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Title: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on August 29, 2015, 07:09:57 am
So, I know a lot of people are really enjoying their XD.  I see more than enough praise and love being thrown at it, but almost everyone talking about how great it is also discusses issues that they have with it.  These issues are getting lost in the praise.  I understand that it is easy to love many things about a device when it is new, but these little issues that people are overlooking now can becoming nagging annoyances once the "new" wears off.

I thought it would be good to get a handle on the issues/complaints for the device, so we can submit them to GPD to fix for the next version, and also see what we would like fixed in custom ROMs or in workarounds.

The intention of this thread is only to discuss issues and fixes.  It is not intended to flame or trash the device, or the people discussing issues.  This is for benefit of the GPD XD by helping improve it and future versions.

Skelton's LegacyROM KitKat for GPD's XD
Dingoonity Forum Location: http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/(rom)-legacyrom-kitkat-for-gpd-xd/

GPD's Firmware Downloads
FileDropper Mirror of GPD's v3.3.8 English Firmware: http://www.filedropper.com/xdv338englishfirmware
FileDropper Mirror of v3.4.2 English Firmware (Non SU): http://www.filedropper.com/xdv342englishfirmware
FileDropper Mirror of v3.4.2 English Firmware (Non SU) Clean: http://www.filedropper.com/xdv342englishfirmwarenonemulatorsandmetro
FileDropper Mirror of v3.4.4 English Firmware (Non SU) New (Worse?) Mali Drivers: http://www.filedropper.com/xdv344englishfirmware
FileDropper Mirror of v3.4.5 English Firmware (Non SU) Still New Mali Drivers: http://www.filedropper.com/xdv345englishfirmware
FileDropper Mirror of v3.4.6 English Firmware (Non SU):
http://www.filedropper.com/xdv346englishfirmware
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FileDropper Mirror of SU Update.Zip for v3.3.9 or higher: http://www.filedropper.com/update
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FileDropper Mirror of XD GMS (Google Mobile Services): http://www.filedropper.com/xdgms
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FileDropper Mirror of v1.2 English Addons: http://www.filedropper.com/xdv12englishaddon
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   Where I get the firmware and Addon Files:
   GPD's Baidu File Location: http://pan.baidu.com/share/home?uk=389368662&view=share#category/type=0

Here are the issues/fixes so far:

Missing Features
Bluetooth
Clickable Joysticks (R3/L3 style)
No GPS

Problems Found
Poor Wifi Strength
Loose Battery
Whining Noise Coming From Device
Sound Crackles From Speakers
Stock Governor Gives Poor Performance/Underclocked
Loud L1-3/R1-3 Buttons (to some)
DPad Mushy/Poor Response
Hinge Sound @ 90 Degrees or Higher
Blue 32GB Color Coating Chips Off
Scrolling Bounce (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnLZSaT46Gc)
Horrible Screen Latency when outputting to TV.

Problems Fixed/Worked Around
Stock Governor Gives Poor Performance/Underclocked - Set Governor to OnDemand
Poor Wifi Strength - Some report improvement in Firmware v3.3.6
Whining Noise Coming From Device - Some report improvement in Firmware v3.3.5+
Horrible Screen Latency when outputting to TV.
        - Make sure your TV is not performing extra processing on the HDMI input. 
        - Ensure you actually have the HDMI connected *before* you boot the XD.

If you know of any more issues, please post below.  We can add it to the list so GPD and ROM creators know what issues we'd like fixed.

Update: Added a mirror of GPD's 3.4.2 Firmware Downloads ( Both Non SU).  Cleaned firmware is without Emu and Metro Home.
Update: Added a link to Skelton's Legacy ROM.
Update: Cleaned up the mirrors a little.
Update: Added a mirror of GPD's 3.4.4 Firmware.
Update: Added a mirror of GPD's 3.4.5 Firmware.
Update: Added a mirror of GPD's 3.4.6 Firmware.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Dual on August 29, 2015, 12:33:41 pm
 :-*
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SONY on August 29, 2015, 01:31:22 pm
Important quote below.

Also those of you with loose battery or dpad issues please post where you ordered your unit from. This would be helpful to check if certain batches were defective.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: vermillion on August 29, 2015, 01:51:55 pm
No lose battery and dpad seems fine although a bit small. Got it from Geekbuying.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: sphinx on August 30, 2015, 05:42:38 am
Ordered from Geekbuying.

Issues:
Hinge sound at 90 degree angle (Open/Close starting from this angle).
WiFi poor strength.

Required:
Bluetooth.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: omgmog on August 30, 2015, 01:54:59 pm
The biggest issue I've got so far is with the firmware -- after a reboot the device doesn't want to boot, unless I wipe/reflash the firmware.

So... hoping that's fixable and not just an issue with my unit.

Other than that:

- lack of Bluetooth
- the angles for the hinge
- the L2/R2 button position and noise
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on August 30, 2015, 03:41:47 pm
The biggest issue I've got so far is with the firmware -- after a reboot the device doesn't want to boot, unless I wipe/reflash the firmware.


That sounds like a defective unit to me. If after a reflash is still no booting after a reboot I think the unit is defective.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: keldridge00 on August 30, 2015, 08:50:31 pm
My HDMI out has green vertical lines throughout the screen when connected.

I have tested my cable with other tablets and the cable is working properly.  Anyone else have this issue?

I bought mine from Geek Buying and I have notified them of this issue.  This  is a HUGE problem for me since I will be hooking this up to TVs in hotel rooms to game on my business travels.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: DungeonsDragons on August 30, 2015, 11:14:33 pm
My HDMI out has green vertical lines throughout the screen when connected.

I have tested my cable with other tablets and the cable is working properly.  Anyone else have this issue?

I bought mine from Geek Buying and I have notified them of this issue.  This  is a HUGE problem for me since I will be hooking this up to TVs in hotel rooms to game on my business travels.

sounding more and more like this a another cheaply made device , such a shame glad i didnt pull the trigger on one. back to the psp go for my old school emulation i guess
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: raffyPH on August 30, 2015, 11:16:00 pm
subscribed!

 not so sure though if id get one  :P
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SNESFAN on August 31, 2015, 01:17:46 am
sounding more and more like this a another cheaply made device , such a shame glad i didnt pull the trigger on one. back to the psp go for my old school emulation i guess

I don't agree this thread is representative of the device quality as a whole. I think the intention of the thread was to collect the random little problems some people have reported. The issues some are having really sound like RMA issues. Sure better QC should have been used before shipping. Especially in the situation of the loose battery. These are defects, and not normal. My battery on the first nvidia shield died after like 10 charges, doesn't mean the battery was designed to only last10 charges.

Its important when reading this thread to separate specific people's problems with design problems. The poor wifi is a design problem. The CPU whine is not as designed for example.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: philexile on August 31, 2015, 02:28:36 am
SNESFan (or anybody else),

I was considering picking one of these up. I currently have a JXD 7800b which works pretty well, but it is a little too big for my commute.

How would the XD compare as a more portable alternative? I was really impressed with emulation on the JXD ? NES, SNES, Mega Drive, GBA. Also, the screen was really impressive.

Is the XD comparable in quality?

Best Regards!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SNESFAN on August 31, 2015, 04:26:19 am
SNESFan (or anybody else),

I was considering picking one of these up. I currently have a JXD 7800b which works pretty well, but it is a little too big for my commute.

How would the XD compare as a more portable alternative? I was really impressed with emulation on the JXD ? NES, SNES, Mega Drive, GBA. Also, the screen was really impressive.

Is the XD comparable in quality?

Best Regards!
There are plenty of threads to talk about if you should get one. I would recommend taking this discussion to one of those threads.

That said. I had the JXD S5800 (S7800's 5 inch counterpart) and the XD tops that device hands down. The screen is better, performance in retro gaming is noticeably better in the higher end emulation, but it's at least as good for the older systems. I felt the build quality in the JXD 5800/7800 was really good, but the XD is at least the same level of build quality.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Deen0X on August 31, 2015, 05:59:57 am
sounding more and more like this a another cheaply made device , such a shame glad i didnt pull the trigger on one. back to the psp go for my old school emulation i guess

i don?t agree. i didn?t tested yet the device, but this thread is collecting all small issues that people have with the device, and of course if you based your opinion on this thread, where 99% will be problems, then you will get a bad opinion.

is the same that if i open a thread for collecting issues with XOne or PS4. of course, the thread is about issues, and if you read this thread for opinions, you will get a bad feeling about those devices. right?

i suggest to you to check another threads where people are talking about the device.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on August 31, 2015, 02:30:17 pm
This thread is not indicative of the device's quality, as it is only discussing (and highlighting) the issues with the devices.  Any time a thread focuses only on the issues, it will make anything look bad.  There is a lot of great with the GPD XD also.

Many people are praising this device in other threads.  Please look there to get the opinions on the device.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: keldridge00 on August 31, 2015, 04:40:03 pm
This thread is not indicative of the device's quality, as it is only discussing (and highlighting) the issues with the devices.  Any time a thread focuses only on the issues, it will make anything look bad.  There is a lot of great with the GPD XD also.

Many people are praising this device in other threads.  Please look there to get the opinions on the device.

I agree with this.  I love the XD, playing it right now as a matter of fact.  However the HDMI issue I commented above is a topic I wanted to see if anyone else has noticed.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: jonlad on August 31, 2015, 09:05:51 pm
My HDMI out has green vertical lines throughout the screen when connected.

I have tested my cable with other tablets and the cable is working properly.  Anyone else have this issue?


Has anyone else seen this issue? HDMI out would be important for me, hopefully can be fixed in FW?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on August 31, 2015, 09:10:36 pm
No issue with HDMI on mine.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on August 31, 2015, 09:12:24 pm
Okay, I am gonna post this here as well: (sorry for double posting and bold, but I believe everyone should know this, can save people a lot of trouble with whobbly screens in the long run)

It may seem natural and easy, but do not push the screen open beyond second lock. Sorry for double posting this, but you put pressure on the screen, and after me doing this dozens of times over the few days I have had it, on both sides the screen plate is not slightly bend. It's not a problem at all yet because it's build very solidly and if I stop doing it now it will never be,  but this really is something you should notice.

Keep it at lock 2!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on August 31, 2015, 09:49:23 pm
agree with this.  I love the XD, playing it right now as a matter of fact.  However the HDMI issue I commented above is a topic I wanted to see if anyone else has noticed.

Mine just arrived, so after I play with it for a bit, I will give this a test.  I have a Blue 32GB from GeekBuying.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: jonlad on August 31, 2015, 09:51:19 pm
agree with this.  I love the XD, playing it right now as a matter of fact.  However the HDMI issue I commented above is a topic I wanted to see if anyone else has noticed.

Mine just arrived, so after I play with it for a bit, I will give this a test.  I have a Blue 32GB from GeekBuying.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the unit!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on August 31, 2015, 09:55:46 pm
It may seem natural and easy, but do not push the screen open beyond second lock. Sorry for double posting this, but you put pressure on the screen, and after me doing this dozens of times over the few days I have had it, on both sides the screen plate is not slightly bend. It's not a problem at all yet because it's build very solidly and if I stop doing it now it will never be,  but this really is something you should notice.

Keep it at lock 2!

I am not sure I am following.  Mine opened smoothly 180 degrees without any noticeable pressure on the screen.  First click is about 100 degrees, and the second is around 150 degrees.  Mine is still smoothly opening, without any additional tension, up to 180 degrees.  At that point it stops.  Are you saying that the extra movement from the second click to the 180 degree opening is somehow damaging the unit?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on August 31, 2015, 09:58:35 pm
It may seem natural and easy, but do not push the screen open beyond second lock. Sorry for double posting this, but you put pressure on the screen, and after me doing this dozens of times over the few days I have had it, on both sides the screen plate is not slightly bend. It's not a problem at all yet because it's build very solidly and if I stop doing it now it will never be,  but this really is something you should notice.

Keep it at lock 2!

I am not sure I am following.  Mine opened smoothly 180 degrees without any noticeable pressure on the screen.  First click is about 100 degrees, and the second is around 150 degrees.  Mine is still smoothly opening, without any additional tension, up to 180 degrees.  At that point it stops.  Are you saying that the extra movement from the second click to the 180 degree opening is somehow damaging the unit?

Yeah true. to 150 is fine. Move it to 180 now. Then look at the back of the unit, where the screen panel goes into/connects with the bottom panel where the controls are. You will see it's bend outwards at the sides. Then put it in 150 degrees. You will see it suddenly fits perfectly and is not bend at all/perfectly straight. Hence my guess that the 180degree thing puts tons of pressure on that plate with the screen. But I am not sure - could be me imagining things. I mean it does move smoothly with no noise indeed. ...

but do you see the bend as well?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on August 31, 2015, 11:36:02 pm
but do you see the bend as well?

I'm looking really hard, but I don't see any bending or pulling.  I swear I'm trying to see it.

Is yours the Blue one also?  Maybe it is a difference between the blue and black?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SONY on August 31, 2015, 11:37:14 pm
He has the blue one.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: semler on September 01, 2015, 02:57:46 am
I got my 32GB today, went to the Play store, and started installing games.

I noticed some were erroring out with "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card."

I'm using a 128GB Samsung (bought from newegg) Micro SD card that is brand new and was formatted Fat32 before inserting.

When I look at storage settings, it sees it as 120GB.  Also, the apps settings don't have a button for Move to SD Card.

In storage settings, I picked Erase SD card to see if that would reformat it, in case that was an issue.  It unmounted, formatted, and said "Unfortunately, the process com.android.systemui has stopped."  When I clicked OK, it just came back.  The only thing I could do was power it off, since nothing else would respond.

Powering back up seemed to  make it not miss a beat.  It still shows the SD Card in storage settings as 120GB. 

When I connect a USB cable to my Windows PC, it sees the 32 GB internal drive as "SD Card".  The microSD card is also seen as "SD Card" and 119GB free of 119GB.

Any thoughts on how I can make it use it as /sdcard?  It looks like the onboard 32GB may have a directory already in use.

update: Thank you, Skelton. That makes perfect sense. I'll be less greedy about having ALL my games on the device.  :)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 01, 2015, 03:17:27 am
People have been wondering my thoughts on the GPD XD, so I thought I would give some quick thoughts, since I haven't yet used it for days.  Mine is the 32GB Blue unit from Geekbuying.

Likes (so far):
I am loving the joysticks, weight of the unit and the button styles.  I don't mind the clicky buttons, but they are a bit louder than I am used to, and can see how they bother some people.
The screen is nice and bright, and I like the tightness of the hinge.
The port layout, and having everything in the back is a good design choice.
The speed of the device is very good. 
First app I tried to install, which didn't install on the Q9, installed and ran!
Overall build quality seems nice.  I wasn't expecting the solid feel of the device.
Screen adjustment has two locking positions, and are actually at common positions (for me).
Touch screen is very responsive, and I've yet to notice any ghost touches (which I have with other devices).
All-in-all, it makes a decent Android device.

Dislikes (so far):
Way too much bezel.  It is a nice sized unit and the top screen space is really wasted. 
I am not impressed with the dpad; mushy is an understatement.
I really hate the default home screen.  Changing it to any other preinstalled home resets after reboot.  I know I can download others and will... but Oy!
I'm not a fan of the button layout.  I'd like to see the Home button where the power is, and the rest of the Action Bar buttons on the sides of the home.  These are buttons that you use often, and since your thumbs are on the joysticks, put them near your thumbs.  Put the power button down where the home button is (you only use it twice!).
My volume bar is popping up on the screen for no apparent reason.  It isn't adjusting though.  Just appearing on the screen for a few seconds.
No way I've found to unlock the device using the controls.


As of now, I am happy with this purchase.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SNESFAN on September 01, 2015, 04:43:51 am
I got my 32GB today, went to the Play store, and started installing games.

I noticed some were erroring out with "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card."

I'm using a 128GB Samsung (bought from newegg) Micro SD card that is brand new and was formatted Fat32 before inserting.

When I look at storage settings, it sees it as 120GB.  Also, the apps settings don't have a button for Move to SD Card.

In storage settings, I picked Erase SD card to see if that would reformat it, in case that was an issue.  It unmounted, formatted, and said "Unfortunately, the process com.android.systemui has stopped."  When I clicked OK, it just came back.  The only thing I could do was power it off, since nothing else would respond.

Powering back up seemed to  make it not miss a beat.  It still shows the SD Card in storage settings as 120GB. 

When I connect a USB cable to my Windows PC, it sees the 32 GB internal drive as "SD Card".  The microSD card is also seen as "SD Card" and 119GB free of 119GB.

Any thoughts on how I can make it use it as /sdcard?  It looks like the onboard 32GB may have a directory already in use.
the mount point for your sdcard is /mnt/external_sd/

to manually change the mount point or symbolic linking I think you'll need to modify either vold.fstab or /fstab.<device> you can try to modify it yourself but would highly recommend against it unless you know what you're doing.

https://source.android.com/devices/storage/config.html

EDIT: Also it might be in init.d I haven't checked yet to see if it's just a soft link.

I'm sure a custom rom will be in this device's future at some point
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on September 01, 2015, 08:08:16 am
semler, this device use unified storage, so I don't suggest editing fstab. If you want your games in yout microSD it's simpler to use folder mount.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 02, 2015, 02:17:28 am
A lot of new threads out there.  I think the 32GB may have more issues than others.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 08, 2015, 06:17:55 pm
Added the Baidu Firmware link to the first port, since 3.3.3 is out.  I've downloaded the firmware, and there is no changelog contained.  Uploading to FileDropper.

FileDropper link added to OP.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Mountainmohawk on September 08, 2015, 07:16:00 pm
Anyone have issues with scrolling? When in the play store or chrome, when scrolling in one direction, it seems to snap back in the opposite direction. Like I'll scroll down two screen heights and it will jump up a screen. Kind of like a two steps forward, one step back kind of effect.

I can try and make a video if it's not clear.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on September 08, 2015, 07:21:39 pm
Anyone have issues with scrolling? When in the play store or chrome, when scrolling in one direction, it seems to snap back in the opposite direction. Like I'll scroll down two screen heights and it will jump up a screen. Kind of like a two steps forward, one step back kind of effect.

I can try and make a video if it's not clear.

Does this by any chance happen when you scroll using the analog stick? Because in that case, it's because when you move it down to scroll down, after that you move it up back to neutral. I had this on archos gamepad 2, q9, g5a, and xd - it's normal. :)

With your finger, I also have it sometimes, the touch screen is very nice and sensitive. The more you get used to it the les s you will have this problem. From what you describe it does not sound as if your device is defective in any way - but if you want to be 100% sure, test all controls with gamepad tester and the screen with multitouch test, both from the playstore (and free). :)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Mountainmohawk on September 08, 2015, 08:10:54 pm
Anyone have issues with scrolling? When in the play store or chrome, when scrolling in one direction, it seems to snap back in the opposite direction. Like I'll scroll down two screen heights and it will jump up a screen. Kind of like a two steps forward, one step back kind of effect.

I can try and make a video if it's not clear.

Does this by any chance happen when you scroll using the analog stick? Because in that case, it's because when you move it down to scroll down, after that you move it up back to neutral. I had this on archos gamepad 2, q9, g5a, and xd - it's normal. :)

With your finger, I also have it sometimes, the touch screen is very nice and sensitive. The more you get used to it the les s you will have this problem. From what you describe it does not sound as if your device is defective in any way - but if you want to be 100% sure, test all controls with gamepad tester and the screen with multitouch test, both from the playstore (and free). :)

Multitouch works fine. Here's a video of what I'm encountering: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnLZSaT46Gc
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on September 08, 2015, 08:14:17 pm
yeah mine has that too. And my Q9. It's a very receptive touch screen which is really nice, but in the beginning you get this a lot, especially if you are used to screens you have to put more pressure on (like the archos gamepad 2 I had before the Q9).

No problem at all AFAIK :)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SONY on September 08, 2015, 08:24:52 pm
Yeah, Archos GamePad 2 was so crap in that regards.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on September 08, 2015, 08:30:02 pm
Yeah, Archos GamePad 2 was so crap in that regards.

That, altough somehow it was great to play rythm of fighters on it, as the actual latency of the panel when it registered a touch was very low.... but at first I thought the panel on my Q9 was defective because I kept getting "ghost presses", then I realized it was so much more receptive/better that those were actually supposed to happen >_<

bigger issue was the button mapper sometimess crashing while playing and having to manually restart it... oh god... that cost me some lives in expendables rearmed... the stock mapper on the q9/xd is like a million times better! Overall I really liked the archos tough, good controls, great screen, and good (standard rk3188) emulator performance. *decent*/usuable speed as a general-use tablet... shit speakers.

Anyway we are getting off topic XD
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 08, 2015, 10:45:03 pm
Multitouch works fine. Here's a video of what I'm encountering: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnLZSaT46Gc

Added to OP.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Linkandzelda on September 08, 2015, 11:55:10 pm
Multitouch works fine. Here's a video of what I'm encountering: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnLZSaT46Gc

Added to OP.

I can confirm I have the same issue with mine. It appears to be when flicking and changing direction, the sensitivity picks up the movement of the finger and reverses the scroll direction.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: wolfstar27 on September 12, 2015, 03:04:35 pm
I noticed on my 32GB Blue GPD XD that the small yellow leakage in top right hand corner, I'm guessing its from the backlight, is that normal?

I also downloaded Amazon Underground App and tried some apps and one out three worked, one would crash at loading, and the other would just be just a black screen. however two out of three games work on my LG G3

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 14, 2015, 05:59:12 am
I wasn't able to get Goat Simulator working from Amazon either.  StarWars Rebels needed a work-around to run.

David
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 14, 2015, 06:00:38 am
Added a Problems Fixed/Worked Around section.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SONY on September 14, 2015, 06:03:48 am
Added a Problems Fixed/Worked Around section.

Where is it?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 14, 2015, 06:24:32 am
Added a Problems Fixed/Worked Around section.

Where is it?

Original post.  Under Problems Found.

Feel free topost others to add.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SONY on September 14, 2015, 08:06:48 am
Thanks LD, I see it now :)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: ruffnutts on September 22, 2015, 09:33:43 pm
My device seems very good however it don't show up in the play store anyone with this issue?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: beldandy561 on September 23, 2015, 01:31:58 am
My device seems very good however it don't show up in the play store anyone with this issue?



Can you be a little more specific i dont quite understand the question,

Are you saying that you cant access the google play store?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: RetroVortex on September 23, 2015, 10:40:37 am
My blue 32gb seems to have no major issues so far. (It FINALLY came yesterday)
No hinge noise, no whiny screen. The virtual button mapping works great, as does the physical button mapping. No flaking paint.
I have 3.2.0 as my base firmware, and it came precharged. Has excellent battery life. I was up till 3am setting it up (draining the battery to 8% before charging it back up), and I used it since about 7pm last night. It's managed an overnight charge fine (use my own charger). Doesn't feel hot when I use it.
(It handles reicast games without any so much as a hiccup. I love it!)

The diagonals DO work on mine. But as others have said they are a little spongy, though I can pull of a shoyruken about 60% of the time, so it's fine for stuff like contra. (I think it also depends on what emulator/game you use. I was using the pre-built FBA KOF 2000, and it played awful, yet the built-in SFA3 and Jojo was fine, as was the .emu series of emulators I prefer to use)

EDIT: The wifi is servicable. Even with a weak signal I can manage about 1-2mb download speed. Better than my PS3's wifi speed. (which is godawful) No loose battery or speaker crackling. Reboots fine. (Fast shutdown speed. Takes about a minute or two to boot up)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: ruffnutts on September 23, 2015, 03:03:44 pm
My device seems very good however it don't show up in the play store anyone with this issue?



Can you be a little more specific i dont quite understand the question,

Are you saying that you cant access the google play store?

No when using a computer on the play store was not showing up as a device, its working now
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 29, 2015, 06:44:13 am
I've uploaded the 3.3.5 Firmware to FileDropper, and added a link to the original post.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: jonlad on September 29, 2015, 08:31:36 am
Thanks!

Any changelog or is that wishful thinking?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 29, 2015, 04:14:47 pm
No changelog that I've found.  I am sure they post it somewhere though.  I've not found it.

No issues with the firmware though.  I used it for a while last night.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: ruffnutts on September 29, 2015, 04:44:33 pm
Firmware 3.3.5?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 29, 2015, 05:47:29 pm
Firmware 3.3.5?

Yes.  I uploaded it to FileDropper.  There is a link in the OP.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: ruffnutts on September 29, 2015, 06:53:52 pm
why they never give change log ffs
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 30, 2015, 07:00:22 am
No idea.  They sometimes post informational files as downloads, and they have installation instructions in firmware downloads, so they have ways to post them.  Maybe if they tell us what they fixed, they would have to admit that something was broken. :-)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: RetroVortex on September 30, 2015, 11:24:02 pm
So I've been using my GPD XD for a little while now and I have noticed three very minor issues.

The first: Is that my right R1 button has come a little loose. Still clicks fine, but feels looser than the other shoulder buttons. (This could be my fault since I was stuffing it into a tight pocket. A stupid idea, but I thought it would be fine)
The second: Occasionally I see a little graphic corruption. Nothing major to be alarmed about, but it's usually just a few streaks of oddly coloured lines. Sometimes it fixes itself, sometimes it needs a reboot.
The third: This one is a little more awkward.
I don't think the sound crackles so much, as the sound output isn't outputting properly. Because I put on headphones and can hear crackly sound in some apps. Particularily PPSSPP on something like Gitaroo Man. Certain sounds crackle, other sounds and music doesn't. This doesn't happen when I don't have the headphones plugged in.
(I wonder if it's a compatibility issue with my Smokin Buds 2.0)

EDIT: I'm on 3.2.0 . I'm going to try updating to 3.3.5 and see if there are any improvements.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Mountainmohawk on October 02, 2015, 03:25:53 am
Ugh, just now noticed that my system was the "whine". Has anyone noticed if updating firmware helps?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on October 02, 2015, 04:39:15 am
Ugh, just now noticed that my system was the "whine". Has anyone noticed if updating firmware helps?

Some have said that 3.3.2 made it a little better.  Not sure if the others have improved it any.  I'm partially deaf, so I can't hear it.

I have uploaded the 3.3.3 and 3.3.5 firmwares and put the links in the original post, if you want to try one.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on October 02, 2015, 09:01:59 pm
Added the 1.2 English Addon FileDropper download to OP.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Mountainmohawk on October 03, 2015, 03:59:13 pm
Ugh, I updated and it still has the whine. I'm pretty upset.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Multiboy2k on October 03, 2015, 06:13:45 pm
I updated to 3.3.5. (Thanks LordDavon)
And, I'm running the latest version of Antutu CPU Master in Performance Mode and PPSSPP now runs FULLSPEED with NO frameskip!
I tested it using a notoriously slow game, MHP3RDv5 with English patch, and the game now runs almost a little too fast now. Also test, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood(PSP), which used to be almost unplayable because it was too slow and it runs almost fullspeed with sound! 

I am loving my GPD XD at this point. It has replaced my NN3DS XL as my goto handheld. Of course MH4U is still on the 3DS so im still very much playing that. But, that's another topic....

Anybody still on the fence about this handheld, I strongly recommend it.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: unmintz on October 03, 2015, 09:52:52 pm
Mostly loving the XD outside of some issues, so I figured I would mention them in this thread.
Before I moan, this handheld is worth the price. If you were considering buying it, just buy it.

Issues

The D-Pad is pretty bad. There is no feedback whatsoever.
Pushing them left me wondering whether I'd actually done anything. They are also a bit too small.
The other face buttons feel the same.

The range of joysticks is pretty terrible. The L3 and R3 buttons are really annoying to use.
This is more of a pet peeve of mine however, and you get used to it.
I'd say it's almost the same as the PS Vita, which actually shares the exact same joystick model if I remember right.

The Start and Select buttons are on the left side of the device instead of the right.
What the heck? Years of gaming have left me using my right hand to press start.
This is a slight inconvenience that is pretty annoying. Hopefully fixed in later products by GPD.

The bottom of the Shell isn't the glossy plastic found on the top of the shell.
Although not gloss like the top, it's okay. Very standard plastic.
It won't bother you in your hands, yet it leaves you wishing either the entire shell was rubberized or glossy.

These issues have been mentioned before, but it is definitely worth mentioning again. Despite being a great device, the face buttons on the XD have little excuse for how mushy they are.

Suggestions for the future

Although slightly unrelated to the thread, it is kind of related to the thread... So... Yeah.

An Xbox style layout. Switch the position of the face buttons and the right analog stick.
better use of space. Put the start and select buttons in the dead space on the middle of the controller. Add bigger buttons.
OLED instead of IPS. IPS is great, but if it would be possible to get the screens they used in the first PS Vita... That'd be great  ;D
Custom stickers. I know you offer stickers for the XD now, but it would be fantastic if we could send in our own for production in the future.
Rubberized plastic or Aluminum shell. As much as metal can heat up in devices like this, I really love the feel of it.

I'm personally hoping for a GPD XD 2, maybe with an OLED screen, better face buttons, and a matte rubberized shell.
I'd be all over that!

Take note GPD  8)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Multiboy2k on October 04, 2015, 01:41:34 am
Mostly loving the XD outside of some issues, so I figured I would mention them in this thread.
Before I moan, this handheld is worth the price. If you were considering buying it, just buy it.

Issues

The D-Pad is pretty bad. There is no feedback whatsoever.
Pushing them left me wondering whether I'd actually done anything. They are also a bit too small.
The other face buttons feel the same.

The range of joysticks is pretty terrible. The L3 and R3 buttons are really annoying to use.
This is more of a pet peeve of mine however, and you get used to it.
I'd say it's almost the same as the PS Vita, which actually shares the exact same joystick model if I remember right.

The Start and Select buttons are on the left side of the device instead of the right.
What the heck? Years of gaming have left me using my right hand to press start.
This is a slight inconvenience that is pretty annoying. Hopefully fixed in later products by GPD.

The bottom of the Shell isn't the glossy plastic found on the top of the shell.
Although not gloss like the top, it's okay. Very standard plastic.
It won't bother you in your hands, yet it leaves you wishing either the entire shell was rubberized or glossy.

These issues have been mentioned before, but it is definitely worth mentioning again. Despite being a great device, the face buttons on the XD have little excuse for how mushy they are.

Suggestions for the future

Although slightly unrelated to the thread, it is kind of related to the thread... So... Yeah.

An Xbox style layout. Switch the position of the face buttons and the right analog stick.
better use of space. Put the start and select buttons in the dead space on the middle of the controller. Add bigger buttons.
OLED instead of IPS. IPS is great, but if it would be possible to get the screens they used in the first PS Vita... That'd be great  ;D
Custom stickers. I know you offer stickers for the XD now, but it would be fantastic if we could send in our own for production in the future.
Rubberized plastic or Aluminum shell. As much as metal can heat up in devices like this, I really love the feel of it.

I'm personally hoping for a GPD XD 2, maybe with an OLED screen, better face buttons, and a matte rubberized shell.
I'd be all over that!

Take note GPD  8)

I agree pretty much 1000% with this.
Particularly the addition of that gorgeous and incredible OLED screen that was on the FIRST Vita. 
And, I still keep accidentally hitting the 'Back' and 'Home' keys when I want to hit the Select and Start keys as well.  Add Bluetooth to the unit so wireless keyboards, headphones, etc. can be used with the unit. While this is primarily designed as a handheld gaming device, it is still an Android 'Tablet'.  I actually use my XD to update Word documents and handle small business transactions. My mini-Bluetooth keyboard would've been lovely to use for this.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SONY on October 04, 2015, 02:06:02 am
OLED would cost a bit more.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on October 04, 2015, 10:30:14 am
OLED would cost a bit more

Agreed, and it was too expensive for sony even to put in the new vita. Not only are those quite a bit more expensive, sony also likely gets a huge discount for buying insane number of those panels, because many more vita?s are made then XD?s. Finally, the resulution of the vita panel is only 848 by 480 ( I believe, something like that) , not  720p.

So it would probably be quite a bit more expensive...
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: stan1 on October 04, 2015, 11:28:56 am
Would buy xd again. Price is cheap compared to other homebrew machinery. I can't complain though. D-pad feels good. Buttons and joysticks feel good. No problems playing installed games. High quality and feels good in hands. This is a dream device but if xd2 sells please build bluetooth and keyboard and quieter side buttons gpd company.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: unmintz on October 04, 2015, 11:49:49 pm
OLED would cost a bit more

Agreed, and it was too expensive for sony even to put in the new vita. Not only are those quite a bit more expensive, sony also likely gets a huge discount for buying insane number of those panels, because many more vita?s are made then XD?s. Finally, the resulution of the vita panel is only 848 by 480 ( I believe, something like that) , not  720p.

So it would probably be quite a bit more expensive...

I wanted to comment on this earlier, but I just started a new computer build. Yeah, those things never go well.

I don't believe that AMOLED is more expensive than IPS to the point of making the investment worth less than the payoff.
For example, I used a BLU Vivo Air as my daily driver for a while (Also known as the Gionee E-life S5.1), which cost me 200 off contract. The screen was also 720p unlike the first Vita's display.

It, of course, didn't come with a built in controller and also probably has a bit of a bigger market. However...
AMOLED or OLED is still worth it. Perfect blacks, better battery life, vibrant colors... I'd say the XD 2 should have everything I mentioned before and an OLED/AMOLED screen with a target price of 200-250 dollars.  8)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Multiboy2k on October 05, 2015, 01:23:38 am
OLED would cost a bit more.

Yes.
And, I would gladly pay it.
Quality costs.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on October 15, 2015, 01:03:43 am
Firmware v3.3.6 is out.  Download link found in OP!

David
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on October 16, 2015, 04:58:03 am
I've had a few stutters on the home screen here and there with 3.3.6, but they smoothed out.  Did anyone else have the same issue?

David
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on October 16, 2015, 08:29:44 am
I've had a few stutters on the home screen here and there with 3.3.6, but they smoothed out.  Did anyone else have the same issue?

David

That happens sometimes when you change firmware.  Probably the system is running some cache or running media scanner service, but generally after a few minutes everything is fine.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: GT Eye on October 16, 2015, 03:04:02 pm
So, uh, dumb question here

How do I update the firmware

I placed the update.img file on the microsd card

Gpd xd prompts me for an update after which it restarts in recovery mode. I try to update from external but no files show up. After I reboot it says update fail and asks to delete the update.img file
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on October 16, 2015, 06:00:32 pm
I always just place the file on my SD card, and when it prompts me to install, I hit 'Yes'.  When it reboots in recovery mode, it just installs.  Once it reboots after, it will ask me about deleting the file.

If it isn't working, you may want to make sure you don't have any issues with your SD card.  Mine is formatted Fat32.  I have a Samsung 32GB Class 10 card.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: ruffnutts on October 16, 2015, 10:14:39 pm
you can only use up to 32GB for firmware update from SDCard ;)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: GT Eye on October 16, 2015, 10:56:00 pm
Ahh thanks! How did you even figure that out?

I'll try again with another microsd tonite
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: roneyizpie on October 16, 2015, 11:21:36 pm
Anyone experiencing an issue where if you walk in a certain direction for like maybe 6-10 seconds in a game and you just stop until you move or go in that direction again? Almost like it isn't registering the press anymore. It's very frustrating for games like Monster Hunter and Ocarina of Time. It almost completely kills the device for me :/
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on October 17, 2015, 10:23:40 am
Anyone experiencing an issue where if you walk in a certain direction for like maybe 6-10 seconds in a game and you just stop until you move or go in that direction again? Almost like it isn't registering the press anymore. It's very frustrating for games like Monster Hunter and Ocarina of Time. It almost completely kills the device for me :/

Uhm? Which button has this problem? Native or using the mapper? Which emulator settings?

I am sorry, but need some more information to understand exactly what your problem is ;-)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SONY on October 17, 2015, 12:27:26 pm
Wow, could be a H/W issue with your XD?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Mode7Dolphin on October 17, 2015, 05:06:57 pm
Anyone experiencing an issue where if you walk in a certain direction for like maybe 6-10 seconds in a game and you just stop until you move or go in that direction again? Almost like it isn't registering the press anymore. It's very frustrating for games like Monster Hunter and Ocarina of Time. It almost completely kills the device for me :/
The proper term for that is analog stick "drifting". Usually happens when the stick is either worn out/broken or the deadzone of the stick isn't properly calibrated. I'm going to go with the former here.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: roneyizpie on October 17, 2015, 07:27:20 pm
Anyone experiencing an issue where if you walk in a certain direction for like maybe 6-10 seconds in a game and you just stop until you move or go in that direction again? Almost like it isn't registering the press anymore. It's very frustrating for games like Monster Hunter and Ocarina of Time. It almost completely kills the device for me :/

Uhm? Which button has this problem? Native or using the mapper? Which emulator settings?

I am sorry, but need some more information to understand exactly what your problem is ;-)

Sorry! I should've know that ha-ha. It's hardware mapping, I've tested it in some emulators and does the same thing. I'll test the right stick later too.

Anyone experiencing an issue where if you walk in a certain direction for like maybe 6-10 seconds in a game and you just stop until you move or go in that direction again? Almost like it isn't registering the press anymore. It's very frustrating for games like Monster Hunter and Ocarina of Time. It almost completely kills the device for me :/
The proper term for that is analog stick "drifting". Usually happens when the stick is either worn out/broken or the deadzone of the stick isn't properly calibrated. I'm going to go with the former here.

Yeah there we go! Thank you, I'll remember that. Any idea as to how I could calibrate it?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: roneyizpie on October 18, 2015, 01:30:52 am
For anyone who cares, I just tested out some other emulators and tried some controller testing apps. It's only certain emulators luckily! So it is not a hardware issue, but still annoying. I guess I'm going to try mapping my buttons to the on screen controls and see if that helps.

EDIT: Using the touch screen mapper has solved my issues! :) Also, update 3.3.6 solved the whine noise for me which is awesome. I was expecting it to be purely hardware but I guess not
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on October 19, 2015, 06:43:55 pm
For anyone who cares, I just tested out some other emulators and tried some controller testing apps. It's only certain emulators luckily! So it is not a hardware issue, but still annoying. I guess I'm going to try mapping my buttons to the on screen controls and see if that helps.

EDIT: Using the touch screen mapper has solved my issues! :) Also, update 3.3.6 solved the whine noise for me which is awesome. I was expecting it to be purely hardware but I guess not

Great! :D
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: lemmywinks on October 21, 2015, 10:43:31 am
Mine came with two niggles both of which are now sorted.

The first was the plastic near the screen would flex slightly when closing the hinge past about 60 degrees, not much but enough to move the R1 button. Took the screw covers off and found no screws there so I put two DS screws in and this fixed it.

The second was the screen being sub 60hz, this was fixed in the v3.3.6 firmware.

Also sometimes on boot the touch screen would not register, I would have to turn the screen off a couple of times for it to work so obviously a little software bug. This hasn't happened since updating to v3.3.6 so hopefully that's all the little problems gone.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AteBitFun on October 26, 2015, 04:48:34 pm
Hi, buddies!
Can someone report about the issue with LED?
LED have stupid working mode: when GPD XD is switched ON and closed LED IS GREEN (sleep), when GPD XD is switched ON and opened there is no LED light AT ALL.
It should be:
GREEN LED - GPD XD is switched ON and opened
RED LED - GPD XD is charging
NO LED - sleep mode or switched off (with this mode we can diagnose and understand when console cannot sleep - with closed position and green LED).

I like everything in GPD XD but this stupid green LED in closed position is real annoying, it's not logical at all, because green LED was in the past and will in the future indicator of fully activated and working device!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on October 26, 2015, 04:59:17 pm
Hi, buddies!
Can someone report about the issue with LED?
LED have stupid working mode: when GPD XD is switched ON and closed LED IS GREEN (sleep), when GPD XD is switched ON and opened there is no LED light AT ALL.
It should be:
GREEN LED - GPD XD is switched ON and opened
RED LED - GPD XD is charging
NO LED - sleep mode or switched off (with this mode we can diagnose and understand when console cannot sleep - with closed position and green LED).

I like everything in GPD XD but this stupid green LED in closed position is real annoying, it's not logical at all, because green LED was in the past and will in the future indicator of fully activated and working device!

Eh... I fail to see the real issue here. Look, if the device is switched on and opened, and your eyes work, you can see, visually that that is the case. Because you are using it.

If it lies there, closed, the green led light gives you an indication it?s in standby and not off.

It is lies there charging but is not fully charged yet, the red light indicates this. (Red light also works if it open and charging).

If it?s done charging, the led light changes so you can see this.

If it?s closed and off there is no led light so you can see this too.

What on earth is the problem? Finally, yes, green indicates it?s on and working. True! that?s why, when it?s on (but in standby) and working perfectly, it displays a green led light... surprising!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AteBitFun on October 26, 2015, 05:39:36 pm
I hate this feature.
Because standby is standby, not working. Like TV or monitor, in standby - LED IS NEVER GREEN.
I hate this stupid illogical feature in GPD XD.

At least, they can make red for charging, green for working, yellow for standby (mix of red and green LEDs). But I'd like no LED at all in standby mode.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on October 26, 2015, 06:39:30 pm
Yeah, I admit , it?s blue for the 3ds when it?s in standby.

But I don?t think it?s a major issue or anything...
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AteBitFun on October 26, 2015, 11:09:21 pm
Believe, for me this is really major issue. I mean, that for me everything with GPD XD is Ok but this is green LED in standby makes me so angry!
White dead pixel on the screen don't makes me so angry like this is stupid feature, which came to GPD XD from 3ds.
I just want normal, logical working LED (green - working, red charging, no led - hibernate or switched off) - not a stupid clone of the 3ds LED.

But also I accept at least flashing red LED in hibernate (sleep) mode - it's logical, hibernate (sleep) mode means that device not fully operational, not fully switched off.

And in fullscreen it is also very convenient when green led will flashing with low battery level.

I propose:

1.1 Green LED - full working opened concole.
1.2 Flashing Green LED - low battery (below 10%)

2.1 Red LED - charging
2.2 Flashing Red LED - standby mode (sleep/hibernate)

3.1 Flashing Red/Green LED together - standby and low battery

It's simple, not stupid and at least logical!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Chris23235 on October 27, 2015, 02:00:03 pm
Believe, for me this is really major issue. I mean, that for me everything with GPD XD is Ok but this is green LED in standby makes me so angry!
White dead pixel on the screen don't makes me so angry like this is stupid feature, which came to GPD XD from 3ds.
I just want normal, logical working LED (green - working, red charging, no led - hibernate or switched off) - not a stupid clone of the 3ds LED.

But also I accept at least flashing red LED in hibernate (sleep) mode - it's logical, hibernate (sleep) mode means that device not fully operational, not fully switched off.

And in fullscreen it is also very convenient when green led will flashing with low battery level.

I propose:

1.1 Green LED - full working opened concole.
1.2 Flashing Green LED - low battery (below 10%)

2.1 Red LED - charging
2.2 Flashing Red LED - standby mode (sleep/hibernate)

3.1 Flashing Red/Green LED together - standby and low battery

It's simple, not stupid and at least logical!

I would hate this, I hate devices that blink while being in standby. I always have to turn these devices around, because I hate nothing more then having a blinking light in the corner of my eye. Additionally I think it's a nice idea not to have some kind of LED shining bright when I have the device open, because I don't need it then, I can see the system is running without an additional LED light the distracts me from the screen, especially when I play in the dark.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AteBitFun on October 27, 2015, 02:12:36 pm
It is not so bright to distract you from the screen.
No blink also good, but Green LED in standby mode - is the most stupid mode for LED I ever seen.
If it is idea comes from 3DS, so developers of the 3DS should burn in the hell for this feature, which I hate with all my heart.
I don't know any other devices with Green LED in standby mode. Its nonsense. And I am surprised, that exists people, who likes this stupid annoying feature.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: alyinsanfran on October 27, 2015, 09:33:10 pm
I think I'm going to grab the red 64Gb model. I do have one question though : PSX emulation is my thing but it looks like the shoulder buttons might be tricky to use independently. Put another way, it looks like if you are holding L2 it is difficult to quickly touch L1, or vice versa, as you are using one finger for 2 buttons. Is that the case?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on October 27, 2015, 09:58:51 pm
It may take some getting used to since it's designed like a new 3ds xL but I play, for instance, EINHANDER which forces me to QUICKLY switch between L1, L2, R1, R2. Love that game but I was able to adjust and it's not too demanding.

It's a 2D/3D shooter so you can imagine playing it on the Normal or Hard setting lol. The L/R triggers are extremely responsive & have a great click to them also.

 ;D
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: alyinsanfran on October 27, 2015, 10:27:07 pm
Great to hear they're responsive and I imagine you're right - it'll just take time to adjust.

It's really a lovely looking little device. I've been waiting for an Android with 4 shoulder buttons. Plugging my PS3 controller in and out of my Galaxy Tab is getting old and none of my other emulation handhelds have 4 shoulder buttons.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on October 27, 2015, 10:31:29 pm
Great to hear they're responsive and I imagine you're right - it'll just take time to adjust.

It's really a lovely looking little device. I've been waiting for an Android with 4 shoulder buttons. Plugging my PS3 controller in and out of my Galaxy Tab is getting old and none of my other emulation handhelds have 4 shoulder buttons.

Don't forget the real joysticks, and l3 r3 buttons. They make it great for streaming pc games :D
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: alyinsanfran on October 28, 2015, 01:11:03 am
Good tip!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on October 30, 2015, 02:21:30 am
Is it just me, or does the thing seem pretty stable now... at least as far as firmware is concerned?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on October 30, 2015, 02:41:45 am
Very stable... I am extremely impressed with it so far. I'm on 3.3.6
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Lax on October 30, 2015, 09:14:33 am
Is it just me, or does the thing seem pretty stable now... at least as far as firmware is concerned?

Probably due to skelton's patches GPD implemented.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Goubak on October 30, 2015, 06:57:41 pm
I received my 16gb from aliexpress with dead pixels. I'm disapointed by this bad quality. The seller did evering to make me give up and aliexpress' buyer protection is just a joke. They said having dead pixels was normal... I guess the concept of good quality product is not the same in china  ;)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: BahamutxD on October 31, 2015, 02:39:41 pm
Hi, buddies!
Can someone report about the issue with LED?
LED have stupid working mode: when GPD XD is switched ON and closed LED IS GREEN (sleep), when GPD XD is switched ON and opened there is no LED light AT ALL.
It should be:
GREEN LED - GPD XD is switched ON and opened
RED LED - GPD XD is charging
NO LED - sleep mode or switched off (with this mode we can diagnose and understand when console cannot sleep - with closed position and green LED).

I like everything in GPD XD but this stupid green LED in closed position is real annoying, it's not logical at all, because green LED was in the past and will in the future indicator of fully activated and working device!

+1 to that. It's annoying to have a green led when it's closed/sleep mode.

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on November 01, 2015, 06:40:36 pm
I received my 16gb from aliexpress with dead pixels. I'm disapointed by this bad quality. The seller did evering to make me give up and aliexpress' buyer protection is just a joke. They said having dead pixels was normal... I guess the concept of good quality product is not the same in china  ;)

i think Aliexpress is like an Ebay or Ratuken.  Not sure if there is any buyer protection though.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on November 01, 2015, 07:03:16 pm
I received my 16gb from aliexpress with dead pixels. I'm disapointed by this bad quality. The seller did evering to make me give up and aliexpress' buyer protection is just a joke. They said having dead pixels was normal... I guess the concept of good quality product is not the same in china  ;)

how many dead pixels? On some webshops in Netherlands I ordered from (a very good one with a great reputation) you need to have at least 3 dead pixels on a monitor to return it under warranty, so that is not just China.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Lax on November 02, 2015, 11:03:30 am
Hi, buddies!
Can someone report about the issue with LED?
LED have stupid working mode: when GPD XD is switched ON and closed LED IS GREEN (sleep), when GPD XD is switched ON and opened there is no LED light AT ALL.
It should be:
GREEN LED - GPD XD is switched ON and opened
RED LED - GPD XD is charging
NO LED - sleep mode or switched off (with this mode we can diagnose and understand when console cannot sleep - with closed position and green LED).

I like everything in GPD XD but this stupid green LED in closed position is real annoying, it's not logical at all, because green LED was in the past and will in the future indicator of fully activated and working device!

+1 to that. It's annoying to have a green led when it's closed/sleep mode.

It is not so bright to distract you from the screen.
No blink also good, but Green LED in standby mode - is the most stupid mode for LED I ever seen.
If it is idea comes from 3DS, so developers of the 3DS should burn in the hell for this feature, which I hate with all my heart.
I don't know any other devices with Green LED in standby mode. Its nonsense. And I am surprised, that exists people, who likes this stupid annoying feature.

I don't understand why people are upset about this. It is not annoying, it is a battery saving feature, whats the point with having an LED while you can see that the screen is turned on? The Green LED lets you know that the device is still turned on and that it is just closed. This enables you to go "Oh, I forgot to turn it off".
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SONY on November 03, 2015, 12:03:40 am
LEDs don't consume much power at all.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AteBitFun on November 03, 2015, 09:26:40 pm
In sleep mode OK at least yellow/orange (they can make it in firmware by mixing red+green LED).
But green LED in all times means 100% working and full activated device (TV, DVD, etc.) - not standby. I mean that it brakes any logic.
I am really hate Green LED in standby - before GPD XD we are all used a lot of gadgets and tablets without Green LED in standby and that was (is?) normal.
Even game console JXD S7100 turns on the Green LED only when you are wake up your device - it is normal.

I will be very appreciate for patch or app which can fix this issue with Green LED in standby ^_^
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: stonedrum on November 03, 2015, 09:31:37 pm
In sleep mode OK at least yellow/orange (they can make it in firmware by mixing red+green LED).
But green LED in all times means 100% working and full activated device (TV, DVD, etc.) - not standby. I mean that it brakes any logic.
I am really hate Green LED in standby - before GPD XD we are all used a lot of gadgets and tablets without Green LED in standby and that was (is?) normal.
Even game console JXD S7100 turns on the Green LED only when you are wake up your device - it is normal.

I will be very appreciate for patch or app which can fix this issue with Green LED in standby ^_^

-_-' it's not an issue.  if the system is closed, the screen is off.  if there is no led and the system is closed, the console is off.  i'd say get over it
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AteBitFun on November 03, 2015, 11:47:43 pm
For me and not only for me Green LED in standby - very annoying issue. Not logical stupid issue.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: masterofstuff124 on November 04, 2015, 03:50:05 am
personally i like the green in standby lets me know the unit is still on and ready to game. I never turn the device Off so its always green though!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Lax on November 04, 2015, 08:39:14 am
-_-' it's not an issue.  if the system is closed, the screen is off.  if there is no led and the system is closed, the console is off.  i'd say get over it
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on November 04, 2015, 03:39:21 pm
  i'd say get over it

This is a thread for people to express their opinions.  While your opinion may differ, I hope we are all adult enough to respect everyone's opinion. 
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on November 05, 2015, 09:44:47 pm
FileDropper Mirror of the English v3.3.7 Firmware added.

Build Date: 11/3/2015
Kernel: 3.10.0
Android: 4.4.4
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: lemmywinks on November 05, 2015, 11:07:14 pm
FileDropper Mirror of the English v3.3.7 Firmware added.

Build Date: 11/3/2015
Kernel: 3.10.0
Android: 4.4.4

Nice one thanks!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: BahamutxD on November 06, 2015, 01:02:44 am
Is it possible to stop the device turning on the screen everytime you plug in the usb otg?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: stonedrum on November 06, 2015, 01:04:47 am
  i'd say get over it

This is a thread for people to express their opinions.  While your opinion may differ, I hope we are all adult enough to respect everyone's opinion.

true, I take back the end bit :p
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Mode7Dolphin on November 06, 2015, 06:53:30 am
There's horrible screen latency if you connect the XD to a Plasma television.

Hope a fix is in the works cause i want to use it on my TV.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Lax on November 06, 2015, 08:57:08 am
Any notable improvements in 3.3.7 that anyone has noticed?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: StatMat on November 06, 2015, 12:36:40 pm
There's horrible screen latency if you connect the XD to a Plasma television.

Hope a fix is in the works cause i want to use it on my TV.

There's two things I've noticed help here on my setup:

1. Make sure your TV is not performing extra processing on the HDMI input. Essentially enable game mode. Methods vary between manufacturers, so best to check for your actual make and model.

2. Ensure you actually have the HDMI connected *before* you boot the XD. Pretty much every time I've attempted to connect it after boot I observe the lag.

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Mode7Dolphin on November 06, 2015, 04:55:21 pm
There's two things I've noticed help here on my setup:

1. Make sure your TV is not performing extra processing on the HDMI input. Essentially enable game mode. Methods vary between manufacturers, so best to check for your actual make and model.

2. Ensure you actually have the HDMI connected *before* you boot the XD. Pretty much every time I've attempted to connect it after boot I observe the lag.

Thanks. That helped solved my latency issue. Still do have the screen glitch out every few seconds. Could be because i'm using a HDMI mini to HDMI adapter. Guess i'll go buy an actual cable and test it out. Are you also playing it on Plasma?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on November 06, 2015, 09:48:13 pm
There's horrible screen latency if you connect the XD to a Plasma television.

Hope a fix is in the works cause i want to use it on my TV.

There's two things I've noticed help here on my setup:

1. Make sure your TV is not performing extra processing on the HDMI input. Essentially enable game mode. Methods vary between manufacturers, so best to check for your actual make and model.

2. Ensure you actually have the HDMI connected *before* you boot the XD. Pretty much every time I've attempted to connect it after boot I observe the lag.

Added to OP.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Dual on November 07, 2015, 04:18:36 am
Anyone know what 3.3.7 Fixes or adds?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on November 07, 2015, 11:40:42 am
I personally never had an issue with HDMI, no latency at all, even connecting it with the GPD already on. So maybe the issue is with some TVs, or with some cables.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: StatMat on November 09, 2015, 01:31:38 pm
There's two things I've noticed help here on my setup:

1. Make sure your TV is not performing extra processing on the HDMI input. Essentially enable game mode. Methods vary between manufacturers, so best to check for your actual make and model.

2. Ensure you actually have the HDMI connected *before* you boot the XD. Pretty much every time I've attempted to connect it after boot I observe the lag.

Thanks. That helped solved my latency issue. Still do have the screen glitch out every few seconds. Could be because i'm using a HDMI mini to HDMI adapter. Guess i'll go buy an actual cable and test it out. Are you also playing it on Plasma?

Glad to hear it helped. I don't personally have any glitches now that I've ensured all pre-processing is disabled on the TV (I am using an older LCD Samsung).
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: StatMat on November 09, 2015, 01:33:14 pm
I personally never had an issue with HDMI, no latency at all, even connecting it with the GPD already on. So maybe the issue is with some TVs, or with some cables.

Indeed. I actually managed to try it out on my friends TV over the weekend and it had no issues, including if plugged in after boot. As this was using the same cable, it suggests a TV issue.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on November 09, 2015, 04:53:28 pm
Quote
Anyone know what 3.3.7 Fixes or adds?

I'm curious as well... has anyone updated to 3.3.7 yet? Anyone know what the firmware adds/changes/fixes, etc.?

Thanks.

 ;D
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Beerman1138 on November 09, 2015, 06:20:24 pm
Quote
Anyone know what 3.3.7 Fixes or adds?

I'm curious as well... has anyone updated to 3.3.7 yet? Anyone know what the firmware adds/changes/fixes, etc.?

Thanks.

 ;D

I have updated to 3.3.7.  It works fine for me, but to be honest -- I don't know what it changed.  It's not real obvious, anyway. 
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Lax on November 10, 2015, 09:18:21 am
Quote
Anyone know what 3.3.7 Fixes or adds?

I'm curious as well... has anyone updated to 3.3.7 yet? Anyone know what the firmware adds/changes/fixes, etc.?

Thanks.

 ;D

I have updated to 3.3.7.  It works fine for me, but to be honest -- I don't know what it changed.  It's not real obvious, anyway.

According to e114 (a known GPD employee) -

XD 3.3.7

https://mega.nz/#!hN4w2D5K!O60vJzEoNNaCaSbdWubNanPyOP1nVlFj-CRkuUQFPdM (https://mega.nz/#!hN4w2D5K!O60vJzEoNNaCaSbdWubNanPyOP1nVlFj-CRkuUQFPdM)

1. fixed volume window which random popup

2.Optimal charging

3.Added OTA upgrades and news transmission
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on November 10, 2015, 10:27:09 am
Optimal charging? So they mean they fixed that bug? Good.

OTA upgrades? whoa! On the one hand, I can then update without having to clear all apps/saved games of my device every time. On the other, android likes to force updates down your throats...

And good they fixed that volume thing! It happened on my yarvik game-shit (rk3066), archos gamepad 2 (rk3188), and g5a, q9, and XD too so I assumed it was a rockchip thing and not GPD in particular
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Chris23235 on November 10, 2015, 01:10:45 pm
Quote
1. fixed volume window which random popup

Oh nice, I had this several times and I started wondering, if it is a hardware defect.

Optimal charging? So they mean they fixed that bug? Good.

OTA upgrades? whoa! On the one hand, I can then update without having to clear all apps/saved games of my device every time. On the other, android likes to force updates down your throats...

And good they fixed that volume thing! It happened on my yarvik game-shit (rk3066), archos gamepad 2 (rk3188), and g5a, q9, and XD too so I assumed it was a rockchip thing and not GPD in particular

If you update by putting the img file on the SD card you don't have to backup anything.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Hagane023 on November 10, 2015, 08:15:37 pm
I know it's a pain but file dropper keeps dropping signal for me and never completes it download, if possible could someone upload it to mega.(I believe someone in this forum did and the download was great)

Did anyone else have an issue with 3.3.6 whereby there music player came on randomly not just every so often the vol+. It seemed to happen when I used myboy especially. I use shuttle+ player it may be an app specific issue as I tend to delete stock players.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on November 10, 2015, 08:22:44 pm
I know it's a pain but file dropper keeps dropping signal for me and never completes it download, if possible could someone upload it to mega.(I believe someone in this forum did and the download was great)

Did anyone else have an issue with 3.3.6 whereby there music player came on randomly not just every so often the vol+. It seemed to happen when I used myboy especially. I use shuttle+ player it may be an app specific issue as I tend to delete stock players.

it is app specific, I had it with one (can?t remember which) on the old archos gamepad 2 untill I removed it. On the XD and q9, I very sometimes have it with ?anime radio? when the wifi is on.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Hagane023 on November 10, 2015, 08:46:58 pm
I know it's a pain but file dropper keeps dropping signal for me and never completes it download, if possible could someone upload it to mega.(I believe someone in this forum did and the download was great)

Did anyone else have an issue with 3.3.6 whereby there music player came on randomly not just every so often the vol+. It seemed to happen when I used myboy especially. I use shuttle+ player it may be an app specific issue as I tend to delete stock players.

it is app specific, I had it with one (can?t remember which) on the old archos gamepad 2 untill I removed it. On the XD and q9, I very sometimes have it with ?anime radio? when the wifi is on.

Cheers, thought so, mine seems to be WiFi off. But it's not too often.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Mode7Dolphin on November 10, 2015, 08:56:40 pm
Got my Mini HDMI to HDMI cable in the mail today. Tested it and it resolved the screen glitchiness with my Plasma TV!

Basically don't go cheap and buy a Mini HDMI to HDMI adapter. Buy the cable and you'll have no issues.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Carlos Copto on November 11, 2015, 06:43:27 am
How I have to install the firmware?, please send a tutorial :v
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: lemmywinks on November 11, 2015, 10:02:40 am
Got my Mini HDMI to HDMI cable in the mail today. Tested it and it resolved the screen glitchiness with my Plasma TV!

Basically don't go cheap and buy a Mini HDMI to HDMI adapter. Buy the cable and you'll have no issues.

I seem to remember going through a few different adapters when I got my S7300 a couple of years ago until I found one that worked properly, I guess a lot of the cheap adapters are of poor quality.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Mode7Dolphin on November 11, 2015, 06:20:33 pm
I seem to remember going through a few different adapters when I got my S7300 a couple of years ago until I found one that worked properly, I guess a lot of the cheap adapters are of poor quality.
Tested it again with my adapter and figured out i got the connection order wrong :(

So yeah, adapter or cable should work fine. The correct process to get it to work:

1. Plug hdmi cable into system
2. Turn on TV and let it idle for a few seconds
3. Turn on system

Doing any of these in the incorrect order screws up the hdmi signal. Very strange indeed.

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: MilezAhead on November 13, 2015, 11:04:14 pm
Hey guys new to the forum found it when i was looking up the GPD XD and im glad to have this community surrounding these devices. Anyway i just received my XD today and am stoked, however while using it i did start to notice that whining noise to the point its now pretty unbearable without headphones. i upgraded to the most recent firmware i could find here, but it still persists for me. Hope this can get fixed for me somehow.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on November 14, 2015, 05:43:30 am
FileDropper Mirror of the English v3.3.8 Firmware added.

Build Date: 11/13/2015
Kernel: 3.10.0
Android: 4.4.4


Sorry for the delay.. but.. ya know... Fallout 4. ;-)
There were 2 different posts of the firmware from GPD on Baidu.  This is the later post of the firmware.

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Chris23235 on November 16, 2015, 11:16:46 am
After flashing to the 3.3.8 firmware my GPD XD seems to be locked at 1200 MHz, can anybody confirm this?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on November 16, 2015, 11:27:56 am
Mine seems to be max at 1416Mhz.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on November 16, 2015, 11:56:55 am
It should be at 1,4 max, because there aren't changes in CPU speed in kernel. Try uninstalling your cpu app and installing, specially those installing the update via sdcard.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Chris23235 on November 16, 2015, 02:47:59 pm
I will try this when I get home, I have in fact installed via SD card.

EDIT: Not sure what the reason was, after rebooting everything now works fine, speed is capped at 1416 MHz as usual.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: nnnn on November 17, 2015, 08:41:40 am
my gpd xd analog dead space problem
on Left Stick in Upper-left and some upper-right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpcPt2exYU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBC641ExoTk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRBbTraIv_0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM-wc61Bx1o

is there anyone found this problem ?

what should i do ?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on November 17, 2015, 10:28:35 am
my gpd xd analog dead space problem
on Left Stick in Upper-left and some upper-right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpcPt2exYU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBC641ExoTk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRBbTraIv_0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM-wc61Bx1o

is there anyone found this problem ?

what should i do ?

Try the analogs with gamepad test, they might be fine. PPSSPP in the test function also likes to invert analog movement for some strange reason... and it auto configures the dpad to something which does not exist ...

So I would use gamepad test app (preinstalled, or else from play store) to test it. Good chance they're just fine :D
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on November 17, 2015, 03:59:44 pm
my gpd xd analog dead space problem
on Left Stick in Upper-left and some upper-right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpcPt2exYU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBC641ExoTk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRBbTraIv_0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM-wc61Bx1o

is there anyone found this problem ?

what should i do ?

And if it is a problem, installing 3.3.8 firmware might fix is, see this part of a post from the issues thread:

"Changelogs

XD V3.3.8 Firmware
Update description:
1, the optimization of the built-in joystick driver rocker boundary problem;
2, the specific problems to restart black part of the equipment under repair;"

Sounds like they fixed an issue similar to this...
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: soulside86 on November 24, 2015, 12:53:52 pm
Hi all

This file is no longer available.  Is it still necessary?

FileDropper Mirror of v1.2 English Addons: http://www.filedropper.com/xdv12englishaddon

Thanks
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Lax on November 24, 2015, 12:56:35 pm
Hi all

This file is no longer available.  Is it still necessary?

FileDropper Mirror of v1.2 English Addons: http://www.filedropper.com/xdv12englishaddon

Thanks

Nah, probably for an old firmware, I've never had to use it.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: soulside86 on November 24, 2015, 01:06:25 pm
Hi all

This file is no longer available.  Is it still necessary?

FileDropper Mirror of v1.2 English Addons: http://www.filedropper.com/xdv12englishaddon

Thanks

Nah, probably for an old firmware, I've never had to use it.

cool, thanks
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: adventureFAN on November 24, 2015, 05:53:44 pm
Hmm... I have problems with the USB-connection. Windows 10 don't recognize the GPD XD on normal USB-mode.
I cannot transfer files =[

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on November 24, 2015, 06:12:49 pm
Make sure that you have the GPD XD booted up and ON prior to connecting via USB to a PC... once you have the unit ON, it should show up on your PC.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: adventureFAN on November 24, 2015, 06:17:23 pm
Yeah, I know... I have other Android-devices ^^

But I become a error message that Win10 don't recognize the GPD XD.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on November 24, 2015, 06:46:43 pm
Hmm... it may be a setting within Win10 that you need to adjust. I use Win10 as well and haven't had an issue connecting.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: adventureFAN on November 24, 2015, 08:15:03 pm
Okey, I used the RKBatchTool to install the newest firmware. Now it works.
OTA... mah >_>

But why only in camera or media player mode? oO"
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SynbiosZero on November 25, 2015, 07:28:13 am
Hello there, I have a problem with my XD:

I had 3.3.6 and I can select xbox or ps3 gamepad, but when I update to 3.3.8, they changed to psp and android... How can I change this?

Thanks a lot  8)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on November 25, 2015, 07:40:26 am
That's odd... mine still shows ps3/xbox configurations. I am on 3.3.8 as well.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SynbiosZero on November 25, 2015, 07:46:55 am
Can I reinstall 3.3.8 without losing data? :P
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on November 25, 2015, 07:52:10 am
I don't see why not... however, I do not know if anything will change if you do.

 :'(
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SynbiosZero on November 25, 2015, 08:37:18 am
Im trying later to reinstall 3.3.8, anf if it doesnt work, a factory reset... Hope that works ???

Maybe if I couldnt fix the problem, should be a good idea to come back to 3.3.6...? :-*
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on November 25, 2015, 08:45:52 am
Hello there, I have a problem with my XD:

I had 3.3.6 and I can select xbox or ps3 gamepad, but when I update to 3.3.8, they changed to psp and android... How can I change this?

Thanks a lot  8)

It's just a bug of the gamepad app, but PSP=Ps3 and Android=Xbox mode.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SynbiosZero on November 25, 2015, 09:38:12 am
Hello there, I have a problem with my XD:

I had 3.3.6 and I can select xbox or ps3 gamepad, but when I update to 3.3.8, they changed to psp and android... How can I change this?

Thanks a lot  8)

It's just a bug of the gamepad app, but PSP=Ps3 and Android=Xbox mode.

So, it doesnt matter if I leave it this way? Same compatibility and functions, just name change?

EDIT: Seems like something is messed up in my system... Can anyone try Horizon Chase and tell me if it can be played with gamepad? Gamepad can be selected in options, but neither psp or android is selected it doesnt work for me...  :'(
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on November 25, 2015, 12:21:44 pm
Hmm.... I would recommend you factory reset your device. To factory reset, hold down POWER & VOL. (+) simultaneously while the gpd xd boot screen commences. Options should appear and I believe the factory reset option is near the bottom.

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: soulside86 on November 26, 2015, 01:45:54 am
Hi all

This file is no longer available.  Is it still necessary?

FileDropper Mirror of v1.2 English Addons: http://www.filedropper.com/xdv12englishaddon

Thanks

Nah, probably for an old firmware, I've never had to use it.

so I managed to download it from the baidu site and it is just the old preinstall files which is all games/roms
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Multiboy2k on November 27, 2015, 01:29:34 am
 I used to love this device.
But, now im pretty much fed up with it. I cant suggest this unit to others who are considering it at this juncture. I have literally had to restore the unit to factory status 4x already. Costing me much time and losing all data that was stored on the internal unit itself. I have upgraded the fw up to 3.3.7 and I honestly think the problem is associated with Google Play Store somehow.  I have gone back to using my 3DS XL.  This device is too inconsistent for primetime.  At this very moment, im in the process of doing yet another factory reset due to system failure.  The GPD boot logo screen comes on and stays on and that's it.  I boot to Recovery and the only option that will work is wiping the device. *sigh*
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: soulside86 on November 27, 2015, 01:40:24 am
I used to love this device.
But, now im pretty much fed up with it. I cant suggest this unit to others who are considering it at this juncture. I have literally had to restore the unit to factory status 4x already. Costing me much time and losing all data that was stored on the internal unit itself. I have upgraded the fw up to 3.3.7 and I honestly think the problem is associated with Google Play Store somehow.  I have gone back to using my 3DS XL.  This device is too inconsistent for primetime.  At this very moment, im in the process of doing yet another factory reset due to system failure.  The GPD boot logo screen comes on and stays on and that's it.  I boot to Recovery and the only option that will work is wiping the device. *sigh*

what exactly is happening with the device that's causing you to have to factory reset? are you doing anything specific when this happens?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Lax on November 27, 2015, 08:33:15 am
I used to love this device.
But, now im pretty much fed up with it. I cant suggest this unit to others who are considering it at this juncture. I have literally had to restore the unit to factory status 4x already. Costing me much time and losing all data that was stored on the internal unit itself. I have upgraded the fw up to 3.3.7 and I honestly think the problem is associated with Google Play Store somehow.  I have gone back to using my 3DS XL.  This device is too inconsistent for primetime.  At this very moment, im in the process of doing yet another factory reset due to system failure.  The GPD boot logo screen comes on and stays on and that's it.  I boot to Recovery and the only option that will work is wiping the device. *sigh*

Sounds like a faulty device. Don't think factory resetting and upgrading the firmware is going to do it much good. Did you buy it from a supplier who accepts returns?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SynbiosZero on November 28, 2015, 05:25:20 pm
Hmm.... I would recommend you factory reset your device. To factory reset, hold down POWER & VOL. (+) simultaneously while the gpd xd boot screen commences. Options should appear and I believe the factory reset option is near the bottom.

Ok, factory reset and everything is fine... Seems like its only a bug, like Skelton pointed, as if I change system language to english it appeats as xbox and ps3, and in spanish is psp and android... :P

But I continue not able to play android game Horizon Chase... Maybe a problem with native gamepad? Can anyone try it?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on December 21, 2015, 07:03:56 pm
FileDropper Mirror of v3.3.9 Firmware Added to OP.

Build Date: 12/21/2015
Kernel: 3.10.0
Android: 4.4.4


This is most likely my last update.  The issues seem to be noted, and no new ones are really coming.  GPD is doing a decent job at updating the firmware here now also: http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/the-latest-firmware-of-gpd-game-console/

If something new comes along for issues, and the OP needs updating, feel free to let me know.  I'm keeping the XD, even though I have the JXD S192 coming, at least for now.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: adventureFAN on December 21, 2015, 08:01:12 pm
I'm very happy with my GPD XD.
I played and testet it for over a month and I cannot find an issue. Wonderful! =D
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: psxfan on December 21, 2015, 11:05:19 pm
How do I Set Governor to OnDemand? I searched the options, but didn't see anything like that.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on December 22, 2015, 12:07:55 am
FileDropper Mirror of v3.3.9 Firmware Added to OP.

Build Date: 12/21/2015
Kernel: 3.10.0
Android: 4.4.4


This is most likely my last update.  The issues seem to be noted, and no new ones are really coming.  GPD is doing a decent job at updating the firmware here now also: http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/the-latest-firmware-of-gpd-game-console/

If something new comes along for issues, and the OP needs updating, feel free to let me know.  I'm keeping the XD, even though I have the JXD S192 coming, at least for now.
Latest update loses root.  Make sure not to upgrade if you use superuser.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on December 23, 2015, 03:20:13 pm
Latest update loses root.  Make sure not to upgrade if you use superuser.

FileDropper Mirror of XDSuperSU.zip added to OP.  It will add back SU after the 3.3.9 firmware upgrade.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: soulside86 on December 23, 2015, 09:16:08 pm
Latest update loses root.  Make sure not to upgrade if you use superuser.

FileDropper Mirror of XDSuperSU.zip added to OP.  It will add back SU after the 3.3.9 firmware upgrade.

looks like it needs to be flashed via the bootloader. will check once i've downloaded the firmware

Edit - tested and works, flash through the bootloader
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Panja on December 27, 2015, 06:50:06 pm
Latest update loses root.  Make sure not to upgrade if you use superuser.

FileDropper Mirror of XDSuperSU.zip added to OP.  It will add back SU after the 3.3.9 firmware upgrade.

looks like it needs to be flashed via the bootloader. will check once i've downloaded the firmware

Edit - tested and works, flash through the bootloader

Same here.
Done the 3.3.9 update (copy to SD) and after that booted to the bootloader (power + volume up).
Installed the XDSuperSu zip file without problems.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: sere83 on December 28, 2015, 07:25:05 pm
Latest update loses root.  Make sure not to upgrade if you use superuser.

FileDropper Mirror of XDSuperSU.zip added to OP.  It will add back SU after the 3.3.9 firmware upgrade.

looks like it needs to be flashed via the bootloader. will check once i've downloaded the firmware

Edit - tested and works, flash through the bootloader

Same here.
Done the 3.3.9 update (copy to SD) and after that booted to the bootloader (power + volume up).
Installed the XDSuperSu zip file without problems.

Can you expand a bit on this update method. Never updated my firmware and would like to.

Do you just add update.zip to internal memory or sd card? Then turn the device off and press power + volume up, then it offers option to flash update.zip yes?

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Panja on December 28, 2015, 07:53:33 pm
To update the firmware of the GPX XD is as easy as 123.
Just download the firmware file, extract the zip file. You will see a file called update.img
Copy this file to the root of a FAT32 formatted (micro) sd card and put it in the (powered on) XD.
After a few seconds you will get a prompt on screen asking if you want to update. After that just follow the instructions.

The latest firmware to date (3.3.9) removes the ability to root your XD by default.
So you have 1 extra step to take, if you want a rooted XD. If not you can just skip this step.

Download the SuperSU.zip file and extract it. You will have an update.zip file.
Copy this to the root of a FAT32 formatted (micro) sd card. Turn the XD off, put the card in and boot the XD with the power button and volume up button pressed. You will enter the android bootloader.
Choose the option update with zip file (or something like that, don't have the device at hand at the moment). Browse to the sd card and choose the update.zip file.

That's it!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: sere83 on December 28, 2015, 08:25:22 pm
To update the firmware of the GPX XD is as easy as 123.
Just download the firmware file, extract the zip file. You will see a file called update.img
Copy this file to the root of a FAT32 formatted (micro) sd card and put it in the (powered on) XD.
After a few seconds you will get a prompt on screen asking if you want to update. After that just follow the instructions.

The latest firmware to date (3.3.9) removes the ability to root your XD by default.
So you have 1 extra step to take, if you want a rooted XD. If not you can just skip this step.

Download the SuperSU.zip file and extract it. You will have an update.zip file.
Copy this to the root of a FAT32 formatted (micro) sd card. Turn the XD off, put the card in and boot the XD with the power button and volume up button pressed. You will enter the android bootloader.
Choose the option update with zip file (or something like that, don't have the device at hand at the moment). Browse to the sd card and choose the update.zip file.

That's it!

Many thanks man, this method working for 3.3.9 yes?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Panja on December 28, 2015, 09:00:30 pm
Welcome, yes 3.3.9, latest at the moment.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on December 29, 2015, 07:20:16 am
Found that you can just place the update.zip file on the SD card and the unit will prompt about updating, just like with the firmware image.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: MonoSimio on December 29, 2015, 01:54:29 pm
Then we can just copy first update.img, wait for detection, update, and then rinse and repeat with update.zip?
I asked in the thread about the new firmware but still no replies: Are there any differences between updating through the .img file or through the OTA alert?

Thanks for all the help, LordDavon  :)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on December 29, 2015, 02:36:45 pm
Then we can just copy first update.img, wait for detection, update, and then rinse and repeat with update.zip?
I asked in the thread about the new firmware but still no replies: Are there any differences between updating through the .img file or through the OTA alert?

Thanks for all the help, LordDavon  :)

I wish I knew.  I had placed it on the SD card, and flashed via the bootloader.  When the device booted up, it detected the file on the SD card, and asked me if I wanted to install.  I figured "why not?!" and selected Yes.  It rebooted and applied the file, then asked me about deleting it.

The flash seemed to be the same, since the bootloader applied it, even though the device initiated the update.  So, I think it is safe to assume it applied it the same.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Mountainmohawk on December 29, 2015, 07:53:55 pm
To update the firmware of the GPX XD is as easy as 123.
Just download the firmware file, extract the zip file. You will see a file called update.img
Copy this file to the root of a FAT32 formatted (micro) sd card and put it in the (powered on) XD.
After a few seconds you will get a prompt on screen asking if you want to update. After that just follow the instructions.

The latest firmware to date (3.3.9) removes the ability to root your XD by default.
So you have 1 extra step to take, if you want a rooted XD. If not you can just skip this step.

Download the SuperSU.zip file and extract it. You will have an update.zip file.
Copy this to the root of a FAT32 formatted (micro) sd card. Turn the XD off, put the card in and boot the XD with the power button and volume up button pressed. You will enter the android bootloader.
Choose the option update with zip file (or something like that, don't have the device at hand at the moment). Browse to the sd card and choose the update.zip file.

That's it!

Once i place the update img and it detects it, it reboots into recover mode. What am I supposed to do at this point?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on December 30, 2015, 04:35:36 am
Once i place the update img and it detects it, it reboots into recover mode. What am I supposed to do at this point?

It should install once in recover mode.  If not, select Update From Storage (or something like that), and it will apply the file.  Use + and - to navigate, and Power to select.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on December 30, 2015, 04:39:05 am
3.4.0 is out.  Let's see if SU is added back.  Downloading it now.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Panja on December 30, 2015, 07:33:47 am
3.4.0 is out.  Let's see if SU is added back.  Downloading it now.

And?? :)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on December 30, 2015, 07:44:54 am
Still downloading.  Taking forever tonight.  I'll update everyone when I have the file.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Panja on December 30, 2015, 08:07:21 am
Hahaha oke. :)
Good luck.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on December 30, 2015, 08:16:50 am
FileDropper Mirror of v3.4.0 Firmware Added to OP.  It is a Non SU firmware.

Build Date: 12/28/2015
Kernel: 3.10.0
Android: 4.4.4

XD SuperSU.zip worked fine with this version.

To SU: Extract XD SuperSU.zip.  Place update.zip on root of SD card.  Insert card, or unplug USB cable and the system will prompt to update.  Select Yes.  System will reboot, apply update, and boot back into Android.  System will ask you about removing the file, select Yes.  Done!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Panja on December 30, 2015, 08:31:20 am
Good stuff mate!
Thanks for sharing.

Any news on the changes this firmware makes?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: adventureFAN on December 30, 2015, 09:13:13 am
No change log?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on December 30, 2015, 03:13:04 pm
I have access to the files on Baidu, but no Changelog.  Once they post their own link in their firmware thread, they will post the changes: http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/the-latest-firmware-of-gpd-game-console/

They place update instructions in the firmware zip, so they could just put a changelog file there.

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Mountainmohawk on December 30, 2015, 04:30:29 pm
Once i place the update img and it detects it, it reboots into recover mode. What am I supposed to do at this point?

It should install once in recover mode.  If not, select Update From Storage (or something like that), and it will apply the file.  Use + and - to navigate, and Power to select.

It doesn't do anything once it goes into recovery mode. And if inspect update from external storage, it doesn't give me the option to select anything. I have the update.img in the root directory. Does it need to be in a folder or zip format?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Chimera on December 30, 2015, 05:07:19 pm

It doesn't do anything once it goes into recovery mode. And if inspect update from external storage, it doesn't give me the option to select anything. I have the update.img in the root directory. Does it need to be in a folder or zip format?

Is your card formatted as FAT32?  Mine is ExFat and the update wouldn't install from there
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on December 30, 2015, 06:55:52 pm
I hear that there are also some issues with 64GB cards.  I've only got a 32GB card in the unit.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Chimera on December 30, 2015, 06:59:42 pm
I hear that there are also some issues with 64GB cards.  I've only got a 32GB card in the unit.

That could also be it, my 64gb card is ExFat so I'm doubly screwed.  I did find that you can just copy the update.img to /sdcard (the internal storage) and reboot, and it'll be picked up and prompt for the upgrade.  I did 3.3.9 that way. 
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: radiohead14 on December 30, 2015, 07:57:29 pm
just received my 32gb XD.. the WiFi is terrible. been waiting for the Play store to load for 10 mins now! that is unacceptable! it came with firmware 3.3.8. any fix for this?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Panja on December 30, 2015, 08:49:07 pm
Just close the Play Store (via task manager) and re-open.
Wifi isn't the best but for me it is really acceptable. No real issues here.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Chimera on December 30, 2015, 08:55:25 pm
Just close the Play Store (via task manager) and re-open.
Wifi isn't the best but for me it is really acceptable. No real issues here.

I usually just use the play store on my PC and just send the purchase to the XD (it shows up in my devices). 
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: ChrisRR on January 02, 2016, 06:36:05 pm
Has anyone modded the dpad on their XD?  I've been playing with my new XD for about 10 hours and I just find it so mushy that sometimes I may as well be playing on a touchscreen. This is moving from a Pandora which has a great dpad.

It feels like the pillar that the dpad rocks on is not tall enough and could do with being extended 1-2mm.
The only threads I can find about nodding the dpad are from people saying it's difficult to get the XD apart.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on January 10, 2016, 06:09:12 pm
Added FileDropper Mirror of XD GMS (Google Mobile Services) Download to OP.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SynbiosZero on January 15, 2016, 07:15:06 am
I have some wifi problems, device always worked fine, but recently apps started to show "no internet connection", downloads doesnt start, or stop...  :-*

I downgraded to 3.3.9, but same results... Im thinking of a complete reflash (RKBatchtool throught PC), which is the best firmware right now? 3.3.8 or 3.3.9 with SU?

 ???
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on January 15, 2016, 07:29:58 am
That's not a firmware issue.  That's usually caused by the drive filling up, and the system getting corrupt files.  There are other ways they get corrupt also, but I've always seen it when the kids run out of storage on the main partition.  My youngest would fill up her Samsung Tab 3, and I'd spend hours fixing it.  You can remove the accounts, and clear the data on a few google services, and it may clear it up.  But, quickest fix is to just wipe the device.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: SynbiosZero on January 15, 2016, 07:59:00 am
That's not a firmware issue.  That's usually caused by the drive filling up, and the system getting corrupt files.  There are other ways they get corrupt also, but I've always seen it when the kids run out of storage on the main partition.  My youngest would fill up her Samsung Tab 3, and I'd spend hours fixing it.  You can remove the accounts, and clear the data on a few google services, and it may clear it up.  But, quickest fix is to just wipe the device.

But I never filled up the main partition... I flashed the device a month or so :-\
Maybe some corrupted files as you say, I?ll do a complete reflash just to make sure, thanks :P

PD: Any advice to avoid this in the future? :D
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: ReigningSemtex on January 17, 2016, 01:11:12 pm
Ok so new here and this is my first post so hi all.
I have had my gpd almost 3 weeks and I love it I feel that almost any problems I had software wise could be sorted by changing out the pre installed apps for better ones from the play store so software wise I am very happy.

For the hardware side of things the only thing I would like to see change is a slightly bigger d-pad and use some of that space in the middle to make it a 6 button layout, this in my opinion would perfect the gpd xd for fighting games while not taking anything else away from other game genres.

Also the white paint on the d-pad has completely rubbed off on mine already after just 3 weeks, and my A,B, and X buttons have faded considerably, I'm guessing I just haven't used Y as much and my genesis/mega drive emulators are set to X,B and A being my A,B,C
Still a shame to see the buttons wearing off so quick but it's a great handheld I have been enjoying playing through multiple Castlevania games on it
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: varan77 on January 17, 2016, 02:10:52 pm
Has anoney menage to get DARKSTONE (android game) to work on GDP XD?
I get black screen, and crash.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: alyinsanfran on January 17, 2016, 04:22:14 pm
The only thing I would change on the XD is to add some little rubber feet on the bottom. It slides around my coffee table way too easily and I'm scared of it falling. I'm making some feet with moldable rubber.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on January 19, 2016, 02:16:08 am
So, here is a little question that may be a bit off topic, but I am asking here because the XD needs to be taken into consideration.  I've got to get my stuff organized, since everything else in the room is clean except for my area.  I've got an iPhone and Note 5 (Note was taking the pic), the Hi8 tablet, Shield Tablet, Air 2, Surface Book, XD, 3DS, Vita, 3 bluetooth headphones, Sega handheld, and 4 controllers on my desk (plus 4 remotes).  The wife is demanding that I get them organized or get rid of them.  I got the 7 item organizer that the tablets are on, but it doesn't do much for the gaming handhelds, headphones or controllers.  Does anyone have any suggestions for a stackable cubby or shelf system that the handheld game systems would fit in, and would allow the tablet holder to fit on top of?

(http://s9.postimg.org/i9ic9u54f/desk.jpg)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: jbach50 on January 19, 2016, 05:13:14 am
I have a rubbermaid 3 drawer cabinet I have been using for my retro systems when not in use. holds a dreamcast and saturn, playstation and an N64, with room for carts and controllers, and a few other odds n ends. mine slips under my desk when I need it out of the way
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on January 19, 2016, 07:49:12 am
I have a rubbermaid 3 drawer cabinet I have been using for my retro systems when not in use. holds a dreamcast and saturn, playstation and an N64, with room for carts and controllers, and a few other odds n ends. mine slips under my desk when I need it out of the way

Thank you.  I have a couple of them for my ecig parts and pieces.  I want to be able to keep all the devices plugged in though.  Something that slips under the desk may work, but I am not sure I want drawers, since that will pull on the cords.  I wonder if they make one of those with cabinet doors instead of drawers.  Thanks for the idea.  I'm going to see what I can find that's inexpensive.

If you think of anything else, please let me know.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: varan77 on January 20, 2016, 11:06:00 pm
So, here is a little question that may be a bit off topic, but I am asking here because the XD needs to be taken into consideration.  I've got to get my stuff organized, since everything else in the room is clean except for my area.  I've got an iPhone and Note 5 (Note was taking the pic), the Hi8 tablet, Shield Tablet, Air 2, Surface Book, XD, 3DS, Vita, 3 bluetooth headphones, Sega handheld, and 4 controllers on my desk (plus 4 remotes).  The wife is demanding that I get them organized or get rid of them.  I got the 7 item organizer that the tablets are on, but it doesn't do much for the gaming handhelds, headphones or controllers.  Does anyone have any suggestions for a stackable cubby or shelf system that the handheld game systems would fit in, and would allow the tablet holder to fit on top of?

(http://s9.postimg.org/i9ic9u54f/desk.jpg)


Heheh, its easier for you, to write, what device you DO NOT OWN  ;D
Kidding, reminds me of my wife :)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: softypolimer on January 21, 2016, 03:17:45 am
I tried to update the firmware using Micro SD Method but when I check (Settings>About Tablet) the Kernel Version is still the same 3.10.0 (as before update). So instead, I try again putting update.img on XD's internal storage using OTG cable. The result is still the same.

The only change before the updates is my XD became unroot. I guess the update is worked... or not....

Am I missing somthing? ???

Off topic : My desk is also super messy from stuff with cables which took up my working space. I plan to organise them by putting the whole wiring stuff on a single tower shelf. I'm working on the design at the moment. It's a DIY project unless I can find the right one on the market
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/4e/a4/06/4ea406a52ec4392f16c3f8578be4dae0.jpg)
(http://rk.wsimgs.com/wsimgs/rk/images/dp/wcm/201533/0168/img6c.jpg)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on January 21, 2016, 04:58:21 am
I tried to update the firmware using Micro SD Method but when I check (Settings>About Tablet) the Kernel Version is still the same 3.10.0 (as before update). So instead, I try again putting update.img on XD's internal storage using OTG cable. The result is still the same.

The only change before the updates is my XD became unroot. I guess the update is worked... or not....

Am I missing somthing? ???

When you place the image on the root of the SD card, it should prompt you about doing the update, and then reboot, flash, and reboot again.  If it isn't doing that, it may not like the format or size of the SD card.  Which card are you using?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: softypolimer on January 21, 2016, 06:57:37 am
I'm using Trancend 64GB Plrmium 300x, formated as "MS-DOS (FAT)" using "Disk Utility" on OSX. My Windows laptop is with my girlfriend, so I don't have access to Windows to format as FAT32 at the moment.

However, The update went complete (on both 64GB sd and internal storage). It did detect update file, reboot and install, promp update is complete and ask to delete an update file. But the kernel version is still 3.10.1

Since it's unroot, I guess it did the job but the kernel version remain the same?

MAYBE, I should manually flash using android tool?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on January 21, 2016, 02:19:08 pm
Ahhh... The kernel version doesn't change.  The build number does.  The kernel version is the version of the Linux kernel used.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: softypolimer on January 21, 2016, 04:53:44 pm
I SEEEEE!!!!!! It's a about my misunderstanding! I'm fairly new to android os but I think I will get to know a lot more from fiddling with my device. Thank you, sir!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Deathrow on January 23, 2016, 05:54:09 pm
Hey guys. Big issue with my R1 and R2 buttons, and wondering if anyone else has this problem and if there's a software solution vs sending back the unit.
When I press R1, BOTH r1 and r2 input signals are received by the device. Likewise, when I press R2, both inputs are interpreted as have been pressed.
I've confirmed in the gamepad tester that's accessible by triple clicking the kernal version.

This is a major problem for games like Modern Combat 5, where when I try to fire the device instead swithes weapons and then fires. Rendering it unplayable.

Any way to assign the r3 button to fire the r1 events, and disable the r1 altogether? Help!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: nikolash on January 24, 2016, 07:34:42 pm
Hello guys!
I need English Addons files, but link on filedropper is broken. It could be possible to reupload it? On baidu i can see a file 1.6 for XD, it's the last version?
Thanks
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on January 25, 2016, 01:03:21 am
I'm reupping it.

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: nikolash on January 25, 2016, 04:59:39 pm
Thanks a lot for reupload! New firmware 3.4.2 out, someone test it?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on January 25, 2016, 05:37:18 pm
Thanks a lot for reupload! New firmware 3.4.2 out, someone test it?

I haven't looked for a bit.  I'll go grab it and try it out.

Update: Transferred to Baidu and downloading now.  There are 2 different files, so I will download and mirror both.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: nikolash on January 25, 2016, 05:43:43 pm
Thank you! You're a boss!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on January 25, 2016, 10:52:23 pm
v3.4.2 is up.  Needs to be rerooted.
v3.4.2 Clean is up (without Metro Home and Emulators).

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Zyzto on January 26, 2016, 04:15:05 am
is there any way to root 3.4.2? :(
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on January 26, 2016, 05:56:36 am
is there any way to root 3.4.2? :(

Just use the XDSuperSU.zip download on the OP.  Unzip the file, and move the update.zip to the root of your SD card.  The system will detect the file, and walk you through the update.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Panja on January 26, 2016, 07:33:35 am
v3.4.2 is up.  Needs to be rerooted.
v3.4.2 Clean is up (without Metro Home and Emulators).

Good stuff mate, thanks!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: jbach50 on January 26, 2016, 08:56:35 am
i keep getting that the english addon package is a bad zip, I tried a couple times
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Panja on January 26, 2016, 09:07:12 am
v3.4.2 is up.  Needs to be rerooted.
v3.4.2 Clean is up (without Metro Home and Emulators).

Is it possible to re-up?
The download stops at 547 MB/s.
Tried to download it 3 times now...

[UPDATE]
Never mind.
Probably an hickup, I have the file now. :)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: wermy on January 27, 2016, 09:35:02 pm
Anybody know what's new/fixed in 3.4.2?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on January 27, 2016, 11:10:37 pm
No.  They used to post their own mirror of the firmware, and let us know what was fixed, but they haven't done is for the last couple of updates.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Zyzto on February 04, 2016, 05:59:27 pm
is there any way to root 3.4.2? :(

Just use the XDSuperSU.zip download on the OP.  Unzip the file, and move the update.zip to the root of your SD card.  The system will detect the file, and walk you through the update.

Thanks , I didn't see "v3.3.9 or higher" . ;D

and i have some strange problem with the downloads all the Firmware complete at 65,536 KB
(http://i.imgur.com/3cyRNnU.jpg)

and the files are invalid for update when i try to update ( i know the image must be at least 850mb )
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on February 04, 2016, 08:53:07 pm
I just tried to download, and am at over 200MB and counting.  If you are using a download manager, it could have issues with the mirror.  Try using just your browser, or another browser.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Panja on February 04, 2016, 10:15:46 pm
Had the same problem.
For me the "fix" was to use a browser without an ad blocker.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: nightgolf on February 15, 2016, 12:55:36 pm
So I downloaded the 3.4.2 on the front page of this thread, but every time the img goes to open winrar says it's unrecognized. I'm also on a Mac, so if anyone has any recommendations that would be super rad.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on February 15, 2016, 02:02:07 pm
http://pan.baidu.com/share/home?uk=389368662&view=share#category/type=0 (http://pan.baidu.com/share/home?uk=389368662&view=share#category/type=0)

I was able to get the file needed for the update from this link. Try it out.


 ;D
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Panja on February 15, 2016, 03:49:27 pm
So I downloaded the 3.4.2 on the front page of this thread, but every time the img goes to open winrar says it's unrecognized. I'm also on a Mac, so if anyone has any recommendations that would be super rad.

I'm on a Mac as well.
I tried to download the file with Chrome (with Ad Block Plus) and it gave me problems.
Downloaded the file with Safari (without any extensions) and unpacked it with Entropy.
This works without problems for me.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on February 15, 2016, 04:13:28 pm
So I downloaded the 3.4.2 on the front page of this thread, but every time the img goes to open winrar says it's unrecognized. I'm also on a Mac, so if anyone has any recommendations that would be super rad.

You don't extract the img file.  That's the file you move to the tablet to upgrade.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: nightgolf on February 15, 2016, 05:04:28 pm
So I downloaded the 3.4.2 on the front page of this thread, but every time the img goes to open winrar says it's unrecognized. I'm also on a Mac, so if anyone has any recommendations that would be super rad.

I'm on a Mac as well.
I tried to download the file with Chrome (with Ad Block Plus) and it gave me problems.
Downloaded the file with Safari (without any extensions) and unpacked it with Entropy.
This works without problems for me.
So I downloaded the 3.4.2 on the front page of this thread, but every time the img goes to open winrar says it's unrecognized. I'm also on a Mac, so if anyone has any recommendations that would be super rad.

You don't extract the img file.  That's the file you move to the tablet to upgrade.

thanks guys. i figured it out, used an 8GB card to update the firmware that way, but i still can't get Android File Transfer to recognize it so I can load FF IX onto it. not sure what else I can/should do--i tried downloading the english extras pack thing just to see what's in it but it wouldn't finish yet.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on February 15, 2016, 05:12:16 pm
Reboot using the default launcher, I believe it's called 'metro'.... Once you load the original, default launcher, Android will recognize the file & ask you to update it.

That happened to me when uploaded the file to my XD... those new launchers, for some reason, do NOT recognize the updates for some reason.

 :o
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: nightgolf on February 15, 2016, 06:33:02 pm
Reboot using the default launcher, I believe it's called 'metro'.... Once you load the original, default launcher, Android will recognize the file & ask you to update it.

That happened to me when uploaded the file to my XD... those new launchers, for some reason, do NOT recognize the updates for some reason.

 :o

so if i downloaded the clean version of the new firmware, in should install the standard one instead?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on February 15, 2016, 06:56:26 pm
ya, download whichever of the new firmware versions that you want. Then, once you move that file to your XD, change the launcher to the standard, default launcher that the XD comes with.

Once the file & default launcher are open, the XD should recognize the updated .img file & it will ask you to install it.

 :P
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on February 17, 2016, 11:02:23 pm
Anyone know any ways to speed up FFIX?  It doesn't install on my Shield Tablet, so I only have my XD to use with the game until the S192 ships.  I've rebooted, and changed my launcher, and the game is playable, but still stuttering.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on February 17, 2016, 11:30:06 pm
Depends... I use epsxe and the game runs fine. Try setting your preferences to default and then try to restart the game.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: alyinsanfran on February 18, 2016, 02:47:09 am
Yep, I only use epsxe and have never had a problem with a single game. I mainly got my XD for PS1 emulation.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on February 18, 2016, 03:12:33 am
Thank you guys.  I'm not emulating the game.  They released an enhanced version for iOS and Android.  I'm trying to go native for the game, mostly for the enhanced graphics and options.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: alyinsanfran on February 18, 2016, 03:21:51 am
But PS1 is native lol!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Lax on February 18, 2016, 08:33:03 am
Thank you guys.  I'm not emulating the game.  They released an enhanced version for iOS and Android.  I'm trying to go native for the game, mostly for the enhanced graphics and options.

That's pretty new for android right? You may just have to wait for an update for things to be patched if its not very well optimized, twiddle with the settings and turn off the enhanced stuff, the GPD just might not be powerful enough to use them...

Other than that I suppose you could use the Performance governor.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on February 18, 2016, 04:59:56 pm
But PS1 is native lol!

PS1 games are only native on a PS1.  They are emulated on the XD.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on February 18, 2016, 05:07:00 pm
That's pretty new for android right? You may just have to wait for an update for things to be patched if its not very well optimized, twiddle with the settings and turn off the enhanced stuff, the GPD just might not be powerful enough to use them...

Other than that I suppose you could use the Performance governor.

Thank you.  I haven't tried performance.  Didn't even think of it. :-)  I'm set to On Demand, I think.  I'll give that a shot.  I haven't found any settings to disable the higher end graphics.  With the new Ys II, I could use the 2001 or 2009 graphics, which helps.  FFIX isn't as slick.

If performance doesn't help, I'll try side loading it on the Shield Tablet.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: alyinsanfran on February 19, 2016, 03:51:22 pm
But PS1 is native lol!

PS1 games are only native on a PS1.  They are emulated on the XD.

Yeah I was just being facetious. I totally get your point, as I've played a few native Android versions of PS1 titles too. Lately though I'm finding I'm preferring playing them through ePSXe, not for originalities sake but because save states make for great pick up and play sessions.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on February 19, 2016, 07:16:29 pm
Yeah I was just being facetious. I totally get your point, as I've played a few native Android versions of PS1 titles too. Lately though I'm finding I'm preferring playing them through ePSXe, not for originalities sake but because save states make for great pick up and play sessions.

I got ya.  I know this is an emulator dream device, but I find that native apps don't kill my battery as fast.  Plus, they look better.  They did a great job on FFIX, and it is playable -- I am just looking to smooth it out.  Lax is probably right, I just need to wait for an update.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on February 20, 2016, 11:29:33 am
Yeah I was just being facetious. I totally get your point, as I've played a few native Android versions of PS1 titles too. Lately though I'm finding I'm preferring playing them through ePSXe, not for originalities sake but because save states make for great pick up and play sessions.

I got ya.  I know this is an emulator dream device, but I find that native apps don't kill my battery as fast.  Plus, they look better.  They did a great job on FFIX, and it is playable -- I am just looking to smooth it out.  Lax is probably right, I just need to wait for an update.

Actually I tried ff9 on the psx and I couldn't find any differences. Only one is it looks a bit sharper, the androidv ersion, but if you enable epsxe 2x resolution and multithreading, it also looks that good on the emulator (probably devs did the same thing) and runs pretty smooth.

Also given that a mali-t764 can basically push xbox360 graphics and thus should have no problems massacring a ps1 title even on a bit higher resolution, I wouldn't be surprised if the "native" port used emulation secretly. Much less work and all that, and it would explain the lackluster performance (if they upped the render resolution too much in attempt to make it look good that is).
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Cavallino on February 21, 2016, 12:19:42 pm
Hello folks, first time poster here. Just been reading most of this thread and the useful insights, thanks to everyone for their contribution which I appreciate!

I just had a few questions which I would appreciate your response on:

1. LordDavon posted links to the firmware (many thanks for this!). I noticed some firmware as being "non-SU". What does this mean exactly?

2. After installing the 3.4.2 with emaulator/metro, some of the emulators don't seem to be installed and cannot be accessed via the front end. Any ideas why this maybe? (Admitedly I had done a reset of my device, but reflashed the firmware once again, thinking that everything will go back to normal?)

3. Noticed a " XDSuperSU " 3.3.9 file version. I think this is linked to my first question in that whats the difference between this and the non-SU version?

4. Im not sure if I can ask this, if not, then I apologies and will remove the question. I am trying to get Virtua Racing working with mame4droid, but have not had any luck with significant artifacting etc. Does anyone know if this indeed compatible with the current release of 0.139u1?


Thanks folks!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Beerman1138 on February 22, 2016, 07:42:09 pm
1> Non-SU = Non-SuperUser = You don't have root access to Android with these firmwares. 

2> That may depend on what version of the firmware you installed.  If you installed the "Clean" version of 3.4.2, it would not have the emulators that shipped with the device.  Technically, they are violating copyright law by including them, and some people don't like them for this and other reasons (they're also old and out of date). 

3> You are right about it being linked to your first question.  This package restores SU (SuperUser) rights to Android.  If you install that package (like a firmware I believe) you regain it even on Non-SU firmwares. 

4> I haven't tinkered with this one, if I have a chance I'll try.  I like me some racing games.  :)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Cavallino on February 22, 2016, 08:58:17 pm
Thanks so much Beerman1138. Appreciate the reponses.

I actually just found out that SU = SuperUser also, but I am not exactly sure what "rooted" means and is the advantage of gaining access to a "rooted" Android device? (complete thicko iPhone user here :)).

Regarding question 3, the version I installed was the version including metro/emulators supposedly? But it doesn't seem to install the emulators and smattering of roms which originally came with the device? Or have I kissed those goodbye?

Regarding Virtua Racing. Yes please! I eagerly await your response on this!

Could I ask another favour but this time for Sonic Adventure? Im not sure why but some parts of the intro are stuttering/jerky in playback and having see one or two videos of GPDXD running Sonic Adventure, it seems this shouldn't be the case. If anyone could corobrate this with the latest r6 of Reicast and 3.4.2 that would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Chris23235 on February 23, 2016, 09:40:41 am
4. Im not sure if I can ask this, if not, then I apologies and will remove the question. I am trying to get Virtua Racing working with mame4droid, but have not had any luck with significant artifacting etc. Does anyone know if this indeed compatible with the current release of 0.139u1?

It sould be playable, as it is working since Mame 0.114. I will try it when I get home to see how fluid it runs.
I am not sure if Mame's Model 1 emulation isn't a little bit out of reach for the GPD, but you can always take a look at the 32X version, this version runs flawless.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Cavallino on February 23, 2016, 11:48:27 am
Is that 0.114 on the PC which you are referring to?

I would appreciate if anyone could confirm that this is working with no artifacts? (for example the road would disappear in the intro).

Also if anyone could look at my query concerning Sonic? I would be grateful :)

Thanks all!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on February 23, 2016, 12:07:39 pm
For reicast use an r7 nightly, one of the most recents should be fine. R6 is old and more glitchy. for reicast is also important to change governor to ondemand or performance and I/O scheduler and you will get better results.

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Cavallino on February 23, 2016, 02:02:16 pm
Thanks for this just tried R7 but still getting same results in Sonic adventure.

How do you change the governor to ondemand exactly? and the Io?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Chris23235 on February 23, 2016, 11:21:49 pm
I just tried Virtua Racing in Mame4Droid 0.139, it doesn't work. The road is not rendered and even in this state it isn't fullspeed. So, your only options are the Genesis and the 32X versions.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Cavallino on February 24, 2016, 12:37:48 am
Damn, thought as much. That's exactly correct and same as what I am getting. At least it corroborates with what I see.

Thanks for checking. As you say, 32X or Genesis.

I wonder how this runs on Play! (PS2 Emulator?) Ive not tried this yet.

Incidentally, would anyone be able to try Sonic Adventure and let me know if the intro stutters (after it says Sonic team) on the EU/USA version?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on February 25, 2016, 04:59:11 am
Here is a good flashing write up from knightron that I found on this thread: http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/rooting-the-gpd-xd/

A big thank you to knightron!

Thanks for the tip mate, got it done because of it.

For others that stumble onto this thread that might need a little more basic steps, go here:
http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/lets-talk-xd-issues/msg129173/#msg129173

LordDavon has generously offered his time to keep us up to date with firmware releases. I had to update my firmware to root it, and anyone interested will likely have to as well. To do so, update one of the firmware files listed under the section: "Firmware Downloads". I chose the "FileDropper Mirror of v3.4.2 English Firmware (Non SU) Clean" as it was the most up to date and i presumed the term clean meant it doesn't have unnecessary features.
While some of the crud has been removed, it isn't exactly what i'd call clean, it still comes with several bloatware apps. If you don't know what bloatware is, it's just additional programs installed that the firmware/rom packagers thought would benefit the end user. It's up to the individual to decide if they would like the pre-installed stuff or not. An example is the emulator program that comes with the XD.

Once the firmware file is downloaded, you will have a .zip. Open the zip file and extract the file named "update.img" to the top directory of a micro sd card.
Once the file is on there, put the card into the XD and wait for a pop up to come up. It will ask you if you want to upgrade. Make sure you have lots of battery left in your XD or that it's plugged in and of course select yes.
It only took mine a minute, but i'd imagine if the device went flat half way through that minute, the results wouldn't be good.

The device will eventually reboot and you're XD will be up to date with firmware. To root the device you'll have to download another file offered up in the linked page called: "FileDropper Mirror of XDSuperSU for v3.3.9 or higher"
Here's a quick link.
http://www.filedropper.com/xdsupersu

Once the file is downloaded, the steps are the same as the upgrade ones. Open the zip file, extract the file named "update.zip"  to the top directory of a micro sd card, insert the card into your XD, and wait for the popup screen to ask you if you want to upgrade.
It'll take about a minute, reboot and Voila, you now have a rooted GPD XD.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on February 25, 2016, 09:46:00 am
Thanks for this just tried R7 but still getting same results in Sonic adventure.

How do you change the governor to ondemand exactly? and the Io?

With a CPU app like setcpu or 3c CPU control
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Carbon_brah on February 29, 2016, 03:31:38 am
Here is a good flashing write up from knightron that I found on this thread: http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/rooting-the-gpd-xd/

A big thank you to knightron!

Thanks for the tip mate, got it done because of it.

For others that stumble onto this thread that might need a little more basic steps, go here:
http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/lets-talk-xd-issues/msg129173/#msg129173

LordDavon has generously offered his time to keep us up to date with firmware releases. I had to update my firmware to root it, and anyone interested will likely have to as well. To do so, update one of the firmware files listed under the section: "Firmware Downloads". I chose the "FileDropper Mirror of v3.4.2 English Firmware (Non SU) Clean" as it was the most up to date and i presumed the term clean meant it doesn't have unnecessary features.
While some of the crud has been removed, it isn't exactly what i'd call clean, it still comes with several bloatware apps. If you don't know what bloatware is, it's just additional programs installed that the firmware/rom packagers thought would benefit the end user. It's up to the individual to decide if they would like the pre-installed stuff or not. An example is the emulator program that comes with the XD.

Once the firmware file is downloaded, you will have a .zip. Open the zip file and extract the file named "update.img" to the top directory of a micro sd card.
Once the file is on there, put the card into the XD and wait for a pop up to come up. It will ask you if you want to upgrade. Make sure you have lots of battery left in your XD or that it's plugged in and of course select yes.
It only took mine a minute, but i'd imagine if the device went flat half way through that minute, the results wouldn't be good.

The device will eventually reboot and you're XD will be up to date with firmware. To root the device you'll have to download another file offered up in the linked page called: "FileDropper Mirror of XDSuperSU for v3.3.9 or higher"
Here's a quick link.
http://www.filedropper.com/xdsupersu

Once the file is downloaded, the steps are the same as the upgrade ones. Open the zip file, extract the file named "update.zip"  to the top directory of a micro sd card, insert the card into your XD, and wait for the popup screen to ask you if you want to upgrade.
It'll take about a minute, reboot and Voila, you now have a rooted GPD XD.

thanks for this, worked like a charm
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: MacGnG on March 10, 2016, 03:15:19 am
anyone have problems with LOCATION services? can't i enable it using my wifi connection instead of GPS, since the XD doesn't have GPS? it stays off and won't let me enable it..

let me know, thanks.

EDIT: got it to turn on ONLY using a settings widget in smart launcher, couldn't get it to turn on from the settings MENU...

but its working now
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on March 12, 2016, 06:48:09 pm
anyone have problems with LOCATION services? can't i enable it using my wifi connection instead of GPS, since the XD doesn't have GPS? it stays off and won't let me enable it..

let me know, thanks.

EDIT: got it to turn on ONLY using a settings widget in smart launcher, couldn't get it to turn on from the settings MENU...

but its working now

I had some problem. Don't really mind tough, not gonna change launcher for it. XD
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: taxi_driver on March 14, 2016, 07:09:21 am
are recently shipped units coming with any major fixes since initial release?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: nikolash on March 22, 2016, 04:12:24 pm
New firmware out! Could you please upload it?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: jumpup on March 22, 2016, 04:29:28 pm
New firmware out! Could you please upload it?
Thanks!

I only see XD 3.4.3 Chinese firmware at the moment. See attached.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on March 22, 2016, 07:43:34 pm
the only change in 3,4,3 is just the default fba emu. Not necessary to update in my opinion.

Device is very stable and I think it's only worth it too update until android 6.0 comes out or a custom rom/kernel is released for those wanting to overclock (ehem)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Panja on March 22, 2016, 08:10:11 pm
the only change in 3,4,3 is just the default fba emu. Not necessary to update in my opinion.

Device is very stable and I think it's only worth it too update until android 6.0 comes out or a custom rom/kernel is released for those wanting to overclock (ehem)

+1
I'm running 3.4.2 for a while. Stable and no problems.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on March 23, 2016, 04:47:53 pm
New firmware out! Could you please upload it?
Thanks!

As Skelton pointed out, the new firmware updates an emulator in the Chinese firmware.  Not something they've released in the English.  If they do, I will mirror it, but I wouldn't recommend updating a new firmware just for an emulator.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: chefshoes on March 27, 2016, 02:14:00 pm
um
the xdsupersu link from filedropper doesn't work? says not found?

but the question is do i need it, or want it, i dont fettle with the unit so is it necessary?

ta

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Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on March 27, 2016, 09:52:56 pm
um
the xdsupersu link from filedropper doesn't work? says not found?

but the question is do i need it, or want it, i dont fettle with the unit so is it necessary?

ta

d

I just tested the link and everything is working for me. 
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: chefshoes on March 27, 2016, 10:06:37 pm
um
the xdsupersu link from filedropper doesn't work? says not found?

but the question is do i need it, or want it, i dont fettle with the unit so is it necessary?

ta

d

I just tested the link and everything is working for me.
Hmm weird
I'll try again in a bit maybe was an issue this morning

Thank you

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on March 31, 2016, 07:40:17 pm
Did a little cleanup to the OP.  Added Skelton's LegacyROM KitKat.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AteBitFun on April 07, 2016, 02:16:53 am
FileDropper Mirror of v1.2 English Addons - Dead link.
Maybe anybody knows, I ve deleted some chinese apps and virtual mapping stopped working. May be somebody know how to fix it without total reflash?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on April 07, 2016, 10:04:06 am
The virtual mapping is not in an app, but in the framework itself. Try pressing the mapper button and do a clean/close to see if it helps.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AteBitFun on April 07, 2016, 10:13:13 am
I tried to clean/save at home screen and many apps but with no result.
Even more, I reflashed XD by stock firmware and Legacy ROM but the problem is still there.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on April 07, 2016, 11:41:35 am
I tried to clean/save at home screen and many apps but with no result.
Even more, I reflashed XD by stock firmware and Legacy ROM but the problem is still there.

Try reflashing Legacy or a StockROM using restore option in RKbatchTool. That will make a full erase of your unit.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AteBitFun on April 07, 2016, 12:26:06 pm
Try reflashing Legacy or a StockROM using restore option in RKbatchTool. That will make a full erase of your unit.
Yes, I've tried to do that but it doesn't help. I posted also the screenshot after reflashing Legacy or a StockROM using restore option here:
http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/gpd-xd-problem-with-virtual-mapping-its-permanently-disabled/
Result is very strange.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: chevette on April 09, 2016, 05:25:53 pm
Just got my Black GPD XD. It came with the official GPD V3.4.2 firmware. NOT ROOTED. I want to keep the current Firmware....don't want to risk bricking the device. I went to the GPD Firmware website + downloaded the XD SuperSU(20160401.zip file so I could root the device. When I attempt to install the Superuser update (update.zip on FAT32 microsd card) I get the following error-----'Not a Valid Update Package'. All I want to do is root my GPD XD!! Anyone have any ideas??     Thanks Guys
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Stachura5 on April 09, 2016, 05:28:03 pm
Just got my Black GPD XD. It came with the official GPD V3.4.2 firmware. NOT ROOTED. I want to keep the current Firmware....don't want to risk bricking the device. I went to the GPD Firmware website + downloaded the XD SuperSU(20160401.zip file so I could root the device. When I attempt to install the Superuser update (update.zip on FAT32 microsd card) I get the following error-----'Not a Valid Update Package'. All I want to do is root my GPD XD!! Anyone have any ideas??     Thanks Guys
What size is the sdcard? In like how many GB? Because I've read somewhere here, that you can't install any updates from "too big" sdcards... You could try putting the SuperSU zip on the internal storage
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: chevette on April 09, 2016, 05:42:12 pm
Small....8GB FAT32. Update.zip is the only file on the card.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Stachura5 on April 09, 2016, 05:56:31 pm
Small....8GB FAT32. Update.zip is the only file on the card.
Try to install it from the internal memory
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on April 09, 2016, 07:06:44 pm
Just got my Black GPD XD. It came with the official GPD V3.4.2 firmware. NOT ROOTED. I want to keep the current Firmware....don't want to risk bricking the device. I went to the GPD Firmware website + downloaded the XD SuperSU(20160401.zip file so I could root the device. When I attempt to install the Superuser update (update.zip on FAT32 microsd card) I get the following error-----'Not a Valid Update Package'. All I want to do is root my GPD XD!! Anyone have any ideas??     Thanks Guys

That superSU is for Chinese firmware 3.4.3. Use the one posted in first post
http://www.filedropper.com/xdsupersu
, or install a rooted firmware, like a previous stock or LegacyROM which are already rooted.

You can also trying using other microSD or to the root of internal memory to see if update is detected. 3.4.2 should also have a OTA app, select offline update and the update.zip you downloaded.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: RetrospectiveGaming on April 09, 2016, 07:09:04 pm
I had a question about  charging the battery .... I heard if you use a charger other than the one that comes with the GPD it can brick your handheld
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: chevette on April 09, 2016, 07:31:20 pm
Skelton: The file you linked to worked like a charm. As always, thanks for your help + knowledge!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on April 09, 2016, 08:55:00 pm
I had a question about  charging the battery .... I heard if you use a charger other than the one that comes with the GPD it can brick your handheld

nope, you can use the charger you want. I use the one from my phone.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Beerman1138 on April 11, 2016, 03:46:46 pm
I had a question about  charging the battery .... I heard if you use a charger other than the one that comes with the GPD it can brick your handheld

nope, you can use the charger you want. I use the one from my phone.

Seconded.  I actually use a Bolse multi-port charger, and charge my phone, Windows tablet, GPD XD, and other devices simultaneously.  Works just fine.  The main thing is to go with a reputable charger, and you should be fine. 

If anyone is curious, here's the charger I use: http://www.mybolse.com/product/detail_B00L2SBZ80.html
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Chris23235 on April 11, 2016, 03:53:32 pm
In general if your chinese device comes with a charger I would recommend not using it. Chargers from china are often extremely low quality and while the devices themself constantly got better over the years the chargers still suck (in my experience).
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: indstr on April 22, 2016, 06:02:28 pm
So I saw some deals at Walmart on memory cards, I bought a 16GB micro SD for $7 to double my GPD XD's storage.

Initially I had trouble getting the card in. It just didn't seem to want to fit or secure in place. After a minute or so of messing, I was finally able to jam it in. The XD recognizes it and I moved my roms to it to free up space on the internal.

BUT, now the micro SD card appears to be stuck in there, like there is no reasonable way to get it out with just fingers.

Tweezers perhaps?

Although I'll probably just leave it in and not worry about it. But i'm still curious how you're actually supposed to take it out.

Is it supposed to have a spring mechanism? Because if so, mine appears to be broken.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on April 22, 2016, 06:31:48 pm
English 3.4.4 is out.

Android Version: 4.4.4
Kernel Version: 3.10.0
Build Number: XD-EN-V3.4.4-KTU84Q-20160413.121307

May have updated Mali drivers, which do not perform as well in certain applications. 
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: nikolash on April 28, 2016, 11:57:08 am
English 3.4.5 is out! Could you please upload it?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on April 28, 2016, 11:59:11 am
As far as I know, 3,4.5 is the same as 3.4.4 but reverting mali drivers to the old ones. And probably they included.null joystick too.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on April 28, 2016, 03:47:00 pm
Downloading 3.4.5 now.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: jumpup on April 28, 2016, 04:19:39 pm
As far as I know, 3,4.5 is the same as 3.4.4 but reverting mali drivers to the old ones. And probably they included.null joystick too.
@skelton - Would you recommend this for the Mali drivers revert or hold?

Sent from my SM-N910T3 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on April 28, 2016, 04:37:35 pm
As far as I know, 3,4.5 is the same as 3.4.4 but reverting mali drivers to the old ones. And probably they included.null joystick too.
@skelton - Would you recommend this for the Mali drivers revert or hold?

Sent from my SM-N910T3 using Tapatalk

I prefer old mali drivers. Uoyabause is completeley unplayable with the new ones. And ePSXe has worst performance using openGL plugin too oe 2x internal resolution. Though it seems some android games run a bit better. I am more an emulator guy, so I prefer the old ones for that reason. GPD also told me they were having issues with the new ones, and they reverted them in q9, I suppose they went back too in 3.4.5.

I have a legacyrom version with the new mali drivers, so I can upload it if someone prefer the new mali drivers.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: jumpup on April 28, 2016, 05:00:51 pm
As far as I know, 3,4.5 is the same as 3.4.4 but reverting mali drivers to the old ones. And probably they included.null joystick too.
@skelton - Would you recommend this for the Mali drivers revert or hold?

Sent from my SM-N910T3 using Tapatalk

I prefer old mali drivers. Uoyabause is completeley unplayable with the new ones. And ePSXe has worst performance using openGL plugin too oe 2x internal resolution. Though it seems some android games run a bit better. I am more an emulator guy, so I prefer the old ones for that reason. GPD also told me they were having issues with the new ones, and they reverted them in q9, I suppose they went back too in 3.4.5.

I have a legacyrom version with the new mali drivers, so I can upload it if someone prefer the new mali drivers.
Please do! I will get it mirrored for you like before.

Sent from my SM-N910T3 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: alyinsanfran on April 28, 2016, 05:18:44 pm
So I saw some deals at Walmart on memory cards, I bought a 16GB micro SD for $7 to double my GPD XD's storage.

Initially I had trouble getting the card in. It just didn't seem to want to fit or secure in place. After a minute or so of messing, I was finally able to jam it in. The XD recognizes it and I moved my roms to it to free up space on the internal.

BUT, now the micro SD card appears to be stuck in there, like there is no reasonable way to get it out with just fingers.

Tweezers perhaps?

Although I'll probably just leave it in and not worry about it. But i'm still curious how you're actually supposed to take it out.

Is it supposed to have a spring mechanism? Because if so, mine appears to be broken.

I was worried about mine too when I got it, it worked but I never felt the click. I created a thread here
http://boards.dingoonity.org/gpd-devices/micro-sd-card-should-it-'click'-home/
I ended up pushing it in more than felt safe and it did indeed click in to place. It's just the click point is way way in there. I use a USB OTG and USB stick to transfer files anyway so won't be needing to remove it any time soon, although I can get it out.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on April 28, 2016, 05:27:14 pm
3.4.5 Firmware added to OP.

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on April 28, 2016, 05:42:56 pm
As far as I know, 3,4.5 is the same as 3.4.4 but reverting mali drivers to the old ones. And probably they included.null joystick too.
@skelton - Would you recommend this for the Mali drivers revert or hold?

Sent from my SM-N910T3 using Tapatalk

I prefer old mali drivers. Uoyabause is completeley unplayable with the new ones. And ePSXe has worst performance using openGL plugin too oe 2x internal resolution. Though it seems some android games run a bit better. I am more an emulator guy, so I prefer the old ones for that reason. GPD also told me they were having issues with the new ones, and they reverted them in q9, I suppose they went back too in 3.4.5.

I have a legacyrom version with the new mali drivers, so I can upload it if someone prefer the new mali drivers.
Please do! I will get it mirrored for you like before.

Sent from my SM-N910T3 using Tapatalk

I added to first post in the legacyROM thread
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on April 28, 2016, 07:29:37 pm
I extracted 3.4.5 firmware and it seems they are still using new mali drivers (perhaps they decided to continue with the new).

I didn't installed it though, because they are the similar drivers I already tested (no changes in an an hex editor)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on April 28, 2016, 09:27:45 pm
Thank you for checking.  I've updated the OP listing for the drivers.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: nikolash on May 08, 2016, 09:56:13 am
3.4.6 out ! Someone knows the changelog?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on May 08, 2016, 10:53:41 am
No idea, but they are still using the new mali drivers, so that's a no go for me.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Stachura5 on May 08, 2016, 02:01:15 pm
I have a GPD XD from 3 days now & I love it so much, that I can't even describe it But the only thing I don't love, is the included charger... I charged my GPD with it, the charger was damn hot to the touch, but it charged fine. Directly after that, I started to charge up my phone, because it was almost dead (1% battery left), but... The charger charged my phone ONLY to 33% & then... It died for ever Doesn't work any more + the included cable is disconnecting while charging every ~5 seconds... I thought this charger & cable would be a more high quality one, because the XD itself is plastic, but pretty nice plastic... Sadly I put up my hopes too much. Atleast the good thing is, that it didn't harm my GPD or my phone, because that would be a disaster
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: DKM on May 08, 2016, 03:19:23 pm
I have a GPD XD from 3 days now & I love it so much, that I can't even describe it But the only thing I don't love, is the included charger... I charged my GPD with it, the charger was damn hot to the touch, but it charged fine. Directly after that, I started to charge up my phone, because it was almost dead (1% battery left), but... The charger charged my phone ONLY to 33% & then... It died for ever Doesn't work any more + the included cable is disconnecting while charging every ~5 seconds... I thought this charger & cable would be a more high quality one, because the XD itself is plastic, but pretty nice plastic... Sadly I put up my hopes too much. Atleast the good thing is, that it didn't harm my GPD or my phone, because that would be a disaster
To be honest I think the first thing that most of us do is ditch the charger that comes with any cheap Chinese handheld console.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Stachura5 on May 08, 2016, 03:28:30 pm
I have a GPD XD from 3 days now & I love it so much, that I can't even describe it But the only thing I don't love, is the included charger... I charged my GPD with it, the charger was damn hot to the touch, but it charged fine. Directly after that, I started to charge up my phone, because it was almost dead (1% battery left), but... The charger charged my phone ONLY to 33% & then... It died for ever Doesn't work any more + the included cable is disconnecting while charging every ~5 seconds... I thought this charger & cable would be a more high quality one, because the XD itself is plastic, but pretty nice plastic... Sadly I put up my hopes too much. Atleast the good thing is, that it didn't harm my GPD or my phone, because that would be a disaster
To be honest I think the first thing that most of us do is ditch the charger that comes with any cheap Chinese handheld console.

Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
Yeah, I know that, but I expected that the charger will hold a bit longer than just ~3 hours...
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Peter on May 08, 2016, 07:42:31 pm
3.4.6 out !

Where?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on May 09, 2016, 01:14:48 am
v3.4.6 FileDropper Mirror added to OP.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: suave6565 on May 09, 2016, 06:01:52 am
I recently purchased the GPD XD RED and im loving it. My 5 year old daughter is hooked on it and shes has been using it more than me; I've had it for 3 days now.
As for the charger and based on my experiences with chargers that come with any of these Chinese made units, I try not to use it at all. As many have experienced, I too had experienced the heat coming from these chargers.. the only one charger that I still use from the original unit, is the s7800b from JXD. the problem is, you can't charge the s7800b through micro USB port with the charger that it came with it. It has a different connector for power. unless I get a replacement charger from Radio Shack or Best Buy, I have to use the charger that comes with it. .
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Stachura5 on May 09, 2016, 09:12:07 am
Hey guys again. I forgot to add to my previous post that I have a bit of a problem with the USB port on my XD because when I connect my another USB cable to it, the whole thing goes crazy & reconnects the power like 5-6 times a second... I dunno what to do with it
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on May 09, 2016, 06:07:41 pm
Hey guys again. I forgot to add to my previous post that I have a bit of a problem with the USB port on my XD because when I connect my another USB cable to it, the whole thing goes crazy & reconnects the power like 5-6 times a second... I dunno what to do with it
'
That doesn't sound normal at all..... maybe something is bad connected in your device?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Stachura5 on May 09, 2016, 06:41:44 pm
Actually it works fine with a Galaxy S charger... Doesn't freak out or something other
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: equlizer on May 10, 2016, 05:07:14 am
stock charger is fine, stock cable sucks.  I suggest don't even use it.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on May 11, 2016, 06:45:03 pm
Actually it works fine with a Galaxy S charger... Doesn't freak out or something other

if it works fine with the galaxy charger and usb cable, bin the other usb cable, it's probably broken. It can't be the fault of the USB port on your XD, because then it would not work with any cable, and not just have problems with that single one. :)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on May 11, 2016, 06:46:36 pm
I recently purchased the GPD XD RED and im loving it. My 5 year old daughter is hooked on it and shes has been using it more than me; I've had it for 3 days now.
As for the charger and based on my experiences with chargers that come with any of these Chinese made units, I try not to use it at all. As many have experienced, I too had experienced the heat coming from these chargers.. the only one charger that I still use from the original unit, is the s7800b from JXD. the problem is, you can't charge the s7800b through micro USB port with the charger that it came with it. It has a different connector for power. unless I get a replacement charger from Radio Shack or Best Buy, I have to use the charger that comes with it. .

Well, yeah... but do keep in mind the JXD s7800b charger was recently described as a "death trap " with this glorious description:

"Yes the included power supply and adapter is a death trap, if you want proof open it up and look at the flimsy wires and poor soldering. Buy a USB charging cable and then use a decent USB charger (eg Apple one.)"

so at least I would say don't charge it overnight near your bed...
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on May 11, 2016, 06:46:59 pm
so yeah the XD charger is junkware, all it literally ever produced for me was a big spark xD I use a samsung one works fine :)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: ofx on May 13, 2016, 12:18:23 am
FileDropper Mirror of v3.4.2 English Firmware (Non SU) Clean: http://www.filedropper.com/xdv342englishfirmwarenonemulatorsandmetro_1

the clean version link doesn't work, can you reupload it?  ;D
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on May 13, 2016, 12:47:05 am
Uploading it now.  It builds the link from the name, so the link should just start working... I hope.

Go figure.  New link is up.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: ofx on May 13, 2016, 12:10:47 pm
Uploading it now.  It builds the link from the name, so the link should just start working... I hope.

Go figure.  New link is up.

It's working now, ty  ;D

anyways, should I flash the 3.4.6 firmware on my XD? I didn't find it anywhere else from this thread... is there a clean version(without preinstalled emulators) too?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on May 13, 2016, 12:18:19 pm
3.4.6 is not cleaned. It also comes with new mali drivers, so if you want you play uoyabause is a bad choice. If you are not intereses in uoyabause, then ir's pretty much the same as 3.4.2.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: saiyan23 on June 09, 2016, 03:54:01 am
Hey guys, I'm just gettin back into portable emulation and I have a question. I have a rooted GPD XD and I think it was updated back in Jan. I want to update. So do I need to unroot this before I update with 3.4.6 or whatever the newest one is? Or can I update from one of the newer firmwares and remove the root that way? Thanks!
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on June 09, 2016, 10:15:54 am
You can update directly to Any firmware, stock or custom.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on June 09, 2016, 11:49:26 am
@ skelton,

hey buddy, hope all is well. Thx again for your Legacy firmware ROM... much appreciated. I have a quick question for you. In short, what are the benefits of using your firmware over the GPD XD stock firmware??

I have read your original post to your firmware post and see the advantages but again, in short, what are the major advantages according to you now that it has been released for over a month??

thanks!

 :P
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on June 09, 2016, 12:05:56 pm
In my opinion, better performance (for some demanding emus), NULL joystick driver that it's only included in latest 3.4.6 firmware. (3.4.6 firmware include worse mali drivers with worst perfomance in uoyabause) Also it's completely debloated and much more better compatibility with google play apps. with stock rom there are some games that show as not compatible and cannot be bought or installed. My rom takes a bit longer to boot though due to some scripts. I personally prefer it over stock, but maybe I am not the best person to talk about my rom, because I am the maker of it, and maybeit can sound as I am selling it. xD

Anyhow, read the features and decide for yourself if you need it or not. Stock firmware is also fine because I collaborate with GPD so they usualy include some of my changes.

Or maybe just wait until android M comes out. I don't think GPD takes too much longer to release it, (I suppose but I have no idea) though their main dev is also working in the GPD-WIN.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on June 09, 2016, 12:12:18 pm
Another thing is that my rom is open source, anyone is free to fix or contribute with the kernel the way they want. I personally don't think ?f I will be able to update in the near future unfortunatelt for me.


https://github.com/skelton/XD_444
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on June 09, 2016, 12:18:00 pm
okay, cool. When I purchase another GPD XD in the near future, I will try out your firmware & see how it goes. Thanks for the information provided.

 :o
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Stachura5 on June 09, 2016, 10:19:42 pm
Has here someone figured out why the XD's screen squeaks at 90?? I have looked at my unit & saw that under the screen hinge is a tiny tiny bulge that presses against the hinge & makes that bad noise... I don't know if it's only on my XD, but when I put my ear next to it & move the screen, the sound is coming directly from that place
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Illiterate Scholar on July 03, 2016, 12:13:11 pm
Does anyone have an alternate link to the supersu firmware? The link provided downloads at an incredibly slow speed with the file size unknown. It's going at 10kbs at best.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on July 03, 2016, 12:26:33 pm
Typically its rare to locate those kind of files other then this forum... grin n bare is what i say lol.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on July 16, 2016, 11:21:24 pm
hey all... just got a new GPD XD in the mail today. I updated to firmware 3.4.7 manually & now want to install the SuperSU firmware.

How do I go about doing this?? Do I transfer the files within the zip to my SD card & then reboot??... or do I transfer the files within the zip to the internal storage??

Any help would be appreciated!

 :'(

Edit: SuperSU already came pre-installed on my unit. However, now when I enter, it is telling me that the 'binary needs to be updated'. When i attempt to update it via 'normal' method, it constantly says 'installation failed'... any thoughts??
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AceGrace on August 08, 2016, 04:14:29 pm
I've just got a GPD XD 32gb a few days ago.

The kernel version says :-

3.10.0
[email protected] #1
Fri Jul 8 14:52:41 CST 2016

Is this the latest version?

Also, if I use the system update under Applications and choose online upgrade I get a 'connect to server fail' error.

Cheers

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on August 08, 2016, 04:16:42 pm
Online updater doesn't work. You need to look for build version rather than kernel version. Last one is 3.4.7 I think.

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AceGrace on August 09, 2016, 09:40:37 am
Hi,

Thanks for letting me know.

Regards

Mike
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AceGrace on August 09, 2016, 10:33:31 am
I've just updated to 3.4.7. When I look in about, the build is 3.4.7 but the kernal is still 3.10.

Is this OK?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on August 09, 2016, 11:24:26 am
Yep, kernel is 3.10 in RK3288 devices, it's not something is usually updated unless there are huge changes
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: AceGrace on August 10, 2016, 09:41:40 am
Thanks.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: DCXPIG on August 21, 2016, 03:55:06 pm
 I apologize for the ignorance however if I update to 3.47 do I loose any of my current library?  I'm fine with my XD the way it is in general however there's definite performance roller coasters on psp to the point where it's not enjoyable..  I can also feel it on less demanding emu's but not as bad so I'm assuming with a fixed governor and others 3.47 should be my trajectory.  Thanks ahead of time..
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on August 21, 2016, 04:29:24 pm
Perfomance in 3.4.7 is not better , in fact it comes with New mali drivers that make.some games and emus worse (uoyabause). If you want a stock firmware stay in 3.4.2 or legacyrom.
Ppsspp will run most games good, but you need to play with swttings. (Perfomance governor helps with some games, as well as disbling block transfers and enable multithread). Playing with swttings is the way to go in ppsspp).
But ppsspp is not even perfect in my shield tablet, so depending on the game you want to play will work better or worse.
Less demanding emus should work perfectly, like retroarch, broglias emus, epsxe, etc.....
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: particleman on August 28, 2016, 08:45:01 pm
I got a 16g xd last week.  I played with it for awhile turned it off and charged it with the included charger.  Then I installed the legacy null joystick rom using rkbatch tool 1.7.  I Then had a great time playing with it for a couple of days. Last night when the battery was low I powered it off and plugged it into my phone charger. This morning the xd was worm and the green led was on.  When I try to start it just the green led comes on. I tried to press volume + and power but still won't turn on.  I also tried connecting to the computer but rkbatch can no longer find the device.  Any advice?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on August 28, 2016, 09:20:31 pm
Try pressing power for a lomg time to see if it power off. But it's strange led was on after charging all night. Perhaps your charger made something to battery. If your device is powered off, connect it to pc just pressing vol + and connect to pc to see if batchtool is detected.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: particleman on August 28, 2016, 09:37:56 pm
It does power off if I hold the power button for 7 seconds. Conected to pc while off and pressing vol +. And batchtool no longer detects the device
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on August 28, 2016, 09:47:35 pm
Then probably the phone charger you used made something.  Maybe you can try with another usb cable or port but i don't think it makes a difference.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: DKM on August 30, 2016, 11:23:47 am
So using a fast/quick charger damage the device?

Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: eragon2890 on August 30, 2016, 11:39:07 am
So using a fast/quick charger damage the device?

Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk

Yes. Anything over 2.0 A will destroy the unit.

But a 2.0 A charger can charge it from 0 to 100 in about 3 hours in my experience with my 2.0 a samsung travel charger, and from 100% at max brightness it will last about 8 hours playing something like san andreas or 9-10 with snes games and such.  So it's really not a problem. And if you don't use a fast charger it lasts a long time - I have mine for just over a year now with no issues whatsoever. And I use it A LOT - I must have gone through hundreds of cycles by now (and by cycle I mean 100-0 and back. if we count the way Apple etc does it, 100%-50% and back as one cycle, I have surely had at least 500 of those over the past year, probably more. It still works fine.)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: sirp0p0 on August 30, 2016, 01:46:43 pm
So using a fast/quick charger damage the device?

Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk

Yes. Anything over 2.0 A will destroy the unit.

I'm going to say that's not true. I use a 3.1A most of the time for charging my XD. I connected my XD to a "Charger Doctor" voltmeter and the XD will at max draw 1A 5V from any power source.

The difference as I understand it between a regular charger and the fast/quick chargers is that the regular chargers will not put out more than 5V in normal operation, while the fast/quick chargers  put out 3.2v - 20v for QuickCharge 3.0 and 5V / 9V/ 12V for QuickCharge 2.0. It's that varying voltage I believe that could damage the XD, whether the battery or the power supply is more susceptible I don't know.

That's just what I understand from what I've read and I think the most danger from using higher Amp chargers is either poor manufacturing or a design defect (cheap parts) that could cause it to put out much more than the rated 5V.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: particleman on August 31, 2016, 05:42:27 am
It was the Samsung Galaxy s6edge charger.  When and if I get a new xd I won't use it again. 
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: particleman on August 31, 2016, 05:52:16 am
So as long as I stick below 2.0 Amps while charging, it doesn't matter if the xd is on/off or asleep? I won't damage it?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: cons_lover on September 01, 2016, 10:09:45 am
the screen seem not oleophobic.
Is full of finger print xD
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Hobbers on September 22, 2016, 11:59:17 pm
Hello all

Everytime I try and download XDSUPERSU from File Dropper, the downloaded zip file is empty with a file size of 0kb.

Please can someone re-upload it, if that is what is needed to rectify it ?

Many thanks

Hobbers
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: konpia on September 23, 2016, 02:13:10 am
I have a problem with no sound when connected to my Sony soundbar (connected to my LED TV) with the HDMI cable. No problem when connected directly to my LED TV. I have tried different ports on my soundbar and still no sound coming out. Anyone having similar problem?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on September 23, 2016, 02:15:01 am
the screen seem not oleophobic.
Is full of finger print xD

Use a microfiber cloth that's for cleaning sunglasses, etc.

 :o
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: konpia on September 23, 2016, 02:18:31 am
There are a lot of screen protectors on taobao (if you know how to read chinese), I bought it from this seller https://world.taobao.com/item/531531215829.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.NSjoTi#detail
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 23, 2016, 06:06:36 am
Hello all

Everytime I try and download XDSUPERSU from File Dropper, the downloaded zip file is empty with a file size of 0kb.

Please can someone re-upload it, if that is what is needed to rectify it ?

Many thanks

Hobbers

I've reuploaded it.  Please try again.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Hobbers on September 23, 2016, 08:17:52 am
Excellent LordDavon!

I have successfully downloaded it.  Many thanks for the lightning response
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Hobbers on September 23, 2016, 08:24:01 am
I unzipped the XDSUPERSU.zip file and copied the update.zip to the root of the 128gb SD card (formatted exFAT), rebooted the GPD XD and "a update package is found ... would you like to install the package" message came up.  Clicked on INSTALL and received this :-

"error not a valid update package"

Am I doing something wrong? The file size of update.zip is 10,278kb.  I read somewhere in one of these threads that in order to get superuser, I could just copy update.zip to the SD card but as I can't find the thread again, I'm trying to do it from memory :)

Cheers
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: sirp0p0 on September 24, 2016, 12:36:26 am
Try it from the internal memory or a 32GB or smaller card. The XD doesn't like flashing from anything bigger than a 32GB SD. I also recommend on any android device, but especially the XD to format the card from Android and not a PC (some people have problems otherwise).
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on September 24, 2016, 11:53:16 am
If your firmware version is later than 3.4.3 you will need an updated supersu Package. Try this one.

https://mega.nz/#!chhUzL5Q!H0V-yqa5S7j1yne-QU8BbOIBQp3mz3cItgBpTO7AWXU
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Hobbers on September 24, 2016, 04:47:18 pm
Thanks Sirp0p0 and Skelton. 

I have :-

Android Version: 4.4.4
Kernel Version: 3.10.0
Build Number: XD-EN-V3.4.6-KTU84Q-20160507.141318

So I assume I need the later XDSUPERSU file.  Will download it now and let you know

Cheers
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Hobbers on September 24, 2016, 05:10:14 pm
Downloaded and applied the update.zip to the SD card just to see if it would handle it (before trying it on internal storage) and it now will only boot into the Android Recovery mode with ERROR! Have removed SD card just in case, wiped the cache partition but it still boots into this menu :(

Is wipe data/factory reset the only way to rectify? If so, before I do that is there anyway to connect to my PC and pull off the ROMS after the horse has bolted? :)


Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on September 24, 2016, 05:33:27 pm
Probably. Or you will have to try reflashing using batchtool with the pc. But it's strange that the update zip fails. Maybe is your sdcard.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Hobbers on September 24, 2016, 05:48:35 pm
Just ripped a 2Gb SD card out of an old mobile, formatted it as exFAT, copied over the update.zip file and same thing happens.  Message right at bottom of screen says same, i,e :-

Finding update package
E:Can't mount /mnt/external_sd/update.zip
Installation aborted.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on September 24, 2016, 06:16:36 pm
Try to format microSD to fat32 instead of exfat
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Hobbers on September 24, 2016, 06:23:54 pm
Skelton.

You is da beez kneez. 

Formatted the 2Gb as Fat32 and the update has finished ok.  I have the Congratulations Upgrade Succeeded message.  Best thing is, I didn't have to factory reset and lose all my unbacked up (ahem) ROMS even though my finger was hovering the option for many many minutes :)

Thanks again, really appreciated and to the other helpers before
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Hobbers on September 24, 2016, 06:34:42 pm
One question if I may.  The whole point of me trying to get XDSUPERSU working was because I had hoped to be able to move apps/games from the internal storage to the SD card.  I tried to use apps2sd but that won't move them even now.  Is there something else I need to do or an app I can now download, to enable me to do this?

Sorry if it's a noob question - I just want to be able to move downloaded content to the SD card instead

Thanks

PS  should add I've tried to install FOLDER MOUNT but even with 1Gb internal spare storage and 125Gb empty SD, the GPD still says :-

CANT INSTALL APP
INSUFFICIENT STORAGE AVAILABLE

and it's like 2Mb!! LOL
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on September 24, 2016, 07:25:25 pm
I use folder mount without issues. But folder mount generally move the data of the games rather than the apk itself. The data (obb) files are the ones that take more space. My microSD is in fat32 and works fine with folder mount. I don't know if folder mount works ok with exfat cards, never tried myself.

Link2SD allows to move apk or anything to external SD, but it requires yo make a partition to ext4 in your microSD.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.buak.Link2SD&hl=es
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Hobbers on September 24, 2016, 07:51:38 pm
Thanks again Skelton

Folder Mount won't even install on the internal storage, let alone an SD card, which is rather perplexing. 

I suppose I have just got used to my later Android mobile phones having the MOVE TO SD option accessible via the standard APPS menu and only ever had to use apps2sd and link2sd in the past on my first smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Ace, where I was forced to root it and use those apps to move apps to the SD card in order to desperately create space for just Facebook and Whatsapp!

It's a shame the feature to install downloaded content direct to SD card or move existing apps/games isn't available out of the box.  Other than that, I love my GPD
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: LordDavon on September 25, 2016, 06:46:20 am
I unzipped the XDSUPERSU.zip file and copied the update.zip to the root of the 128gb SD card (formatted exFAT), rebooted the GPD XD and "a update package is found ... would you like to install the package" message came up.  Clicked on INSTALL and received this :-

"error not a valid update package"

Am I doing something wrong? The file size of update.zip is 10,278kb.  I read somewhere in one of these threads that in order to get superuser, I could just copy update.zip to the SD card but as I can't find the thread again, I'm trying to do it from memory :)

Cheers

File size was wrong.  I upped the Chinese version by mistake.  I apologize.  I've re-upped the update.zip file directly in the original post for you.  This is the one I used.  Should work on all the English firmware versions.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Hobbers on September 25, 2016, 07:14:01 am
No need to apologise LordDavon, you guys give your time for free and it's appreciated.

Spent hours last night messing with link2sd and formatting sd cards with minitool but just can't seem to find an easy way to use the sd card for my games storage. May try again with a clear head one day and perhaps a 32Gb card instead of the 128Gb lol.

Thanks again
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: malloc on December 29, 2016, 07:42:32 pm
Hello

The link to:
FileDropper Mirror of v3.4.2 English Firmware (Non SU) Clean: http://www.filedropper.com/xdv342englishfirmwarenonemulatorsandmetro

it's broken... can share again pls?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: onewondershow on January 09, 2017, 09:15:45 pm
I just received my xd a few days ago but I'm returning it and ordering a new one. My issue is it doesn't like to charge. It indicates charging but the remaining power doesn't change. If i unplug it and plug it back in numerous times eventually I can get it to charge. Also it seems to only charge off of one of my chargers. I have had no luck with any of my others. I do plan on immediately re buying it as other than this issue i'ts been an awesome device so far.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: fidelis1 on January 10, 2017, 01:35:37 pm
@kendyzhu777 Do you know if GPD still plans on doing an Android 6 Marshmallow update for the GPD XD? Or has it been canceled?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: konpia on January 11, 2017, 02:15:50 am
So, I just bought another HDMI to HDMI mini cable and connected to my Sony soundbar. 😥 No luck, still no sound coming from the soundbar. But there is sound when plug directly into my HDTV. Tried different settings on the soundbar and HDTV but couldn't get the sound to work. Could it be my Sony soundbar doesn't support the audio format of the XD? But I don't have problem with my Android TV box, shouldn't both have the same audio format?
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: waisoserious on January 13, 2017, 03:07:33 am
I didnt see this problem in the original OP. I did a google search and I only found 1 thread (from this forum) but apparently alot of people also experience this problem and the problem did not have a definitive solution.

Problem:
I cannot copy folders directly onto my GPD XD, I am using custom legacy firmware 3.4.6
Whenever I try to copy any folders/directories or a few files onto the GPD XD's internal storage, I get a
"XD is busy" message.

I am running windows 10 btw.

Any solution to this? I cannot move the roms to the default directory to run Mame4Droid .375b. Changing the rom directory to my external SD cards directory hasnt worked either. Yes the SDcard files detect in the explorer app and yes it is fat32 partitioned
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: konpia on January 13, 2017, 03:12:17 am
Try copy a file at a time.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: migenbrawl on January 14, 2017, 04:48:07 pm
Is anyone able to re-mirror v3.4.2 English Firmware (Non SU) Clean?  Downloading from Baidu is requiring some network disc client that I don't feel comfortable with.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: WouterK12 on January 18, 2017, 01:55:38 pm
I know another issue: Android Kitkat...  ::)
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: skelton on January 18, 2017, 02:23:45 pm
Kit Kat works better in rk3288 devices that Lollipop ir marshmalow. Mali drivers are worse Android have Manu incompatibilities. I can tell from my experience with other rk3288, like firefly board.
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Jenova on January 18, 2017, 02:42:23 pm
If it ain't broke, don't fix it I always say...

 >:(
Title: Re: Lets talk XD issues
Post by: Rcoltrane on January 18, 2017, 03:20:28 pm
If it ain't broke, don't fix it I always say...

 >:(

Yep! Tell that to the Retroarch's MAME developers... >:(