Coby Kyros MID9742Support


  1. Crue

    Crue New Member

    I have the 7" version of this tablet MID-7042 that runs ICS 4.0.3 and ran into the same problem. No google play. able to install via .APK but crashes when it is open. Same thing actually happens with flash player. Tried superoneclick for rooting and it hangs on step #7. Tried Sony's steps with closing it out and restarting many times but it doesn't ever seem to finish.

    Has anyone had any luck on these coby devices with another root application?


    Thanks
    Crue
  2. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    It looks like Google has succeeded in Killing ROOTing In newest Version of Android 2.3.6, 4.0, 4.03. etc

    INSTALLING FLASH PLAYER for ANDROID : ( No Rooting Needed )

    Download from 1mobile.com:

    Flash Player for Android ( version 11.1.115.7 ) ... LINK
    http://www.1mobile.com/d.php?soft_i...utilities/com.adobe.flashplayer_111115007.apk


    DIRECTLY FROM ADOBE:

    Flash Player for Android ( version 11.1.102.59 ) ... LINK
    http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/ge.../android/11.1.102.59/install_flash_player.apk

    Flash Player for Android ( version 11.0.1.153 ) ... LINK
    http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/ge...e/android/11.0.1.153/install_flash_player.apk

    Flash Player for Android ( version 10.3.186.7 ) ... LINK
    http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/ge...e/android/10.3.186.7/install_flash_player.apk

    Flash Player for Android ( version 10.2.157.51) ... LINK
    http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/ge.../android/10.2.157.51/install_flash_player.apk

    Flash Player for Android ( version 10.1.106.17 ) ... LINKhttp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/ge.../android/10.1.106.17/install_flash_player.apk


    TEST FLASH PLAYER and VERSION here:
    http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/find-version-flash-player.html

    .. WRITE A REPLY IF IT WORKS. WHICH VERSION? ..
  3. SoCoolAZ

    SoCoolAZ Member

    Downloaded latest flash player from adobe website, installed, quit app, checked that it was installed in my app section. Went to We Choose the Moon: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing and see only a small blue lego with ? ?

    Related: still uhnable to access google play to install apps' but have found some apps through amazon. I really feel the app store is a bigger isue than flash as I need an app to run part of my business that is only available on play. I sure wish I could tweak this thing like my droid x2 phone. I can't even get a file browser that explores the exsd card, but I imagine I would need root in order to delete files and have that type of admin control

    Frustrating! :eek:

    Thanks for all the past and continued support. As a community we can lick this issue. Has anyone contact the manufacturer?
  4. SoCoolAZ

    SoCoolAZ Member

    Duh! downloaded 1mobile link , installed latest flash version and now I have flash.

    Now let's get google play working instead of a force shut down.
  5. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    CAN YOU DO VOICE SEARCHES ON YOUR MID9742 ?
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    if you dont know what I mean.
    When you tab a search window in your Browser or Searchbar on your desktop, does a little microphone show up on the Right Side ?
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    Add a Search widget to your Home screen (or one of the other home screens) -- Touch your desktop and LONG HOLD.
    Add Widgets - Choose Search widget.
    ------------------
    does a little microphone show up on the Right Side of the search input window ?

    GO To Amazon ( or other websites)
    Listen To Madonna (or other songs loaded on your tablet)
    OPEN Netflix (or other apps on your tablet)
    SUPERLION likes this.
  6. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    THE COBY ICE CREAM SANDWICH TABLET MID9742 is an "ALLWINNER A10 (Cortex A8) " Ice Cream Sandwich TABLET.
    ( " ALLWINNER A10 (Cortex A8) " is the CPU that runs the tablet)
  7. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    AFTER MUCH CONDIDERATION, I RECOMMEND THAT ANYONE WHO BOUGHT THE NEW COBY 4.0 TABLETS, 7042, 9742, 1042, ETC SHOULD RETURN YOUR COBY TABLETS FOR A REFUND !

    I have an older version, 7127, and have managed to get by after hours and hours of search on the internet and hit and miss fixes. The newest versions 7042, 9742, 1042, etc, seem to be set-up to Prevent Rooting. So you are stuck with what you have and do not have.

    After checking around, I find that COBY does not support any of its tablets. Coby does not supply patches to correct problems NOR do they Update The Operating System (Firmware) to future Versions. COBY's support only offers (1) Owners manual and (2) Picture of the tablet. No real support.

    I Compare COBY to ARCHOS. Archos has a support page where they continue to fix problems and even UPGRADE many of their tables to Newer FIRMEWARE Versions. Archos Support Page: HERE

    I get the impression that COBY is just a marketing company that Buys and Rebrands tablets from other China Manufacturers. Look at the Coby Support page: HERE .. Coby seems to just Sell and Abandon.

    ARCHOS, on the other hand seems to have software engineers, programers who continually work to improve their tablets. Archos Tablets are priced about the same as COBY. But again, they also provide support - unlike COBY. Also, Check Out the new "Feature Loaded" Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 which goes on sale April 22 for just $250. HERE

    Contact your seller and Return you Coby TABLET TODAY ! ( We demand better support )



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    When Using This MID9742 FORUM START: HERE
    (--http://androidforums.com/coby-kyros-mid9742--)
    Then find the right thread
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  8. SoCoolAZ

    SoCoolAZ Member

    Lets keep our hopes up that the developers can engineer a work-around. I've never heard of a device that can't be tweaked, its just be a matter of time. The tablet doesn't suck, it is quite useful and at this price-point you really can't complain. I just need to figure out how to get my real estate apk installed on it so that I can ditch the laptop in the field.
  9. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----

    INSTALLING GOOGLE PLAY ON COBY MID7042 TAB
    ( This is a Generic "ALLWINNER A10" ICE CREAM SANDWICH TABLET )
    ( "ALLWINNER A10 " is the CPU that runs the tablet)

    Here are some instructions for Installing GooglePlay on an ALLWINNER A10 ICE CREAM SANDWICH tablet.

    The downloaded file contains the files needed to install GooglePlay on your Coby ( MID??42) Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet which is really just a Generic "ALLWINNER A10" IceCreamSandwich Tablet.

    Download the following file to your PC Desktop > Unzip the File > Find the ReadMe file and follow instructions. Download "IceCreamSandwich-4.0.3-Google-Play-Script.7z" from HERE

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    """" If you can not unzip the file, Download the free 7Zip Program. from HERE
    Install 7Zip program to your PC. Then Right-Click GooglePlay Script file you downloaded above and Extract To: the choice that matches the filename """"""
    Open the ReadMe File and Follow instructions.


    Alternate Download Method: Right-Click and SAVE AS
    http://205.196.120.206/s4yp8jzu6dqg/ortpl94ehfyr3tp/IceCreamSandwich-4.0.3-Google-Play-Script.7z

    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----



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    When Using This MID9742 FORUM START: HERE
    (--http://androidforums.com/coby-kyros-mid9742--)
    Then find the right thread
    ---
  10. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    when i click on the google play bat it asks if i want to open as text audio video or image whichnone work this is on a 9742
  11. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----

    @stef234237- It would be helpful if you would elaborate more. Plese indicate that steps you take before clicking the GooglePlay.bat file
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    What kind of PC Are you using?
    Is your MID9742 connected to your computer via USB cable?
    TURN ON YOUR TABLET - Go to SETTINGS/ Applications / Developement >
    Check "USB Debugging" AND Check "Stay Awake"
    Then try to use the GooglePlay Script again.
    ----------------------------

    The script files should be downloaded to your PC computer (not to your tablet)

    When you click on the GooglePlay.bat file -- A Black Window should Pop-Up -- With the following info:

    ----- WARNING: FOR ALLWINNER A10 ICE-CREAM -SANDWICH TABLETS ONLY
    ----- MAKE SURE USB-DEBUGGING AND STAY AWAKE ARE ENABLED
    ----- GOTO SETINGS - DEVELOPERS OPTION - TURN-ON BOTH
    ----- Press any key to continue
    .
    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----

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    When Using This MID9742 FORUM START: HERE
    (--http://androidforums.com/coby-kyros-mid9742--)
    Then find the right thread
    ---

  12. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    CHECK YOUR MID9742 tablet's ROOT STATUS:

    Download the RootChecker.apk to your MID9742 tablet.
    Run/install the RootChecker.apk and let me know what it says?
    from ... HERE: http://goo.gl/KEt1Z

    .
  13. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    [---------------------------------------------
    What kind of PC Are you using?
    Is your MID9742 connected to your computer via USB cable? yes
    TURN ON YOUR TABLET - Go to SETTINGS/ Applications / Developement >
    Check "USB Debugging" AND Check "Stay Awake"
    Then try to use the GooglePlay Script again. done
    ----------------------------

    The script files should be downloaded to your PC computer (not to your tablet)

    When you click on the GooglePlay.bat file -- A Black Window should Pop-Up -- With the following info:

    ----- WARNING: FOR ALLWINNER A10 ICE-CREAM -SANDWICH TABLETS ONLY
    ----- MAKE SURE USB-DEBUGGING AND STAY AWAKE ARE ENABLED
    ----- GOTO SETINGS - DEVELOPERS OPTION - TURN-ON BOTH
    ----- Press any key to continue
    .[/QUOTE]
    I re did it like you said. Opened file from computer black window on my PC made choices advised was finished and to remove usb and reboot but now I get market unfortunately has stopped when I reboot and if I click the market symbol top right on the tablet
  14. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    ok maybe im a noob but it says super user not installed i am not rooted
  15. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----

    OK - So Googleplay Installed On your Tablet - GOOD

    Try This, On your Mid9742, Go to Settings > Applications> Manage Applications ALL > ... CLICK on the Market App (or Google Play app) and click "Clear Data"
    [[[ do not open GooglePlay ]]] Just Close your tablet
    Restart your tablet and try to open Google Play Again.
    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----

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    When Using This MID9742 FORUM START: HERE
    (--http://androidforums.com/coby-kyros-mid9742--)
    Then find the right thread
    ---

  16. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member


    new message
    unfortunately google services framework has stopped
  17. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    Were other Applications Installed to your tablet?
    If So which new applications were installed?
    Which of the applications Work/Do not work?
  18. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    i have added amazon app store adobe reader kobo keep wifi and netflix i havent tried yet

    update net flix works fine
  19. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ---
    THE mid9742 IS NOT PRE -ROOTED-

    I thought that the Script installed more apps than the Google Play App.
    Was the Google Calendar installed? Gmail? ???

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    ALSO CHECK YOUR MID9742 tablet's ROOT STATUS:

    Download the RootChecker.apk to your MID9742 tablet.
    Run/install the RootChecker.apk and let me know what it says?
    Download Rootchecker/apk from ... HERE: http://goo.gl/KEt1Z
    .
  20. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    yes they were installed calender works and so does gmail
  21. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----

    GREAT since Calendar and Gmail were Installed, we may be able to fix the problem (( GoogleServices Stopped Unexpectedly )))
    The problem may with the SYNCing of Gmail and Calendar" TRY THIS:
    ------------------------------

    AAA FIX SYNC METHOD
    1. turn off sync - you can do just for google calendar [ this is faulty one ]
    2.go to settings->apps ->manage apps ->all
    3. find calendar storage -> clear cache -> clear
    4.find calendar sync -> clear
    5.reboot phone
    6. reeneble sync ((( dOES GooglePlay Work Now? ???

    No, Try the process again without Reenabling the Calander SYNC

    --- IF THAT DOES NOT WORK, TRY THIS

    BBB FIX SYNC METHOD
    Goto settings > Accounts & Sync > (goto your gamil account)
    You should see there Sync contacts , Sync Gmail, Sync Calendar.
    Try to manually sync each one individually.
    See on what item you get the error.
    Usally you get this error if you have problem with you Calenadar Sync.
    So what you need to do is to clear it's data!
    goto Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > find "Calendar Storage"
    press the clear data button.
    That's it, try to sync again...
    ---------------------------------- ((( dOES GooglePlay Work Now? ???

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    When Using This MID9742 FORUM START: HERE
    (--http://androidforums.com/coby-kyros-mid9742--)
    Then find the right thread
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    ,
  22. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    sync settings isn't an available option for G mail on the tablet and every time i reboot it gives me the message again should i i reset tablet and start fresh ?
  23. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----

    Does Calendar Have a SYNC Option ?
    If so, try that ?

    HOW ABOUT --- Go to Settings > Personal > Accounts & sync.

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    IF IT DOESNT WORK, TRY THIS :
    Goto Settings > Apps > ALL > Google Services Framework > Force Stop > Clear data)
    or
    Goto Settings > Apps > Running > Google Services Framework > Force Stop > Clear data)
    rESTART your tablet and Try to open GooglePlay Again.

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    When Using This MID9742 FORUM START: HERE
    (--http://androidforums.com/coby-kyros-mid9742--)
    Then find the right thread
    ---
  24. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    none i can find... sheesh why do they make it so hard? Putting the market on my 8125 was a breeze compared to this.. gmail is listed under accts and sync but sync settings is dim you cant chose it.
  25. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    UPDATED -- REMOVED

    Aurora_Maket_Fix_v0.4.zip (OLDER VERSION OF THE SCRIPT) DOES NOT WORK


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    When Using This MID9742 FORUM START: HERE
    (--http://androidforums.com/coby-kyros-mid9742--)
    Then find the right thread
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