I just got a 7042 today, came here and to my dismay all help here, so far is only for windows users, "LiveSuite", if you are happy with livesuite you may use it, however it has two major set backs, one it's only for windows users, second if your usb malfunctions you are out of luck. I have read through most of the 7042 threads, and have taken from them what I needed, "temp root", from that we can do almost anything. What I will be covering in this thread is how to root, install recovery, install a modified boot.img, install a custom rom. all without using "livesuite" you will need adb setup and working, I am a Linux user, don't want to use windows to modify my tablets. Anyway lets begin. I have added both boot.img and both updates, this covers both know 7042's. download 7042_root_recovery.zip 7042_root_recovery.zip extract to your desktop you should have a folder called data, and a text file root_recovery, it contains the following commands. type one command at a time allow each command to finish before typing next command. The first command is simply coping the contents of the data folder to your tablet, the second command is asking for shell, third and fourth commands are setting permissions, fifth command is sending exploit, sixth command is asking for root permission, seventh command is installing recovery, eight command is booting into recovery. open a terminal adb push data /data/local/tmp/ adb shell chmod 0777 /data/local/tmp/mempodroid chmod 0777 /data/local/tmp/install-recovery.sh /data/local/tmp/mempodroid 0xd7cc 0xad27 sh /data/local/tmp/root.sh su "Note at this point you can backup your system, recovery and boot.img, you don't have to but you might want to, see note 1 below." /data/local/tmp/install-recovery.sh /system/bin/reboot-recovery once in recovery volume up and down to navigate power to execute. silver button is back. at this time you should make a backup. download 7042_boot.zip 7042_boot.zip 7042_boot1.zip adb push 7042_boot.zip /sdcard then use recovery to select install zip from sdcard and install it. reboot download 7042_update.zip 7042_update.zip 7042_update1.zip place on sdcard adb shell reboot-recovery select install zip from sdcard and install it. credits steev saurik fun If there is anyone that I left out of the credits, please let me know so I can give you credit for any work that I might have borrowed. Note 1 if you want to backup your recovery, boot.img and system before making changes run commands below. adb shell su mkdir /sdcard/dump cat /dev/block/nandc > /sdcard/dump/boot.img cat /dev/block/nandg > /sdcard/dump/recovery.img busybox tar -cvf /sdcard/dump/7042_system.tar /system then use either adb pull to put them on your pc, or mount the tablet with the pc. after recovery is installed to boot into recovery from shutdown press an hold volume up + silver button press power release power at coby screen keep holding volume up + silver button until you see cwm screen. to get into recovery from normal mode download terminal from market su reboot-recovery or from adb shell reboot-recovery.