Newbie needs help with Coby MID7015 from the pros

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  1. purpleroses

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    Hey! Another newbie here to this forum and all forums. Appreciate your patience. I am not at all familiar with Android OS (familiar with only Windows). I have a used MID 7015 (without the "A") and had tried to root. Could not unzip the update file I had installed on the mini SD. Previously installed were apps were Term Emulator and Superuser. I downloaded z4root plus AndExplorer; they did not install to the SD card but rather to the nand memory. Need help with that - installing to SD card from browser on Kyros. My big question is if I remove the programs I downloaded and do a factory reset, will there be any residual that would prevent the update file from unzipping? Thanks ​
     
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    I had to do a factory reset during my 1st root attempt of my Kyros. Although I didn't have my files on the nand. I didn't have any further issues after repeating the process a 2nd time.
    I do recall reading a post where someone did install the files to the internal memory and was able to still get it rooted, just had to look there instead of the sd card. I believe it was able in stickies. Best of luck!

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    Thanks for the info Cableguy520! I had read a coupla threads where doing a factory reset had made the tablet run slower or lose the keyboard, et al. I would be at a total loss if the tablet "crashed". Well...here goes!
     
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    Check youtube, there's a great video on how to root the Kyros.

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    First of all see the video from Coby of how to update the firmware of your Kyros and do it, after that you root it

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    Thanks for the info; however, I have done all of the above. Plus, I did a factory reset removing data and clearing cache. Nothing worked. I was able to unzip the file through And Explorer; however, writing the string to move the file (per phase3 on you tube) gave me an error that file was not found. Looking at his screen, I see that my files unzipped looked nothing like the tutorial. I found the file not in system/etc, but in recovery - again through And Explorer. I also downloaded and unzipped the gapps-passion file... Opening z4 tells me I have rooted. I am very rusty at writing string commands; and am wary of screwing with the OS command files. As a Padawan, many a computer I have played with and messed up commands - needing more expertise for correction - lol!
    Also, I do not understand nand - understand it is internal memory, but unzipping anything on there will clutter main mem? not sure. Supposedly, there is 4gb internal. I am showing 2.71gb. Does Android take up that much space? Initially it showed 2.72 (before And Explorer, z4root, and Term Emulator).
    Any other suggestions? Thanks :)
     
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    The video on YouTube is good but there are some extra steps you have to take to take if you have uploaded the update to 7015a. The recovery_image file is not included in the system/bin on the update. You have to extract it from an old update and put it in system/bin. In the "step by step" thread it will tell you how to do this.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I have heard about the older update, though have not been able to locate a link.
    also, not sure that I've updated at all. That's the issue. Wondering if this is a newer 7015 with some tweaks and I'm spinning my gears, 'cause there is nothing showing I've transitioned to 7015A. Does the 1.6a indicate this? :confused:
     
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    hey im lost too here dont even know what the heck im doing i did the update from kyros and it didnt change anything so then i did the step by step root update or whatever that was and once i got into clockworkmod recovery mode i couldnt load the gapps zip file i kept going back to the main menu and selecting install zip from sd card and nothing so idk what to do or whats going on either! i just want to use my kyros easily and have access to the google apps and market i only get the applib idk! anyone have any help for me???
     
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