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Android App Instructions for the Kindle Fire


Android App Instructions for the Kindle Fire

To install the CourseSmart Android App, you will need to have a file explorer installed on your Kindle Fire. If you have a file explorer installed, it will be located on your Kindle Fire home screen or in your list of apps. You can skip to Step 2.

Step 1: Installing a File Explorer

  1. Touch your Amazon Store app on your home screen

  2. Search "ES File Explorer" on the Amazon App store

  3. Tap "ES File Explorer"  *Not the Cupcake version.  

  4. Tap "Buy now from the Amazon app store."  NOTE: The app is free and your account should not be charged.

  5. Tap "Install" (If you do not see the screen below, then your device needs to be registered using your Amazon Account, please contact Amazon Support for details).

  6. The ES File Explorer app will start downloading

  7. The app will then install

  8. Once the app has installed, it will be available on your Kindle Fire home screen

Alternative way to install the ES File Explorer app

  1. Open the browser on your Android device and type
  2. Tap on the "ES File Explorer" link
  3. The ES File Explorer app will open in your Amazon Store
  4. Tap "Get Now" 

  5. On your Kindle Fire home screen, tap on apps in the navigation menu 

  6. Make sure to select the Cloud Tab on the apps screen
  7. Tap on the ES file explorer app icon

  8. The install screen will appear. Tap on install.
  9. Download from the cloud will begin.

  10. Tap on install..

  11. Once download is complete, the ES file explorer app will be accessible from the home screen.

  12. The ES File Explorer will be available on the Kindle Fire home screen.

Step 2: Download the app

  1. Open the browser on your Kindle Fire and type in this url:

  2. Tap on the "Download .apk" link.
  3. The CourseSmart eTextbooks.apk will be accessible via the ES filer explorer.
  4. Go to the file explorer and open the download folder. 

  5. In the download folder, tap the; the files will be extracted.

  6. Tap the CourseSmarteTextBooks.apk file with the CS logo on it, and you will be prompted to install the app.

  7. Now the CourseSmart app will be in your list of Kindle Fire apps.

Uninstalling the Android App

  1. In the list of apps, press and hold the app icon until you see the menu with the “Remove from Device” option.
  2. You will be prompted to uninstall the app.
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