Fire tablet

Dave Touretzky edited this page Dec 2, 2017 · 3 revisions

The Amazon Fire tablet is the cheapest way to run the Cozmo app. A Fire 7 with 8 GB can be purchased for $49 and is sometimes available on sale for less.

Device Driver Issues

Unfortunately, Windows sometimes "loses" the Fire device drivers. This problem has been seen on both Windows 7 and Windows 10. The solution is to get the drivers from Amazon and install them manually.

  1. Download
  2. Extract the .exe file from the zip archive.
  3. Run the Fire_Devices ADB drivers.exe file to install the drivers.

Fixing Flaky Behavior With a Hard Reset

FireOS sometimes gets corrupted in ways that lead to strange behavior. One tablet started spontaneously waking up from sleep mode and displaying ads; another lost its ability to communicate via the USB cable.

The solution to flaky behavior is to do a hard reset: hold down the power button for THIRTY SECONDS. Yes, that's a long time. Afterwards, power the tablet up again and the flakiness should be cured.

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