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Spuddy1

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Gemei A330 will not update
« on: October 06, 2011, 02:12:50 pm »
Hi, just bought my GA330 wanted it for ages problem is, my mum formats the thing now i cant play any games or do anything on it. I want to update to Gemei A330 v1.1 build 3. So i put it my gemei's directory and disconnect and turn off and than on  but it doesn't do anything just goes to the normal screen.
Can anyone plz help thnx

Frank_fjs

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 12:23:00 am »
If you have the fashion or LE version, you will need to rename the firmware file to:

A330E.hxf

Spuddy1

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 01:11:29 am »
Nope that didn't work. Is my GA330 defective or did I break it.
Thanks for trying though

sq

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2011, 01:25:28 am »
- connect gemei to the pc WHILE THE CONSOLE IS TURNED ON
- copy a330.hxf to the root directory of the gemei (ie. the first thing you see after doubleclicking the internal memory drive)
- disconnect safely
- the console will automatically update the music library
- confirm that the file is still there via the built-in file browser (system/config/file browser/internal memory)
- if it's still there turn off the console, then turn it on
- firmware update screen should appear

Spuddy1

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011, 01:37:57 am »
Nope that didn't work either. What the hell is wrong with this thing??!!!
Once again thanks for trying

cex

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 07:22:41 am »
Have you checked the version currently installed in your GA330?
Maybe you already have that version and so it doesn't update.

Peffse

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2011, 05:23:47 pm »
I've never personally had to force a firmware update, but the wiki mentions a key shortcut that will make the unit update if it won't detect the file. It should be START + SELECT while turning it on.
You might also want to try different firmware files. My unit doesn't like 1.1b3 and instead has to use 1.1b2.

sq

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2011, 10:53:56 pm »
Have you checked the version currently installed in your GA330?
Maybe you already have that version and so it doesn't update.

the ga330 fortunately never checks if the hxf is older or newer than the one installed, enormously simplifying the process of downgrading the device or creating themes via firmware hacking

Swi

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2011, 11:58:11 am »
I've got the same prob. You must rename the firmware file to A330LE.HXF

megamat91

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2013, 09:48:52 pm »
hi i was having the same problem as the user above with trying to get the right a330.hxf file to update and it finally worked when i did a330le.hxf however the problem is that once i did that the system became too glitched to operate at all. i mean, when i turn the system on the screen has glitch lines and absolutely nothing works. i have done everything i've read on the firmware updates to unbricking and nothing works. i can't even get it to go to usb mode. it is a dingoo a330LE i'm not mistaking it. would gemei accept for me to return it and get a new one since this is trashed and i've only had it for a week?

DisgruntleElf

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2013, 06:13:44 am »
I'm not completely certain that the gemei A330 firmware will run on the dingoo A330LE.  Although they appear similar their OS may(probably are) completely different and not compatible.

slaanesh

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2016, 09:54:18 pm »
Yes it's and old thread but ...

I recently got a Gemei A330.

I tried upgrading the firmware placing A330.HXF in the root of the internal drive but it would not update automatically or when pressing <START>+<SELECT> when powering on.

I then checked the "system setup"->About and found that I had a "v1.0 Fashion" model.

This requires you to change the A330.HXF to A330E.HFX.

The complete procedure for an A330 v1.0 Fashion is:

1. Power on the A330.
2. Connect your computer to the A330 uising USB and wait for the internal drive to mount.
3. Copy A330.HXF to the root of the internal drive.
4. Rename the file to A330E.HXF.
5. From your computer, safely eject the mounted A330 drive.
6. Unplug the USB cable; immediately afterwards the A330 should do it's jukebox update, this may take 10-20 seconds.
7. Power off the A330.
8. Power on the A330 - the firmware upgrade should run automatically.
9. Let the upgrade complete. The progress bar gets to just under half way and then looks like it's hanging but it hasn't! Let it finish! The last half will complete quickly once the progress bar moves again.
10. The A330 will reboot itself once complete.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2016, 09:56:21 pm by slaanesh »

chevette

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2016, 10:10:44 pm »
slaanesh - Any hope of Mame4All for the Gemei A330?

slaanesh

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2016, 02:50:48 am »
Its what I am working on right now. :)

eltehero

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2016, 09:21:27 am »
Its what I am working on right now. :)

Great news for Gemei owners. Slaanesh, any further updates on the long-awaited mame4all for other devices? (GP2X, GCWZero, Wiz, Dingoo  A320/A380 etc)
« Last Edit: November 06, 2016, 10:54:08 am by van denhawk »

dcervi

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2016, 09:49:36 pm »
Its what I am working on right now. :)
Great!!!

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slaanesh

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2016, 11:53:36 pm »
Its what I am working on right now. :)

Great news for Gemei owners. Slaanesh, any further updates on the long-awaited mame4all for other devices? (GP2X, GCWZero, Wiz, Dingoo  A320/A380 etc)

MAME4ALL for GP2X : Done
MAME4ALL for GCW0: Done
MAME4ALL for Wiz: Done
MAME4ALL for A320: Done
MAME4ALL for A380: Not (though should be easy enough to add)
MAME4ALL for Pandora: Done
MAME4ALL for Nanonote: Done
MAME4ALL for Gemei A330: In Progress

XMAME for GCW0: Done
XMAME for Pandora: Done
XMAME for Raspberry Pi: Done

I've done a mega-merge so MAME4ALL hosts now all use the same code base.
XMAME can build for GCW0, Pandora and even RPI, though only for mame 0.69 so far. still need to finish off mame 0.84. May drop mame 0.37b16 support as it doesn't offer that much any more.

MAME4ALL isn't just a copy of the last version from the GP2X, it's literally a complete re-write.
Every driver, sound and cpu has been updated in some way, some minor and most of them thoroughly.

If anyone wants to do some testing that would be great. I don't mean just test a game, I mean like go through and test loads of games, methodically if possible. The GCW0 or GP2X is probably a good candidate for this.

Let me know if anyone is interested. Also Don't respond here as this thread isn't really for this.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2016, 11:57:06 pm by slaanesh »

eltehero

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2016, 06:02:39 am »
That's great news. Many thanks for your efforts Slaanesh. Will mame4all for the handhelds be released before Xmas?

slaanesh

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2016, 10:37:47 am »
Hopefully.

I've built the first MAME4ALL for Gemei but it's not working yet. I'll have to see whats going wrong.

I'm getting the following warning after linking:

Code: [Select]
[font=arial]arm-linux-ld.exe: warning: cannot find entry symbol init; defaulting to 13800000[/font][/font]

Does the MP4SDK need dingoo.o? or an init.o?

Seems to be commented out in the link.xn file.

Using a link.xn with dingoo.o included made no difference, the program doesn't look like it starts or if it is, isn't getting very far.

Must be missing something...
« Last Edit: November 09, 2016, 10:42:10 am by slaanesh »

dingooforever

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Re: Gemei A330 will not update
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2016, 09:37:34 pm »
@slaanesh: maybe you can try to contact @cex for your Gemei MAME compiling issue, he made some important native ports for the A330 in the past so maybe he can solve your issue.

About the research for MAME testers: i am interested in XMAME and MAME4ALL Pandora versions, just tell me where i can download your MAME builds and i'll do some extensive tests.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2016, 09:39:34 pm by dingooforever »

 

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