The latest generation (2015) Amazon Fire and Fire HD has been released last month with lots of improvements that will make this device significantly better. Amazon released three variants that recognized by display size 7, 8 and 10 inches. But the most interesting is the original Kindle Fire with 7″ display, only with $49.99 you can get a tablet with Quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage space. Not just that, you also have more opportunity to store more contents as it supports microSD cards up to 128GB.
The tablet’s OS also upgraded to Fire OS 5, a forked version of Android Lollipop, so it has better performance and user interface when compared with the Fire OS 4. Unfortunately, just like former Amazon devices, you also is not going to find a Google Play Store on this 5th generation (2015) of the Amazon Kindle Fire 7 and Kindle Fire HD also 8 / 10. As an alternative, Amazon install its own Appstore which also gives you many choices of apps and games.
The Amazon Appstore is not as bad as you think, however, some popular apps and games are not available on the AppStore, and we also cannot use the apps or games that we’ve purchased in the Google Play Store on this tablet.
Fortunately, Amazon does not block apk file installation, so we still have a chance to install the Google Play Store on the new 2015 Amazon Fire and Fire HD 7 8/10 (5th Gen) even without root. For this to work, we need some apk files, such as Google Play, Play Service, Login Service and Service Framework. You also can use the one-click installer by Tomsgt from xda, it will install it thru batch adb command.
Install Google Play Store Amazon Fire and Fire HD 2015 family (5th Gen.)
Follow every step by step guide sequentially.
- Download the installer package (zip) from Tomsgt site.
- Extract the zip file to your computer (Windows), put it on easy to find folder.
- Ensure your computer already has the Amazon Fire USB driver installed.
- Connect the tablet to your computer.
- From the extracted folder, look for “1-Install-Play-Store.bat” file, run it then follow any given instructions.
- Reboot and sign in with your Google account.
After reboot, sometimes the results are not as expected, before you think that you have failed. Give a chance to these Google apps to update itself, wait for about 10-15 minutes, and do not forget to connect it to a Wi-Fi network with working internet access. You can also watch the RootJunky’s video below:
You can also try to install the com.android.vending apk manually when waiting it’s not working for you, get the apk file from the extracted folder.