AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD Posts on XDA

Install the Google Play Store on Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablet

The Amazon Fire tablets are great if you want something cheap with respectable specs and decent software. They're especially handy if you live in Amazon's ecosystem, but if you're looking for a more Android-like experience, they can be frustrating. Thankfully, it's not too difficult to get the Google Play Store up and running on the...

KindleFree Puts a 3rd Party Launcher and Google Play Store on Kindle Fire HD

When Amazon first released the Kindle Fire HD, there was the famous declaration that it couldn't be hacked. The challenge was accepted and (spoiler alert) it was hacked anyway. Since then, developers have been having some fun with the device. There is now an application that helps users install third party launchers and the Google...

Root the Kindle Fire HD or 2 with Mac or Linux

Previously, we brought you news that the Kindle Fire HD 7" had been rooted using the popular sparkym3 method. As is the case with some root methods, it wasn't compatible with operating systems outside of Windows. Now, there is a root method for the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire 2 that works for Linux...

Kindle HD 8.9 ROM Ported to the Nexus S

Ports are quite popular around these parts. Aside from offering an often times vastly different experience, users can experience all new features not available on their stock firmware. The more unique the port, the better. Now, the Samsung Nexus S has a Kindle Fire 8.9 port.The port was released by XDA Senior Member GalaxyUser. As...

Safestrap For Kindle Fire HD Brings Recovery

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD has been an enigma for developers. Its bootloader was completely locked down, and many claimed it was unhackable. Low and behold, developers still managed to attain root anyway. Of course, that's only part of the process. Now, the next step has occurred, and Kindle Fire HD owners can now have...

No Devs Allowed? Kindle Fire HD Family Locked Down

As is customary with most devices from major manufacturers, the new Kindle Fire HD brothers are coming out of Amazon's womb very much locked down. Well, not just locked down---that would be a bit of an understatement. The KFHD family is beyond being locked, and according to Amazon's engineers, the new system is impossible to...