How to Install the Android Market or the Amazon Appstore to the Coby Kyros instead of Having to Use Appslib or Getjar
These instructions are how to install the Android Market on a Coby Kyros MID7016 and MID7020, but you can always install the Amazon Appstore and get Android apps that install easy and play very well. Amazon also gives a paid app for free every day. You can even install Angry birds for free and users report is works well.
You can install the Android Market very simply and without rooting your tablet by using either of the following the instructions. The first uses a Market.rar file download and the other uses a gtablet.zip file download. Choose which one works best for you. The downloads were not made by us and come without warranty – use at your own risk. We are not responsible for the changes you make to your tablet.
Using Market.rar – Works on MID7016 and MID7020 without Rooting
1. Download Market.rar
2. Extract the files on your computer
3. Copy them onto your Coby Kyros tablet.
4. Open APK Installer and install all of them in this order:
5. Turn your tablet off and turn it on again.
6. A window saying “Complete action using” will appear, mark “Use by default” and choose the “Launcher”.
Using gtablet.zip – Works on MID7020 without Rooting
1. Download gtablet.zip
2. Extract the files to your computer and browse to the “App” folder where you’ll find the “.apk” files.
3. Copy the .apk files to your tablet.
4. Open APK Installer and install the files in this order:
6. Select the setup wizard as your launcher and you will have to link your Gmail account.
7. Open the APK Installer and install the “vending.apk” last.
An Alternative to the APK Installer, the Android SDK
Another alternative to APK Installer or the Android Market is the Android SDK.
2. Modify the tablet’s settings to allow the installation of applications from other sources. Under “Settings,” select “Application Settings” and then enable “Unknown Sources.” Also under “Settings,” select “SD Card” and “Phone Storage,” and finally enable “Disable Use for USB Storage”.
3. Extract the files on your computer, then copy them to your tablet.
4. On your tablet, open Command Prompt and type the following: adb install [path to apk file]/[name of APK file].apk.
5. The application should now be installed.
One More Way to Install Google APK Apps Using Astro File Manager and Easy Installer
You’ll need another Android device that has access to Google APKs or use the ones included in G Tablet above. If you’re using another Android device to get the Google apps, then start with one, if you already have the APKs you want to use, skip to step 3.
1. Using Astro File Manager on your Android device, change the Preferences of the Backup Directory to “/mnt/sdcard-ext” or “/mnt/external-sd” or “sdcard”, whatever the MicroSD card is called. Click OK twice, then Back three times.
2. Still in Astro File Manager, click ”Application Backup” then select Google Maps and any other apps you want to move to your tablet. Click Backup. The Android APK files have now been copied to your external MicroSD card.
3. Now hook your Android device up to your PC using a USB cable. Open the drive which appears on your PC, and look for the “backups” folder. Open the “apps” folder within backups. Copy all the APK files from there onto your computer.
5. Connect your tablet to your computer using a USB cable and when it’s drive appears on your PC, copy the Android APK files into it.
6. Disconnect your tablet from the PC and open Easy Installer in Apps. You will be able to choose an app to install from a list of the APK files you copied.
7. Choose Google Apps and any other apps you want to install and click, “Install Selected Apps.”