Latest in Amazon

Image credit:

Silk ported from Kindle Fire to rooted Android devices, other web browsers now jealous

Chris Barylick, @poingferret
January 4, 2012
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Give it time and eventually someone will port your favorite browser to everything, even your toaster, if you're lucky. A group of developers on the XDA-forums has begun sharing how to port the Silk web browser found on the Amazon Kindle Fire to various Android devices. To accomplish this, you'll need a rooted Android device, whereupon you can download a package file and install it to the /system/lib directory with permissions set to the same as the other files in that folder. Users can choose to install any of the .apks that they want to side load, but will need to ensure that they also move the Silk apk from /data/app to /system/app. After a reboot, the Silk browser should be good to go, complete with access to Amazon's cloud-based services through your favorite device. That's just our quaint little summary, though: for the full instructions, you'll most definitely want to hit up the source link.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Ring made a security drone that flies around inside your home

Ring made a security drone that flies around inside your home

View
GameStop will have more $499 PS5s available to pre-order on Friday

GameStop will have more $499 PS5s available to pre-order on Friday

View
Apple's brand-new iPad is down to $299 on Amazon

Apple's brand-new iPad is down to $299 on Amazon

View
Here's everything Amazon announced at its big hardware event

Here's everything Amazon announced at its big hardware event

View
Amazon's new Eero mesh routers support WiFi 6

Amazon's new Eero mesh routers support WiFi 6

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr