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Initial post: Jun 29, 2014 1:07:41 PM PDT
Eli says:
On a Kindle Fire 8.9, if I root the device, download the Google play apps I want, can I save them to my cloud, unroot the device and bring the apps back to the device? I believe I need to un-root (restore) to be able to stream Prime videos, don't I?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2014 1:22:46 PM PDT
Artist says:
Why would you do that?

Did you check sites like 1mobile to see if the apps you want are available?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2014 1:24:32 PM PDT
You are over-complicating it. You cannot save Google Play apps to your Amazon cloud, but you don't need to. You would just leave them installed when you unroot. Once you have installed the Google Play store and other apps you don't need to uninstall them to unroot, with the exception of those apps that need root or that are used to root the Kindle.

Yes, you would need to unroot to stream Prime videos as well as use some other services.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2014 1:37:52 PM PDT
Eli says:
So when you unroot, the downloaded apps will stay on the device? I guess I believed that the restore process would delete them. I really appreciate your input.

Posted on Jun 29, 2014 10:28:24 PM PDT
Rooting will violate your warranty. You'd better hope that nothing goes wrong with the device...that none of the apps you install plant viruses, or otherwise harm the device.

Why bother to root a Kindle? If you want to have Google apps, buy a Google tablet. Has rooting become such a cool thing to do that you are now no one unless you have a rooted device?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2014 10:31:52 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
why not just check and see if the Google Play apps are available on 1mobile.com or goodereader.com (most of them are) and then there's no need to root your kindle

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 3:52:00 AM PDT
Brewingbiker says:
Does the reason he wants to root the device REALLY matter? The question was asked with respect. Personally I wouldn't do it, but thats MY choice. I've rooted other android-based devices, but never a kindle (because they were e-ink based, no apps to worry about) -though I did hack my gen 3 e-ink keyboard kindle to put other pics on the screensaver (got tired of the Amazon ones). I'd expect anyone who knows enough to root, knows that they will void their warranty.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 5:00:58 AM PDT
Sarida says:
Another solution would be to purchase the device that has the ecosystem you want on it and save the risk of turning a several hundred dollar device into a brick.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 5:41:09 AM PDT
You'd be seriously surprised

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 5:57:06 AM PDT
I wasn't in the mood to argue "to root or not to root" when I answered so I just stuck with the facts. I did actually root my first Fire, but i didn't inhale.

There really isn't much advantage to rooting a Fire other than using Google Play apps, and as I said once that was installed it wasn't necessary to keep the device rooted.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 6:58:19 AM PDT
Artist says:
The reason does matter if he's doing just to get certain apps. If they can be found elsewhere, why root the device? Not everyone understands that there may be options other than Amazon or GooglePlay.

I didn't care whether or not he DID it, I just wanted to make sure that he knew there were options.

Is that okay with you?

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 6:58:46 AM PDT
Brewingbiker says:
" I did actually root my first Fire, but i didn't inhale. "
still laughing!

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 7:39:59 AM PDT
You might want to check the forums at N2Aos: http://n2aos.com/forum/

Also, XDA Developers forums: http://forum.xda-developers.com/kindle-fire-hdx/general

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 7:50:09 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Exactly!
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