Author Topic: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report  (Read 3164 times)

excentrix (OP)

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2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« on: July 08, 2017, 04:53:07 am »
Have any of you had a GPD and it's just been great, like, I really took care of the console, and tonight, looking at it, it's still shining, with a nice 128 gb for storage. No scratch, no issues with the joystick or the buttons, really. It is about to beat the time i lasted with my hacked psp.

Any of you just had a great time  ?

I'm also thinking about the win gpd, but still holding, original gpd, with no fan, and no overheating, is really nice.

I forgot, i've been using it for at least 2 years, everyday, more than ever my pc,

Cheers.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2017, 04:57:17 am by excentrix »

tiagao_extremo

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 01:41:59 pm »
Hey man, that's a relief to know. I am with mine for the last 6 months, and it's amazing, specially running legacy rom. I would like to ask you about battery life so far, how much has it degraded after 2 years?

alyinsanfran

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 04:55:52 pm »
Yeah mine is around the same age, still runs perfectly. I never did a firmware upgrade - I'm a believer in the "If it ain't btoke don't fix it" mantra.

My battery is great but I almost always turn it off instead of putting it to sleep.

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 08:57:52 am »
Same, I love it. GPD XD is the best :)
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illuminerdi

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 08:55:06 pm »
I've had mine for less than a month but I echo your sentiments - I LOVE this thing. Definitely the best android portable I've ever owned, and that includes the Shield Portable...

Downsides would be the lack of Android above 4.4, which I find a bit strange because there are RK3288 devices with Android 6+ on them, so it really should be doable somehow...but I don't know how to fix that myself.

The other issue I have is the dpad is indeed mushy and the buttons don't have the snappiest feel to them either. I've heard the dpad (and buttons?) can be solved by replacing the membrane, but I'm not ready to crack it open just yet...

alyinsanfran

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 03:01:50 pm »
I found that after I'd played the DPad for a while it became perfectly responsive, but maybe it was just that I got used to it. I think I played Final Doom (PS1) start to finish. Give it time before hacking it - find a button masher you like.

skelton

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 12:06:04 pm »


Downsides would be the lack of Android above 4.4, which I find a bit strange because there are RK3288 devices with Android 6+ on them, so it really should be doable somehow...but I don't know how to fix that myself.


There is android 5 and 6 for RK3288, but Rockchip SDK is a mess and has worse performance for gaming, that's why GPD decided not to update, because it performs worse and is less stable. Some emus like uoyabause are broken in RK3288 in android 5 and 6
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Xaijiqq

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 11:40:38 pm »
had my black 16gb model w/ 64gb memory since october 2015.  use it almost daily and still works great, same stock firmware.  one unusual issue about a month or so after first getting it i noticed the right shoulder button stick out a little and would have to be pressed back into place only to pop out every other day.  this happened for around a year until one day it just stopped popping out think i heard of a few other users experiencing a similar loose shoulder button problem.  other than that, excellent device, would buy again

excentrix (OP)

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2017, 07:03:21 am »
Hey guys, i just wanted to report that lately, i finished, all the metroid on gameboy advance, zelda 3, about to take on final fantasy 2, i have my fare share of rpgs but what do you recommend, some of them were not going that well so i preferred to use snes9x, But for next time, should i update all my emulator as much as possible ?


Thanks :), a technically savvy, but misunderstood being.

cheers.

tekkendp

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 11:57:17 am »
the only problems I have with mine:-

1) upgraded to Skelton's legacy 1.8 rom. Runs great, but I have to charge the battery with the XD on to get 100% charger. Other wise, it charges to just 85%

2) The labels on the buttons and controller have faded (due to rigorous use?)

Other than that, this is the greatest handheld I have owned since the PSP.

skelton

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 12:00:23 pm »
the only problems I have with mine:-

1) upgraded to Skelton's legacy 1.8 rom. Runs great, but I have to charge the battery with the XD on to get 100% charger. Other wise, it charges to just 85%
That's not normal. I would try a different charger unless is a hardware issue. Buy with my rom battery charges are the same as stock rom, because there is no change at all. Or try battery calibration app.
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tekkendp

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2017, 01:18:46 pm »
I'm very happy with the legacy rom, so I tend to just roll with charging issue.

I have tried a couple of battery calibration tools. But I'm pretty sure that they are not any good. Could you please recommend one that you know works, and I will get that.

skelton

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2017, 01:29:01 pm »
I never needed to use them on gpd xd , but on my phone i use just one named battery calibration and works fine. I would try a different charger Too just to test. But my ROM behaves in battery the same as stock rom. A reflashing v?a pc can also help with the gpd fully charged.
If still doesn't work ok, most probably the battery is just failing
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tajlund

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2017, 08:11:41 pm »
I have 3 of them.  One was mine until I got a new tablet, the other two were my children.  The one I had is still mint, absolutely perfect, even though it is now in the hands of a child.  The other two have suffered screen, button, stick, and digitizer replacements (due to child irresponsibility, not the device itself).  All of these were simple repairs, completed in minutes.  The newest problem is that the kids have pretty much ruined their usb ports.  So, I need to get them replaced.

The one tablet though started having some kind of memory issue, no matter how empty the storage is, it says its full when trying to install.  So, I factory reset and am retrying.  (I'd install legacy on all three, but I can't get them to boot up holding down vol+ and powering on.  They just go to regular boot up and Batch Tool can't see them).

tajlund

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2017, 08:15:40 pm »
Hey guys, i just wanted to report that lately, i finished, all the metroid on gameboy advance, zelda 3, about to take on final fantasy 2, i have my fare share of rpgs but what do you recommend, some of them were not going that well so i preferred to use snes9x, But for next time, should i update all my emulator as much as possible ?


Thanks :), a technically savvy, but misunderstood being.

cheers.

Some of my favorites are Shadowrun on both SNES and Genesis(MD), Chrono Trigger, Rune Factory, and Landstalker.

Jenova

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Re: 2 years with my GPD, and not a thing to report
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2017, 08:22:59 pm »
For snes, I loved playing Star Ocean & Seiken Densetsu 3 (Mana 2) as well... translated versions of course.

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