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How to Sideload Apps On The Kindle Fire..


The built-in App store on the Kindle Fire offers a decent selection, but it doesn’t have everything. For example, you can’t download Tweetdeck or TripIt, or alternate browsers like Opera Mini or Firefox. While Google’s Android Market is off-limits to Kindle Fire owners, you can install apps that aren’t available on Amazon’s store by transferring them via USB (also known as sideloading).

Here’s how to sideload apps on the Kindle Fire.

Download and install ES File Explorer


Install ES File Explorer on the Kindle Fire
Navigate to Settings > Device
Navigate to Settings->Device on the Amazon Kindle Fire
Turn On the “Allow Installation of Applications From Unknown Sources” option.
Enable Apps from Unknown Sources on the Amazon Kindle Fire
Connect the Kindle Fire to your PC via USB. An autoplay alert will appear on your PC.

Select Open folder to view files. A directory listing of the Kindle Fire’s memory will appear.
Copy the APK files for the apps you wish to install onto the Fire’s internal memory.
Copy Files
Launch ES File Explorer on the Fire. A list of files and folders will appear.
ES File Folders on the Kindle Fire
Tap icons for the files you wish to install.
Tap the Install button to confirm your choice.
Confirm Installation of a Sideloaded App on the Kindle Fire, that’s it you are now free to load any APK file onto your machine instead of just the ones Amazon dictate..


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