How to install Minecraft PE 0.7.1 to the Kindle Fire

Mojang seems to be slacking when it comes to updating Minecraft for the Kindle Fire. As you may know, the Kindle uses it's own app store. Even though the big update has come out for Android and iPhone, Kindle users are giving the app 1 star reviews due to their inability to play with their friends or take advantage of the new update. But Powered by Redstone is here to help, with a full tutorial on how to install Minecraft PE 0.7.1 on the Fire.

You ned:

  • An Android device (not your Kindle) that is rooted. Rooting is a process that gives applications full access to the root partition of your Android device. If your device is not rooted, go a Google search for 'root [your device name] tutorial' to find out how.
  • A paid copy of Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.7.1 for Android. This has to be installed on the rooted Android device.
  • A file manager on the rooted device, like ES File Manager.
  • The free app Titanium Backup installed on the rooted device.
  • Patience

Backing up Minecraft

  1. Open Titanium Backup and tap the Backup/Restore tab.
  2. Find Minecraft on the list and tap it.
  3. Tap the big button that says 'Backup!'. When it's done, you can close Titianium Backup.
  4. Find the 'TitaniumBackup' folder on your internal Android storage. Inside is the backup of Minecraft that ends in '.apk'.
  5. Send the apk file to your Kindle somehow. Email, USB, cloud storage, and swapping SD cards are some ways.

Installing Minecraft on your Kindle

  1. On your Kindle, go to the app store and download ES File Manager.
  2. From the home screen, click the settings gear in the top bar and click More. Then switch 'Allow Installation of Applications' to ON.
  3. Transfer the APK of Minecraft Pocket Edition to your Kindle using a USB cable or another connection.
  4. Open ES File Manager on your Kindle, and go to the 'sdcard' folder and then to wherever you saved the APK to.
  5. You should see the Minecraft apk. Tap on it, and then tap install.
  6. Congratulations, you now have the latest version of Minecraft on your Kindle!

Let us know if you got stuck somewhere and we might be able to help. We cannot give you an APK of Minecraft or link to it.

  • Atari2600Gamer

    It says the download of the apk failed and its not showing up

  • brwnidjess

    I keep trying to download and it keeps telling me that the application is not installed! Help please!

    • Where does that show up? When you tap on the app to install it?

      • hobo

        Probably when you download apk

  • Tigirl79

    I tried to down load it but it kept asking me to join a different website

  • hobo

    It says something is interfering with the download

    • Try downloading the APK onto your computer, then copying it to your Kindle with USB (put it in the download folder).

  • Isaac

    I have no problems so far, but will it delete all the world's I have saved?

    • It shouldn't, but you wont be able to open the worlds in 0.6.1 anymore once you open them in 0.7.1.

      • Isaac


  • hahababa

    It not working. I go to install it and it said there is a file under the same name and can't install.

    • If you already have Minecraft on the Kindle, try un-installing it first and then installing 0.7.1.

  • strauberryjam

    pretty cool but how does it WORK!!!!!!!!!!!

    • The Kindle uses a skinned version of Android, therefore Android applications/games work on the Kindle.

  • john

    I just went to a website that said down load update for free I tapped the button and it down loaded onto my kindle

    • It might have malware in it, it's always best to buy the game so you get it straight from the publisher (and no one messes with it).