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Coby Kyros MID9742Support


  1. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    WILL SOMEONE PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND RUN THE ROOTCHECKER APP ON YOUR COBY MID7042, MID8042, MID9042, MID9742, MID1042, MID10245 TAB --- thank you

    NOTE: RootChecker does not Root your tablet. It just does a report on your tablet's status. It does not change anything. Just does a report.

    i need to know what it says

    Download the RootChecker.apk to your MID9742 tablet.
    Download Rootchecker/apk from ... HERE: http://goo.gl/KEt1Z

    Run/install the RootChecker.apk and let me know what it says?

    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----
    ----- MID9742 IS NOT PRE-ROOTED ----

    ---

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

    stef234237 Active Member

    here ya go :)

    Superuser Application Status:
    Superuser application - is NOT installed!
    The Superuser application, available in the Android Market, is recommended for managing root access.

    System File Properties for Root Access:
    Alternative Location
    Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/sudo:
    Result: /system/xbin/sudo: No such file or directory
    Analysis: File /system/xbin/sudo does not exist.

    Standard Location
    Check Command: ls -l /system/bin/su:
    Result: /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Analysis: File /system/bin/su does not exist.

    Alternative Location
    Check Command: ls -l /sbin/su:
    Result: /sbin/su: Permission denied
    Analysis: File system permissions restricted and denied access.

    Standard Location
    Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/su:
    Result: /system/xbin/su: No such file or directory
    Analysis: File /system/xbin/su does not exist.

    Root User ID and Group ID Status:
    SU binary not found or not operating properly

    System Environment PATH: /sbin /vendor/bin /system/sbin /system/bin

    /system/xbin

    ADB Shell Default User:
    ADB shell setting for standard access, stored in default.prop, is configured as: shell (non root) user - ro.secure=1

    Results provided on your MID9742 device by Root Checker Pro version 1.2.1 from joeykrim in the Android Market - http://goo.gl/NcnHn
  3. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----
    ----- SUPERUSER DOES NOT WORK (STALLS ON STEP#7) ----

    Download the SuperUser App From Here


    Download: the Superuer.apk ... from HERE"
    http://apkpl.us/tools/superuser
  4. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    Superuser Application Status:
    Superuser application - version 3.0.7 - is installed!

    System File Properties for Root Access:
    Standard Location
    Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/su:
    Result: /system/xbin/su: No such file or directory
    Analysis: File /system/xbin/su does not exist.

    Alternative Location
    Check Command: ls -l /sbin/su:
    Result: /sbin/su: Permission denied
    Analysis: File system permissions restricted and denied access.

    Standard Location
    Check Command: ls -l /system/bin/su:
    Result: /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Analysis: File /system/bin/su does not exist.

    Alternative Location
    Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/sudo:
    Result: /system/xbin/sudo: No such file or directory
    Analysis: File /system/xbin/sudo does not exist.

    Root User ID and Group ID Status:
    SU binary not found or not operating properly

    System Environment PATH: /sbin /vendor/bin /system/sbin /system/bin /system/xbin

    ADB Shell Default User:
    ADB shell setting for standard access, stored in default.prop, is configured as: shell (non root) user - ro.secure=1

    Results provided on your MID9742 device by Root Checker Pro version 1.2.1 from joeykrim in the Android Market - http://goo.gl/NcnHn


    icon is in list for super user
  5. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    next step ? :)
  6. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    Thanks for running RootChecker. And installing SuperUser.
    --- Did SuperUser say anything About BusyBox? Was BusyBox iinstalled?
    I need to do some more thinking/research before next steps. Just Check Back from time to time.
  7. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    I dont see it so what does super user do ?
  8. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    SuperUser is like the Administor User on your PC. It allows you to make changes to your system that are otherwise Restricted. Most tablets/phones Restrict the Systems level files. That is where the Android Apps are Installed. So if you can gain acces to the Systems Level Files, you can > Make changes> Add / Delete Apps> Etc.
    ----------
    TRY THIS - CLICK on the SuperUser App you installed on your MID9742
    Grant all permissions and download busybox if asked. ??? Did it work?
    What happened

    IF so, Run RootChecker Again.
    .
  9. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    I don't see that under options with the tool bar I see security
    app list
    log
    notifications
    general
  10. SoCoolAZ

    SoCoolAZ Member

    This tablet is a muthafugginpaininthears ! Ok, I'm having different problem running .bat file from my gateway lappy, win 7, 4 gig RAM, bla, bla. I run the bat file and it seems to be flashing page after page of "failure to xxxxx" or whatever the messages are. I then continue directions on reboot, open MARKET app and it hangs for about 15 seconds before force closing. After that it continues to force close. I already had gmail installed and it works. Am going to try to unistall market and try bat file again. Will report results.
  11. SoCoolAZ

    SoCoolAZ Member

    I can't cut/paste the .bat file but it is def saying that it is failing to install any of the .apk files. ugh
  12. SoCoolAZ

    SoCoolAZ Member

    its failing to install any of the files in the extracted ICS folder.
  13. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

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

    I noticed that both SoCoolAZ and Steph___ had already installed some google apps before trying to use the script. --
    Maybe a Full Factory restore may help the script to work.
    Then Download and Run the GooglePlay ICS Script.
    ---------------- UPDATE


    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

    -------------------------------------------
    """" 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
    .

    ***** I dont know how to do the Factory Reset. It may be under Settings > Privacy > Factory Data Reset
    .
    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----
  14. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    If you already have GooglePlay installed -- try this: resetting the application by going to "Settings > Apps > PlayStore > Force Stop > Clear Data (then Restart tablet)
  15. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    Two of the Latest GooglePlay Apps to Try: Download File Links
    -- Google Play Store v3.5.16 [Original] (Vending-3.5.16.apk) – Vending-3.5.16.apk
    -- Google Play Store v3.5.16 MOD (Vending-3.5.16-mod.apk) – Vending-3.5.16-mod.apk
    ...
  16. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    Some People Believe that the Coby IceCreamTablets may Be Pre-Rooted (Shipped Rooted)
    Lets Give It A Test. The RootExplorer App is used to Navagate and Make Changes on Rooted Android devices. If RootExplorer works, then the device is rooted. (Right ?)
    Download Root Explorer from Here: Ndroidware: Root Explorer (File Manager) v2.19
    Install RootExplorer. Open Root Explorer.
    Do you see the SYS folder ? SYSTEM folder? Can you open the folders? If so, you are Rooted.
    .
    is the app "busybox" present in either folder ... /system/bin -OR- /system/xbin ??
    .


    -- The Superuer.apk ... HERE: http://apkpl.us/tools/superuser
    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----
    ----- MID9742 NOT PRE-ROOTED----
  17. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    did factory reset hooked up usb on and

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    1. Connect Tablet to PC powered-ON and enable USB Debugging & Stay Awake.
    2. Extract file and run Google-Play.bat and follow instructions.
    3. Goto Settings > Language&Input > Tap "Default" (under Keyboard Input).
    4. Select English (US) or whatever Language you have set. ran google play batt disconected usb turn off then on.

    no google play files on tablet
    ==========================================================
  18. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    downloaded root explorer can see a slew of files under system bin there is busy box
  19. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member


    downloaded first vending app google store is present in tablet rebooted... tried store it starts then goes back to all apps page . forse stop .. clear all data .. reboot.. select play store it goes to play store for a seconds like its going to work then closes back to apps page on tablet
  20. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    ----- THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----
    ----- MID9742 NOT ROOTED, SO THIS FIX DID NOT WORK ----
    @stef234237 -- You Appear To Be Rooted
    Try To Manually Install The Market.Apk (GoogolePlay)
    ----------------------
    Download Vending App From Here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=981666&d=1333517929
    ( this is a special version of the vending.apk -- you must use this file )
    (Do Not Install the Vending.zip ---> --- Just Download it On your tablet.
    OR Download the Vending.zip To Your PC / then Copy vending.zip To your MicroSD card (tflash)

    HOW TO MANUALLY INSTALL THE VENDING.APK (( this is the Market/GooglePlay App )
    On A Rooted Tablet ---
    OPEN the RootExplorer App.
    ** The Top of RootExplorer should read: r/w in white lettering with [ Mount R/O] highlighted on the right
    The highlight is a toggle switch. You want r/w on the left and Mount R/O on the right.

    Navagate to the location of the Vending.zip file you just placed/downloaded on your tablet.
    CLICK and HOLD the Vending.zip file then RENAME to Vending.apk
    CLICK and HOLD the Vending.apk file and CHOOSE to COPY
    Still using RootExplorer. ... NAVIGATE TO /system folder ... NAVIGATE TO /system/app folder
    ({{ you will see a list of installed Apps )))
    SCROLL down to Vending.apk RENAME to Vending.bak ( this is the Market App )
    If you copied the Vending.apk file earlier, PASTE it NOW (/system/app)

    HOW TO CHANGE THE PERMISSIONS ON THE VENDING.APK File:
    PRESS and HOLD Vending.apk SCROLL DOWN TO PERMISSIONS
    CLICK on PERMISSIONS. Change premissions to the following:
    -- OWNER: READ [CHECKED] WRITE [CHECKED] EXECUTE (blank)
    -- GROUP: .READ [CHECKED] WRITE [blank] EXECUTE (blank)
    -- OTHERS: READ [CHECKED] WRITE [blank] EXECUTE (blank)
    CLICK OK -- then RESTART Tablet
    GOOGLE PLAY App Should Appear in your AppTray

    ---

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

    stef234237 Active Member

    Not being mean but can you break this down a bit ? I download and install with regular package installer? or go to busy box i'm a tad confused because it wont replace earlier apk file for market? Maybe im just tired . I really appreciate this I feel we might be getting close :) google play app is in my app tray and the shopping bag upper right of tray already.
  22. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    No you can not use the Installer. -- I Updated in RED Above
    ( this is a special version of the vending.apk }
    YOu have to use the RootExplorer to Do It Manually (Do not use Installer)
  23. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member


    mine shows mounted asr/o see pic. There is nothing on the right

    Attached Files:

  24. SonySony

    SonySony Well-Known Member

    When you open Root Explorer does it say "SuperUser Denied? or Superuser Granted?
    When you open superuser app, does does root explorer appear (does any other app appear)
    Doublecheck where BusyBox is installed system/bin or system/xbin
  25. stef234237

    stef234237 Active Member

    when i click on root explorer this is the first screen i get 100_2956.JPG it doesnt say if super user is denied or grantedwhen i open up super user i get this with no apps listed 100_2958.JPG busy box is installed in system/ bin... dexdump and parent folder are in xbin
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