Mobileread
Google Play on 8th Generation 8" Tablet
#1  The Old Man 11-02-2018, 09:29 AM
Just received the new 8" HD Fire tablet. 8th generation! I can find no videos, instructions or files for installing Google Play on this new generation from Amazon. I'm afraid to try the 7th generation files.

Any help appreciated. I would like to use Moonreader and a few other apps only available from the Play Store.
Thanks.
Reply 

#2  stumped 11-02-2018, 02:18 PM
You are not trying
just expecting others to spoon-feed you.
A Google search will immediately find the necessary instructions whcih exist on multiple sites.
Simply search for something !Ike install Google play store on fire tablet and follow the instructions, which work for any recent fire tablet.
You will not damage anything if you install any wrong versions. Just uninstall and start over
Reply 

#3  Skydog 11-02-2018, 10:38 PM
Quote stumped
You are not trying
just expecting others to spoon-feed you.

A Google search will immediately find the necessary instructions whcih exist on multiple sites.
Simply search for something !Ike install Google play store on fire tablet and follow the instructions, which work for any recent fire tablet.
You will not damage anything if you install any wrong versions. Just uninstall and start over
That comment was certainly unnecessary.
Reply 

#4  stumped 11-03-2018, 01:55 AM
so was the question
i was making the point that if you want to "HACK" your amazon device/ use it for non approved things, you need enough self confidence to search for knowledge and to experiment. otherwise go buy Android or stick to amazon only apps
AFAIK there is no reason why instructions written for a different generation of fire tablet should not still work, all you are doing is adding 4 apps , in sequence, with intermediate reboots. Everything is reversible, and at absolute worst a factory reset is a final saving option
if it were NOT possible to add google services to the newest fire tablet, there would be much shock, horror news coverage and I have not seen any
like i said before, You will not damage anything if you install any wrong versions. Just uninstall and start over

so LMGTFY is having a day off - go search
if you want to handhold him and post a for dummies guide, be my guest
if not, then your comment was eqully unnecessary
Reply 

#5  The Old Man 11-03-2018, 08:14 AM
Hello, Stumped,
I did search, as I said in my initial post. I found no posts or videos that specifically mentioned the 8th generation Fire, as I also said in my initial post. I appreciate your remark that I can use the instructions for the 7th generation and not damage anything. I apologize that I am not as smart as you are.
Reply 

#6  stumped 11-03-2018, 08:39 AM
Gen 8 was only released last month. The main difference is in hands free Alexa support.
It is unlikely that previous methods for adding Google services will not work,, but it would have been smarter to research that before placing the order ?
Try it immediately while you still have the option to reset and return it
Reply 

#7  stumped 11-03-2018, 08:44 AM
PS it took me 3 minutes to find this. It is an October 2018 article so almost certainly refers to the latest model.
https://www.xda-developers.com/amazon-fire-hd-8-google-play-store/
Reply 

#8  stumped 11-03-2018, 08:45 AM
From that article,
XDA Junior Member lxmeta was able to get the Play Store on his brand new Fire HD 8, which is based on Android Nougat. All they did was install four things: Google Services Framework, Google Account Manager, Google Play Services, and Google Play Store. So far it’s working and can be used to install apps. So if you don’t want to be limited to Amazon’s App Store, download and install the APKs below.

Google Services Framework 7.1.2
Google Account Manager 7.1.2
Google Play services 14.3.66 64bit nodpi
Google Play Store 11.9.14
Reply 

#9  The Old Man 11-03-2018, 08:59 AM
Quote stumped
From that article,
XDA Junior Member lxmeta was able to get the Play Store on his brand new Fire HD 8, which is based on Android Nougat. All they did was install four things: Google Services Framework, Google Account Manager, Google Play Services, and Google Play Store. So far it’s working and can be used to install apps. So if you don’t want to be limited to Amazon’s App Store, download and install the APKs below.

Google Services Framework 7.1.2
Google Account Manager 7.1.2
Google Play services 14.3.66 64bit nodpi
Google Play Store 11.9.14
Thank you for your help.
Reply 

#10  k9reeder 11-04-2018, 11:21 AM
Quote The Old Man
...
Any help appreciated. I would like to use Moonreader and a few other apps only available from the Play Store.
Thanks.
I use Moonreader too. It may prompt you to get dictionaries when you first try to look up a word, and then dump you into the Amazon eco system. And from there of course you can't do anything. I ended up solving the problem by copying the dictionary related folder from my android installation of Moonreader into a corresponding folder location on my Fire. Next time I tried to look up a word on the Fire, Moonreader found it and no longer tried to go to Amazon.

Caution: I have no idea if that was the "right" thing to do. Made it up myself, but so far it's working fine for me. I'd give you more specifics but it was a few months ago I did it and can no longer remember exactly. But definitely no rocket science involved.
Reply 

  Next »  Last »  (1/7)
Today's Posts | Search this Thread | Login | Register