Google Play on Coby Kyros 7042!

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    Is someone was able to install Google Play on Coby Kyros MID 7042?
    Please send just one tutorial,the tablet is very good but is useless without Google Play.who knows how to install just let me know.Or tell me if there is a way for me download an app from the Google play website without having a device registered?
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    Ok search for any android app market thats 3rd party,search for the apk and a download link. For Google Play search for," Google Play marketplace apk download" YOU SHould see some results use the google search engine. Or click here for a download link http://www.mediafire.com/?49rqc36aiice4b2 btw once download install aplication on tablet.
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    Going to try this link, but I tried installing google play from another link I found in a google search. It installs fine, but closes out once opened. Same thing happened with a flash player link I found. I am guessing I need superuser permissions to do this, so the device will need to be rooted. has anyone had any luck with rooting the 7042 yet? Tried superoneclick but it's a no go.
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    Using the apk in the link above does not work. Installs, but closes when opened. The device needs to be rooted. Still looking for someone who had success with a root on the MID7042
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    Some one needs to root the MID 7042.The tablet is very good, just need the Google Play Store.Someone is already working on it?
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    Wish I knew how... love the device
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    it should already be rooted, you do know you can't just install just the market app and get it to work, you need to install google gapps for ics also the market app isn't a stand alone app, it requires google gapps.
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    i have tried just manually installing the apps required for google play. However when I open google play and type in the account information it is unable to connect with google services to login. I will factory reset the device and try again, but I may be missing a step.

    Also I am having the same problem with Adobe Flash Player install. Appears to install fine via .apk file, but when you open it just shows the blue puzzle piece. Went to adobe to use their verify flash player install and it says flash player is not installed. Once again I may be missing a step but it seems the actual apps are not fully installing.

    Any suggestions?
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    Im getting angryyy! Lol
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    Yes downloaded the ICS gapps package. Tried multiple ways to get into recovery mode. Old Kyros models allowed you by Holding down - Vol key and hitting the power button. Does not work.
    Used ADB console - typed adb reboot recovery. Did not work, just rebooted the device.

    So with that method not working. Proceeded with installing apps manually.
    Installed the apps. With the latest version of the package it did not install framework, one time init, or talk. They all said Application not installed.

    Reset the device to factory -- Found an older package. All the apps installed, but when you open Google Play it never connects to the account servers when you try to login. Reset the device to factory.

    As you said before, my device should already be rooted. This is not true, I can not see any of the root directories or system folders. Google Play, Framework, and the other apps were not designed to be installed in the regular apps folder and since loading them without root permissions puts them in this location it is using user permissions not superuser(admin) permissions. This prevents it from running the way it should


    I am assuming this is also the reason Adobe Flash 11.1 apk is not working as well.

    Superoneclick seams to be the closest I can get to rooting, but freezes on step #7. Hopefully we can bring some of the development community in on these devices.

    If I am wrong on any of this, please feel free to correct me.

    Crue
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    I at work so can only use phone so can't type the commandsyou need to get into recovery.
    adb remount
    should help the command to get in rcovery is long..
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    Put the commands in and the device reboots but does not go into recovery, fastboot, or bootloader mode. Just like a clean reboot.
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    Found a working version of flashplayer
    com.adobe.flashplayer_111115007.apk
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    Found this on another forum, don't have one of these tablets yet so maybe someone who does wants to give it a try?

    Source: Coby Kyros MID9742 - Android Forums

    Edit: There's also a decent amount of troubleshooting in the linked thread, I reccommend having a good read before you do this.
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    Yea I found that as well, but it doesn't work even without all the suggestions. I figure Superoneclick just needs an update. For now I am pleased with the device using amazon app store as a work around. I now have all of the apps I need running.

    Also for anyone else that has one of these devices. If you try skype on this device, it does not work with the latest version. Pink Lines on screen.

    Try version 2.5.4.21.162. So far I haven't had any problems using this version.
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    HoldIng down Volume Up and The home key Down, and pressing the power On Until coby splash screen got me into recovery mode. Hope It helps.

    Power cord was also plugged in, but that shouldn't matter.
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    So I was following the instructions and now I am stuck. When I put the SD card into the pad it says it is there and the size and usage. When I use the ES File Explorer (came installed) to install the Z4root.apk I cannot see any of the files on the card even though it shows SDcard and location. If I try to go up it drops me out of the program. Am I doing something wrong? The card has pictures on it and I cannot see them either.
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    Okay, SuperOneClick will not root the Coby w/ICS currently. There has been further discussion using a different method:

    INSTALLING GOOGLE PLAY ON COBY MID7042, MID8042, MID9042, MID9742, MID1042, MID10245 TABS
    ( This is a Generic "ALLWINNER A10" ICE CREAM SANDWICH TABLET )
    ( "ALLWINNER A10 " is the CPU that runs the tablet)

    Here are some instructions for Installing GooglePlay on an ALLWINNER A10 ICE CREAM SANDWICH tablet.

    The downloaded file contains the files needed to install GooglePlay on your Coby ( MID??42) Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet which is really just a Generic "ALLWINNER A10" IceCreamSandwich Tablet.

    Download the following file to your PC Desktop > Unzip the File > Find the ReadMe file and follow instructions. Download "IceCreamSandwich-4.0.3-Google-Play-Script.7z" from HERE

    -------------------------------------------
    """" If you can not unzip the file, Download the free 7Zip Program. from HERE
    Install 7Zip program to your PC. Then Right-Click GooglePlay Script file you downloaded above and Extract To: the choice that matches the filename """"""
    Open the ReadMe File and Follow instructions.


    Alternate Download Method: Right-Click and SAVE AS
    Free Cloud Storage - MediaFire
    [​IMG]

    I have not tried this yet as my pad is less than a week old and I am not ready to Brick it yet :) Until I become more familiar with the system, I have Amazon and 1Mobile loaded and between those two I have plenty of Apps to keep me busy for awhile.
    Don

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