MID7024 All you need to know

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  1. Pablocr

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    Section #0 About this post
    This is just a compilation of tips, techniques, methods, tools and others found in this forum and around the Internet that worked or seem to be very acceptable for the Coby Kyros MID7024.
    I’m not the original author neither I take credit for any of this. All the thanks should go to the people who invested time and effort finding/creating/investigating all of this.

    Section #1 About Kyros.
    I bought my 7024 about a week a go. At first I was very disappointed and seriously thinking about returning it, but after some reading and playing with it I manage to take it to a state where I have to say I’m very happy and comfortable with it.
    Since there is too much in so many places I decided to pull together this little guide and maybe with time it will grow larger.

    At first I was looking for an eBook reader so my options where Nook, NookColor or Kindle. The very first thing that got out of the list was the Kindle. Is not Android :).
    NookColor is (or at least at that time) around $250, simple Nook $139. I decided to take a look at amazon and I found the Kyros 7024 for $163. With android I can have the Nook app, Kindle App, Google Books and Aldiko so in terms of ebooks I get a lot more with a tablet and so the Kyros was on its way.

    Things you need to know:
    • The Kyros comes with Android not google. That means all google apps including the account sync are missing by default.
    • Even when there are many ways to get around the limitations of the market, with time you will miss it.
    • The screen is resistive, is not like most of the new cellphones out there. You will have to press a little hard (not excessive but you will definitely feel the difference) and with your nail instead your fingertip or a stylus (comes included)
    • There is no USB charging.
    • There is no bluethoot.
    • There is no GPS.
    • There is no frontal camera.
    • Even when publicity shows using video chat this is not really possible with Skype (not Kyros fault)
    • Screen is pretty much for your self the vision angle is very small.
    • Location apps, even after installing all Google stuff do now seem to work well.
    • Tablet has 512mb RAM but the system will only see 390 as usable sin the rest is claimed by Android. http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/coby-generation-2/18994-512mb-390mb-ram-mid7022.html
    NOTE ABOUT SOFTWARE:
    Kyros recovery method is: turn off, turn on pressing the HOME key and let it do its thing. There is no custom recovery (yet) there is no way to go back to stock (yet) so keep in mind that everything in this post is a compilation from other posts. It worked for me and many other people BUT neither I or the original authors can assure it will work for you. You are responsible for anything that happens on your tablet.

    Section #2 Rooting
    This is not worth it, you will not get any benefit from it and currently is a risky process.
    We wont need to do this for all the next steps but if you still want to go for it, here it is:

    Original post here:
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/coby-generation-2-technical/12842-how-root-mid7024.html

    SuperOneClick: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682

    There are some steps on the original post but on page #2 this seems to work for most people:
    adb push su /etc/
    adb push busybox /etc/
    adb push psneuter /etc/

    adb shell chmod 777 /etc/su
    adb shell chmod 777 /etc/busybox
    adb shell chmod 777 /etc/psneuter

    adb shell
    $/etc/psneuter

    adb shell
    #mount -o rw,remount/system
    #cp /etc/su /system/bin/su
    #cp /etc/busybox /system/bin/busybox
    #cp /etc/su /system/xbin/su
    #cp /etc/busybox /system/xbin/busybox
    #chown 0:0 /system/bin/su
    #chmod 6755 /system/bin/su

    NOTE: As mentioned some where in the post if you don’t understand the code you really shouldn’t try to do this just yet.

    [UPDATE]
    We have 3 confirmations (including my self) that SuperOneClick v2.1.1 works just fine to root this tablet.
    Thanks to rain who ring the alarm to let us know. Thanks dude!

    All you need to do is download the zip form the page, extract it and run, keep the method in auto.
    Remember to enable USB debugging on the device and NOT to mount the storage on the computer.

    You will need to make sure that you have the drivers for Android. If you see the app stuck and "waiting for device" that probably means you don't have them.

    Check the device administration of windows if you see under "Other devices" Android with a yellow warning sing try following this suggestion

    http://developer.android.com/sdk/win-usb.html

    You might need to download javaJDK and android SDK, just follow the guide.

    [UPDATE2]

    This one comes from flxrms
    https://rapidshare.com/files/1992703799/root.rar

    connect your tablet with debugging on...then run root.bat.. then reboot your tablet

    Section #3 Getting Google.
    As I mention before there is no Google on the Kyros but this is just a software issue so we can fix it :).

    Original post here: http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/coby-generation-2-technical/13565-android-market-7024-a.html
    1. Install Z4Root http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833953
    2. Run it. Even though it doesn't do a full root it does enough for the Market.
    3. Install Root Explorer
    4. Go to this website
    5. http://fileape.com/?act=download&id=bbxlSLJddQ5DnT4y&g=1
    6. download the zip file to your computer
    7. Extract the zip file
    8. Copy all the aps that are in the system/App folder to your SDCARD
    9. Use root explorer and move just the apps into
    10. /System/App
    11. Shutdown the device turn it back on
    12. You will have the Market
    13. It is the older market but once it connects to the internet it will auto update to the latest one.
    14. Enjoy
    Jason

    Personal Notes:
    When I ran Z4Root, both permanent and temporal they do a soft reboot and that was it so don’t be too scared if you see nothing happens just go on with the steps.

    After this you will be able to sync you Google account there fore use all the Google apps, Gmail, Gtalk, Reader, G+, etc.

    Calendar:
    Original post here: http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/coby-generation-2/18073-calendar-coby-kyros-7022-a.html

    One problem is that your calendar won’t sync, that’s only because you are missing one more app.
    Grab this app http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1138039/GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk copy it to your SD card and using root explorer just as before copy it to /system/apps
    Reboot and you will see your Google calendars in the calendar app. As simples as that.

    That APK I got it from a Froyo custom ROM for the Samsung captivate (my current phone) Andromeda 3. I tried using that one because the current build on the Kyros is Froyo.
    If you don’t trust me on the APK just look around for a Froyo ROM and get the GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk.

    Section #4 Custom ROMs
    There is now and official update from COBY for this tablet so you can always go back to stock :)
    For custom roms head to http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...-custom-roms-thread-add-your-custom-roms.html where all the magic is happening.

    Section #5 Miscellaneous
    Screen Calibration:
    This one is my personal finding :)
    The tablet is designed to be used in landscape mode. You will notice this for example, when you turn on the tablet even if it is in portrait position it will show the desktop in landscape. It will take a while to change. The gallery will miss behave in portrait. If you plug in a mouse it can only be used in landscape.
    So use the calibration app in landscape mode and using very light touches, if you do it in portrait you will have a bad calibrations and typing will be very difficult.


    Final note
    If someone else knows for something else that should be on this guide please PM and I will add it.
    If you are the author of any of this and want me to explicitly put your name here or remove it also, just send me a PM.
     
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    Very nice job, Makes me wish you had bought a NookColor and created something like this for it. :rolleyes:
     
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    Please include this http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...-7024-gingerbread-firmware-18.html#post108074 this is a good tip from bulldog specially the V6_SuperCharger :)

     
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    mattberrs: thanks :)
    sipder: lol thanks!
    flxrms: Hey actually I would love to have a step by step guide about how to install the custom ROM with all the tips and tricks, right now it is all over that thread.
    Is hard to me to make it since I really haven't do it (and I don't think I will until there is a safe way to recover) since flashing is such a risky task and the post is probably aimed for the most inexperienced ones I wouldn't like to risk anyone with the wrong set of instructions.
    But any way your comment is here in the tread and I'm will be read by anyone that gets here :)
     
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    sticky this mods?
     
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    I just want to share the modified C8lean_v0.41_v2 i'm using right now. I brick my tablet month ago so i have no other choice but to make use of instructions from here http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...-coby-kyros-7024-gingerbread-firmware-14.html.

    Special props to BULLDOG, Sparksplur, Dave52355 for the 7024 files he shared, Tileg for the modified UTSCRIPT so the BOOTLOADER and LOGO will not be updated and to Zentsang for the instructions he listed. Thanks also to the one who created C8lean ransagy

    https://rapidshare.com/files/1070714552/7024-C8lean_v0.41_v2.rar
    This modified version of C8lean now have the ff:
    use a modified utscript
    added the UTMODULES from 7024
    added s3c-button.kl its in utv210_root\system\usr\keylayout
    deleted Phone.apk and TelephonyProvider.apk
    updated the model name to MID7024
    added original init.smdkv210.rc of Coby Kyros 7024

    Basically everything works Volume Hardware buttons, Camera, SoftKeys and HOME button.

    For the disclaimer mine just worked. I'm still using the original BootLoader and Logo. If for some reason your camera is not working i really dont know the reason.

    If your stock ROM is working dont use this..this is only for those who brick their tablet. There's no way you can recover your stock rom.


    FYI
    I also have C8lean v.5 working but for some reason i cant set the default video player for movies if i have 2 or more players.
    Gingerbread is also working 519, 506 but no volume hardware button and 270degrees rotation only.. Gingerbread 607 above for me is not working..dont know why :)



    *nice warning i copied from h0t1ce*
    *WARNING! if you haven't bricked your tablet, make sure you use tileg's utscript when installing a custom rom, or else you pretty much lose your camera's functionality and maybe more. You won't ever* get your camera working again even if you try reinstalling a custom rom with tileg's script afterwards. So you've been warned.
     
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    thank you so much!!! i was able to unbrick my coby kyros 7024, it actually works a lot better than before. The only issue that i found with this however is the accelerometer, its acting up for games that require the accelerometer like labyrinth and asphalt. i found that if tilting the tablet left and right, the tablet responds as if it was tilting back and fourth and vice versa (basically its off by 90 degrees, but works perfectly for screen orientation)
     
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    anybody want to try this modified u-boot.bin? please replace the utscript and u-boot.bin of 7024-C8lean_v0.41_v2.rar or any other custom rom you might have (preferably 2.2). And try if your camera works?

    https://rapidshare.com/files/3030392657/modified_U-boot-bin.rar

    Please note that i haven't tried this since my camera still works. Please only try this if your camera is not working. You can use the modified u-boot.bin with different custom rom.
     
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    Awesome find flxrms, editing u-boot.bin with "camera=hi704 " does initialise the camera properly! I haven't used your file but I'm guessing that's what you've done.
     
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    For those who want to try their 3G USB Modem all you need to do is to look for INIT.SMDKV210.RC and edit "setprop au.ui.enable_3g false" to TRUE so 3G settings will be added to the Wifi Settings.

    Please Reboot after update.
     
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    So would enabeling this allow me to use a usb wifi too? Wireless N or G on here would be great

    Sent from my Coby Kryos MID7024 not-rooted with 16gb microSD
     
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    i dont know.
     
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    hum... thanks it appear the 3g options, now I just need a 3g modem to test!!! I never thought it would be so simple to appear those options... hahaha
     
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    Yea i really want to try this too... anyone tried the bluetooth option?

    Sent from my Coby Kryos MID7024 not-rooted with 16gb microSD
     

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