New to the forum specifically for this device. Came across it after watching a YT video by ETA Prime. Really excited to see that there's already a lot of progress in determining the feasibility of modifying this thing. It's honestly a really nice little device as it feels good and plays everything on it pretty smoothly. I have a couple things I think are worth discussing about it so please bear with me.
- First, I think we all need to settle on a name for this device. There are a number of different ways I've seen it named and if a goal of the community is to get this device to take off, some consistent naming is essential. I only came across this forum after someone mentioned it in a youtube comment. Prior to that, I searched pretty fruitlessly across google using a few different names. Retrogame is way too generic. I think settling on either RS-97 or K101 Pro will help others find more information about the device. Thoughts?
- Second, is anyone aware of real english resources of what can be done with the device right now (sans modification/hacks)? I'm curious if I'm even able to organize the roms that are currently on the device. Mine came with a random music video by Pitbull and a song featuring The Weeknd that I don't really want on there.
- Lastly, I'm eager to help the community but don't quite know how. There will be more like me to come. How can we (people like me who don't have experience hacking or building new firmwares) be redirected effectively help the cause?
Thank you everyone for humoring me. Looking forward to seeing where this all goes.
Sit tight and help new people as they show up currently. I know I'm still waiting on getting mine, as are several others. Assisting in stock firmware stuff and getting ROMs in the right formats etc are probably going to be your guys initial focus. Later on guides on flashing aftermarket firmware and supporting users will be needed.
There is a very long road on the dev side in getting things ported correctly. (At least the stuff I want to do) Very low level stuff like bootloaders (ubiboot) needs ported and a the kernel needs ported and patched from 2.6 to 3.14 to work with the rootfs of the gcw0.
It's actually a quite a bit of work, so it may seem as if nothing will be happening for quite a while until we get it to boot correctly. Emulators will eventually need re-ported and reconfigured, but most of the app porters and devs are still floating around. If we do our job right, their job will be fairly easy and may not even need a unit.
I make pretty comprehensive tutorials, so getting to understand what needs done to support the community shouldn't be that difficult.
All in good time
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