How do I root the Coby Kyros MID7042 Android tablet?

Gopi Patel July 24, 2012
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I would like to know how to root the Coby Kyros MID7042 tablet.

I am running Android version 4.0.3 with kernel version 3.0.8. Thank you.

  1. Keno Clayton
    September 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Hi,
    Ok down to business. To root the COBY KYROS MID7042 tablet, many hard-working developers have spent a lot of time working on this, and they have at last found a breakthrough.
    You can check the following links to know how to root your tablet.
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/coby-generation-3/39493-all-things-7042-a.html
    http://www.flashmyandroid.com/forum/showthread.php?821-ROM-Custom-ROM-for-Coby-Kyros-MID7042-rooted-deodexed-Google-Play

    I have personally ordered a tablet and already downloaded the custom ROM to root my device and give access to Google Play which in the stock ROM is replaced by the stupid GetJar.
    Hope this helps.

  2. Kannon Y
    July 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    There's an
    empty placemarker
    for the Coby over at Androiforums - it means not
    a lot of development has been done yet, but you should check this page
    on occasion.

    I saw another thread over at Flashmyandroid.com,
    which included a root method as well as custom ROMs.

    You should read the comments
    in this thread
    (which is a repost of Dalsan's link).

    Here's the relevant part:

    "This roots but to flash cmw you must
    enter the last 2 line manually
    through android term emu on the tablet. for some reason the bat can't
    get su I'm trying to fix it. Sorry for the late respones guys. So.. run
    the bat then open it with notepad and manually do the lines on your
    tablet. Should work! Ima try and fix it asap."

    Basically, he means that in order to get  the ClockworkMod (CWM)
    recovery installed, you must first access the Android terminal emulator
    and manually enter the last two lines of code from the .bat file
    included with the downloaded zip. In case you were wondering, "SU"
    stands for "superuser" which gives you root access.

    If you have any questions, please ask! Good luck!