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So I get a call on Thursday from my mom that my bday present had arrived early and if I wanted it I could come by and get it. Thats awesome I thought, but wait my birthday is not til August lol...anyways I go by there today and she gives me a Kindle Fire HD and says they were running a special and she did not want to miss out on it so needless to say Happy Bday to me today lol.
Any recommendations on downloads, apps, etc. I should check out or anything ya'll like about them?
I have always heard that you would want to root and flash the kindle to stock android because of the amazon overlay.
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Ok Alderman, I think I am gonna need Rosetta Stone translation on that
Ha. Everyone puts "skins" over top of android. The amazon skin is not great from what I read. Rooting is like jailbreaking an iphone. It gives you root access to the device you can then remove the kindle skin.
Oh ok I gotcha..thanks. +1
It has a lot of things that can help you learn. My 6 year old has had one since last Christmas. He loves playing on his and he has learned more than I ever expected.
Thanks I am sure the kids will be wearing it out as well. I think it will make it a lot easier than lugging the laptop around on roadtrips as well.
Go to their app store and download some malware and anti-virus protection(lookout mobile security is a good one). Check out the Badass battery monitor. It lets you know which apps run through your battery time too fast. If you want to run Flash, swipe down from the top>More>Device>Allow Installation of Applications. *Install ES File Explorer: ES File Explorer. Download and install the Dolphn HD and Flash Player apk files from dropbox.com
Once both files are downloaded to your fire, open ES Explorer and look in the "downloads" folder. You should see both files there. Install Dolphin HD *first* by tapping the icon. Then install Flash by tapping on the icon.
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This post was edited by volnut64 13 months ago
Thanks Nut.. +1
Just got one myself a couple weeks ago and I heard alot of people say it wouldn't run Flash Player. Go to Amazon's web page and there is a kindle user forum. I found alot of useful stuff to help me out.
I would recommend getting a cover, the otterbox version offers great protection. Have to admit to dropping mine more than once and it still works like new.
I am a Amazon Prime member - I think they will give a month free when you buy the Kindle. If it did not come loaded then I would check it out. It gives you access to steaming video similar to netflix, and also gets you free 2 day shipping on items purchased from Amazon. If you are a netflix member than they have an app for that also.
There is an app called freetime that can limit the content your kids can get into on the device. I don't have kids so I never checked it out but some of my friends that have kids are fans of it.
If you or your family enjoys reading you can go to the bookstore and search for "free kindle books". It does not have the best sellers for free but there are options.
There is also a message board for Kindle Fire HD on amazon that has thousands of posters dedicated to just the fire hd.
Thank you.. yeah I will probably do the Prime. I have almost done it a few times even before I had the kindle. I will check out the forum as well. Thanks again
I also have the prime. Well worth the purchase. I for sure suggest it, and I don't even use the streaming video.
I have taken advantage of it a few times when they offer trials. I also have an amazon card I can buy it with and get points towards future purchases. I wear amazon out lol
As do I sir. Amazon is probably my favorite store period.
You and me both..I could have Amazon, Ross, and a few others and need nothing else
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