DJI Go App on Amazon Kindle Fire!

DJI Go App on Amazon Kindle Fire!

So you want to use your Amazon Fire HD for your DJI Drone but how?  The DJI App’s aren’t in the Amazon App Store so how are you suppose to make it work and is it even possible?  Well yes it is possible as the Amazon Fire HD is simply just an Android Tablet and to use it with your DJI Drone, you simply need to install the Google Play Store on the Amazon Fire HD and you will be able to not only enjoy the DJI Apps, however also all the great apps available on the Google Play store too!  So your next question is going to be. “what magic do I have to do to install the Google Play Store on my Amazon Fire HD?”.  Well I have good news for you, it is pretty simple as you simply need to install 5 applications (APK’s which are Android applications) in order and you will have a fully functional Google Play Store on your Amazon Fire HD!  So lets get started as below we detailed 7 steps which need to be followed in order to make this all work.

Note the Amazon Fire HD will also work the DJI Spark and Mavic via USB OTG (USB On The Go) and we have successfully used these USB-A to Micro USB cables ( amzn.to/2uVfhqJ ) along with this OTG adapter ( amzn.to/2umMRc6 ).  Also, if you don’t have an Amazon Fire HD you can get one here: http://amzn.to/2umAxZ7

Update:  Have used the DJI Spark a number of times (i.e. the DJI Go 4 App) with out issue with the Amazon Fire HD tablet, however the one bump that I did discover that I purchased the 8 gig version and with all the apps installed there is only about 1 gig left so if you try screen recording to the “internal storage” it work and when space runs out it will fail without notice.  The way I corrected this with DU Screen recorder (my preferred Screen recorder) is changed the default storage location from Internal Storage to the SD card and that seems to have solved the issue.  However I would recommend buying at least a 16gig version (amzn.to/2tT9HGy) as its a little more but will save you in the long run.

Step 1: Using the Silk browser of the Amazon Fire HD, go this page: ( video-drone.diy3dtech.com/dji-go-app-on-amazon-kindle-fire/ )

 

Step 2: Install ES File Explorer from the Amazon App Store as we will use this to “run” all of the other applications we will download:

Click this link->  www.amazon.com/ES-Mobile-File-Explorer/dp/B008K6HN8I

 

Step 3: Install the Google Account Manager APK by clicking the link below:

Click this link-> Google Account Manager (com.google.android.gsf.login_5.1-1743759-22_minAPI21(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk)

(A) When promoted in Silk, (1) open in another browser tab, (2) switch to that [browser tab] and scroll down until you see the DOWNLOAD APK button (note that in some cases there might be a warning that there is a newer version of this application, don’t worry about this and simply click the DOWNLOAD APK button as after installation and in the Google Play Store you will have the opportunity for an automated upgrade) :

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

 

(B) You will be asked where you want to open the APK at, (1) select ES Downloader and (2) Just once:

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(C) You should now see the file being downloaded, do nothing at this point other than wait for the file finish downloading:

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(D) After the download has completed you will prompted with a dialog, (1) select Install from the three choices:

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(E)  After taping Install in Step D, you will be presented with a darker screen, (1) scroll to the very bottom and on the very bottom right you will see “INSTALL”, go ahead and tab it to install the application.

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(F) After installation in the prior step, After the app is installed now tap the “DONE” button.  At this point, return to your Silk Browser and this page to (1) move to the next step:

 

Step 4: Install the Google Google Services APK by clicking the link below:

Click this link-> Google Services Framework (com.google.android.gsf_5.1-1743759-22_minAPI22(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk)

(A) When promoted in Silk, (1) open in another browser tab, (2) switch to that [browser tab] and scroll down until you see the DOWNLOAD APK button (note that in some cases there might be a warning that there is a newer version of this application, don’t worry about this and simply click the DOWNLOAD APK button as after installation and in the Google Play Store you will have the opportunity for an automated upgrade) :

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

 

(B) You will be asked where you want to open the APK at, (1) select ES Downloader and (2) Just once:

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(C) You should now see the file being downloaded, do nothing at this point other than wait for the file finish downloading:

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(D) After the download has completed you will prompted with a dialog, (1) select Install from the three choices:

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(E)  After taping Install in Step D, you will be presented with a darker screen, (1) scroll to the very bottom and on the very bottom right you will see “INSTALL”, go ahead and tab it to install the application.

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(F) After installation in the prior step, After the app is installed now tap the “DONE” button.  At this point, return to your Silk Browser and this page to (1) move to the next step

 

Step 5: Install the Google Play Services APK by clicking the link below:

Click this link-> Google Play Services (com.google.android.gms_9.8.77_(230-135396225)-9877230_minAPI21(armeabi-v7a)(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk)

(A) When promoted in Silk, (1) open in another browser tab, (2) switch to that [browser tab] and scroll down until you see the DOWNLOAD APK button (note that in some cases there might be a warning that there is a newer version of this application, don’t worry about this and simply click the DOWNLOAD APK button as after installation and in the Google Play Store you will have the opportunity for an automated upgrade) :

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

 

(B) You will be asked where you want to open the APK at, (1) select ES Downloader and (2) Just once:

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(C) You should now see the file being downloaded, do nothing at this point other than wait for the file finish downloading:

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(D) After the download has completed you will prompted with a dialog, (1) select Install from the three choices:

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(E)  After taping Install in Step D, you will be presented with a darker screen, (1) scroll to the very bottom and on the very bottom right you will see “INSTALL”, go ahead and tab it to install the application.

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(F) After installation in the prior step, After the app is installed now tap the “DONE” button.  At this point, return to your Silk Browser and this page to (1) move to the next step

 

Step 6: Install the Google Play Store APK by clicking the link below:

Click this link-> Google Play Store (com.android.vending_7.0.25.H-all_0_-80702500_minAPI14(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk)

(A) When promoted in Silk, (1) open in another browser tab, (2) switch to that [browser tab] and scroll down until you see the DOWNLOAD APK button (note that in some cases there might be a warning that there is a newer version of this application, don’t worry about this and simply click the DOWNLOAD APK button as after installation and in the Google Play Store you will have the opportunity for an automated upgrade) :

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

 

(B) You will be asked where you want to open the APK at, (1) select ES Downloader and (2) Just once:

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(C) You should now see the file being downloaded, do nothing at this point other than wait for the file finish downloading:

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(D) After the download has completed you will prompted with a dialog, (1) select Install from the three choices:

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(E)  After taping Install in Step D, you will be presented with a darker screen, (1) scroll to the very bottom and on the very bottom right you will see “INSTALL”, go ahead and tab it to install the application.

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

(F) After installation in the prior step, After the app is installed now tap the “DONE” button.  At this point, return to your Silk Browser and this page to (1) move to the next step

 

Step 7: Delete the downloaded files to recover space on tablet.  The easiest way to do this is to connect the Amazon Fire HD Tablet to your computer via standard micro USB cable and select Fire->Internal Storage-> and delete the files in that directory.  Worth note you can also do this from ES File Explorer too however I found this means easier (see screen shot below).
How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD
At this point you have now installed the Google Play Store and you can tap on the icon and log into your Google account and begin installing applications.  One important note, while in the Google Play Store and after installing the application, tap the OPEN button from inside the Google Play Store to open the application as if you don’t some times the application will fail to register not show up on the device.  If this happens, simply reinstall the application and tap OPEN when installation is complete.  

Security Note: while researching this, I noticed that some folks also had to change their “security” settings in there Fire HD and this was done by going (1) Settings (2) Security (3) Advanced then toggling on Apps from Unknown Sources as you see in the picture.

How install the google play store on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD