
Fire 7 (9th Gen) on Fire OS 6Google Services Framework v7.1.2
Fire HD 8 (8th Gen) on Fire OS 6 
Fire HD 10 (7th Gen and older)  Google Services Framework v5.1
Fire HD 8 (7th Gen and older)     
Fire 7 (7th Gen and older)            
Fire HD 6              
Fire HDX 8.9 

The Google Play Services

Fire HD 10 (9th Gen, 11th Gen)Google Play Services (64-bit ARM, nodpi, Android 9.0+)
Fire HD 8 (10th Gen) 
Fire 7 (9th Gen)Google Play Services (32-bit ARM, nodpi, Android 6.0+)
Fire HD 8 (8th Gen)        Google Play Services (64-bit ARM, nodpi, Android 6.0+)
Fire HD 10 (7th Gen and older)Google Play Services (32-bit ARM, nodpi, Android 5.0+)
Fire HD 8 (7th Gen and older)     
Fire 7 (7th Gen and older) 
Fire HD 6 
Fire HDX 8.9 

The Google Play Store

All ModelsGoogle Play Store (universal, nodpi)

Google Play Store How to Install it?

After you have all the downloaded APK files on your Amazon Fire Tablet, we can begin the process of installing them one by one. First, open the “Files” app from your home screen.

Click on “Downloads” from the side menu, then switch to the list view for the files. You should be able to see the four files that were just downloaded.

It is important to install these APKs in the specified order. For each APK, you have to follow this process: Tap on the file > tap on “Continue” > tap on the “Install” button. After it installs, tap on “Done.” Wait, don’t open the Play Store yet.

Install the files in the given order (Disclaimer – the file names on your device will be longer):

com.google.android.gsf.login

com.google.android.gsf

com.google.android.gms

com. android.vending

After all the APKs are installed, it is time to reboot your tablet. Hold the power button, then tap on “Restart” from the options.

After the tablet restarts, you will be able to see the Play Store on the home screen. Open it, then sign in using your Google account.

After you successfully signed in, you will have a functional Google Play Store, just like on other Android devices. You can now go forth and download YouTube, Gmail, along any other app you don’t find in the Amazon Appstore.

You might experience a few problems when you try to use the Play Store right away. The Play Store as well as the Google Play Services will automatically update themselves in the background, so you just need to give it some time. This process might take as long as ten minutes.

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