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5.0 out of 5 stars Coby Kyros 1042-8, October 24, 2012
This review is from: Coby Kyros 10.1-Inch Android 4.0 8 GB 16:9 Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen Widescreen Internet Tablet with Built-In Camera, Black MID1042-8 (Personal Computers)
Okay, I've had this little gem for about 5 days now. I was looking for a ten inch tab, but didn't have a lot of cash. I already have the Acer Iconia A-100, which is a great tablet. But i wanted a 10 incher. When i first got it, it ran fine but there was no Google App Store, bummer, So I got the Amazon App Store. everything was working fine but when I loaded Netflix it didn't work, the app loaded fine but the screen would just go blank. I called Coby Customer Service and they said it was a problems with Adobe flash not running right? Anyways, with Coby you actually get a live person however, you may not get one that knows anything. So i looked around on the internet and found that this is a problem with the tablet. I also found a solution. A tech advised to reboot the system and erase factory files. Here is the message ---- "Power the unit off (holding power buttom) and selecting Power off, then hold simultaneusly back button and on buttom 8 seconds,when the android icon appears press the back button, in the menu select wipe data/factory reset pressing home buttom and then press back buttom, in the next screen select "yes delete all user data" pressing back buttom, and in the next screen select "reboot system now" with the back buttom and wait. IT WORK FOR MY TABLET." ------

After doing this download the Good e-Reader app store through Getjar. The Good e-Read app store has everything. Netflix now works great on my tablet. I was also able to down load pretty much every app the Google Play Store has. They even have the Google Play Store app. Anyways, after doing this my tablet runs smoother, seems to be faster and everything works. Took this tablet from a 3 to a 5 star. I now love this tablet. Oh, when doing this it will erase things (music, pics, videos) on the tablet but not on the SD Card.
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Initial post: Dec 4, 2012 7:15:57 AM PST
Anil Pillai says:
Thanks for the review. Would you know if I can upgrade it to Android 4?

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 6:28:57 AM PST
Lunerversal says:
thank you for your review this was the only downside about Getting this tablet I gotta have Netflix for my children based on your reviews I think I will consider if it is a fact that you can reboot the actual on tablet

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 11:19:30 PM PST
Thank you for this post. We got these for the kids and I saw your comments on the good e reader and that was a life saver. We found some more really good apps that the kids were looking for. We really appreciate it.

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 10:50:44 AM PST
Elise Keach says:
Thank you so, so, so much for this info. I read a few forums and none of them had this simple solution. You are awesome. Now I'm running pandora, kindle, facebook. I'm happy. :-)

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 6:51:21 AM PST
I have the 8in - I tried the above but couldn't get the google play app from the Good e-read app. But I did however find this little jem: http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/coby-generation-3-development/50425-root-gapps-telechips-7032-7034-7036-7048-8048-a.html
my only advise is if it boots to a menu where it says "update failed" chose update from sd card (from the menu you now are in) and chose the update file again. This worked perfectly for me.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 10:02:14 AM PST
Why is it necessary to wipe data/factory? If this is done doesn't it wipe out everything that has been installed?

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 12:44:55 PM PST
How do you get that stuff/--good e-reader and amazon app?

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 7:56:29 PM PST
M. Ackerman says:
Thank you so much for this review ,because I was so going to return my tablet because I could not get anything to download threw Google Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 8:46:56 AM PST
Janowbi says:
Hello Diane, it will erase every thing on the tablet but not the operating system itself. It also won't erase anything the sd card. I'm not sure why this works so well. I believe it erases pre loaded soft ware from coby that conflicts with many of the applications. I wish I had more info for you. All I can really say is it helped me out a lot. Thanks, Jason J.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 8:48:22 AM PST
Janowbi says:
Hello Diane, it will erase every thing on the tablet but not the operating system itself. It also won't erase anything the sd card. I'm not sure why this works so well. I believe it erases pre loaded soft ware from coby that conflicts with many of the applications. I wish I had more info for you. All I can really say is it helped me out a lot. Thanks, Jason J.
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