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The USB standard provides for notifying the device that it can fast charge if it sees that the data pins on the device end of the cable are shorted together. Apple is non-standard in this respect, but rewiring cables this way has worked with all my Android devices (4 Samsung phones and 2 Amazon Kindle Fires).Yes, the Fire is an Android, just stripped of Google Play - which can be added back in on 5th generation and later Fires - go to XDA Forums at http://forum.xda-developers.com/amazon-fire/gener... and download and run the four apk installation files there - a tip of the hat to the eBook Reader Blog for that link).
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