Install Android Market on Coby Kyros MID7012 (or most other tablets running Android 2.3.3)

Coby Kyros MID7012So this Christmas, I put the Coby Kyros MID7012 tablet (which only runs Android 2.3.3) on my wish list. I was surprised when I actually received it! By that time, I had decided I didn’t really need it. I am returning it, but I thought I would share some things I learned through the experience. This mainly concerns installing the Android Market on the Coby Kyros.

Ok, just to give you a little background info, the Kyros 7012 and others don’t have the Android Market installed out of the box. It would seem like all you’d need to do is install a few .apk files and you’d be good right? Well all but 2 articles I read online were not like that at all. Most required you to root the device. Although rooting itself can be undone, certain things done with rooting privileges cannot. Not to mention the fact that “rooting” the tablet most likely voids the warranty on the device. So, in short, it doesn’t seem like “doing it right the first time” is very popular with people installing the Android Market. That is why I wanted to throw in my two cents about this so that more people can do this right and not mess up their devices.

After a good amount of research, I found a method that actually worked for me. It is based off of a YouTube tutorial. If you go on YouTube, it’s the first one that pops up if you search “install android market on coby” I believe. Here’s the actual URL:


I have to put that there in case someone messes up their device by following this, although I doubt they will. OK, here we go.

1. Download the “Android” below with your PC and unzip all the files to a convenient location (say, your desktop).


2. Now connect the tablet to your PC and put these files on your tablet’s SD card or internal memory. If your not sure how to do this, consult your product manual (on page 30 I think). I stuck the files in the “downloads” folder on the device itself.

3. After the files have finished transferring, disconnect the tablet from your PC.

4. Go to your file viewer app. On my tablet, they installed “ES File Explorer”. Yours should have a similar file explorer program.

5. Now find where you put those .apk files. I put mine in the “downloads” folder.

6. Ok, now you are going to install them in a specific order. (Just tap on the file to install. Hit “Done” after each one. DON’T RUN THEM AFTER THEY INSTALL!) Here is the order:

a. OneTimeInitializer.apk
b. SetupWizard.apk
c. GoogleServicesFramework-signed.apk

7. Ok, this step is important. DO NOT GO TO THE HOME SCREEN!!!!. Press and hold the power button on the tablet and turn it off.

8. Now turn it back on!

9. After start-up, you will see a menu with two options. Check the “Use this as default” box on the bottom, then select the option on top (“Launcher”). You don’t want to set up anything. You just want to use the regular initializer.

10. Make sure you are connected to a wireless network (WIFI). If not, get your tablet connected.

11. Now that your connected, go to the Apps list (by tapping the box made of little squares that’s either on the bottom or right hand side of your screen).

12. You should see the Android Market icon in this list. Go ahead and open it. Since this is the first run, you’ll need to enter your Google Account information and accept the license agreement.The Android Market will filter out most apps that won’t work with your tablet.

You should be good to go. Enjoy your new apps!

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319 thoughts on “Install Android Market on Coby Kyros MID7012 (or most other tablets running Android 2.3.3)

  1. Excellent stuff. I bought my son a ‘stocking stuffer’ Trio 4.3 Android tablet running Android 4.0.4, from Big Lots for $29, what a deal !!

    I bought this as a Radio (using the TuneIn Radio app) and MP3 player connected to my Bose speakers in the kitchen, I needed to get to the Play store to get the TuneIn app.

    I got a Root Analyzer (which told me that the Trio was already rooted, halfway there). I followed your instructions above to the letter and voila I was up and running in minutes. I also got a small footprint EQ (called 5EQ) to add a bit of EQ, stuffed the small SD card with 8gb of music and I have a rocking stereo and global radio for under $30.

    Thanks for the great instructions.

  2. This was very helpful, thank you! I installed the market app correctly but now every time I try to install an app it says insuficient space. The tablet is new and has nothing installed yet, so I think the memory is not the issue. I’d love it if you could help me

  3. Thank you so much! – It worked and it was so easy. I’ve had my Kyros for 2 years now and been struggling with getting things like pdf reader etc. installed. Never could get it to register with google play and now it is!!!! thanks

  4. I have a coby kyros mid1042…It is not signing in…Its coming that it can’t establish a reiable data connection to the server!!

  5. Thank you so much! I followed a search here on the advice of a forum post that said these instructions would work on a Trio Stealth Pro Metal (marketed by Mach Speed Technologies). It worked, even though the third .apk (GoogleServicesFramework-signed.apk) would not install, giving me the error message that there was another version with a different signature already installed. I went ahead and ran the fourth .apk anyway, restarted, chose my launcher (I use ADW, not the default launcher – all three choices were present so I picked the launcher I use), and voila, I now have the Market installed on my tablet! Thanks again!

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