Where do I buy the GPD XD?
Most GPD XD's will ship from china and usually take a month or so to get to you depending on where you live. The faster you want it the more you will spend, usually.
( this is same as willgoo, it is just a subsite for willgoo )
- Or you can always try <Amazon.com> or <Ebay.com>
I keep getting this error: System Update Errorhttp://www.sectioneight.net/node/52
What charger should I use?DO NOT USE A SAMSUNG FAST CHARGER
Read the voltage specs on your charger. Do not use any charger that has higher than 5 volts, like the Samsung Fast Charger. Normally these adapters don't cause a problem with most devices but there are some GPD XDs out there capable of switching on the 9v charging, causing them to burn out. It is a defect in the GPD XD. To minimize your chances of this it is best to only use chargers that don't have Qualcom Quick Charge or Samsung Fast Charging.
5v 2.24 amp chargers are ok, but avoid anything that says it also puts out 9v or 12v.
OK to use:
What is a Custom Recovery? What is CWM? What is TWRP?
A custom recovery environment will do the same things as the stock Android recovery. However, it will also have additional features. Custom recoveries often have the ability to create and restore device backups. Flashing this recovery environment onto your device replaces the default, stock recovery environment with a third-party, customized recovery environment. This is a bit like flashing a custom ROM like LegacyRom ? but, instead of replacing your device?s Android operating system, it replaces the recovery environment.
A custom recovery can create and restore NANDroid backups - backups of an Android device?s entire file system. Custom recoveries offer a file browser that allows you to easily browse, manage, and restore backups. It also has other advanced features that will be useful if you?re installing and dealing with custom ROMs.
Instructions on how to install a custom recovery: http://www.sectioneight.net/node/58
Why isn't TWRP working?
Make sure your MicroSD card is formatted as FAT32 or exFat. The most common reason TWRP doesn't backup or install zips properly has to do with the card being formatted properly.
If the card is not the issue and you are running Legacy Rom make sure you have the ext4 version. Older versions of Legacy Rom are formatted in ext3 and TWRP can not recognize the partitions.
Format your MicroSD card using the GPD XD: https://youtu.be/_-AR7gyN-dU
Legacy Rom (ext4) Version: http://sectioneight.net/node/59
I can not boot up and I get a message: "please enter password to decrypt storage"
This issue has not been resolved yet. I have yet to find a cause for this or a solution. The only way out of this is to reflash your GPD XD with the firmware you had on it. This means you will lose all of your data and have to start fresh.
The best way to avoid having to lose your data is to use a custom recovery and always backup. If you ever get this problem a simple restore to your last backup will fix everything. If you make a habit of backing up and you take notice of what changed before you started getting this message, you could help narrow down possibilities as to why this error happens. If anyone knows why this is happening please let me know.
Ultimate Noob Guide - Setting up your GPD XD with security and safety: http://sectioneight.net/node/62
Is there any way to upgrade android?Are there any firmwares for GPD XD that are higher than Android 4.4 (Kitkat)?
Currently Kitkat is the only Android OS available. Someone is working on making a firmware with Android 7.1 but it is not stable and ready for release.
There are only three firmwares available for the GPD XD : Stock Firmware , Legacy Rom, and DroidBox FW ( same as stock, just has some apps added to it for droidbox). They all have Android Kitkat.
Why does my battery not charge past 50%/60%/70%?
This is an odd issue and is one of those problems that the cause has not been found. But there are a few things that may fix this or help.
- Charge the XD with the screen on. ( Oddly enough, this seems to work most times )
- Use a better quality USB Cable
- Charge from a wall charger vs usb. ( make sure and check the specs on charger )
- Install a battery calibrating app. Like: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newagetools.batcalibra&hl=en
What is Legacy ROM ext4 version?http://www.sectioneight.net/node/59
Why doesn't Google PlayStore connect?
Most of the time people run into this issue is when they reflash or just got their XD.
Try the following:
- Go to Date/Time settings and make sure your time/date/timezone is set properly (Number one reason )
- Clear cache for Google Playstore and Google Services
- Using custom recovery flash latest Gapps : http://opengapps.org/
making sure to select Platform[ARM] Android[4.4] Variant[Pico]
- or Update Google Playtore and Google Services apks.