jfitzpatrick at December 27th, 2013 08:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/178357/how-to-sideload-apps-onto-your-kindle-fire/
As great of a tablet as the Kindle Fire is (especially in the newest HDX incarnation) there’s what most consider a pretty unbearable flaw: you can’t access the Google Play store to get at apps outside the Apps for Android Amazon store. Read on as we show you how to circumvent that with sideloading (no rooting or warranty voiding required).
evert at December 27th, 2013 14:07 — #2
This sounds very promising. The only reason I haven't gotten myself a HDX yet is Chrome.
Can others confirm this method gives indeed a 100% functioning/syncing/updating Chrome?
jfitzpatrick at December 28th, 2013 17:01 — #3
Chrome functions just how you'd expect it to... except you don't get automatic updating (because there's no entry in Apps for Android through Amazon for the Chrome and Google Play isn't on the HDX, unless you root and install that too, managing Chrome).
You'd have to manually sideload the major updates.
evert at December 29th, 2013 03:16 — #4
I can live with that
Will bookmarks, history etc sync while Chrome is running?
paulfj at January 2nd, 2014 12:25 — #5
I'm all iOS except for 2 Kindle Fire HD's (not HDX). Thus, I don't have any other Android devices. Is there still a semi-easy way to sideload apps from the Google Play store without rooting my device(s)? Thanks!
jfitzpatrick at January 6th, 2014 08:00 — #6
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