Firewalla App for Kindle Fire?

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    Andy brown

    Just add the Play store on your kindle fire.  Just downloaded on mine to check and it works

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    Jbcranmer

    Thanks Andy. Don't know why I didn't try that before. I got the app working now but the camera on the Fire is not good enough to scan the QR code. It gives me the option to manually input a code but I can't figure out what to enter. Oh well back to the drawing board.

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    Firewalla

    What you need to do get another device to scan the QR code on the bottom of the firewalla box.  It will resolve into a string or numbers.  Then you can type that in the Kindle Fire 

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    Jbcranmer

    Thanks. I have it working now although I had to jump through some extra hoops. I should have mentioned I was trying to pair the Fire as a second device and I only have the phone as my primary paired device.

    1) Enable pairing to a second device via app on primary device.
    2). Take a screenshot of qr code
    3) Use a qr reader app that allows input as photos
    4) Email myself the long string that comes back from that qr code
    5) Finally paste that text into the app running on the Fire.

    It's now working perfectly. Thank you all for your help!

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    Firewalla

    That's a lot of hoops ... is the Fire camera that bad?  (We don't have any Fire devices in our office, and none of us ever used a fire before.)

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    Jbcranmer

    I don't know about the current generation of Fire's but this one is terrible. Mine is an 8" generation 7 model. I'm hoping Amazon has done better with the newer ones.

    I didn't even document the steps to get the Play Store installed. That adds about 5 more steps. Since Amazon uses its own app store you have to track down the 4 or 5 APK files needed for the Play Store and side load them. That was the original request about having the application approved for Amazon's app store but based on the camera on this one it's best left for people like me that don't mind a lot of tinkering to make it work. :)

    I will say this though. The support you folks provide is phenomenal and I'm so happy to have purchased the Blue. I may be upgrading to a gold soon as I am expecting an upgrade to fiber internet any week now. I might have bought the gold originally but I wasn't willing to spend the extra money until I had a chance to test drive the Blue and see what support was like. You have exceeded all expectations!

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