Why googlify your kindle Fire? I think maybe this is how to get that durned Google Play Services working. Having Google Play Services working is necessary for some apps to work on the Kindle Fire.
Case in point -- I couldn't get Youtube app working on my Kindle Fire. I was getting a message the Google Play Services is not supported on my device. So I followed these instructions I found on another site.
Download and install ES File Explorer from the Amazon Appstore (download).
- On your Kindle go into setting under Applications and turn on at the top Apps from Unknown Sources (pic).
- Download the following files and transfer to your Kindle via USB connection to your PC. I recommend copying to the “download” folder of the Kindle Fire HDX. Google Account Manager | Google Play Services | Google Service Framework | Gmail
- Using ES File explorer app, navigate to the folder of the files and tap to install Google Account Manager.
- Reboot the Kindle by turning off then on.
- Install Google Services Framework.
- Install Google Play Services.
- Install Gmail.
After I did all of the above, I reinstalled the Youtube APK, and now Youtube is working.
The guy who wrote these instructions is right -- there are occasional error messages, but you can ignore them.
Maybe I didn't need all this stuff. Mabye all I had to do was reinstall Youtube, but I didn't think of that.
Anyway, another reason to googlify the Kindle Fire is just for the principle of the thing. Have you ever wondered what the principal looks like? There's the principal of the school, and then there's the Principal of the Thing.
Thank you to AndroidCowboy.