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Initial post: Nov 30, 2012 2:25:43 PM PST
firemark says:
Hello all,

I have just purchased a kindle fire and wanted to run a launcher. I have loade GO Launcher Ex and a couple of others, but none of them work at all. They install, and then when i press the Home button, Nothing! Apparently it is supposed to give me the choice of what app runs, but mine fire just goes to the stock home page.

Any ideas what i have done wrong? I am computer literate, but this has me stumped as most people seem to be running it no issues.

Thanks in advance.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 6:13:02 PM PST
mikeobrien says:
Amazon has locked out alternate launchers with the HD. I used GO Launcher with the original Fire just fine

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 6:29:11 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 30, 2012 6:30:09 PM PST
Mr.Bill says:
ADW EX works.. Kind of.. It's not 100% because Amazon has become very heavy handed and decided to lock up the HD's tight.. But ADW EX does work. It's the Pro/paid version( the free version doesn't work), and you can't get the paid version from Google Play, because, well never-mind.. But 4shared has it.. I think 1mobile might have it too.. There are a few quirks, but if you d/l it, it installs easily, Some of the customization is missing.. But Google 'ADW-EX on the Fire HD' and there's plenty of info out there to help you make it work.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 6:00:47 AM PST
ShoeCritic says:
So no version of the go launcher ex works on the 2nd generation kindle fire (non-hd)?

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 6:00:58 AM PST
ShoeCritic says:
So no version of the go launcher ex works on the 2nd generation kindle fire (non-hd)?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 6:18:31 AM PST
mikeobrien says:
That has been my experience

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 7:00:37 AM PST
ShoeCritic says:
is there any app that works to change the background/carousel?

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 10:39:18 AM PST
Mr.Bill says:
As far as I know NO other launcher works on the HD's except ADW, and even ADW on the HD has it's limitations.

IMO it's a very big mistake by Amazon to lock-up these HD's as tight as they have. You can't use other launchers, no other browsers(except Dolphin), you can change the wallpapers, etc. IMO that kind of heavy-handedness is going to cost them in the long run.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 9:16:45 PM PST
HI says:
Boy, oh boy. I sure can't wait until some dev has a ROM for this Fire HD. Like ClockWork.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 3:55:24 PM PST
R. Bruno says:
I got the Fire HD for Christmas. I think it was a BIG waste of money at the present time. It IS locked up real tight. Not what I was looking for. I think I will ePay this and get something more flexible!

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 8:13:44 PM PST
Mini-T says:
Why hasn't amazon stepped up and changed this!Almost every person wants a background on their kindle... that should be enough right there... Their customers are unhappy!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 8:20:12 PM PST
mikeobrien says:
ask them!

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 7:46:30 PM PST
TankNuke says:
Amazon decided to be an idiot and drive away customers by giving them no way to personalize the kindle. I'm sure that if they allowed the tootle appetite lots more people would Btu their stuff and they would earn more money. They should also let people change the wallpaper instead of those idiotic random photos.

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 12:35:41 PM PST
Does anyone from Amazon ever even look or listen to anything that anyone has to say. There is a major problem here. Hundreds if not thousands of CUSTOMERS have the same questions and problems. Which are falling on CLOSED ears. Not to mention Amazon KINDLE APP STORE. Well ENOUGH SAID APPLE oops Sorry AMAZON. Take heed You lost this Customer..........

Posted on Feb 26, 2013 8:26:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 26, 2013 8:28:06 PM PST
K says: << this link works well only issue is that the home bottom doesn't behave as well as go launcher sends you back to the carousel.

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 3:19:49 PM PST
kindleman10 says:
I literally sent amazon 5 letters of feedback conplaining about the crappy stock wallpapers. They didnt respond. Im starting to think i wasted 200+ dollars. I use my 2nd gen Fire everyday, but i really do want to have less restrictions on how my kindle fire is customized.

Posted on Jan 1, 2015 9:08:18 AM PST
I agree.. Fire is waste of money..
They even blocked the setting to make custom launcher as default (when home button is pressed) in the new Fire OS..
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