How to install Android Market apps on Kindle Fire without root access?

Can’t find apps from Android Market in Amazon Appstore? Amazon Appstore has lot of paid and free applications and games for Kindle Fire. But it surely does not have the amount or latest apps like the original Android Market by Google. Besides, Kindle Fire does not have Android Market App installed. Only has Amazon Appstore. The simplest way to install applications and games from Android Market on Kindle Fire ~ have Android Market App installed on Kindle Fire. Then you can download and install apps directly from Android Market then. However, you need to root Kindle Fire in order to install Android Market App. So here is the solution for those who have stock Kindle Fire without root access…

Android Market
Android Market


  • Android device with Android Market

Step by Step Guide

  1. On Kindle Fire, tab Quick settings.
  2. Click on More…
  3. Go to Device.
  4. Make sure that Allow Installation of Applications ~ From Unknown Sources is ON.
  5. Go to Amazon Appstore.
  6. Install ES File Explorer (or install any file explorer that you prefer).
  7. On Android devices with Android Market…
  8. Make a backup of the apps ~ How to backup Android apps into apk?.
  9. Copy the backup application apk to Kindle Fire download folder.
  10. Launch ES File Explorer.
  11. Go to download folder.
  12. Select application apk and install it.
  13. That’s all.

Note – Not every application from Android Market can be installed and use on stock Kindle Fire. Example, you can install Google Gmail but it won’t work (close right away after launch).


  1. Hi, i just got my kindle fire for a week. As i know, we cannot download any apps from amazon, we need to download android app store…i try to follow you instruction as above, but when i go to amzon apps store to Install ES File Explorer, but i cant do it….can u pls help me…..

  2. I did manage to install aneroid market to my fire but when I opened it. I got this message “you must add an account to the device to continue. Do you want to add one now?” When I clicked yes the market app automatically shut itself down. What should I do then?

  3. Ok… vivo en venezuela y es obvio que el kindle no me deje comprar nada por el amamzon store, asi que note que me trajo el quick office y me fije que tenia el file explorer y me baje la apk del balckmarket y listo full aplicaciones! ahora voy a ver si se le puede poner el market de google!

  4. Hi,
    First thanks for all your helpful guides.
    I wish to buy Kindle File in the USA and then ship it to Europe (a present).
    I’ve read that Amazon apps won’t work outside the USA (as Amazon detects the IP address and blocks it from entering the cloud). Since the main use of the Kindle Fire is for web browsing (which shouldn’t be an issue) and games (which is the problematic thing), would the Android Market installation (I don’t mind rooting it if required) solve the issue and will basically detach the Kindle File connection to Amazon cloud (which I want to happen while outside the USA)?

    Thanks again!

  5. I do not see the Download Folder when I access my kindle fire folders from my pc. Am I doing something wrong or do I have to create one?


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