In This Tutorial You Will Learn How To Install Google Play On Fire Phone & Use Be Able To Use Google Apps On Fire Phone
Fire phone is a great phone with wonderful and completely new features. However, over the last years most of us have got used to Android and Google Play to the point that we cannot live without then anymore. 🙂
That’s why the greatest disadvantage of Fire phone for almost everyone is that there is no Google Play in it by default. Fortunately, that’s not the end of the world and we can do something about it.
In this tutorial I will show you step by step how to sideload the Play Store to Fire phone and have it up & running.
Once again I want to thank Brett for originally giving me materials and idea for this tutorial.
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How To Install Google Play To Fire Phone Step By Step
The first thing you need to do to install the Play store is to allow your Fire phone to install apps not from the Amazon Appstore. By default, Fire phone doesn’t allow installation of external apps so that you don’t harm or infect your phone with unknown apps. Here’s what you need to do:
1) Allow installation of apps not from the Amazon Appstore. To do this, go to Settings > Applications > Allow installation of applications not from the Amazon Appstore and make sure it’s set to ON.
2) Download and copy the folder containing these four files (with Google framework) to your Fire Phone. I suggest simply connecting your Fire phone to your PC and transferring these files to a new folder (I suggest naming it “Google” or something like that). If you don’t know how to do it, read this tutorial: How To Transfer Files To Fire Phone or How To Sideload Apps To Fire Phone.
3) Install ES File Explorer. This app will let you easily manage files on your Fire phone and install apps (in the form of APK files) you transferred. ES File Explorer is available on the Amazon Appstore so all you need to do is click on its link and download the app to your Fire.
4) Now you have to navigate to the folder with Google files you copied to your Fire phone. Obviously, you have to use ES File Explorer to do that.
5) Once you are in the folder, install these files in the following order (not in any other order). Just tap on the file, accept permissions and let them install. Don’t open them until you install all of them.
- Google Account Manager
- Google Play Services
- Google Services Framework
- Google Play Store
6) Congratulations! You now have Google Play and Google Services installed and (hopefully) working on your Fire phone. Open Play Store and configure you Google account so that you can download and use Google apps (such as Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Chrome, Snapchat and so on) and Google Play as if it was any other Android device.
7) You might need to update the Play store, so look out for updates to any of the files you just manually installed. To check of the Google Play store is up to date, open it, go to Settings and click on Build version.
8) You now have to app stores installed with some apps overlapping. In order to avoid problems, you should turn off auto update for the Amazon store if you plan to use only Google Play from now on.
To do this, go to Settings >Applications > Manage the settings for individual Amazon Applications on your phone. Open Appstore and disable Automatic Updates.
9) It’s also a good idea to uninstall all of the apps you installed when using the Amazon store, and re-install them using the Play store.
IMPORTANT: If you still have problems with the Google Play store (you get notifications that Google Services closed), you can use an alternative store (and still be able to use most of Google apps).
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