Kindle Fire comes with Amazon Store, rather than the more popular Google Play. Granted, Amazon Store is a great feature on this tablet, but it still lacks the apps that have endeared users to Android devices. Consequently, most people using Kindle Fire would benefit from having Google Play on this Android device. Here is a guide on the download and install Google Play on Kindle Fire.
* Download Google Play Store APK file for free from an Android APK site.
* Download and install the ES File Explorer app from Amazon Store.
* Download other APK files that will be needed before Google Play can work properly.
These files are Vending, Google Login Service, ADWLauncher EX, Google Play Service, as well as Google Service Framework. These files are needed before Google Play can run effectively.
* Open the ES File Explorer and enable the options, “Root Explorer”, “Super User”, and “Mount File System” from the app’s “Settings” option.
* The first installation to be done will be for the required three files – Google Play Service, Login Service, and Service Framework. The installation of these APK files is done using ES File explorer.
* Once these three files have been successfully installed, you can then install Vending to the system. Again, ES File Explorer should be used. First of all, you will need to open ES File Explorer, go to Tools, then Root Explorer, and then choose Mount R/W, before setting Path/ and /system to RW. This process gives you the permission to write information to the system.
* Once the process above is complete, you should copy and paste the APK file’s name to system/app.
* At this point, you should tap on the Vending APK file to install it on the Kindle Fire tablet.
* After the above applications have been installed, it is now time to install Google Play Store. You just need to tap on the Google Play APK file and install it.
* During the installation of Google Play file, you may be prompted to choose to replace an application. If so, just choose to replace and the app will be installed.
After Google Play Store has been successfully installed on the tablet, you should reboot it. Even though all the above steps have been followed correctly and all the five files have been installed successfully, Google Play Store may still fail to appear on the list of apps on your Kindle Fire because the inbuilt Amazon Launcher fails to recognize it. In order to eliminate this problem, you will need to install the ADWLauncher APK file.
When installing ADWLaucher, Kindle Fire will give you the option to use the app by default. You should select this option. After selecting ADWLaucher, it will be installed and set as the default launcher and Google Play Store should now appear on your list of apps. You can now go to Google Play Store and start downloading your favorite Android apps without a problem.
Amazon Store, despite its great selection of apps, still falls short of the experience the Google Play Store provides to mobile device users. Luckily, Kindle Fire users can install and run Google Play Store on their Kindle Fire tablets by following the above steps. Consequently, Kindle Fire users can still download and run their favorite Android apps.