So have you recently bought a new kindle fire. If yes, then do you think that all the apps that you want are available on Kindle store? I guess not. Amazon Kindle limits its access to App store only but not to Android market. If your favorite app is available on Android, then there is nothing to worry. We are going to discuss steps to sideload android apps on Kindle Fire.
Now, we are going to discuss three easy steps to expand kindle app selection.
- Get APK: You can get APK for the app through many ways. Today, we are going to discuss in relation with Dolphin Browser HD. This is not available on Amazon Appstore. Otherwise, you can also install the app on your phone and then transfer it to the target
In Astro, Go to application manager from the menu option. Open the list of Tools and click on checkbox given next to target app. The APK will be displayed in the Folder inside SD card. In next step, you need to remove the file from the phone. You can send files to cloud storage or save it in your email.
- Turn on Fire: Open settings on your kindle fire device and go to ‘Quick setting’ option. This is available in the right corner of the screen. Open drop-down menu and click ‘More’. You will feel like as if you are using an Android
At the end of the list, you will find the option, which is required by you. Without this option, nothing can be done. Enable ‘Allow installation from unknown sources’. This option will allow you to download and install third-party apps on your device.
Before going further, you are required to have a file manager in your Fire manager. Go to Amazon app store with the link mentioned on the top screen. If you are using ES explorer in place of a File manager, then the steps are almost same for it.
- Move APK and install the app: Connect the Kindle to the computer. You will find a popup on the screen. Find the APK file on your computer and transfer it to kindle fire. After transferring the file, you need to disconnect the Fire from TV.
Now, go to Fire interface and open file manager in it. Search for APK file, which you have just moved. Select that app and start booting it. You will find the appearance of this app similar to the android.
There are special permissions available on Fire settings. If you want to change the looks of your app, then you can do so. Click on install button after this and you are good to go now. Launch the app on your device and check if it has started working or not. If you find any problem, you can call at Kindle customer support.
If you are searching for paid apps on android market, then don’t go with them because it requires special authorization. Moreover, an app, which is not appearing on the Kindle screen, will get crashed automatically. If you are using Home screen, phone related app, then you will find the errors mentioned above.