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Posted on May 1, 2013 6:48:48 AM PDT
Mike says:
I would like to download security (preferably free) for my new kindle fire so that I can use it in Wi-Fi hotspots to do things like access bank accounts. I tried downloading cisco VPN but it needs to know the operating system and amazon/help do not know it. Can anyone recommend a suitable security download?

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 7:06:42 PM PST
is there instructions on line for dummies w/a new kindle 8.9

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 5:15:48 PM PST
Bea McCallum says:
there is no enable flash in my kindled settings . can anyone explain how I can get flash on to my fire please

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 11:13:53 AM PST
Steve Thomas says:
This thread says "fire" in the title. If you actually have a second generation Kindle, not a fire, a virus is highly improbable. On the other hand, you could have something else, I suppose. (A REAL virus self-replicates ans ends those copies of itself to other devices.)

Instead of sliding the on switch and immediately releasing it, slide it and hold for 15 to 30 seconds. When it turns on, it will have forgotten everything it knows. Register it again to your account and you'll be able to download everything you originally bought from Amazon. Documents you downloaded from other sites, and documents you wrote in Open Office and transloaded from your puter will be gone, and you'll have to obtain them again.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 4:44:26 AM PST
I think my second generation kindle has a virus ......How do I wipe it?

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 11:30:19 AM PST
NWil says:
I like the Kindle Fire update, adding Swype. The only issue I have regarding the update relates to the book reading feature. Prior to the update, my Kindle Fire, 2nd gen, was able to read back word documents in the book viewer. Now, word documents open in the Office Suite viewer by default. Does anyone know how to change this or is the Word reader function gone forever.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 6:00:18 PM PST

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 5:58:44 PM PST
Yoli R. says:
This does not exist on the kindle fire HD....only on the 1st generation fire

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 10:02:59 PM PST
my fire is great. I like it alot. Nice not to have to hall my laptop or my hulking ipad through the airport. And in its case it looks as though I'm walking with my bible,,,,hehe....

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 8:21:52 AM PDT
jsh1120 says:

You can sideload the Dolphin HD browser (8.5.1) and the appropriate Flash player. The instructions to do so can be found on numerous threads on this forum.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2012 7:33:59 AM PDT
I recently got a kindle fire hd 7". there are no options to turn flash on. I have tried downloading adobe flash and it says it downloads but doesn't work, any other options I can try?

Posted on Sep 13, 2012 2:47:06 PM PDT
You could try to look for android apps on and download them straight to the kindle, they should save to your downloads and then you click on them and run through the set-up... I have done this on my android phone before

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 11:56:45 AM PDT
dave says:
I am trying to watch something online and it says I need a newer version of flash. I have done all of the above already.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 9:24:26 AM PDT
JimmyTheD says:
There is no Flash download for the Fire, but you don't actually need one. It's already installed, it's just turned off. Do this:
- Open the Web tab
- Click Menu (the ladder-like icon, bottom center)
- Click Settings
- Scroll down until you see "Enable Flash" and click that
- Click "On Demand"

Flash will now work.

Copied from Bruce Boyle's post.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 9:05:14 AM PDT
Bigkids says:
I can't find the instruction.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 9:02:53 AM PDT
Bigkids says:
How to enable adobe flash?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 10:00:33 AM PDT
Please try again, your question does not make sense.

Kindle fire is a customized android device. Adobe Flash Player is an application that runs on a variety of different operating systems and browsers.

Or are you asking how to use Flash player? I know that it is disabled by default. Have you reenabled it?

Posted on Jul 24, 2012 9:51:55 AM PDT
Linda Fox says:
What operating system is the Kindle Fire for Adobe Flash player?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012 6:29:01 PM PDT
Look at the top of the page, the first post.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012 6:27:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 25, 2012 6:30:09 PM PDT
Benjamin says:
Turn on the flash player settings. Instructions below.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 6:18:40 PM PDT
Assuming you mean the Kindle Fire, since that's the topic of this discussion, the OS is Android 2.3.4.

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 4:02:32 PM PDT
Earl Johnson says:
What is the kindle operating system?

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 8:20:49 AM PDT
Brittany Pye says:
I cannot watch videos from websites off of youtube. It says I need adobe flash??

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 8:32:59 AM PST
Norm says:
What browser needs to be downloaded to play videos with HTML5? When I try to download what You Tube says I need I get the message "no device, no phones, log in with a different account. What do I need to do to get my Kindle to play HTML5?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2012 3:30:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 22, 2012 3:31:00 PM PST
Actually they made almost no changes to the Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) kernel. They messed around with the settings screens and provided their own Launcher, but that's about the extent of it.

It runs almost any Android app that runs on 2.3.4 (which is most of them) as long as they don't require hardware it doesn't include, like a camera, microphone, Bluetooth or GPS - or external SDCard.
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