Android Market on the Coby Kyros mid8024 no rooting needed
it took me a little searching to find this so this is just a repost under 8024 i found it under 7024 but it works perfectly i was a total nube to android and was able to do it but I will break it down a little more for the few questions I had
copy and paste this gapps-hdpi-20101114-signed.zip to the google browser I got it on the media fire site ussually the 2nd result on google download it put it in a file I made one named coby, then unzip it drag and drop the coby file to your micro sd card put the card in the kyros and open the apk installer that comes with the coby install these files
- Vending.apk (this is the market)
- Gmail.apk (you may be prompted to install the update possibly)
- NetworkLocation.apk I dont think this actually does a location localizer but I installed it because they said to
once your done installing do a shut down restart and your set you will need a gmail account so have that ready to sign in to the market I hope this helps speed things up for a few people it worked great but the 8024 is a POS so I returned it today the touch lags to much during internet browsing it drives me crazy good luck to those keeping this thing im just gonna drop the money on the galaxy
Last edited by mp34me; 06-11-2011 at 03:13 PM. Reason: Clarification
08-26-2011 10:01 PM
Thank you coyle1010! This worked well for me. Rather than mess with the micro sd card, I installed the free Dropbox app and was able to use that instead. I created a "coby" folder in Dropbox with the 7 apk files you listed. It seemed important to install Vending.apk last, after the other 6 had been successfully installed. I did run into the problem where the Market app could not connect to the Google server. A full shutdown/restart solved that. With access to the Android Market I am now starting to like my Coby Kyros 8024 much more. For the price, it is not bad.
Thank you for the above advice. But, when I go to install an app off the market-it says I do not have an android phone associated with this account. I have the kyros 8024. Do you have any idea why it says that? Any app from the android market tells me that.
Thank you and frustrated at this thing.
Thank you i will try this when i get mine this comeing weekend/nextweek. Hope to god it works for me >.< lol, also, what is a POS?
Piece of Sh*t, probably due to its resistive touch screen. If you never used one and/or is used to a capacitive touchscreen you will either hate it or take some time to get used to it.
Originally Posted by gamewarrior66
As touch resistive as a android cell phone with a screen protector >.< lol? Ya if it is, i'm kinda of use to it know i can barely tell the differences since i have been come a custom to it. Its like going from windows to Linux to me really, got use to it prity quick.
Originally Posted by lfom
Hi this my first and I followed your easy instructions on getting the official android market on my Coby Kyros 7024 with basically no problems. I looked everywhere to this.I like my Kyros before now it is even better, especially on sale. It is better than the Bl APK market. At the developers have a chance to get some money from me. I found a nice leather case for the Coby Kyros it is a Griffin Elan Passport for Galaxy Tab.Griffin Elan Passport for Galaxy Tab | Tablet Accessories | Ratings & Reviews | TheSource.ca
This works GREAT!! There are a few things that I found have to be done in a certain way for it to work.
I have a MID 7012 BTW.
It appears that the Google framework must be in place and working before the Market will work.
I had all the problems listed by others, but finally got it to work.
Install the following:
Reboot the tablet and make all connections to Google.
This means you successfully get Google mail and the calendar up and working.
Now install the following:
- Market.apk (used to be called Vendor.apk)
Reboot the unit and the Market app should work fine now.
I was just about to take this thing back, but after getting this up and working, it works really good and I'm happy.
BTW, the NetFlix app does not work very well on this tablet. it all works, but it's super slow. Not even watchable.
This worked fine on my 7012 thanks so much!!!!
What is the newest market that will work with the 7012?
I tried the newest one from peter alfanso's website but it just crashed.
The older on in the zip work but seems to be missing some apps.