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Posted: 12/21/2016 8:07:38 AM EST
Sister sent my wife and I each an Amazon Fire. Is it worth rooting to change the launcher or a pain in the butt and risky to brick the device?
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:12:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:28:18 AM EST
Bought my son an HD8 - still on the fence on if I will root it.

Sideloading the Google Playstore is as easy as loading the four .apk files, instructions here

While I dont like the stock launcher, not sure if I'll bother switching it since I won't be using it.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:30:39 AM EST
Your not really "rooting" it more than just changing a couple of settings to allow third party apps on it. Put Kodi on it and go from there. It's pretty simple stuff.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:34:38 AM EST
Root all the things.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:34:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2016 8:35:50 AM EST by IndyGunFreak]
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Originally Posted By voodochild:
Your not really "rooting" it more than just changing a couple of settings to allow third party apps on it. Put Kodi on it and go from there. It's pretty simple stuff.
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Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:42:04 AM EST
I think its over rated. It has paid for itself time after time but finding something with decent quality is a pain in the ass. Its definitely not a cancel your cable type of thing.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:43:06 AM EST
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