How to get IDEA to recognize Kindle Fire as Android Device?

I have plugged my new Kindle Fire into USB, but IDEA does not seem to recognize it as an Android device.  Wondering if anyone knows how to get this to work.  I'd like to install and run my Android app which is currently in development.

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Thank you.  I guess Google was my friend here. :(

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Which link was most helpful; I'm planning to give this a try soon also.

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This link did the trick:

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/sdk/Connecting_your_Kindle_Fire_to_ADB.pdf

It's very simple, actually.

Prerequisites
Download and install the following packages for your development environment:
Java JDK Android SDK
Use the Android SDK Manager to download and install the following SDK packages:
Android 2.3.3 (API10) => SDK Platform Tools => Android SDK Tools
Tools => Android SDK Platform-tools


OSX TM Setup
Modify your adb_usb.ini

  1. Open the ~/.android/adb_usb.ini file for editing

  2. Add 0x1949

  3. Add 0x0006

  4. Save the file

Note: Make sure there is only one entry per line. If the file does not exist, create the file and make sure you have the required Android SDK prerequisites configured.
Restart the ADB server and confirm your Kindle Fire is detected

  1. Open a terminal shell

  2. Execute adb kill-server command

  3. Execute adb start-server command

  4. Execute adb devices command and locate Kindle Fire under the device list

If your Kindle Fire is not being detected, you may need to reboot your computer or log out and log in for the changes to take effect.
 

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