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Title: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 26, 2016, 12:03:04 pm
I don't share this ROM at this forum and don't have any kind of my support from me. Reason, some shops have been lucrating with my job, and I don't like that.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on March 26, 2016, 12:12:28 pm
That's awesome, thanks Skelton!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on March 26, 2016, 12:27:54 pm
Are you serious?!?
I didn't think you would make one for the GPD XD.
This is so very welcome!  :D

Many thanks skelton.
I will give this a try pretty soon.  8)

One question though...
Not trying to be a smart ass or trying to be rude in any way!

But why 3 versions?
I could just download the 1.8GHz version and install that.
If I don't want my clock to go over 1.4GHz (to safe battery) I could just install SetCPU (or any other CPU app) and set the max clock to 1.4GHz?
Or am I mistaken?

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: eragon2890 on March 26, 2016, 12:34:52 pm
looks great, but I am a bit worried that the overclocked RAM and CPU speeds (esp. RAM) might blow up or at least shorten the lifespan of my beloved XD...

Is the increased DDR and CPU speed harmless in terms of heat?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 26, 2016, 12:37:54 pm


But why 3 versions?
I could just download the 1.8GHz version and install that.
If I don't want my clock to go over 1.4GHz (to safe battery) I could just install SetCPU (or any other CPU app) and set the max clock to 1.4GHz?
Or am I mistaken?

You are right. I did three versions just for noobs that don't know how to use cpu apps and things like that.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 26, 2016, 12:39:09 pm
looks great, but I am a bit worried that the overclocked RAM and CPU speeds (esp. RAM) might blow up or at least shorten the lifespan of my beloved XD...

Is the increased DDR and CPU speed harmless in terms of heat?

You can use 1,4 ghz if you don't need OC. Device is a bit warmer, but q9 is much warmer than XD for example. XD has better dissipation. DDR speed was 456 in the first firmwares of GPD, they just decided underclocking it more in latter firmwares....

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on March 26, 2016, 12:57:48 pm


But why 3 versions?
I could just download the 1.8GHz version and install that.
If I don't want my clock to go over 1.4GHz (to safe battery) I could just install SetCPU (or any other CPU app) and set the max clock to 1.4GHz?
Or am I mistaken?

You are right. I did three versions just for noobs that don't know how to use cpu apps and things like that.

Ok, I understand! Thanks for the heads up.
I was just checking. :)


Introduction:
The app gamepad has some bug with certain languages and can show mode PSP or Android. If that's the case  PSP is the same as PS3 and Android to XBOX.

One more question though. The gamepad app you're talking about is the same gamepad app included in the normal roms right?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: eragon2890 on March 26, 2016, 01:51:44 pm
looks great, but I am a bit worried that the overclocked RAM and CPU speeds (esp. RAM) might blow up or at least shorten the lifespan of my beloved XD...

Is the increased DDR and CPU speed harmless in terms of heat?

You can use 1,4 ghz if you don't need OC. Device is a bit warmer, but q9 is much warmer than XD for example. XD has better dissipation. DDR speed was 456 in the first firmwares of GPD, they just decided underclocking it more in latter firmwares....

ah thank you! :D

I am still on first firmware, given it runs fine for 6 months that's reassuring!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 26, 2016, 01:55:49 pm


But why 3 versions?
I could just download the 1.8GHz version and install that.
If I don't want my clock to go over 1.4GHz (to safe battery) I could just install SetCPU (or any other CPU app) and set the max clock to 1.4GHz?
Or am I mistaken?

You are right. I did three versions just for noobs that don't know how to use cpu apps and things like that.

Ok, I understand! Thanks for the heads up.
I was just checking. :)


Introduction:
The app gamepad has some bug with certain languages and can show mode PSP or Android. If that's the case  PSP is the same as PS3 and Android to XBOX.

One more question though. The gamepad app you're talking about is the same gamepad app included in the normal roms right?

Yep. the same gamepad of stock rom included in  v.3.4.2 firmware
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on March 26, 2016, 02:43:32 pm
Cool!
Good stuff. :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Gunbuster on March 26, 2016, 04:08:49 pm
Very very nice, that is exactly what my XD needed, a slight increase in cpu power and everything feels a lot smoother now. Plus Nexus 5 spoofing is ingenious; I can finally access my legally bought games without messing with apks.

Thank you soo much !
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Elronza Williams Jr. on March 26, 2016, 04:27:03 pm
Thanks Skelton for all of the many years of hardwork you've put into Android. Swift recovery to you my brother!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: masterofstuff124 on March 27, 2016, 12:06:12 am
ofcourse my XD has hardware issues then Skelton drops a legacy rom. such is life i guess. hopefully geekbuying sorts my issues out for me. when i get a working XD again ill install this asap! so exciting! thanks again skelton!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: OutRun8601 on March 27, 2016, 06:11:34 am
What does this mean for games on PSP?? Does it mean it can now run them with no speed issues? Also Dreamcast? Any improvement with the Saturn emulator as this just is unplayable right now.
 
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 27, 2016, 09:50:48 am
Ppsspp, dc and uoyabause run a bit better with overclock. But don't expect that all psp or saturn games run perfecto, because even in my shield tablet some psp games run a bit slow. Performance gobernor is a must for uoyabause. Some games run good in terms of speed. I have played virtua fighter remix, panzer dragoon zwei or guardi?n h?roes and they run fine.using performance and 1,8 ghz kernel. For uoyabause the rk3288 is not enough anyway, only some games will be playable. Mali drivers are terrible too and most games have graphical glitches that they don't in other devices with other GPUs like powervr, intel or tegra according to my tests.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: OutRun8601 on March 27, 2016, 07:28:29 pm
Ppsspp, dc and uoyabause run a bit better with overclock. But don't expect that all psp or saturn games run perfecto, because even in my shield tablet some psp games run a bit slow. Performance gobernor is a must for uoyabause. Some games run good in terms of speed. I have played virtua fighter remix, panzer dragoon zwei or guardi?n h?roes and they run fine.using performance and 1,8 ghz kernel. For uoyabause the rk3288 is not enough anyway, only some games will be playable. Mali drivers are terrible too and most games have graphical glitches that they don't in other devices with other GPUs like powervr, intel or tegra according to my tests.
Okay thanks for your feedback.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: OutRun8601 on March 27, 2016, 07:28:39 pm
Ppsspp, dc and uoyabause run a bit better with overclock. But don't expect that all psp or saturn games run perfecto, because even in my shield tablet some psp games run a bit slow. Performance gobernor is a must for uoyabause. Some games run good in terms of speed. I have played virtua fighter remix, panzer dragoon zwei or guardi?n h?roes and they run fine.using performance and 1,8 ghz kernel. For uoyabause the rk3288 is not enough anyway, only some games will be playable. Mali drivers are terrible too and most games have graphical glitches that they don't in other devices with other GPUs like powervr, intel or tegra according to my tests.
Okay thanks for your feedback.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Saturos on March 27, 2016, 10:35:12 pm
Thanks for your support skelton, you are the best!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ojdon on March 28, 2016, 08:11:16 am
This looks awesome!

Is there anyway of flashing the rom via OSX or Linux?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 28, 2016, 10:54:03 am
For linux chech tis, and look for Linux section:

http://wiki.radxa.com/Rock/flash_the_image

Also, if you see method 2 described in my frst post you can install the firm from the GPD itself.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ojdon on March 28, 2016, 01:07:58 pm
For linux chech tis, and look for Linux section:

http://wiki.radxa.com/Rock/flash_the_image

Also, if you see method 2 described in my frst post you can install the firm from the GPD itself.

Thanks for that. I was hesitant to try method 2 but it seemed to have done the job. Thanks for your swift response!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: lol_username on March 28, 2016, 01:09:55 pm
Wow! Thanks a lot, this seems nice.

Quote
I don't think GPD improves pretty much the kitkat firmware since we are working in a Android M update, so consider this the final Kitkat firmware

This means for the XD? So the plan is to skip Lollipop and get an Android Marshmallow update for the GPD XD?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: eragon2890 on March 28, 2016, 01:50:07 pm
there is a marshmellow rom coming? awesome desu, any idea when we wil be able to eat it?

also, I don't have a smartphone or anyhting, so never used anything newer then kitkat. Would it be worth it to install a 6.0 update, given that all the game data and such would be gone from the device (including *SHOCK HORROR* all the save games)??
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: bitersnake on March 28, 2016, 02:28:28 pm
@skelton  thanks for your efforts, man. I'll put this on my device later today and it's absolutely cool that you decided to finally sort the OC kernel out for the community.

Also, wasn;t aware that you've been struggling with your health man... hope you recover soon :)

cheers
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 28, 2016, 02:47:48 pm
there is a marshmellow rom coming? awesome desu, any idea when we wil be able to eat it?

also, I don't have a smartphone or anyhting, so never used anything newer then kitkat. Would it be worth it to install a 6.0 update, given that all the game data and such would be gone from the device (including *SHOCK HORROR* all the save games)??

The idea is for next month (about may) , I am not so optimistic because there are some things in the android M RK SDK that must be fixed before  a stable release. Most probably will imply a full erase, but you can save your game data with titaniumbackup or similar app.
I wouldn't expect huge changes in Marshmallow. I use it in my shield tablet and there are no big differences for playing games in a 32 bit device.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: eragon2890 on March 28, 2016, 06:13:27 pm
there is a marshmellow rom coming? awesome desu, any idea when we wil be able to eat it?

also, I don't have a smartphone or anyhting, so never used anything newer then kitkat. Would it be worth it to install a 6.0 update, given that all the game data and such would be gone from the device (including *SHOCK HORROR* all the save games)??

The idea is for next month (about may) , I am not so optimistic because there are some things in the android M RK SDK that must be fixed before  a stable release. Most probably will imply a full erase, but you can save your game data with titaniumbackup or similar app.
I wouldn't expect huge changes in Marshmallow. I use it in my shield tablet and there are no big differences for playing games in a 32 bit device.

You mean it might be unstable? Yack! Albeit GPD firmware is usually always very good so far... but thanks for the warning, I will probably keep using the kitkat one then!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 28, 2016, 06:55:39 pm
there is a marshmellow rom coming? awesome desu, any idea when we wil be able to eat it?

also, I don't have a smartphone or anyhting, so never used anything newer then kitkat. Would it be worth it to install a 6.0 update, given that all the game data and such would be gone from the device (including *SHOCK HORROR* all the save games)??

The idea is for next month (about may) , I am not so optimistic because there are some things in the android M RK SDK that must be fixed before  a stable release. Most probably will imply a full erase, but you can save your game data with titaniumbackup or similar app.
I wouldn't expect huge changes in Marshmallow. I use it in my shield tablet and there are no big differences for playing games in a 32 bit device.

You mean it might be unstable? Yack! Albeit GPD firmware is usually always very good so far... but thanks for the warning, I will probably keep using the kitkat one then!

It's unstable now, but won't be unstable when they release it. That's why it's not available yet and GPD need some time to release it and fix the minor bugs, together with Rockchip.. I will be helping GPD in what I can (not much lately, unfortunately), but ithe update will not be released unless is completely stable.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: midknight on March 29, 2016, 10:07:08 am
Wow look away 4 a sec and this pops up thanks man and hope you get better soon
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: metroid98 on March 29, 2016, 10:20:48 am
Thanks man :)

Does method 2 wipe the system clean? I don't want to lose everything
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 29, 2016, 10:55:49 am
Thanks man :)

Does method 2 wipe the system clean? I don't want to lose everything

I haven't installed it with method 2, but some peo`ple has done it and in theory nothing should be erase.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: kit0072 on March 29, 2016, 11:25:13 am
i am Install 1.8G, but have a problem, i can't change the Wallpapers.
https://youtu.be/nTFYrKL58to


Other, i hope/request   LegacyROM use XD Rom for above 3.4.3 .
3.4.3 have add NULL joystick mode. 
https://youtu.be/74UATULKBjI

but 3.4.3 not eng.ver (Because GPD developed it to fix some Chinese Mobile Game.)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: eragon2890 on March 29, 2016, 12:01:28 pm
there is a marshmellow rom coming? awesome desu, any idea when we wil be able to eat it?

also, I don't have a smartphone or anyhting, so never used anything newer then kitkat. Would it be worth it to install a 6.0 update, given that all the game data and such would be gone from the device (including *SHOCK HORROR* all the save games)??

Aw good, better they wait a bit longer then release some unstable crap early.

Like some other companies firmware *COUGH ARCHOS COUGH*

The idea is for next month (about may) , I am not so optimistic because there are some things in the android M RK SDK that must be fixed before  a stable release. Most probably will imply a full erase, but you can save your game data with titaniumbackup or similar app.
I wouldn't expect huge changes in Marshmallow. I use it in my shield tablet and there are no big differences for playing games in a 32 bit device.

You mean it might be unstable? Yack! Albeit GPD firmware is usually always very good so far... but thanks for the warning, I will probably keep using the kitkat one then!

It's unstable now, but won't be unstable when they release it. That's why it's not available yet and GPD need some time to release it and fix the minor bugs, together with Rockchip.. I will be helping GPD in what I can (not much lately, unfortunately), but ithe update will not be released unless is completely stable.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: eragon2890 on March 29, 2016, 12:02:02 pm
there is a marshmellow rom coming? awesome desu, any idea when we wil be able to eat it?

also, I don't have a smartphone or anyhting, so never used anything newer then kitkat. Would it be worth it to install a 6.0 update, given that all the game data and such would be gone from the device (including *SHOCK HORROR* all the save games)??

The idea is for next month (about may) , I am not so optimistic because there are some things in the android M RK SDK that must be fixed before  a stable release. Most probably will imply a full erase, but you can save your game data with titaniumbackup or similar app.
I wouldn't expect huge changes in Marshmallow. I use it in my shield tablet and there are no big differences for playing games in a 32 bit device.

You mean it might be unstable? Yack! Albeit GPD firmware is usually always very good so far... but thanks for the warning, I will probably keep using the kitkat one then!

It's unstable now, but won't be unstable when they release it. That's why it's not available yet and GPD need some time to release it and fix the minor bugs, together with Rockchip.. I will be helping GPD in what I can (not much lately, unfortunately), but ithe update will not be released unless is completely stable.

Aw good, better they wait a bit longer then release some unstable crap early.

Like some other companies firmware *COUGH ARCHOS COUGH*

I will wait patiently
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: kit0072 on March 29, 2016, 12:15:19 pm
my post is lost?

i am Install 1.8G, but have a problem, i can't change the Wallpapers.
https://youtu.be/4fXeReYoHbU

3.4.3 have add NULL joystick mode.  hope LegacyROM will update.
https://youtu.be/74UATULKBjI
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 29, 2016, 12:40:23 pm
my post is lost?

i am Install 1.8G, but have a problem, i can't change the Wallpapers.
https://youtu.be/4fXeReYoHbU

3.4.3 have add NULL joystick mode.  hope LegacyROM will update.
https://youtu.be/74UATULKBjI

And what is null joystick mode.exactly? If it's a change in kernel driver I depend on gpd. But I don't think joystick driver must be updated
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: kit0072 on March 29, 2016, 01:50:25 pm
i don't know to talk use eng.

E.g real racing 3.
The game is will check have you connect joy.

1. not connect joy = use g-sensor for play
2. connect joy  = use joy for play

In the game setting can't change control method.
So,XD must use joy for control.

If use "null joystick mode", the XD joy will Fail. (key mapping function is ok)
the game is will check XD not joy, and than us can use g-sensor for play real racing 3  .


This function may be not eng name,so,it is show "NULL"
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: SynbiosZero on March 29, 2016, 02:46:11 pm
Can someone with 3.4.3 test that null joystick mode with Horizon Chase? Maybe with no joystick you can asign screen buttons to gamepad and be able to play this game ;D

Im on LegacyROM now, so I cant test it :P
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 29, 2016, 03:15:34 pm
i don't know to talk use eng.

E.g real racing 3.
The game is will check have you connect joy.

1. not connect joy = use g-sensor for play
2. connect joy  = use joy for play

In the game setting can't change control method.
So,XD must use joy for control.

If use "null joystick mode", the XD joy will Fail. (key mapping function is ok)
the game is will check XD not joy, and than us can use g-sensor for play real racing 3  .


This function may be not eng name,so,it is show "NULL"

But real.racing 3/works ok In ps3 mode. Why do you need g sensor instead of controls? I don' t see the advantage. Anyhow, the gamepad apk is close.source if there is a new option in the driver joystick inside kernel.I would.need that change from gpd.to include it in my custom kernel.
I personally don't think I update my legacyRom.until android m is out. Or unless the kitkat firmware has a huge change. But if that's only change in 3.4.3 (the null  joystick), I won't update it, too much work for me at the moment.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 29, 2016, 03:23:21 pm
Can someone with 3.4.3 test that null joystick mode with Horizon Chase? Maybe with no joystick you can asign screen buttons to gamepad and be able to play this game ;D

Im on LegacyROM now, so I cant test it :P

You can't assign controls to screen with mapper or Tincore? Or does the game only include g sensor? If that's the case I don't understand why developers release a racing game with no support for controllers.....
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: SynbiosZero on March 29, 2016, 03:58:37 pm
Can someone with 3.4.3 test that null joystick mode with Horizon Chase? Maybe with no joystick you can asign screen buttons to gamepad and be able to play this game ;D

Im on LegacyROM now, so I cant test it :P

You can't assign controls to screen with mapper or Tincore? Or does the game only include g sensor? If that's the case I don't understand why developers release a racing game with no support for controllers.....

Problem is game has a problem with XD buttons, car is braking always in-game, even if you disable gamepad in options (it sets automatically gamepad on when you exit)

Game is awesome, its like a remake of outrun  :'(
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: eragon2890 on March 29, 2016, 05:55:19 pm
Can someone with 3.4.3 test that null joystick mode with Horizon Chase? Maybe with no joystick you can asign screen buttons to gamepad and be able to play this game ;D

Im on LegacyROM now, so I cant test it :P

You can't assign controls to screen with mapper or Tincore? Or does the game only include g sensor? If that's the case I don't understand why developers release a racing game with no support for controllers.....

Problem is game has a problem with XD buttons, car is braking always in-game, even if you disable gamepad in options (it sets automatically gamepad on when you exit)

Game is awesome, its like a remake of outrun  :'(

well if there is no controller (as the game will see it) then yes you should be able to map the buttons I guess... assuming the mapper itself still works in this mode...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 29, 2016, 06:33:46 pm
Can someone with 3.4.3 test that null joystick mode with Horizon Chase? Maybe with no joystick you can asign screen buttons to gamepad and be able to play this game ;D

Im on LegacyROM now, so I cant test it :P

You can't assign controls to screen with mapper or Tincore? Or does the game only include g sensor? If that's the case I don't understand why developers release a racing game with no support for controllers.....

Problem is game has a problem with XD buttons, car is braking always in-game, even if you disable gamepad in options (it sets automatically gamepad on when you exit)

Game is awesome, its like a remake of outrun  :'(

I tried that game in my phone with a ps3 and moga controllers and do the same thing, so my guess is that controller support is bad implemented in the game....
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jbach50 on March 30, 2016, 08:53:42 am
I am rather happy you ported this over for us XD users :>  currently I like where my XD is and how its set (if someone ever makes CWM or TWRP, then I wouldnt mind switching roms (most of my rooted phones and tablets I use one of the recoveries, make a nandroid backup, then install the new rom. that way I can bounc between them (just set that up on my Xperia play :>)

 Get well soon Sir
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: bitersnake on March 30, 2016, 05:07:57 pm
i don't know to talk use eng.

E.g real racing 3.
The game is will check have you connect joy.

1. not connect joy = use g-sensor for play
2. connect joy  = use joy for play

In the game setting can't change control method.
So,XD must use joy for control.

If use "null joystick mode", the XD joy will Fail. (key mapping function is ok)
the game is will check XD not joy, and than us can use g-sensor for play real racing 3  .


This function may be not eng name,so,it is show "NULL"

But real.racing 3/works ok In ps3 mode. Why do you need g sensor instead of controls? I don' t see the advantage. Anyhow, the gamepad apk is close.source if there is a new option in the driver joystick inside kernel.I would.need that change from gpd.to include it in my custom kernel.
I personally don't think I update my legacyRom.until android m is out. Or unless the kitkat firmware has a huge change. But if that's only change in 3.4.3 (the null  joystick), I won't update it, too much work for me at the moment.

Skelton, maybe I'm being too greedy and I obviously do not understand kernels too well so I can only imagine that it's tremendous hard work that goes into what you do, but is there any chance you could do a release with the null joystick?

This will be a massive help as a lot of new android games have horrible native support and I'd much rather used touch/ mapped controls instead of native joystick.

This list of games includes some prominent titles like Real Racing 3- the native controls are so sensitive that I have to play a 3 year old version without controller support.

Also, games like Fifa 15/ 16 all have very tedious controls and a "null' option to disable joystick will be fantastic...

pretty please ?:)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 30, 2016, 07:25:17 pm
i don't know to talk use eng.

E.g real racing 3.
The game is will check have you connect joy.

1. not connect joy = use g-sensor for play
2. connect joy  = use joy for play

In the game setting can't change control method.
So,XD must use joy for control.

If use "null joystick mode", the XD joy will Fail. (key mapping function is ok)
the game is will check XD not joy, and than us can use g-sensor for play real racing 3  .


This function may be not eng name,so,it is show "NULL"

But real.racing 3/works ok In ps3 mode. Why do you need g sensor instead of controls? I don' t see the advantage. Anyhow, the gamepad apk is close.source if there is a new option in the driver joystick inside kernel.I would.need that change from gpd.to include it in my custom kernel.
I personally don't think I update my legacyRom.until android m is out. Or unless the kitkat firmware has a huge change. But if that's only change in 3.4.3 (the null  joystick), I won't update it, too much work for me at the moment.

Skelton, maybe I'm being too greedy and I obviously do not understand kernels too well so I can only imagine that it's tremendous hard work that goes into what you do, but is there any chance you could do a release with the null joystick?

This will be a massive help as a lot of new android games have horrible native support and I'd much rather used touch/ mapped controls instead of native joystick.

This list of games includes some prominent titles like Real Racing 3- the native controls are so sensitive that I have to play a 3 year old version without controller support.

Also, games like Fifa 15/ 16 all have very tedious controls and a "null' option to disable joystick will be fantastic...

pretty please ?:)


A custom kernel without full sources is a pretty hard work, I spent almost two months to get headphones and HDMI working in my custom kernel. About the change in the joystick, I depend on GPD for that. If they send me their change for the joystick driver I can include it, but if I have to re-write the driver by myself, then it's a no, because my time it's too limited for that tremendous work. So it depends on GPD people.


Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: johannes on March 30, 2016, 07:47:13 pm
Installed rom and working like a charm. Saturn games run better at 1,8 ghz. Amazing work. I bought you some beer in appreciation for your work. thanks again.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: bombjack on March 30, 2016, 11:00:29 pm
I've registered just to say thank you for this. It's excellent - rock solid at 1.8Ghz, no crashes and works great with the interactive governor. Look out for the beer money.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 31, 2016, 11:11:26 am
Thanks so much for those who bought me a beer.

I am waiting for GPD to sent me te null joystick driver change, and apparently rockchip has released new Mali userpsace drivers for it (GPD people are testing it now). I will wait until they send me those changes (mali is close source so my hands are tied) so I can make a new kernel or a new minor update of the rom. It shouldn't be problem for those using current version of the rom because updating via microSD anything should be erased.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on March 31, 2016, 11:43:39 am

If someone wants to buy me a beer you can invite me to my paypal

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=skelton25%40gmail%2ecom&lc=ES&currency_code=EUR&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF%3abtn_donateCC_LG%2egif%3aNonHosted

I just installed the legendary LegacyROM and I love it.
You did your part, I did mine: bought you a beer (or 2  ;D) through PayPal.

Muchos gracias skelton!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 31, 2016, 11:48:56 am
You are welcome
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on March 31, 2016, 01:26:50 pm
Thanks f?r your hard work Skelton, I hope your health will get better soon.

I updated yesterday by putting the renamed image on my SD card. The update worked flawless and everything seems to be fine, all settings and Apps are still there. It's a nice performance boost for some more demanding Mame Roms (e.g. S.T.U.N. Runner).

Bought you a beer :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 31, 2016, 01:40:39 pm
Thanks very much. Happy to know that method 2 (via microSd) works fine. It helps me a lot for future updates.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on March 31, 2016, 01:56:25 pm
One small thing, the GPD update asked me after successfully updating and rebooting if the update.img file on the SD card should be deleted. I always found this very convenient, any chance to incorporate such a function in the Legacy Rom?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 31, 2016, 02:13:54 pm
Didn't asked you to delete the file? In theory it should, I will take a look for an update. I removed the OTA application GPD included so perhaps is a little bug or the original RK SDK didn't include that option...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on March 31, 2016, 02:17:45 pm
It didn't ask me, I didn't notice at first, but when I deleted the file with my file browser APP I realised that it wasn't done automatically.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 31, 2016, 02:23:59 pm
I see, I will take a look to see If I can implement it somehow. Though fortunately can be deleted with a file browser.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: bitersnake on March 31, 2016, 04:27:34 pm
Thanks so much for those who bought me a beer.

I am waiting for GPD to sent me te null joystick driver change, and apparently rockchip has released new Mali userpsace drivers for it (GPD people are testing it now). I will wait until they send me those changes (mali is close source so my hands are tied) so I can make a new kernel or a new minor update of the rom. It shouldn't be problem for those using current version of the rom because updating via microSD anything should be erased.

Just bought you a pint or two, mate! cheers for your hardwork on the GPD devices and on the 7300B in the past!

Would be super cool if you could get your hands on the new joystick driver with the null setting! thanks and tc...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 31, 2016, 04:39:40 pm
Thanks so much for those who bought me a beer.

I am waiting for GPD to sent me te null joystick driver change, and apparently rockchip has released new Mali userpsace drivers for it (GPD people are testing it now). I will wait until they send me those changes (mali is close source so my hands are tied) so I can make a new kernel or a new minor update of the rom. It shouldn't be problem for those using current version of the rom because updating via microSD anything should be erased.

Just bought you a pint or two, mate! cheers for your hardwork on the GPD devices and on the 7300B in the past!

Would be super cool if you could get your hands on the new joystick driver with the null setting! thanks and tc...

Thanks. I talked to GPD dev and they should send me that change to include it soon I hope. GPD devs are quite collaborative so I suppose they will send me by the end of week or so. Apparently there are also some new mali drivers that were devlivered by Rockchip and are being tested by gpd devs too. So probably they will send me both stuff I hope. As soon as they send me it, I can make an update.
Title: LegacyROM - PSPPSP, app freezes, then entire system freezes
Post by: jumpup on March 31, 2016, 05:27:23 pm
@skelton - I have been using the same instance of PSPPSP on both the GPD XD ROMs and LegacyROM. For some reason, though, a couple of games freeze to the point where the entire OS is completely non-responsive. I made a note of all PSPPSP to make sure they matched between GPD XD 3.4 and LegacyROM

Any time the freezing occurs, I have to manually powercycle the XD

The game in instance this time is Fight Night, Round 3. Disclaimer: with the stock GPD XD ROMs, I never had any full lockup isues.

Attached are the current Kernel Auditor settings. I've also been spending time in the PSPPSP forums asking about this.

Any ideas, you Jedi Knights of the GPD XD universe?

Thanks!
Jay
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 31, 2016, 05:33:47 pm
If you are using 1,8 ghz perhaps your system is not so overclockable as others. Try reducing to 1,6 ghz or 1,4 ghz to see if it improves. I personally never got a freeze using PPSSPP or any app at 1,8 ghz. But it's not guaranteed that all devices support overclocking at 1,8 ghz or the DDR overclock. Some cpu apps have issues with overclock when applying them on boot. Perhaps you can try a different cpu app. I use setCPU.

I suppose you use the same version of PPSSPP and the same options in the game you mention, just in case it's not a issue with that particular game or something.



Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on March 31, 2016, 06:20:45 pm
@skelton - What's bizarre is that no other emulator or application has shown this behavior. Current running PPSSPP Gold 1.2.2.0. I've had my GPD XD set to 1800MHz as max speed over time (w/Performance governor). I've been using Kernel Auditor since the beginning of time with the XD.

Regarding Debugging Settings, are there any advantages for GPU render of 2D objects, changing hardware layer settings, etc.

Methinks I'm going to reinstall PPSSPP and go from there. I'll let you know how it goes :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 31, 2016, 06:30:25 pm
If kernel adiutor show 1,8 ghz with stock rom, have in mind that this speed is not real, since it's locked by GPD at 1,4 ghz, so with LegacyROM you are overclocking it. I would try to reduce CPU speed a little bit to see if it helps. But I personally never suffered a single freeze with PPSSPP emulator.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on March 31, 2016, 06:44:25 pm
Good advice. I will cap out speeds at 1400MHz for the next while, and I'll let you know how that goes.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: excentrix on April 01, 2016, 11:13:42 am
Hi,

I tried this new legacy firmware and it seems to work great. However, I would like to report that I also tried to back it up via TWRP and I can see that maybe all the OS has been put on the same partition as TWRP do not recognize the SYSTEM partition anymore with this version of firmware, thus, cannot be recoverable in case one want to do a backup of it via TWRP.

So my question is

-I would like to know what source did you use to compile the firmware. I was looking at the firefly firmware source found here: http://wiki.t-firefly.com/index.php/Firefly-RK3288/Build_android/en
this seems to be the closest source configured for the GPD XD as the 2 have very similar specs. I however tried their images and no it's not working well on the GPD :).

I'd like to give it a whirl myself at compiling the firmware so if you could share some of the basic material you used for it, that'd be appreciated.

Regards.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 01, 2016, 11:25:30 am
What TWRP are you using? there is no TWRP for GPD_XD, perhaos you need to try some that use datamedia storage, I think oma from arctablet make a generic one for RK3288 devices. There is also CWM, perhaps you can try them:

http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/rk3288-entwicklung-und-customroms-development-and-croms/rk3288-rom-twrpcwm-flash-tool-custom-root-firmware-20150117/

My partition scheme is the same as stock firmware (same partition size and unified storage), so in stock rom it shoudl work the same way TWRP or CWM. but in my opinion TWRP is not so much needed in RK3288 because you can change roms without losing your data.

About my sources, I use them from GPD directly for tablets and the original AOSP from google 4.4.4. I aslo included some stock firm stuff from 3.4.2 firmware. Firefly sources need more work because tvbox SDK is a bit different. I cannot make them public due to NDA. Though I will upload kernel to github when I have some time.


GPD can also provide you the sources, but you need to show them some of your work to see if you are developer or not. I suppose thet don't want them to make it public.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: excentrix on April 01, 2016, 12:04:36 pm
The only version I was able to get going for TWRP on the GPD XD is : CrewRKTablets_RK32_TWRP_CWM_Root_v2.2 800x1280 version, the other have bad resolution schema.

I tried what you just posted, i however ended up going to their site directly and trying a bunch of version myself.

The version i have form their website is
Jun 22, 2015
TWRP 2.8.7.0 Released from https://twrp.me/

That is the latest version that works for me on the GPD XD.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 01, 2016, 12:12:20 pm
If that version works for you, it should work too in my firmware, since partitions, mounting points etc are the same...

I don't knoe because I don't use TWRP or CWM, but try to see if it works. Or maybe ask Oma to make a specfic version for XD:
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 01, 2016, 12:31:21 pm
I will test with the option to include the NULL joystick option this weekend if I have some time. I will try to update firmware for next week is everything is ok.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on April 01, 2016, 12:39:33 pm
I will test with the option to include the NULL joystick option this weekend if I have some time. I will try to update firmware for next week is everything is ok.

Will this include the new Mali drivers as well?
Or only NULL joystick drivers?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Deen0X on April 01, 2016, 01:24:46 pm
as i know, most probably will include the new mali drivers ;)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 01, 2016, 01:50:47 pm
I will test with the option to include the NULL joystick option this weekend if I have some time. I will try to update firmware for next week is everything is ok.

Will this include the new Mali drivers as well?
Or only NULL joystick drivers?

at the moment only null joystick driver. According to GPD DEV, the new mali drivers have some issues that must solved by Rockchip (mali libraries are closed sourced unfortunately).

Edit: source used posted in 1st post.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on April 01, 2016, 03:22:01 pm
Okido! Thanks for the heads up.
I don't care much for the NULL joystick stuff. So I won't be flashing a new rom.  8)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ldaneels on April 01, 2016, 04:09:27 pm
I think I'm lost with the govenor thing...
So as, far as I understand, governors are already included in your Legacyrom, but I can't find them anywhere.
So the question is, how do I access the governors ?
Or maybe I need to download specific apps ?
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 01, 2016, 04:19:31 pm
Just install a CPU app like in stock firmware. there are many apps like this: SetCPU, NoFrilsCPUm Kernel Adiutor.... etc..

It's explained in the GENERAL TIPS section of first post.
Title: *Duplicate post. Disregard*
Post by: jumpup on April 01, 2016, 05:03:01 pm
DUPLICATE POST. DISREGARD.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 01, 2016, 05:12:03 pm
The only version I was able to get going for TWRP on the GPD XD is : CrewRKTablets_RK32_TWRP_CWM_Root_v2.2 800x1280 version, the other have bad resolution schema.

I tried what you just posted, i however ended up going to their site directly and trying a bunch of version myself.

The version i have form their website is
Jun 22, 2015
TWRP 2.8.7.0 Released from https://twrp.me/

That is the latest version that works for me on the GPD XD.

Hope that helps.

Some great news! I was also able to use the Arctablet tool - (http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/rk3288-entwicklung-und-customroms-development-and-croms/rk3288-rom-twrpcwm-flash-tool-custom-root-firmware-20150117/) -  test flash both TWRP 2.8.4.0 and CWM and then do backups with each recovery.

Now, which flavor of TWRP 2.8.7.0 did you use?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ldaneels on April 01, 2016, 05:54:05 pm
Cool, thanks. I misunderstood your post (I thought ragingmolasses & some other governors were already accessible).
Any CPU app you recommend over the others ?
Thanks
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 01, 2016, 06:21:10 pm
Cool, thanks. I misunderstood your post (I thought ragingmolasses & some other governors were already accessible).
Any CPU app you recommend over the others ?
Thanks

I use SETCPU, but most of them are very similar. NoFrills is also fine.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 01, 2016, 06:30:25 pm
I have noticed a bug in my rom, but fortunately can be solved. The bug is important: my rom doesn't allow to update via microSD or come back to stock via this way. But it has a solution:

Step 1 - Install Softwin_update.apk. It's the app GPD included for OTA updates:

https://mega.nz/#!0sQHiDJK!lC_3Yq9Se0zMRlmHJHVWopRp-DGGnXFrHmzwNfsQ3UE

Step 2 (probably unnecesary). Copy this apk to system/app with a root explorer and put 644 permissions. (rw-r-r-)

https://mega.nz/#!8lRVmDqT!wyJy0jzGs291NntmMzuzyZd3shBEWRuMfgg1EyCMSUU

Open the update apk you installed in step 1, select offline upgrade and select your update.img. And that's it.

If the softwin_upgrade app gives you a Force Close, do a clear data and cache of this app and try opening again.

Sorry for the inconvenience. I will edit first post too.

On other good news, the NULL joystick driver is implemented and horizon chase can be played finally in the XD. Give a day or two to test before releasing an update.



Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on April 01, 2016, 06:37:16 pm
This is only needed if you want to update through microSD, right?
Not needed if you use the RK batch Tools?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 01, 2016, 06:41:17 pm
This is only needed if you want to update through microSD, right?
Not needed if you use the RK batch Tools?

If you update via RKBatchTool is not needed. It's just for those using microSD update, so they don't lose their data with the update.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on April 01, 2016, 06:44:06 pm
Okido. Understood!  :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: SynbiosZero on April 01, 2016, 09:41:05 pm
I have noticed a bug in my rom, but fortunately can be solved. The bug is important: my rom doesn't allow to update via microSD or come back to stock via this way. But it has a solution:

Step 1 - Install Softwin_update.apk. It's the app GPD included for OTA updates:

https://mega.nz/#!0sQHiDJK!lC_3Yq9Se0zMRlmHJHVWopRp-DGGnXFrHmzwNfsQ3UE

Step 2 (probably unnecesary). Copy this apk to system/app with a root explorer and put 644 permissions. (rw-r-r-)

https://mega.nz/#!8lRVmDqT!wyJy0jzGs291NntmMzuzyZd3shBEWRuMfgg1EyCMSUU

Open the update apk you installed in step 1, select offline upgrade and select your update.img. And that's it.

If the softwin_upgrade app gives you a Force Close, do a clear data and cache of this app and try opening again.

Sorry for the inconvenience. I will edit first post too.

On other good news, the NULL joystick driver is implemented and horizon chase can be played finally in the XD. Give a day or two to test before releasing an update.

Thanks a lot man, I was really looking for this game to work some day  :D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on April 01, 2016, 10:42:11 pm
I have noticed a bug in my rom, but fortunately can be solved. The bug is important: my rom doesn't allow to update via microSD or come back to stock via this way. But it has a solution:

Step 1 - Install Softwin_update.apk. It's the app GPD included for OTA updates:

https://mega.nz/#!0sQHiDJK!lC_3Yq9Se0zMRlmHJHVWopRp-DGGnXFrHmzwNfsQ3UE

Step 2 (probably unnecesary). Copy this apk to system/app with a root explorer and put 644 permissions. (rw-r-r-)

https://mega.nz/#!8lRVmDqT!wyJy0jzGs291NntmMzuzyZd3shBEWRuMfgg1EyCMSUU

Open the update apk you installed in step 1, select offline upgrade and select your update.img. And that's it.

If the softwin_upgrade app gives you a Force Close, do a clear data and cache of this app and try opening again.

Sorry for the inconvenience. I will edit first post too.

On other good news, the NULL joystick driver is implemented and horizon chase can be played finally in the XD. Give a day or two to test before releasing an update.

Do I understand it correct, that I will have to do these steps when I want to install an upcoming update for your Rom? And will it still be necessary to update this way after the Update?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 01, 2016, 10:52:57 pm
No. The new update will include these apps too. That step is only for next update and for people that installs it v?a microsd.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 02, 2016, 02:22:46 am
Some related good news: I tested both TWRP and CWM with my XD. The CWM instance did a full proper backup and restore.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: metroid98 on April 02, 2016, 03:31:26 am
When I run the system update application and boot into recovery mode, it cant seem to find the update.img, i have it on the root of the micro SD. I think it may be looking for a update.zip file? I go into the apply update from external storage option but the image doesn't appear. Also it wouldn't let me replace the RKUpdateService.apk file. I'm updating from 3.3.8
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Kilyo on April 02, 2016, 08:58:20 am
Hi! There is no other way to completely replace the firmware instead of update it ? Rk BatchTool don't work for me on Windows 10.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 02, 2016, 08:59:08 am
When I run the system update application and boot into recovery mode, it cant seem to find the update.img, i have it on the root of the micro SD. I think it may be looking for a update.zip file? I go into the apply update from external storage option but the image doesn't appear. Also it wouldn't let me replace the RKUpdateService.apk file. I'm updating from 3.3.8

Those steps are only for future updates of my ROM. If you are using 3.3.8 just put it the root of.micro sd or internal. memory. It must be named update.img.  Make sure your file doesn't have a doble extension. Or try with a diferentes microsd. Most people have used this method to install it.

Though I will make an update for monday, so probably it's better to you to wait for the update.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 02, 2016, 09:00:11 am
Hi! There is no other way to completely replace the firmware instead of update it ? Rk BatchTool don't work for me on Windows 10.

Well,.if ypu install it.v?a microsd and make a factory reset after that it shoukd the trick.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Kilyo on April 02, 2016, 09:04:16 am
Hi! There is no other way to completely replace the firmware instead of update it ? Rk BatchTool don't work for me on Windows 10.

Well,.if ypu install it.v?a microsd and make a factory reset after that it shoukd the trick.

There is no difference if i put it in the internal memory ?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 02, 2016, 09:14:21 am
You can place it in internsl memory too to install it.


By the way, the update with the null joystick driver will be available on monday. I will be out weekend so i'll upload on monday when I have good Internet connection.

I just say it in case that people who haven't installed the ROM yet maybe prefer to wait for new update.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: eragon2890 on April 02, 2016, 10:39:17 am
I will wait for the marshmellow rom. rather not have to install two new firmwares within 4 weeks of each other! :D

if there is a marshmellow legacy rom, I might chose that one, but only if there is still one available which keeps the CPU speed at 1.4 ghz and does not overclock the DDR - I am not about to take any risks of my unit melting down :-/
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on April 02, 2016, 10:44:28 am
No. The new update will include these apps too. That step is only for next update and for people that installs it v?a microsd.

Ah ok, thanks for the info. I just prepared my device for the next update. I will post here if everything went fine next week. :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 02, 2016, 11:22:03 am
I will wait for the marshmellow rom. rather not have to install two new firmwares within 4 weeks of each other! :D

if there is a marshmellow legacy rom, I might chose that one, but only if there is still one available which keeps the CPU speed at 1.4 ghz and does not overclock the DDR - I am not about to take any risks of my unit melting down :-/

The firmware you are using, if it's one the first ones, use the same DDR overclock as mine. GPD underclocked from 3.3.5 or so.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: eragon2890 on April 02, 2016, 11:48:15 am
I will wait for the marshmellow rom. rather not have to install two new firmwares within 4 weeks of each other! :D

if there is a marshmellow legacy rom, I might chose that one, but only if there is still one available which keeps the CPU speed at 1.4 ghz and does not overclock the DDR - I am not about to take any risks of my unit melting down :-/

The firmware you are using, if it's one the first ones, use the same DDR overclock as mine. GPD underclocked from 3.3.5 or so.

ah okay. But I am mostly worried about the CPU speed. As long ias there is a 1.4 ghz version avaliable, it's cool XD
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 02, 2016, 11:55:55 am
I will wait for the marshmellow rom. rather not have to install two new firmwares within 4 weeks of each other! :D

if there is a marshmellow legacy rom, I might chose that one, but only if there is still one available which keeps the CPU speed at 1.4 ghz and does not overclock the DDR - I am not about to take any risks of my unit melting down :-/

The firmware you are using, if it's one the first ones, use the same DDR overclock as mine. GPD underclocked from 3.3.5 or so.


ah okay. But I am mostly worried about the CPU speed. As long ias there is a 1.4 ghz version avaliable, it's cool XD

I will make a 1'4 ghz most probably, though using any other version and using a cpu app and setting a max to 1,4 ghz you get the same result.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: eragon2890 on April 02, 2016, 12:25:09 pm
I will wait for the marshmellow rom. rather not have to install two new firmwares within 4 weeks of each other! :D

if there is a marshmellow legacy rom, I might chose that one, but only if there is still one available which keeps the CPU speed at 1.4 ghz and does not overclock the DDR - I am not about to take any risks of my unit melting down :-/

The firmware you are using, if it's one the first ones, use the same DDR overclock as mine. GPD underclocked from 3.3.5 or so.


ah okay. But I am mostly worried about the CPU speed. As long ias there is a 1.4 ghz version avaliable, it's cool XD

I will make a 1'4 ghz most probably, though using any other version and using a cpu app and setting a max to 1,4 ghz you get the same result.

thanks!

And that is true, but I usually don't turn off the device (current uptime on my XD is just over 860 hours aka ~35 days) just keep it in standy when not using. so if I forget to do that once at bootup it could be overclocked for a few months XD
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on April 02, 2016, 01:39:00 pm
Most cpu apps can set the speeds you choose at startup.
At least the apps I used can do that. SetCPU for sure.
"Apply at boot"
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: excentrix on April 03, 2016, 04:32:32 am
Hi,

After trying TWRP and CWM to see which one would provide me with the means of switching between my firmwares, CWM is the one that works for both firmware.

i was only able to backup the stock firmware with TWRP, so better off with CWM.

Cheers.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on April 03, 2016, 06:17:26 am
Does the Legacy Firmware save your wallpaper when you shut down the device? Whenever I reboot I get the default wallpaper and not the one I had set before rebooting.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on April 03, 2016, 08:00:12 am
I have no problems with the wallpaper...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: shinkamui on April 03, 2016, 08:05:12 am
UMM, are you EFFIN ESSIN ME?!?!?  Skelton, you did it.  PPSSPP Gundam VS Gundam Next plus is now full frakkin speed on the XD.  1.8ghz rom is killing it!!!  All my lag gone.  1.8max with performance governor and im all set.  Even with the rendering upscale (auto frameskip 2), however im getting a pretty consistent 30+ in gameplay.  Super pleased you made your rom available.  I dont know if its the clean nature of legacy rom, or removing the crippling limiter on the SoC, but Im quite pleased with this beast now.  If we can move to marshmallow soon without destroying this harmony, I dont even know if im interested any longer in the gpd win and the layout trainwreck.  Anyway thanks again bud, SUPER glad you did this....

I will wait for the marshmellow rom. rather not have to install two new firmwares within 4 weeks of each other! :D

if there is a marshmellow legacy rom, I might chose that one, but only if there is still one available which keeps the CPU speed at 1.4 ghz and does not overclock the DDR - I am not about to take any risks of my unit melting down :-/

The firmware you are using, if it's one the first ones, use the same DDR overclock as mine. GPD underclocked from 3.3.5 or so.


ah okay. But I am mostly worried about the CPU speed. As long ias there is a 1.4 ghz version avaliable, it's cool XD

I will make a 1'4 ghz most probably, though using any other version and using a cpu app and setting a max to 1,4 ghz you get the same result.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: LordDavon on April 03, 2016, 08:40:39 am
Hey Skelton, while I'm not using your ROM yet, I thought I'd support you.  I sent it a few days ago.  I have no idea how much they cost your way.  I hope it gets you at least a couple.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 03, 2016, 09:31:29 am
Thanks very much lord davon for your Support.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 03, 2016, 08:11:21 pm
I am beginning to upload the new version with NULL joystick option as some requested. My internet sucks, and there are three versions (1,4 , 1,6 and 1,8) like in previous one, but it should be by tomorrow.

It will be the only change so those that don't need the NULL joystick option probably don't need the update.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 03, 2016, 09:51:16 pm
Hi,

After trying TWRP and CWM to see which one would provide me with the means of switching between my firmwares, CWM is the one that works for both firmware.

i was only able to backup the stock firmware with TWRP, so better off with CWM.

Cheers.
I second this. I did several to/from with stock 3.4.2 and LegacyROM. CWM was consistent every time.

This is too awesome!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 03, 2016, 09:52:48 pm
UMM, are you EFFIN ESSIN ME?!?!?  Skelton, you did it.  PPSSPP Gundam VS Gundam Next plus is now full frakkin speed on the XD.  1.8ghz rom is killing it!!!  All my lag gone.  1.8max with performance governor and im all set.  Even with the rendering upscale (auto frameskip 2), however im getting a pretty consistent 30+ in gameplay.  Super pleased you made your rom available.  I dont know if its the clean nature of legacy rom, or removing the crippling limiter on the SoC, but Im quite pleased with this beast now.  If we can move to marshmallow soon without destroying this harmony, I dont even know if im interested any longer in the gpd win and the layout trainwreck.  Anyway thanks again bud, SUPER glad you did this....

I will wait for the marshmellow rom. rather not have to install two new firmwares within 4 weeks of each other! :D

if there is a marshmellow legacy rom, I might chose that one, but only if there is still one available which keeps the CPU speed at 1.4 ghz and does not overclock the DDR - I am not about to take any risks of my unit melting down :-/

The firmware you are using, if it's one the first ones, use the same DDR overclock as mine. GPD underclocked from 3.3.5 or so.


ah okay. But I am mostly worried about the CPU speed. As long ias there is a 1.4 ghz version avaliable, it's cool XD

I will make a 1'4 ghz most probably, though using any other version and using a cpu app and setting a max to 1,4 ghz you get the same result.
For me, it's PPSSPP and Fight Night, Round 3. I've even got upscaling overlays enabled. Plays like the console.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 03, 2016, 09:54:02 pm
I am beginning to upload the new version with NULL joystick option as some requested. My internet sucks, and there are three versions (1,4 , 1,6 and 1,8) like in previous one, but it should be by tomorrow.

It will be the only change so those that don't need the NULL joystick option probably don't need the update.
@skelton - Should you need a beta test group before releases, I'd like to volunteer my assistance. I've been beta testing Android ROMs, kernels and apps for about six years. I also made custom ROMs for a couple of devices.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 03, 2016, 10:21:26 pm
Surf, if someone wants to be a betatester no problem for me. Though i don't update very frequently (above all lately), but probably with android m betatesting can help, because i have my doubts in how rockchip has implementes android m. I have an rk3288 tvbox and lollipop was a disaster for it. Probable the reason why gpd decided to skip lollipop.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 03, 2016, 10:35:36 pm
Surf, if someone wants to be a betatester no problem for me. Though i don't update very frequently (above all lately), but probably with android m betatesting can help, because i have my doubts in how rockchip has implementes android m. I have an rk3288 tvbox and lollipop was a disaster for it. Probable the reason why gpd decided to skip lollipop.
I've been keeping an eye on Arctablets and RK device discussions on XDA. Definitely seems like mileage varying.

Nonetheless, you have something here that could be nurtured for a long time. The community here is small, but they're enthusiastic!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: LordDavon on April 03, 2016, 11:53:31 pm
Thanks very much lord davon for your Support.

You're welcome.  Was actually hoping it was enough.  How much is a good beer your way?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on April 04, 2016, 08:11:42 am
I am beginning to upload the new version with NULL joystick option as some requested. My internet sucks, and there are three versions (1,4 , 1,6 and 1,8) like in previous one, but it should be by tomorrow.

It will be the only change so those that don't need the NULL joystick option probably don't need the update.

Does this update solve the Micro SD update bug?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 04, 2016, 09:36:40 am
I am beginning to upload the new version with NULL joystick option as some requested. My internet sucks, and there are three versions (1,4 , 1,6 and 1,8) like in previous one, but it should be by tomorrow.

It will be the only change so those that don't need the NULL joystick option probably don't need the update.

Does this update solve the Micro SD update bug?

Yeah, it shoukd. It includes the update services and ota of the stock rom, so it should. I will post the links in a couple of hours.
Lord davon, spain is not expensive, so I have for some good beers. Thanks very much.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 04, 2016, 10:37:05 am
Links for the new version (Let's call it LegacyROM NULL JOYSTICK) are out. check first for links and instructions to update.

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 04, 2016, 10:41:07 am
Double post, sorry.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: bitersnake on April 04, 2016, 10:50:14 am
Cheers skelton! Will give it a go in the eve. Thanks for putting up the update so promptly :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on April 04, 2016, 11:15:15 am
I just updated via Micro SD card, everything went fine. Thanks for your work Skelton.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 04, 2016, 11:18:01 am
You are welcome. At least we can play horizon chase now. I hope they horizon chase developers improve controller support in the future, together with other games wih similar issues. With so many android consoles out there I hope game devs take more into account these devices.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: kit0072 on April 04, 2016, 05:44:26 pm
Thank you for update. :)

Test play LegacyROM 1.8G + uoYabause 2.50 + Dracula X
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4ZrRmrmMEs
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: LordDavon on April 04, 2016, 06:29:37 pm
...
Lord davon, spain is not expensive, so I have for some good beers. Thanks very much.

You're welcome.  I was a little worried.  Going out to get a beer in this part of the USA can be a little expensive.  It seems that the watery pee style beers are popular and inexpensive.  A good beer can be a bit expensive.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: soulside86 on April 05, 2016, 12:15:19 am
Just an fyi I kept getting the notification the System update had stopped working. Had to turn off the option to automatically check for updates
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: bitersnake on April 05, 2016, 08:11:41 am
^^noticed that too.

Regarding the NULL joystick driver, I just want to report back that RR3 still manages to detect the controller so unfortunately, still, the only way to play this game is to install a version lower than 2.5 that doesn't provide native controller support.

But I can see this being useful our a bunch of other games so good idea!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on April 05, 2016, 08:18:46 am
Just an fyi I kept getting the notification the System update had stopped working. Had to turn off the option to automatically check for updates

Where can you turn this option off?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 05, 2016, 10:01:38 am
Just an fyi I kept getting the notification the System update had stopped working. Had to turn off the option to automatically check for updates

Yeah. That app is pretty buggy. You can also freeze with titanium backup or disable service until you need to use it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: soulside86 on April 06, 2016, 05:13:07 am
Just an fyi I kept getting the notification the System update had stopped working. Had to turn off the option to automatically check for updates

Where can you turn this option off?
Go into the system update app and in the settings section theres optioms to turn off the checks
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on April 06, 2016, 01:40:45 pm
Ah thanks, I saw this checkbox, but I thought it means the device looks for an update.img after starting and not that the APP is looking for an update for itself.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: cylondroid597 on April 07, 2016, 08:32:51 am
Nice one... I will definitely give this a try and install the 1.8ghz rom... My GPD can definitely use the extra juicy for muppen 64+ae so I can play yoshi's story hopefully without any slowdowns... :-)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: chewy82 on April 07, 2016, 10:16:22 am
Could anyone recommend a CPU app please?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 07, 2016, 11:38:12 am
I use setCPU, but 3c CPu Manager or Kernel Adiutor are also fine.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: chewy82 on April 07, 2016, 11:50:58 am
Thanks mate.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: midknight on April 07, 2016, 09:43:14 pm
hi quick question does this rom contain the fix for the screen burn in problem that was killing some peoples system when the xd just came out?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 07, 2016, 09:52:05 pm
hi quick question does this rom contain the fix for the screen burn in problem that was killing some peoples system when the xd just came out?

There is no perfect fix for that in any rom, just a workaround to prevent in most cases that the issue happen. It's a hard issue that GPD fixed via hardware in recent batches. So just don't power on/off while charging just in case.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on April 07, 2016, 10:04:37 pm


Thank you for update. :)

Test play LegacyROM 1.8G + uoYabause 2.50 + Dracula X

Hey. What is the launcher that you're using at the start of this video? I don't think that I have seen it yet
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: midknight on April 08, 2016, 01:02:03 am
hi quick question does this rom contain the fix for the screen burn in problem that was killing some peoples system when the xd just came out?

There is no perfect fix for that in any rom, just a workaround to prevent in most cases that the issue happen. It's a hard issue that GPD fixed via hardware in recent batches. So just don't power on/off while charging just in case.
Cool il just be careful then

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on April 08, 2016, 01:49:26 am
Any chance of a Legacy rom GPD PSV88?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 09, 2016, 11:02:16 am
Any chance of a Legacy rom GPD PSV88?

I don't have that model (I had a normal q89 which I don't have anymore). There are also kernel changes in q88PSV so impossible for me. The kernel is in my github so anyone is free to try,
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: WitzDesTages on April 09, 2016, 03:38:37 pm
Why have ALL custom roms for ALL Android Devices the "scroll bug" in Cartoon Wars? It scrolls always right or left!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 09, 2016, 03:50:13 pm
Why have ALL custom roms for ALL Android Devices the "scroll bug" in Cartoon Wars? It scrolls always right or left!

I suppose that bug is included in stock rom too, because  my rom use same screen/video/audio drivers than stock. (they are close source).

Maybe that game is poorly programmed.

Edit: I just installed that game in a my shield tablet (with official marshmallow firmware and does what you mention), so it's probably a game problem with certain devices.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris77 on April 09, 2016, 10:14:57 pm
Hello,

First thank your for you job, it's a great rom ^^

I installed the 1.8 GHz version of the rom and I used setCPU to lower the CPU frequency if I do not use big emulators but if the GPD XD going into sleep mode the setting is no longer considered, the CPU returns invariably to 1.8 GHz after runnig out the sleep mode...

Thank you for your help ^^
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 09, 2016, 10:29:38 pm
That is normal. When device goes to sleep frequencies are ignored, and go back to the state they were afer waking up. It should never go to 1,8 max unless you change it.

At least it doesn't happen on mine. For instance, i use 1,2 gh with rahingmolasses governor most of the time and when device comes back from standby it goes to 1'2gHz as i had set it when i open setcpu again.

Maybe you can try with other CPU App, but setcpu work as it should for me, but you must open it after coming back from standby. Setcpu apply settings at boot, but that is ignored in standby to ensure system goes to sleep and doesn't drain battery. Maybe other CPU apps behave better, but most CPU apps behave the same way with kernels that use dvfs modes.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: bitersnake on April 10, 2016, 02:06:00 am
@skelton I've noticed that games that download assets based on the SoC are stalling on the Legacy Rom during the installation process- my guess is that there's a mismatch in the actual hardware and what's conveyed to them through the build.prop. Is this possible?

Would it be possible for you to supply a replacement file that can be used to un-spoof the device as Nexus 5??

Thanks in advance...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on April 10, 2016, 08:12:37 am
Do the SetCPU profiles work for you guys?!
I can't seem to get them to work.

I would like to set profiles so when opening lower power emulators can use for instance 1200MHz and when opening intensive emulators I want it to go to 1800MHz.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 10, 2016, 09:47:40 am
@skelton I've noticed that games that download assets based on the SoC are stalling on the Legacy Rom during the installation process- my guess is that there's a mismatch in the actual hardware and what's conveyed to them through the build.prop. Is this possible?

Would it be possible for you to supply a replacement file that can be used to un-spoof the device as Nexus 5??

Thanks in advance...

In which games did you notice that? I download the games from play store and they download and work fine. Asphalt 8 wirka even without using gltools. Most games use obb format so it shouldn't matter the spoof. I can post the original build.prop so anyone can edit with a build.prop editor.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 10, 2016, 10:00:51 am
Do the SetCPU profiles work for you guys?!
I can't seem to get them to work.

I would like to set profiles so when opening lower power emulators can use for instance 1200MHz and when opening intensive emulators I want it to go to 1800MHz.

Setcpu profiles don't work on with modern socs. It hasn't been updated in a while. Perhaps other CPU apps allow the same thing, but I am not sure of other CPU apps that allow to use profiles.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 10, 2016, 10:32:54 am
OK, for those that doesn't want to use the nexus 5 spoof (I don't see the benefit of undoing it, but well....), you can edit build.prop with an easy app like build prop editor:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.apps.build.prop.editor&hl=es

And change the following lines to this:

ro.product.model=XD
ro.product.brand=GPD
ro.product.name=rk3288
ro.product.device=rk3288
ro.product.board=rk30sdk
ro.product.manufacturer=GPD
ro.build.description=rk3288-eng 4.4.4 KTU84Q eng.release.20160125.102751 test-keys
ro.build.fingerprint=GPD/rk3288/rk3288:4.4.4/KTU84Q/eng.release.20160125.102751:eng/test-keys



Save changes and reboot. Have in mind you will probably need to erase data and cache of google play app. Also, apps availabiity in google store will be poorer, like in stock rom.

I personally don't see the benefit of un-spoofing the device, since google play app compatiblity is much better, but anyhow, if someone prefer stock build.prop is the way to do it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: bitersnake on April 10, 2016, 01:24:39 pm
Thanks Skelton. I too thought that it was bizzare and that spoofing should have an impact on the kind of textures etc the game will download- but when I tried updating RR3, it would keep crashing with the downloaded textures. Changing the build.prop and running the game again triggered it to download a few kore assets and it works now. So thanks 😃
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 10, 2016, 06:08:38 pm
Thanks Skelton. I too thought that it was bizzare and that spoofing should have an impact on the kind of textures etc the game will download- but when I tried updating RR3, it would keep crashing with the downloaded textures. Changing the build.prop and running the game again triggered it to download a few kore assets and it works now. So thanks 😃

That really shows that some games are poorly programmed. Perhaps using GLtools with mali 760 option in RR3 saved you to un-spoofing.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: bitersnake on April 10, 2016, 06:19:16 pm
Right you are! I'm so used to NOT picking mali in GLTools that the thought didn't occur to me. Either way, it's a shame that there very few decent racers for Android and even those are ridden with glitches and compatibilty issues.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: chevette on April 10, 2016, 11:27:20 pm
Just updated my brand new GPD XD with LegacyROM using method #1. Process was flawless, and I'm glad I did (was afraid of possible bricking). Thanks for your great ROM Skelton.....much appreciated.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: shamisan on April 11, 2016, 04:22:35 am
Marshmellow rom ??????? :0

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 11, 2016, 08:48:49 am
Marshmellow rom ??????? :0

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Rockchip is still fixing marshmallow update. Probably gpd and me will update it when available.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: eragon2890 on April 11, 2016, 01:18:22 pm
Thanks Skelton. I too thought that it was bizzare and that spoofing should have an impact on the kind of textures etc the game will download- but when I tried updating RR3, it would keep crashing with the downloaded textures. Changing the build.prop and running the game again triggered it to download a few kore assets and it works now. So thanks 😃

wait, isn;t that logical? What works for one GPU might not work for the others, the game apparently has different assets which work with different GPU's, if you tell it there is another GPU in the device then there actually is and the two set of assets are made to work with their respective GPU, isn't it logical that the game then downloads the wrong one and refuses to run? And altough I agree some android games are poorly programmed, this for me comes of as the opposite: they apparently went to the trouble to make different copies of assets (a lot of work) just to support more GPU's/devices.

Without changing build.prop, just on standard stock rom, RR3 runs perfectly on my XD and my Q9 with no problem and all, and it works with the controls too...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 11, 2016, 01:39:38 pm
Thanks Skelton. I too thought that it was bizzare and that spoofing should have an impact on the kind of textures etc the game will download- but when I tried updating RR3, it would keep crashing with the downloaded textures. Changing the build.prop and running the game again triggered it to download a few kore assets and it works now. So thanks 😃

wait, isn;t that logical? What works for one GPU might not work for the others, the game apparently has different assets which work with different GPU's, if you tell it there is another GPU in the device then there actually is and the two set of assets are made to work with their respective GPU, isn't it logical that the game then downloads the wrong one and refuses to run? And altough I agree some android games are poorly programmed, this for me comes of as the opposite: they apparently went to the trouble to make different copies of assets (a lot of work) just to support more GPU's/devices.

Without changing build.prop, just on standard stock rom, RR3 runs perfectly on my XD and my Q9 with no problem and all, and it works with the controls too...

Most games include all assests in the obb, or just do a reading of the GPU instead of the build.prop. I have been spoofing chinese devices for a long time and it's he only way to get a good google store compatibility (with stock rom you can't download games like KOTOR or GodRise). The games that have issues are a very minority. For example, wifh stock ROM you need to use GLTools to use very high graphics in Asphalt 8, or graphics are black. With the nexus 5 spoof, it works out of the box. So, it depends on the game. Unfortunately, Android is not like iOS and there is no perfect soluton for all devices. But I personally from my experience with chinese devices find more benefit sppofing the device that using stock build.prop. And not only me, most custom rom developers that make roms for chinese tabs do the same thing,

Anyhow,i just put the way to use stock build.prop for those that doesn't like it. But all my roms present and future will have a spoof device unless google play apps availability is good.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: eragon2890 on April 11, 2016, 01:45:04 pm
aw okay, I just often have some games not working with the controller anymore (expendables rearmed, modern combat 4 etc) after spoofing like I had when I installed legacy rom on my g5a and they suddently did not see the controller anymore...

for google play compatibility ... well.. ifit's not compatible, I buy the game, get the apk from "the internet" (after paying for it in the play store), and install that... works perfectly virtually always in my experience. XD
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 11, 2016, 01:47:48 pm
aw okay, I just often have some games not working with the controller anymore (expendables rearmed, modern combat 4 etc) after spoofing like I had when I installed legacy rom on my g5a and they suddently did not see the controller anymore...

for google play compatibility ... well.. ifit's not compatible, I buy the game, get the apk from "the internet" (after paying for it in the play store), and install that... works perfectly virtually always in my experience. XD

Ummm no, your g5a had something wrong because expensable rearmed work with controls in g5a. And in legacy rom 2.0 for g5a modern combat 4 works too, perhaps you installed a wrong version or your g5a was defective. Spoofing doesn't have any effect with controls. That relies in the joystick driver.

About compaiblity, yeah, you can always sideload from other device, but it's more tedious and not all people have more android devices.  And I don?t pretend to be rude, but I always find your comments about custom roms as something negative (at least with mine).

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Kilyo on April 11, 2016, 02:19:52 pm
Hi! I don't know if it's because of the Nexus 5 spoof but i've downloaded  Gta San Andreas in the Play Store and some textures are very pixelated. I've tried to download the XDA version of Gltools to use the Mali 760 option but the link is dead, do you have the apk by any chance ? Thank You!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 11, 2016, 02:45:27 pm
Hi! I don't know if it's because of the Nexus 5 spoof but i've downloaded  Gta San Andreas in the Play Store and some textures are very pixelated. I've tried to download the XDA version of Gltools to use the Mali 760 option but the link is dead, do you have the apk by any chance ? Thank You!

GLTools is in the play store, the XDA is an old version. I have san andreas and in mine and textures are ok, I don't use GLtools in mine for San Andreas. Anyhow, you can unspoofing if you want using what I put in previous posts.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Kilyo on April 11, 2016, 03:03:43 pm
Hi! I don't know if it's because of the Nexus 5 spoof but i've downloaded  Gta San Andreas in the Play Store and some textures are very pixelated. I've tried to download the XDA version of Gltools to use the Mali 760 option but the link is dead, do you have the apk by any chance ? Thank You!

GLTools is in the play store, the XDA is an old version. I have san andreas and in mine and textures are ok, I don't use GLtools in mine for San Andreas. Anyhow, you can unspoofing if you want using what I put in previous posts.

Ok, thank's! I think it's related to the Mali GPU and the game actually because i've seen posts related to this, it's only a few textures that look weird, i don't think i'm gonna unspoofing only for that, it's surely not related to the rom and everything else work fine. :)

EDIT : I've find the solution :

Quote
Fix for pixelated textures on Mali devices :
Extract two .obb to Android/data/com.rockstargames.gtasa/files/. Go to texdb folder, remove all files in subdirectories with etc name and change name dxt to etc.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 11, 2016, 04:02:26 pm
Hi! I don't know if it's because of the Nexus 5 spoof but i've downloaded  Gta San Andreas in the Play Store and some textures are very pixelated. I've tried to download the XDA version of Gltools to use the Mali 760 option but the link is dead, do you have the apk by any chance ? Thank You!

GLTools is in the play store, the XDA is an old version. I have san andreas and in mine and textures are ok, I don't use GLtools in mine for San Andreas. Anyhow, you can unspoofing if you want using what I put in previous posts.

Maybe you try with GlTools and using other GPU profile, like tegra 4 or something else. Sometimes it helps with some games, like Castle of Illusion.

Ok, thank's! I think it's related to the Mali GPU and the game actually because i've seen posts related to this, it's only a few textures that look weird, i don't think i'm gonna unspoofing only for that, it's surely not related to the rom and everything else work fine. :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: WitzDesTages on April 11, 2016, 11:06:33 pm
I changed the Background, but after reboot i have that colorful background-image, how can i fix this bug?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 12, 2016, 08:55:03 am
Maybe is a bug with the aosp launcher. I use other launcher, smart launcher and I can change background. I will take a look for next update.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on April 12, 2016, 09:24:34 am
Maybe is a bug with the aosp launcher. I use other launcher, smart launcher and I can change background. I will take a look for next update.

I use the standard launcher (launcher3) provided in your LegacyRom (1.8GHz version) and have no problems changing the background.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 12, 2016, 10:23:29 am
Then its certainly strange....
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on April 12, 2016, 10:28:49 am
I'm using an all black 1920x1080 png file.
It "survives" every reboot since I installed the rom.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 12, 2016, 11:59:40 am
Yeah, I changed it too (I download a new one from ZEDGE application, an apps with some very nice backgrounds), and they survive after a reboot.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on April 12, 2016, 01:03:11 pm
I have the background image bug too. It's not with every reboot, but in about 2/3 of all cases my chosen wallpaper (bubbles) is replaced by the default wallpaper.

I use the standard Android desktop (don't know if it is called a launcher too).
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 12, 2016, 01:45:08 pm
Yep, that is the stock launcher. Perhaps using another launcher makes the trick, though in my case it seems it survives in every reboot, so nor sure what can cause the issue.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on April 12, 2016, 02:08:40 pm
Hey skelton. I don't have my GPD XD yet (gonna have it in 7-15 days, depending on when DHL delivers it), but I have a question. Does this ROM have the mouse cursor feature like the original Shield Portable? I mean like moving the cursor around the screen using the right analog stick, so I don't have to touch the screen. If it doesn't, could you implement it? If it does, then it's all cool
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 12, 2016, 03:22:45 pm
To implement that I would need to rewrite joystick driver, so probably not. That needs a level of expertise that is out of league (and my time). But I rarely use touch screen in xd. You can move and open apps just with gamepad and buttons in the launcher. But for what you need you just can use tincore keymapper and assign mouse settings to the stick.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on April 12, 2016, 03:45:28 pm
Okay, thanks for the info. I have no idea how to use Tincore, so I gonna have to learn a bit about the app
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: pcmanrules on April 14, 2016, 11:02:35 am
Thanks for the great ROM, so much cleaner and AOSP. Looking forward to your next release.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 15, 2016, 06:49:01 pm
I am testing some changes in gralloc and mali drivers (it updates to openGL 3.1), I will see if they are better or not in order to make an update. That would be the only change (I am testing it right now in the q9, but porting it to XD should be quite easy), so I'll let you know my findings.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on April 15, 2016, 06:53:53 pm
I am testing some changes in gralloc and mali drivers (it updates to openGL 3.1), I will see if they are better or not in order to make an update. That would be the only change (I am testing it right now in the q9, but porting it to XD should be quite easy), so I'll let you know my findings.

Good stuff mate!
Always busy aren't you.  8)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 15, 2016, 07:00:28 pm
Well, weekends are the only free time I have. I don't expect improvements in performance but maybe compatiblity improves a little bit, who knows. I am not a very android gamer, so I'll test with some emus mainly.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on April 15, 2016, 07:09:13 pm
EMU gamer myself as well.
I'm curious if it brings any improvements.
To be honest I'm pretty happy with my setup right now.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 15, 2016, 09:38:12 pm
I have been testing new mali drivers a little bit. It seems to run ok, and solves a couple of iisues with a couple of games. I noticed however much worst performance with uoyabause, so not surf if the update is worth it. Probably not. I have tested with gpd q9 though, so i will wait to try it with the xd, bit if uoyabause works worse then i will wait until new drivers are avaiable. Mali drivers are close source so there si no much i can't do unfortunately.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 16, 2016, 04:14:03 pm
After testing the new mali drivers which are openGL 3.1, I decided not to update. The performance is uoyabause drops dramatically, to the point that it runs better using soft renderer. In other emus is pretty much the same, and I didn't improvements in android games,  so I won't update the rom until new and better mali drivers come out from rockchip (maybe whrn android M is out). I don't know what GPD will do in their next stock firmware (3.4.4), but I suggested them not to update the mali drivers.

I have the update created anyway, so if anyone is not interested in uoyabause at all and want to beta test, I can upload it, but don't consider it an "official" update by me.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on April 16, 2016, 06:32:20 pm
Thanks for the heads up and testing skelton.
I'm happy with the 1st LegacyRom.  8)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: rydubc on April 20, 2016, 03:28:26 am
I just got my xd today and I downloaded the 1.8 version rom on my device but I'm unable to even open the download (.bin)to view the file to install. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 20, 2016, 09:53:53 am
It's not a bin file. It's a rar file that you have to unrar it to get the update.img
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: rydubc on April 20, 2016, 11:45:05 am
When I downloaded from the site it came up as bin file not Rar. Should I try to download on my pc then transfer it over to the gpd?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 20, 2016, 11:53:08 am
I don't know from where you downloaded, but it's a rar file you need to extract. Try with your PC, but it's a not a bin file, that's for sure.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: rydubc on April 20, 2016, 12:23:30 pm
I downloaded from your link in the 1st post. I'll try pc and go from there.


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 20, 2016, 04:24:39 pm
NEW VERSION IS RELEASED (Let's call it Legacy_ROM NULL)

@skelton - I can provide a mirror on a private file server that I personally own. Let me know if you'd like this. It'd beat the wonkiness of Mega
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 20, 2016, 04:27:22 pm


No problem if you want to make a mirror. The.more mirrors the better.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 20, 2016, 04:33:53 pm

To assist with people who are struggling with corrupt downloads or bad flashes, ALWAYS run a checksum analysis on the downloaded file.

For Windows, there is a very small, freeware app called HashMyFiles. It's the perfect tool for comparing checksums against the original. Nirsoft: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/hash_my_files.html (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/hash_my_files.html)

File Checksum Information

Legacy ROM (1.8GHz Edition)
Name: Legacy_XD_18_NULLJOYSTICK.rar
Size: 264,569,796 bytes
MD5: D4367EC32356016A9CF8A3F848FA75BB
SHA1: 27FB131935BD08CBA49DD8B0F037320FCECEE7C3
CRC32: 1B1FC394
Mirror: http://bit.ly/legacyrom18ghz (http://bit.ly/legacyrom18ghz)
       
Legacy ROM (1.6GHz Edition)
Name: Legacy_XD_16_NULLJOYSTICK.rar
Size: 264,569,778 bytes
MD5: 7A2795E52EFB1041677C13254ABB3C91
SHA1: AA3CF3403E260A658549F45301326676D7510B7B
CRC32: FD00E979
Mirror: http://bit.ly/legacyrom16ghz (http://bit.ly/legacyrom16ghz)
Legacy ROM (1.4GHz Edition)
Name: Legacy_XD_14_NULLJOYSTICK.rar
Size: 264,569,825 bytes
MD5: 471F8F24E4289F037BA6F93AF3E24434
SHA1: A1940DB54D0D923690F4DA6F6AFC2686E39334FB
CRC32: EE6B636B
Mirror: http://bit.ly/legacyrom14ghz (http://bit.ly/legacyrom14ghz)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 20, 2016, 04:35:50 pm


No problem if you want to make a mirror. The.more mirrors the better.

Awesome! I will run checksums on each release and post this info along with the links. I will PM you all the information and let you decide to post it as you see fit.

Are we versioning this ROM? Shall we say, v1.1 for now? :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 20, 2016, 04:45:48 pm
The rom is exactly the same except the null joystick option, that's why I called the files LegacyROM_null.

In newer versions (If I do any), I will change the name. No need to PM me, just put the mirrors and I can edit first post.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 20, 2016, 05:07:57 pm
The rom is exactly the same except the null joystick option, that's why I called the files LegacyROM_null.

In newer versions (If I do any), I will change the name. No need to PM me, just put the mirrors and I can edit first post.

Done, and done. - http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/(rom)-legacyrom-kitkat-for-gpd-xd/msg141722/#msg141722 (http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/(rom)-legacyrom-kitkat-for-gpd-xd/msg141722/#msg141722)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 20, 2016, 05:52:48 pm
Thanks, mirrors added to first post.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on April 20, 2016, 09:50:41 pm
Can someone tell me with what apps does this ROM come?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 20, 2016, 09:53:03 pm
Can someone tell me with what apps does this ROM come?

Is completely clean, it just comes with the rockchip explorer, superSU for root and AOSP launcher and the gamepad application of stock firmware. And play store, of course.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ruffnutts on April 20, 2016, 10:05:58 pm
Thanks for this ROM skelton, I thought you would never make one, great work dude ;)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: playpopo on April 20, 2016, 11:28:44 pm
fantastic job! thank you.

But now I have a small problem after I flashed (method 1, 1.4Ghz) you firmware.
The battery is always stop charging when it reach 92%.
Will this become a issue in the future? Is there anything I can do to make it show correctly?
Should I re-flash it one more time?

Thank you for your advice.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: rydubc on April 21, 2016, 04:24:36 am
I was able to extract the update.img but where do I put it? That's the only thing on my as card. It asks to update then it takes me to the android screen.


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 21, 2016, 10:02:37 am
fantastic job! thank you.

But now I have a small problem after I flashed (method 1, 1.4Ghz) you firmware.
The battery is always stop charging when it reach 92%.
Will this become a issue in the future? Is there anything I can do to make it show correctly?
Should I re-flash it one more time?

Thank you for your advice.

Did you flash it with your battery fully charged? Maybe an issue with your battery. Mine charged at 100 percent without problems
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 21, 2016, 10:03:58 am
I was able to extract the update.img but where do I put it? That's the only thing on my as card. It asks to update then it takes me to the android screen.


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In the root of microsd is fine. If it asks to update click yes and device should reboot and begin to install the firmware.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: rydubc on April 21, 2016, 10:42:32 am
Do I need to create a root folder on the sd card?


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on April 21, 2016, 11:13:28 am
Do I need to create a root folder on the sd card?


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no

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on April 21, 2016, 01:11:16 pm
I was able to extract the update.img but where do I put it? That's the only thing on my as card. It asks to update then it takes me to the android screen.


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On the Android screen the device should tell you what it currently is doing. You have to wait until the process is finished (about 10 minutes).
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: rydubc on April 21, 2016, 01:17:46 pm
It makes me choose and option and none of them worked


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 21, 2016, 01:29:23 pm
Try with another microSD formatted to fat32. Or copy the file to internal memory.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: rydubc on April 21, 2016, 01:35:41 pm
I'll try that tonight


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: rydubc on April 22, 2016, 12:29:53 am
I tried to move it to the internal memory root folder and I kept receiving a permission denied message. Help please?


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 22, 2016, 07:47:39 am
I suppose you are copying it to the internal memory using your pc, right? Because it should work that way.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: LordDavon on April 22, 2016, 06:33:57 pm
@skelton GPD's 3.4.4 is out.  I'm downloading it now, and will mirror it soon.  I'm not sure if you use anything of theirs for your firmware, but just in case, I wanted to let you know.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 22, 2016, 06:47:25 pm
@skelton GPD's 3.4.4 is out.  I'm downloading it now, and will mirror it soon.  I'm not sure if you use anything of theirs for your firmware, but just in case, I wanted to let you know.
That 3.4.4 is beta release that uses new mali GPU driver that give bad performance in uoyabause and some issues in some android games, unless GPD finally decided not to update mali drivers (I recommended them not to use the new mali drivers, because they work worse).

I was testing those drivers after updating RK SDK (I have a LegacyROM with those mali new drivers too in case anyone want to test it, but they worked worse unfortunately).

Probably my next update will be when android M is out, but there are some issues in android M RK SDK that must be sorted out first (wifi not working as it should among other things)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: LordDavon on April 22, 2016, 06:49:46 pm
the 3.4.4 uses new mali GPU driver that give bad performance in uoyabause and some issues in some android games, unless GPD finally decided not to update mali drivers (I recommended them not to use the new mali drivers, because they work worse)

I'm installing the new ROM now.  I can check for you, if you know an app that will give the driver version.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 22, 2016, 06:54:28 pm
the 3.4.4 uses new mali GPU driver that give bad performance in uoyabause and some issues in some android games, unless GPD finally decided not to update mali drivers (I recommended them not to use the new mali drivers, because they work worse)

I'm installing the new ROM now.  I can check for you, if you know an app that will give the driver version.

Antutu for example. It should show openGLES 3.1 in device information. Also, if you use uoyabause, you'll notice very bad performance (games run twice slower than "older" mali drivers. That's why I decided not to use the new mali drivers in my rom (I recommended that too to GPD dev, but I don't know if they decided to include them or not). But as I say, that firm is a beta to test the new mali drivers, GPD will probably won't use them in future updates.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: LordDavon on April 22, 2016, 06:59:00 pm
GPD seems to have frozen during the system write, so I may have to dead with the bricked system first.  I'll get it back to life and let you know.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 22, 2016, 07:01:37 pm
GPD seems to have frozen during the system write, so I may have to dead with the bricked system first.  I'll get it back to life and let you know.

You'll have to use BAtchTool. But I used that beta firmware, and only difference is the inclusion of the new mali drivers that work worse, so I don't recommend people to update to it until rockchip provides better drivers (mali is close source so we depend on RK)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: LordDavon on April 22, 2016, 07:29:02 pm
GPD seems to have frozen during the system write, so I may have to dead with the bricked system first.  I'll get it back to life and let you know.

You'll have to use BAtchTool. But I used that beta firmware, and only difference is the inclusion of the new mali drivers that work worse, so I don't recommend people to update to it until rockchip provides better drivers (mali is close source so we depend on RK)

I just waited about 15 minutes and it finished.  Not sure what happened.  According to CPU-Z OpenGL ES is 3.0.  I will try the other apps.  AnTuTu says OpenGL ES 3.1.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 22, 2016, 07:42:00 pm
Then it's the beta version with new mali drivers. I suggest to go back to previous version. That firmware 3.4.4 is a beta GPD sent to me, but they probably forgot to remove them from their server. Though if someone is not interested in uoyabause can use it. I have a legacyrom with those drivers in case someone want it to test.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: equlizer on April 23, 2016, 04:05:51 am
Is there a stock rom overclocked?  I don't want to loose any functionality (unless i can somehow keep happy chick and gamebox after?)  I also kind of like the layout of stock rom.  Thx :)

Also would there be much difference between stock and your 1.6ghz rom
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: LordDavon on April 23, 2016, 04:48:22 am
I would stick with Skelton's ROM over the stock.  I feel that Skelton tests his a bit more, and listens to feedback better.  If there is anything good in the new GPD ROM that is needed, Skelton will do an update to his.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: equlizer on April 23, 2016, 05:02:07 am
Which method is best for the device? And can i go back to stock if i want? Thx.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: LordDavon on April 23, 2016, 05:35:23 am
You should be able to go back to stock, just as you can go to LegacyROM from Stock.  As long as the partitions (System, Data, etc) are getting cleared properly, it isn't much different than just installing a new OS on your computer.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: equlizer on April 23, 2016, 08:35:50 am
I just downloaded a few programs to see what my cpu speed was and its only at 1.2ghz???  I thought it was supposed to be stock 1.4ghz?

Well i updated to the 1.8gh version but im missing the menu button in all my things including titanium backup.  Everything is on my SD card and have no way to change directories :(
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 23, 2016, 09:52:13 am
The.men? button should.be there. My ROM.have the same.controls as stock firmware. Make sure you don't have the gpd mapper.active or.something.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: equlizer on April 23, 2016, 11:13:45 am
how do i disable gpd mapper? i have not changed anything since loading the rom.  Also i have tried setcpu and a few others and no matter what i set the cpu speed at it maxes out at 1.2gh.  The only time i can get 1.8ghz is if i uninstall setcpu and restart the machine.

IS there a program that i can see the cpu speed running at 1.8ghz?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 23, 2016, 11:22:57 am
Setcpu runs fine, I suppose you granted root access to setcpu. just put device to performance governor and set it to 1,8 to see if it's at 1,8 or not. It's the best way to check it. If you have in it interactive it's normal you see it at lower speeds, because normally device won't go higher unless device need it. But if after setting it to 1,8 ghz with performance your device is still 1,2 ghz then it's probably something wrong with your device, because I read in other post you were having the same issue with stock firmware.
 The GPD mapper is the button with the gamepad button, just press it and select clean close.

About the software included in my rom, no, I won't include metro UI nor pre-built emulators. You can install happy chick if you want, just as any other app you want. If you need the gamebox UI then you must prefer stock rom.


Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: equlizer on April 23, 2016, 11:42:50 am
I got it all working :)  Found happy chick and found another way into titanium backup (there is no 3 dot menu that i can see)

But from stock it was at 1.2Ghz, not 1.4Ghz

Also how would i go about installing CWM on this thing? :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 23, 2016, 12:11:40 pm
I don't use CWM, but I think some people have tried this to install CWM and suppseldy it works, but i never tried.
http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/rk3288-entwicklung-und-customroms-development-and-croms/rk3288-rom-twrpcwm-flash-tool-custom-root-firmware-20150117/
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sevo on April 23, 2016, 04:16:12 pm
Is 1.8GHz stable on the GPD XD?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: equlizer on April 23, 2016, 06:41:55 pm
It is on mine and seems to be on most.  Give it a try.  You can always down clock it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: chevette on April 24, 2016, 12:38:15 am
With my older Android device (GPD Q9) I would connect a USB cable between the device + my Windows 7 PC and a prompt would appear on the Android device 'USB Connected   Turn on USB Storage'. Then I would see the Android Internal storage and it's microSD card on my computer. That doesn't happen with my GPD XP. No drives show and I never get a prompt to turn on USB. On Developer Options, USB debugging is turned off. I know KitKat USB is different but I can't seem to figure this out. Anybody have an suggestions????   Thanks

UPDATE----I figured it out (Thanks Google)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Rudism on April 24, 2016, 01:37:48 am
I changed the Background, but after reboot i have that colorful background-image, how can i fix this bug?

I'm having the same issue. Occasionally after a reboot (maybe half the time), my wallpaper will be reset to the default colorful one (using either the built-in launcher or Nova Launcher, makes no difference), and additionally my home button will not function anymore (pressing it does nothing). Another reboot (or two) and it will start working again. This is with the current NULL version from the first post, flashed using the Rockchip update_tool for Linux.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 24, 2016, 10:49:22 am
I am not having issues with the wallpapers. Some people comment the same but I cannot reproduce the issue.  My home button works ok too. I normally use ps3 mode in the gamepad app, but it should be the same with other modes. Controls are similar to stock ROM. Could it be that you have GPd mapper active? Or some app that interactuate with your home button.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: WitzDesTages on April 24, 2016, 02:52:26 pm
I am not having issues with the wallpapers. Some people comment the same but I cannot reproduce the issue.  My home button works ok too. I normally use ps3 mode in the gamepad app, but it should be the same with other modes. Controls are similar to stock ROM. Could it be that you have GPd mapper active? Or some app that interactuate with your home button.

OK, i uploaded a Video with this issue:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woRhJo3Mots

And I get this bug also with a completely new Legacy ROM!

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on April 24, 2016, 02:59:47 pm
I have no problem with the wallpapers or the home button.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 24, 2016, 03:07:37 pm
Yeah, I know some people report that issue, but me and other people don' t have it. I can change wallpapers without problems, and they remain always after a reboot, i use zedge application that has great wallpapers. So unless I can reproduce the issue, there is nothing to fix. I'll take a look if I make an update some.day in the future. (Though l probably won't update unless android m is out). But in the meantime there is nothing I can do because it never happens in mine.

Perhaps someone with the issue can send me a logcat with a dmesg during boot to see why it happens on yours. Or just take framework-res apk from a stock firmware and replace it with the one from my ROM.

I will take a look in the future when I have some time but right now I am cooking a ROM for q9 devices, so....
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Rudism on April 25, 2016, 05:03:22 am
I am not having issues with the wallpapers. Some people comment the same but I cannot reproduce the issue.  My home button works ok too. I normally use ps3 mode in the gamepad app, but it should be the same with other modes. Controls are similar to stock ROM. Could it be that you have GPd mapper active? Or some app that interactuate with your home button.

It happens even on a fresh wipe/install (including the button issue). I've seen a couple of times where my old wallpaper is active for a brief second right after the reboot, then it gets replaced by the default one (like it's actively switching it upon boot up). I thought maybe it could be something to do with the system updater included in the new NULL version, but when I flashed the previous version I get the same problem.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 25, 2016, 09:30:31 am
I don't have any problem with the home button. It runs fine on mine. Nobody else is reporting issues with home button, so perhaps there is something wrong in your device, because it doesn't happen on mine.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Rudism on April 25, 2016, 04:26:30 pm
I don't have any problem with the home button. It runs fine on mine. Nobody else is reporting issues with home button, so perhaps there is something wrong in your device, because it doesn't happen on mine.

That's possible. I used a program to report keycodes, and the home button was definitely emitting a keycode (even when not working to actually go to the home screen), so it's a strange issue for sure.

For now I have gone back to the stock (clean) firmware on which I have no issues.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 25, 2016, 04:38:32 pm
It's strange, I have been testing this morning using different joystick modes, etc... and home button always work on mine, so I don't understand why it doesn't work with yours.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: equlizer on April 26, 2016, 12:25:09 am
Is there a best mode or does it matter?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: LordDavon on April 26, 2016, 02:00:18 am
@skelton I just wanted you to know that I tested the native Android version of FFIX in the 3.4.4 firmware, and it runs much better than with 3.4.2.  I am wondering if GPD got a newer version of the driver patch than you did.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Carbon_brah on April 26, 2016, 03:56:16 am
... downloading games off google play store cause device to freeze up, causing me to hold the power button to power down..
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 26, 2016, 08:11:59 am
@skelton I just wanted you to know that I tested the native Android version of FFIX in the 3.4.4 firmware, and it runs much better than with 3.4.2.  I am wondering if GPD got a newer version of the driver patch than you did.

It's the same versi?n. Some android games may run better, but other run worse and uoyabause is unplayable with those drivers.
@LordDavon I have a version of my rom with those new mali drivers, so if you prefer it over the old ones I can upload it to you uf you want.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 26, 2016, 08:13:24 am
... downloading games off google play store cause device to freeze up, causing me to hold the power button to power down..
.

That's strange. I download without problems and never freeze up.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Carbon_brah on April 26, 2016, 06:09:18 pm
... downloading games off google play store cause device to freeze up, causing me to hold the power button to power down..
.

That's strange. I download without problems and never freeze up.

yeah its wierd, only happens when downloading big games 500mgbs or more.. I guess i'll try to do a fresh install, sucks im going to lose all my games, GPD takes forever to download anything
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 26, 2016, 06:19:42 pm
I have download big games without issues, likr Wild blood yesterday for example. Maybe a fresh install can help, or a factory reset.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on April 27, 2016, 02:49:31 pm
Sorry for that little OT but I have a question Can someone make a screenshot of how a mouse cursor looks on the GPD? I plan to use a mouse for some stuff & on other Android devices, the cursor was pretty big
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on April 27, 2016, 08:23:31 pm
Hi Skelton I've been running your rom for a few days now and everything is good however I just reboot the device for the first time I think since I flashed your rom and now is stuck on the booting image.
Any ideas?

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 27, 2016, 08:27:14 pm
Hi Skelton I've been running your rom for a few days now and everything is good however I just reboot the device for the first time I think since I flashed your rom and now is stuck on the booting image.
Any ideas?

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@DKM - I had this issue with LegacyROM after using it for a couple of weeks. As a workaround, if I went into recovery (TWRP, in this case) and ran the Clean cache along with Clean dalvik cache routines, this fixed it.

I wasn't ever able to figure out what caused it. I backed up my stuff, wiped all partitions, reinstalled LegacyROM, and it's been working ever since. I use it daily, and this has been around three weeks or so of good operation.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on April 27, 2016, 08:30:12 pm
Hi Skelton I've been running your rom for a few days now and everything is good however I just reboot the device for the first time I think since I flashed your rom and now is stuck on the booting image.
Any ideas?

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@DKM - I had this issue with LegacyROM after using it for a couple of weeks. As a workaround, if I went into recovery (TWRP, in this case) and ran the Clean cache along with Clean dalvik cache routines, this fixed it.

I wasn't ever able to figure out what caused it. I backed up my stuff, wiped all partitions, reinstalled LegacyROM, and it's been working ever since. I use it daily, and this has been around three weeks or so of good operation.

Crap.... I don't have TWRP installed

I'm wiping the cache from the original recovery but it doesn't seems to help

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 27, 2016, 08:31:19 pm
I changed the Background, but after reboot i have that colorful background-image, how can i fix this bug?

I'm having the same issue. Occasionally after a reboot (maybe half the time), my wallpaper will be reset to the default colorful one (using either the built-in launcher or Nova Launcher, makes no difference), and additionally my home button will not function anymore (pressing it does nothing). Another reboot (or two) and it will start working again. This is with the current NULL version from the first post, flashed using the Rockchip update_tool for Linux.

@Rudism @WitzDesTages - Have you tried performing a cache clean + Davlik cache clean in recovery?

I am running LegacyROM (Null Gamepad version), TWRP recovery, flashed with the Rockchip tool using Win 10 x64.

Worth noting is that I use Nova Launcher as my launcher, and I had more icon packs than I'll admit :). With the exception of one pack (an issue with the pack itself), wallpapers have been fine.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 27, 2016, 08:37:31 pm

@DKM - Try flashing TWRP recovery and using its cache cleaning tools. They are more thorough than stock recovery.

I use a RK3288 flashing tool from arctablet that can flash either TWRP 2.8.4.0 or CWM. Check out the following link:

http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/rk3288-entwicklung-und-customroms-development-and-croms/rk3288-rom-twrpcwm-flash-tool-custom-root-firmware-20150117/ (http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/rk3288-entwicklung-und-customroms-development-and-croms/rk3288-rom-twrpcwm-flash-tool-custom-root-firmware-20150117/)



Hi Skelton I've been running your rom for a few days now and everything is good however I just reboot the device for the first time I think since I flashed your rom and now is stuck on the booting image.
Any ideas?

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@DKM - I had this issue with LegacyROM after using it for a couple of weeks. As a workaround, if I went into recovery (TWRP, in this case) and ran the Clean cache along with Clean dalvik cache routines, this fixed it.

I wasn't ever able to figure out what caused it. I backed up my stuff, wiped all partitions, reinstalled LegacyROM, and it's been working ever since. I use it daily, and this has been around three weeks or so of good operation.

Crap.... I don't have TWRP installed

I'm wiping the cache from the original recovery but it doesn't seems to help

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 27, 2016, 08:56:36 pm
@DKM - I meant to add this - use the file TWRP_800x1280_CrewRKTablets_v2.2.img as the recovery image to flash.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 27, 2016, 09:10:06 pm
The only version I was able to get going for TWRP on the GPD XD is : CrewRKTablets_RK32_TWRP_CWM_Root_v2.2 800x1280 version, the other have bad resolution schema.

I tried what you just posted, i however ended up going to their site directly and trying a bunch of version myself.

The version i have form their website is
Jun 22, 2015
TWRP 2.8.7.0 Released from https://twrp.me/

That is the latest version that works for me on the GPD XD.

Hope that helps.

@excentrix - Do you remember the exact device's TWRP image that worked for you?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 27, 2016, 09:42:49 pm
If you suffer a bootloop can be due to a many different things, specially if it's installed via microSd. (Because it's a dirty flash). For most people is ok updating this way, but using BatchTool with a fresh install is better in my opinion. That's not only with my rom, but with stock firmwares too. I updated several times my X_D via microSD with stock firmwares and suffered the same issue, so I usually flash with batchtool.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on April 27, 2016, 09:48:09 pm


If you suffer a bootloop can be due to a many different things, specially if it's installed via microSd. (Because it's a dirty flash). For most people is ok updating this way, but using BatchTool with a fresh install is better in my opinion. That's not only with my rom, but with stock firmwares too. I updated several times my X_D via microSD with stock firmwares and suffered the same issue, so I usually flash with batchtool.

I got it... so if a installed via micro SD or internal memory and then do a master reset will it be OK or is better If I use the batchtool?

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 27, 2016, 09:55:29 pm
Well, batchtool is only needed if doing a factpry reset doesn't solve it. About what twrp por cwm to use , k don't know, because i never needed to use it. Probable someone that use one can tell which versi?n works better.

Also, if you are using the 1,8 GHz versi?n you can try a versi?n with lower speed, just con case you device cannot handle it, though it seems most people are using 1'8 GHz versi?n, at least seeimg the number of doenloads.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on April 27, 2016, 10:28:27 pm
well I managed to install TWRP and fix the issue.
Thanks for the input @skelton and @jumpup

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 27, 2016, 10:44:21 pm
Probably somethiing insyalled corrupyed dalvik cache. I had a similar issue un my shield tablet after the last ota update.

In other news, gpd told me that the are having issues with android m, some wifi problema, so android m will take a while i guess.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Rudism on April 27, 2016, 11:53:57 pm
I changed the Background, but after reboot i have that colorful background-image, how can i fix this bug?

I'm having the same issue. Occasionally after a reboot (maybe half the time), my wallpaper will be reset to the default colorful one (using either the built-in launcher or Nova Launcher, makes no difference), and additionally my home button will not function anymore (pressing it does nothing). Another reboot (or two) and it will start working again. This is with the current NULL version from the first post, flashed using the Rockchip update_tool for Linux.

@Rudism @WitzDesTages - Have you tried performing a cache clean + Davlik cache clean in recovery?

I am running LegacyROM (Null Gamepad version), TWRP recovery, flashed with the Rockchip tool using Win 10 x64.

Worth noting is that I use Nova Launcher as my launcher, and I had more icon packs than I'll admit :). With the exception of one pack (an issue with the pack itself), wallpapers have been fine.

That was one of the first things I tried, but it made no difference for me.

From @WitzDesTages video it looks like he has the red 64gb edition, which is the same one I have. Perhaps it is something specific to that model. I also run with a 128gb micro sd inserted, and didn't think to try booting up without the sd card in there before switching back to stock, so I don't know if that would make a difference or not.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: equlizer on April 28, 2016, 06:11:44 am
@DKM - I meant to add this - use the file TWRP_800x1280_CrewRKTablets_v2.2.img as the recovery image to flash.

I see no link for that file :(
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on April 28, 2016, 11:20:58 am
@DKM - I meant to add this - use the file TWRP_800x1280_CrewRKTablets_v2.2.img as the recovery image to flash.

I see no link for that file :(
You have to download the flash tool package and then use the option for that file, there is instructions on the package, pretty straight forward... takes less than a minute to get TWRP on the XD.

Are you having the same problem? (stuck in the boot)

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 28, 2016, 12:50:51 pm
@DKM - I meant to add this - use the file TWRP_800x1280_CrewRKTablets_v2.2.img as the recovery image to flash.

I see no link for that file :(
You have to download the flash tool package and then use the option for that file, there is instructions on the package, pretty straight forward... takes less than a minute to get TWRP on the XD.

Are you having the same problem? (stuck in the boot)

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Excellent! Glad to hear you have it in place.

I had the 'stuck at boot' issue. Ultimately, I did a full wipe with TWRP and reinstalled the ROM using the Windows instance of the Rockchip flashing tool. Afterward, no problem.

How we got on discussion of TWRP was, as a workaround during the boot hanging issues, I'd clean cache and Dalvik cache via TWRP to get the system to boot. This may work for you until you can set aside a time for the full reinstall.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on April 28, 2016, 01:26:54 pm


@DKM - I meant to add this - use the file TWRP_800x1280_CrewRKTablets_v2.2.img as the recovery image to flash.

I see no link for that file :(
You have to download the flash tool package and then use the option for that file, there is instructions on the package, pretty straight forward... takes less than a minute to get TWRP on the XD.

Are you having the same problem? (stuck in the boot)

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Excellent! Glad to hear you have it in place.

I had the 'stuck at boot' issue. Ultimately, I did a full wipe with TWRP and reinstalled the ROM using the Windows instance of the Rockchip flashing tool. Afterward, no problem.

How we got on discussion of TWRP was, as a workaround during the boot hanging issues, I'd clean cache and Dalvik cache via TWRP to get the system to boot. This may work for you until you can set aside a time for the full reinstall.

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Yesterday I did a fresh install via rockchip flashing tool after doing a full wipe via TWRP and everything went well, however I today I reboot the device and is on a boot loop again.

I read that some people have the same problem with the latest official firmware however never got a chance to play with the original firmware because the first thing I did was update to Skelton Rom, the 1.8 version.




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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 28, 2016, 01:43:13 pm
Maybe your device cannot handle well the 1,8 ghz version. Try a lower one. But it's a strange issue, I have never had issues rebooting with my firmware or stock ones, and the ROM seems stable for almost everyone it seems.

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 28, 2016, 01:53:52 pm
Maybe your device cannot handle well the 1,8 ghz version. Try a lower one. But it's a strange issue, I have never had issues rebooting with my firmware or stock ones, and the ROM seems stable for almost everyone it seems.
@dkm @skelton - me neither. I've actually convinced three friends to get GPD XDs, and I set them all up with LegacyROM.

DKM, can you confirm your firmware version?

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: johannes on April 28, 2016, 01:58:13 pm
I use this firmware from the very first day (I updated to Null later), and never had a problem rebooting, or with home buttons or wallpapers like other people say, so for me the firmware is fine, and much better than stock 3.4.2, which was the one I was using. My wifi improved greatly with legacyrom indeed, I had very poor download speeds with stock.

If an update with new features comes out, I will install it, but for me everything is perfect right now.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on April 28, 2016, 02:08:31 pm
Well I had to do a full wipe.
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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 28, 2016, 02:13:56 pm
Well I had to do a full wipe.
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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on April 28, 2016, 03:00:06 pm
Maybe your device cannot handle well the 1,8 ghz version. Try a lower one. But it's a strange issue, I have never had issues rebooting with my firmware or stock ones, and the ROM seems stable for almost everyone it seems.
Do you think that I should flash the 1.4 version or just lower the cpu?

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 28, 2016, 04:12:20 pm
Lowering with a CPU app should be enough. Most CPU apps have a "set on boot" option.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 28, 2016, 04:18:17 pm
Lowering with a CPU app should be enough. Most CPU apps have a "set on boot" option.
Agreed. I use Kernel Auditor to do this. In fact, I had lockup issues clocking at 1.8GHz as well. Lowering it to 1.4 or 1.6GHz kept things stable.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 28, 2016, 05:45:19 pm
I added to first post a new version (1,8 ghz only) with new mali drivers. Have in mind uoyabause works worse with those drivers, but others games may run better (or not). Try at your own risk,
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 28, 2016, 06:28:39 pm
I added to first post a new version (1,8 ghz only) with new mali drivers. Have in mind uoyabause works worse with those drivers, but others games may run better (or not). Try at your own risk,

@skelton - So, the new firmware has newer Mali drivers, and these aren't performing as well for emulation? Is that accurate?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 28, 2016, 06:35:14 pm
I added to first post a new version (1,8 ghz only) with new mali drivers. Have in mind uoyabause works worse with those drivers, but others games may run better (or not). Try at your own risk,

@skelton - So, the new firmware has newer Mali drivers, and these aren't performing as well for emulation? Is that accurate?

I tested in all emus I use (in both q9 and X_D), and uoyabause runs terribly bad with new drivers (twice slower), and ePSXe seemed to work worse for me too using openGL. In the rest of emus I didn't notice difference. In Android games I didn't notice much difference either, but I barely play a couple of androd games, so maybe some have some improvement (LordDavon commented that FFIX ran better with new drivers). So depending on what people play, a version can be better for them than the other. I personally prefer the old drivers, specially for uoyabause (I am playing Story of Thor 2 right now full speed, whereas with new drivers this game runs at 30 fps or so, very badly.)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 28, 2016, 07:44:21 pm
I added to first post a new version (1,8 ghz only) with new mali drivers. Have in mind uoyabause works worse with those drivers, but others games may run better (or not). Try at your own risk,

@skelton - So, the new firmware has newer Mali drivers, and these aren't performing as well for emulation? Is that accurate?

I tested in all emus I use (in both q9 and X_D), and uoyabause runs terribly bad with new drivers (twice slower), and ePSXe seemed to work worse for me too using openGL. In the rest of emus I didn't notice difference. In Android games I didn't notice much difference either, but I barely play a couple of androd games, so maybe some have some improvement (LordDavon commented that FFIX ran better with new drivers). So depending on what people play, a version can be better for them than the other. I personally prefer the old drivers, specially for uoyabause (I am playing Story of Thor 2 right now full speed, whereas with new drivers this game runs at 30 fps or so, very badly.)

EDIT: Nevermind. I just read the OP. Sorry! :)



I hear ya. I'm like you in that emulation matters most. Figured it might help to put some details in the OP about these issues.

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Title: MIRROR: LegacyROM 1.1 (new Mali drivers)
Post by: jumpup on April 28, 2016, 08:03:00 pm
@skelton - Mirror for LegacyROM v1.1 is up!

File name: LegacyROM1.1XDnewMALI.rar
Size: 242,260,509 bytes
MD5: EE01D98574EBDB665BBC8CEA269042E6
SHA1: F26948A5592EC98F519424D9057E5C72FE098841
Link: http://bit.ly/legacyromv11_18ghz (http://bit.ly/legacyromv11_18ghz)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 28, 2016, 09:03:29 pm
Added to first post. Have in mind that although I called 1.1 is the same firmware as NULL version except for mali drivers.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on April 28, 2016, 09:09:13 pm
Added to first post. Have in mind that although I called 1.1 is the same firmware as NULL version except for mali drivers.
Roger that. I think that's where I got confused earlier. We'll just use future version numbers as needed.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: equlizer on April 29, 2016, 03:01:31 am
You guys notice any lag with the emulators and button presses?  I'm noticing a slight delay between button press and movement.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 29, 2016, 10:43:17 am
I personally don't notice any lag.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on April 29, 2016, 01:05:25 pm
No lag here either. Do you experience the lag with hardmapped buttons or with touchscreen mapped buttons?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on April 29, 2016, 01:57:59 pm
Just a update, after lowering the cpu to 1.6 everything is running fine. No more stuck in a boot loop.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Rudism on April 29, 2016, 04:05:06 pm
You guys notice any lag with the emulators and button presses?  I'm noticing a slight delay between button press and movement.

I only notice that when using the ondemand cpu governor. The lag goes away when using interactive (or potentially others).
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 29, 2016, 04:19:44 pm
I use ondemand most of the time, or ragingmolasses and I don't notice any lag either. I don't see input lag in this device, something that I sliglthly notice in my shield tablet with ipega 9023 ,perhaps because of BT or because sheld tablet refresh rate is not the best (59.80 hz)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Carbon_brah on May 01, 2016, 10:50:43 am
how can I delete this update and go back to original firmware?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 01, 2016, 11:00:39 am
how can I delete this update and go back to original firmware?

The same way you installed this, installing a stock via microSD. My firmware and stocks install the same way.

Any reason you wanty to back to stock? Is there something not working for you?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Carbon_brah on May 01, 2016, 11:16:19 am
I factory reset my device a few times, its just acting funny.. locking up constantly, and every time i download from the play store it freezes up my device. it's probably a hardware problem, these are cheap chinese devices were talking about here

also to be fair I skipped this step:

"Step 2 (probably unnecesary). Copy this apk to system/app with a root explorer and put 644 permissions. (rw-r-r-)"

because I have no what 644 permissions are (im an android noob)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Carbon_brah on May 01, 2016, 11:36:38 am
how can I delete this update and go back to original firmware?

The same way you installed this, installing a stock via microSD. My firmware and stocks install the same way.

Any reason you wanty to back to stock? Is there something not working for you?

put the update img in my sd card for stock firmware and nothing is happening :/
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 01, 2016, 11:50:57 am
Use the system update app that comes with the device, select offline upgrade and select your update,img and it should be fine.
Make sure your microSD is in fat32 or try with different microsd card. Or use batchTool method described in first post.

It's not normal that you cannot download from play store. You can try erasing data and cache from google play store app to see if it helps, but it seems something is wrong with your device.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Carbon_brah on May 01, 2016, 12:07:05 pm
Use the system update app that comes with the device, select offline upgrade and select your update,img and it should be fine.
Make sure your microSD is in fat32 or try with different microsd card. Or use batchTool method described in first post.

It's not normal that you cannot download from play store. You can try erasing data and cache from google play store app to see if it helps, but it seems something is wrong with your device.

thanks for the help man, going to try all those things and see if anything changes.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Carbon_brah on May 01, 2016, 12:21:13 pm
lol tried to update using the offline app, now my XD is bricked hahah

black screen that doesnt light up, green light..

 whatever
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 01, 2016, 12:29:24 pm
Which stock firmware did you install?

There is a post of LordDavon with all the firmwares for the device:

http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/lets-talk-xd-issues/

maybe a corrupt download? Install it using RKBatchTool, these devices are unbrickable so you can always recover with BatchTool.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Rudism on May 03, 2016, 09:34:41 pm
Yeah, I know some people report that issue, but me and other people don' t have it. I can change wallpapers without problems, and they remain always after a reboot, i use zedge application that has great wallpapers. So unless I can reproduce the issue, there is nothing to fix. I'll take a look if I make an update some.day in the future. (Though l probably won't update unless android m is out). But in the meantime there is nothing I can do because it never happens in mine.

Perhaps someone with the issue can send me a logcat with a dmesg during boot to see why it happens on yours. Or just take framework-res apk from a stock firmware and replace it with the one from my ROM.

I will take a look in the future when I have some time but right now I am cooking a ROM for q9 devices, so....

Have you tried live wallpapers? I am giving your ROM another go (this time installed via rkbatchtool in Windows instead of Linux), and it seems that the problem happens much more consistently with live wallpapers, either the built-in ones or ones from google play.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 03, 2016, 09:41:15 pm
Yep, i have tried live wallpapers and they work fine for me, the ones that come the device and other downloaded using zedge application. I don't understsmd why doesn't work on some, because for most people seems to be fine.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 05, 2016, 03:15:49 pm
Developer of uoyabause is trying my versi?n with the newer mali drivers to see why uoyabause performs so bad with latest drivers included in stock 3.4.5 firn too. So lets hope he find a solution. We are lucky that uoyabause developer has an xd too.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: SynbiosZero on May 05, 2016, 04:56:17 pm
Developer of uoyabause is trying my versi?n with the newer mali drivers to see why uoyabause performs so bad with latest drivers included in stock 3.4.5 firn too. So lets hope he find a solution. We are lucky that uoyabause developer has an xd too.

We are VERY lucky to have an awesome developer to make a firmware for us, and worry to update it after release! Thank you very much! :D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: shamisan on May 08, 2016, 05:39:06 pm
I cant update the binaries :(
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 08, 2016, 06:27:55 pm
I cant update the binaries :(

The binaries of superSU? Just select normal option and it should be fine. Or uninstall supersu to the version included with the rom in settings/applications/supersu (perhaps you had a supesu more updated) , and update binaries after that. You can update superSU later if you want.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on May 09, 2016, 09:22:12 am
Hey skelton. I don't know if it's a problem with my XD or what, but on your ROM, all 4 cores are running all the time & draining my battery like hell even though I'm underclocked to 1,2Ghz. I get only 3h SOT while JUST watching YouTube I'm using the 1,8Ghz kernel
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 09, 2016, 09:29:36 am
That's not normal. Which CPU governor are you using? Battery time is pretty much like stock ROM with my firmware.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on May 09, 2016, 09:34:48 am
It's the same on all governors... I have to disable the cores manually, but even when I let only 2 of them run, they're active all the time...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 09, 2016, 10:33:29 am
Even if with all cores active, i get about 6 hours running on performance. So that's not normal. Maybe is your device or you can try a full reflash using batchtool.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on May 09, 2016, 02:42:31 pm
My device looses much battery even if it's in standby...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 09, 2016, 03:23:40 pm
My device looses much battery even if it's in standby...

That's not normal either. Maybe some app is making a wakelock in your device. There is zero consumption is standby for me, so something is not working ok in yours. Maybe an app provoking the issue, or just some hardware fault i guess, because nobody else seems to have that issue with my rom.
I would try a reflash of stock or my firmware using batchtool.
But in terns of battery or stabdby behavoiur, my ROM is no different than stock.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on May 09, 2016, 05:54:16 pm
My device looses much battery even if it's in standby...

That's not normal either. Maybe some app is making a wakelock in your device. There is zero consumption is standby for me, so something is not working ok in yours. Maybe an app provoking the issue, or just some hardware fault i guess, because nobody else seems to have that issue with my rom.
I would try a reflash of stock or my firmware using batchtool.
But in terns of battery or stabdby behavoiur, my ROM is no different than stock.
I can't use BatchTool right now because I'm in hospital but I installed the ROM using the method with doing an update directly on the XD itself & then did a factory reset in the settings
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: johannes on May 09, 2016, 05:56:34 pm
My device looses much battery even if it's in standby...
I had a 64 GB red model and suffered the same battery problems, and also never entered standby, and it was my device, that was defective, it happened to me with all firmwares. My seller changed my device and everything is ok, so it could be a hardware issue. I am currently using 1,8 ghz version of the NULL ROM and everything is good for me.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 09, 2016, 06:00:01 pm
My device looses much battery even if it's in standby...

That's not normal either. Maybe some app is making a wakelock in your device. There is zero consumption is standby for me, so something is not working ok in yours. Maybe an app provoking the issue, or just some hardware fault i guess, because nobody else seems to have that issue with my rom.
I would try a reflash of stock or my firmware using batchtool.
But in terns of battery or stabdby behavoiur, my ROM is no different than stock.
I can't use BatchTool right now because I'm in hospital but I installed the ROM using the method with doing an update directly on the XD itself & then did a factory reset in the settings

Sorry to hear. I hope you get well soon. I have beenpaying visits to hospital quite recently too, and still needs some more treatment. Well, I hope everything is ok after you install it via BatchTool, but if still doesn't work, maybe the battery is defective in your unit, at least it sounds like a hardware problem to me. But I hope it's not.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on May 09, 2016, 06:44:04 pm
My device looses much battery even if it's in standby...

That's not normal either. Maybe some app is making a wakelock in your device. There is zero consumption is standby for me, so something is not working ok in yours. Maybe an app provoking the issue, or just some hardware fault i guess, because nobody else seems to have that issue with my rom.
I would try a reflash of stock or my firmware using batchtool.
But in terns of battery or stabdby behavoiur, my ROM is no different than stock.
I can't use BatchTool right now because I'm in hospital but I installed the ROM using the method with doing an update directly on the XD itself & then did a factory reset in the settings

Sorry to hear. I hope you get well soon. I have beenpaying visits to hospital quite recently too, and still needs some more treatment. Well, I hope everything is ok after you install it via BatchTool, but if still doesn't work, maybe the battery is defective in your unit, at least it sounds like a hardware problem to me. But I hope it's not.
Thanks for the kind words. I think it has something to do with the way I installed the ROM because from time to time I get an force close pop-up saying that the Updater has stopped
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 09, 2016, 06:50:24 pm
You can disable thos pop up. Just enter the sofyware update app, and uncheck in configuration all settings, and they pop up should dissappear.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: midknight on May 10, 2016, 09:50:16 pm
You can try running cpy spy it will tell you if you're device is going to sleep

Sent from my LG-H811 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Morbeous on May 10, 2016, 11:36:19 pm
I installed the 1.6ghz version.  Is it normal for my device to take so long to boot?  It seems to have the Legacy Rom wallpaper showing for what seems like an age?  Used to boot within seconds before
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Morbeous on May 11, 2016, 12:02:54 am
I installed the 1.6ghz version.  Is it normal for my device to take so long to boot?  It seems to have the Legacy Rom wallpaper showing for what seems like an age?  Used to boot within seconds before
I've actually timed it and it takes anything between 45 and 60 seconds to load up to the unlock screen so that I can actually start using it

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 11, 2016, 09:24:06 am
I installed the 1.6ghz version.  Is it normal for my device to take so long to boot?  It seems to have the Legacy Rom wallpaper showing for what seems like an age?  Used to boot within seconds before

My rom takes.longer to boot than stock because it runs some scripts at init,.it's normal.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Morbeous on May 11, 2016, 09:27:23 am
I installed the 1.6ghz version.  Is it normal for my device to take so long to boot?  It seems to have the Legacy Rom wallpaper showing for what seems like an age?  Used to boot within seconds before

My rom takes.longer to boot than stock because it runs some scripts at init,.it's normal.
Thanks for clarifying things. Thought something may have gone wrong

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on May 11, 2016, 10:14:28 am
Hey Skelton. I think my battery drain fixed itself after charging the XD for ~10h, because now it drained only 1% in 4h being in standby, so I think that is actually a good sign :D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 11, 2016, 10:26:21 am
Maybe it was a battery issue, or battery miscalibrated somehow. Good news in any case.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on May 12, 2016, 07:33:50 am
Maybe it was a battery issue, or battery miscalibrated somehow. Good news in any case.
Yeah, I think it was a uncalibrated battery. Now I got almost 9h SOT with 13% battery left, while using it constantly with WiFi, 50% brightness, CPU @ 1,2 - 1,6Ghz, playing PSP games & N64 & other things
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: shinkamui on May 12, 2016, 10:10:46 pm

Skelton, can you create another profile in gamepad mode selector that maps the controls to match and look like a shield portable?  I have that device, and the shield tab, and can provide the keymap file if needed.  PS3 mode works pretty well for most games/apps, but having the xd directly work with all shield targeted games would be really ideal for most users I think.  Some titles in fact are shield portable compatible, but wont work with xbox or ps3 controls (like terraria).  How exactly does the selector actually work?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 12, 2016, 10:35:17 pm

Skelton, can you create another profile in gamepad mode selector that maps the controls to match and look like a shield portable?  I have that device, and the shield tab, and can provide the keymap file if needed.  PS3 mode works pretty well for most games/apps, but having the xd directly work with all shield targeted games would be really ideal for most users I think.  Some titles in fact are shield portable compatible, but wont work with xbox or ps3 controls (like terraria).  How exactly does the selector actually work?

That doesn't depend on me. The joystick driver should be rewritten almost entirely (thing that is out of my league and time) but unfortunately the gamepad app is close source and acts acoording to how joystick driver in kernel is configured, so that depends on GPD. Basically it's not something as easy as including the keymap files from shield devices. Null joystick option help with those games that doesn't detect gamepad and using GPD mapper. (I play Horizon chase or Exiles Zero that way for example)
Or you can try Tincore keymapper with S mode that supposedly emulates a Shield controller, though I never tried, or M mode to simulate a Moga, in case terraria support Mogas, which I don't know.
Terraria devs I suppose that don't follow the standard HID control scheme for gamepads, and only support some specific ones, like other devs do with some games, that are MOGA only.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Carbon_brah on May 14, 2016, 08:50:39 pm
after trying to flash my device back to stock rom, it got bricked, now when I try to load it into boot mode, my computer does not recognize it. Does this mean my device is fully fucked?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 14, 2016, 09:02:37 pm
Which stock firmware did you download? Perhaps was a corrupt download. Because you can go from my rom to stock and viceversa without problems. I have flashed my device thousand times testing different stuff.

You can always recover it with BatchTool. Make sure you use a windows 7 computer with a USB 2.0 preferibly and install RK drivers.

install the drivers

https://mega.nz/#!5wAlwYKA!f4pro3keYGj6iFoZFd9vo7Ic4-bARefLvDBP7hVWO5U

and try with this batchTool:

https://mega.nz/#!5gwwTQzD!WNmcNOH_FPVVtlCB72ZVANGRoTkZ_w7hlPgKWRTerXg

Also, download the firmware from this post, that are guaranteed as being good uploads.
http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/lets-talk-xd-issues/


Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: shinkamui on May 16, 2016, 05:04:28 am

Skelton, can you create another profile in gamepad mode selector that maps the controls to match and look like a shield portable?  I have that device, and the shield tab, and can provide the keymap file if needed.  PS3 mode works pretty well for most games/apps, but having the xd directly work with all shield targeted games would be really ideal for most users I think.  Some titles in fact are shield portable compatible, but wont work with xbox or ps3 controls (like terraria).  How exactly does the selector actually work?

That doesn't depend on me. The joystick driver should be rewritten almost entirely (thing that is out of my league and time) but unfortunately the gamepad app is close source and acts acoording to how joystick driver in kernel is configured, so that depends on GPD. Basically it's not something as easy as including the keymap files from shield devices. Null joystick option help with those games that doesn't detect gamepad and using GPD mapper. (I play Horizon chase or Exiles Zero that way for example)
Or you can try Tincore keymapper with S mode that supposedly emulates a Shield controller, though I never tried, or M mode to simulate a Moga, in case terraria support Mogas, which I don't know.
Terraria devs I suppose that don't follow the standard HID control scheme for gamepads, and only support some specific ones, like other devs do with some games, that are MOGA only.

Thanks for the suggestion 'skelton.  I do own tincore's max donated mapper, haven't used it in ages. Didn't know it supported controller "emulation".  Will give that a shot to tide me over.  :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 16, 2016, 11:55:23 am

Skelton, can you create another profile in gamepad mode selector that maps the controls to match and look like a shield portable?  I have that device, and the shield tab, and can provide the keymap file if needed.  PS3 mode works pretty well for most games/apps, but having the xd directly work with all shield targeted games would be really ideal for most users I think.  Some titles in fact are shield portable compatible, but wont work with xbox or ps3 controls (like terraria).  How exactly does the selector actually work?

That doesn't depend on me. The joystick driver should be rewritten almost entirely (thing that is out of my league and time) but unfortunately the gamepad app is close source and acts acoording to how joystick driver in kernel is configured, so that depends on GPD. Basically it's not something as easy as including the keymap files from shield devices. Null joystick option help with those games that doesn't detect gamepad and using GPD mapper. (I play Horizon chase or Exiles Zero that way for example)
Or you can try Tincore keymapper with S mode that supposedly emulates a Shield controller, though I never tried, or M mode to simulate a Moga, in case terraria support Mogas, which I don't know.
Terraria devs I suppose that don't follow the standard HID control scheme for gamepads, and only support some specific ones, like other devs do with some games, that are MOGA only.

Thanks for the suggestion 'skelton.  I do own tincore's max donated mapper, haven't used it in ages. Didn't know it supported controller "emulation".  Will give that a shot to tide me over.  :)

I tried terraria demo and can be played with tincore in mode S (it emulate shield I guess). I on?y tried it a little bit, but controls seem to work. (I am not a fan of terraia precisely)

Check this video I made some time ago in g5a for mode M (moga). Just do the same but selecting mode S. Have in mind that after selecting mode S for first time you need to close keymapper and open it again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMvPdsDvDTo
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Gunbuster on May 16, 2016, 11:57:09 pm
I have been playing the modified PS4 Remoteplay app from the XDA Forums together with my PS4, it lags ever so slightly, but with a better wifi setup it should work better. S Mode in Tincore works beautifully with it, it didnt work before with the XBOX or PS3 emulated Controller.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: shinkamui on May 17, 2016, 01:29:42 am

Skelton, can you create another profile in gamepad mode selector that maps the controls to match and look like a shield portable?  I have that device, and the shield tab, and can provide the keymap file if needed.  PS3 mode works pretty well for most games/apps, but having the xd directly work with all shield targeted games would be really ideal for most users I think.  Some titles in fact are shield portable compatible, but wont work with xbox or ps3 controls (like terraria).  How exactly does the selector actually work?

That doesn't depend on me. The joystick driver should be rewritten almost entirely (thing that is out of my league and time) but unfortunately the gamepad app is close source and acts acoording to how joystick driver in kernel is configured, so that depends on GPD. Basically it's not something as easy as including the keymap files from shield devices. Null joystick option help with those games that doesn't detect gamepad and using GPD mapper. (I play Horizon chase or Exiles Zero that way for example)
Or you can try Tincore keymapper with S mode that supposedly emulates a Shield controller, though I never tried, or M mode to simulate a Moga, in case terraria support Mogas, which I don't know.
Terraria devs I suppose that don't follow the standard HID control scheme for gamepads, and only support some specific ones, like other devs do with some games, that are MOGA only.

Thanks for the suggestion 'skelton.  I do own tincore's max donated mapper, haven't used it in ages. Didn't know it supported controller "emulation".  Will give that a shot to tide me over.  :)

I tried terraria demo and can be played with tincore in mode S (it emulate shield I guess). I on?y tried it a little bit, but controls seem to work. (I am not a fan of terraia precisely)

Check this video I made some time ago in g5a for mode M (moga). Just do the same but selecting mode S. Have in mind that after selecting mode S for first time you need to close keymapper and open it again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMvPdsDvDTo

Super solid advice skelton!  It worked like a charm!  Im only running into lag issues on the XD, haven't determined the constraint yet, but the joystick is working properly in mode S.  Very pleased.  So... the next question is, can you replace the button mapper key with a regular random keycode?  :)  Im not even sure where the code that launches their keymapper would reside.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 17, 2016, 09:49:23 am
I think button mapper is f12. Anyhow, you can stablish a button sequence to maximize tincore. I think default ones is with volumen.buttons but you can change it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: shinkamui on May 19, 2016, 04:55:01 am
I think button mapper is f12. Anyhow, you can stablish a button sequence to maximize tincore. I think default ones is with volumen.buttons but you can change it.

Im really hoping to get rid of the stock mapper, and just use tincore.  At this point, im going to stick with mode S permanently, so it would be ideal to either disable and remap that button for tincore instead of using a combo.  From your digging, is that possible or would it be a pain?  Im not sure if the mapper is linked in the framework, the button mapper key is being intercepted completely.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 19, 2016, 10:28:01 am
The mapper is in the framework. What you suggest is posible, but we would lose stock mapper. I prefer my rom with the gpd mapper. I removed it in g5a and had to include it again because all people preferred it. Just include a button sequence to call tincore. I just use l3 + r3 +l3.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: cauterize on May 21, 2016, 02:05:11 pm
Thanks for the hardwork on this Skelton, I've used many of your other ROMs before to great success.

One quick question, has this ROM been tested on the Red 64gb version of the GPD XD yet?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 21, 2016, 02:38:32 pm
I suppose it is. But all gpd xd models use the same.firmware, so mine should be compatible with it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Rudism on May 21, 2016, 04:50:21 pm
I think button mapper is f12. Anyhow, you can stablish a button sequence to maximize tincore. I think default ones is with volumen.buttons but you can change it.

Im really hoping to get rid of the stock mapper, and just use tincore.  At this point, im going to stick with mode S permanently, so it would be ideal to either disable and remap that button for tincore instead of using a combo.  From your digging, is that possible or would it be a pain?  Im not sure if the mapper is linked in the framework, the button mapper key is being intercepted completely.

I've accomplished this in LegacyROM by installing the Xposed framework and using the "Xposed Additions" module, which allows you to remap any hardware button. I re-mapped the mapper button to the tincore app and everything works great.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 21, 2016, 05:16:06 pm
I think button mapper is f12. Anyhow, you can stablish a button sequence to maximize tincore. I think default ones is with volumen.buttons but you can change it.

Im really hoping to get rid of the stock mapper, and just use tincore.  At this point, im going to stick with mode S permanently, so it would be ideal to either disable and remap that button for tincore instead of using a combo.  From your digging, is that possible or would it be a pain?  Im not sure if the mapper is linked in the framework, the button mapper key is being intercepted completely.

I've accomplished this in LegacyROM by installing the Xposed framework and using the "Xposed Additions" module, which allows you to remap any hardware button. I re-mapped the mapper button to the tincore app and everything works great.

Good find. It's been a long time since I use Xposed, so I didn't know that module exist.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PaulFoster on May 22, 2016, 01:43:12 pm
I have a new device and I'm wanting to install this, however I find it very confusing and I cannot find a step-by-step guide on youtube :(

I've read page one like 4-5x and still I'm not totally clear on somethings so I'm a little timid of ruining my new toy.

'Install RK drivers included and open BatchTool, and choose the img file you want to install. With the GPD powered off press volumen + and connect it to PC. BatchTool should recognize device and show a green box. choose Restore and waut until process finished. Then power on device and wait till<process finshes . If you are using win 8.1, win10 or usb 3.0 ports try this method if device is not recognized:'

install RK drivers?   install where.. on the pc or the gpd xd??    open batchtool on my pc or in the gpd xd??

I'm just not 100% sure wha I'm supposed to be doing and scared of bricking the device.

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 22, 2016, 02:24:22 pm
Obviuosly on the pc. Or just use method 2 and installing it v?a microsd. (Formatted in fat32 preferebly).

Stock roms are installed the same way, my firmware is not different than stock in terns of installing.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PaulFoster on May 22, 2016, 03:31:07 pm
Obviuosly on the pc. Or just use method 2 and installing it v?a microsd. (Formatted in fat32 preferebly).

Stock roms are installed the same way, my firmware is not different than stock in terns of installing.

Thanks, I'm really scared of breaking it but I'll try it and really hope it's ok.   :)

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: menelaus on May 22, 2016, 08:29:45 pm
Trying to install this, am following the instructions to the letter but I failed at the first thing.  "install RKdriver".

I get this image :(

(http://s32.postimg.org/6o9f92xrp/oops.jpg)

What do I do?   do I proceed or stop?? (am running Win 7 64bit)

I tried to do it anyway, hit restore and another error

(http://s32.postimg.org/tx8n7pqlx/doesntwork.jpg)

is this bugged or is my unit faulty or what?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: algorithm on May 22, 2016, 08:55:10 pm
Are you turning the running the rockchip tool, then making sure the GPD device fully off.  then holding down volume + button while connecting it to the PC via USB?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 22, 2016, 08:57:08 pm
Also, try with a windows 7 and a different usb port. Or just install the firmware v?a microsd, which is easier.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: menelaus on May 22, 2016, 10:45:41 pm
Thanks guys.  I "think" I got it installed and working now.   although when I turn on the device, its taking like 30+ seconds to boot up so I think I might have caused some damage.

how do I go back to the old firmware, is it possible?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 22, 2016, 10:59:47 pm
My firmware takes longer than stock booting because it runs some scripts at init. It's normal. If you want to install a stock firmware just do the same process. All firmware install the same way
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: menelaus on May 22, 2016, 11:02:16 pm
My firmware takes longer than stock booting because it runs some scripts at init. It's normal. If you want to install a stock firmware just do the same process. All firmware install the same way

oh thank you, no that's fine, as long as I know its supposed to be like that, no probs.

Thanks for helping
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PaulFoster on May 23, 2016, 03:44:58 pm
Help!

I installed this firmware yesterday and although its working fine, my games keep stopping as I'm playing them and it shows this message:

"Unfortunately system update has stopped"

What can I do to stop this popping up all the time?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on May 23, 2016, 03:45:50 pm
Help!

I installed this firmware yesterday and although its working fine, my games keep stopping as I'm playing them and it shows this message:

"Unfortunately system update has stopped"

What can I do to stop this popping up all the time?
Have you done a factory reset after installing it?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PaulFoster on May 23, 2016, 03:55:06 pm
Help!

I installed this firmware yesterday and although its working fine, my games keep stopping as I'm playing them and it shows this message:

"Unfortunately system update has stopped"

What can I do to stop this popping up all the time?
Have you done a factory reset after installing it?

No, I just pretty much installed this firmware before I did anything else.   do I need to do a factory reset now??
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 23, 2016, 04:02:27 pm
Help!

I installed this firmware yesterday and although its working fine, my games keep stopping as I'm playing them and it shows this message:

"Unfortunately system update has stopped"

What can I do to stop this popping up all the time?
Have you done a factory reset after installing it?

No, I just pretty much installed this firmware before I did anything else.   do I need to do a factory reset now??

Just open the update tablet app, select configuraci?n and uncheck the options in the app.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PaulFoster on May 23, 2016, 04:09:05 pm
Help!

I installed this firmware yesterday and although its working fine, my games keep stopping as I'm playing them and it shows this message:

"Unfortunately system update has stopped"

What can I do to stop this popping up all the time?
Have you done a factory reset after installing it?

No, I just pretty much installed this firmware before I did anything else.   do I need to do a factory reset now??

Just open the update tablet app, select configuraci?n and uncheck the options in the app.

thank you
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on May 27, 2016, 05:23:04 pm
Hey skelton
Do you plan on porting RemixOS to the XD? I know, that on first thinking it doesn't make much sense, but it would be really cool to hook up a TV/monitor via HDMI, connect mouse & keyboard & use it as a portable PC :D I know that this isn't the intended use of XD, but it would be nice to see RemixOS on it :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 27, 2016, 07:35:01 pm
I don't think so to be honest, I am not a fan of remix OS, and that requires a time I don't have. I am not even sure that I can make more ROMS in a near future. I start some medical treatment next week that will keep me quite knocked out.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on May 27, 2016, 08:01:06 pm
I don't think so to be honest, I am not a fan of remix OS, and that requires a time I don't have. I am not even sure that I can make more ROMS in a near future. I start some medical treatment next week that will keep me quite knocked out.
Both of those things suck... Wish, someone would make RemixOS for the XD... Also, good luck with your medical treatment
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sirp0p0 on May 27, 2016, 09:09:11 pm
Best of luck Skelton. Hope you're feeling well enough to pop in now and then. Cheers.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 27, 2016, 09:46:08 pm
Thanks
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on May 28, 2016, 09:42:48 am
Best wishes from here Skelton, hope your health will get better soon.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on May 29, 2016, 06:55:29 pm
Hey guys again. Can someone point me to how to install Xposed on the XD? I've seen here some people talking about that, but I can't find it now
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sirp0p0 on May 29, 2016, 08:10:39 pm
All you should have to do is install the APK:
http://repo.xposed.info/module/de.robv.android.xposed.installer

Unless there's more steps but it shouldn't need anything extra.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on May 29, 2016, 08:19:45 pm
All you should have to do is install the APK:
http://repo.xposed.info/module/de.robv.android.xposed.installer

Unless there's more steps but it shouldn't need anything extra.
Thanks for help it works with no problems
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: TerranSCV on June 13, 2016, 07:58:05 am
Can I download another new Maildriver version? 1.6ghz or 1.4ghz.

It's really hot, installed 1.8ghz version
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 13, 2016, 09:50:42 am
You can just use a cpu app and reduce speed to 1.4 or whataever you need. Though i recommend standard versi?n instead of the nee mali versi?n.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: TerranSCV on June 14, 2016, 03:57:19 am
You can just use a cpu app and reduce speed to 1.4 or whataever you need. Though i recommend standard versi?n instead of the nee mali versi?n.

Thank you for yiur reply. I will try that.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sevo on June 14, 2016, 04:32:43 pm
What app can I use to confirm CPU speeds?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 14, 2016, 04:37:44 pm
There are many CPU apps, setCPU, Kernel tuner, Kernel Adiutor, 3c CPU Manager...

I am using kernel Adiutor at the moment. SetCPU is also fine... Use the one you prefer.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: indstr on June 14, 2016, 05:40:52 pm
I like SetCPU personally
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: shinkamui on June 15, 2016, 03:23:47 am
Thanks for the tip on the xposed plugin.  I have my mapper button set to launch tincore, and its been win ever since.  Also thanks for the tip on the Reicast update skelton.  I had seen for several builds the android version wasnt building and stopped looking.  The new one finally runs Capcom VS snk 2 and MVC2 near flawlessly.  The capcom fighting collection selector menu also works too.  Soul calibur still has a ton of background flicker, I know it was fixed in the retroarch core, but that has yet to hit android... It seems smoother and generates less heat on the 3288 as well.  Sadly Dead or Alive 2 is now broken.   3 new games for 1 lost is a worthy trade though imo. 
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 15, 2016, 09:18:40 am
Mm. Strange . Dead or alive 2 seems to work for me. I use a gdi versi?n of us versi?n i think.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: shinkamui on June 15, 2016, 04:31:35 pm
I have the pal iso, and the fan modded ultimate black version which i think is based on the pal version too.  I'll try and grab myself a copy of the us version and give it a shot.  Sadly, there's an annoying distribution of dreamcast isos in near random formats with no prior documentation of the format pre download. 
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sevo on June 15, 2016, 08:59:53 pm
Does SetCPU actually run CPU tests to verify clock speeds? I thought it only allowed you to enter a CPU speed. I was looking for something to verify that the settings took effect...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 15, 2016, 09:32:15 pm
Kernel adiutor for example. Or just setcpu.. if you select 1.8 GHz with cpu performance you will see that it keeps at 1,8... in stock roms it never pass 1,4 even though you select a higher frequency.

Cpu z also tells you about cpu speeds.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sevo on June 17, 2016, 01:44:25 am
Kernel adiutor for example. Or just setcpu.. if you select 1.8 GHz with cpu performance you will see that it keeps at 1,8... in stock roms it never pass 1,4 even though you select a higher frequency.

Cpu z also tells you about cpu speeds.

Thanks skelton! I'll try CPU-Z and/or Kernel Adiutor. Does the performance governor just keep the CPU at max clock speed constantly?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: JustBeKrillin on June 17, 2016, 05:00:39 am
How much beat comes from this device when overclocked to its natural 1.8ghz? Can ths device itsslf function properly at that and not have to worry about it down the road? If I pick one of these up I will be using this just curious how it performs for others and if it actually gives an increase to any emulators performance?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 17, 2016, 09:10:39 am
Kernel adiutor for example. Or just setcpu.. if you select 1.8 GHz with cpu performance you will see that it keeps at 1,8... in stock roms it never pass 1,4 even though you select a higher frequency.

Cpu z also tells you about cpu speeds.

Thanks skelton! I'll try CPU-Z and/or Kernel Adiutor. Does the performance governor just keep the CPU at max clock speed constantly?

Yes, with performance cpu is always at max. I don't suggest using that way, except for intensive emus or games. Interactive governor is more battery friendly.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: JustBeKrillin on June 18, 2016, 10:31:54 am
Do I need to be rooted or be on any specific firmware version to use LegacyROM NULL?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 18, 2016, 11:13:24 am
No. You can flash it from Any firmware.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: JustBeKrillin on June 18, 2016, 11:15:56 am
No. You can flash it from Any firmware.
Thanks, I get my GPD XD in the mail on Monday/Tuesday and I'll be using this ROM as soon as I get it. Though it seems being on Win 10 is gonna be an issue.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 18, 2016, 12:06:26 pm
You can install it v?a microsd like stock firmware.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Marklikewhoa on June 18, 2016, 07:04:28 pm
Hey guys, I'm pretty new to the forums... I got a GCW-Zero and love it, did some button mods... Then saw the GPD XD and thought it would be a fun system to try.

I am looking to update the ROM on my XD, and I notice the recommended upgrade path seems to use a PC... I am a mac user, and haven't used windows in about 10 years.  Is there another way you suggest?  I thought I read that method 2 only works with upgrading from a previous version of LegacyROM.  Any advice would be awesome, thanks!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 18, 2016, 07:12:25 pm
Method 2 can be used no matter the firmware you can from. It can be installed v?a sd like stock firmwares
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dreamesper on June 18, 2016, 07:19:11 pm
I've used a few handhelds such as the Zero & GPD XD myself in the past... regardless that you are a mac user, installing & transferring files is the same as on any PC... just a matter of dragging, dropping/transferring, and ur done!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Marklikewhoa on June 19, 2016, 05:04:08 pm
Thanks so much guys! I really appreciate the fast responses!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on June 19, 2016, 07:20:21 pm
Hey all. I have my XD for over a month & I really like it with LegacyROM running on it, but I begin to have some issues with it... The biggest issue that makes me angry is YouTube stutters in random moments... Especially it starts to stutter at the start of the video & goes on for ~5 seconds, goes away after that but the sound is not synchronized anymore with the video itself... There's like a half to one seconds delay which drives me crazy because I have to pause the video, play it again & after tapping the "play" button, my XD freezes for like 2 seconds & then the audio is delayed again Also, when the stutter appears, the XD struggles to do stuff, like even show the video controls, so I guess it's a ROM related thing...

The second problem I have with it, is that the XD won't sometimes wake up while being in sleep mode (console is opened, but screen is black) & when I press the Power button, nothing happens & it reboots itself after a few seconds... This doesn't happen often, but it already happened a few times, which doesn't make me happy.

The third problem I have with the LegacyROM itself is the notification system... Notifications come in fine at first, then they STOP SHOWING UP TOTALLY FOR A FEW HOURS & then suddenly come in a "bunch" of many many of them... It doesn't even show Hangouts notifications or Tapatalk in that time, which makes me angry

I hope someone can help me with my problems on the XD because I want to sell it just cus of that...

P.S. I'm using the ROM version before the worser ouya something drivers
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 19, 2016, 07:35:59 pm
Youtube is the same in my ROM as in stock ROM. I never had issues with it. Video plays fine for me and never stutters, so I don't think is a ROM problem.

My device wakes up without problems from stand by too. Make sure you are not using a performance governor when putting on stand by. Also, make sure you don't have an app that is avoiding that device goes to sleep.

It seems you are having wifi issues because of what you talk about notifications. Perhaps some incompatibilty with your router, or your device has a bad wifi antenna, But wifi is the same as in stock firmware. I just made some little improvement for streaming but shouldn't affect notifications at all. Seems iike if your device lost wifi connection, which can be a hard issue or some incompatiblity wiith the router. Perhaps changing wifi channel in you router may help.

I don't know what to say, I cannot reproduce the issues you mention, and according to feedback, it seems other people don't have those issues either, so maybe is a hardware issue (slow eMMC), or perhaps you can try reflashing with Batchtool making a full restore.



Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on June 19, 2016, 08:02:19 pm
Okay, thanks for clearing things up for me. Yeah, my GPD has the bad WiFi chip, because it can loose 2 signal bars even when I'm like 1-2 meters from the router with no walls between me & it. Also I cannot do a BatchTool installation of LegacyROM, because my PC doesn't really want to function Also, I have the CPU governor set to ondemand or interactive all the time, so I don't know what's causing the problem
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 19, 2016, 08:10:05 pm
Yep, certainly sounds a bad wifi in hardware. I can connect with good speeds even from my neighbour house. Perhaps changing channel for wifi in your router can help. The bad wifi can be the issue for the standby issue (because perhaps is losing and retrying to connect) and that provokes that it doesn't go to sleep well.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on June 19, 2016, 08:34:47 pm
Well, I actually see the WiFi reconnecting to my router everytime I wakeup the device, because the WiFi icon is grey & suddenly jumps to white after the XD is turned on
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: starckar on June 19, 2016, 09:11:26 pm
I'm having the same issue. Sometimes the device restarts itself instead of coming back of sleep mode.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 19, 2016, 10:01:35 pm
I never had problems coming from stamdby. My rom is no different than stock regarding stamdby behaviour.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sirp0p0 on June 19, 2016, 10:04:03 pm
Well, I actually see the WiFi reconnecting to my router everytime I wakeup the device, because the WiFi icon is grey & suddenly jumps to white after the XD is turned on

That's most likely because you're WiFi is set to sleep when the device does, that's changed in Settings > WiFi > Advanced.
As for poor WiFi performance I had to open my Q9 (uses same antenna) and resolder the connection because the assembler hadn't made sure the solder flowed properly.

This is something you can never fix in software and will need to either get a refund/fix yourself/find someone to fix.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Marklikewhoa on June 20, 2016, 02:45:18 am
So, I got my XD out(used from eBay, first time turning it on since I got it a few days ago), got my SD card loaded with Legacy... Turned it on to see what it was like before loading the custom rom... and there was nothing on it.  No happy chick, no launcher, just the most stripped down android I've ever seen, basically it had settings, the controller software, and the update software. 

I thought that was odd, but I figured if I install Legacy, it will restore all of those things, but in a nice clean safe way...

Nope.  It loaded but it was still empty.  To top it off, now my XD will not get an IP from my WIFI.  Any advice?  Is there a place to get the complete rom with all the crazy stuff to reload before I load LegacyRom?  Also any ideas about the WIFI.  Ive searched the forums, but there is so much out there and none of it seems to be even close to these issues.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 20, 2016, 10:02:14 am
WiFi is the same in my rom as in stock rom. Maybe a hardware issue? About my rom, yeah, it's cleaned of bloatware. It is specifiednin the description. It doesn't include preinstalled launcher or emus from gpd firmware.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Marklikewhoa on June 20, 2016, 03:01:11 pm
Yeah, the rom was sweet. I toyed with it all night using the SD to install.  Excellent work!  I'll post out on the main board and see if anyone can help with my other questions. 
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: HeartBreaker75 on June 24, 2016, 01:58:04 pm
Hello guys,

Just received my GPD XD this week, and after some toying with the stock firmware, I decided to install Legacy on my device.
Installation ran smoothly, and I confirm my device feels faster: great job skelton!

I do have an issue though, and thought maybe someone here could help?

Basically, it seems that since I wiped the device to install Legacy, every application I install from Play Store use low-res icons for menu and desktop :/

Is it because the device is spoofed as a Nexus 5? Or has it been always like this and I just noticed it now? :)

Any help would be really appreciated!

Thank you!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 24, 2016, 02:47:57 pm
It shouldn't. Icons are the same for me in all firmwares.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: KSS1992 on June 24, 2016, 04:59:38 pm
Has anyone managed to get PS4 remote play working with this ROM or other alterations to the Software?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: HeartBreaker75 on June 25, 2016, 04:52:58 pm
It shouldn't. Icons are the same for me in all firmwares.

Ok that's strange but that's something I can live with :)

Another issue though: Retroarch used to work ok-ish with stock firmware, but with Legacy my Back button isn't working, so I have no way to get back to the menu once I start a game :(

I tried installing nightlies for Retroarch, but still no luck: does anyone know what I should do?

Thank you!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 25, 2016, 06:36:34 pm
Controls are the same in my rom than in stock roms. Only change in null joystick needed that is not used retroarch anyway. I suppose yo use ps3 mode for retroarch. Back button never worked for me in retroarch to exit in any firmware, including stock, no idea why it worked in yours.. Mainly because back is another inpit device, so it would need a workaround by Retroarch people.
https://github.com/libretro/RetroArch/issues/2420
I use a key combo L3 +r3 to go to menu. You can select the combo in settings (I don't remember the exact name of the setting, menu toggle combo or something like that is called.)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jerm8832 on June 26, 2016, 03:55:06 am
I have one minor issue.  I keep on getting a message that pops up on the screen saying "Unfortunately, System Update Has Stopped."  It comes quite frequently.  Have I done something wrong when I flashed this rom?  Any help would be appreciated. 
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: suikoden82 on June 26, 2016, 07:27:26 am
I have one minor issue.  I keep on getting a message that pops up on the screen saying "Unfortunately, System Update Has Stopped."  It comes quite frequently.  Have I done something wrong when I flashed this rom?  Any help would be appreciated. 
Simply open System Update app, go to setting and uncheck update options :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dubsmachine on June 26, 2016, 09:40:15 pm
Hi,

I am running 1.8 null and recently have some issues in the last couple of days
freezing and needing a power off long hold to reboot
freezing during sleep mode - i.e. opened device at 9pm and it appeared to have frozen at 2am.
gets stuck in a boot cycle loop if i have the SD card in.

Only new app installed recently was an update to happy chick - do you think this could be the issue or something else I should check?
I just checked the SD card in Windows with a program and it says it is ok and has 7.5gb free.

Cheers
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 26, 2016, 09:51:20 pm
I don't use happychick so i don't know. My device sleeps like a baby. Maybe your device does not handle well 1,8 ghz or something you have installed is avoiding the device to go to sleep. or a corrupted file, it can be many things.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dubsmachine on June 26, 2016, 10:11:23 pm
I am wondering if it is the new version of happy chick...it was downloading during sleep mode and during the crashes.
Will try going back to previous version.

I don't use it much but there are a couple of things I'd like from there.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Stachura5 on June 26, 2016, 11:55:20 pm
Hey guys I have a question. Is there a way to somehow create a profile in which the console underclocks the CPU by itself when it's going to sleep? I would need this one :D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sirp0p0 on June 27, 2016, 01:28:59 am
Hey guys I have a question. Is there a way to somehow create a profile in which the console underclocks the CPU by itself when it's going to sleep? I would need this one :D

You should be able to do that in SetCPU or some other cpu app. Although the XD probably goes to minimum anyway. You should look into wakelocks you might have something keeping it from sleeping properly.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 27, 2016, 09:29:39 am
With governor interactive is should sleep by default. No need to add a profile.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: nex86 on July 01, 2016, 08:06:20 pm
isn't the RK-3288 in the XD already 1.8Ghz by default or did they underclock it?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 01, 2016, 10:01:55 pm
isn't the RK-3288 in the XD already 1.8Ghz by default or did they underclock it?

Stock roms are underclocked to 1,4, even though it shows all frequencies, they are locked in stock firmware. Most rk3288 devices run indeed at 1,6 because there is a safety freq check that must be disabled in kernel. Tricky movement by rockchip because announce it at 1,8 but they limit it to 1,6 ghz. Gpd went it even further with the underclock.
More info in this commits.
https://github.com/skelton/RK3288-tablet/commit/1e9efe9d8d8c81495726c9df715336efeb220e6a
And
https://github.com/skelton/RK3288-tablet/commit/099ec5eb34a4c497101ff548ceeeec396f1937c8
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: nex86 on July 02, 2016, 12:12:59 am
alright, good to know.
I'm not really worried about the battery life, if I want to use a powersaving mode I can easily limit using setcpu right?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Dr Evil on July 02, 2016, 02:50:47 am
OK, as someone who managed to brick their PSP, I am really great at messing up my systems. I have ordered my GPD XD and waiting on it, looking to root it. But I am worried about bricking it, is the machine worth rooting? Also, I downloaded "Legacy_XD_18_NULLJOYSTICK.rar" is that all I need or do I need more?

I am such a noob at this and excel at deleting custom firmware from PSPs, getting it back on (not knowing how), deleting it again, then updating, not being able to work out how to downgrade the firmware, then busting the charger for it to die forever anyway lol!

Just so you know the type of idiot who is posting.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: soulctcher on July 02, 2016, 04:12:20 am
Just got my red GPD XD 64GB on Wednesday afternoon.  I messed with it for a couple of days and decided that Reicast was both a little wonky and a bit too slow when it even worked, so I decided to go with the 1.6 GHz rom.  (I don't really want to stress it out at 1.8 GHz.)

So far, so good.  Looks like a majority of the bloatware is gone.  I pulled a bunch of stuff from my retroarch folders onto my SD card before the reimage, so I don't have to re-download that.  (In fact, that stuff is copying back over using SolidExplorer right now as I type.)  I spent the better part of the last 2 days getting Retroarch working right and having the roms scanned in with all the artwork for all the systems that it runs fine with.

I also just finished the Pleasuredome set of PS1 games, so I put some of my favorites on the card (64GB) for some ePSXe love!

Thanks for the nice work on the rom that allows these things to work nice.  I've still got some tweaking to do, but it's coming along nicely thanks to this rom.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 02, 2016, 09:24:17 am
alright, good to know.
I'm not really worried about the battery life, if I want to use a powersaving mode I can easily limit using setcpu right?

Yes, you can control governors and speed with a cpu app, the same as stock roms.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Dr Evil on July 04, 2016, 11:41:29 am
So, can anyone help me? To root what do I need exactly and am I over complicating things?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 04, 2016, 11:48:28 am
This firmware is already rooted.

To root a stock firmware: just dnwlonad this:
http://www.filedropper.com/xdsupersu

copy the update.zip file to your microSd and will ask you to update.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Dr Evil on July 04, 2016, 12:37:46 pm
This firmware is already rooted.

To root a stock firmware: just dnwlonad this:
http://www.filedropper.com/xdsupersu

copy the update.zip file to your microSd and will ask you to update.

Thank you, waiting on mine to arrive (just ordered) so prepping for it!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Infamous6327 on July 04, 2016, 02:36:45 pm
Well I just recently got the GPD Q9 and I'm wondering if this would work on a Q9? What exact links would I need to get this working
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 04, 2016, 02:40:17 pm
q9 has its own rom:

http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/(rom)-legacyrom-2-0-for-q9-and-q9psv/

Just use the one according your model.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: care16la20 on July 05, 2016, 09:12:11 pm


Hi really liked the custom rom, thanks !!!

Just 2 things:

- Is there somehow to remove all bluetooth process from startup processes ? The default rom dont have bluetooth on the system menu
- Is there somehow to lock rotation of the screen ?

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 05, 2016, 09:18:17 pm
You can use an App like disable service to stop all services you want. Bt services don't consume ram because they are not usually running or scanning bt.

There are apps i think to forc? landscape.or maybe under accesibilty options you can uncheck autorotate. But in this sense my rom is similar to stock or pretty much like all android services that autorotate by default.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Null on July 06, 2016, 06:59:33 am
Get my device on Thursday. Keep stock or hop on this right away? Hmm that is the question?

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: emilianoi on July 06, 2016, 07:41:18 am
skelton roms are the way to go, been using it for a coupe of months and is simply perfect, no bugs, no restarts, compatible with everything i have put on it and the best part is taht wit a program like setcpu or krenel auditor i can use it all day at 1400 mhz and for demanding games or emulatros like reicast or ppspsp i can use it on 1600 mhz or 1800 mhz and taht makes a big difference, so thank you for all your hard work seklton and hope to see an update someday, on xd or q9,, they are both awesome
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: care16la20 on July 06, 2016, 02:06:24 pm
You can use an App like disable service to stop all services you want. Bt services don't consume ram because they are not usually running or scanning bt.

There are apps i think to forc? landscape.or maybe under accesibilty options you can uncheck autorotate. But in this sense my rom is similar to stock or pretty much like all android services that autorotate by default.

Hi thanks for the explanation

Asked about bluetooth disable because on every boot, there is about 7 processes running related to it even if it is no on... It dont use too much ram btw

Already figured out how to lock screen rotation

Just one more thing: Is there somehow to instant kill processes when exiting emulators for example without the need to keep coming back all time to the task screen and clear all ?


Best regards
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 06, 2016, 02:36:28 pm
Emulators should be killed when you exit. The fact they are shown in recebt apps does not mean they are running.android auto kill processes when needed. There are apps to kill processes like some task managers but in my opinion they are not needed at all.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sirp0p0 on July 06, 2016, 02:54:01 pm
Is there a way to swap the action of the recent apps button beside the power button? I'd like to swap the single press/long press action.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 06, 2016, 03:35:19 pm
Is there a way to swap the action of the recent apps button beside the power button? I'd like to swap the single press/long press action.

If you single press is recent apps, if you long press acts as MENU. Is that what you mean?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sirp0p0 on July 06, 2016, 03:54:20 pm
Yeah, I'd like to swap those actions.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 06, 2016, 03:58:32 pm
Yeah, I'd like to swap those actions.

I think you can edit rk29keypad.kl to change RECENT_APP for menu, but perhaps you will lose Recent_aPP. In stock rom is the same way. I think there are some XPosed framework modules thay let you edit those actions. Not sure why, becuase it's being a while I use Xposed, probably someone using Xposed can explain it better which one to use.

I personally prefer to keep it like it is in the rom.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sirp0p0 on July 06, 2016, 04:10:30 pm
I'll try Xposed before I go around changing any thing else. Thanks.

Oh, and is there a TWRP for the XD? What's the best way to make a nandroid backup? ADB?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 06, 2016, 04:53:15 pm
There is. In fact someone posted one compatible with the Xd in some post. Maybe this:

http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/twrp-for-gpd-xd-install/

there is also a generic CWM. take a look at this, I think CWM works (I never tried myself)

http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/rk3288-entwicklung-und-customroms-development-and-croms/rk3288-rom-twrpcwm-flash-tool-custom-root-firmware-20150117/

I personally never used them, but I think someone in this thread posted the exact one they were using (made by Oma)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sirp0p0 on July 06, 2016, 05:20:02 pm
Alright thanks again.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: care16la20 on July 06, 2016, 09:11:07 pm
Emulators should be killed when you exit. The fact they are shown in recebt apps does not mean they are running.android auto kill processes when needed. There are apps to kill processes like some task managers but in my opinion they are not needed at all.


Nope, they still appear on task not running a rom, but with it's window still using system resources

Would prefer something like if I hit Home button, it goes back to the launcher without anything related to it still open on task manager....
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 06, 2016, 09:47:40 pm
Emulators should be killed when you exit. The fact they are shown in recebt apps does not mean they are running.android auto kill processes when needed. There are apps to kill processes like some task managers but in my opinion they are not needed at all.


Nope, they still appear on task not running a rom, but with it's window still using system resources

Would prefer something like if I hit Home button, it goes back to the launcher without anything related to it still open on task manager....

The number of rssources recenrt app wimdows is minimum.  Running a simple Gmail consume more rssources. As i say, android terminate processes when needed, no need for task manager. It's the way android works from ics.

http://www.howtogeek.com/166140/you-dont-need-to-install-a-task-manager-how-to-manage-running-apps-on-android
You can just change it anyway under developer options, or install an App that kill services, a task manager. There should be some in the store, but android works that way.
And stock rom is similar too. Even "glorious'" cyanogenmods and similar work the ssme way as this firmware.
I personally never had issues with ram consumption or something like that. Everything runs battery smooth.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: care16la20 on July 07, 2016, 02:30:07 pm
Emulators should be killed when you exit. The fact they are shown in recebt apps does not mean they are running.android auto kill processes when needed. There are apps to kill processes like some task managers but in my opinion they are not needed at all.


Nope, they still appear on task not running a rom, but with it's window still using system resources

Would prefer something like if I hit Home button, it goes back to the launcher without anything related to it still open on task manager....

The number of rssources recenrt app wimdows is minimum.  Running a simple Gmail consume more rssources. As i say, android terminate processes when needed, no need for task manager. It's the way android works from ics.

http://www.howtogeek.com/166140/you-dont-need-to-install-a-task-manager-how-to-manage-running-apps-on-android
You can just change it anyway under developer options, or install an App that kill services, a task manager. There should be some in the store, but android works that way.
And stock rom is similar too. Even "glorious'" cyanogenmods and similar work the ssme way as this firmware.
I personally never had issues with ram consumption or something like that. Everything runs battery smooth.



Hummmm, now you have a point sir heheh

I was thinking like what happens in an Iphone / Ipad because if are too much app open on the background, you get slowdowns so its necessary to kill and not only press menu button..... Didnt know Android was different on that


Last question =P : Is there somehow to when plug HDMI make the GPD XD screen go black instead of mirror it and come back after plugging HDMI out ?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 07, 2016, 02:34:20 pm
It's not posible. I has a mipi screen that than cannot be offnduringnhdmi.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Null on July 07, 2016, 11:00:15 pm
EDIT--- Owned device few hours and figured what the hell ill just go for it... :) so far working fantastic on your newest rom.

Thanks a ton for all your hard work!

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: care16la20 on July 08, 2016, 03:01:31 am
It's not posible. I has a mipi screen that than cannot be offnduringnhdmi.

Actually, found a simple solution... Close the lid heheh It seems the screen goes black when doin this so thats how I wanted to be...

Best regards
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Null on July 10, 2016, 05:11:26 am
Experiencing a error message about updates stopped working every 30 min. Can't remember exact error but keeps popping up any ideas?

Will post actual error when it does it again. Keep forgetting to look i just keep closing it

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 10, 2016, 09:39:21 am
Probably the update app. Open the software update app and uncheck all options.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Null on July 12, 2016, 06:32:59 am
Hasn't happend after clearing the data and doing the above thx!

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dreamesper on July 17, 2016, 01:07:57 am
Updating to Skelton's Legacy ROM now... woohoo!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dreamesper on July 17, 2016, 02:17:42 am
hey all. i successfully updated to skelton's legacy ROM 1.6ghz... question though... where can I adjust the CPU governor settings??

thanks!

 ;D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 17, 2016, 09:35:38 am
With any cpu app from playstore.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dreamesper on July 18, 2016, 11:41:08 am
perfect, thanks Skelton!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: johnreno on July 25, 2016, 03:34:45 am
Sorry if I missed it reading through this thread, but if I install this ROM over the top of the official 3.4.2 firmware, will I lose my data and have to start again? If so, is there any easy way to put everything back as is?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dubsmachine on July 25, 2016, 07:36:34 am
I installed once using the memory card option and my data remained.
I then upgraded to 1.8ghz version using PC method and this wipes everything.

Of course anything on external sd card is safe although you will have to reinstall any apps you had there.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dreamesper on July 25, 2016, 07:50:22 am
I recall placing Legacy ROM over GPD's stock firmware as you're mentioning. I think after I did the install, everything that comes inclusive of the ROM overwrites what is setup from GPD's firmware.

Basically, you would have to setup everything all over again from scratch, yes. However, my advice is to back everything up on a MicroSD prior to installing Skelton's ROM... games/save files, etc.

Also, I recall that overwriting from one firmware to another has glitches. So what I did was re-install Legacy ROM a 2nd time from scratch AFTER wiping the slate clean so to speak with RKBatch Tool. The process takes no longer than 2-3min to perform.

After I did a fresh install of Legacy ROM, everything ran perfectly. Since I installed Legacy ROM a 2nd time, I have yet to encounter the same glitches as I did the 1st time around. No issues here with Skelton's masterpiece lol.

I wanted Legacy ROM simply due to being able to overclock the device. Increased overclocking helps with emulators that tend to run games at slow framerates such as Dreamcast, etc. I've noticed a big improvement with REICAST running certain games such as MARVEL vs. CAPCOM 2 & CAPCOM vs. SNK 2.

With that said... I would first try the 1.6ghz version of the Legacy ROM. If you are NOT satisfied with its speed, then go for the 1.8ghz version. Bare in mind that more overclocking will result in a quicker drain of battery life. So, say you currently get around 9-10 hrs on stock firmware, 1.6 or 1.8ghz will probably only give a battery life of say 8-9 hrs, etc.

Hope this helps!

 :o
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: johnreno on July 25, 2016, 09:58:41 am
Haha, well, I'm not too confident to do that! Is 3.4.2 that much worse than the custom ROM, or can I just root and remove things myself more easily? This is what happens when you've spent all your time on iOS. :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 25, 2016, 10:43:00 am
Well, you can just root it and remove bloatware. playstore games compatibilty is poorer in stock firmware, and you won't be able to get them directly from playstore.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: danomat1073 on July 25, 2016, 10:47:15 am
Haha, well, I'm not too confident to do that! Is 3.4.2 that much worse than the custom ROM, or can I just root and remove things myself more easily? This is what happens when you've spent all your time on iOS. :)
Yes, you can just root and remove things. The main differences that I can tell is that the custom rom has all the bloatware removed for you, taking out the guess work of what to remove and what to keep. Also, the custom rom has the added benefit of coming pre-rooted, and pre-overclocked.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sleyk on August 02, 2016, 04:18:03 am
Just registered today. I have just finished reading through this entire thread.

I have been wanting a portable console to play retro games now for a while, and I even considered grabbing a used psp model 2000 and installing some good old homebrew, but these devices are what I was looking for!

Skeleton, my man! As I said in your GPD Q9 thread, You are absolutely awesome. Get better soon, and thank you, Thank you so much for your hard work.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sleyk on August 02, 2016, 02:17:46 pm
I know i havent even toched a XD yet, but.....

FANTASY FEATURE REQUEST!!!!!

XD-2:

1. Take away the small nintendo like d-pad and use the d-pad on the q9, just like the q9 snagged the joysticks off of the xd. The retro fighter games and gamers will love you! (I will too!)

2.  Slightly bigger screen on the XD. Maybe 5.5 or 6 inch screen? Then, 1080p up that bad boy for glorious gaming!

3. Of course, faster processor if possible. Let's emulate ps2 and perhaps gamecube (maybe????) on this thing! (Remember, just fantasizing!)

4. Wireless AC antennas. Or to maybe keep costs down, we can keep wireless N, but please make it dual band. (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)


Q9-2/Q-10

1. 1080p pixels. Keep the large screen. Love the large screen. Just increase pixel amount to 1080p as well. Can you imagine the amazing gaming you can do on a 1080p 7 inch screen?

2. Same as #3 of the xd-2. Faster processor, (pretty sure it would have one of course) Maybe allow some sort of windows environment dual boot mechanism with a switch/rocker button? Would be awesome to play low level pc games and maybe lesser demanding titles on it. I know GPD win is coming with windows 10 mobile version, but q9 model could use this too, since screen is larger and would look awesome.
Also, no need for a built in keyboard on the Q9, as the screen is large enough to just include an on screen keyboard just like all phones.

3. Same as xd-2 #4.


Just to name a few.... but so far, these devices are awesome. Anybody can feel free to repeat or add to this anytime! Yay! I posted in Q9 thread too.

Keep it up Game Pad Digital....

Oh, one last thing, next time you relaunch, please, please work out some US/EU/AU resellers. We need to have these things faster if possible. I personally dont mind waiting to get something from China, but i think logistically, it can cut down on damaged devices, customs delays and provide quicker services. I am not an expert in economics, but even i know that the demand for third party LOCAL sellers is high...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jazneo on August 03, 2016, 05:24:13 am
i try to do the 3 option on stock OS it wont even update with the legacyrom  NVM figure it out

Make sure it on Fat32 mirco SD if anyone have problem
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ghorn88 on August 03, 2016, 10:09:47 pm
So I downloaded the Legacy.rar file and renamed it update.img. I made sure my card is Fat32 formatted and installed the softwareupdate.apk. I've put the files on both the external and internal memory...what am I missing? It isn't working for me.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 03, 2016, 10:47:06 pm
You extracted the rar file, right? You need to extract it. Also if you come from stock rom you don't need to install the software update apk
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ghorn88 on August 03, 2016, 11:49:42 pm
You extracted the rar file, right?

 :odamnit
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jazneo on August 04, 2016, 06:24:28 am
just get update.img in rar file and make sure your mirco Sd is format in Fat32
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tekkendp on August 12, 2016, 02:00:59 pm
Skelton - Thank for this great rom. This has really improved my GPD XD experience.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: irwannasit on August 14, 2016, 07:14:27 am
Hi all. Firstly, great job for this legacy rom Skelton! Nice!

Had installed this rom and running great. Only concern is that the battery is only charged to 58%. I believed that the battery is fully charged but only shows up to 58%.

Any way I can set it to 100% and it should be 6000mah right? Was it set to nexus 5 battery? If so, I've checked the build.prop but no batt edit.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 14, 2016, 09:23:46 am
Probably a hardware issue. Battery is the same than stock roms. Try reflashing with batxhtool after full charge. Nexus sppofl g has nothing to do with battery. Battery charge to 100 percent with my rom.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: irwannasit on August 14, 2016, 10:37:05 am
Hi Skelton. Thanks for the reply. Ok. Will try the method. Will update here later. Thanks.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Elduderino on August 15, 2016, 10:18:19 pm
Hey all,

Wondering if an expert can help me out!  I just got a shiny new GPD XD 32gb blue from Dinodirect.  Immediately installed Legacy Rom null joystick, though not with the latest mali drivers because Skelton said the latest drivers are actually slower.  Super exciting!!

PPSSPP, though just *won't run* games though.  Starts up fine and allows me to select a game (Disgaea which *should run* according to compatibility lists etc.).  Game splash screen pops up and then the app immediately closes and a popup comes up saying "Unfortunately, PPSSPP has stopped".  This is on a fresh install of Legacy Rom and PPSSPP (free edition, not gold).  Tried Lumines and had the same result.....

I did a bunch of searches of this forum as well as google, but people actually don't seem to be having a problem running PPSSPP so I'm not sure if I've just done something stupid...

Any advice?

Thanks much!!

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 15, 2016, 10:27:52 pm
Have you tried uninstalling ppsspp and running again? Certainly ppsspp works great with my firmware and works fine in stock roms too. Or maybe is your isos? But should work out of the box without issues.

Try a different nightly just in case.
http://buildbot.orphis.net/ppsspp/index.php?m=fulllist
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Elduderino on August 15, 2016, 10:30:43 pm
Hey there, Skelton - thanks for replying!  (And thanks for the hard work into the legacy rom).  Yeah - totally uninstalled it and re-installed it.  Went into internal SD card and deleted the PSP folder and cleared cache etc.  Nothing seems to work.

Grabbed PPSSPP from their website http://www.ppsspp.org/index.html and used esfile explorer to install....

:(
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 15, 2016, 10:32:42 pm
That's very strange. Try a different iso or maybe something is corrupted in your microsd (in case that younhave your roms there).

If still doesn't work, try a clean install with batchtool, but ppsspp is not an emulator that should have issues. (In all firmware should run ok, stock or legacyrom)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Elduderino on August 15, 2016, 10:50:51 pm
Thanks for the advice! I'll probably try a 3rd rom when I get home.  If that doesn't work, I'll do another install using batch tool given all of my stuff is on the external SD anyway :)

Thanks.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 15, 2016, 11:07:32 pm
Check also that tour microsd is not corrupted or something.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Chris23235 on August 16, 2016, 09:29:57 am
Thanks for the advice! I'll probably try a 3rd rom when I get home.  If that doesn't work, I'll do another install using batch tool given all of my stuff is on the external SD anyway :)

Thanks.

Which games did you try? The compability of PPSSPP is not 100%, even if it is increasing (in the latest nightly build Afterburner now goes ingame, but has sound issues, it simply crashed the app before).
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Elduderino on August 17, 2016, 12:55:42 am
Seems Little Big Planet works - guess it was a bad rom.  Wondering: anyone get god of war running smoothly?  If so, what settings did you do?

THANKS for the help and suggestions!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sirp0p0 on August 22, 2016, 10:13:11 pm
Your ISO's aren't zipped are they? They need to be in *.iso or *.CSO format to work. Might be others but those work for sure.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DCXPIG on August 23, 2016, 05:41:32 pm
 I just perused the thread and I'm confused...  Still.. Well, as always.  If I install Legacy Rom via the sd card (fat32 formatted) will I loose my current environment like Happy Chick, KObox and all the settings?  I have 3.4.2 right now, what I'm after is better performance..

 Should I be upgrading to a vendor firmware then the Legacy rom?  Thanks ahead of time.
  >:(
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 23, 2016, 06:22:13 pm
If you update v?a microsd your current software should remain. Though i personally suggest flashing using the ?c, though you lose your data
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DCXPIG on August 23, 2016, 06:41:58 pm
 Thank you Skelton, appreciate your reply and work!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sleyk on August 28, 2016, 04:50:50 am
Hey Skelton, Any chance you might update the Legacy Rom 1.0 to 2.0 for the XD like the Q9 Legacy Rom 2.0? Or was it just sort of a naming thing, which is cool anyway. Thanks for all the work you do, and regardless if no further updates, the roms work excellent. I flashed the 1.8Ghz versions for both the XD and the Q9 PSV and they are both running rock solid with no problems.

The Q9 near the right side of the back of the device gets a little warm when I'm running some reicast or ppsspp games, but never hot enough to feel like the device is getting too warm or anything like that. I know that this is due to the 1.8Ghz overclock. I like it that way though, cuz the speed boost is great. All games run well, with an exception of some of my dreamcast games, but I think I need to customize some settings under reicast. Other than that, works well. Thanks again for all your hard work, and sticking around the forums to answer alot of everyone's questions! You Rock!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 28, 2016, 09:05:13 am
There are no changes in the rockchip sdk for KitKat. And marshmallow is not usable yet in rk3288 for ganing. So i don't think an update is needed. Also, at the moment i don't think i have tlme for updates even if i wanted. The xd and the q9 roms have the same features. Q9 rom was more obsolete, that's why i made 2.0 versi?n for q9, to standarize it with xd rom.
Anyhow, i currently have a disease that keeps.me out quite for some time, unfortunately. So don't expect updates. Even i don't think gpd update it unless rockchip improves hugely their sdk for marshmallow.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Oshin on August 28, 2016, 02:50:17 pm
Anybody put the legacy rom on firmware 3.10.0 (must be cutting edge, build date was friday 8 jul 2016. I wanna put on a clean rom as I dont feel comfortable using by google play account on a default build.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 28, 2016, 03:17:22 pm
All firmware come with kernel 3.10.,  which is you mean. Anyhow, you can install it from any firmware and viceversa.
I suggest rkbatchtool method from pc for a cleaner install (havenin mind this method format your device).
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 28, 2016, 03:28:25 pm
Updated first post for those having issues using batchtool and RK drivers with wn 8 and 10.
http://chinagadgetsreviews.blogspot.com.es/2014/06/how-to-easily-install-rockchip-rockusb.html
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Oshin on August 28, 2016, 09:21:01 pm
All firmware come with kernel 3.10.,  which is you mean. Anyhow, you can install it from any firmware and viceversa.
I suggest rkbatchtool method from pc for a cleaner install (havenin mind this method format your device).

Ah my mistake, many thanks. On the Windows 10 front, would I be better off using a windows 7 or 8 machine to do the job ? The issue with drivers is a bit worrying, its good there is a fix, Im just worried how tested it is.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 28, 2016, 09:24:30 pm
In a spanish forum someone tested it and was fine with win 10, but i use windows 7, so it's untested by me. No idea if with virtual machine rkbatchtool wil run ok. I only use virtual machines for Linux.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dubsmachine on August 28, 2016, 09:26:52 pm
I used W10 with no issues on the drivers side. I used a new HP laptop in May  with W10 pre installed so may be different depending on your laptop and if you upgraded.

That said I used rkbatchtool on my previous HP upgraded from W8 to W10 with no issues on JXD.

Worth a try before finding an older machine.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sleyk on August 30, 2016, 07:58:54 pm
There are no changes in the rockchip sdk for KitKat. And marshmallow is not usable yet in rk3288 for ganing. So i don't think an update is needed. Also, at the moment i don't think i have tlme for updates even if i wanted. The xd and the q9 roms have the same features. Q9 rom was more obsolete, that's why i made 2.0 versi?n for q9, to standarize it with xd rom.
Anyhow, i currently have a disease that keeps.me out quite for some time, unfortunately. So don't expect updates. Even i don't think gpd update it unless rockchip improves hugely their sdk for marshmallow.


Thanks for letting us know my friend! AS always, you rock! Thanks for all you have done, and feel better soon!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Oshin on August 31, 2016, 08:50:01 am
So I seem to have rotten luck when it comes to flashing android, it never quite works right for, I think I am just inept. I tried the updated version for Windows 10 that replaces usbhosu.sys and usbport.sys. Unfortunately that resulted in a bsod after reset, maybe it was just or a mistake I made. Once I renamed the files in recovery the system booted again. Ill get out an old windows 7 machine later

What is the full procedure for using rkbatchtool ? What i am assuming is
I install the provided drivers in the rar, reboot.
Put the GPD xd into recovery by pressing power and vol +. I dont go into any of the menu items.
Plug in the gpds usb
At this point should the batch utility start working or should I go into the device manager and updating the driver for unknown usb device ?

Sorry for the questions, I think my main issue is the device isnt being picked up by rkbatchtool, probaby due to the driver.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 31, 2016, 09:37:41 am
If batchtool doesn't see your unit, it's a driver issue most probably. Try with the gpd off, just press vol + and connect to usb to see if it's detected. No need to press power.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Oshin on August 31, 2016, 07:23:23 pm
If batchtool doesn't see your unit, it's a driver issue most probably. Try with the gpd off, just press vol + and connect to usb to see if it's detected. No need to press power.

Many thanks, it was the fact I was putting into recovery was the problem, once again I didn't read the instructions correctly. I sent some beer money through paypal as a thanks your hard work on the rom and support :D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 31, 2016, 07:31:05 pm
You are welcome. Glad to help.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Elduderino on September 04, 2016, 02:44:22 am
Hello - I also have the "Unfortunately, System Update has stopped" popping up all of the time with Legacy Rom.  I tried to reset to factory settings and re-installed everything and it's still popping up.  I also read in this thread to open the "Update Tablet" app, but I don't have such an app - I have a System Update app, but when I open it, it doesn't seem to have an options tab - am I missing something?

Thanks much in advance!!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Elduderino on September 04, 2016, 02:47:36 am
I take some of that back - found settings option in "System Update" app and unchecked everything - was that the right thing to do?

Thanks.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 04, 2016, 09:34:16 am
Yes. Uncheck options in system update app and everything should be ok.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Elduderino on September 05, 2016, 06:34:48 pm
That did the trick. Skelton, dude. You're the man. Thank you.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: konpia on September 07, 2016, 02:57:18 am
My re-seller just reverted to my queries, my GPD XD unit will be arriving soon, ETA 1 & half weeks. The unit will not come with google play store pre-installed. I am guessing this is a Chinese ROM version. Can I follow the same procedures in post 1 to flash the LegacyROM or there are any additional steps to follow?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 07, 2016, 08:35:29 am
You can install itnfrom stock firmware without problems.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: konpia on September 07, 2016, 09:43:27 am
Thank you, Skelton. So, I need to download and run the win10 driver 1st before installing the RKbatchtool. Open the batchtool and select the update image file. While holding down the volume up button, connect via micro USB cable to my PC and release the volume up button, select restore and wait for the process to finish. Let me know if I missed out anything, thanks.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 07, 2016, 10:02:05 am
Yep. That's the procedure. Though win10 have some issues when flashing for some people. I don't use win10 So cannot guaranteed how it goes. You can also put update.img into the root of microsd and click yes when it asks to update. (Though i suggest batxhtool method for a cleaner flashing.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: RoyalT17 on September 08, 2016, 09:35:00 pm
Been searching the Forum. I am about to get my XD today. Can I use method 2 from Stock? Seems easier.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 08, 2016, 09:38:46 pm
You can, though some bloatware will remain and some apps from Gpd firmware (though you can uninstall them later).. Method 1 is cleaner.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on September 14, 2016, 04:40:22 am
Bought GPD XD 64GB version. I want to know if this version is compatible.
If what better version?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 14, 2016, 09:28:44 am
It is. All gpd xd the same firmware, no matter the internal memory.
I recommend the normal null joystick versi?n, at the speed you prefer.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: siegel17701 on September 14, 2016, 01:48:05 pm
I'm using Null 1.8 with zero issues.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T337A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: konpia on September 20, 2016, 04:38:41 am
Why the need for 3 different speeds LegacyROM?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: shenmoo on September 20, 2016, 08:47:54 am
i think i bricked my GPD Q9PSV. i tried installing the legacyRom 1,6ghz and now my gpd boots up with a white screen with the gpd logo feintly in the background, sometimes it flickers with white line....any help on resolving this issue? thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 20, 2016, 09:24:40 am
This is the thread of the xd. Make sure you don't install xd rom in your q9psv.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 20, 2016, 09:25:50 am
Why the need for 3 different speeds LegacyROM?

So the user can select the Max speed they want. Not all people know or want to use cpu apps.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: shenmoo on September 20, 2016, 09:48:25 am
anyway to undo that? or am i stuck with a bricked q9psv?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ldaneels on September 20, 2016, 09:57:48 am
Well, I went ahead & reflashed my GPD XD (and lost everything on my internal memory, but that's beside the point - I was expecting that) with the 1.8 legacyRom Nulljoy & now the GPD does not seem to recognize the physical controls as an X360 pad. I verified in the Gamepad app & even though the option is checked, no game recognizes the pad, including Reicast - the whole reason I reinstalled everything :)
I am sure this is due to something very simple, but for the life of me I can't figure it out.
Thanks for any help,

Loic
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 20, 2016, 09:59:38 am
That's not normal. Gamepad options are the same as stock roms. If you select Xbox with the gamepad app it should work. Ps3 mode is more compatible with emus anyway. But Xbox mode works with my rom without issues.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 20, 2016, 10:28:27 am
anyway to undo that? or am i stuck with a bricked q9psv?

Install q9PSv rom:
http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/(rom)-legacyrom-2-0-for-q9-and-q9psv/
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: shenmoo on September 20, 2016, 10:34:46 am
anyway to undo that? or am i stuck with a bricked q9psv?

Install q9PSv rom:
http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/(rom)-legacyrom-2-0-for-q9-and-q9psv/

thanks, just tried it 20 mins ago...yay finally working :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Omedru on September 25, 2016, 11:45:11 am
Hi Skelton. First and foremost: thanks for your hard work! I installed your LegacyROM within the first day after getting receiving my GPD XD. Really love the way it cleans everything up.

I have one question: I'm trying to run Tales of Eternia as good as possible using PPSSPP but it stutters during loading battles and things like that. I read it MIGHT help a bit to use the 1.8 ghz version to increase PSP performance.
Atm, I'm using the 1.4 ghz version of your LegacyROM. Can I just install the 1.8ghz version using 'method 2' now, so I won't lose my installed apps, or isn't that recommended?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 25, 2016, 12:07:38 pm
Yes you can, (use update tablet app and select offline upgrade) but if you have updated supersu, probably you will need to uninstall supersu to the versi?n that comes with the rom.and update binaries. Installing v?a pc is the most recmended for a cleaner flashing. I never tried that psp.game, but try activatong multithread on in ppsspp, disable block transfers and put cpu to perfomance with a cpu app. That generally helps with some psp games. You Mau also try some of the speed hacks (low qualitu B?zier, speedhacks corrdination texture, etc...). Some psp games just run better messing with v?deo option rather than using overxloxk, because overclock doesn't make.miracles. ppsspp is not fullspeed in all games even in a tegra k1, and the rk3288 is slower.

By the way, is tales of eternia from psp very different from psx versi?n? Because maybe emulating the pax versi?n is better. (I only played psx versi?n because it has a translation patch to my language, whereas the psp versi?n is not in spanish, So i never tried the psp versi?n)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Omedru on September 28, 2016, 12:31:20 pm
Thanks for all the information! I tried tweaking around with the settings, some things improved but the results weren't stable enough. Some areas are 60fps, battles are always 60fps/100%, but loading screens and other areas stutter like crazy.. not really immersive :(
I decided to just use my PC + Steam Link so I can play PPSSPP/ToE on my TV with max settings. My PC should be able to omfgpwn this game.

ToE on PSP has widescreen support and I read the worldmap is in 60 fps instead of 30 fps. Not that many more differences.
Furthermore, somebody made an undub of the PSP version.. which I really like since the English voice acting of this specific game made my ears bleed like crazy. Unfortunately the PSX version doesn't have an undub, but it ran perfectly on my GPD XD.
I might someday look into undubbing the PSX version myself.. maybe.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: konpia on September 29, 2016, 02:48:26 am
I have tried PPSSPP emu on my more powerful smartphone and played around with the setting for Colin Mcrae Rally 2005 Plus and although it is playable but still not perfect. On the other hand, Metal Slug XX is fine on my GPD XD. Maybe the emu is still at work in progress stage for more graphic demanding games.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on September 29, 2016, 04:20:41 am
Good Morning.
I have two questions, the first is:
When I installed the Legacy 1.8 NULL version on my device in the settings it shows the option to enable Bluetooth ro, very strange XD has no function.
The second doubt is bothering me every 5 minutes I get an information on the screen saying "unfortunately system update has stopped."

What did is wrong with my device, it is 64 GB red version'm with him a week.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 29, 2016, 07:29:27 am
Just enter system update app (or update tablet, not sure the name in english of the app) and uncheck the options.., and the message should dissapear. The bt option is just to increase Google Play compatibilty, but device doesn't support BT yet.... My idea was to try to backport BlueZ stack to it, but that requieres time and I don't actually have it. At the moment I had to stop development for X_D and I don't know if I will be able to make updates.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 29, 2016, 11:21:46 am
I have tried PPSSPP emu on my more powerful smartphone and played around with the setting for Colin Mcrae Rally 2005 Plus and although it is playable but still not perfect. On the other hand, Metal Slug XX is fine on my GPD XD. Maybe the emu is still at work in progress stage for more graphic demanding games.

PPSSPP is not fullspeed even in my shield tablet which is more powerful . Many games run perfectm but some games are slow even in my shield tablet, so that's normal.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ReDoX on September 29, 2016, 02:23:39 pm
Hey Folks,

Im new to this forum and the gpd xd was the first device I ever rooted/flashed.
Skeleton i want to thank you for creating the LegacyROM, although you got your health issues, aswell as for your support on the forum.
Very good job now i really love this device ;)
Also thanks to all the other users on the forum for giving so much feedback/help.

But there is one thing i dont get. Is the LegacyROM using the latest firmware ?
I installed a Firmwareupdate found on the forums and it brought back those chinese Apps and other stuff and also took the root rights away so i went back to your LegacyROM.

Skeleton, I really hope you can defeat those health issues.

Greetz ReDoX
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 29, 2016, 03:29:34 pm
My rom is compiled almost from 0, is not based on any specific firmware, though it shares some stuff from 3.4.2 firmware (basically gpd mapper or gamepad app that are close source), 3.4.2 which is the last firmware with "good mali drivers" to enulate Saturn. From 3.4.3 gpd changed mali libraries that break Saturn emulation using uoyabause. About root, gpd removed root in 3.3.8 or So though can be added using an update zip. I just included it in my rom by default. My rom has both option for new and old mali drivers from 3.4.2, which is my personal suggestion. (Old drivers).

The latest gpd firmware only have as New the New.mail drivers that are worse and some updates in their preinstalled stuff, but that's it.
I don't think gpd make a huge update unless rockchip improves Android m sdk and they can change to that.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on September 29, 2016, 05:10:53 pm
I did not understand your post.
I have figured out how solve the error unfortunately update has stopped. Because you added a APK buggy update to your Rom?
And because there is the option to enable Bluetooth if the XD does not have bluetooth.?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 29, 2016, 05:53:35 pm
I did not understand your post.
I have figured out how solve the error unfortunately update has stopped. Because you added a APK buggy update to your Rom?
And because there is the option to enable Bluetooth if the XD does not have bluetooth.?

That app is included in stock roms, is a gpd app to update firmwares, not mine. Just open the app and uncheck or delete the options inside it and should solve the issue. The app is called system update or update tablet in english, not sure right now. In spanish is called "actualizar tableta"
Bluetooth option is included to improve compatibilty with more apps in google play store, but t the firmware doesn't Support bluetooth. It's just a way to trick google play store to show more apps. Am i clear or my english is not good enough?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on September 29, 2016, 10:40:28 pm
Okay, your English is good enough as well as all your work.
In the previous post was quite the answer I was waiting for my question.

I would like to know if I remove the Bluetooth option will have any problems with the device?
I removed the Bluetooth editing build.prop ro.rk.bt_enable = false
Removed the APK system update with Tinanium Backup.

I would remove the option of Airplane mode, Emergency Calls in sliding down menu.
And use of information in Data Usage settings.
To leave the device without traces of mobile phones.

I continue with Watsapp compatibility and instagram etc.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: particleman on September 30, 2016, 03:04:50 am
Just sent some beer money. Thanks for your hard work! And hopefully no more bad headaches
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on September 30, 2016, 05:45:12 am
Skelton please how to remove these two useless icons sliding menu.
This device is not a phone does not need to airplane mode or emergency call. I selling them in my country and this causes confusion clients think that it is a phone and make calls. But it does not.

I removed the Bluetooth menu and APK update with problem, have a bug I tried to go back to Rom Stock update.img he did not recognize, it useless.
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2wnctc9.jpg)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/2wcpe6h.jpg)
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2e34qaw.jpg)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 30, 2016, 09:43:24 am
Skelton please how to remove these two useless icons sliding menu.
This device is not a phone does not need to airplane mode or emergency call. I selling them in my country and this causes confusion clients think that it is a phone and make calls. But it does not.

I removed the Bluetooth menu and APK update with problem, have a bug I tried to go back to Rom Stock update.img he did not recognize, it useless.
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2wnctc9.jpg)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/2wcpe6h.jpg)
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2e34qaw.jpg)

You shouldn't have removed the update tablet apk. It's needed to install firmware. In the first post is the apk. You can install it manually and update using the offline option. Or reflashing stock rom using method 1 with batchtool. The two icons you want remove are in stock roms Too. Xd Support 3g usb dongle, that is why there are phone options. But it doesn't use battery unless you use a dongle.
To remove those options you have to make a entire New firmware. You can  also try using xposed module gravitybox that allow you to customize status bar. But i won't do new firmware removing that, i don't want to disable those options, the same as bt that is useful to have better Google play store compatibilty.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on September 30, 2016, 10:11:04 am
I removed the apk because it does not work. Update.img put at the root and not started.
I do not want to use 3G, have Chinese tablets that do not have any option 3g are clean roms. I do not believe that to remove these two icons useless have to do from scratch, build.prop file and all editable, systemUI, res.pak also, xml as well. I remember that I asked you to edit the splash screnn and you said the same thing redo it. I managed to change using a simple tool RKXXX you did not want to share Knowledge inventing barriers.
I'm not denigrating your work, I admire your roms. Just wanted to let them suitable to my taste.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 30, 2016, 10:16:46 am
I removed the apk because it does not work. Update.img put at the root and not started.
I do not want to use 3G, have Chinese tablets that do not have any option 3g are clean roms. I do not believe that to remove these two icons useless have to do from scratch, build.prop file and all editable, systemUI, res.pak also, xml as well. I remember that I asked you to edit the splash screnn and you said the same thing redo it. I managed to change using a simple tool RKXXX you did not want to share Knowledge inventing barriers.

What? The update apk works , I told you just needed to enter apk and uncheck the options, not to remove it. Maybe the 3g options are not useful for you, but i use 3g dongle, So for me are useful.
No idea what to talk about me not shaing knowledge? I don't understand why are you accusing me. My rom is open source and kernel is in my github. What else do you need? If you are not Happy with a features, you just can edit the way you want or make your own custom rom, but i don't understand your tone, when I am givibg Support in this f?rum from several years. I don't understand you and you are being quite unpolite.
You have two options, use stock rom if you are unhappy with mine or compile your own one.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on September 30, 2016, 10:22:41 am
For me the apk update does not work even with the clean rom, still have that error message ... in the end I removed it and I'm fine. Yes I know your rom and open but I still do not have the knowledge to big changes so I asked you kindly tell me what to change or switch to me.
No doubt that your work here and much admired by me.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 30, 2016, 10:26:21 am
For me the apk update does not work even with the clean rom, still have that error message ... in the end I removed it and I'm fine. Yes I know your rom and open but I still do not have the knowledge to big changes so I asked you kindly tell me what to change or switch to me.
No doubt that your work here and much admired by me.

The apk update works for.me. try disbling cach? and data of the app and enter the app and uncheck options and see if it works for you.  To edit status bar, you will need to de compile systemui.apk, framework.jar and Android.policy, it's not as easy. Or as I said, try xposed framework with some module like Gravitybox that allow to customize your framework in many aspects.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on September 30, 2016, 10:30:42 am
I had problems with the apk update, after turning off the options that cause the bug when I go back and open the application it closes and me into error he stopped unexpectedly.
If you removed the icons sliding menu I'd pay you some beers.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 30, 2016, 10:54:23 am
That's strange, it works fine for me. did you try deleting data and cache of the update tablet apk in settings? Did you install the rom using PC or via SD? Via PC is more recommended.
About the chamges you ask, Sorry, but if you have followed the thread, i have an illness right now, waiting for surgery, so I cannot make any development at the moment. If someone want to do it will have to do it by himself. Also, nobody else seem uncomfortable with my settings, so I cannot make different revisions of the rom according to any individual request.

You can try Gravity box to edit the quicksettings panel, take a look a this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/231078/use-android-6.0%E2%80%99s-hidden-system-ui-tuner-to-customize-your-quick-settings-and-status-bar/
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 30, 2016, 10:57:32 am
Just sent some beer money. Thanks for your hard work! And hopefully no more bad headaches
thanks very much, Unfortunately until doctors make me surgery, I am afraid I will be off for a while.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on September 30, 2016, 03:21:02 pm
I want to improve your health, and your complete recovery.
Could you send me the link to surce your rom. I am programming student and want to learn.
I would be very happy if you tell me for what I look for in your legacy code to I remove those items. make me happy.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 30, 2016, 04:03:08 pm
Kernel is here:

https://github.com/skelton/XD_444

But what you need is SDK from rockchip. You can use RK SDK from firefly and AOSP by google:

https://bitbucket.org/T-Firefly/firefly-rk3288 and http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506695

But you just need to modify systemUI, so probably is easier for you just decompile you systemui with APKTool:
https://ibotpeaches.github.io/Apktool/

Decompile the apk and looh for quicksettings option inside it. I don't remember the exact file but is easier to find.

Or just use xposed framework and Gravitybox module to edit your quicksettings panel. Easier than rebuilding a whole firmware.

http://www.howtogeek.com/231078/use-android-6.0%E2%80%99s-hidden-system-ui-tuner-to-customize-your-quick-settings-and-status-bar/

http://repo.xposed.info/module/de.robv.android.xposed.installer
http://repo.xposed.info/module/com.ceco.kitkat.gravitybox

With GravityBox you can edit what you want to appear in quicksetinngs, add battery percentage, etc...



Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sirp0p0 on September 30, 2016, 04:54:30 pm
I just used Gravitybox and can confirm it works to change the quicksettings tiles and other settings like that.

Don't install Gravitybox from the Xposed Installer, you'll get an error. Install the apk directly from the repo and then enable in xposed.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on September 30, 2016, 04:56:15 pm
Thank you, I do not want to use an app to edit then have to keep this app installed Xposed, or can I remove it after editing?
Yes I got to systemui and decompile, I think the trick is in the xml file layout.
I do not want to remove the function but only hide these icons that has no use for me and confuse some users because it is no phone and no bluetooht.
........
I tried the Exposed and GravityBox [KK] I managed to edit Quick Settings Dropdown. but after edit i removed the  app and restarted and the old icons back to the menu.
I do not want to stay with 2 app installed to remove icons that need to be edited in SystemUI xml.
Frustrated now. = (

.........
I opened the systemUi files and layout .xml files.
But no program recognizes the contents of the .xml file
everything is in a foreign language
慬 潹 瑵 睟 摩 桴 ഀ 氍 祡 畯 彴 敨 杩 瑨 Ȁ 椂 d ਊ 慢 正 牧 畯 摮 ጀ 氓 祡 畯 彴 慭 杲 湩 潂 瑴 浯 ฀ 漎 敶 卲 牣 汯 䵬 摯 and ᐔ 湡 浩 瑡 䱥 祡 畯 䍴 慨 杮 獥 ଀ 挋 汯 浵 䍮 畯 瑮 ਀ 瘊 獩 扩 汩 瑩 y ܇ 湡 牤 楯 d⨪.

Help me Skelton! :'(
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 30, 2016, 06:10:02 pm
There should be an xml file with option in english. Sorry, I cannot see it right now.

But to be honest I don't see the problem with this icons. Everyone who buy an Xd knows that BT or phone are not supported. You are the only that see it as an issue. I don't see the confusion.....

Just use Xposed and keep the app, if you remove obviously your changes will go away. Xposed is a very useful app to customize eveything, much easier than being decompiling apk or jar files.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sirp0p0 on September 30, 2016, 08:05:27 pm
I just rebooted and the settings have stayed. These apps are each under 1MB so it's not like they are using space or resources.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on October 04, 2016, 02:54:56 am
Skelton said that the icon of the SIM CARD is to represent the 3G dongle connected. But this is wrong if it's just this 3G device does not make calls.
For it is written "Emergency calls only" It does not make emergency calls.
I tried to edit the text string to "Connect 3G Dongle" edited in framework-res strings and SystemUI but when I put the edited file shows the evenly-matched image and does not restart.
I think it should be written something else.
"Connect 3G Dongle"
  It would be better
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 04, 2016, 09:24:24 am
3g dongle have a sim card. Android doesn't distinguidh between 3g dongle and normal phone sim card. You can disable the icon with gravitybox as we mentioned before.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on October 04, 2016, 10:19:37 am
3G uses SIM CARD because it says emergency call, I can make an emergency call with this device? No!
It is a mistake that can be corrected by editing the text string.
It makes no sense to install 2 programs to remove it is to replace six per half dozen. I did not have success editing the lines of text, but Skelton make it for me, I know you have talent and competence to do so. Edit the SystemUI and upload as a patch.
Another thing I wanted to add is Navigation Bar with home button and back and hidden function.
I can enable it changed a line in build.prop but she does not have the Hidden option. I use a pen to touch the screen and is expensive to use the physical button to go back or go home, but I can not hide it during a game.
Please Skelton do this, all Chinese devices have these function Hidden.
I'm sad I have a lot to learn.  :'(
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on October 04, 2016, 10:27:48 am
This guy smh 😂😂😂😂

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 04, 2016, 11:40:39 am
3G uses SIM CARD because it says emergency call, I can make an emergency call with this device? No!
It is a mistake that can be corrected by editing the text string.
It makes no sense to install 2 programs to remove it is to replace six per half dozen. I did not have success editing the lines of text, but Skelton make it for me, I know you have talent and competence to do so. Edit the SystemUI and upload as a patch.
Another thing I wanted to add is Navigation Bar with home button and back and hidden function.
I can enable it changed a line in build.prop but she does not have the Hidden option. I use a pen to touch the screen and is expensive to use the physical button to go back or go home, but I can not hide it during a game.
Please Skelton do this, all Chinese devices have these function Hidden.
I'm sad I have a lot to learn.  :'(

I already told you I don't have tlme and I don't update the rom right now. If you are not Happy use stock rom or make your custom one. I don't see the problems of using xposed. As you can understandi cannot make rom just for you. And I don't have the time. Or just ask gpd to make un update for you.
I do a rom and releases for all people. If people are Happy ok, if not, they can use stock, or ask gpd to make the firmware as they like.
Sorry, but i am not gpd technical service. I just make a rom for the community with my own taste. All people are Happy with it, and you only see issues, then you have the options I told you before. And that's my final Word about it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on October 05, 2016, 01:22:33 am
I'm going to comment this just because no one said it already, but isn't this guy Ronny way too much annoying? Skelton is most likely the most kind developer i've ever seen through all of these forums always helping everyone, even this guy. Goddammit, Ronny already said that he is profiting using Skelton Legacy Roms (which are developed for free, by the way!). He uses them for his clients and he keeps demanding absurd stuff. Go learn whatever you need elsewhere and stop bothering!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DKM on October 05, 2016, 01:25:26 am
Amen...!!!

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: sirp0p0 on October 05, 2016, 01:53:32 am
He uses them for his clients and he keeps demanding absurd stuff. Go learn whatever you need elsewhere and stop bothering!

I was going to give the guy credit for trying to learn about custom ROM's but screw that noise. That is not ok.
Ronny, sort your problems out yourself.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on October 05, 2016, 02:52:27 am
Yeah man, this is getting noise. I'll go it alone now have many studies about it in college. Already made great strides. Thank you everyone.

Oh yeah !!! I finally make the change in the Quick Settings to everything more organized and coherent. This is not a phone. There were many attempts to reach the end result only editing strings. I'm sorry to bother anyone.
But now I'm happy it was so simple that I wonder how had not been able. Thank you for hard job Skelton is the best build. I hope to recover and can do many other jobs like this. thank you.

PS: now I want to add a navigation bar with a hidden function
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: irwannasit on October 05, 2016, 07:53:29 am
Woah...already profiting yet still demand. Just ignore him.

Get well soon Skelton.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: N1NJAREB0RN on October 06, 2016, 04:44:42 am
Hey Guys, has anyone run into an issue with the home screen wallpaper resetting when you power off and on the device? I downloaded the LegacyROM files and flashed my device and I can't seem to get it to save the wallpaper. It will swap when I change it, but the next time I reboot it will be back to the default color splash or whatever it is.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 06, 2016, 09:34:21 am
A few people reported that issue, but i personally have no problems with wallpaper and other people, So not sure why that may happen. I generally use zedge app to change wallpapers from time to time and they always remain after a reboot :S
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: N1NJAREB0RN on October 06, 2016, 01:16:06 pm
A few people reported that issue, but i personally have no problems with wallpaper and other people, So not sure why that may happen. I generally use zedge app to change wallpapers from time to time and they always remain after a reboot :S

Ok well thanks for the reply. I'll tinker with it and see if I can get it working with Zedge. It's not a big deal, I was just curious if it was an easy fix. I really only tried twice to put the bubbles live wallpaper up and both times it reverted to the default upon reboot so I haven't really messed with it a lot.

Anyways, I really like the ROM and I appreciate all the work put into it!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: romuloarpini on October 08, 2016, 12:55:52 am
Hi,

I installed the drivers for windows 10 but when I plug my gpd xd after turning it on with volume + pressed it shows on device manager as Android device -> android adb interface.

Then rk flash tool doesnt recognizes it.

Am I doing something wrong?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: romuloarpini on October 08, 2016, 04:37:30 am
Hi,

I installed the drivers for windows 10 but when I plug my gpd xd after turning it on with volume + pressed it shows on device manager as Android device -> android adb interface.

Then rk flash tool doesnt recognizes it.

Am I doing something wrong?

I am so dumb. I was turning it on and pressiong volume +.

Thanks for the rom skelton.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: irwannasit on October 08, 2016, 11:29:24 am
No such issues for wallpaper for me.

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Title: Cheers! ... oh well, ok...and a problem ;-)
Post by: swooopd on October 13, 2016, 05:31:34 am
First of all, thank you very much skelton for creating this wonderful piece of art. I sent you some happy meals money (why always beer?) ;-) as you absolutely have earned it! I hope you are getting well, wish you the best!

To the community:
You too I have to thank. As I?ve read all, was it 37?, pages there were so many problems and you guys helped each other to solve those problems, kudos to you!

As I have a XD just since yesterday, I hope I will contribute some help in the near future too.

Ah yes, @skelton: I just installed your firmware via internal memory, works like a charm (do you say it so? sorry, english?s not my native language).

===================================
*embarrassment on* Oh well, I found it myself while writing. But I will let the text stay for future people who might come to the same problem.
===================================

@community:
But I seem to have a problem and I can?t remember to have read this in these posts before. I just added an already existing google account to the system, worked perfectly. But now I just installed Chrome and I wanted to log me in there too, but it doesn?t work.
I just went into the properties of chrome with menu "log me in" (on my side it?s in german, but I guess you know what I mean ;) ). It shows me my google accounts (which have been set on the device). I select my account, a blue hook appears as to show "hey, you selected just this account", I?m tapping blue button "Go on" (or further or next...german ;) ) but nothing happens. Oh well, something does happen. The button gets greyed out and then nothing happens.
I do have an active / working internet connection. I can browse the internet etc. but this chrome log in just won?t work.

Is this a known problem? You guys logged into your account within chrome?

I hope I found the right words so you can understand me :)

=====
Well, here comes the solution: I just thought while writing the above stuff "hey, try logging in within the youtube app". And BAM, I just got an error with forwarding me to the play store to update "google services". I did that and the error (with chrome) was still there. I closed the app and tried it again..same thing. I rebooted the device and now it works...and I have to admit....I do think I did read something like "update services" before in this forum but now I know what was meant :D

Cheers guys!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 13, 2016, 03:35:54 pm
Hi, probably Google service or framework were being updated while you signed for first time. Buy after everything is updated, Google apps work fine, including YouTube, Chrome, etc. Also, if you updated v?a internal memory that is a dirty flash, since data parttion is not formatted and may provoke some issues. But glad you got it working. Don't worry about your english, I understand it completely. English is not my.mother tongue either. I am from Spain.
And of course, thanks for the meal. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: swooopd on October 13, 2016, 04:53:11 pm
So it ain?t clean even if I did a factory reset afterwards either?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 13, 2016, 05:55:48 pm
Yes, after a factory reset is completely clean because it formats data too. Though that means losing the apps you had alrealdy installed, so you can make a backup with titanium backup for instance in case you want them back.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: swooopd on October 14, 2016, 01:22:50 pm
Ah that?s fine for me... just got the GPD recently and there were no roms / apps installed ;)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Ronny on October 16, 2016, 04:56:33 am
Anyone with problem after you restart the device, the game Real Racing 3 has stopped message.
Anyone know how to use a USB camera on GPD XD?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 16, 2016, 09:55:22 am
Anyone with problem after you restart the device, the game Real Racing 3 has stopped message.
Anyone know how to use a USB camera on GPD XD?
For usb camera try to Connect it v?a usb otg cable. No idea if the camera will need some drivers though.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dreamesper on October 19, 2016, 04:49:20 pm
Skelton,

Off-topic a bit... but within your LegacyROM... is it possible to play 2-player on a single gpd xd with a USB splitter??
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 19, 2016, 04:51:42 pm
If stock rom allows it, mine should too. I have never connected 2 external gamepads at the same time, but it should work i guess.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: KSS1992 on October 21, 2016, 01:38:12 pm
I apologize if this is an obvious question, but Does LegacyROM root your device. Can you use console controllers on device (PS4, XB1 controllers) wirelessly once you do LegacyROM and use the apps needed? I know you cant natively use these without root.

EDIT: Nevermind I think only Wireless 360 controllers through OTG Cable with Xbox 360 wireless receiver right. I forgot the GPD XD doesn't have bluetooth.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 21, 2016, 01:48:01 pm
Yes , it is rooted. SuperSU may ask you to update binaries, so click yes and normal option.

for wireless receiver 360 controllers you may need to add a file, depending on the wireless controller. Check this post:

http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/(gpd-xd)-xbox-360-wireless-receiver/

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: KSS1992 on October 21, 2016, 01:53:34 pm
Oh ok I understand. But I think PS3 and Xbox One controllers wont work because there is device does not have bluetooth.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 21, 2016, 01:55:49 pm
Oh ok I understand. But I think PS3 and Xbox One controllers wont work because there is device does not have bluetooth.

PS3 controller work via usb OTG, not wirelessly because there is no BT. No idea about Xbox one controllers, I don't have one.

Basically external gamepads must be usb and connected via usb OTG. There are some good gamepads wireless via usb, like Trosnmart g01 for example.

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: KSS1992 on October 21, 2016, 02:07:10 pm
Ok great thank you!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: KSS1992 on October 21, 2016, 02:17:30 pm
Also btw I read the forum. The 360 controllers wireless dont work out of the box with GPD XD? Does the Dpad work I saw there was one file that needed to be copied but after that it works fine?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 21, 2016, 02:19:27 pm
Also btw I read the forum. The 360 controllers wireless dont work out of the box with GPD XD? Does the Dpad work I saw there was one file that needed to be copied but after that it works fine?
It depends on the wireless controlller. Mkne works out of the box , for other just add the file from the post I mentioned before and it will go ok.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Poll1948 on October 21, 2016, 09:02:29 pm
First, thanks for the awesome rom!
Is there a possibility to change the device spoofing? I just bought a game, but besides playing it on my phone I want to play it on the GPD, but it says "incompatible device". But I am pretty sure it works on the GPD. Is there a way to say the device is somethin else then a Nexus 5? I already tried Android Market Helper, but the app doesn't change the device spoof.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 21, 2016, 09:41:19 pm
If the game is not compatible even with nexus spooofing probably it has a bad manifest.  I have a similar problem with my shield tablet that has less compatibilty than  gpd xd in game curiously. Market helper is the only thing to try i guess. It should allow you to spoof it to something else, make sure you granted root permssions to it. it may requiere to delete csche amd data from google play App and services to get it to work.
I know there are a couple of xposed framework modules that are similar, like device faker or mobile faker, but never tried them.
Or probably the easiest way: you can just sideload from the device where you bought it. Grab the apk and obb if it has from your device and copy them to xd.
Which game is it? Just curious.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Poll1948 on October 21, 2016, 11:13:29 pm
Ok, haven't tried it with deleting data and cache. I will try this.
And the game is Don't Starve. I love it on PC, and playing it on my way to work on the GPD would just be awesome.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 22, 2016, 09:34:45 am
Ok, haven't tried it with deleting data and cache. I will try this.
And the game is Don't Starve. I love it on PC, and playing it on my way to work on the GPD would just be awesome.

The game requires Android 5.0 . That's why it won't work on x d. I don't understand those requirement to be honest.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Poll1948 on October 22, 2016, 02:41:02 pm
Damn. Haven't seen it requires Android 5. So I guess there is no way to play it on the XD? Or is there a way for spoofing Android? I am pretty sure it is not, but you know more about that than I do.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 22, 2016, 03:07:38 pm
I.am afraid that cannot be done. Only Hope os that developers of that game reduce minimal versi?n of Android. Because to be honest, I don't understand why Lollipop is needed for that game when more demanding games like riptide gp Renegade for example work even on jellybean.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Poll1948 on October 22, 2016, 10:01:03 pm
I just checked their forum, and the game also needs OpenGL 3. I don't know it the XD has it. But therefore I think there will be no way to play this on the XD.  :'(
I guess I have to buy a bluetooth controller for my phone than. :D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 22, 2016, 10:12:05 pm
Yeah, the xd has open gl 3. But if the game needs lolllipop we can't do anything unless the devs of the game reduce Android versi?n requirement, because i don:t understand why it asks for lolllipop as a minimum
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: konpia on October 23, 2016, 05:19:13 am
There is not one single god can make every single souls to believe in him. There will be believers and non-believers.

As everyone here is volunteering, no one is obligated to help will every single request or query.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Joker on October 28, 2016, 12:53:17 am
I know this may sound dumb, but if I update my device to the legacy rom will I lose my main controller to my device? I just want to update it so it can have a little more speed, thank you for your replies. I am sorry I am not as smart on this subject as you guys, thanks. If it matters, I have a 64 gb red on 3.4.7, and a 128 gb sd. Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 28, 2016, 08:58:53 am
Nope, the controls and gamepad app are similar to stock rom. You don't lose them.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: drokkeh on October 28, 2016, 09:25:33 am
Hi All.  I followed the guide and installed legacy rom 1.8 (null version) last night all seems well apart from every couple of minutes I am getting 'Unfortunately, System update has stopped' message  (even while playing a game in emulators). 

kernel version 3.10.0
build legacy rom-xd kitkat
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 28, 2016, 10:47:07 am
Just enter the update tablet app and uncheck the options in settings.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: drokkeh on October 28, 2016, 11:07:53 am
Just enter the update tablet app and uncheck the options in settings.

As soon as i go into the system update app i get the same message 'Unfortunately, System Update has stopped.'

I am going to reflash and try again
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 28, 2016, 01:29:04 pm
Just enter the update tablet app and uncheck the options in settings.

As soon as i go into the system update app i get the same message 'Unfortunately, System Update has stopped.'

I am going to reflash and try again
Just delete cache of the app in settings and try again opening the app.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: hindusound on November 01, 2016, 08:39:12 am
Hello, first of all the rom is amazing! thanks to developer for bringing this rom at our reach. I'm using the 1.6 ghz version of the lastest release and I want to try the 1.8 ghz version. I could only copy the img file on the internal memory or should I try another method?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 01, 2016, 09:39:23 am
You can use the update tablet app, select offline upgrade and it will detect your update.img and install it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: hindusound on November 02, 2016, 08:19:52 am
Thank you very much sir! that was so easy!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: RetroVortex on November 02, 2016, 08:35:03 am
So here what I've found works great with the XD.

Install this, install Gltools, enable optimise glsl shaders on all apps, disable it for Mupen64ae and Retroarch, and any other app that has graphics corruption. (Mupen64 HATES this option and will have corrupted rendering so leave it alone)
Get the latest nighties for your emulators.

Use a cpu mod app like cpu master pro to set your GPD to performance and 1.8ghz.
Go to android development tools and set transitions animation scale to x0.5

I also installed Xposed installer and enabled these mods:
BootManager (very useful. You can set it so the XD doesn't load up anything unnecessary on boot which causes it to lock up)
GravityBox Kk
CPU temp in status bar
CPU frequency in status bar
Copy toast
Xposed media scanner optimiser
Suggestions toggle
Root cloak (don't know if this actually works though)


Boot time for the XD is still a little slow, but it works pretty smooth now.
Dreamcast via the latest Reicast nightly is really quick. PPSSPP also much better.

Edit: oh and I also use SD booster and seeder as well.
I turned of the notifications the apps tend to spam when they access root on launch.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: vurpo on November 06, 2016, 11:59:08 am
I installed this ROM and so far it seems to work OK. Except that the GLupeN64 core for Retroarch stopped working correctly, now it just renders all the 2D graphics like the background, HUD, sprites etc. but not any of the 3D graphics in the games. I can still use good old Mupen64Plus and it works, but I liked the widescreen option in GLupeN64. Any idea what causes this?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 06, 2016, 12:15:08 pm
I installed this ROM and so far it seems to work OK. Except that the GLupeN64 core for Retroarch stopped working correctly, now it just renders all the 2D graphics like the background, HUD, sprites etc. but not any of the 3D graphics in the games. I can still use good old Mupen64Plus and it works, but I liked the widescreen option in GLupeN64. Any idea what causes this?

My rom uses same graphics drivers as stock, so perhaps a Glupen issue., I have always  used mupen Plus Fz and got better results than using glupen core. Glupen core also won't take benefit of openGL 3.0 until retroarch updates to 1.3.7.
There are two version of the rom, one called  "new mali drivers", perhaps you can try that one, though it breaks saturn emuation. If you are using the new mali drivers version try with the other one. GPU drivers are close source so I have to use the same as GPD/Rockchip provides.
Glupen works fine in my device, though I haven't updated the core for a while, and I don't use widescren options.
Maybe you can pull the issue in RA forums, because it may be a core regression or a GLiideN64 plugin regreesion.. I personally cannot do anything except the two versions of the rom with different mali drivers like I did.

Basically to sum up, he normal NULL joystick version uses GPU drivers from stock 3.4.2 firmware. New mali driers version uses the one from later firmwares. they use open GL 3.1 but some android games have issues with it and uoyabause runs terribly with it. that's the options we have in my rom or stock regarding GPU drivers,

You can also try using GLtools and spoofing another GPU for RA to see if Glupen core works better. Or try a previous version of that core. Though for me mupen Plus FZ is much better than Mupen and have more options to personalize graphic profiles.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: vurpo on November 06, 2016, 01:02:14 pm
I was previously using the GPD rom 3.4.7 which, to my understanding, has the new Mali driver. I can try the Legacy ROM with the new Mali driver to see if that helps.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 06, 2016, 01:06:46 pm
You can try. Though i just updated glupen, tried a couple of games and graphics look ok on mine, So I cannot reproduce the issue you mention. I am using old mali drivers. Mupen plus fz seems to perform better for me anyway and with less glitches with games like mk4 for example.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: vurpo on November 06, 2016, 03:04:58 pm
It's definitely got something to do with the driver, as I installed the one with the new Mali driver (without changing anything else), and now it works as it did before.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 06, 2016, 04:05:15 pm
It's definitely got something to do with the driver, as I installed the one with the new Mali driver (without changing anything else), and now it works as it did before.

That's rare. It works fine for me with old mali drivers too. Maybe it depends on the game. I prefer to use old mali drivers, because uoyabause emu is Broken with New mali drivers. And for n64 mupen plus fz is better in my opini?n. anyhow, I did the two versions of the rom so anyone can decide according to their preferences.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on November 13, 2016, 04:51:13 pm
Howdy @skelton . I have been away from the GPD world for a couple of months. How are things? :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 13, 2016, 04:53:25 pm
No much news. Gpd has postponed update to Android m because rockchip sdk is buggy and not very good for gaming. So not muxj news. Gpd seem focused in gpd win rather than in xd.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: NULLdriver on November 14, 2016, 05:01:07 pm
Just tried to update my GPD XD with your firmware using Method 2 as Method 1 kept giving me an error in the BatchTool, but now it's hanging on the boot screen :\ Any ideas?

EDIT: False alarm, it was me being an idiot, I didn't do a factory reset/cache clear! Thank you for all your hard work, I now have a de-bloated system with no crapware on it!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: vaaern on November 15, 2016, 02:17:15 pm
So, I've tried installing this on my device but it never works. I tried the batchtool and followed all the steps in the links provided, and it doesn't do anything. I also tried the update.img method but that doesn't work either (doesn't show up at all).  Even worse, all my usb ports on my computer are now not working since I tried the batch tool method. Is there anyone that can help?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 15, 2016, 03:49:53 pm
Sounds like an issue with your Windows drivers. Did you install rockchip drivers? Method 2 should work. Use a fat32 sdcard preferibly of a small size.

If you use method 1 try following drivers if you are using win 8.1 or 10.

http://chinagadgetsreviews.blogspot.com.es/2014/06/how-to-easily-install-rockchip-rockusb.html
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: vaaern on November 15, 2016, 07:29:39 pm
Sounds like an issue with your Windows drivers. Did you install rockchip drivers? Method 2 should work. Use a fat32 sdcard preferibly of a small size.

If you use method 1 try following drivers if you are using win 8.1 or 10.

http://chinagadgetsreviews.blogspot.com.es/2014/06/how-to-easily-install-rockchip-rockusb.html

It worked! Thanks! I just used a smaller sd card and the problem was solved :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dreamesper on November 16, 2016, 05:32:04 pm
@ skelton,

Hey buddy, hope all is well & thanks again for always being so attentive on this forum, etc. I wanted to ask you a quick question regarding your LegacyROM... basically, do you have any future plans to release a new and/or update to your legacyROM with new features, bug fixes, etc??

Just out of curiosity...

 ;D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 16, 2016, 06:19:08 pm
@ skelton,

Hey buddy, hope all is well & thanks again for always being so attentive on this forum, etc. I wanted to ask you a quick question regarding your LegacyROM... basically, do you have any future plans to release a new and/or update to your legacyROM with new features, bug fixes, etc??

Just out of curiosity...

 ;D

Unless GPd or rockchip release android M I don't think so.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on November 22, 2016, 09:16:09 am
I'm using your rom for quite a while now and love it!
I recently changed my home launcher application from Launcher3 (default) to ARC Browser.
ARC Browser recently introduced a new feature to set it as home launcher.

The problem is that when I set ARC Browser as home launcher boot times go up to more than 2 minutes.
When I switch back to Launcher3 I have normal boot times (20 - 25 seconds).

Is there a way I can turn on some sort of verbose booting on your rom?
So I can see what is going wrong with ARC Browser as home launcher and booting.

Or do you have other tips how I can speed up things?
Having ARC Browser as home launcher is awesome but boot times over 2 minutes just doesn't work for me...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 22, 2016, 11:52:10 am
I don't know how to suggest about arc broowser, because I never used it. I have readed is kind of slow as a frontend though.

You can verbose from ADB or with a terminal emulator app with su and dmesg commands. that will show you all is loaded during boot.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on November 22, 2016, 02:44:07 pm
To be honest as a frontend I love ARC Browser. It works very well. The latest builds have improved performance.
Running it as an home launcher is awesome except for the boot times on my device.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Mountainmohawk on November 23, 2016, 02:31:24 am
Okay, so I have tried with multiple XD's and with every single one, I cannot charge to 100% after installing this rom. At first I thought I maybe damaged the battery with a fast charger, but I received a new unit today, and tried installing this rom, and it will not charge past 72% percent.

What gives? Is there a way I can reflash stock and see if that allows me to fully charge it? Has anyone else encountered this?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Lederhosn on November 23, 2016, 08:17:31 am
I am getting my GDP XD in the nex few days (selling my GPD Win :) if interested).
I have read that its better to use theses LegacyROM on the XD. There are a few links on the first site, but i have no idea whats now the right one. Do i have to use "newMALI" (no idea what MALI means)? All three links seems to be the same to me :-)

1,8 ghz:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAc0pLUVBFX0x1YUE/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAc0pLUVBFX0x1YUE/view?usp=sharing)

VERSION WITH NEW MALI DRIVERS 1,8 ghz
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAUjJTUDRoV09rTjQ/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAUjJTUDRoV09rTjQ/view?usp=sharing)

File name: LegacyROM1.1XDnewMALI.rar
http://bit.ly/legacyromv11_18ghz (http://bit.ly/legacyromv11_18ghz)

thanks for your help
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 23, 2016, 09:31:25 am
Okay, so I have tried with multiple XD's and with every single one, I cannot charge to 100% after installing this rom. At first I thought I maybe damaged the battery with a fast charger, but I received a new unit today, and tried installing this rom, and it will not charge past 72% percent.

What gives? Is there a way I can reflash stock and see if that allows me to fully charge it? Has anyone else encountered this?
That's a hardware issue or battery miscalibrated. My rom is no different from stock to charge it. It charges to 100 percent withoust issues.  If you want to go to stock use update tablet app and put stock formt in your sdcard and it will autodetect it. But yoir issue is that your battery is not well calibrated. Reflashing from batchtool either stock or mine is suggested, or use a battery calibration app.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 23, 2016, 09:33:20 am
I am getting my GDP XD in the nex few days (selling my GPD Win :) if interested).
I have read that its better to use theses LegacyROM on the XD. There are a few links on the first site, but i have no idea whats now the right one. Do i have to use "newMALI" (no idea what MALI means)? All three links seems to be the same to me :-)

1,8 ghz:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAc0pLUVBFX0x1YUE/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAc0pLUVBFX0x1YUE/view?usp=sharing)

VERSION WITH NEW MALI DRIVERS 1,8 ghz
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAUjJTUDRoV09rTjQ/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAUjJTUDRoV09rTjQ/view?usp=sharing)

File name: LegacyROM1.1XDnewMALI.rar
http://bit.ly/legacyromv11_18ghz (http://bit.ly/legacyromv11_18ghz)

thanks for your help
New mali is the same as the null joystick versi?n except it has New gpu drivers. I suggest using normal null joystick versi?n. New mali has worse compatibility with emus like uoyabause.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Lederhosn on November 23, 2016, 09:37:10 am
New mali is the same as the null joystick versi?n except it has New gpu drivers. I suggest using normal null joystick versi?n. New mali has worse compatibility with emus like uoyabause.
The "null jostick" the 1. or the 3. one?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 23, 2016, 09:44:13 am
This one if you want 1.8 ghZ.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAc0pLUVBFX0x1YUE/view

If you want lower speeds just use the links for the 1,6 or 1,4 ghZ of the first post.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on November 24, 2016, 07:23:05 pm
I don't know how to suggest about arc broowser, because I never used it. I have readed is kind of slow as a frontend though.

You can verbose from ADB or with a terminal emulator app with su and dmesg commands. that will show you all is loaded during boot.

I got this reply for the ARC Browser developer.
Can you please comment?

Did some testing. With Launcher3 my XD boots in about 24 seconds every time, with ARC Browser about 33 seconds. I agree there is a little bit of extra delay, but nothing as extreme as you're experiencing.

Does ARC Browser take a long time for you to start as a regular app aswell? Starting it as a launcher is no different than starting it as a regular app, at least from ARC Browser's perspective. As you're using a custom rom I have to say that that might be a part of the problem, and I'm sure you understand I cannot test that myself. Maybe there's some system service that isn't immediately available at startup on the Legacy rom? ARC Browser *should* only need access to the filesystem and its database, but Android is tricky...

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Mountainmohawk on November 24, 2016, 07:30:26 pm
Okay, so I have tried with multiple XD's and with every single one, I cannot charge to 100% after installing this rom. At first I thought I maybe damaged the battery with a fast charger, but I received a new unit today, and tried installing this rom, and it will not charge past 72% percent.

What gives? Is there a way I can reflash stock and see if that allows me to fully charge it? Has anyone else encountered this?
That's a hardware issue or battery miscalibrated. My rom is no different from stock to charge it. It charges to 100 percent withoust issues.  If you want to go to stock use update tablet app and put stock formt in your sdcard and it will autodetect it. But yoir issue is that your battery is not well calibrated. Reflashing from batchtool either stock or mine is suggested, or use a battery calibration app.

I reflashed and it seems to be fixed. I will have to test some more to see. Thanks for the help Skelton! :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 24, 2016, 08:00:14 pm
I don't know how to suggest about arc broowser, because I never used it. I have readed is kind of slow as a frontend though.

You can verbose from ADB or with a terminal emulator app with su and dmesg commands. that will show you all is loaded during boot.

I got this reply for the ARC Browser developer.
Can you please comment?

Did some testing. With Launcher3 my XD boots in about 24 seconds every time, with ARC Browser about 33 seconds. I agree there is a little bit of extra delay, but nothing as extreme as you're experiencing.

Does ARC Browser take a long time for you to start as a regular app aswell? Starting it as a launcher is no different than starting it as a regular app, at least from ARC Browser's perspective. As you're using a custom rom I have to say that that might be a part of the problem, and I'm sure you understand I cannot test that myself. Maybe there's some system service that isn't immediately available at startup on the Legacy rom? ARC Browser *should* only need access to the filesystem and its database, but Android is tricky...


I don't have any service that can affect arc browser to boot as slow, just some init.d script that make device boot slower than stock but faster during use. But maybe it doesn't work well with my rom, but I don't know why. If ARC Browser dev has an XD maybe he can try my rom and check it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Fishcakes on November 27, 2016, 08:52:16 am
Well i just put legacy rom on my gpd xd, the 1.6 version. You, skelton sir are a gentleman and a scholar. THANK YOU! Id noticed some lag with button presses on snes, genesis, and nes emulators(im talking miliseconds) before installing legacy and now these emulators are running *almost* perfectly. I mean, if i wasnt paying attention specifically to see if there was lag, i wouldnt even notice it now. All my emulators are running smoother, every app starts up faster, and even scrolling and screen animations look smoother. Good job dude
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on November 27, 2016, 01:10:13 pm
I don't know how to suggest about arc broowser, because I never used it. I have readed is kind of slow as a frontend though.

You can verbose from ADB or with a terminal emulator app with su and dmesg commands. that will show you all is loaded during boot.

I got this reply for the ARC Browser developer.
Can you please comment?

Did some testing. With Launcher3 my XD boots in about 24 seconds every time, with ARC Browser about 33 seconds. I agree there is a little bit of extra delay, but nothing as extreme as you're experiencing.

Does ARC Browser take a long time for you to start as a regular app aswell? Starting it as a launcher is no different than starting it as a regular app, at least from ARC Browser's perspective. As you're using a custom rom I have to say that that might be a part of the problem, and I'm sure you understand I cannot test that myself. Maybe there's some system service that isn't immediately available at startup on the Legacy rom? ARC Browser *should* only need access to the filesystem and its database, but Android is tricky...


I don't have any service that can affect arc browser to boot as slow, just some init.d script that make device boot slower than stock but faster during use. But maybe it doesn't work well with my rom, but I don't know why. If ARC Browser dev has an XD maybe he can try my rom and check it.

Hi skelton,

I talked to the dev of ARC Browser and he tried your rom (and loved it btw  ;D).
Though he has the same problems as me with Legacy Rom and ARC Browser as launcher.

His reply:

I looked at the the dmesg output after a 2 minute boot and it was... interesting. It seems like most of the boot process is finished after roughly 25 seconds, then the system spends about 80-85 seconds killing processes due to low memory. Processes being (repeatedly) killed seem to include both ARC Browser and the system garbage collector (among many others).

Could it be that the rom is way too aggressive about memory during bootup? I suggest you ask the rom developer about this. I have the full dmesg output if they want it.


He sent me the full dmesg output, I have attached it to my post.
Could you have a look please if you have the time? Many thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 27, 2016, 01:57:25 pm
I have looked into it, but this is due to the init.rc processes it runs. That makes device longer to boot but smoother after that with lot of ram available. So there is nothing I can do. It shouldn't kill arc browser though. Perhaps it does because it it behaves as a launcher as maybe arc browser is ram demanding So it is killed at init. I would need to make a New rom removing all that which is something I am not able to do (I don't have an xd right now and no time to.make more roms). Perhaps deleting init.d script from system/etc/init.d may help.
Edit:  tried arc browser in my shield tablet and it takes almost 2 minutes Too boot Too,(normallly it takes 1 minute) So i Uninstalled it. Maybe shield tablet stock rom is agressive too. Dmesg In my shield tablet also kills arc browser process during boot, So something strange being two different devices. My rom of shield tablet is Nvidia stock, I don't use custom for it.

Anyhow, if I get my gpd back by Christmas or So, I will look into it.

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 27, 2016, 02:09:34 pm
Double post
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on November 27, 2016, 04:47:44 pm
Thanks for checking skelton, much appreciated!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Joker on November 30, 2016, 06:22:50 am
Skelton sir, my google play store isn't syncing any more, do I need to redownload something? Please help, I am on your 1.8 ghz rom. Please help if you have the time, thank you.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 30, 2016, 09:45:56 am
No problems here with Google play. Try erasing data nd cach? of Google play app and Google services.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dre on November 30, 2016, 10:44:33 pm
Thanks for the Rom skelton!

Just a quick question.. may be a silly one.. how to you hide the little controller icon on the statusbar right side?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 30, 2016, 10:47:35 pm
You can't, is the same as in stock roms.  That icon is used by gpd mapper to show if it's been used (Pink colour) or not (white colour)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dre on November 30, 2016, 11:04:08 pm
ok got it.. thanks
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: adventureFAN on December 01, 2016, 05:04:31 pm
Hey guys and thx for the ROM skelton! =]

A quick question(s): Is the 1.6 GHz a good compromise between battery life and more fps? Which edition is recommend? Is there any change that the overclock destroy the battery or the GPD XD itself?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 01, 2016, 05:11:14 pm
1,6 and 1,8 kernels use the same voltage level, so it's not more dangerous using 1,8 ghz. I personally use 1,8 ghz and I adjust my CPU with kernel adiutor according to my needs. But it's up to you which version to choose. there is also a 1,4 for those not wanting higher speeds.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: adventureFAN on December 01, 2016, 05:14:50 pm
I want higher speed but I don't want a broken GPD XD :P
How long is the batterylife with 1.8 ghz?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on December 01, 2016, 05:24:14 pm
I'm using the 1.8GHZ version since it release.
I did not notice any battery drainage in comparision to the stock rom.

Just go ahead with it! You'll love it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: adventureFAN on December 01, 2016, 05:26:11 pm
Hehe... this is what I want to hear! 1.8 ghz editon - I'm coming!

And again: Biiiig thx for the ROM skelton. You a indispensable for the GPD community =]

@Panja
Which CPU governor do you prefer?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Panja on December 01, 2016, 06:45:34 pm
I'm using "interactive" governor and "cfg" scheduler.
Both are standard and for my use this is the right combo.

I'm not a heavy CPU user I guess.
Mostly (S)NES, MegaDrive, 32X, Master System, GBA, GameBoy and Playstation emulation here.
Though I just started with the FB Alpha core on RetroArch.

I guess if you want to emulate PSP and/or Saturn you'll certainly profit from the extra GHz and from what I read putting it on "performance" governor is better for those emulators.

Good luck! You'll love it for sure.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: adventureFAN on December 01, 2016, 06:53:25 pm
Okey, thx =]

But have anyone else problems with the "System Upgrade" app? The update via OTA was successful but now app always break up with an message =/
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 01, 2016, 07:29:40 pm
Okey, thx =]

But have anyone else problems with the "System Upgrade" app? The update via OTA was successful but now app always break up with an message =/
Just enter the app and uncheck the options and should be fine
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: adventureFAN on December 01, 2016, 08:17:09 pm
Okey, it works =]

And 5-10 FPS more in FF7:Crisis Core... nice! =D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 01, 2016, 08:21:40 pm
For ppsspp use multithread in settings and disable block transfers. I have never played ffvii crisis Core but that helps a lot of games. Perfomance governor helps Too for some demanding psp games.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: bitersnake on December 02, 2016, 11:46:50 pm
@skelton I had a request and would tremendously appreciate if you could perhaps spare the time to consider this-- I'm not sure if this is length process so pls ignore if this isn;t presently possible for you--

I find myself going back and forth between the 1.8 GHz roms with the new and old mali drivers. Since these are currently only available as complete roms, switching between the two means I have to install the new rom and this is obviously a tedious process. Is there any way that you could release the flashable kernels for the two version so that I could use something like the Tincore Quickflasher to simply switch kernels?

I found myself doing this quite often on the G5A many months back and while I understand that this isn't a feature that many people might need, thought I'd still go ahead and ask :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: gameblabla on December 03, 2016, 02:03:35 am
@skelton I had a request and would tremendously appreciate if you could perhaps spare the time to consider this-- I'm not sure if this is length process so pls ignore if this isn;t presently possible for you--

I find myself going back and forth between the 1.8 GHz roms with the new and old mali drivers. Since these are currently only available as complete roms, switching between the two means I have to install the new rom and this is obviously a tedious process. Is there any way that you could release the flashable kernels for the two version so that I could use something like the Tincore Quickflasher to simply switch kernels?

I found myself doing this quite often on the G5A many months back and while I understand that this isn't a feature that many people might need, thought I'd still go ahead and ask :)
Or better, have the two mali drivers on your device and symlinks one of them.
Then develop a small app that should allow you to switch mali drivers. It simply has to start a small sh script.
Not sure if he can do that but i can help make the app should he do that :
I just need to know the location of the drivers or the location of the bash scripts.

EDIT : But then i realized my "idea" might not work as easily if the old/new mali drivers require different kernels...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 03, 2016, 09:23:40 am
Mali drivers are not in the kernel. The kernel in the two versions of the rom is the same. The difference is the mali module and libs under vendor folder in system. Gralloc system file is also different. that's why i made two versions of the rom, because system files are different.
I don't see any advantage using new mali drivers. I just released forbtesting purposes,but it breaks Saturn emulation and some games work worse.
Anyhow, flashing roms v?a sdcard won't delete your apps, So you can change rom that way without affecting the whole system.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: kjf1975 on December 03, 2016, 01:03:37 pm
Sorry if this is really obvious but my gpd xd has just arrived , trying to install legacy rom, where do I get the img file from ? , Ive installed the RK drivers and opened the batchtool but don`t know about the img file ??

Install RK drivers included and open BatchTool, and choose the img file you want to install. With the GPD powered off press volumen + and connect it to PC. BatchTool should recognize device and show a green box. choose Restore and waut until process finished. Then power on device and wait till<process finshes . If you are using win 8.1, win10 or usb 3.0 ports try this method if device is not recognized:
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 03, 2016, 01:43:14 pm
The img file is inside the rar of the rom.There is only one file with img extension.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: kjf1975 on December 03, 2016, 02:26:56 pm
Sorry , that really was obvious , do you recommend happy chick or installing emulators/roms individually ?

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 03, 2016, 02:56:13 pm
I suggest emulators from play store. Hapychick can be used too.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: gingerbread233 on December 08, 2016, 06:08:03 pm
I recieved my GPD XD Today, from ebay, but unfortunatley with Legacy Rom 1.4 GHz so I wanted to upgrade to an higher GHz version, I installed the Update app, unfortunatley the app crashes instantly, rein installing doesnt fix it, the other updater is also wit rw-r-r installed to system/apps, doesnt work to, I?m only able to access the update app 1 minute after rebooting the GPD, then it instanlty crashes again and again :(  how can I fix this ?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 08, 2016, 06:50:07 pm
Just enter the update tablet app and uncheck the settings. after that you should be able to enter update tablet app, select offline upgrade and update via microSD..
If not, install it with method 1 with Batchtool (which is most recomended anyway)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: kristianity77 on December 08, 2016, 10:13:38 pm
@ Skelton

Sorry for going off topic!  But I have just bought an Nvidia Shield tablet and was interested to hear what your setup was for it?   Are you just running stock Nvidia firmware or have you rooted / installed something else in order to get the maximum out of the device?

Took your advice also and have an Ipega controller on the way!  ;D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 08, 2016, 10:21:56 pm
@ Skelton

Sorry for going off topic!  But I have just bought an Nvidia Shield tablet and was interested to hear what your setup was for it?   Are you just running stock Nvidia firmware or have you rooted / installed something else in order to get the maximum out of the device?

Took your advice also and have an Ipega controller on the way!  ;D

I use stock firmware and rooted, but that's it. I don't use it for gaming though. I preferr smaller devices like gpd xd for retro gaming. I am not a fan of ipega 9023 either.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: kristianity77 on December 08, 2016, 10:28:01 pm
@ Skelton

Sorry for going off topic!  But I have just bought an Nvidia Shield tablet and was interested to hear what your setup was for it?   Are you just running stock Nvidia firmware or have you rooted / installed something else in order to get the maximum out of the device?

Took your advice also and have an Ipega controller on the way!  ;D

I use stock firmware and rooted, but that's it. I don't use it for gaming though. I preferr smaller devices like gpd xd for retro gaming. I am not a fan of ipega 9023 either.

Oh!  Which controller was it that you said you used with it then?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 09, 2016, 06:25:21 am
@ Skelton

Sorry for going off topic!  But I have just bought an Nvidia Shield tablet and was interested to hear what your setup was for it?   Are you just running stock Nvidia firmware or have you rooted / installed something else in order to get the maximum out of the device?

Took your advice also and have an Ipega controller on the way!  ;D

I use stock firmware and rooted, but that's it. I don't use it for gaming though. I preferr smaller devices like gpd xd for retro gaming. I am not a fan of ipega 9023 either.

Oh!  Which controller was it that you said you used with it then?
The ipega precisely. That'a why I stopped using for gaming. Except some tegra games.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Deadsouls on December 12, 2016, 10:06:14 am
Awesome job, btw!

I've been using LegacyROM and it's working great, with on exception:

Gamesome Frontend is not finding any of my ROMs. I've set the path for each profile, but nothing shows up. Any ideas or should I try to get support from the Gamesome author? Everything else is working fine (using Robert's emulators, mostly). 64GB SD card, but I also saw this issue with ROMs on the internal storage.

Mark
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 12, 2016, 10:08:11 am
Probably a gamesome issue. My rom shouldn't have any negative impacto with gamesome. I don't use gamesome, but I have readed that other people do without issues.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: krillme on December 12, 2016, 11:22:14 am
Hi everyone. Brand new here. Curious where to start... the OP is a bit of a mess with multiple downloads labelled "NEW" but none are dated... so which ROM is the most recent/updated/stable/whatever you guys think is best? Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 12, 2016, 11:25:05 am
NULL joystick version is the most recomended, depending on the speed you prefer.

DOWNLOADS FOR LEGACY_ROM VERSION NULL
1,8 ghz:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAc0pLUVBFX0x1YUE/view?usp=sharing

1,6 ghz:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAa0p4WXJmc1pFaVU/view?usp=sharing

1,4 ghz:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAR253Z0VpaE1GWTg/view?usp=sharing
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Rcoltrane on December 22, 2016, 12:54:12 pm
I have some MAME and PSP games that are running slower in my GPD XD and I want to risk upgrading my device to this new 1.8Ghz firmware to see if I can get rid of this problem. But before doing that I want to know if this firmware upgrade process is reversible or if I can 'brick' my GPD if something goes wrong during the firmware swap process.

Since I've got my device a month ago, it has the latest official firmware, but I find the 1st post in this topic to be quite confusing and I need to know what are the most up to date steps to do a perfect LegacyROM firmware upgrade on it.

Thanks in advance!
RC
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 22, 2016, 01:14:42 pm
From stock you can use method 1 via batchtool or via sdcard like It is explained in first post. You can go back ir reinstall as many times as you want. These devices are unbrickable unless there is a hardware issue. Have in mind not all mame.or psp games will run fullspeed though even at 1,8 GHz. For PSP try settings CPU to performance, enable multithread and disable block transfers. That usually help PSP emulation, but not all games will run fullspeed, because even in my gpd win or my shield tablet some games are slow, so don't expect miracles. Also, if the mame Game is supported v?a fba, use fba which is faster. If It is not supported by fba, try enabling speed hacks in mame0.139. It helps some games.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Rcoltrane on December 22, 2016, 01:47:24 pm
From stock you can use method 1 via batchtool or via sdcard like It is explained in first post. You can go back ir reinstall as many times as you want. These devices are unbrickable unless there is a hardware issue. Have in mind not all mame.or psp games will run fullspeed though even at 1,8 GHz. For PSP try settings CPU to performance, enable multithread and disable block transfers. That usually help PSP emulation, but not all games will run fullspeed, because even in my gpd win or my shield tablet some games are slow, so don't expect miracles. Also, if the mame Game is supported v?a fba, use fba which is faster. If It is not supported by fba, try enabling speed hacks in mame0.139. It helps some games.

Thanks for the quick reply Skelton. Just one more doubt... if I want to go back to my stock firmware, how can I do that?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 22, 2016, 01:51:57 pm
Just flashing via PC, or if you prefer via sdcard, place stock rom in your internal or external memory, enter update tablet app, select offline mode, and it will detect the firmware and install it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Osiris on December 23, 2016, 10:23:00 am
The Legacyrom boost the performance of Mame4droid ( 0139 ui ) ?

Some games demanding some power like Sega system 32 games : Outrunners, Golden Axe the Revenge of Death Adder for exemple dont run 100% at 60fps on this old version of mame. ( I use kernel 3.4.2 ) And I wanted to know if the power of legacyrom could run these games at full speed ( smooth 60fps )
Hyper Duel is also running very bad on my Gpd XD kernel 3.4.2 ... if someone can try with Legacyrom at 1.8ghertz , thank you !

ps : I know that this verion of mame is a bit old and no so optimized for these games. I just want know if Legacryrom can do this extra job with his power.

Thank you !
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 23, 2016, 10:46:44 am
It helps a little bit, but those games are not perfectly emulated in that version of mame. I have played the golden AXe you mention. You can try setting cpu to performance via cpu app (kernel adiutor for example) and also speed hacks for that particular game. It's still not perfect but playable with frameskip 1.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on December 24, 2016, 01:54:40 am
Hi Skelton, so my XD arrived just today. So far i'm loving the device. Obviously the first choice was to install Legacy Rom. No issues so far, i hope mine can handle the 1.8ghz. The device is running amazingly fast, awesome job you did. I have just a few questions, if you don't mind. I know that you just returned from hospital, so there's no rush. Here it goes:

1 - I bought the 64gb red version, but i've noticed that there's no different system and data partition. Is this the unified storage?

2 - I'm using my 64gb micro sd card that i used with my G5A. It was formatted at fat32. When i inserted it, it wasn't being recognized so i just formatted it and it's working just fine. Is this something like android 6.0 does with the sd card or will i still be able to use it with another devices or connect it to my computer?

3 - It's not really a issue, but i've noticed that the gallery app is missing. Is this supposed to be like this?

4 - Will there be any trouble if i uninstall the app System Update or should i just leave it as it is?

Again, thanks for improving so much this device, Skelton. Although i still miss the g5a design, i'm enjoying the xd.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Vyk on December 24, 2016, 09:46:07 am
Hey skelton thanks so much for LegacyROM, my next pay i'll send you some beer money mate!

My XD is running fine @ 1.8ghz, but sometimes i get a message that the "System Updater has crashed".  Is that normal or should i try reflash the legacyROM?  Never had any Emu's or games crash though.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 24, 2016, 11:23:28 am
Just enter update tablet app and uncheck all options and should be fine. It's a bug of the system updater app but solves that way,
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 24, 2016, 11:27:39 am
Hi Skelton, so my XD arrived just today. So far i'm loving the device. Obviously the first choice was to install Legacy Rom. No issues so far, i hope mine can handle the 1.8ghz. The device is running amazingly fast, awesome job you did. I have just a few questions, if you don't mind. I know that you just returned from hospital, so there's no rush. Here it goes:

1 - I bought the 64gb red version, but i've noticed that there's no different system and data partition. Is this the unified storage?

2 - I'm using my 64gb micro sd card that i used with my G5A. It was formatted at fat32. When i inserted it, it wasn't being recognized so i just formatted it and it's working just fine. Is this something like android 6.0 does with the sd card or will i still be able to use it with another devices or connect it to my computer?

3 - It's not really a issue, but i've noticed that the gallery app is missing. Is this supposed to be like this?

4 - Will there be any trouble if i uninstall the app System Update or should i just leave it as it is?

Again, thanks for improving so much this device, Skelton. Although i still miss the g5a design, i'm enjoying the xd.

1- that's normal, system uses unified storage.
2- You can use yourmicroSd in any device you want. It's not like Android 6.0
3- Maybe I removed it unconsciously, or the SDK didn't include. Perhaps using another gallery app like Quickpic makes the trick. I never use gallery so I never noticed it.
4- no problems, but I suggest to keep it since it will alllow you to install new updates easily (though I don't think there will be updates) or go back to stock rom via microSD. If you flash via batchtool from Pc then you can delete it of you want.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on December 24, 2016, 02:19:20 pm
Thanks Skelton, i asked this just for curiosity. I installed QuickPic and it's working just fine. Also, i bought to you a christmas beer. :P Legacy roms are superb, thanks for always helping me here. :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 24, 2016, 02:46:44 pm
You are welcomed. Merry Christmas to all
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: krillme on December 25, 2016, 08:08:43 am
So I got my GPD XD, flashed it with the 1.8 null update, and I'm noticing there's a lot of stuff missing from the settings menu. Is there any way I can restore it? An example is the missing status bar menu, I cannot customize the status bar whatsoever.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 25, 2016, 10:06:24 am
Stock rom.doesn't have status bar either. In this sense is similar to stock rom.
Unless I am not understanding what you mean.
You can go back reinstalling stock rom from pc or use update tablet app v?a sdcard selecting offline mode.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on December 25, 2016, 12:36:57 pm
So I got my GPD XD, flashed it with the 1.8 null update, and I'm noticing there's a lot of stuff missing from the settings menu. Is there any way I can restore it? An example is the missing status bar menu, I cannot customize the status bar whatsoever.

If you want to customize the statusbar your best option would be the xposed module GravityBox. I installed it and enabled the battery percentage next to the clock which is really useful. I also changed the battery icon and added an option to restart the device. You will find everything that you want to customize with this app, it's awesome. Skelton didn't removed any settings, stock rom has the same options too, so try GravityBox.

Now, this isn't a question related to the legacy rom, but to the XD itself. I still didn't found a good explanation for it, but what exactly the Gamepad app does? I didn't found any difference regarding ps3, xbox or null mode. Some games like need for speed most wanted still won't work unless it's a moga controller. In this case i'm using tincore. 
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 25, 2016, 01:16:49 pm
Some Android games work better with ps3 mode, other with Xbox (soul calibur for instance). I usually use ps3 mode because is the one retroarch likes, and I rarely Play android games. Null.mode disable joysticks detection so games must be mapped v?a gpd mapper (or tincore). It's useful forngames with poor gamepad Support, like horizon Chase for example.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on December 25, 2016, 01:27:53 pm
Some Android games work better with ps3 mode, other with Xbox (soul calibur for instance). I usually use ps3 mode because is the one retroarch likes, and I rarely Play android games. Null.mode disable joysticks detection so games must be mapped v?a gpd mapper (or tincore). It's useful forngames with poor gamepad Support, like horizon Chase for example.

Now it makes sense to me. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tekkendp on December 25, 2016, 04:20:53 pm
Hi Skelton,

I'm having an issue where the battery charges to 80%, and does not charge any higher. It still shows that it is in charging mode. I resolved this by putting the device back to factory - loosing all my settings. Is there a file that I can delete to reset the battery settings, so that it will fully charge to 100%? The battery on my GPD XD is good. It just looks like the settings for the battery seems to screw up. Any advise would be great.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 25, 2016, 04:37:44 pm
Maybe your battery discalibrated. Try with a battery calibration app. Battery in this sense IS like stock ROMs. I didn't make any change.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tekkendp on December 25, 2016, 08:22:29 pm
Thanks - I'm trying that now.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on December 25, 2016, 09:58:42 pm
Hi Skelton,

I'm having an issue where the battery charges to 80%, and does not charge any higher. It still shows that it is in charging mode. I resolved this by putting the device back to factory - loosing all my settings. Is there a file that I can delete to reset the battery settings, so that it will fully charge to 100%? The battery on my GPD XD is good. It just looks like the settings for the battery seems to screw up. Any advise would be great.

It's just curiosity, but are you using the original charger or another one?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: irwannasit on December 26, 2016, 09:43:00 am
Just what I had previously. I discharged mine, playing it etc. Then charge it while it's still off. Once it's fully charged., with the battery logo indicating it full, I would switch it on back. That's what I would do.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: migenbrawl on December 28, 2016, 03:30:56 am
I've been attempting to flash LegacyROM to my 32GB XD, and I seem to be encountering a problem that I haven't seen in this entire thread.  Every time I flash, I'm using the Rockchip Batch Tool, and that seems to work because I can always flash back to stock firmware.  However, no matter which version of LegacyROM I flash, it always locks up a few seconds after the LegacyROM flash screen.  Sometimes, it will eventually reset on its own a few times, but it eventually locks up for good. 

I even installed TWRP to attempt to wipe the cache, Dalvik cache and data, but it doesn't do any good.  Something strange is that with LegacyROM flashed, TWRP is reporting that the /system partition is 0MB in size, and it can't succesfully mount.  With stock flashed, it reports /system as about 400MB, and mounts it with no problem.  Could this be related to my trouble?

Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 28, 2016, 09:51:11 am
That twrp is probably misreading your partition. Partitions size are similar in my rom, so no idea why you cannot flash It v?a batchtool. If you are trying 1,8 GHz try a lower versi?n just to check if your device doesn't handle overclock. Or try the sdcard method ir a different versi?n of batchtool. V?a batchtool there is no need to wipe anything via twrp because it formats the device
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Rcoltrane on December 28, 2016, 03:51:22 pm
Updated my GPD XD firmware today with the latest Legacy ROM 1.8Ghz and it's working perfectly!! The updating process was easy and flawless and it boosted almost 99% of my slower games to full speed!

The only problem is that I've got random messages saying "System Updater has crashed", but I found your post here in this topic with the instructions to solve the problem. I've entered the Updater app and unchecked everything. I'll see if the messages are gone later today.

Thanks a lot Skelton!!!!! :D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: migenbrawl on December 28, 2016, 03:55:58 pm
That twrp is probably misreading your partition. Partitions size are similar in my rom, so no idea why you cannot flash It v?a batchtool. If you are trying 1,8 GHz try a lower versi?n just to check if your device doesn't handle overclock. Or try the sdcard method ir a different versi?n of batchtool. V?a batchtool there is no need to wipe anything via twrp because it formats the device

Thanks for the reply.  I've been focusing on flashing the 1.4Ghz version in case the overclock was the problem.  It still locks up at about the same point regardless, however.  Also, I originally tried the SDcard method, and I've tried Batch Tool v1.8 as well as the Rockchip Factory Tool v1.39.

Is it possible that the RAM overclock is affecting my device?  If so, is there a way to dial it back in the image before I flash it?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on December 28, 2016, 05:02:26 pm
I doubt the RAM overclock avoid your system to start. The rsm.Overclock can be disable but it requires To compile a New kernel and resource.img. To be honest no idea what to suggest. My rom takes some more time than stock to boot, specially first time. Make sure you have waited long enough.
Or try v?a sdcard method, but no idea what else I can suggest because nobody else have the issue you mention flashing It.
Perhaps downloading the rom file again in case it's corrupted or something.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: migenbrawl on December 28, 2016, 06:31:29 pm
I've actually let the battery deplete waiting on initial boot, and I've waited hours with it plugged in.  As mentioned, sometimes it will reset a few times, but eventually it just stops. 

I just successfully flashed back to stock firmware 3.4.6, so I'll try the SDcard method again.  I've redownloaded the roms a few times, and the CRC matches.  I've even tried downloading and extracting the roms on two different computers.  It probably sounds like I'm messing up something obvious, but at some point, it must be that something is genuinely different about my XD.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: petsnsac on December 28, 2016, 09:26:20 pm
skelton, I just wanted to thank you for all the work you have done to make the GPD XD the best it can be. You have gone out of your way for so many people, for no profit, and you STILL make the time to answer everyone's question.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: migenbrawl on January 01, 2017, 06:03:32 pm
Thanks for attempting to help, Skelton.  I was able to get a slightly different result after I flashed to the stock 3.3.2 firmware and then updated using the SDcard method.  It didn't work, but instead of locking up at the LegacyROM flash screen, it locked up with a blank screen.  Maybe that offers a clue as to what is going on, maybe it doesn't.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 01, 2017, 06:31:45 pm
that's very strange. -i don't know what to suggest, because usually people can flash it without issues. Have you tried using a different computer or usb cable to see if you get a different result?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: migenbrawl on January 01, 2017, 07:01:14 pm
that's very strange. -i don't know what to suggest, because usually people can flash it without issues. Have you tried using a different computer or usb cable to see if you get a different result?

I've honestly tried two different computers, two different USB cables, and two different SDCards.  Both computers are Windows 10, but the Rockchip Batch Tool sees the XD no problem, and lets me flash stock back on no problem.

If I can flash stock 3.3.2 and 3.4.6, then the exact same process should flash LegacyROM, right?  I'm more surprised that no one else has this problem.  My XD can't be that special.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 01, 2017, 07:31:20 pm
Yeah, that's the strange thing, because if you can flash via PC the stock rom, my ROM should be the same and it seems nobody else has the issue, so I don't now what to suggest. Perhaps with a win 7 computer, but not sure if that can make a difference.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Jezu on January 04, 2017, 02:51:38 am
Hi there!
Is it possible to upgrade from the new version 1.6Ghz to the 1.8Ghz using the same steps mentioned for updating from stock?
I have followed the steps again (downloaded the 1.8 version, unzipped then copied "update img" to root of internal memory) but it is not prompting me for the update like it did originally.
Thanks
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 04, 2017, 09:52:00 am
Use the update tablet app and select offline upgrade and it will allow you to install it v?a sdcard.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ddj on January 04, 2017, 11:38:21 am
Hello, some days ago I ordered a GPD XD and today it should be in my hands. I have a few questions:

1) Is the stock rom really that bad? Can't I just uninstall HappyChick (and all the other useless apps) to get a clean Android system?

2) I read on a french Forum a discussion where a GPD employee recommends to *NOT* install any custom rom on the XD because they overclock the system and are potentially dangerous for the battery (I don't want another Note 7, never trust these chinese batteries... :) ). Anyways, I've noticed that in the first post of this thread there's a "normal clocked" rom (1.4 ghz) that still overclock the DDR... What's the point to overclock the system if performances are not that different (especially with the DDR overlcocked)?

3) Is the XD battery replaceable?

Thank you!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 04, 2017, 02:04:07 pm
Hello, some days ago I ordered a GPD XD and today it should be in my hands. I have a few questions:

1) Is the stock rom really that bad? Can't I just uninstall HappyChick (and all the other useless apps) to get a clean Android system?

2) I read on a french Forum a discussion where a GPD employee recommends to *NOT* install any custom rom on the XD because they overclock the system and are potentially dangerous for the battery (I don't want another Note 7, never trust these chinese batteries... :) ). Anyways, I've noticed that in the first post of this thread there's a "normal clocked" rom (1.4 ghz) that still overclock the DDR... What's the point to overclock the system if performances are not that different (especially with the DDR overlcocked)?

3) Is the XD battery replaceable?

Thank you!

1 - Is not bad, but latest stock firmware are not very good because of new mali libs that break saturn emulation. Also, google play compatibility is much worse in stock rom, so you have to sideload some apps/games from another device.

2- Stock rom is underclocked, I just use frequencies that rk3288 support. In fact, the very first stock rom for XD used the same DDR frequencies I use, they just underclocked it more in later stock roms. Curious that a GPD "employee" talks a bout battery damage and things like that, when I share my changes with GPD and my rom has its complete support by their main developer. Custom rom also use DVFS so in case a device reaches a certain temperature it will underclock CPU accordingly.

3- It is soldered, so you would need to find a new one and solder it, like most tablets.

Anyhow, if you feel there is a risk installing a custom rom don't install it and use stock rom. I suggest 3.4.2 stock rom if you prefer stock rom. It depends on your needs. Try with stock rom first, and then if you see it's not good enough then try legacyROM
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ddj on January 04, 2017, 02:19:53 pm
the very first stock rom for XD used the same DDR frequencies I use, they just underclocked it more in later stock roms.

Yeah, and don't you think they underclocked it for a reason (i.e. avoid battery problems)? I don't think they underclocked it just for fun or to piss off their users...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 04, 2017, 03:31:35 pm
the very first stock rom for XD used the same DDR frequencies I use, they just underclocked it more in later stock roms.

Yeah, and don't you think they underclocked it for a reason (i.e. avoid battery problems)? I don't think they underclocked it just for fun or to piss off their users...

To gain more battery time probably, but they increased later GPU speed, (they removed dvfs in GPU since 3.4.3 which is a muxh worse). So not clear why they do what they do
Anyhow, if you think my rom can damage devices, don't flash It. But it's not on my mind to release a rom that can make problems.
I just offer an alternative. Anyone is free to use it or not.
Or anyone can make another ROM without speed changes, I won't make more updates.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: TriksR4Rabits on January 04, 2017, 03:50:44 pm
I've been using Skeleton's 1.8ghz rom and it's absolutely fantastic.

Thank you Skeleton for all your hard work. Loving my GPD XD.

Edit: bought you a beer Skeleton, thanks again ;D
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on January 04, 2017, 04:00:03 pm
I've been using it too since i received mine. No complaints about it. I've used it before for 2 and a half years with another device and never had not even a single issue. It's quite simple, if you're afraid it to do it because of a random post at some forum, don't use it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ddj on January 04, 2017, 04:02:05 pm
To gain more battery time probably, but they increased later GPU speed, (they removed dvfs in GPU since 3.4.3 which is a muxh worse). So not clear why they do what they do
Anyhow, if you think my rom can damage devices, don't flash It. But it's not on my mind to release a rom that can make problems.
I just offer an alternative. Anyone is free to use it or not.
Or anyone can make another ROM without speed changes, I won't make more updates.

No, no, please don't misunderstand. I appreciate a lot your work, your roms are amazing for the community (and not only for XD). I'm just trying to understand why GPD made these changes... you said that you're in contact with GPD, maybe you could ask them why their stock roms are underclocked, just for the sake of curiosity.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 04, 2017, 04:11:05 pm
To gain more battery time probably, but they increased later GPU speed, (they removed dvfs in GPU since 3.4.3 which is a muxh worse). So not clear why they do what they do
Anyhow, if you think my rom can damage devices, don't flash It. But it's not on my mind to release a rom that can make problems.
I just offer an alternative. Anyone is free to use it or not.
Or anyone can make another ROM without speed changes, I won't make more updates.

No, no, please don't misunderstand. I appreciate a lot your work, your roms are amazing for the community (and not only for XD). I'm just trying to understand why GPD made these changes... you said that you're in contact with GPD, maybe you could ask them why their stock roms are underclocked, just for the sake of curiosity.

Basically to gain more battery time, which is not much different between roms because voltage levels are similar in both roms. CPU speed can be controlled via a CPU app to reduce as you want, but GPD is more drastic and do it in kernel.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Jezu on January 05, 2017, 12:45:00 am
Okay thanks, my other problem though is that since i upgraded to the 1.6 my System Update has been malfunctioning. Any time i try use it it just says "Unfortunately System Update Has Stopped" ans there seems to be no way i can get the app to open. Should I just boot in recovery and flash the update? Will I lose apps and data? Thanks again :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on January 05, 2017, 01:44:26 am
Okay thanks, my other problem though is that since i upgraded to the 1.6 my System Update has been malfunctioning. Any time i try use it it just says "Unfortunately System Update Has Stopped" ans there seems to be no way i can get the app to open. Should I just boot in recovery and flash the update? Will I lose apps and data? Thanks again :)


If you can't open the app you could:

A - Uninstall it;

B - Freeze it using Titanium Backup;

C - Hibernate it using Greenify.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 05, 2017, 09:35:38 am
Okay thanks, my other problem though is that since i upgraded to the 1.6 my System Update has been malfunctioning. Any time i try use it it just says "Unfortunately System Update Has Stopped" ans there seems to be no way i can get the app to open. Should I just boot in recovery and flash the update? Will I lose apps and data? Thanks again :)
Try erasing data and cache of the systen update app in settings/appplications and try to open It. After that uncheck the options in the app and ready to go.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ddj on January 05, 2017, 12:22:18 pm
Basically to gain more battery time, which is not much different between roms because voltage levels are similar in both roms. CPU speed can be controlled via a CPU app to reduce as you want, but GPD is more drastic and do it in kernel.

My unit arrived today with 3.4.7 stock rom installed. So, if I want to use the stock rom, should I downgrade to 3.4.2 right (I read versions above that are bad)?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 05, 2017, 12:38:40 pm
If you want to play uoyabause (saturn emulation) then yes, if not, there are no many differences.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ddj on January 05, 2017, 12:52:07 pm
If you want to play uoyabause (saturn emulation) then yes, if not, there are no many differences.

It's funny they sell units with v3.4.7 rom installed and then on their official site they only offer to download v3.4.2 ( http://forum.gpd.hk/t3-the-latest-firmware-of-gpd-game-console ).
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 05, 2017, 01:52:15 pm
You can get all GPD downloads here:

https://pan.baidu.com/share/home?uk=389368662

I think those mega links had some issues (probably bad uploaded) so i would use pan baidu links instead or if you find another mirror. You can use jodwnloader to download from pan baidu.

This one is from 3.4.2: https://pan.baidu.com/s/1i4tT8oP

I don't know is these links are working or not:

http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-android-devices/lets-talk-xd-issues/
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ddj on January 05, 2017, 02:09:34 pm
This one is from 3.4.2: https://pan.baidu.com/s/1i4tT8oP

Is this release official "XD V3.4.2 English Firmware(non emulators and metro).zip"? It looks even better, I mean less bloatware...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 05, 2017, 04:38:07 pm
This one is from 3.4.2: https://pan.baidu.com/s/1i4tT8oP

Is this release official "XD V3.4.2 English Firmware(non emulators and metro).zip"? It looks even better, I mean less bloatware...

Oh , I see, I didn't see that one, Yeah, that one is probably cleaner of GPD apps and emus,
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: migenbrawl on January 06, 2017, 11:00:00 pm
I'm still trying everything.  I got a hold of a Windows 7 system, and I flashed the 1.4Ghz LegacyROM via RKBatch.  It's still not working, which doesn't surprise since stock worked in Windows 10, but it eliminates a possibility.

If it had worked, is the device supposed to reboot after the LegacyROM splash screen on initial boot?  Is there any significance to how my device will sometimes display the splash screen, reboot, but then lock up on the splash screen?  Also, after some flash attempts, the device will display the splash screen, but then just a blank screen.  The device is still on because I can see the LCD backlight, but nothing is displayed.

Again, I'm getting more concerned about having somewhat of a defective unit.  It would be one thing is someone else out of the many who have flashed LegacyROM had the same problem, but that doesn't appear to be the case.  I also had problems with VLC locking up on stock, but I assumed it was just a bug.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 06, 2017, 11:11:11 pm
To be honest I don't know what to suggest. Because people can flash It without issues or at least I never heard a similar issue. Maybe gpd is using some different component in later batch or something that would need a New kernel. Because I don't find an explanation.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: krillme on January 07, 2017, 11:22:00 am
I got RKBatchTool to work on Windows 10 by manually replacing the usb drivers in system32/drivers with the RKBatchTool ones. It's safe and easy to do
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: fidelis1 on January 08, 2017, 01:16:53 pm
@skelton Do you know if GPD still plans on doing an Android M update for the GPD XD? Or has it been canceled?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 08, 2017, 01:23:31 pm
@skelton Do you know if GPD still plans on doing an Android M update for the GPD XD? Or has it been canceled?

Probably cancellled, because Android m RK3288 SDK is worse than kitkat for gaming (terrible mali drivers), so I don't think they update unless Rockchip release a better SDK.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: migenbrawl on January 09, 2017, 02:44:25 am
Thanks for trying to help, Skelton.  Just wanted to confirm that something is definitely different about my XD's hardware.  A friend of mine has a 16GB.  He got a chance to bring it over, I flashed LegacyROM with RKBatch Tool, and it worked just fine on the first attempt.

I can now see that the LegacyROM splash screen animation will play through precisely one time on mine before it locks up.  Don't know what that means except that if anyone else sees the same behavior, then it doesn't mean you necessarily did anything wrong.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: fidelis1 on January 09, 2017, 04:43:38 pm
@skelton Thank you for the response. That is saddening, but makes perfect sense. Do you know if GPD still plans on making an XD 2 or has that been cancelled as well? It seems that they are focusing on Windows devices now with the GPD Win and the new mini 7" laptop they are working on.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 09, 2017, 04:46:09 pm
Supposedly xd2 is still planned. I suppose they are waiting for New rockchip 3399 before it gets released,, but probably won't be released in a few months.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: [email protected] on January 10, 2017, 03:55:53 pm
looks great, but I am a bit worried that the overclocked RAM and CPU speeds (esp. RAM) might blow up or at least shorten the lifespan of my beloved XD...

Is the increased DDR and CPU speed harmless in terms of heat?

You can use 1,4 ghz if you don't need OC. Device is a bit warmer, but q9 is much warmer than XD for example. XD has better dissipation. DDR speed was 456 in the first firmwares of GPD, they just decided underclocking it more in latter firmwares....
so I downloaded the rom everything worked out great so far but there seems to be a problem with my home and tab button on the gpd it wont work now please help
 :o
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 10, 2017, 04:16:56 pm
That's not normal. Home and menu buttons are the same as stock rom, there is no change in buttons or controls. Have you tried rebooting or installing it via BatchTool?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: felix on January 23, 2017, 06:43:01 pm
Hello, today I got my GPD XD and I installed the Legacy Null ROM successfully. Many thanks to skelton for his awesome work!
I have an issue and was wondering whether I am the only one having this issue. My GPD XD connects to my home WLAN no problem. But if I create an Access Point on my Windows 10 laptop, it can't connect to it. It says "connection saved" without ever successfully connecting to the Access Point. For some reason, the GPD also says the signal to my Access Point is weak, even though I literally have placed the GPD on top of my laptop. My router wifi signal is stronger, even though it's further away. My laptop's wifi card is a fairly good one, as no other devices have issues connecting to it, even devices older than the GPD XD. I think it's possibly a Kitkat issue. Does someone know how to fix this?

On a different note, the display of the GPD seems to have a poor color gamut. Does someone know if there are any compatibly replacement displays and if it's possible to replace the display at all?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 23, 2017, 09:06:47 pm
Thw wifi IS the same as stock ROM. I never used access point so no idea,.
About scteen i think GPD sold screens in their Aliexpress shop, but not sure if they still have them.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: krillme on January 24, 2017, 12:20:27 am
Has anyone got Hotline Miami 1 working with this ROM? I can get Hotline Miami 2 running just fine, I put the files in the OBB folder, but the game crashes when it tries to load first time.

And before anyone asks, I am using a version of the game I downloaded online, simply because it's a huge hassle to buy the game off of the store without spoofing, and secondly I've already purchased the game on 4 different systems, I really, REALLY don't want to purchase it again. But if no one else has got it working without purchasing it, I guess I'll just have to buy it again.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: felix on January 24, 2017, 12:50:51 am
Thanks for the info, skelton. Here is an update on my Wifi issue: I created an access point manually in Windows 10 via command line and my GPD has no issues connecting to it. Don't know why but if the Access Point is created via Windows 10 automatic hotspot tool in Wifi settings, GPD can't connect to it.

Anyways, if anyone wants to know why I connected my GPD to my laptop via a hotspot connection, it's because of Nvidia Gamestream. It's works amazingly without stuttering, artifacts and disconnections, even though it's 2.4Ghz wifi.

Speaking of Gamestream, I played a bit Borderlands and noticed that it's very uncomfortable to press L3 for running because you need to press L3 and move the left analog stick at the same time, which is very hard. Is it possible to switch L3 with R3?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: wani on January 24, 2017, 02:44:44 am
I installed legacy rom 1.8Ghz. and Play PPSSPP.

The central part of the machine is hot

When I check the temperature with CPU-Z, only battery temperature is displayed.

Is there any other way to check the CPU temperature?

I am worried about the overclocking, so I try to heat spread it like the picture.

* photo : gpd q9 thermalpad heat spread
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 24, 2017, 08:56:25 am
You can reduce speed with a CPU app like kernel adiutor. That way you don't use 1,8 GHz or only use it when you want.
@felix, to change l3 and r3 perhaps using tincore keymapper with a gamepad profiles you can change It.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Raza on January 25, 2017, 07:29:13 am
Hi,

I just updated to Legacy Rom and I only see one icon for SuperSU and it does not ask me to update binaries. Is this normal? I installed the transferred the update.img to my GPD-XD internal hard drive. Do I have to do the update binary ? When I open the SuperSU app, it is SuperSU FREE v2.49 that's the only SuperSU I see.

Thanks for your help!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 25, 2017, 09:57:28 am
If It doesn't ask for binaries is ok. Maybe when the app is updated itnwill ask you to update them. If that's the case, update using normal option in supersu.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Raza on January 25, 2017, 04:44:12 pm
Thanks Skelton!

I have a few more questions:

1. So you think I should update the SuperSU app after I sign into the Google Play store I know that when I ? What is the main purpose of installing these binaries? 

2. I just copied the ROMs to my Mac by using Android Share. Do you think I would also need to use Titanium Backup Pro which costs $5.99 to create backup of all the files?

3. After installing the Legacy Rom, What are some of the malware softwares that most people would get rid of? I see that Happy Chick is still there but the Metro Launcher is gone which is good. Also is it secure to login with my personal google account and use my credit card to buy stuff from Google Play store and not have to worry about any hidden apps in the background that might be a potential security threat? I see that Happy Chick app icon is still there even after updating to the Legacy Rom but it is written in Chinese characters. I have heard that Happy Chick is unsafe so should I remove it? Are there any other apps you would recommend I should completely remove/uninstall ?

4. This is a newbie question but how do I see the ROMS/Games that were installed that came with the GPD-XD? Previously with the Metro Launcher it had tabs to view the games. 

Thank you once again for all the hard work you have done!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 25, 2017, 05:53:26 pm
1. SuperSU will probaby get updated after you sign in google store. In that case it will ask you yo update binaries yoo to keep root.

2- It's up to you. titanium backup works fine for that purpose.

3- I suppose you installed via SD, so the apps from GPD stock firmware are still there. I don't use GPD stock firmware, so not sure what you shoudl remove, but except SPMC or KODI probably mos of them are useless.

4- Those games that came preinstalled are only available from stock emulators. My rom doens't have emulators, so you will need to download them from play store.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Raza on January 26, 2017, 05:17:47 am
Thanks! I just updated the SuperSU and did the Normal binary install so its all good now!

One thing I remember is that I never got a prompt to delete the update.img file so I think I will manually delete that file from the file explorer.

Thanks again for your feedback!

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: h0bbz on January 26, 2017, 02:48:42 pm
A bit of a n00b question so sorry about that, but I'm really confused as to whether or not I should root the device.

I have a stock GPD XD coming in the mail. Can I just install the 1,8 Legacy ROM by dropping the update.img file to an sd card without rooting? Will the device have root acces after I did this? Or do I need to root it, and only then can I install the Legacy ROM? Or can i just install the Legacy ROM and after it'll still need to be rooted to get root acces?

What's the order/what's needed to go to from a stock GPD XD to the Legacy ROM 1,8?

Again sorry for the n00b question the rooting/new ROM thing's a bit new to me.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 26, 2017, 03:01:13 pm
You can just put update.img in sdcard and update. My rom is rooted.
You don't need a rooted stock rom to flash my firmware or anyhow firmware.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: h0bbz on January 26, 2017, 03:20:11 pm
You can just put update.img in sdcard and update. My rom is rooted.
You don't need a rooted stock rom to flash my firmware or anyhow firmware.

Thanks, that clarifies a lot. Also thanks for all your work, cheers!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: azwel2 on January 28, 2017, 03:09:39 pm
I see other people have problems with this.  Wallpaper doesnt save after reboot.  Any fixes yet?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 28, 2017, 04:06:09 pm
I have explained It before. Me and other people don't have issues with wallpaper after reboot. So not sure what to fix. I cannot reproduce the issue. I use Zedge application to change wallpapers from time to time and they remain after a reboot.
If someone with that issue can provide a log, I can take a look into it, but most probably won't be a fix or an update, because I will be out of development probably forever I am afraid. (I don't have an XD right now too)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: azwel2 on January 28, 2017, 04:21:45 pm
I never heard of Zedge, but i just downloaded it, and the wallpaper I selected in it stayed after reboot..I guess thats a good fix
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Rcoltrane on January 29, 2017, 04:35:12 am
I never heard of Zedge, but i just downloaded it, and the wallpaper I selected in it stayed after reboot..I guess thats a good fix
I agree, i have installed zedge and my new wallpapers are being held after a shutdown. Problem solved!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Alienbiker99 on January 31, 2017, 06:23:19 am
Hey I own the gpd xd. Thanks for your work in cleaning up this rom. Running it with xposed modules makes the os a little more clean.

I was wondering with the release of the Asus Tinker Board, which uses the same Rockchip CPU and the same Mali GPU, will we see a push for better drivers for linux/ android?

Would love for an unofficial build of 6.0 or 7.0 if possible :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 31, 2017, 09:35:14 am
The Asus tinker will use the drivers that rockchip provides, like firefly board, so unless rockchip make better drivers... Anyhow, I don't think i can do more roms anytime soon.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ddj on January 31, 2017, 02:24:58 pm
skelton, I've noticed GPD released firmware 3.4.8 ( http://forum.gpd.hk/t3-the-latest-firmware-of-gpd-game-console ). Do you know what's new and/or if they fixed the driver bugs?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 31, 2017, 04:00:59 pm
skelton, I've noticed GPD released firmware 3.4.8 ( http://forum.gpd.hk/t3-the-latest-firmware-of-gpd-game-console ). Do you know what's new and/or if they fixed the driver bugs?
No idea, I don't have my XD to test. But I don't think they included better mali drivers because Rockchip SDK has not been updated for a while. GPD told me they won't revert back to good mali drivers because they need the new for some chinese video app or something. But I haven't tested it so not sure what's new.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: 13irregular on February 02, 2017, 04:12:37 am
hi new member here since I finally got my GPD XD. Anyway downloaded the 1.8 link from the first page of this thread and tried the micro sd method. I renamed the file to update.img and the system prompted me for the update. It did all the text install things and rebooted. The system started up got past the gears and now says LegacyROM with a moving space type background. If I hold one of the buttons near power I can get it boot into the system. Is that how it is supposed to be or it should be booting in automatically?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on February 02, 2017, 09:44:55 am
It should boot auto. In fact pressing a button shouldn't make a difference. It just boots a bit slower than stock rom.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: 13irregular on February 03, 2017, 02:54:59 am
Seems to all be good now just a few quick questions if someone can help:

1) everything working great and after I figure out what apps I want to have after experimenting I plan to do one more clean sweep of the system so none of those deleted apps I experimented with exist. Can I put legacy back on and run it and it will be like a new format or I need to go back to stock software and then legacy? Or can I just go to settings restore and legacy is brand new again?

2) I am using the download link on the first page. I take it that is the latest release?

3) I used 1.8 overclock one. Where on my system can I see i overclocked or there is no way to tell?

4) I try to download Kodi in the play store and it says "your device isn't compatible with this version". Any idea how I go about downloading kodi?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dpsychedelic on February 03, 2017, 03:37:31 am
Thanks a lot skelton.
Installed via MacBook using Parallels with Windows10. Had no issues whatsoever with BatchTool. Worked first try.

Now I ask, what is the purpose of the update app? I assume it WONT update android itself right? Then what does it update? (Also, a couple times I got the "Updater has stopped" message, should I worry at all?).
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on February 03, 2017, 07:37:58 am
Thanks a lot skelton.
Installed via MacBook using Parallels with Windows10. Had no issues whatsoever with BatchTool. Worked first try.

Now I ask, what is the purpose of the update app? I assume it WONT update android itself right? Then what does it update? (Also, a couple times I got the "Updater has stopped" message, should I worry at all?).
the update tablet app is to install a firmware v?a SD. to stop that message just enter the app and uncheck their options.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on February 03, 2017, 07:42:32 am
Seems to all be good now just a few quick questions if someone can help:

1) everything working great and after I figure out what apps I want to have after experimenting I plan to do one more clean sweep of the system so none of those deleted apps I experimented with exist. Can I put legacy back on and run it and it will be like a new format or I need to go back to stock software and then legacy? Or can I just go to settings restore and legacy is brand new again?

2) I am using the download link on the first page. I take it that is the latest release?

3) I used 1.8 overclock one. Where on my system can I see i overclocked or there is no way to tell?

4) I try to download Kodi in the play store and it says "your device isn't compatible with this version". Any idea how I go about downloading kodi?

1 - a Factory reset will put legacyrom to default settings, no need to reinstall It again or go to stock rom.

2- yes, links on first Page are the latest ones (newmali drivers versi?n if you want newmali libs, not recomiended) or nullnjoystick version (more recomiended).

3- with a CPU app like kernel adiutor, setcpu... Cpuz can also give you that info.

4- latest kodi requires Lollipop (no idea why). Use an older versi?n of kodi or spmc (you can get the apks on their websites).
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ker on February 03, 2017, 10:48:05 am
Just a quick question... Despite the problems with uoYabause and new mali drivers, performance in the rest of emulators will improve using the new drivers?

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on February 03, 2017, 11:35:27 am
Just a quick question... Despite the problems with uoYabause and new mali drivers, performance in the rest of emulators will improve using the new drivers?

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Nope, is pretty much the same from what I tested. Except uoyabause, most emus are CPU dependant more than GPU. Perhaps n64 can improve minimally using a openGLES3.1 profile, but difference can be very minimal, since performance in mupen varies depending on the game and plugin used. Some android games crashed too with new mali drivers.
You can try both versions anyway to see which one suits better for you. Though I always used old mali drivers when I had my XD with me.

New mali drivers were introduced in 3.4.3 firmware. Depending on your stock rom version you can get an idea of your current drivers you are using,
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ker on February 03, 2017, 01:17:29 pm
Just a quick question... Despite the problems with uoYabause and new mali drivers, performance in the rest of emulators will improve using the new drivers?

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Nope, is pretty much the same from what I tested. Except uoyabause, most emus are CPU dependant more than GPU. Perhaps n64 can improve minimally using a openGLES3.1 profile, but difference can be very minimal, since performance in mupen varies depending on the game and plugin used. Some android games crashed too with new mali drivers.
You can try both versions anyway to see which one suits better for you. Though I always used old mali drivers when I had my XD with me.

New mali drivers were introduced in 3.4.3 firmware. Depending on your stock rom version you can get an idea of your current drivers you are using,

Thank you. I've just installed your rom using update.img method. Everything seems ok. A factory reset is recommended after the installation?

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on February 03, 2017, 01:38:13 pm
No needed unless you find something not working ok.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ker on February 03, 2017, 02:00:32 pm
No needed unless you find something not working ok.

Everything looks fine. Thanks for your help ;-)

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ker on February 03, 2017, 02:25:23 pm
I have spoken too fast... Home button doesn't work after installing legacy rom. Any key event is received when I press the button =(

Edit: Task button is also not working. No key event received using KeyEvent Display app
Edit: After a painful factory reset  :'( :'( :'(, buttons are working again
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on February 03, 2017, 04:29:02 pm
Strange, because buttons are the same as in stock rom. we share the same button/joystick driver.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dpsychedelic on February 04, 2017, 08:31:24 pm
Thanks a lot skelton.
Installed via MacBook using Parallels with Windows10. Had no issues whatsoever with BatchTool. Worked first try.

Now I ask, what is the purpose of the update app? I assume it WONT update android itself right? Then what does it update? (Also, a couple times I got the "Updater has stopped" message, should I worry at all?).
the update tablet app is to install a firmware v?a SD. to stop that message just enter the app and uncheck their options.
Thank you very much.

Another question if you don't mind: If people can change clock speed via Kernel Auditor, what would be the point of a 1.4 Ghz ROM, is it just a convenience thing (people who don't wanna install any CPU apps or worry about changing anything)?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on February 04, 2017, 09:23:05 pm
Thanks a lot skelton.
Installed via MacBook using Parallels with Windows10. Had no issues whatsoever with BatchTool. Worked first try.

Now I ask, what is the purpose of the update app? I assume it WONT update android itself right? Then what does it update? (Also, a couple times I got the "Updater has stopped" message, should I worry at all?).
the update tablet app is to install a firmware v?a SD. to stop that message just enter the app and uncheck their options.
Thank you very much.

Another question if you don't mind: If people can change clock speed via Kernel Auditor, what would be the point of a 1.4 Ghz ROM, is it just a convenience thing (people who don't wanna install any CPU apps or worry about changing anything)?
Yeah, basically for that reason i made three vversions, for noobs and people that don't know how to use CPU apps.. just a convenience thing.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dpsychedelic on February 07, 2017, 06:51:02 am
Yeah, basically for that reason i made three vversions, for noobs and people that don't know how to use CPU apps.. just a convenience thing.
Ok man thanks! I guess I'll stick to 1.8 Ghz then and use Kernel Auditor @ 1.4 then only boost when 1.8 is needed.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on February 20, 2017, 04:03:17 pm
I've been having this weird issue where, after a reboot, the 'Home' and 'Task Manager' buttons don't work within Android GUI.

I am running LegacyROM 1.8GHz edition. Nova Launcher. Kernel Auditor with Interactive set for CPU.

After I reboot, the buttons usually return, but they'll not work again after a subsequent reboot. I thought it might be a keyboard/input settings issue, but that didn't reveal anything new.

Anyone experienced this?


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on February 20, 2017, 04:23:55 pm
I never experienced that, in this case buttons and joystick are the same as stock rom. We share the same code for that,
Maybe there is some bug in the joystick driver that can be reproduced after some circumstances, not sure, but in that case the bug will be present in stock rom too.
I personally never experienced it, but I don't have my XD anymore so I cannot test or try something to reproduce the issue
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jumpup on February 20, 2017, 09:29:21 pm
I never experienced that, in this case buttons and joystick are the same as stock rom. We share the same code for that,
Maybe there is some bug in the joystick driver that can be reproduced after some circumstances, not sure, but in that case the bug will be present in stock rom too.
I personally never experienced it, but I don't have my XD anymore so I cannot test or try something to reproduce the issue

What happened to your XD?


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on February 20, 2017, 09:40:13 pm
I never experienced that, in this case buttons and joystick are the same as stock rom. We share the same code for that,
Maybe there is some bug in the joystick driver that can be reproduced after some circumstances, not sure, but in that case the bug will be present in stock rom too.
I personally never experienced it, but I don't have my XD anymore so I cannot test or try something to reproduce the issue

What happened to your XD?


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I gave it to my brother. Unfortunately i don't have time to Play games. Also, i got a gpdwin so when i Play (rarely) i can do It with gpdwin.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: The Afroman on February 24, 2017, 09:09:11 pm
Hey skelton,

So i haven't been on this forum since the JXD s7300 days.

Just picked up the GPD XD and i just pulled it out the box. I saw that it came with 3.4.7 which you state has bad Mali drivers.. so using your firmware will fix that right?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on February 24, 2017, 09:47:38 pm
Hey skelton,

So i haven't been on this forum since the JXD s7300 days.

Just picked up the GPD XD and i just pulled it out the box. I saw that it came with 3.4.7 which you state has bad Mali drivers.. so using your firmware will fix that right?

Yes, or stock firmware 3.4.2. bad Mali drivers mostly affect uoyabaise (Saturn emulation), so if you don't need Saturn emulation 3.4.7 can be ok after a clean app (I suggest you uninstall bitgames assitant app from stock firmware).
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: moff on March 04, 2017, 08:50:21 am
Skelton, can you please tell me how can i set cpu frequency (what app can do this)?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 04, 2017, 09:30:46 am
Skelton, can you please tell me how can i set cpu frequency (what app can do this)?
Kernel adiutor or setcpu for example.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: moff on March 04, 2017, 10:26:04 am
Skelton, can you please tell me how can i set cpu frequency (what app can do this)?
Kernel adiutor or setcpu for example.
In Kernel Auditor i go here: Kernel -> CPU -> CPU Maximum frequency
And there is no way to change frequency more than 1.6 (i'm using Legacy ROM 1.6 version with ROOT)

What i'm doing wrong?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 04, 2017, 10:53:05 am
Skelton, can you please tell me how can i set cpu frequency (what app can do this)?
Kernel adiutor or setcpu for example.
In Kernel Auditor i go here: Kernel -> CPU -> CPU Maximum frequency
And there is no way to change frequency more than 1.6 (i'm using Legacy ROM 1.6 version with ROOT)

What i'm doing wrong?

You are not doing anything wrong. If you are using 1,6 version of the rom you are limited to 1,6 ghz by kernel. You need the 1,8 ghz version for that. You won't notice a great difference from 1,6 to 1,8 though. I always used the 1,8 ghz version, because you can always clock down CPU when you don't need 1,8 ghz max.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: moff on March 04, 2017, 12:59:50 pm
Skelton, can you please tell me how can i set cpu frequency (what app can do this)?
Kernel adiutor or setcpu for example.
In Kernel Auditor i go here: Kernel -> CPU -> CPU Maximum frequency
And there is no way to change frequency more than 1.6 (i'm using Legacy ROM 1.6 version with ROOT)

What i'm doing wrong?

You are not doing anything wrong. If you are using 1,6 version of the rom you are limited to 1,6 ghz by kernel. You need the 1,8 ghz version for that. You won't notice a great difference from 1,6 to 1,8 though. I always used the 1,8 ghz version, because you can always clock down CPU when you don't need 1,8 ghz max.
Ooops, I had not thought about it :))
If i just use method with update.img with 1.8 version to sd,  did i loose any data?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 04, 2017, 01:13:19 pm
No, by sd you shouldn't lose data. Use the update tablet app , select offline upgrade and you can update v?a SD. Maybe you will need to reupdate supersu binaries though. Or downgrade supersu app if yours is newer than the one from the rom.
But to be honest, device performs very similar at 1,6 or 1,8, so not sure if it's worth to update. If you need more performance with your 1,6 GHz versi?n select perfomance CPU governor for the app you need.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: moff on March 04, 2017, 01:21:56 pm
No, by sd you shouldn't lose data. Use the update tablet app , select offline upgrade and you can update v?a SD. Maybe you will need to reupdate supersu binaries though.
But to be honest, device performs very similar at 1,6 or 1,8, so not sure if it's worth to update. If you need more performance with your 1,6 GHz versi?n select perfomance CPU governor for the app you need.
And there is no need to do factory reset or anything like that after update?
I'm asking this, cause on my android phone when i was updating it from android 5 to android 6, it start laging without factory reset and full wipe, and on xd i've just installed a huge pack of apps, and if wipe is needed, it'll be a pain to install this all over again.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 04, 2017, 01:33:14 pm
Well, I always suggest a fresh install via PC, or a factory rest as you mention. Sd card upgrade method works and keep your apps but it's a bit dirty method of upgrading, so some strange behaviour can happen, so it's up to you. I personally woulnd't flash again just to go from 1,6 to 1,8, because you won't notice it too much (a different story is from 1,4 stock rom to 1,8 ghz)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: moff on March 04, 2017, 02:08:31 pm
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Well, I always suggest a fresh install via PC, or a factory rest as you mention. Sd card upgrade method works and keep your apps but it's a bit dirty method of upgrading, so some strange behaviour can happen, so it's up to you. I personally woulnd't flash again just to go from 1,6 to 1,8, because you won't notice it too much (a different story is from 1,4 stock rom to 1,8 ghz)
I forgot about great backup app - titanium backup.
It can backup apps and it's data and settings, and so if firmware is the same, it shouldn't be a problem.
Will try it any way.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: AlucardX on March 08, 2017, 07:56:33 am
This is my first post here, I registered to say thanks to skelton for making this custom rom for GPD! I just recently got my GPD device and been on stock firmware for about a week, until I learned about old vs new mali drivers and performance issues with some emulators like uoYabause because of it. So I took a plunge and installed legacy rom, the 1.8Ghz version, and its been almost two weeks and I love it! I think stock rom is fine for someone new to portable gaming on android os, since it comes with somewhat friendly metro style interface and preinstalled emulators and games, but if you want a clean device with own options to customize and install apps, legacy rom is the way to go, and 1.8 overclock on cpu is a nice bonus) Although running 1.8 on performance setting does warmup the gpd device, but its a small price to pay for so much needed performance boost in PSP, Dreamcast and Saturn emulators.

One of my goals in getting GPD was to play sega saturn games with uoYabause and stock rom's new mali drivers were affecting performance, but legacy rom solves that issue. One minor issue I noticed with uoYabause, after installing legacy rom, is filter option for FXAA does not work anymore (just black screen with sound), it worked on stock rom, and it was great because it made 2d games look great. Not sure if its due to mali drivers, or some other factor in legacy rom but I'm curious if someone else experienced this as well?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 08, 2017, 09:31:34 am
The New Mali drivers in uoyabause allow fxaa but performance is terrible. So basically we need old mali drivers although we cannot use fxaa. Fxaa would be Too much for this device anyway. In my shield tablet uoyabause is slow with fxaa, and I have to remove It to get decent speeds Too. Certainly uoyabause is very demanding, only shield TV manages all games fullspeed
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: AlucardX on March 08, 2017, 05:08:51 pm
The New Mali drivers in uoyabause allow fxaa but performance is terrible. So basically we need old mali drivers although we cannot use fxaa. Fxaa would be Too much for this device anyway. In my shield tablet uoyabause is slow with fxaa, and I have to remove It to get decent speeds Too. Certainly uoyabause is very demanding, only shield TV manages all games fullspeed

Thanks, that makes sense. Hopefully whenever GPD 2 comes out, performance and driver issue will be solved.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: supersonic on March 16, 2017, 12:41:07 am
I need some advice/guidance - I got my XD at few days ago and I have yet to get any method to install LegacyROM to work for me. First I tried the RKBatchTool method, connected to my Windows 7 x64 SP1 PC via USB 2.0 port, but the XD has never shown up in the batchtool. I installed the RKDriver first as admin, it claimed it installed correctly. I pressed power+volume up and connected it, but it has never been recognized by the batchtool. Windows pops up a little "Android ADB connected" notification, and I can browse it with file explorer, however.

I tried to replace the usbport.sys and usbhub.sys files in that link, but all that did was disable my USB 3 ports, and make no difference in batchtool.

Then I tried the update via SD card, and it sees it and prompts me to update, but once it reboots into recovery mode, all the available options fail.

The recovery mode I always end up in when I hit a brick wall with batchtool and the SD card both is called "Android system recovery <3e>" "XD-EN-V3.4.7-KTU84Q-20160708.145341" - it has a little background picture of the green android on his back with his hatch open and it gives me a vertical menu to navigate with the volume up.down and power button. But batchtool never sees it, and the SD card with the update.img is never recognized, I always have to just power down from there.

This is a Blue 32GB unit I got from geekbuying, it that makes any difference at all. I've tried to follow the steps for both methods, and I've tried slight variations on each just in case, but nothing works.

I have an OS X computer available to me to try and do this, but I've only tried with Windows so far because I assumed that would be the easiest/best supported way. If there is a way to try for the complete wipe/install via Mac or Linux, I'll be glad to give that a shot.

Any one have any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: particleman on March 16, 2017, 01:33:25 am
With rkbatch tool don't hit power plus volume up.  Just volume up while the xd is off
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: supersonic on March 16, 2017, 01:44:47 am
With rkbatch tool don't hit power plus volume up.  Just volume up while the xd is off

You're a life safer - that worked. I think my problem was I started this process following a youtube tutorial that wasn't entirely clear. Thank you for the magic bullet though!  :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: CRaul87 on March 30, 2017, 02:13:37 pm
Any one encounter stuttering issues with you tube on the new mali drivers rom?

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: a330boy on March 31, 2017, 01:20:20 am
The New Mali drivers in uoyabause allow fxaa but performance is terrible. So basically we need old mali drivers although we cannot use fxaa. Fxaa would be Too much for this device anyway. In my shield tablet uoyabause is slow with fxaa, and I have to remove It to get decent speeds Too. Certainly uoyabause is very demanding, only shield TV manages all games fullspeed

Hello skelton , given that there is a few other tablets with the RK3288 and these have a marshmallow 6.0 custom rom, like IFive Air, and Pipo P9, (http://crewrktablets.arctablet.com/?p=6073) . Is it easy to copy this and port to GPD XD then ? I might look into doing it. Could the compiled MALI drivers (new and old) work on marshmallow?

What else would need to be done that couldn't be taken from a rom like the above ?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 31, 2017, 07:16:39 am
The bootloader is different. If you flash that ROM you would have brick. Also, KitKat kernel cannot be used in marshmallow.
Mali drivers are bad in Android 6 by the way.
Only thing can be done is writing It from Scratch with Android m SDK for rockchip. I suppose crewrktablets have It, but ibdon't ser Anyhow source Code. We would also lose gpd mapper porting another ROM. Anyhow, i don't have an xd to do It. But basically It would be using kernel, modules and libs from xd and try on marshmallow rom, but I doubt they work out of the box.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: a330boy on March 31, 2017, 05:25:20 pm
What's changed in the latest official firmware . V3.4.9 . http://pan.baidu.com/share/home?uk=389368662&view=share#category/type=0

Also is there any benefits or anything that the new mali drivers improve/make better than the old ones?
thanks
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on March 31, 2017, 06:19:40 pm
What's changed in the latest official firmware . V3.4.9 . http://pan.baidu.com/share/home?uk=389368662&view=share#category/type=0

Also is there any benefits or anything that the new mali drivers improve/make better than the old ones?
thanks

The drivers are the same as 3.4.7, not new. As far as I know, they changed something for a chinese MOBA game, but nothing else. For me I don't see benefit of new mali drivers/vs old ones. Old ones have less issues with some android games and uoyabause works well with them. With new mali drivers Saturn emulation is broken and slow
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: vsilvalopes on April 17, 2017, 10:59:21 pm
Hi Skelton!
Long time a fan from your work, since the JXD S5110B.
Just bought a shine GPD XD, and again, time to use your ROM. :D

Can you point me to the latest release, with the right Mali Driver for optimal Saturn Emulation?

I see that we have the "Null Joystick" version, this is the latest and with the right Mali Drivers?

Again, thanks for your work!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 18, 2017, 08:50:56 am
Yep, the null joystick versi?n.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on April 18, 2017, 11:29:23 pm
just bought my gpd xd and looking to update. Im running a stock OS at 1.8. Honestly i havent had one problem with my gpd xd. No freezing at all, my games and emulators run great. I have Nes,Snes,N64,Genesis,Mame,Ps1,Psp,Dreamcast,Atari,Retro arc. I don't play Sega Saturn, and my android games play well. I use happy chick but since ive setup my emulators with all the roms i haven't had a use for HC. except for the occasional game i haven't played in a long time that i don't have in my collection.

My question to everyone is, do you think i need to update to Legacy rom and if so, 1.8ghz? since I'm running that version from stock. I really not a big fan of having suspicious apps running in the back round #snowden

thanks for your help
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on April 19, 2017, 12:22:39 am
just bought my gpd xd and looking to update. Im running a stock OS at 1.8. Honestly i havent had one problem with my gpd xd. No freezing at all, my games and emulators run great. I have Nes,Snes,N64,Genesis,Mame,Ps1,Psp,Dreamcast,Atari,Retro arc. I don't play Sega Saturn, and my android games play well. I use happy chick but since ive setup my emulators with all the roms i haven't had a use for HC. except for the occasional game i haven't played in a long time that i don't have in my collection.

My question to everyone is, do you think i need to update to Legacy rom and if so, 1.8ghz? since I'm running that version from stock. I really not a big fan of having suspicious apps running in the back round #snowden

thanks for your help

If you already installed everything you wanted and are comfortable with that, then in my opinion you shouldn't. LegacyRom is meant for a cleaner and optimized experience from the start (also getting the real unlocked max frequency from the cpu). I barely used the stock rom, for a couple of minutes only, but i believe that there won't be any suspicious app, excluding HappyChick maybe. Anyway, you can uninstall any app that you don't trust.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on April 19, 2017, 01:15:10 am
Whatever way you go, I suggest you install CWM and backup.  ;D

Then you can do what you want and always have an option to go back to exactly where you left it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on April 19, 2017, 04:17:09 am
Thank you gentleman, I appreciate the help
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on April 19, 2017, 07:40:49 pm
I have one more question. Can I do from a Mac computer?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 19, 2017, 07:43:07 pm
I have one more question. Can I do from a Mac computer?

There is no bacthTool for MAC as far as I know. You need windows or Linux to use Batchtool. Or install using method 2 via sdcard. It's a dirty method but it should work. (I suggest doing a factory reset after instaling via sdcard). Doing a factoy reset or installing via batchtool will wipe your device, so backup the apps you need before updating.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on April 20, 2017, 01:14:04 am
So update using method 2 via sd card then factory reset after the update? This will clean my system and update to Legacy rom?


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: AlucardX on April 20, 2017, 02:26:57 am
I would also recommend you update to Legacy rom (1.8ghz). The performance optimizations skelton added to it, like higher cpu clock, overclocked ddr, and performance cpu governor, are worth it. You will notice performance optimization in psp, saturn and psx/n64 games, even on hq settings, including demanding android games made for nvidia tegra shield. If you can get a hold of windows system, update using batchtool, its cleaner, just backup your games, saves, and apps from internal sd card before you update.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on April 20, 2017, 05:32:39 am
 If I do it through method one will I need to install anything else? What about OTA updates? Or was that only for method 2?


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 20, 2017, 09:35:22 am
There aren't ota updates. For method 1 you need a computer, for method 2 just put the firmware on the sd and the firmware and system Will detect It and install It.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on April 20, 2017, 10:24:05 pm
Thank you for all the help. I've made my decision and decided to use method one.

Just need to use the computer at work


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jpino3786 on April 21, 2017, 01:33:15 pm
This may be a stupid question but I just thought of it to ask...I have 1.8ghz LegacyROM on the GPD.  Do I need to switch anything in the settings for the GPD to run at 1.8GHZ or does it detect automatically?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 21, 2017, 01:57:41 pm
It is autodetected. You can change CPU speeds as you need though with an app like setcpu or kernel adiutor
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jpino3786 on April 21, 2017, 03:00:50 pm
It is autodetected. You can change CPU speeds as you need though with an app like setcpu or kernel adiutor

Ok awesome.  Is it bad to leave it set on 1.8 all the time if I was to change it?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 21, 2017, 04:43:03 pm
The only way to run at 1,8 is using performance cpu governor. With default interactive governor the device use the speed it needs. It's not bad to have it at 1,8 ghz all the time, but device will get warmer and battery life wil be worse using perforance governor, so use it when you need it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on April 21, 2017, 07:10:10 pm
So set it to 1.8ghz when I'm ready to play a game with higher graphics and set it to 1.6ghz or lower for other games that don't require so much power?


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on April 21, 2017, 07:15:52 pm
So set it to 1.8ghz when I'm ready to play a game with higher graphics and set it to 1.6ghz or lower for other games that don't require so much power?


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Or you could set it to 1.8ghz all the time. When you're playing a not so demanding emulator/game you can set it to interactive and it will adjust the frequency according to the app. When playing a highly demanding game you can just set it to performance. That's usually what i do.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on April 21, 2017, 08:09:39 pm
How does that work?
Interactive kinda dictates how to toggle cpu?
Performance pushed the processor more?

and are these settings nub friendly ( assuming they dont play ppsspp or Dreamcast emulator 24/7 ) ?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: FabianZettl on April 21, 2017, 08:23:33 pm
Quick question. I am on 1,6ghz null joystick version. Can I "upgrade" to 1,8ghz Version without losing anything?

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 21, 2017, 09:04:03 pm
How does that work?
Interactive kinda dictates how to toggle cpu?
Performance pushed the processor more?

and are these settings nub friendly ( assuming they dont play ppsspp or Dreamcast emulator 24/7 ) ?
Interactive governor use speed on demand, depending on the workloads. Performance use your max cpu speed selected all the time. You can change governors with any cpu app.
Interactive governor is the default in my custom kernel and in stock ROM too.
Quick question. I am on 1,6ghz null joystick version. Can I "upgrade" to 1,8ghz Version without losing anything?

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Via sdcard using the update tablet app and selecting offline upgrade. Difference between 1,6 and 1,8 is very minimal though. Upgrading via sdcard is less suggested than via batchtool, but via batchtool you will lose your data.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on April 21, 2017, 09:21:33 pm
Quote from: skelton
Interactive governor is the default in my custom kernel and in stock ROM too.

Ok so does this mean if i install LegacyRom1.8ghz, and install SetCpu then set it to interactive 1.8ghz .... That does nothing right? You already put that into your rom. Or did I not understand that right?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on April 21, 2017, 09:26:01 pm
In my rom the default is interactive, like in stock ROM. So system will go to 1,8 GHz when needed. In stock ROM max is 1,4 and system will go to 1,4 when needed. If you don't use a cpu app system is always using interactive governor. If you need to change cpu governor, then a cpu app is needed.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: AlucardX on April 22, 2017, 04:25:23 am
I have mine set to 1.8 and performance governor most of the time (using No-frills CPU Control app), because I mostly play PSP and Saturn games, occasionally psx and N64 roms with HD texture packs, battery won't last all day but I get about 8 hours out of it, which is not bad. Having set to 1.8 and performance certainly helps with high performance games, for example like god of war or dantes inferno was simply unplayable on stock GPD xd, but now I can play these games smoothly, or even not that demanding psx and N64 games, I can play them smoothly with all settings in the emulator set to hq to improve graphics. The only downside of 1.8 and performance governor, you GPD will get really warm, almost hot sometimes, just something to keep in mind.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: vsilvalopes on May 05, 2017, 02:03:04 pm
Skelton, just a heads up and a big thanks for your work on this!

Installed it yesterday, and this is the Android that we deserve!
Very clean, very polished and NO BLOATWARE!

Once again, I get the device, use it with the default ROM for about five minutes, just for testing, and right away install your ROM!

Thanks for this briliant work!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: retroster on May 06, 2017, 05:43:28 am
Ppsspp, dc and uoyabause run a bit better with overclock. But don't expect that all psp or saturn games run perfecto, because even in my shield tablet some psp games run a bit slow. Performance gobernor is a must for uoyabause. Some games run good in terms of speed. I have played virtua fighter remix, panzer dragoon zwei or guardi?n h?roes and they run fine.using performance and 1,8 ghz kernel. For uoyabause the rk3288 is not enough anyway, only some games will be playable. Mali drivers are terrible too and most games have graphical glitches that they don't in other devices with other GPUs like powervr, intel or tegra according to my tests.

Hi, can someone tell me what "Performance goberno" is? My Uoyabause is crazy slow even on Legacy. Would love to run the likes of Sega Rally, Nights, etc. better...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on May 06, 2017, 06:20:41 am
If you are on LegacyRom 1.8 GHZ this should help out: http://sectioneight.net/gpd-xd/tutorials/gpd-xd-novice-guide-legacy-rom-18ghz



also you can read : https://androidforums.com/threads/android-cpu-governors-explained.513426/
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 06, 2017, 09:34:05 am
Ppsspp, dc and uoyabause run a bit better with overclock. But don't expect that all psp or saturn games run perfecto, because even in my shield tablet some psp games run a bit slow. Performance gobernor is a must for uoyabause. Some games run good in terms of speed. I have played virtua fighter remix, panzer dragoon zwei or guardi?n h?roes and they run fine.using performance and 1,8 ghz kernel. For uoyabause the rk3288 is not enough anyway, only some games will be playable. Mali drivers are terrible too and most games have graphical glitches that they don't in other devices with other GPUs like powervr, intel or tegra according to my tests.

Hi, can someone tell me what "Performance goberno" is? My Uoyabause is crazy slow even on Legacy. Would love to run the likes of Sega Rally, Nights, etc. better...
Make sure you are not using the New Mali drivers versi?n of the rom, because  uoyabause is much slower with that. Anyhow, don't expect to run sega rally fullspeed with gpd xd. You will need Frameskip, even in a tegra k1 is not fullspeed. Yo use performance governor, take a look to psyops guide, you need a CPU app.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: retroster on May 06, 2017, 03:41:02 pm
Thats a lot to read. I basically have SetupCPU installed for a while now. I assume thats the same thing?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 06, 2017, 04:11:40 pm
Yeah, setcpu is a CPU app. You can change CPU governor and speeds with it. I prefer kernel adiutor though.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: retroster on May 06, 2017, 04:25:48 pm
Yeah, setcpu is a CPU app. You can change CPU governor and speeds with it. I prefer kernel adiutor though.

Thank. With SetupCPU, it has 2 selectors: MHz max and MHz min. I have both set to 1800. Is that OK? Or should one be of a smaller number? Dunno what most of those mean hence I dont think I'll be messing with governor, etc.

But yeah, even with it on 1800MHz, Uoyabause is still crazy slow. I think I'll just uninstall it...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 06, 2017, 04:48:20 pm
Cpu Max 1,8 is enough with performance governor. No need to put.min to 1,8 too. Just read psyops links to learn how CPU and governor work. Uoyabause works fine with some games, don't expect sega rally running well unless you use frameskip. Just make sure you are using the normal null joystick versi?n of the rom and not the newmali drivers versi?n of the firmware. Check that because difference in performance is day and night between the two versions  of the rom.Also use Saturn resolutio instead of native one in uoyabause. Most 2d games run fullspeed and some 3d Too like panzer dragoon zwei or radiant silvergun. Sega rally is just Too much for this device. Only shield TV or a modern snapdragon runs uoyabause fullspeed in most games.
All in all Saturn runs very acceptably but depends on the game you want to play.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: retroster on May 06, 2017, 04:53:55 pm
Thanks for all the info/help. Much appreciated. One last Q: where can I check im running the NULL version? Sorry, man, I'm an iOS person - Android is unfamiliar to me.

OMG... simply switching the resolution to ORIGINAL sped up Sega Rally so much! Its actually playable now!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 06, 2017, 05:34:29 pm
Just check settings/about system at the bottom to see the build number, or just check the name of the rar file you downloaded from the fist post. If it doesn't say newmali or something like that then you have the good one for uoyabause.

This version is the best for uoyabause:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAc0pLUVBFX0x1YUE/view?usp=sharing
So check if you have downloaded that one,
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: retroster on May 06, 2017, 05:47:35 pm
Ouch, I trashed all the files after Legacing  ???
My XD says:
Android version: 4.4.4
Kernal version:
3.10.0
Skelton#12
Fri Apr 1 15:04:58 CEST 2016
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 06, 2017, 06:00:30 pm
I think  you have the best one. The fact that Sega rally is more or less playable seems ok. In the other versi?n all games work slow, even simple 2d games.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: retroster on May 06, 2017, 06:01:10 pm
Thanks so much!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: AceGrace on May 12, 2017, 12:20:30 pm
What version of android does the GPD XD usually have installed (factory settings)?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 12, 2017, 12:21:23 pm
The gpd xd use android 4.4.4 in both stock firmware and my firmware.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dreamesper on May 13, 2017, 08:37:42 pm
@skelton

-- Did you ever find out the cause of the wallpaper reverting to the colorful design within LegacyROM? I plan on getting an XD for myself again soon and was curious about this...

thanks!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 13, 2017, 09:10:03 pm
@skelton

-- Did you ever find out the cause of the wallpaper reverting to the colorful design within LegacyROM? I plan on getting an XD for myself again soon and was curious about this...

thanks!
No idea because doesn't happen to all people. I never had that issue for instance. Nobody with the issue sent me a logcat so I don't know. I use Zedge application to change wallpapers and they remain after a reboot. So probably that app can be used as a workaround for those with the issue, basically because there won't be updates of the ROM. (I don't have an XD anymore to check)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: siegel17701 on May 18, 2017, 05:29:09 pm
All of a sudden my home and app menu buttons don't work. I can't exit a game with my home button. I have to hit back til I hopefully get an exit option. Did I accidentally unmap the home button? Any help would be appreciated.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ker on May 18, 2017, 05:56:41 pm
All of a sudden my home and app menu buttons don't work. I can't exit a game with my home button. I have to hit back til I hopefully get an exit option. Did I accidentally unmap the home button? Any help would be appreciated.

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It's a known bug of custom rom. It happens to me time to time. No way to detect the reason. I just restart my GPD until buttons work again.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 18, 2017, 06:43:54 pm
It never happened to me, though some people (not many because I only saw a couple of reports) report that happens from time to time. Buttons and joystick driver are similar to stock rom, so there is no change there.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: ker on May 19, 2017, 07:33:12 am
It never happened to me, though some people (not many because I only saw a couple of reports) report that happens from time to time. Buttons and joystick driver are similar to stock rom, so there is no change there.

4 or 5 reports I think. It's not really a problem and it appears randomly for me so not easy to debug.

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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: GGOTNOMONEY on May 27, 2017, 08:42:19 pm
Sorry for the noob question but is the latest version of the rom posted in page one of this thread? I know it says it has been discontinued but I want to make sure I am installing the latest available. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 27, 2017, 09:03:57 pm
Yes, the null joystick one is the last one
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: GGOTNOMONEY on May 27, 2017, 10:05:29 pm
Perfect! Thanks for your reply!!!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on May 29, 2017, 05:05:50 am
What version do I download so I can have the option to change speeds(I don't want to be stuck)?


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on May 29, 2017, 09:19:07 am
The 1,8 GHz allow you to select all CPU speeds until 1,8.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on May 30, 2017, 03:13:07 am
Thank you Skelton


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on May 30, 2017, 03:42:16 am
If you want to toggle between speeds using skeltons 1.8GHz rom try using this guide:
http://sectioneight.net/gpd-xd/tutorials/gpd-xd-novice-guide-legacy-rom-18ghz

Makes it easy for you to toggle and puts a widget on your home launcher.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on June 05, 2017, 09:11:54 pm
Only reason I'm asking because in retro video gamers video he mentions to go to 1.4 in order to change speed to 1.6,1.8 and if you went to 1.8 you were stuck on that speed and couldn't change.


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on June 05, 2017, 10:30:35 pm
Ok I just upgraded to 1.8, what's the first thing I should do? I saw the turbo option but I would like to enable every time through a app and shut it down when I'm done. You mentioned something and to governer it. Please explain how I should have it set up please


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on June 05, 2017, 11:12:57 pm
Never mind lol.... I followed your video and made the wigets. Life is easy again lol. Quick question, at near end of video you mention to hit turbo on to play again. Is that 1.4 or 1.6? I thought turbo off was when the GPD is running the 1.4 stock version. Then when I double tap turbo on the GPD is running at 1.6 and turbo max it's at 1.8. Then when I'm done hit the turbo off to get back to stock. Am I wrong?


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on June 06, 2017, 07:11:39 am
Yeh sorry. For the tutorial video I setup
Turbo OFF: 1.4 GHz ( Same as stock )
Turbo On: 1.6 GHz ( personally I don't use )
Turbo Max: 1.8 GHz ( High Performance )

For " My Setup " Video ( what my gpd xd looks like ), I just use on and off:
Turbo Off: 1.4GHz
Turbo On: 1.8GHz

I don't see a need for 1.6GHz but for the sake of the tutorial I put it in in case someone makes use of it.
One of the biggest reasons I like this app is because of the added safety from knowing if you shut off your gpd xd on 1.8ghz, it will reset to 1.4GHz on its own if you set it up like the tutorial shows.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on June 06, 2017, 12:44:56 pm
I agree it makes things a lot easier. Now I can play some of my 2k games when I couldn't even get through the menu screen. Runs sweet, thanks for the help


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on June 06, 2017, 03:01:04 pm
Thnx I'm just glad I can help out. I love the gpd and even more so once I found skelton's legacy rom. Together they put the gpd up at the top and all the while being super affordable.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on June 06, 2017, 07:07:18 pm
Exactly


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on June 07, 2017, 12:29:18 am
Was I supposed to do anything after I upgraded to Legacy rom? What I mean is, I read somewhere that I had to update the bineries or something through the su app. I didn't do anything but just play games after I was done installing everything. I never opened the #Su app. Should I?


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on June 07, 2017, 12:48:20 am
My bad I'm talking about superSU


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 07, 2017, 09:34:24 am
If supersu asks you to update binaries, click yes and select normal option and that's it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on June 07, 2017, 02:11:48 pm
I haven't opened the app and it hasn't asked me anything. Should I just leave it alone until it needs a update?


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 07, 2017, 02:26:26 pm
As you wish. Probably when updated Will ask youbto update binaries
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Coachballfirm on June 07, 2017, 03:36:20 pm
Ok cool, thanks for the help again. I like to go with the "don't touch if it's not broke" lol


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on June 08, 2017, 11:11:50 pm
Hi Skelton, just a quick question, if you don't mind. Do you know if it's possible to enable into your rom to show the battery percentage when the device is turned off? Or maybe a xposed module? I didn't found anything relevant using Google.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: li2099 on June 09, 2017, 06:11:41 am
I just came here to say thank you for creating this ROM.
Just got my GPD XD this week and already rooted the device.
Still learning how to use some of the programs but it's a great community here.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 09, 2017, 09:51:00 am
Hi Skelton, just a quick question, if you don't mind. Do you know if it's possible to enable into your rom to show the battery percentage when the device is turned off? Or maybe a xposed module? I didn't found anything relevant using Google.

As far as i know is not possibly because It uses some precompiled imagen that come with SDK. If It"s possible i don't know how.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: DougOnEarth on June 13, 2017, 03:06:36 am
Does anyone know if with this ROM you can now move apps to the sd card without some app? Thanks!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on June 13, 2017, 04:28:50 am
Does anyone know if with this ROM you can now move apps to the sd card without some app? Thanks!

No, you will still need another external app.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jpino3786 on June 22, 2017, 03:12:18 am
I've had legacy rom installed for a long time... I'm trying to update the boot animation but I can't seem to do so unless my GPD is rooted. I thought legacy rom came rooted. When I go into the SuperSU app it says "Root Undetected" Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 22, 2017, 09:36:01 am
Legacy comes rooted. Try updating binaries if supersu as? for it using normal option.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jpino3786 on June 22, 2017, 10:02:15 am
Legacy comes rooted. Try updating binaries if supersu as? for it using normal option.

How do I do that?  : ???
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 22, 2017, 10:25:33 am
In theory supersu should ask you to do it. If not, something went wrong when installation. So i suggest to reinstall again using method 1 with batchtool.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jpino3786 on June 22, 2017, 12:10:38 pm
In theory supersu should ask you to do it. If not, something went wrong when installation. So i suggest to reinstall again using method 1 with batchtool.

Ehh i honestly wouldn't know where to begin with doing that and I know I'll end up bricking my gpd. It works perfectly fine the way it is with legacy rom installed. Do you think my legacy rom is still working properly without my device detecting it being rooted? I go to the about under settings and it says it's running legacy rom KitKat. If I was to delete supersu (disable it from running) will that cause any problems with legacy rom?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: AteBitFun on June 22, 2017, 12:19:17 pm
Someone have problems on this ROM with WOT Blitz? This stupid game started regularly to hang up when enemies spotting or shooting you.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 22, 2017, 12:28:30 pm
In theory supersu should ask you to do it. If not, something went wrong when installation. So i suggest to reinstall again using method 1 with batchtool.

Ehh i honestly wouldn't know where to begin with doing that and I know I'll end up bricking my gpd. It works perfectly fine the way it is with legacy rom installed. Do you think my legacy rom is still working properly without my device detecting it being rooted? I go to the about under settings and it says it's running legacy rom KitKat. If I was to delete supersu (disable it from running) will that cause any problems with legacy rom?
The method 1 is explained in first post. You can uninstall supersu if you want, It will be without root though.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 22, 2017, 12:30:11 pm
Someone have problems on this ROM with WOT Blitz? This stupid game started regularly to hang up when enemies spotting or shooting you.
My rom is not different from stock in Android games,  so if It doesn't run well maybe it won't do in stock Too. No idea because I don't play android games. Maybe you can use gltools to spoof another GPU and see if It makes a difference. Or maybe the game is just buggy. Try sending a log to the game developers and maybe they can fix it
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jpino3786 on June 22, 2017, 02:08:54 pm
In theory supersu should ask you to do it. If not, something went wrong when installation. So i suggest to reinstall again using method 1 with batchtool.

Ehh i honestly wouldn't know where to begin with doing that and I know I'll end up bricking my gpd. It works perfectly fine the way it is with legacy rom installed. Do you think my legacy rom is still working properly without my device detecting it being rooted? I go to the about under settings and it says it's running legacy rom KitKat. If I was to delete supersu (disable it from running) will that cause any problems with legacy rom?
The method 1 is explained in first post. You can uninstall supersu if you want, It will be without root though.

I think what I will do is disable SuperSU then uninstall it.  I will try to download it from Google Play store and see if that fixes it.  If not, I will leave it alone haha.   It works perfectly fine with Legacy Rom other than having Root privileges which in all honesty I have never used and probably never will. Thanks for the help as usual!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jpino3786 on June 22, 2017, 02:47:56 pm
I don't have a PC, only a MacBook Pro.  Is it possible to run method 1 using a mac computer?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dreamesper on June 22, 2017, 03:25:49 pm
I don't see why not...
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 22, 2017, 04:20:21 pm
As far as i know batchtool is not available with Mac os x.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jpino3786 on June 22, 2017, 04:41:38 pm
As far as i know batchtool is not available with Mac os x.

I did happen to run across this for Mac..Do you think this will work? https://sourceforge.net/projects/rkflashtool/
If not, will method 2 work?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 22, 2017, 04:58:52 pm
You can try but I don't have a mac, so not sure. Method 2 should work
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: brandon916 on June 22, 2017, 05:23:44 pm
I just ordered the gpd xd and waiting for it to come in. Stumbled into your video and it was fantastic. I forward it to everyone I know that has the gpd xd. Thanks for doing this, excellent job!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: brandon916 on June 22, 2017, 05:25:17 pm
Yeh sorry. For the tutorial video I setup
Turbo OFF: 1.4 GHz ( Same as stock )
Turbo On: 1.6 GHz ( personally I don't use )
Turbo Max: 1.8 GHz ( High Performance )

For " My Setup " Video ( what my gpd xd looks like ), I just use on and off:
Turbo Off: 1.4GHz
Turbo On: 1.8GHz

I don't see a need for 1.6GHz but for the sake of the tutorial I put it in in case someone makes use of it.
One of the biggest reasons I like this app is because of the added safety from knowing if you shut off your gpd xd on 1.8ghz, it will reset to 1.4GHz on its own if you set it up like the tutorial shows.

I just ordered the gpd xd and waiting for it to come in. Stumbled into your video and it was fantastic. I forward it to everyone I know that has the gpd xd. Thanks for doing this, excellent job!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: AteBitFun on June 22, 2017, 06:33:42 pm
Someone have problems on this ROM with WOT Blitz? This stupid game started regularly to hang up when enemies spotting or shooting you.
My rom is not different from stock in Android games,  so if It doesn't run well maybe it won't do in stock Too. No idea because I don't play android games. Maybe you can use gltools to spoof another GPU and see if It makes a difference. Or maybe the game is just buggy. Try sending a log to the game developers and maybe they can fix it
Thank you for the fast reply. "Regularly" means often but not all the time. Additionally, it seems thats developer do not accept bug reports from custom ROMs, only reports from stock, uncustomized KK, MM... are accepted.
The problem appeared about 4-5 months ago, before it was Ok. Now it appears very often.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on June 22, 2017, 07:06:27 pm
Well, my ROM is not different than stock for android games, so a log could be similar no matter the firmware you use. Doesn't sound Too serious for a dev not taking logs from people using customize roms. If that Game stopped workong well after an update then probably is just a buggy Game.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: AteBitFun on June 23, 2017, 01:15:58 am
Buggy and very popular game, devs can allow themselves to say "F.k you!" users. They don't care about users they cares only about profit.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: AteBitFun on July 06, 2017, 06:45:19 pm
Maybe someone knows, I've updated from Legacy to 3.4.9 ROM and there is new mapping software. When I disable right stick disappears L1/L2-R1/R2 mapping buttons, but I need them!
Which app is responsible for mapping? Can I replace mapping software to the version, which was in LegacyROM?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 06, 2017, 08:15:05 pm
The mapping is included in framework. Is not an app. 3.4.9 changed mapping software for a chinese.moba Game. If you want normal mapping software use a different firmware, there is no other way. 3.4.9 only included that change which seems buggy
 It also include bad mali drivers. If you don't like legacyrom and prefer stock rom , flash an older one than 3.4.9.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: AteBitFun on July 06, 2017, 08:57:43 pm
I like legacyrom but it hangs the only game, which I am playing on GPD XD (WOT Blitz). Anyway, thank you for this info, because I thought that I can extract from legacyrom mapping software and replace it in 3.4.9.
Now I am just testing "Clean Stock" and trying to avoid crashes in the game.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD newMali Drivers 1.8
Post by: JinkoAtsu on July 24, 2017, 01:47:21 pm
Hi all,

I installed the legacyrom with the newMali drivers, but i tryed to set the CPU to 1.8 but it didn't work. It stays at 1.4
Am i overlooking something? because this update was also for the 1.8 Ghz right?

Thanks already for reacting on this message!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 24, 2017, 02:42:01 pm
It should work at 1,8 GHz. Which cpu soft are you using? Try kernel adiutor and should allow you to use 1,8 GHz (put cpu in performance to check). I recommend null joystick version rather than the newmali version though. New Mali drivers work worse in some emus like uoyabause and some Android games.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: JinkoAtsu on July 24, 2017, 05:39:02 pm
Thanks alot for the quick reply,

I used both and that did not work out..... thankyou for the affirmative tho, now i know that it should work at 1.8. I'll try to install it again and see what happens then.

Another question:

When i first installed it, it wasn't rooted aswell.. it should also be rooted at first right?..

Thanks again, and great work that you have been doing
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: JinkoAtsu on July 24, 2017, 05:40:20 pm
Oh and btw...

can i update/install it again trough an sd card? without loosing anything?..
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 24, 2017, 06:13:24 pm
That's strange, It should be rooted and also It should allow you to select 1,8 GHz. I don't understand why you have issue with it. Is 1,8 speed available in your CPU app? About root, make sure to update supersu binaries in case you need It. You can upgrade v?a sdcard using the upgrade tablet app (or update tablet, don't remember exact name). Put update.img in sdcard, select offline install in the upgrade tablet app, and ready to go. It's suggested to use a fat32 formatted card. The best method is v?a pc although you lose your data.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: JinkoAtsu on July 24, 2017, 07:14:04 pm
Yeah strange it is... and yes the 1.8 is available in both apps. I'll keep it posted for how it goes. i'll do it again and see what happens.

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 24, 2017, 07:28:59 pm
Well, if 1,8 ghz is available then it's ok.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: JinkoAtsu on July 24, 2017, 10:45:17 pm
No almost... because i can choose it.. but nothing happens. The maximum that it shows is 1.4 eventhough i put it to 1.8
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 24, 2017, 11:03:46 pm
That,s not normal at all. Which cpu governor are you using? Which cpu app are you using to show speed? Try cpu governor performance at 1,8 and check which speed show you with a cpu app (kernel adiutor for example). It should show 1,8 GHz. If not, maybe your device don't support overclock, though that would be strange, because all people can use 1,8 without issues
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: JinkoAtsu on July 24, 2017, 11:29:07 pm
I tryed both kernel Adiutor and setCPU, And i already did what you have mentioned.... nothing worked so far. Before this i used Legacy rom 1.8 NULL Joystick (1.8 worked completely fine) . but newMali drivers works best for me. so i switched.

Maybe you know more about this occurence with this info?...

Before the switch (on the legacy rom NULL driver 1.8) , my GPD gave an password decrypted error, so after that error  i installed trough the batch program the newMali driver 1.8 totally clean and fresh again
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: JinkoAtsu on July 24, 2017, 11:30:38 pm
Right now, i did the update again... and again im not rooted..
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: JinkoAtsu on July 24, 2017, 11:37:32 pm
For some reason i am able to see trough setCPU that it uses 1.8 Mhz right now. But i am not rooted, Any ideas what i can do to get root?


Thanks for helping !
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on July 25, 2017, 01:06:19 am
Maybe look into clockworkmod recovery (CWM).
I don't know if that would be the best way of doing things but you can: ( I am assuming the mali drivers are part of the kernel? Im not savy on the tech talk)
Install the stock you want with the drivers - 3.4.9 i think you mentioned.
Install CWM
Make a backup.
Go into the backup directory and delete everything but the kernel.img and nandroid.md5 b( you dont have to delete stuff i do it just in case )
Do a flash  ( I dont like the update.img way ) of any Legacy Rom ( you will be replacing kernel anyway )
Install CWM again and do : advance restore from ....
Then just select that backup and only kernel.
You will have Legacy's clean rom with the kernel you want.

again I am not sure if the mali drivers are part of the kernel. Either way maybe CWM is an option. This would work also if you want stock bloatware with skeltons kernel too.

- as a side note if that was what works, do another FULL backup so you have an emergency recovery
- oh and also if root is what you are looking for, maybe try the one that comes with CWM. I think it gives you an option to reroot device. I just never used that option yet.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on July 25, 2017, 09:00:07 am
The firmware is rooted, but you probably didn't update binaries, which is needed. Enter supersu and update binaries if It asks to do it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: JinkoAtsu on July 25, 2017, 12:04:33 pm
Finally everything works how it supposed to be... thanks again the both of you for helping and giving some insight and info.

The supersu gave an error for not being rooted the second time i installed (the newMali drivers 1.8) , very strange occurrence... So i installed it just for the third time and everything just works fine haha :-\ ;D


Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on August 03, 2017, 12:10:52 am
Hi Skelton, i just noticed the first message you posted regarding that you couldn't access the newer source code. It's just curiosity, but something happened between you and GPD, or maybe Rockchip?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 03, 2017, 09:35:03 am
I asked gpd for android 6 Code , but maybe because they haven't from rockchip or gpd is not interested in updates for XD anymore i never got the complete Code. Basically a New bootloader which is close source and needed for later android versions. I haven't had contact with gpd for a long time. They know I don't have an XD and that I am away from development so maybe that's the reason too.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on August 03, 2017, 06:59:56 pm
I asked gpd for android 6 Code , but maybe because they haven't from rockchip or gpd is not interested in updates for XD anymore i never got the complete Code. Basically a New bootloader which is close source and needed for later android versions. I haven't had contact with gpd for a long time. They know I don't have an XD and that I am away from development so maybe that's the reason too.

That's ok. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: AegisMoonlight on August 06, 2017, 11:54:42 pm
Just got done installing Legacy Rom 1.4 on my XD really suprised how easy it was to install

Have a little question about it though
Do Legacy Rom 1.4 improve the battery life of the device?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 07, 2017, 09:28:34 am
Battery should be similar. It depends on the things you do with the device, apps installed etc....
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Smoker1 on August 08, 2017, 12:29:20 am
Would you be able to Post the Null Joystick App? Thread has too many Pages to search through.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 08, 2017, 09:38:41 am
Would you be able to Post the Null Joystick App? Thread has too many Pages to search through.

 It comes with the rom, it's in the app called gamepad. Did you delete from the firmware.?

Here yot go in case you deleted.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAUHoyTDJob3Bpbnc/view?usp=sharing

You have to copy in system/app and set permissions to 644 with a root explorer.

It's compatible with my rom, if you are using stock then null mode won't work unless you use 3.4.3 or later firmware
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: gpduser on August 08, 2017, 11:15:24 am
Hey guys I'm having an issue with CWM recovery and I'm wondering if it's a problem on my end or if its normal and this is whats supposed to happen. It may be obvious but I just wanted to make sure before I mess with anything.

So yesterday using my computer I flashed LegacyRom. Then I flashed the CWM recovery to be able to make backups. CWM was working at that point and I made a backup. 

Later on that day I reflashed Legacy Rom New Mali driver version because that had actually given me better performance on ppsspp and other games.

However after I flashed the LegacyRom new Mali drivers ROM,I can't boot into CWM Recovery. When I boot into recovery mode it boots to the stock recovery instead of CWM. Basically its like CWM has been replaced again with the stock recovery.

Is this supposed to happen? I'm guessing that is what is happens after flashing a a new ROM. But I wanted to make sure before I do anything.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 08, 2017, 11:19:48 am
That's normal. When you flash a new rom recovery is overwritten to stock one, so you need to install CWM again.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: gpduser on August 08, 2017, 11:28:07 am
Ooh Ok cool. I was worried for a second. Thanks for the quick reply
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Smoker1 on August 08, 2017, 10:37:56 pm
Would you be able to Post the Null Joystick App? Thread has too many Pages to search through.

 It comes with the rom, it's in the app called gamepad. Did you delete from the firmware.?

Here yot go in case you deleted.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6JKf-QJv2KAUHoyTDJob3Bpbnc/view?usp=sharing

You have to copy in system/app and set permissions to 644 with a root explorer.

It's compatible with my rom, if you are using stock then null mode won't work unless you use 3.4.3 or later firmware

Well I used Method 2 to Update which allowed Root Access. I tried seeing if I could use the Method 1 for Updating, but it wont do it. I have it Labeled 'update.img' at the root of my MicroSD, but nothing comes up about Updating. What would be a good Root Explorer App?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 08, 2017, 10:54:18 pm
I use root explorer, but esfile explorer has also root access.
If you have already the ROM installed, you should have that gamepad.apk with null joystick option in it, right? Or maybe I am misunderstanding something.....
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Smoker1 on August 08, 2017, 11:01:22 pm
I use root explorer, but esfile explorer has also root access.
If you have already the ROM installed, you should have that gamepad.apk with null joystick option in it, right? Or maybe I am misunderstanding something.....

I have the GamePad App, for the Method 2 I did, but it does not have the Null Joystick. Only XBox/PS3 and L&R Normal/Swap. Also for Method 2, now it takes my GPD XD a while to Boot. Sometimes I have to Force Shut Down then try again.

Edit: I got the App Installed and it now shows NULL Joystick Mode.......but when I Select it, the App freezes, and the Device Restarts.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 08, 2017, 11:13:40 pm
I use root explorer, but esfile explorer has also root access.
If you have already the ROM installed, you should have that gamepad.apk with null joystick option in it, right? Or maybe I am misunderstanding something.....

I have the GamePad App, for the Method 2 I did, but it does not have the Null Joystick. Only XBox/PS3 and L&R Normal/Swap. Also for Method 2, now it takes my GPD XD a while to Boot. Sometimes I have to Force Shut Down then try again.

Edit: I got the App Installed and it now shows NULL Joystick Mode.......but when I Select it, the App freezes, and the Device Restarts.
If you installed my ROM the null option should be there. If wasn't there is because you installed something different or the ROM wasn't installed correctly, because the gamepad APK I have provided you is the one that comes with the ROM. I suggest to do a fresh install using method 1 from PC. Or via sdcard using the update tablet app that comes with the ROM, select offline upgrade and select your update.img file. But it seems something is wrong with your device during the installation (because null mode should be there after installing my ROM) so I suggest a fresh install using method 1.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Smoker1 on August 08, 2017, 11:27:00 pm
Cant find a Update App. The only Update I can find is in Settings/About tablet/System Updates , but it says it is Up to Date.

Edit: This is the one I used to Update to (Method 2)
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B6JKf-QJv2KAQmhXbTNQTE1OOGs&export=download
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on August 08, 2017, 11:56:11 pm
This guide is for reflashing the rom (Method 1) You will lose all data but it is the best method by far.

http://sectioneight.net/gpd-xd/tutorials/gpd-xd-how-install-roms-unbrick-method
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Smoker1 on August 09, 2017, 12:55:25 am
So best way to make it run faster and correctly with no issues is to just start from scratch. OK. Will see about it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 09, 2017, 09:40:50 am
Cant find a Update App. The only Update I can find is in Settings/About tablet/System Updates , but it says it is Up to Date.

Edit: This is the one I used to Update to (Method 2)
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B6JKf-QJv2KAQmhXbTNQTE1OOGs&export=download
You installed the very first versi?n which was a beta. In fact that link is no longer in first post. Download the correct one and you will need to reinstall using method 1 as psyops say. Just follow the guide he posted.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Smoker1 on August 09, 2017, 07:21:44 pm
Got it up and running, but when I try to access Security Settings, Settings Crashes on me. But NULL Joystick works :D .
Actually, I am wondering: How hard would it be to Emulate the MOGA Power A Controllers? Specifically, the A Mode not the B Mode (HID) ? Because for example, Asphalt 7: Heat will not work correctly for PS3 or XBox Mode. But on my other Devices, the Game works perfectly with the Moga Controllers. Not to mention, there are tons of other Games that will work perfectly with them.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 09, 2017, 07:43:41 pm
There is no source code for moga mode A, so without source code..... They use propietary software. The mode B is just standard HID, at least in my moga pro.

Tincore has a mode M that supposedly emulates a MOGA, maybe you can try with it. Or gamepad helper I think it has the same option, not sure if it works. But it's more a problem of game developers giving support just for one gamepad instead of using generic HID. (probably because thet got money from Moga people). Fortunately most current games use standard hid controllers, and not many games depend on moga anymore.

Anyhow, if someone know to implement it, they can try . The kernel code is in my github in first post. I no longer have an XD and this rom is discontinued.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Smoker1 on August 09, 2017, 09:25:17 pm
There is no source code for moga mode A, so without source code..... They use propietary software. The mode B is just standard HID, at least in my moga pro.

Tincore has a mode M that supposedly emulates a MOGA, maybe you can try with it. Or gamepad helper I think it has the same option, not sure if it works. But it's more a problem of game developers giving support just for one gamepad instead of using generic HID. (probably because thet got money from Moga people). Fortunately most current games use standard hid controllers, and not many games depend on moga anymore.

Anyhow, if someone know to implement it, they can try . The kernel code is in my github in first post. I no longer have an XD and this rom is discontinued.

Not sure if this would help, but here is A Source Code for Moga.
https://github.com/Zel-os/MogaSerial
Moga does have Developer Applications, so dont know if that would help also.
http://www.mogaanywhere.com/developers/

But yeah, it would be a good addition so the GPD GamePad can be used under that for better Compatibility. Hopefully someone can figure it out since the XD does not have Bluetooth :'(
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 09, 2017, 09:40:53 pm
That Code is for Windows It seems. For Direct input It seems.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Smoker1 on August 10, 2017, 01:33:12 am
Well I found another Problem. I am trying to Delete a App, but then the System Restarts. Also, I am transferring over some Games and the Device is getting VERY hot. I got most of everything put in since I did a few Screen Shots before I Formatted. So hopefully it will cool down soon.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 10, 2017, 09:44:38 am
That doesn't sound normal. Device should be a bit hotter than with stock firmware,.but not Too Hot. If you are transferring games v?a pc device is also being charged, so that could be a reason. It should not restart after deleting an app, unless is a system app that is necessary.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: Smoker1 on August 15, 2017, 03:54:08 am
Yeah, I am noticing some problems with Semi-Solutions:
Unable to Uninstall Apps or go into Security Settings: Remove MicroSD/TF Card prior to Powering On the Device. Somehow, that makes it work.......only thing is, you will get Crash Messages about the System Update has Stopped.

Transfer to Device via USB starts getting the Device to run hot: Once you establish USB Connection, turn off the Screen and only do a few Transfers at a time. Device will still get Warm, but if you Limit the Transfers with the Screen Off, it should be fine.

Issue: There are those times, when I am trying to access something in a Emulator or Game, and I get that Wheel coming up like it is a Screen Shortcut. Dont know if it is the SO Launcher or the new ROM that has this.
Also getting the Menu Slide from the Left where you can Clear the Memory is hard to get at now.

I have noticed that a Game I tried running on the Stock ROM that did not Display correctly now runs perfectly. Bejeweled Classic (AKA: Bejeweled 3) used to be Zoomed in on so you could not do anything with it. Now, it shows up perfectly and is Playable. Kind of the same thing with Bejeweled 2.

Just dont know why there is a Bluetooth Option when it does have BT. Would be nice.......but no.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on August 15, 2017, 09:40:51 am
I have no problems Uninstalling apps or going to security settings.
That is not normal. Maybe your sdcard is not ok. To remove the system update message just enter system update app Android untick the options under settings in the app.
I never had any of the other issues you say.
The BT option helps with number of Play store apps available. But that's it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: VoLAN on September 20, 2017, 05:57:51 am
@skelton Hello, Skelton. I'm very happy using your LegacyROM , but I have a trouble with my GPD XD :
from time to time Task manager and Home buttons doesn't work! I need to restart device and sometimes it's help, sometimes no. And one strange thing: when this buttons not working, I hold Task Manager button and appears home screen settings (wallpapers, widgets etc). Holding Home buttons does no effect.
Please, help me. It's a software fault, so there must be answer.
THANK U!


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on September 20, 2017, 06:26:50 am
I don't know if the problem is exclusive for Legacy Rom, but it seems to be a random problem and I don't know that there us a solution to it aside from reflashing it.

What site did you use to download and install Legacy Rom?

This is one of the threads about it: https://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-android-devices/home-and-recent-disabled/msg168500/#msg168500
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: VoLAN on September 20, 2017, 06:28:53 am
I download it here, from 1 post. All works well, but sometimes those 2 buttons doesn't work.


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on September 20, 2017, 06:31:25 am
Yeh If you give that link a read you can kind of tell where they left off as far as how to fix. Do you have a lot on your gpd? You may want to reflash.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 20, 2017, 09:31:35 am
I was never been able to reproduce that issue. Buttons and joysticks  software are similar to stock rom. It seems it only affecting a few people so i am not so sure that it's a rom problem, because everyone here would have that issue, and it seems only a few people have it. The rom is also discontinued so.....
Title: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: VoLAN on September 20, 2017, 05:12:50 pm
@skelton @PsyOps I found why this happens! It happens when process KeyguardTestActivity started with system! But I can't stop or close it, it's a system process.
How to fix that problem?

When this process is on - buttons don't work.
When there is no this process - buttons work well.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 20, 2017, 06:59:39 pm
But keyguard is just for lockscreen. It shouldn't have to do with It. Also all Android firmware include that. Try with an app like disable service which is free on Play store, and it allow to stop services from running at boot.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: VoLAN on September 20, 2017, 07:33:31 pm
But keyguard is just for lockscreen. It shouldn't have to do with It. Also all Android firmware include that. Try with an app like disable service which is free on Play store, and it allow to stop services from running at boot.

Yes, it's for lockscreen. But if you kill that process Home button will not work. As for recent button - I don't know. Recent button can work if I will use some virtual buttons app, but Home button - no.


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Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 20, 2017, 08:01:09 pm
But that system process is in all Android firmware. Stock rom must have it Too. Also, as i said, It seems only happens to a few people ramdomly, so i don't think it's a firmware problem. Or It is in stock Too and happens ramdomly, but i never suffered that issue.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: johannes on September 20, 2017, 08:05:52 pm
I suffered that issue using the offcial firmware that came with my device, but only happened from time to time and autofixed after a reboot. I currently use legacy and didn't happen no more, so perhaps is a common issue in all devices that occurs under certain circumstance.
Title: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: VoLAN on September 23, 2017, 12:51:17 pm
But that system process is in all Android firmware. Stock rom must have it Too. Also, as i said, It seems only happens to a few people ramdomly, so i don't think it's a firmware problem. Or It is in stock Too and happens ramdomly, but i never suffered that issue.
Sorry, I was wrong it's not keyguardTestActivity...
Trying to disable autostart's services to find solve of the problem. I hate that issue!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jackal27 on September 26, 2017, 06:50:37 am
Hey there! Just installed Legacyrom the other day and it certainly is better than the standard stuff that comes with the GPD XD! I'm having a few problems though.

It seems that I can't "currently running" screen accessed by hitting the menu button with the controller? Is it supposed to be like this? The screen I get by holding the menu button down also cannot be controlled via buttons either. It makes closing out of apps really difficult when playing through HDMI. Is this a Launcher3 issue?

Speaking of Launcher 3, I seem to have some weirdness controlling the home menu with the controller as well. I can't seem to get it to select the "all apps" button which can be frustrating. Are these just niggling issues present in LegacyROM or do I need to fix something?

Last one: Retroarch is keeping my GPD awake. I have no idea why. Even when I hit the lock button, the sound from which ever game I have loaded in Retroarch keeps playing and the game keeps running! Same for if I close my GPD. No other emulator does this. Is there something I'm missing in Retroarch to fix this? I've Googled it a ton, but no results.

EDIT: Weird. I just had MyBoy do the sleep mode thing to me as well although I now can't seem to replicate it. I don't think it's a hardware issue as the screen DOES shut off when I put it to sleep and seemingly goes to sleep whenever I close it without Retroarch open.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on September 26, 2017, 07:44:43 pm
Maybe is a launcher3 issue, I use the launcher3 from stock rom, so the behaviour should be the same as stock rom. I never used launcher3.

Buttons and keys are similar to stock rom.

About retroarch avoiding sleep, maybe is something with new retroarch, I never had those issues when I had my XD. Sleep mode is the same as stock rom too, so it should behave the same.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jackal27 on September 26, 2017, 09:33:03 pm
Maybe is a launcher3 issue, I use the launcher3 from stock rom, so the behaviour should be the same as stock rom. I never used launcher3.

Buttons and keys are similar to stock rom.

About retroarch avoiding sleep, maybe is something with new retroarch, I never had those issues when I had my XD. Sleep mode is the same as stock rom too, so it should behave the same.

Thanks for the response! Any suggestions then? I'm planning to use another launcher instead of launcher3, but it appears that they still use the same "Running Apps" screen? Is there something that I can change to fix this since my device is now rooted? I don't have any experience with rooted devices personally so I'm not sure what's possible.

On Retroarch: Damn. Was really hoping you might have the answer. I guess the quest continues to figure out what the hell it's doing. If anyone else has any suggestions, I'll gladly listen.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on September 26, 2017, 09:41:22 pm
Well there are just some things that don't work with gamepad I think. There are shortcuts you can setup that pull down notification and status bar. You can't select with gamepad on that either. I am going to maybe install : https://forum.xda-developers.com/xposed/modules/mod-xposed-additions-t2294274 and see if that works or maybe look for more alternatives. Someone once commented about not wanting to touch the screen and control everything with gamepad, which I thought would be nice but never really considered the hmdi connection thing. Ith would be annoying to have to reach over to gpd every time you have to do whatever.

Let's see if we can find a solution hehe.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jackal27 on September 26, 2017, 10:48:01 pm
Well there are just some things that don't work with gamepad I think. There are shortcuts you can setup that pull down notification and status bar. You can't select with gamepad on that either. I am going to maybe install : https://forum.xda-developers.com/xposed/modules/mod-xposed-additions-t2294274 and see if that works or maybe look for more alternatives. Someone once commented about not wanting to touch the screen and control everything with gamepad, which I thought would be nice but never really considered the hmdi connection thing. Ith would be annoying to have to reach over to gpd every time you have to do whatever.

Let's see if we can find a solution hehe.
Yes, exactly. Or in my case get up off the couch and walk over to the TV to touch the screen lol. I'm coming from my Nvidia Shield portable too where literally everything can be controlled with the gamepad and for what can't, you can use one of the analogue sticks as a mouse.

I want to keep poking around, because it it's possible there, it has to be possible here.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: fabiospw on September 27, 2017, 01:31:33 am

how to uninstall this program to return the factory settings of gpd ... such as removing the "legacy Rom"
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on September 27, 2017, 02:36:54 am
Use this guide if you want to take Legacy Rom off:
http://sectioneight.net/gpd-xd/tutorials/gpd-xd-how-install-roms-unbrick-method

I would not recommend it though. Legacy Rom is a nice rom.
But if you still want to take it off you should install: GPD XD (Stock Firmware) 3.4.2 - ( S8 Recommended )
From that link I gave you.

Is it because you want happychick and those programs?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jackal27 on September 27, 2017, 03:08:11 am
Tried a few different versions of Retroarch to see if I could fix my sleep mode problem, but it still persists? Even the builds dating back to early 2016 do the same thing.

Should I reinstall Legacyrom? Has anyone else run into the issue of Retroarch refusing to go to sleep?

EDIT: I seem to have discovered that Retroarch WILL go to sleep as long as the lock screen is enabled? Wtf? Does that clue anybody into what's happening here? I could just use a lock screen, but they require the touch screen and also they just don't really make sense for a device like this. Is there a way to "lock" my phone without a lock screen?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on October 07, 2017, 04:09:20 pm
For your lockscreen, dunno if this will work, or why this worked for me.

I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but I can unlock my screen with using the select button. Funny thing though is that the lockscreen never comes on after that. So I don't know. Can you unlock screen normally with select?

I do know I have been playing with xposed framework and the GravityBox module. Inside there is an option for : LockscreenTweaks / Enable menu key
description: Allows menu key to be used for quick-unlocking the device while on lockscreen.

Maybe this helps you if it works? I have it selected.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: jackal27 on October 17, 2017, 07:30:24 pm
Thanks for the reply! I too decided to opt for the lock-screen and to press select. I actually think I'm going to make a GPD lock-screen image that looks like a game title screen with the GPD logo and says "Press Select to Start" for when I have friends playing on it.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on October 17, 2017, 08:58:01 pm
or "Insert Coin and Press Select"  :)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: matanzabr on October 26, 2017, 10:20:50 pm
Hi skelton.
I receive my gpd xd 32 gb today.  ;D ;D ;D
But the gamepad apk,  when chose null joystick the xd freezes and restart.
If a try a second time choosing the null joystick, freezes and restart in loop.
Forcing me to enter in recovery mode and execute the 2 wipes.

How can i solve this? I installed the version in Q9, and don't work.
The game horizon chase need to use the option null joystick.

Thanks.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on October 26, 2017, 10:33:22 pm

How can i solve this? I installed the version in Q9, and don't work.
The game horizon chase need to use the option null joystick.

Thanks.

Where did you install it? In q9 or XD? this rom is for xd, not for q9. q9 has its own legacyROM

Try reinstalling using PC method 1. Null joystick works fine, so try reinstalling in case it was a bad installation.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on October 26, 2017, 10:35:04 pm
Try uninstalling Gamepad.apk, then try using this one: http://www.sectioneight.net/s8files/gpd/xd-apps/Gamepad.zip

I don't know if that is ganna make any difference but it is something to try. That one comes from the 3.4.9 firmware.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: reggiexp on November 07, 2017, 03:09:47 pm
Hi, why does downloading stop when screen turns off?
Im downloading playstore games or any thing with wifi screen of it cuts off.. Like the device goes in pause mode... Really anoying when u wanna download shit and not drain battery with screen on..
How to fix this wifi is on always on already... Btw love the rom (and anyway to get the gpd stock launcher all the android ones are kinda more touchscreen made they work but i liked the stock one of the gpd xd)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on November 07, 2017, 05:53:40 pm
Hi, why does downloading stop when screen turns off?
Im downloading playstore games or any thing with wifi screen of it cuts off.. Like the device goes in pause mode... Really anoying when u wanna download shit and not drain battery with screen on..
How to fix this wifi is on always on already...

Few things you can try:
- Go to settings> tap on wi-fi > tap on the options top right ( 3 dots ) > tap on advanced >
        - from here you can make sure Keep Wi-Fi during sleep is set to Always
        - If that doesn't work maybe try to turn off Wi-Fi optimization (uncheck it)
- If all that still doesn't work try to charge the GPD XD when you are downloading
- If nothing works then install a 3rd party app like KeepScreen so that the screen stays on while you download.

Btw love the rom (and anyway to get the gpd stock launcher all the android ones are kinda more touchscreen made they work but i liked the stock one of the gpd xd)

If you mean what Launchers work best with the gamepad, I personally use SquareHome2, and it works great with gamepad. less touch, more gamepad.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: reggiexp on November 08, 2017, 10:18:06 am
Hi, why does downloading stop when screen turns off?
Im downloading playstore games or any thing with wifi screen of it cuts off.. Like the device goes in pause mode... Really anoying when u wanna download shit and not drain battery with screen on..
How to fix this wifi is on always on already...

Few things you can try:
- Go to settings> tap on wi-fi > tap on the options top right ( 3 dots ) > tap on advanced >
        - from here you can make sure Keep Wi-Fi during sleep is set to Always
        - If that doesn't work maybe try to turn off Wi-Fi optimization (uncheck it)
- If all that still doesn't work try to charge the GPD XD when you are downloading
- If nothing works then install a 3rd party app like KeepScreen so that the screen stays on while you download.

Btw love the rom (and anyway to get the gpd stock launcher all the android ones are kinda more touchscreen made they work but i liked the stock one of the gpd xd)

If you mean what Launchers work best with the gamepad, I personally use SquareHome2, and it works great with gamepad. less touch, more gamepad.
Thanks yeah wifi optimization is on that might be the problem.
And i mean i use nova. But i liked the stock style launcher... But i tried all suggestions on here but didn't like them. Can u get the stock launcher? Just for fun i think i still stickt to nova but who knows
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on November 08, 2017, 10:32:55 am
I could get you the stock launcher, but it is tied in with happychick and KOBox. Without those apps there are a bunch of holes in the launcher.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: cons_lover on November 08, 2017, 10:36:17 am
hello

i have flashed Legacy_XD_14_NULLJOYSTICK.

I connected a microsd (usb adapter) with OTG cable.

The microsd is detected as USB archive from explorer app, but for example i cant select it as storage device from any application, like flud torrent client.

any help?

edit i can only accessthe micro sd  "storage/sdcard1" only if is unstalled in the device not via OTG-micro usb adapter
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 08, 2017, 12:32:34 pm
Via usb it wil be detected as a flash drive,so the route will be different. sotrage/sdcard1 is for microSD directly. For external applications use in a usb, try with the folder mount or link2SD. Apps are always installed in internal like in any android device that use unified storage. Also, make sure your usb flash drive is formatted in fat, if it's in ntfs some apps may not be compatible with it.

That applies for legacyrom or stock, since storage is the same in all firmwares
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: cons_lover on November 08, 2017, 01:56:46 pm
ok, Via usb it wil be detected as a flash drive.

now, How can i use an app like "flud torrent client" and point the destination of the download to my flash drive?

is there any chance?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 08, 2017, 02:57:29 pm
That depends on the app. I have never downloaded torrent to a flash drive, so I suppose it depends on the app
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: cons_lover on November 08, 2017, 11:06:03 pm
I fixed with "Paragon Root Manager", now i can also use NTS drive as storage. Awesome !

i have 2 question:

1 - Legacy_XD_14_NULLJOYSTICK has any type of overclock vs stock rom?

2 - Is safe to use 1.6 or 1.8 version, Is only speed related?

3 - Is normal that the wifi signal is not very strong? are there 2 walls from me and the router xD
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 08, 2017, 11:08:08 pm
I fixed with "Paragon Root Manager", now i can also use NTS drive as storage. Awesome !

i have 2 question:

1 - Legacy_XD_14_NULLJOYSTICK has any type of overclock vs stock rom?

2 - Is safe to use 1.6 or 1.8 version, Is only speed related?

3 - Is normal that the wifi signal is not very strong? are there 2 walls from me and the router xD

1 - Just ddr speed, but is practically like stock.
2- Completely safe.
3- That depends on how the wifi antenna is soldered. I had great wifi on mine. It's not firmware dependant anyway.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: cons_lover on November 09, 2017, 08:33:24 am
hello

superSU request me for an update, i press TWRP (not Normal) and the device is on boot loop.

What's the solution? After refresh how to update supersu without this issue?


thanks
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on November 09, 2017, 09:05:54 am
Most probably you will need to reflash or install a custom recovery.

http://sectioneight.net/gpd-xd/tutorials/gpd-xd-installing-cwm

To update superSU just select normal option and not TWRP, like it's explained in first post.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on November 09, 2017, 12:14:13 pm
Have you installed any custom recovery?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: cons_lover on November 09, 2017, 02:09:07 pm
@skelton ok thanks, i fixed with a reflash the 1.6 Legacy Rom

@PsyOps no, i just installed the Legacy Rom  ::)

Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on November 09, 2017, 03:11:50 pm
You should follow this guide: http://sectioneight.net/gpd-xd/tutorials/gpd-xd-ultimate-noob-guide

In the process you will install a custom recovery. There are diff ways to recovery from stuff like that when you have a custom recovery.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: cons_lover on November 09, 2017, 05:21:50 pm
with ​Flashify  tool is required Legacy ext4 Rom ?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: cons_lover on November 10, 2017, 01:44:31 pm
@PsyOps

hello :)

Is the Rom http://sectioneight.net/s8files/gpd/xd-firmware/xd_legacy_1.4ghz_ext4.zip the same from @skelton, just the system file is different, right?   ::)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: PsyOps on November 11, 2017, 10:39:53 am
Yes exact same rom just reformatted system.img to ext4.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: cons_lover on November 11, 2017, 04:26:26 pm
thanks a lot, also for your nice site full of very explained tutorial  ;)
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on January 02, 2018, 04:09:01 pm
Edited first post to include ext4 versions for TWRP and PsyOps tutorials. Thanks PsyOps for your work.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: GetBeaned on February 20, 2018, 04:27:01 pm
Finally got my GPX XD today after 3 painful weeks (I love ya GearBest but you're not the swiftest with the whole delivery thing). Those 3 weeks did give me a chance to research flashing the device with a custom ROM though, and after 5 minutes of experiencing the stock ROM I quickly (and easily) installed yours, skelton.

Works beautifully, made an account just to say thanks!
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: FrPiq on April 01, 2018, 11:22:43 pm
So we are not going to get an update for XD firmware?
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on April 02, 2018, 12:38:08 pm
So we are not going to get an update for XD firmware?

Skelton is retired from android development and we all should be grateful for what he had developed for us through all these years, entirely for free.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: dekao on June 09, 2018, 02:06:36 pm
Exactly.. the guy led this whole thing almost  by himself. let the new generation come. 
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: johannes on February 02, 2019, 05:58:58 pm
Is it possible to get android 8 on this device? I am very Happy with LegacyRom, but i cannot use yaba sanshiro anymore. I know skelton is not on development anymore. But i don't know where to get source code to try porting something higher. Thanks anyway.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: tiagao_extremo on February 02, 2019, 06:40:56 pm
Is it possible to get android 8 on this device? I am very Happy with LegacyRom, but i cannot use yaba sanshiro anymore. I know skelton is not on development anymore. But i don't know where to get source code to try porting something higher. Thanks anyway.

Skelton always shares the source code:

https://github.com/skelton

At this point is extremely unlikely that someone will develop a new rom for the original xd, so if you don't want to be stuck with kitkat your best option would be buying a xd+.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: johannes on February 02, 2019, 06:42:59 pm
Thanks. I Guess the Code is xd444 repository. I only see kernel there though. I Will try to pm him. Thanks.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on February 02, 2019, 07:50:45 pm
Yeah, the repo is that one. It's only the kernel because it is basically the code available for XD: I don't have code for u-boot used in XD, and I had to use the minibootloader that came with stock. It uses mini version so it also needs uboot,img. That was my main problem trying to update to a newer android version. There is u-boot code for RK3288 in github, with newer kernel versions that should be used for android 6 or 7 at least, but without the config for XD, flashing an incorrect bootloader is dangerous, can be reverted using mask rom, but not something all people know how to do.

If you like a complete SDK, I basically used the firefly RK3288 repository for kitkat. They also have a repo for Lollipop, which ran terrible in firefly for gaming. But without a bootloader then everything is a mess.

There is also an experimental android 7.1 build for Xd which I never tried, and was made by PHH. He aparently used some leaked SDK from a RK3288 tablet, but never leaked that source, so I could never investigate further, so maybe you can try contact him and see if he can leak it to you somehow.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: johannes on February 10, 2019, 05:18:36 pm
Skelton, i am having problem when trying to compile Kernel. It compiles but i only get Kernel.img, not the boot.img . Any missing step i must do? I flash latest stock ROM with kernel.img i compile but system is ignoring my Kernel. Thanks.
Title: Re: [ROM] LegacyROM Kitkat for GPD XD
Post by: skelton on February 11, 2019, 07:09:54 am
rockchip can work in two followings ways:

Boot,img composed by a kernel binary + ramdisk. That's the case of stock rom. In that case kernel binary in boot.img takes priority over kernel.img

Boot.img with just a ramdisk: In that case kernel.img is used and boot.img is just a ramdisk.

So basically is you want to use your kernel.img in stock rom, you have two options:

-Split boot.img and remoce kernel binary inside it so it is just a ramdisk, so that wat your kernel.img is used.

- Split boot.img and include your kernel inside it. That way your new boot.img is used with your kernel.

For both options you can use AFPTool since rockchip boot,img is not a standard boot.img wuth the magic word Android in it
I hope my explanation is clear.