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2012-01-02 05:27 PM
james99 Well this is different since Amazon is a provider of software unlike most phone manufacturers and they prevented re-rooting using the same software.

On another note, new software came out to re-root.

The game of cat and mouse continues.

Other s/w came out that prevents the auto updating of device.

I just came back from holidays in the Dominican Republic and it was Blackberry heaven, I think I had the only Android tablet. A few Ipads and plenty of Playbooks and Blackberrys.
2011-12-20 08:53 AM
Fonceur As someone pointed out in the thread, typically any firmware breaks root, so nothing new...
2011-12-20 08:41 AM
james99
Kindle Fire's 6.2.1 update breaks root, disables SuperOneClick utility

Just when you thought it was safe to root your Kindle Fire with a single click, Amazon has clamped down on homebrewing enthusiasts.

The game of cat and mouse continues.
2011-12-11 07:07 PM
jpb
Silk video

One thing I've noticed, without doing anything special at all (no vpn's no ip hiding) I have access to all the full episodes available on CBS, ABC, Nbc and fox websites. If I uncheck the "accelerate" option the sites recognize I'm in Canada and I am back to no access. Unfortunately Amazon itself does recognize I'm not in the US of course.
2011-11-30 10:20 PM
james99 I received the update tonight and it disabled my Android Market app. Everything else was fine.

So, i re-rooted the device and re-installed the market place.


All is fine once again.
2011-11-30 10:31 AM
Gino Cerullo This was bound to happen since Amazon's whole go-to-market strategy is to have you use their ecosystem for everything so they can make money. If Fire users can circumvent the Amazon ecosystem then they have no hope of making a profit on the Fire tablet that is being sold at a loss otherwise.
2011-11-30 10:08 AM
james99
Kindle Fire update 6.2 removes root functionality

Last week we gave you instructions on how to root your Kindle Fire tablet, and in so doing unlock access to the Android Market and Google Apps. Well it seems Amazon isnít too happy about this, so they have released a new, automatic update that removes root functionality and even Android Market in some instances.
2011-11-27 11:29 AM
james99 Even after rooting the Kindle some apps are not available in the Market Place or will show up as not compatible on the Market Place website.

So, the easy solution is to sideload the apps. Very easy and a great way to load apps without rooting.

http://www.tested.com/news/how-to-si...-3-steps/3179/

After rooting and sideloading this is one kick ass tablet.

Could not be happier.
2011-11-26 03:32 PM
james99 I have rooted my Kindle and installed the Android Market.



It's nice having Canadian Apps including my Banking app.
2011-11-24 11:41 AM
Tikker silly question maybe tho


doesn't this kind of tether (for now at least) your usage of the Fire to your home?

Obviously you'll be able to roam around, and read books, and do a good chunk of your normal usage anywhere, but you'll definitely be tied to your home vpn (or a similar one I guess) to do the whole works

I could see that being incredibly frustrating for folks like me that are impulsive about picking up books you see, or someone tells you about over coffee

I've discovered more books this year, having coffee with friends librarian/wife this year, and this would possibly put a crimp in how I do it now (altho I'm reasonably sure I could just change methodology and accomplish same thing, it seems goofy to do so just cause of lack of content agreements here)
2011-11-24 10:22 AM
magnet Thanks James... My folks picked up a FIRE for me in the States this week for Xmas. I was wondering how to get a workaround for north of the 49th..
2011-11-24 08:44 AM
james99
How to Access the Amazon Appstore from Outside the USA

For Non-Americans like myself, this worked great.


The Amazon Appstore launched fairly recently and itís really cool ó offering a paid app for free every day ó but unfortunately itís limited to US customers, making the rest of us feel like that kid whoís not invited to the cool party down the street.

I recently got a new Android phone and I realised that itís crazy that I, living in the UK, canít access the Amazon Appstore. So I did some searching around and discovered that there is a fairly easy workaround to give access to their store to everyone, not just those in the USA
2011-11-24 07:32 AM
Bdub Thanks James99.
2011-11-24 01:23 AM
Nuje Working on that plan right now - I thought I could use an old WRT54G that I had kicking around to use an OpenVPN, but it doesn't have the horsepower.

Found a cheap E3000 today on CL, and I'm just putting dd-wrt on that right now to give it a try.
2011-11-24 12:00 AM
Wayne
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Originally Posted by Nuje View Post
I was thinking that I'd be able to use the streaming video and other stuff via my VPN account, but no can do: No option to set up VPN with the Kindle Fire.

As an added un-bonus, I can't even buy some apps (like Vanity Fair) from the Amazon Android App Store.

I think this thing is going back to Amazon on the 29th day.
What about services where the VPN is on your router, or you use a DNS spoofing service like unblockus on your router? That should make all traffic on your LAN appear to be US based.
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