Install Google Play Store, Remove Default Launcher on Amazon Fire Tablet
Amazon Fire Tablet is a budget device with good quality.
But sometimes you may feel uncomfortable with the Amazon Appstore and the default Fire Launcher. And you want to replace them.
So here is the way to do.
1.1 Install ADB on your PC
If you are an Android developer, you must be familiar with ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and have it installed on your PC.
If not, please check this link to see how to install it on your PC.
1.2 Enable USB debugging
First, enable Developer options on your Amazon Fire Tablet.
Open Settings → Device Options → About Fire Tablet.
Tap Serial Number 7 times.
After the first few taps, you should see the steps counting down until you unlock the developer options.
Once activated, you will see a message that reads, “You are now a developer!”
Second, enable USB debugging.
Open Settings → Device Options → Developer Options. Find the line USB debugging and turn the toogle on.
2. Install Google Play Store.
2.1 Check your Fire OS version
Open Settings → Device Options → System Updates.
You will see the text that reads, “Your device is running Fire OS x.x.x.x”.
2.2 Download Google Play Store APK
Different Fire OS version requires different APK, so choose the files based on your Fire OS version.
Fire OS 5
- Google Account Manager, 5.1-1743759
- Google Services Framework, 5.1-1743759
- Google Play services 11.7.44 (230-173432861)
- Google Play Store 8.5.39.W-all  [PR] 178322352
Fire OS 6
- Google Account Manager 7.1.2
- Google Services Framework 7.1.2
- Google Play services 14.3.66 (040300-213742215)
- Google Play Store 12.0.19-all  [PR] 215617186
Fire OS 7
- Google Account Manager 7.1.2
- Google Services Framework 9-4832352
- Google Play services 19.5.68 (100300-276768403)
- Google Play Store 17.3.16-all  [PR] 277156053
2.3 Install APK to your device
First, connect your Amazon Fire tablet to your PC.
Try to run adb command to check if your PC recognises it.
adb devices List of devices attached G2211D0909371123 device
Install 4 APK files in the correct order.
|Order||App names||File name|
Install using adb
abd install your_file_path
After finished you will see Play Store app on your Kindle. Congratulations!
3. Replace default Fire Launcher
3.1 Install another Launcher app
There are many Launcher apps on Play Store. Try to download some and find the one suitable for you.
I’m using Microsoft Launcher and feel very comfortable with it.
3.2 Disable default Fire Launcher
Run the following command
adb shell pm disable-user com.amazon.firelauncher
It will disable Fire Launcher.
Now when you press Home button, your new Launcher will becomes a default one.
4. Disable other unused Amazon apps
4.1 Remove Ads when screen lock
Use the same command to disable any Amazon app you don’t want to use
For example, disable Amazon ads (the ads you see everytime you turn off and turn on the screen)
adb shell pm disable-user com.amazon.kindle.kso
4.2 List of Amazon apps
Here is the list of Amazon apps’ app ID you may want to know.
|App ID||App names|