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
FileDropper Mirror of SU Update.Zip for v3.3.9 or higher: http://www.filedropper.com/update
FileDropper Mirror of XD GMS (Google Mobile Services): http://www.filedropper.com/xdgms
FileDropper Mirror of v1.2 English Addons: http://www.filedropper.com/xdv12englishaddon
------------------------------ 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=0Here are the issues/fixes so far:Missing Features
Clickable Joysticks (R3/L3 style)
No GPSProblems Found
Poor Wifi Strength
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.