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Use Amazon Silk Browser on Any Android Device

Posted by techhackz-admin Saturday, January 7, 2012


The Kindle Fire runs on a modified version of Android and as we know developers love to hack Android devices as much as possible! Latest exploit to date is the ability to run the Amazon Silk browser on any rooted Android device. What sets the Amazon Silk browser apart from the other web browsers is that it relies heavily on cloud-based web services to accelerate your browsing experience. Amazon does have a lot of experience in the cloud with their AWS offering so it will be interesting to see how this Silk browser work.

Disclaimer: Please note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, follow the instructions at your own risk.

All the credits go to TyHi @ XDA for releasing the SilkPort package to install the Silk browser on any rooted Android device.

Before you start you should have a look at the compatibility spreadsheet hosted on Google Docs here. See if your device is listed there and if it does support this Silk browser port.

The installation is quite simple [from XDA]:

Install Tutorial:
1. Download the pack @ [PORT] Amazon Kindle Fire "Silk" Browser.
2. Use Root Explorer to copy the lib files to /system/lib set permissions the same as the others.
3. Install all of the .apks like you would side load.
4. Copy the from /data/app to /system/app
5. Reboot and enjoy

Interested in looking at what Silk looks like on a Kindle Fire? Check out this YouTube video:

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You can get more details about the Amazon Silk browser port on XDA @ [PORT] Amazon Kindle Fire "Silk" Browser.

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