Forgive me for asking for help on a topic that's probably already been covered before & buried somewhere in the stickies, but I have been trying to resolve my issue using already existing resources (the step-by-step instructions at http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...ace-using-update-7015a-step-step-process.html and the "alternate Windows" method at ALTERNATE (NEWBIE-FRIENDLY) GUIDE FOR ROOTING AND GOOGLE MARKET INSTALL ON WINDOWS - NO SPECIAL DRIVERS OR ADB COMMANDS NEEDED)and, after 10 hours (yes, TEN hours), I am getting nowhere. My frustration is boiling over to where I'm having to remind myself not to smash the tablet into a thousand pieces that I can always just sell it & be done with the headache, and I am very close to doing one of those two. It's that bad. I just puchased a Coby MID7015 and am trying to root it, and I keep getting "flash_Image: Not Found" error message at the juncture where you type flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img in the Terminal Emulator. I am POSITIVE that the flash_image file is there in the ROOT of the card as it's supposed to be. I THINK it already has the Coby update (regardless, you can't find the update at Coby's site the way I was told you could). Anyway, yes, I am trying to root it, and I have done absolutely everything as has been told to me--my posts here, at XDA, at a YouTube site , by the previous owner (he only had it a month), and I cannot get past the error message "flash_image: not found." I realize the normal modus-de-operandi is to refer people in my position to the stickies, or link to them, and normally that's okay--but that's the game I've been playing for the past 10 hours, and frankly with about 25 tabs open in Firefox & all the different instructions overloading my brain, I'm done with that. I really need for someone to spell it out to me in THIS post--after, moderators, if you wish to merge it with the stickie, fine--but for now, please, I am begging you--don't do that. There are seemingly 239 posts there spread out over about 20 pages, it takes FOREVER to find anything, and I'm tired. I just want this done--so desperate I am, I've contacted the person I bought it from & offered to pay them almost anything they ask if they'd just do it for me. It really is blowing my brain that much. I have followed the steps at the sticky, both the ones that involve doing most of the work at the tablet, and the one for the "newbies using Windows XP" etc. No matter what I do, I absolutely cannot get past the "flash_image: not found" error message. I have done everything right up to the step where you type flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img I have AndExplorer and Terminal Emulator installed. I have the Google apps and z4 etc on the ROOT of the microSD. Z4root has been applied, and you see "superuser" on the screen. I am all there, except for this error, which has become an absolute brickwall I totally 100% cannot get past. Absolutely NOTHING works. What's more, frankly it's hard to read the directions sometimes, in one place it mentions typing "Is" for showing what the contents of the microSD card are, but because of the font style etc, I can't tell if that first letter is an I or an L or a one. I can't tell if spaces in the syntax are incidental or if you're supposed to actually space between whatever. It's just so confusing. I sincerely appreciate any help you can give me.