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How to turn your Fire tablet into basically a stock Android device

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Please note that this turtorial only works for devices running Fire OS 5.3.x or higher. I might do a turtorial for older Fire Tablets if there's enough demand.

Also, before doing this, go to Settings, Device Options and tap the serial number 7 times. Then tap Developer Options and enable Apps from unknown sources. (Ignore the warning message, the apps that we'll be using are completely safe.)

1. Installing the Play Store

Using the Silk Browser, go to https://forum.xda-developers.com/amazon-fire/general/how-to-install-google-play-store-fire-t3486603, scroll down and download the APK files in order. Next, open the Docs app, navigate to your downloads directory and install them in the order they were listed in the above site. If you have an antivirus installed, you might want to disable it and reboot before installation. After you have installed all of the APK files in the listed order, reboot the device and you should see a Play Store icon on the home screen. Tap it, sign in with your Google account and you're all done!

2. Installing a launcher

We'll need three separate apps for this. The first one is obviously going to be the launcher of your choice. The second one is going to be an app called LauncherHijack, which will enable us to bypass the launcher restriction built into the tablet. And the final one is going to be Superuser, which is required for LauncherHijack to work. The first step is to (again, using the Silk Browser) download Superuser from http://www.appsapk.com/downloadpage?link=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5hcHBzYXBrLmNvbS9kb3dubG9hZGluZy9sYXRlc3QvU3VwZXJ1c2VyLTMuMS4zLmFwaw==&t=U3VwZXJ1c2Vy. Use the same method of going into the download folder in the Docs app and installing it. You don't need to open it, just click Done after it has finished installing. Next, get LauncherHijack from https://github.com/BaronKiko/LauncherHijack/releases/download/3.0/LauncherHijackV3.apk and use the same method of installing it as above. Then, choose a launcher and install it from the Play Store.

The next step is to go to Settings, then Accessibility, scroll all the way down to the bottom, then tap 'To detect home button press' and toggle the switch to on. Next, open LauncherHijack, select the launcher you downloaded from the Play Store, tap OK, press the Home Button and you're all done!

You can also download Gboard (the Google keyboard) from the Play Store if you wish.

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