Amazon went out of its way to lock down the Kindle Fire HDX from hacking as much as possible. It’s been a slow progress but the HDX is being modified and the pieces are coming together. We can now root the Kindle Fire HDX and thanks to Haschcode even install alternative ROM. But the ultimate goal is to have both Amazon Services and Google Play Store side-by-side and behaving nicely. That is now possible and we’re going to show you how to make it happen. Let’s take a look at the details.
Here are the directions :
- Root your Kindle Fire HDX. Rooting tutorial
- Install Safestrap app followed by recovery found in the app. Safestrap (HDX 7)
- Go into recovery and install a ROM-slot (video tutorial). In the ROM-slot either restore a backup of your stock or start with a clean os which you can download from Safestrap link in step 2. Then boot into the ROM-slot.
- Download and install the Xposed Framework followed by HDXPosed.apk app. Open Xposed app and install the framework then enable the HDXPosed module.
- Boot back in recovery either through Safestrap or by restarting your Kindle Fire and choosing recovery at startup.
- Make sure you are on the ROM-slot then install the following thor-gapps.zip file.
- Reboot and enjoy!
You should now have a working Google Play Store and Amazon Services. Remember that you can always boot back into your original stock software as well. So now you have the best of both worlds.