Requesting Firmware Dumps from Coby Generation 3 Devices

Discussion in 'Coby Generation 3 Development' started by steev, Apr 30, 2012.

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  1. davidmatt34

    davidmatt34 Member

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    Have you tried to download SuperSU Joe88
     
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    @Joe88 and @davidmatt34
    Please do not download SuperUser or BusyBox. You going to mess everything thing up. (patience needed)
    @Steev is working on a Fix. Just be patient.

    Ive managed to Root and install Google Play on my MID9742. ( Apps / Books / Movies / Music) Google Play is only partially working (60% - 70%) .

    I also have Root Explorer working. I was able to manually install the Vending.apk (Google Play) and Change the permissions.

    Adding SuperUser or BusyBox manually may make your tablet Unable to Install the FIX Steev is working on. (block permanant root)

    Following Steev's FIX, everyone should be Runing Play Store and other GoogleApps by the end of this weekend.

    Time to stop hacking and take a chill pill. Cinco de Mayo
     
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  3. Joe88

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    wernt those already installed when I ran that temp root?
     
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    You Are Correct.
     
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    @RedDeer
    Thanks for sharing your files. After trying rooting my MID9742, it stucks on android splash screen and the only thing I can do is entering in the recovery mode (wipe data/factory reset doesn't fix the issue). So I have to reinstall the stock system. But How ? Do I need your dump image zip file or just the system.tgz ? Copy the system.tgz on the external SD, and go to "apply update from ext. storage" menu ?
    Again, thanks a lot
     
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    Hold on just a little longer. @Steev is working on a restore file that can restore your bricked MID9742 ,MID7042, ec.
    (for others reading, cyrius tried to root his MID9742 with z4root. Now it just hangs on Start. Never reaches desktop. Bricked.

    Steev set up this thread to find a remedy for Bricked Coby Gen 3 tablets (MID9742, MID7042, _ _ 42, etc) like yours.

    ..... Quote from Steev = " ... With these [dump files] I should be able to create firmware restore images to be used for unbricking."

    Steev will likely have something for testing later today or tomorrow.

    My guess is that Steev is also working on a rom with Google Play Store, Google Apps, with other enhancements already baked in.
     
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    Don't worry, cyrius.
    We should be able to get you unbricked.

    I'll try to get the 9742 firmware put together today.
     
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    I want to make sure that the restore firmwares are working first, so that people have a way to go back to stock in case something goes wrong.
     
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    My 9742 just arrived...happy to test for ya when it's ready.
     
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    FINALLY!!! You've been waiting a while for that thing to arrive.
    Welcome Aboard!

    NOTICE TO ALLL:
    I see that Amazon has TEMPORARILY dropped the price of the MID9742 to $209.
    So contact your retailer to get a price adjustment.
    Hurry. The price will likely jump back up to $259 once word gets out that the MID9742 has been rooted.
     
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    @RedDeer
    Definitely going to go back up. I ended up buying through an ebay reseller...which is why it took entirely longer than I liked. But $209 for this absolutely gorgeous machine is awesome. I work for a university doing support for faculty and staff so I've laid hands on lots of Ipads/galaxy tabs and the likes. I honestly like this one better than anything else I've handled. Resolution is spectacular. You can feel the GB of ram. Nice machine over all. With @steev being as awesome as he is...its going to go right back up quick.
     
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    Here is the 9742 firmware:
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    md5: 71a31c954e164a0bb7f19bbd1a143d7a

    Flashing instructions are in the first post
     
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    Is this the rooted version or the original? I'm downing it now. Will let you know how the test goes.

    Also...just wanted to take this opportunity to publicly say thanks! You're whillingness to crack away at a machine you don't even own is absolutly awesome! If the world were filled with more people like you (that not only have the knowledge to do this kinda work, but the drive to do it just because it should be done), it would be a far happier place! So really, thank you!
     
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    It is rooted, that is the only change I made to it.
     
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    Awsome job steev. would this be the same for the 7042?
     
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