Kindle Fire

How to Install Android Market On Kindle Fire – Easy Tutorial

Kindle Fire LogoThough Kindle Fire may be running on an Android platform but it leverages only on the official in house Market Place which is Amazon App Store, but the issue here is there might be many users who would want to make use of the Power of Android Market Place. So, not to worry as we are here to guide you so that you can make use of Android Market Place to download applications. Also, while compiling this article, the news just broke in that the latest update for Kindle Fire arrives, we will be covering the same very soon on, so stay tuned for that.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your device which is a very unlikely event if you follow the article carefully.

So, let’s straight head to the procedure to port the Android Market Place in Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

Note: Before Proceeding you need to ensure that the Kindle Fire is rooted. If your Kindle Fire is not rooted then you can follow the Instructions to Root Amazon kindle Fire. Also, be informed that once you root the Amazon’s Kindle Fire, the device will be losing the warranty.

Procedure to install Android Market Place in Amazon’s Kindle FIRE:

  • First up you need to head to download the APK file of Android Market Place in your computer and then you need to download the Root Explorer Application in your computer. After downloading these two files, you then need to place these both files in your Amazon Kindle Fire. Alternatively, you can also move other Google Apps to your Kindle Fire so that you can install the same.
  • After this, open to install the Root explorer application in your Amazon kindle Fire.
  • Up next you need to select the Google Service Framework apk file so that it gets installed in your Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
  • Once it’s done, click on “Done” and return to the file which is named as “Vending.apk”.
  • Now, long press on the Vending.apk file in the root explorer and select “Move” and navigate to the folder at path “/system/app folder”.
  • Now, change the permission from the mount options from Read Only (RO) to Read & Write (RW) after which you need to paste the “Vending.apk” file and select the permissions to match (rw-r–r–) pattern.
  • Now, install the Vending.apk and reboot the Kindle Fire.
  • So there you go, you shall now see an Android Market icon in the apps list, tap on the same and it shall prompt you to enter in the Google Account Credentials and the Market will be up and running. Do let us know if you face any issues as we will try to fix them at the earliest.

*Special thanks to this trick creators, Jolley Boy & mashi



  1. Jeff Lynn

    April 26, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Pardon my ignorance, I had no idea to where to downloaded applications Android Markplace APK and RootExplorer APK to. Once connected to my computer, I can see a few folders, so I put both files to the “download” folder. But I was not able to navigate to this directory from Kindle Fire.

    Can someone share some thought on how to do that?



  2. Steve

    March 6, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Have cleared the cache, market is able to open the without crashing but as soon as I try to re-download an app it crashes again. An app that I sideloaded from the market tried to update and it did the same thing, would show as far a s downloading but would never download and would show the market crashing if I tried to open it up then.

  3. doug

    February 22, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I’ve tried:

    Go into “Settings” then into “Application Settings” then “Manage Application” then click “All” then click “Market” then “Clear Cache”

    Many times, but “Clear Cache” is grayed out. I have “cleared data” but that does nothing. Market still crashes.

  4. Icush

    February 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Imagine suffering through having to post things that can be easily googled. Or having to watch posts just whining about an unhelpful post. You could have googled “Clear the cache through the manage apps!” and posted the results instead of just complaining.

    Go into “Settings” then into “Application Settings” then “Manage Application” then click “All” then click “Market” then “Clear Cache”

  5. Zuuhl

    January 31, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I’d ask a question but your answers to everyone are the shortest, most unhelpful quips my eyes have ever suffered through. “Clear the cache through the manage apps!” What in the hell does that even mean? If you were clearer then people wouldn’t keep asking the same questions.

    Horrible article.

  6. Luigi

    December 30, 2011 at 12:27 am

    I installed the Market successfully, but when I try to download something, it just stays at “Starting Download…”. It doesn’t start at all. How can I fix this? I tried clearing the cache, but the problem still persists.

  7. Rahul

    December 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Can anyone confirm, how exactly to clear the cache in recovery mode? My android market app will open and prompt for \an account to be created\ and when i click yes, it force quits.

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm


  8. Kieran Colfer

    December 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I am having problems with this – as with a previous poster, I can’t remount /system/app as RW in root explorer. The “remount as RW” button is there but doesn’t work. I have my device rooted as I can remount / and /sdcard as RW. My kindle is running version 6.2, and I re-rooted it after I did the upgrade. Any tips?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 18, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      it doesnt work after update of 6.2 for some users!

      • Kieran Colfer

        December 20, 2011 at 8:09 pm

        So is a user-specific problem? Is there any other way to do it so other than though root explorer?

  9. Beelissa

    December 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Is there a way to get some apps from the Android Market onto the Kindle Fire *without* rooting it? I’ve managed to install GetJar, and used it to download both the Nook and Kobo apps. However, I can’t seem to get these apps to open public domain ePUB files, so I was trying to install the Aldiko reader. And my favorite Christian book vendor now has their own ereader app, which I’d also like to install. I was hoping to find instructions on how to do it without rooting the Kindle Fire.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      no, without rooting its not possible!

  10. Carlostp

    December 9, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I was able to install successfully Google Services Framework, but when I tried to mount options from Read Only (RO) to Read & Write (RW) using Root Explorer, the button just doesn’t work.

    How can I fix this? Is there another way?


  11. Sean Robinson

    December 8, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Hello, I followed your tutorial, and the market runs but when I try to install an app, it force closes. I am not sure what to do. I have been trying to troubleshoot the problem for a while now and I can not figure it out. Hopefully you will know something about it.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

      hey sean , you need to clear the cache from the recovery mode!

      • atteiram

        December 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm

        How can i do that?

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