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Old 06-27-2012, 09:10 AM   #391
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thanks, i'll try it out. i'm rather annoyed that some apps for the android need improvement it's like they just developed it for the sake of having an android version of their app
By the way, I tried the root and unroot path myself last night, and I have some info for you, and anyone else thinking of it for similar reasons:

1. If all goes as planned, the rooting process is quick and easy.
It didn't go as planned for me, and according the hour I spent reading the xda forum, that's not unusual. Be prepared to mess with drivers and other Windows glitches, and be prepared to do some some web surfing for troubleshooting tips.

2. I installed the Google framework and Play app, and found that a huge number of apps are either listed as incompatible with the Fire and cannot be downloaded, or do not show up at all. Getting around that would have required more tweaking than I was prepared to do.

3. It looks like in-app purchasing still tried to use the Amazon store a lot of the time, and between that and the Play store's dearth of Fire compatible apps, having Play proved to be of virtually no benefit to me.
There are plenty of other markets and sources for apks, so I uninstalled the Google apps.

So now I'm debating if I'm even going to keep the (switchable) rooting in place in case I do ever have need for it, or just revert everything fully back to stock.

If you are willing to give up the Amazon UI, Amazon video, and some of the tighter integration, you, can, of course, replace the whole system with a different rom, like GedeROM, and have full use of all the Google stuff.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:54 PM   #392
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By the way, I tried the root and unroot path myself last night, and I have some info for you, and anyone else thinking of it for similar reasons:

1. If all goes as planned, the rooting process is quick and easy.
It didn't go as planned for me, and according the hour I spent reading the xda forum, that's not unusual. Be prepared to mess with drivers and other Windows glitches, and be prepared to do some some web surfing for troubleshooting tips.

2. I installed the Google framework and Play app, and found that a huge number of apps are either listed as incompatible with the Fire and cannot be downloaded, or do not show up at all. Getting around that would have required more tweaking than I was prepared to do.

3. It looks like in-app purchasing still tried to use the Amazon store a lot of the time, and between that and the Play store's dearth of Fire compatible apps, having Play proved to be of virtually no benefit to me.
There are plenty of other markets and sources for apks, so I uninstalled the Google apps.

So now I'm debating if I'm even going to keep the (switchable) rooting in place in case I do ever have need for it, or just revert everything fully back to stock.

If you are willing to give up the Amazon UI, Amazon video, and some of the tighter integration, you, can, of course, replace the whole system with a different rom, like GedeROM, and have full use of all the Google stuff.
I highly recommend this ROM:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1475054

I wanted the most optimized, functional, and stable version of Android specifically for the Kindle Fire. After do a lot of research I installed that one. MobileRead member Dengar had pointed me to that one. I've been running it for a full 2 months and it is absolutely fantastic.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:30 AM   #393
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:16 AM   #394
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My all time favorite game for my Motorola Droid Razor is now finally available in the Amazom app store for the Fire and its absolutely FREE

Safe Trip or Not

http://www.amazon.com/Gnome-Engineer...ords=safe+trip

Its basically the classic card game Mille Bornes

This game is so addicting and fun. MY wife and I play it 100 times each day. The developer always listens to suggestions and fixes any bugs Ive sent him immediately,

Check it out. You wont be sorry. Its a simple but very fun game that allows you to play against the device/Fire or multiple bot players or even with another real life player at your home. Playing it on the 7" Fires screen is so much better than on the smaller phones screen but its great either way.

Get it now and tell me what you think.
Be sure to go thru the tutorial at the beginning to learn the rules if you never played Milles Bornes before or read some instructions online on WikiPedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mille_Bornes

or

http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/MilleBornes.PDF
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I like Nzb Leech, it allows me to download binaries from usenet straight to my kindle

http://www.amazon.com/Przemek-Kowalc.../dp/B009MRXQP8
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:14 AM   #396
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http://www.amazon.com/Przemek-Kowalc.../dp/B009MRXQP8
Like NZB Leech also. I got the paid version so I can link my NZBMatrix account to look up items and download them right within the app. Very fast and convenient.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:14 AM   #397
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I think Mantano must be his favorite!
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Safe Trip or Not

http://www.amazon.com/Gnome-Engineer...ords=safe+trip
Ahhh! Thanks for the reminder. I played a ton of that on my KF, happy to have it on the HD now.

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Your link doesn't work at the moment. Looks like it's Quickmemo.
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I just fell in love with Taptu - for news/blog/rss/social media aggregation. Highly customizable.
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It looks like a Pulse clone. I wonder what the difference is?
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It looks like a Pulse clone. I wonder what the difference is?
I'm guessing the main difference is that I saw TapTu before I saw Pulse.
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Looks like with Taptu you can merge Streams. This is a nice feature.
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Yeah... the merging ability is handy-dandy, as I'm finding out! Merging some of my "slower" streams into one moderately active stream helps keep things from getting too stagnant.
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