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Other Portable Consoles => Ingenic JZ47xx Devices => Topic started by: hiei on May 05, 2019, 05:38:46 pm

Title: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: hiei on May 05, 2019, 05:38:46 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/kynI9E6.png)

Thanks to kryswade (https://boards.dingoonity.org/profile/kryswade/), a320.emulate.su (http://a320.emulate.su) and Obscure Handhelds (https://obscurehandhelds.com/) I have found that exists some old GBA shell clones with ingenic inside.

- A generic GBA clone (https://obscurehandhelds.com/2010/08/the-nintendo-game-boy-advance-clone/) - JZ4725 [?]

- A generic GBA SP clone (http://a320.emulate.su/2011/07/07/%D1%82%D0%BE-%D1%87%D0%B5%D0%B3%D0%BE-%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%82-%D0%BD%D0%B0-dx/) - JZ4755 [?]

- DVTech Pocket (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/dvtech-pocket-ingenic-jz4740-gba-clone/msg184912) - JZ4740

- GAMEBOX ADVANCE (not the EXEQ one) (http://a320.emulate.su/2011/08/15/gamebox-sp/) - JZ4755 (like the home version, the GAMEBOX (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/ingenic-devices-guide/msg185817/#msg185817))

- Game G100 (Bina Vadaat) (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/game-g100-cheap-gba-sp-clone-issue/) - JZ4725B



For regular ingenic devices you should check the Ingenic Devices Guide (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/ingenic-devices-guide/) instead!
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: kryswade on May 05, 2019, 06:03:02 pm
i think that the game g100 and the dvtech pocket (only in russia) is the ones that you can still get nowadays. The game g100 is actually on aliexpress with many sellers selling them. It's actually a nice console, such a pity it can't read original cartridges
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: exorio on May 05, 2019, 06:14:40 pm
Would these run RetroFW/Useless firmware too?

Anyway I've been looking to get a retro handheld for a very long time.

I don't like clamshell, since they seems very flimsy and the hinge would be worn out with usage. I like the GBA micro and the original candybar GBA, but why only 4 buttons (ab and LR). Yes, the original GBA does that, and probably these companies took the moulds/cases from GBA case factory or some sort.

4 buttons is the bare minimum, up to neo-geo games, but placing the other 2 on the shoulder is kind of uncomfortable. Capcom games would require 6 buttons specially the fighting series.

LDK is the sweet spot IMO, everything from the price to size to hardware. It's just near-perfect for me. And now I read that the creator are currently designing the sequel. Glad I didn't bought the clear version! Probably will save some money for the next version.

Would love to see other kind of ingenic handheld console, in candybar formfactor. Of course there's RS-97. The "cartridge" was almost a deal breaker for me. But as soon as I see mini USB port, I was turned off instantly.

Any other devices you found apart from these and within your sticky topic?
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: hiei on May 05, 2019, 06:37:13 pm
i think that the game g100 and the dvtech pocket (only in russia) is the ones that you can still get nowadays. The game g100 is actually on aliexpress with many sellers selling them. It's actually a nice console, such a pity it can't read original cartridges

Well, it could always get a cfw...

Would these run RetroFW/Useless firmware too?

Anyway I've been looking to get a retro handheld for a very long time.

I don't like clamshell, since they seems very flimsy and the hinge would be worn out with usage. I like the GBA micro and the original candybar GBA, but why only 4 buttons (ab and LR). Yes, the original GBA does that, and probably these companies took the moulds/cases from GBA case factory or some sort.

4 buttons is the bare minimum, up to neo-geo games, but placing the other 2 on the shoulder is kind of uncomfortable. Capcom games would require 6 buttons specially the fighting series.

LDK is the sweet spot IMO, everything from the price to size to hardware. It's just near-perfect for me. And now I read that the creator are currently designing the sequel. Glad I didn't bought the clear version! Probably will save some money for the next version.

Would love to see other kind of ingenic handheld console, in candybar formfactor. Of course there's RS-97. The "cartridge" was almost a deal breaker for me. But as soon as I see mini USB port, I was turned off instantly.

Any other devices you found apart from these and within your sticky topic?

If we can get a unit to send to the devs yes, they can get something else running on them like OpenDingux or RetroFW.

There are some other interesting handhelds in the wild, but not ingenic ones. Just wait and you will see them spawning quite soon :)
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: exorio on May 05, 2019, 07:13:49 pm
There are some other interesting handhelds in the wild, but not ingenic ones. Just wait and you will see them spawning quite soon :)

Not really care about the CPU, as long as it's not famiclone 9000000 in 1 kind of console lol

Got my LDK just because I saw it in my Youtube recommendation, I just found out about ingenic thingy when I got my LDK and searching about it here. It sparks my interest again on my quest for cool retro handheld consoles. Oh and it uses MicroUSB port instead of MiniUSB like the rest of them. Gopher 2 have cheesy batman like shape, would've take that as well if it's using MicroUSB.

Thanks for the list, BTW.
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: hiei on May 05, 2019, 08:51:05 pm
I am going to improve this guide in the next days.
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: bamboori on May 05, 2019, 09:45:42 pm
though its not a GBA clone, i got the PMP IV (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/pmp-iv-$24-jz4725p-handheld) just laying around here. perhaps we could simply make this thread into a collection of all ingenic devices not currently supporting dingux?
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: hiei on May 05, 2019, 09:51:27 pm
though its not a GBA clone, i got the PMP IV (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/pmp-iv-$24-jz4725p-handheld) just laying around here. perhaps we could simply make this thread into a collection of all ingenic devices not currently supporting dingux?

There is already this (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/ingenic-devices-guide/) thread for every ingenic devices regardless of whether they support an OS that isn't the stock one (OpenDingux, RetroFW...) or not (stock os).
So for PMP IV related discussion the Ingenic Devices Guide (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/ingenic-devices-guide/) is the best place :)

This thread instead is only for sneaky devices that try to be something that they aren't (unfortunately) :D
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: bamboori on May 05, 2019, 09:55:57 pm
i thought that thread was only for sharing information, not general discussion ^^
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: hiei on May 05, 2019, 09:57:39 pm
i thought that thread was only for sharing information, not general discussion ^^

Yeah, you are right, maybe is better to keep it clean. So your thread (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/pmp-iv-$24-jz4725p-handheld) is perfect for discussions on this device  ;)
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: gibberish on May 05, 2019, 11:38:18 pm
worth noting that the first link to the obscurehandhelds article is nearly 10 years old, that particular machine (and CPU / shell combo) has long since disappeared from the internet.

i dearly wish i'd kept hold of mine.
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: hiei on May 06, 2019, 07:29:43 am
worth noting that the first link to the obscurehandhelds article is nearly 10 years old, that particular machine (and CPU / shell combo) has long since disappeared from the internet.

i dearly with i'd kept hold of mine.

I know, but this thread isn't about new devices only, like the Ingenic Devices Guide (https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/ingenic-devices-guide/) it is an archive for these devices.
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: exorio on May 06, 2019, 08:14:17 am
These may not be GBA clones per se, but there're lots of goodies in this thread :

https://boards.dingoonity.org/spmp8000-devices/smallest-device-with-buttons-and-emulation-support/15/

Too bad most of them are out of stock (also most likely mini USB ports, eww), thread is at least 5 years old now.

This one though really caught my eyes :

(http://www.dhresource.com/albu_230357200_00-1.0x0/brand-new-white-black-blue-mini-mp5-games.jpg)

is it wrong if I'm fapping to that?

Just replace the nub with dpads (or leave it with nubs, probably better for fighting games anyway), move the start select up, then you'll have LDK-like formfactor.

I hope LDK2 will have curvy shell just like that. Rawr~
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: hiei on May 10, 2019, 10:31:24 am
For three days I cannot work on the guide, as soon as I can work again on this I will add additional content and fix what is already here...
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: ace9094 on July 15, 2019, 02:33:16 am
Great thread :)

Would these run RetroFW/Useless firmware too?

Good question

Anyone know if there is a GBA Micro clone running an Ingenic chipset ?
Title: Re: Nintendo GBA & GPA SP Clones (SHELL) with Ingenic inside
Post by: exorio on July 16, 2019, 09:40:54 am
Great thread :)

Would these run RetroFW/Useless firmware too?

Good question

Anyone know if there is a GBA Micro clone running an Ingenic chipset ?

Bittboy Pocketgo?

It's differet CPU AFAIK but as far as I see the OS is somewhat similar.

I'm currently tempted to buy it just because of the better build quality than LDK.

I'll hold it off until they iron out screen tearings, or probably pocketgo V2