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If I ROOT my Kindle what advantages will it give me?

This is a discussion on If I ROOT my Kindle what advantages will it give me? within the Amazon Kindle Fire General Discussions forums, part of the Amazon Kindle Fire Forum category; I'd like to be able to access the Android market place and use a web browser other than the Amazon silk. Can I do this ...

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    If I ROOT my Kindle what advantages will it give me?

    I'd like to be able to access the Android market place and use a web browser other than the Amazon silk.

    Can I do this if I root?

    If so, what's the easiest way to root it?

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    Why root it you can get free apps at 1mobile market - including opera, dolphin and firefox. Getjar also has a few. Between the 2 of these and Amazon I seem to get all the apps I need - so far all for free.

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    I second using 1Mobile Market. Lots of free apps there.

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    Thanks!

    When you try to download opera from the opera site it says its not compatible with this device. Why does it work from 1mobile market?

    This just filled in the gaps my Kindle was missing!

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    I downloaded Opera Mobile from the Opera site and installed it without a problem. Before you try to install it (or any other app thats not from the amazon app store), remember to go into the Applications settings and click on the box allowing you to install non-amazon apps (or however they word it).

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    Tap the gear at the top right of the display then tap more and go to device. Turn ON allow installation of applications from unknown sources. That should solve the issue.

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    Where do people get the idea that you need to root the Fire to be able to install non-amazon apps? I see that all over these forums.

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    No u do not need to be rooted. I don't see it all over this forum & misconceptions maybe on the rise but as stated, u do not have to root to get certain apps. Unless u want the android market & others, then yes u do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiltmom View Post
    Thanks!

    When you try to download opera from the opera site it says its not compatible with this device. Why does it work from 1mobile market?

    This just filled in the gaps my Kindle was missing!
    Because Amazon want's you too use their browser.
    1mobile is an app store for all android devices.
    Download the 1mobile market app

    Download 1Mobile Market,1Mobile Market 2.1 Android download | 1mobile.com
    works like the Amazon app store.

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    You do not need to root to use a browser other than Silk, and you do not need to install the Android Market to acquire non-Amazon App Store apps. I'm registered on this site and on 4 other forums pertaining to the Kindle Fire, and this is a common misconception.

    If you have another Android device (like a smartphone), you can use that device and transfer the apps very easily via Frostwire, WiFi File Explorer or dropbox.com. If not, it's still easy; use 1mobile.com as another poster stated, or getjar.com, which is another app store.

    This was all covered months ago, when the Fire was first released; do a little bit of research on this forum and the others and you'll find a wealth of information already there.

 

 

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