• Kindle Fire Thread
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[QUOTE=tanktan38;34070707]I bricked it.[/QUOTE] Good job, now go fix it.
[QUOTE=tanktan38;34070707]I bricked it.[/QUOTE] It's an android device When I first softbricked my phone without actually knowing anything about android it took me twelve minutes to find the problem and fix it Can you get into the download mode?
[QUOTE=superstepa;34071378]It's an android device When I first softbricked my phone without actually knowing anything about android it took me twelve minutes to find the problem and fix it Can you get into the download mode?[/QUOTE] I don't know. All I know is that the Kindle Fire Utility reads abdb cannot run in production builds whenever I try to do anything like change boot modes or install TWRP. The computer detects it in Device Manager and when I type abd devices into console. I also know that I can literally find no one with the same problem, even without specifying kindle fire in a google search. When I try to do commands in KFU, it acts like everything is fine and dandy, and even says that it was successful, however a look back at the logs shows that it cannot find any of the directories and says abdb cannot run in production builds at some point. The Kindle just has the Kindle Fire logo on screen for infinity.
[QUOTE=The Baconator;34042678]The only things I miss from normal android is some google apps like Google voice and gmail, but I rooted mine and got them on it now :D[/QUOTE] Would you recommend rooting? I mean, is it significantly better rooted?
[QUOTE=CakeMaster7;34086763]Would you recommend rooting? I mean, is it significantly better rooted?[/QUOTE] Well the fact that it gains access to the android market already sounds as "good enough"
[QUOTE=CakeMaster7;34086763]Would you recommend rooting? I mean, is it significantly better rooted?[/QUOTE] Well mostly for google apps really. I'd unroot it afterwards.
[QUOTE=CakeMaster7;34086763]Would you recommend rooting? I mean, is it significantly better rooted?[/QUOTE] For me, I didn't care about the amazon launcher (Which is pretty bad), or any amazon streaming services (which are still worse than netflix) so I went ahead and rooted it to be able to do things such as switch out my keyboard, switch the launcher, stop my kindle from randomly switching my wallpaper, and install apps that actually work perfectly but are marked as incompatible for whatever reason. Also, all of the google apps, of course, are great - namely the Market, which i much prefer over the amazon market (I only really use the Amazon market for the "Kindle Fire" edition apps and the free app of the day). It's really up to you, but you don't lose anything (other than the amazon streaming) from rooting, and it can be easily undone.
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[QUOTE=The Baconator;34091859]Well mostly for google apps really. I'd unroot it afterwards.[/QUOTE] You can sideload apps without rooting.
[QUOTE=CoalTen;34116012]You can sideload apps without rooting.[/QUOTE] Not Google apps, they required a Google Framework service that is in Android by default, but not on the Kindle Fire since Amazon syncs it with their service.
One of my friends has this and he said it randomly turns off then he can't turn it back on. Does anyone know a fix for this? I told him to try holding the power button then turning it back on, but I only know it works on the iPad and Galaxy Nexus, so I don't know if that will work on the Fire.
[QUOTE=Ninja Duck;34150429]One of my friends has this and he said it randomly turns off then he can't turn it back on. Does anyone know a fix for this? I told him to try holding the power button then turning it back on, but I only know it works on the iPad and Galaxy Nexus, so I don't know if that will work on the Fire.[/QUOTE] Has he tried going to the Amazon Costumer Support? At the very least he can check the FAQs for common problems, or he could even contact a real customer support person in various ways to ask them for help (by email, chat, phone) and they'll most likely replace it for free if it's broken since according to Amazon (I just checked their Support section) every Kindle FIre comes with a free one year limited warranty
so what exactly is so great about the kindle fire? ive lots of friends get one and just wondered why.
[QUOTE=mark6789;34288074]so what exactly is so great about the kindle fire? ive lots of friends get one and just wondered why.[/QUOTE] It's a cheap Android tablet that doesn't fall apart in a week.
[QUOTE=mark6789;34288074]so what exactly is so great about the kindle fire? ive lots of friends get one and just wondered why.[/QUOTE] It gives a nice environment for a cheap price I really like it, though if you've never used Amazon services before you may not want it
My fucking sister got a Kindle Fire for Christmas. All I got was another god damn Ipod shuffle. Fuck my life.
[QUOTE=SexualShark;34295781]My fucking sister got a Kindle Fire for Christmas. All I got was another god damn Ipod shuffle. Fuck my life.[/QUOTE] Ipod is probably more expensive though -edit- Didn't know apple products under 500$ actually exist
[QUOTE=superstepa;34300409]Ipod is probably more expensive though -edit- Didn't know apple products under 500$ actually exist[/QUOTE] You can't say nothing! You're so cheap that you're still on XP :v:
the fire can play high-end android games no problem (dead space, gta 3, that [url=http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1447157]CS 1.6 port[/url], dungeon defenders) i love it cm7 is great
[QUOTE=superstepa;34300409]Ipod is probably more expensive though -edit- Didn't know apple products under 500$ actually exist[/QUOTE] They exist, they're just still overpriced for their use Like how the iPod still is very overpriced compared to generic music players
[QUOTE=djjkxbox360;34311570]You can't say nothing! You're so cheap that you're still on XP :v:[/QUOTE] Second day on WIN7 now
[QUOTE=CakeMaster7;34326669]They exist, they're just still overpriced for their use Like how the iPod still is very overpriced compared to generic music players[/QUOTE] The ipod touch is very reasonably priced considering the amount of stuff you can do with it, especially considering the frankly ridiculous price of the iphone
Only problem I found with the iPod touch was that the battery life wasn't very good, but that was the 8gb third generation which was apparently a rebranded second generation
[QUOTE=CakeMaster7;34294608]It gives a nice environment for a cheap price I really like it, though if you've never used Amazon services before you may not want it[/QUOTE] You could always put cyanogenmod or some other ROM on there. IMO the Fire is the best tablet for the $200 price range.
[QUOTE=Dr. Evilcop;34365659]You could always put cyanogenmod or some other ROM on there. IMO the Fire is the best tablet for the $200 price range.[/QUOTE] Well yeah, but I was more reviewing the out of the box tablet, the same way you're supposed to review anything like I'm not gonna review a laptop based on the fact that I could run Linux on it if it happens to run Windows 7 out of the box
I want to get a tablet for my birthday, but most of the tablets I want are really expensive. Kindle fire looks good, but the screen seems to small. How good is it for playing games/watching movies/browsing internet?
[QUOTE=superstepa;34539866]I want to get a tablet for my birthday, but most of the tablets I want are really expensive. Kindle fire looks good, but the screen seems to small. How good is it for playing games/watching movies/browsing internet?[/QUOTE] For the Internet it's pretty good, it watches movies fine (it has a Netflix app but the default choice is Amazon Instant Video), and it has some decent games.
[B]FREE Kindle Books[/B] (no Kindle required, can read in Amazon program or browser addon) [url]http://www.amazon.com/Free-Classic-Kindle-Books/lm/R3VFX2KKUAMWBR[/url] ^Lots of classics like War of the Worlds, Dracula, etc. All good novels, no shit in that all. [editline]7th February 2012[/editline] I recommend this Kindle reader for browsers: [url]https://read.amazon.com/about[/url]
[QUOTE=The Baconator;34589791][B]FREE Kindle Books[/B] (no Kindle required, can read in Amazon program or browser addon) [url]http://www.amazon.com/Free-Classic-Kindle-Books/lm/R3VFX2KKUAMWBR[/url] ^Lots of classics like War of the Worlds, Dracula, etc. All good novels, no shit in that all. [editline]7th February 2012[/editline] I recommend this Kindle reader for browsers: [url]https://read.amazon.com/about[/url][/QUOTE] Not available in canada :(
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