How to Put Nova Launcher on Your Fire Tablet

How to Put Nova Launcher on Your Fire Tablet

So, you want to jazz up your Fire tablet with Nova Launcher, huh? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’m here to show you the ropes and guide you through the process. Trust me, it’s easier than you think!

First things first, let’s talk about why you might want to install Nova Launcher on your Fire tablet. Sure, the default launcher is fine, but Nova Launcher offers a whole new world of customization and personalization. It’s like getting a brand new tablet without actually buying one!

Now, let’s get down to business. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Open your tablet’s settings. You can find this by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping on the settings icon (the gear).

2. Scroll down until you see the “Security & Privacy” option. Tap on it to open the menu.

3. Look for the “Apps from Unknown Sources” option. By default, this is turned off to protect your device. I know it sounds a bit sketchy, but don’t worry, we’re not doing anything dangerous here. Just tap on the toggle switch to turn it on.

4. Now, it’s time to install the Nova Launcher APK. Don’t worry, an APK is just a fancy term for an Android app installer file. Head over to the web browser on your Fire tablet and search for “Nova Launcher APK download”. You should be able to find a reputable website to download it from.

5. Once the download is complete, locate the file in your tablet’s downloads folder. Tap on it, and you’ll be prompted to install it. Follow the on-screen instructions, and Nova Launcher will be installed on your device in no time.

6. Almost there! To actually use Nova Launcher, you’ll need to set it as your default launcher. Don’t worry, it’s easy-peasy. When you tap the home button on your tablet, you’ll be asked which launcher you want to use. Choose Nova Launcher and select “Always” to make it the default.

7. Voila! You’ve successfully added Nova Launcher to your Fire tablet. Now, the fun begins! Explore the customization options, play around with different themes and icon packs, and make your tablet truly your own.

That’s it, my friend! You’re now an expert in adding Nova Launcher to your Fire tablet. Enjoy the newfound freedom and flexibility that Nova Launcher brings. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

How to Add Nova Launcher to the Fire Tablet

Adding Nova Launcher to your Fire tablet can be quite a challenge these days. Surprisingly, it’s not the Nova part that’s difficult, but rather the process of adding the Google Play store and switching launchers.

This article aims to help you with the installation of Nova Launcher while also providing some information on launch hijackers and Google Play installation. This way, you won’t be blindly going through the process.

The First Change to Your Security Settings

To begin, you need to make changes to your security settings. Here’s what you should do:

  1. Start up your Amazon Fire tablet and install Google Play by going to “Settings” and then “Security”.
  2. Under the “Advanced” tab, you’ll find a toggle switch next to “Apps from Unknown Sources”. Turn this switch on or activate it.
  3. When you toggle the switch, a warning will appear. Read it carefully, and if you agree, tap “OK” to continue.

By doing this, you’ve disabled Amazon’s ability to stop you from downloading third-party apps. However, Amazon still has the power to block them. For example, Amazon blocked LauncherHijack, causing it to vanish from the internet.

In reality, LauncherHijack was probably copied and given a different name, but its disappearance shows that Amazon still has control, even if you’ve changed your security settings.

Install Google Play

Open your preferred internet browser and follow our guide to installing Google Play on your Amazon Fire tablet. This guide will provide detailed step-by-step instructions and the correct download links for all the necessary files. Once you’re done with this, come back here to add Nova Launcher to your device.

Go to Google Play

Search for “Nova Launcher” on Google Play and tap “Install”. If you’re also interested in Nova Launcher Prime, you can search for that and download it too.

If you’ve made the security setting changes mentioned earlier, you shouldn’t encounter any problems while downloading and installing the apps. You simply use the Google Play app to download and install apps just like you would on an Android device.

Activating the Nova Launcher

Go to “Settings” and tap on “Accessibility”. Look for the “To Detect Home Button Press” option. If you see a slider or toggle button next to it, turn it on. If not, tap the “To Detect Home Button Press” option and it will take you to the slider or toggle button that you need to activate.

In some cases, tapping “To Detect Home Button Press” may display a warning. Read the warning that explains what the function does, and then tap “OK” to proceed.

Nova Launcher should now be active on your Amazon Fire tablet. However, keep in mind that if Amazon starts taking action against launch hijackers, people switching to an Android interface might impact their profits. If that’s the case, Amazon will likely take stronger measures to prevent the use of Android on their devices.

The Alternate Method

If you prefer, you can find the Nova Launcher online as an .APK file. Then, look for a tool that allows you to use .APK files without rooting your device. This may sound simple in theory, but you can never be sure when Amazon will ban or block your launch hijacker. Furthermore, although there are plenty of Nova Launcher .APK files online, it can be challenging to find the most up-to-date and cleanest option.

Final Thoughts

Third-party launchers will always be in demand for mobile devices. While most default launchers are suitable for everyday use, some people require additional functionality or more control over their devices. Additionally, you may have noticed various answers online to the question “How to add Nova Launcher to a Fire Tablet.” This is because Amazon actively blocks applications it believes may diminish the overall Fire experience, forcing developers to find new installation methods for their launchers.

Have you faced similar issues when trying to add Nova Launcher to your Fire tablet? Let us know in the comments section below.

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