Yesterday, we posted a link to the instructions you can follow to root your Kindle Fire HD device. That is the first step to installing custom software on your tablet. While Amazon does not come with the Google Play Store installed by default, you can now do so by following these instructions (published by stopxwatch on XDA Developers forum). Once you have followed the appropriate steps, the Google Play Store will show up in your Kindle Fire HD apps. Keep in mind that this is a risky project. You should know the risks before hacking your Kindle Fire.
Kindle Fires are not the only tablets that get hacked. We have covered plenty of NOOK hacks here as well. The latest hack shows a SEGA emulator running on the NOOK Simple Touch. The video above shows a rooted NOOK Simple Touch running SEGA Genesis games. The device is not the most powerful e-reader around but it seems to have enough power to run this app. I am sure most of you don’t buy these e-readers to play games on them. But it is a nice option to have.