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Old 12-01-2011, 05:08 AM   #1
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help help help. non US users have no access to the amazon appstore, i have rooted my fire in order to use google android market, my problem is when i follow all the videos or links to install android i have to download explorer from the appstore to open the APK files i have downloaded onto the fire, can anybody help? i am aware of the alternative of using a US credit card but do not wish to do that. Any other tips for non US users much appreciated.
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help help help. non US users have no access to the amazon appstore, i have rooted my fire in order to use google android market, my problem is when i follow all the videos or links to install android i have to download explorer from the appstore to open the APK files i have downloaded onto the fire, can anybody help? i am aware of the alternative of using a US credit card but do not wish to do that. Any other tips for non US users much appreciated.
See the reply to your other post I posted how to get the apps you need.
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Lear,

did you read my other post about getting an online US DEBIT card?
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...80#post1854380

That's not the same as using a US CREDIT card which might be hard to get by, rather setting up another online means of payment that you can fill via paypal or others and that adds something like 20 $ cost to what you already paid for your Kindle.

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See the reply to your other post I posted how to get the apps you need.
i can get the apps but what do i use to open them? i cannot download explorer
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tried opening Apk with quickoffice, used the select option but it is not showing anywhere on my device, there is no "open" option.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:29 AM   #6
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did you read my other post about getting an online US DEBIT card?
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...80#post1854380

That's not the same as using a US CREDIT card which might be hard to get by, rather setting up another online means of payment that you can fill via paypal or others and that adds something like 20 $ cost to what you already paid for your Kindle.

Best regards,
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thanks Andy but do not want do go down this route already cost me $270 not giving amazon another penny ( sorry, cent).
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tried opening Apk with quickoffice, used the select option but it is not showing anywhere on my device, there is no "open" option.
Sorry just tap lightly on the apk file. I have so many explorer apps I get confused.
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Sorry just tap lightly on the apk file. I have so many explorer apps I get confused.
When I tap Apk file it says "directory is empty" I downloaded the explorer Apk from your link & copied onto kindle, Also tried copying into download folder.
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When I tap Apk file it says "directory is empty" I downloaded the explorer Apk from your link & copied onto kindle, Also tried copying into download folder.
I just opened Quick Office then clicked Browse then touch the folder the apk file is in and then touch the apk file and installed. I'm not sure why yours isn't working.

Try restarting the Fire then try the steps again.

Make sure you have ability to install 3rd party apps enabled in settings of the Fire. It's under Settings/Device.
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once again thank you Blossom, needed to reboot kindle then it worked.
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once again thank you Blossom, needed to reboot kindle then it worked.
Happy you got it working! Enjoy your Kindle!
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