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How To Remove Ads & Bloatware From The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet [No Root]

Tablets are a popular reading device. The dedicated eReader concept might not be as popular as say, owning an iPad but people do still buy and read on them. Amazon’s Fire tablets are still going strong in this niche; they’re affordable, they run Android, and they support Amazon’s ebook format. There’s little more an avid book reader could want except for maybe a simple way to remove ads and bloatware from the Amazon Fire 7.

Install ADB Tools

In order to remove ads and remove bloatware from the Amazon Fire 7, you will need to install ADB tools. As of last year, you can download the ADB tools without downloading the entire Android SDK.

Download ADB and Fastboot tools from Google for Linux, Darwin, and Windows. Extract the contents of the folder to wherever is convenient. You will run commands from inside this folder so don’t bury it too deep.

Enable ADB Debugging

You need to enable ADB debugging on your Android Fire 7 tablet before you can execute an ADB command.

Open the Settings app, tap the Device section, and on the device screen, tap the build number or in this case Serial number 7 times. This will unlock the developer options just under it. Here, turn the “Enable ADB debugging” option on.

You will also see an option to allow USB debugging. Enable it.

Remove Bloatware

Connect your tablet to your PC. Open up Device Manager and check under USB devices to make sure it is properly detected. Next, open the folder that you extracted the ADB tools to.

Hold down Shift, and from the context menu, select the ‘Open Command Prompt window here’ option. If you’re on Windows 10, you might need to add the Open Command Prompt window here option back to File Explorer.

A Command Prompt window will open. Run the following command to make sure your device is running okay.

adb devices

This will return a list of all connected devices. If it doesn’t or if the device appears offline, check if you get a prompt on your tablet of any sort asking to enable USB debugging.

Once the device is detected, you can start removing bloatware. Each of the following commands should be executed one at a time. Each command removes a different item from the Amazon Fire 7. The name of the item that is removed is in the command e.g., “adb shell pm uninstall –user 0 com.amazon.parentalcontrols” removes parental controls. Look at the part that follows the “com.amazon.” part of the command to find which item it will remove.

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.parentalcontrols

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.android.calendar

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.photos

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.kindle

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.android.email

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.android.music

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.goodreads.kindle

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.kindle.personal_video

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.geo.client.maps

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.cloud9.systembrowserprovider

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.cloud9

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.csapp

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.weather

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.ags.app

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.h2settingsfortablet

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.android.contacts

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 amazon.alexa.tablet

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.kindle.kso

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.audible.application.kindle

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.mp3

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.tahoe

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.photos.importer

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.zico

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.dee.app

Not all the above items are bloatware. Some apps might actually be useful so before you run all these commands, decide what you want to keep, and what you want to get rid of. This list of commands was compiled by Reddit user dingers13.

Remove Ads From Amazon Fire 7 Lockscreen

If all you’re interested in is removing ads from the Amazon Fire 7, then you need to run the following command, and nothing else. It’s listed in the commands in the previous section but it’s not obvious from its name what it does.

adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.amazon.kindle.kso

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  • BloodSausageRebellion

    Doesn’t work on Win10.

  • Citizen Kane

    I receive a bunch of [delete_failed_internal_error] replies… Great idea though.

  • Martin

    I’m almost certain this is only for 5th generation fire 7 devices, but also wont work if you’re running OS 5.4.0.1 or newer

  • Demy

    Worked fantastically for me. Thank you very much.

  • Skeeshaw

    If anyone is using the Kindle Fire HD8 7th Gen, the command for removing ads is different. Try this:
    1. Open an ADB command window
    2. Type “adb devices” to make sure your fire is connected
    3. Type “adb shell” if it is connected properly
    4. Type “pm clear –user 0 com.amazon.kindle.kso”
    5. Wait for it to say “Success” and restart your Fire
    6. You are welcome! No more ads!

    EDIT: Also works with Windows 10. (and Fire (7th gen) device version 5.4.0.1-5.6.0.0 to my knowledge)

    • Elias The

      This only removes them temporarily, you only clear the ads on the Kindle. It checks for new ads at leaat omco a day.

  • mIX

    How do you stop the [delete_failed_internal_error] messages?