1. Post #1
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
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    This is a thread about that nice new Amazon Android tablet, the Kindle Fire.




    What's so special about it?

    http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Fire-Am...pf_rd_i=507846

    It's pretty much a tablet compatible with Android apps, that has the Amazon eco-system built right in. Although it doesn't have access to the Android Marketplace, it does have access to the Amazon App Store, which has most apps you'd ever want. You can sideload btw, so you don't have to root for non-Amazon Market apps.





    Recommended Apps (Updated when I feel like it or when people suggest stuff)

    Splashtop
    Cut the Rope
    Eve of the Genesis
    Muffin Knight
    Guerrilla Bob
    Springpad
    Quickoffice Pro
    eBay
    Wired Magazine (You can use your current print subscription in the app, so you don't need to buy a new subscription!)

    Recommended Comics (Graphic Novels)

    Watchmen
    V for Vendetta
    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
    Kingdom Come

    Cloud Drive

    Pretty much an online cloud program similar to dropbox. At the moment you can upload your music and such to it, so you can listen online, or put it on the Kindle. At the moment you can't put documents or other files. All app space is free of course.

    If you have Amazon Prime

    You get access to thousands of free books, movies, TV shows, etc in the form of unlimited rentals. For example you may borrow 1 book every month.

    Amazon Silk

    A fancy webkit based browser exclusive to the Kindle Fire. It uses cloud acceleration, meaning it has the Amazon servers do some of the loading for you, to make browsing faster. You may disable this feature if you wish.



    Rooting and CM7 and all that crap

    Please note that this causes issues with the streaming service. I also don't care for it, so I'll just paste a link to stuff about it:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1307
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amazon-kindle-fire/


    FREE Kindle Books (no Kindle required, can read in Amazon program or browser addon)

    http://www.amazon.com/Free-Classic-K...R3VFX2KKUAMWBR

    ^Lots of classics like War of the Worlds, Dracula, etc. All good novels, no shit in that all.

    I recommend this Kindle reader for browsers:

    https://read.amazon.com/about
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  2. Post #2
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    jmazouri's Avatar
    May 2005
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    Running a rooted Fire with the android market and ADW Launcher, probably the best android tablet I've used. Ironically I haven't read a single book on it. Lots of Age of Zombies, though.
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  3. Post #3
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
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    There should be an update out soon, I think today maybe?

  4. Post #4
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    Dennab
    April 2008
    4,831 Posts
    Look I'm posting on my kindle fire
    why is it listed as safari I have no idea
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  5. Post #5
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    May 2005
    1,466 Posts
    Look I'm posting on my kindle fire
    why is it listed as safari I have no idea
    User agent shows up as Mobile Safari for some reason.
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  6. Post #6
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    Most likely so you get websites catered for the iPad or something
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  7. Post #7
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    May 2005
    1,466 Posts
    There should be an update out soon, I think today maybe?
    Update came out 2-3 days ago, removed root and disabled superoneclick, but a new root is already out.

  8. Post #8
    cwook's Avatar
    March 2010
    1,473 Posts
    My dad got my mom a kindle fire for Christmas. Hopefully she'll be less.computer -illiterate.
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  9. Post #9
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    "less.computer -illiterate"? Sounds like you still need to figure out the keyboard . Although tablets are a great way to simplify computing
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  10. Post #10
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    October 2010
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    User agent shows up as Mobile Safari for some reason.
    maybe it's an iPad 3 in disguise...
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  11. Post #11
    Dr. Evilcop's Avatar
    May 2011
    2,865 Posts
    Has anyone tried the new rooting process yet? When I enter

    Code:
    adb push su /system/xbin/su
    via the command line, I get "cannot stat 'su'". I'm in the android sdk platform tools directory and adb is working fine.

    PS - the new rooting app has an "unroot" button so you can easily switch between being rooted and unrooted for streaming purposes.

  12. Post #12
    CakeMaster7's Avatar
    October 2010
    11,742 Posts
    I got one, I'm loving it

    One app i recommend putting up there is Plants vs. Zombies (LINK) (there's two versions in the Amazon App Store, the Kindle Fire version and the version for other tablets) it's identical to other versions but it's still really fun and the Kindle Fire version is very well optimized for it

    And the free month of Amazon Prime is awesome

  13. Post #13
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,076 Posts
    Either way, so many people think the Kindle Fire runs iOS...

    my friend and I had this flamewar about whether it runs Android or iOS

    easiest $100 I've earned in a long time

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  14. Post #14
    CakeMaster7's Avatar
    October 2010
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    Either way, so many people think the Kindle Fire runs iOS...

    my friend and I had this flamewar about whether it runs Android or iOS

    easiest $100 I've earned in a long time

    What a dumbfuck, anyone who knows two shits about Apple or has even seen the Kindle Fire being used can tell it's obviously not iOS
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  15. Post #15
    Dr. Evilcop's Avatar
    May 2011
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    Either way, so many people think the Kindle Fire runs iOS...

    my friend and I had this flamewar about whether it runs Android or iOS

    easiest $100 I've earned in a long time

    Bet him his life savings next time.
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  16. Post #16
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
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    Bet him his life savings next time.
    awaiting another tablet or phone that looks like iOS but is actually running Android. Or I could make him think that a non-iPhone is running the iPhone iOS...

  17. Post #17
    benc1213's Avatar
    April 2011
    52 Posts
    What a dumbfuck, anyone who knows two shits about Apple or has even seen the Kindle Fire being used can tell it's obviously not iOS
    Yeah who has heard of a reasonably priced Apple product?
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  18. Post #18
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
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    Yeah who has heard of a reasonably priced Apple product?
    Well the 4S sorta is, but not bu much considering how good ICS Android is.

  19. Post #19
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    June 2009
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    awaiting another tablet or phone that looks like iOS but is actually running Android. Or I could make him think that a non-iPhone is running the iPhone iOS...
    MIUI with Iphone theme acts exactly as Iphone
    So many friends of mine were thinking that that is the default Android UI, and were saying that samsung (because they think samsung is the only company that makes android phones) have completely ripped off IOS
    -LOOK,THEY HAVE EVEN COPED THE ICONS (Actual quote)
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  20. Post #20
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    Dennab
    October 2010
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    Well the 4S sorta is, but not bu much considering how good ICS Android is.
    not in britain it isn't, though no unlocked phones really are

  21. Post #21
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    Smartphones on payg/unlocked in britain are terribly overpriced

  22. Post #22
    CakeMaster7's Avatar
    October 2010
    11,742 Posts
    MIUI with Iphone theme acts exactly as Iphone
    So many friends of mine were thinking that that is the default Android UI, and were saying that samsung (because they think samsung is the only company that makes android phones) have completely ripped off IOS
    -LOOK,THEY HAVE EVEN COPED THE ICONS (Actual quote)
    I hate people who know absolutely nothing about what they're talking about
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  23. Post #23
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
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    I hate people who know absolutely nothing about what they're talking about
    And they are trying to convince you to get a Mac, oh god the idiotic statements and claims and pseudo-techy terms is hilarious.


  24. Post #24
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,076 Posts
    I hate people who know absolutely nothing about what they're talking about
    The art of bullshitting is a difficult thing to do you know.

    I should know because once was bullshitting on me owning an iPod touch.

    Edited:

    Well, it went pretty well.

  25. Post #25
    tanktan38's Avatar
    October 2010
    765 Posts
    Mine is coming on the 5th. I'm excited to have my first Android device.
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  26. Post #26
    CakeMaster7's Avatar
    October 2010
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    Mine is coming on the 5th. I'm excited to have my first Android device.
    Trust me, it's a great tablet

    Beats the iPad in my opinion, though I might warn you that it's very different from the vanilla Android OS cosmetically

    And at the moment the App Store is a bit lacking but it's growing
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  27. Post #27
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
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    Trust me, it's a great tablet

    Beats the iPad in my opinion, though I might warn you that it's very different from the vanilla Android OS cosmetically

    And at the moment the App Store is a bit lacking but it's growing
    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

  28. Post #28
    Dr. Evilcop's Avatar
    May 2011
    2,865 Posts
    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
    How'd you get the su commands working? I keep getting 'cannot stat su'.

  29. Post #29
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
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    How'd you get the su commands working? I keep getting 'cannot stat su'.
    Oh there should be an updated su file with the download.

  30. Post #30
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    October 2010
    765 Posts
    I bricked it.
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  31. Post #31
    SK17a
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    October 2010
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    I bricked it.
    Good job, now go fix it.
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  32. Post #32
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    June 2009
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    I bricked it.
    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?

  33. Post #33
    tanktan38's Avatar
    October 2010
    765 Posts
    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?
    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.

  34. Post #34
    CakeMaster7's Avatar
    October 2010
    11,742 Posts
    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
    Would you recommend rooting?

    I mean, is it significantly better rooted?

  35. Post #35
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    June 2009
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    Would you recommend rooting?

    I mean, is it significantly better rooted?
    Well the fact that it gains access to the android market already sounds as "good enough"

  36. Post #36
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
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    Would you recommend rooting?

    I mean, is it significantly better rooted?
    Well mostly for google apps really. I'd unroot it afterwards.

  37. Post #37
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    May 2005
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    Would you recommend rooting?

    I mean, is it significantly better rooted?
    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.

  38. Post #38
    I'M A MASSIVE FAGGOT AND LOVE COCKS
    DrBreen's Avatar
    June 2007
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    shit wong thread--

  39. Post #39
    CoalTen's Avatar
    June 2011
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    Well mostly for google apps really. I'd unroot it afterwards.
    You can sideload apps without rooting.

  40. Post #40
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
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    You can sideload apps without rooting.
    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.