Author Topic: JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]  (Read 765 times)

siliconmessiah (OP)

JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]
« on: March 09, 2017, 05:16:14 pm »
So, how is everyone faring with the JXD s192 (Nvidia K1 version) one year after release?

I must say that this device did meet all expectations that I had on it. I have only had minor issues like dropped wifi and orange light, but nothing that a restart couldnīt fix. So with that said. I play on this device almost daily in my bed before I go to bed. I use it only for Nvidia Gamestream from my PC. Very convenient, as I can turn off my PC via Steam Big Picture Mode too.

I have two questions for the people here.

1. Did anyone find any good case or home stand for the JXD s192? If so, please post it here.

2. How did things fare with the custom roms? Can anyone here be able to shoehorn in the new Nvidia Games-App, wich has recently replaced the Shield Hub? It cannot be installed from the Play Store on the JXD s192...as it is not recognized as a tablet. If someone could make a compatible version for the s192, no one could be more grateful than me.

Cheers!

EDIT: Wow, over 50 views and no answers.  :'( I wonder how many JXD s192īs with the Nvidia chip that is actually out there?
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DCXPIG

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Re: JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 03:18:06 pm »
 I'm glad to see there's a working one out there.  My first one came in with a stuck pixel and died on boot, the replacement has a stuck pixel and crashes almost immediately.  Unfortunately I can't get into recovery fully as selecting doesn't work either so I'm stuck... Wish it were different

siliconmessiah (OP)

Re: JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 07:10:39 pm »
Thatīs not nice to hear. I guess the build quality differs and the device is nothing being talked about anywhere.
I wonder if LordDavon and Skelton is here and watching?

Mine is working just fine and dandy. Actually, today I installed the custom rom (made by LordDavon or Skelton?) that spoofes it into a Nvidia Shield tablet.

But...the battery bug is still there, even in the custom rom.
I can charge it for hours, but sometimes it just donīt reach 100 percent.
I wonder if it actually IS 100 percent, and it is just showing the wrong stats. Anyone know?
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LordDavon

Re: JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 07:32:40 pm »
1. Did anyone find any good case or home stand for the JXD s192? If so, please post it here.

I don't use a case with mine, so I am not of much help.

2. How did things fare with the custom roms? Can anyone here be able to shoehorn in the new Nvidia Games-App, wich has recently replaced the Shield Hub? It cannot be installed from the Play Store on the JXD s192...as it is not recognized as a tablet. If someone could make a compatible version for the s192, no one could be more grateful than me.

Unless I can get a new bootloader on the device, it isn't going to happen.  Their new software isn't working on Android 4, so it will need an upgrade.  I'm happy to do it, but I've only got one device right now.

Since JXD is not really responding to me these days, I'm not getting another device for hacking... unless someone wants to send me one.  I really think the K1 is dead, as far as they are concerned.  They told me that the new version is still on its way, but no details were given.  Maybe I will get their ear once it is closer to release.

LordDavon

Re: JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 07:37:20 pm »
But...the battery bug is still there, even in the custom rom.
I can charge it for hours, but sometimes it just donīt reach 100 percent.
I wonder if it actually IS 100 percent, and it is just showing the wrong stats. Anyone know?

I'm still here, but not really checking every day.  I'm still working on the S192.  It doesn't have the same priority it used to have though.  Now that the Switch is released, I'm playing a bit too much Zelda too... just to be honest.

As for the battery bug, it should be fixed in the Hackware.  If it isn't, I wonder if something else may be going on with your unit.

siliconmessiah (OP)

Re: JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 08:04:54 pm »
Nice to hear from you LordDavon. Yeah...I am using your latest beta, but the batteries are still showing the wrong stats.
I am using an official Nvidia Shield Charger for the unit...so maybe thatīs the culprit? I really donīt know.

As you say. The K1 seems to be dead in the water. Still, itīs nice to have one, as long as it stays alive. =)

I wonder if Nvidia and JXD got in some kind of argument over the device.

LordDavon

Re: JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 06:28:45 am »
I think Nvidia stopped working with JXD because the S192 could be seen as a competitor to the Switch.  This is just speculation on my part, but I know Nintendo is very protective of their IP.  They would want their partners to be just as protective.

After I flashed the battery fix, I needed to leave the S192 alone for a few hours, while on, to complete its charge.  It didn't hit 100% the first time, if I remember correctly.  It took a few times.  Hopefully yours will work itself out.  If not, I hope it isn't an actual hardware issue.

I still like my K1, but I rarely use it.  It's a project device, since I keep flashing it.  It is hard to use when you are constantly wiping a device.  I have everything backed up, but just never have the time to restore and backup before wiping again.  I do give it a good use it when testing though.

DCXPIG

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Re: JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 06:22:31 am »
 LordDavon, I literally bought a S192 to get your rom on it but I haven't had good luck with this model.  I'm on unit #2 right now with original rom, unfortunately I can get into recovery but the vol + worked for about a minute and won't respond any longer.  I've taken it apart but no luck (for me). 
  ANyway, as long as I don't use the unit it stays up and active but within a few swipes, touches or button hits it locks almost immediately.  Do you have any suggestions or is it a lost cause in your opinion?

  Thanks ahead of time

siliconmessiah (OP)

Re: JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 06:53:41 am »
Well, after hours of playing, I can for certain say that the battery is only SHOWING the wrong stats. Itīs not any fault in the hardware, as the percent is not ticking down at all. So apparently the batteries are fit & fine, but the stats are still in limbo. Will try your advice about charging with the unit switched on later! I always charge with the unit off...

The other thing, about this and the Nintendo Switch. Itīs interesting, as it seems to be exactly the same measures in centimeters. I wonder if the S192 will fit in one of those Switch Cases?

bagmouse7

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Re: JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2017, 05:21:47 pm »
The 192 is still my go to handheld for emulators and streaming from PC.
The screen and controls are great.

It actually feels like better hardware to me than the switch (I have both).  The build quality is below the big N's, but higher than the standard Chinese device, and I prefer the 192s screen and control layout.

It is a shame that JDX did not continue development of the 192, I find the screen and controls are almost the perfect form factor for a portable game machine.


Re: JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2017, 11:36:41 pm »
I love my Jxd Singularity S192, and use it daily. The only problem that I have is the battery not reading its percentage correctly,and a single dead pixel.
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halljames

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Re: JXD s192 - Still going strong [Nvidia Games & Steam App?]
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2017, 01:31:10 pm »
Mines in the bin.

The Wifi stopped working which meant it was a wee bit useless.  I opened it up to see if there was anything wrong but I couldnt tell.  I ended up putting it in the bin.

I have a switch now, so have ditched the whole Android/China tablet gamepad thingy.