Enable Sideloading of Apps on the Kindle Fire HD

Sideload Android Apps

Tired of being stuck with apps only from Amazon’s App Store? Set up the Kindle for sideloading so you can install direct from an APK file.

In order to install non-market apps on any Android device, you need to enable sideloading. This is also known as installation of applications form unknown sources. The process for the Kindle Fire HD is a little different than other Android tablets, and even a little different than last year’s first Kindle Fire.

To get into the settings of the device swipe down the notification bar and tap the “More…” button. With the Settings menu tap the Device button.

moresettings device

On the device menu set “Allow Installation of Applications” to On.

allow unknown sourced applications

Done! You can now sideload apps to the Kindle Fire HD. For an example, check out how to install the Android YouTube app on the Fire HD.




  1. mamun

    February 7, 2013 at 3:08 am

    This is really a great information..
    Thanks to share..

  2. mam_raj07

    February 7, 2013 at 3:08 am


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