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jonybravo78 (OP)

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GPD XD just arrived - All in Chinese
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:07:09 pm »
Hi all,

I've done a search and had a look at a few threads, but I'm still not 100% sure what to do from here

I've just had my GPD XD arrive from China (IT was ?60 cheaper that I could get it in the UK). Kinda wishing I'd just paid the extra and had it working straight out of the box.

My first issue was that everything was in Chinese, I couldn't even tell where the settings were. With a lot of trial and error, I managed to bungle my way in to the settings, and get the language set to English.

This hasn't cured the issue fully, for example the demo video you have pre-installed is still in Chinese, a lot of the preinstalled games have chinese titles so you can['t tell what game it is.

There's no google play installed, and clicking on the web browser takes you to a chinese version of google, where everything is written in chinese.

1) I read that you can do a hard reset. Would this solve the problem?
2) I also read I might need to download English firmware

Just wondering whether this is a cure for this. As I'm contemplating sending it back if I can't get it in English

Thanks for any help

PsyOps

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Re: GPD XD just arrived - All in Chinese
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 01:38:29 pm »
It should all just flash the same. Most users install legacy flash right from the getgo so whatever condition it is in wouldn't matter.

Just flash whatever you want on it now.

If you want me to walk you through it just let me know. Count this as a win, you saved money.

You can get a hold of me on : https://discordapp.com/invite/Qb3f6WV

I would suggest trying discord chat ( above link ) out, but if you want quick access to me you can also chat me up on:
http://sectioneight.net/gpd-xd/live-chat
« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 01:41:34 pm by PsyOps »

jonybravo78 (OP)

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Re: GPD XD just arrived - All in Chinese
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 01:50:47 pm »
thanks. i've just joined Discord but not sure what to do from here....

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jonybravo78 (OP)

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Re: GPD XD just arrived - All in Chinese
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 10:27:58 am »
Big thanks to PsyOPs who spent about an hour yesterday taking me through the steps to get my new firmware install dowloaded and configured.

Really appreciate your help

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Re: GPD XD just arrived - All in Chinese
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 08:01:29 pm »
NP bud. Here to help.

 

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