How to install Google Play Store on an Amazon Fire tablet (2022) | MarketingwithAnoy

Once you have installed all four apps, it’s time to restart your Fire tablet. Press the power key until the power menu appears, and then press Restart.

4. Sign in to your Google Account

Once your Fire tablet is restarted, you should be able to open the Google Play Store, sign in to your Google Account, and start downloading apps. Again, not everything works, but there is certainly a larger selection than what you get in the Amazon Appstore.

Tips and troubleshooting

If you want a more layered Android experience, you can install a custom launcher that allows you to hide all the Amazon apps you do not need. I like Nova Launcherbut there are many others available.

If you assume that you have finished installing the APKs from unknown sources, it is a good idea to go back and turn off this option. It’s inside Settings > Security and privacy. Turn off Apps from unknown sources possibility. It prevents you from accidentally downloading malicious software.

If you’re having trouble installing apps from the Play Store, try clearing the app data. Go to Settings > Apps and notifications > Manage all applications. Browse the list and find the Play Store. Tap to edit the settings. The first step is to press Forced stop to close the Play Store. Then press Storagethen Delete data (or Clear storage, depending on the version of Fire OS you are running). Once done, restart your device and try logging in to the Play Store again.

If that doesn’t work, it might be a good idea to reverse: factory reset and start over. However, be aware that a factory reset will erase all your data and files, not just the Google Play Store, so make sure you have a good backup before trying it.

Finally, for those who would like to try installing LineageOS, the open source alternative to Android: I do not recommend it. Four devices do not have unlockable bootloaders, and it is not for the faint of heart to have LineageOS installed. Even if you pull it off, things rarely work 100 percent of the time, and you can still screw things up after installation. I bricked an older Fire HD 8 running LineageOS (I was trying to update the bootloader in LineageOS, which turned out to be a bug). There is also, as far as I know, no version of LineageOS that fully supports Fire hardware. If you want to run LineageOS on a tablet, a Samsung slate is probably your best bet.

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