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Bittboy CFW guide V2 (Updated CFW_V3.5_Beta_20190411
« on: February 25, 2019, 09:28:16 am »


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Big Thanks to Tony-jih, Steward-Fu ,Ping_Flood,sauce,jbanes,dinosaw_act,benob,jack83,hi-ban,,m1024
and all the other contributors for all the hard work.




Screen:2.5inch ips 320x240
CPU: F1C500S 408Mhz~900MHz
RAM: 32MB DDR2
16MB SPI Flash
Battery: Replaceable
700mAh lithium battery

Please NOTE (use at your own risk) this is a beta test image and not a official release yet for testing purpose only.

Here is a  CFW guide for (V2 Bittboy) Bittboy_CFW_V3.5_Beta_20190411

First read the guide here very important https://github.com/TriForceX/New-Bittboy-CFW


Please NOTE (use at your own risk) this is a beta test image and not a official release yet for testing purpose only.

1)Download the latest CF_V3.5_Image https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M1cu1Yrx6gz0r6bEruIWFrwwRJlZWcpz/view?usp=sharing
2)Remove all partitions of SD card and format it with FAT32 etc. (I used Windows Disk Management)
3)Download win32diskimager and install it. https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/<>
4)Execute win32diskimager, select SD driver, load the .IMG file and press "Write" button to proceed.
5)Once the image is burned, insert the SD into New Bittboy and turn it on. If it boots it is a success.
6)You can expand you main drive to reclaim the full space use partition magic or similar app.

V3.5 video guide here Guide here 
https://youtu.be/i62_J6SAN9s

Changelog
Bittboy_CFW_V3.5_Beta_20190411

*please note there are 2 gambatte ports one by Hi-ban one by steward stewards has a vibration feature added for modded users only. Same goes with gpsp one is gameblabla port other is stewards port which has also the rumble feature added. Please see which ones work best for you thanks and enjoy.


*updated gpsp_20190409.zip Support rumble feature thanks steward
*added gambatte_sdl_20190409.zip Support rumble feature thanks steward
*added port of SMS Plus GX. This is based on sauce improved fork with several fixes thanks sauce
*added gpsp_gameblabla_v2_remapping.zip thanks sauce
*added custom_pallets_pack_v1 to stewards gambattle release.



Changelog
Bittboy_CFW_V3.4_Beta_20190328

*added pang game Porting from RS97 source thanks steward
*updated gmenu2x Fix suspend issue (issue: GMenu2X is always in work mode when PoweroffTimeout value is equal to zero) thanks steward
*fixed gmu Fix backlight issue (issue: failed to turn off backlight LED when sleep) thanks steward
*updated gpsp_Remap buttons (Miyoo_B:GBA_L, Miyoo_TB:GBA_R) Support L and R buttons (hardware mod) thanks steward
*added wqx porting from Android source thanks steward
*updated new gambattle release thanks Hi-ban
*added how to update beta releases pdf guide inc with the beta releases thanks to Alexai



Changelog
Bittboy_CFW_V3.3_Beta_20190323

*added hheretic port thanks steward
*added hhexen port thanks steward
*added king of fighters thanks steward
*added ROTT thanks steward
*updated skin megaskinKCH2019 thanks cut1001
*updated gmenu2x fix backlight issue and change poweroff timeout setting thanks steward.



Changelog
Bittboy_CFW_V3.2_Beta_20190320

*added mame4all arcade emulator thanks steward
*update mame4all Updated cheat.dat & Fix rom list issue (issue: cursor disappaear when too mamy roms put in folder thanks steward
*add new skin megaskinKCH2019 thanks cut1001
*update fceux optimise code thanks steward.
*added bard thanks steward
*gngeo updated game fixes thanks steward
*added liero thanks steward
*updated mame4all bug fixes thanks steward


Changelog
Bittboy_CFW_V3.1_Beta_20190314

*fixed quake not starting changed set cpu 702mhz
*added wonderswan emulator back thanks sauce
*added gamebattle gb emulator (B => quick save,TB => quick load) thanks steward
*swapped to gpsp_gameblabla to fix input lag problems thanks sauce
*fixed gambattle emulator (change A and B button, remove hotkey for both quick save/load) thanks steward
*music player gmuplayer (A: add into play list START: change tab page SELECT -> START: exit R Menu: blank screen R(START + A): turn screen on) thanks steward.
*added wizwrite thanks steward
*added new game tombstone thanks steward



Changelog
Bittboy_CFW_V3.0_Beta_20190308

*New V3.0_Image supports V1 & V2 (V1 users must Hard mod only)
1 image to flash for both V1  & V2 now
for v1 bittboy, it needs 4bit hardware mod
for v2 bittboy, no hardware mod required
R is power button
TA TB  page down page up
press R will into suspend mode
press R again will back to normal
hold 10seconds will pop shutdown dialog thanks Steward
*added sharware files for quake
*added shareware files fore quake 2


Again Please NOTE (use at your own risk) this is a beta test image and not a official release yet for testing purpose only.


Changelog
Bittboy_CFW_V2_Beta_20190306

*latest framebuffer fix thanks to steward
*latest zImage fix thanks to steward
*updated fceux for LoadState/SaveState issue
*added asciiportal game thanks steward
*cavestory game thanks sauce
*added cdogs game thanks steward
*added digger game thanks steward
*added mr drillux game thanks steward
*added sorr game thanks steward
*added openbor emulator thanks steward
*added opentyrian game thanks sauce
*added stella emulator thanks sauce
*added openbor update fixed color issue thanks steward
*new zimage fixed headphone sound problems thanks steward.


Changelog
Bittboy_CFW_V1_Beta_20190225.

*latest framebuffer fix thanks to steward
*latest zImage fix thanks to steward
*added cannonball thanks to sauce
*added dosbox thanks to steward
*added gngeo thanks to steward
*updated gpsp thank to steward
*added oswan thanks to sauce
*updated ohboy with templates thanks to steward
*updated pcsx_rearmed thanks to steward
*ccdoom updated for full screen thanks to steward
*added quake port thanks to sauce
*added quake 2 port thanks to sauce
*added sdlpal_v2 thanks to steward
*added wolf3d port thanks to steward
*updated gmenunx thanks to pingflood steward


Developers start here Bittboy Toolchain thanks to sauce https://github.com/bittboy/buildroot<>

Steward github https://github.com/steward-fu/miyoo_rel

Baidu forums https://tieba.baidu.com/p/5981212479


How to Duel Boot Bittboy from stock firmware to CFW

1) pop out sd card power on wait 2 seconds and then insert card it will boot stock rom.
2)To boot CFW insert sd card and just power on it will boot cfw,



How to tell between V1 & V2 Bittboy?

Well you will probably know by now there are 2 revisions of the bittboy V1 & V2 the only difference being is V2 is more user friendly installing the CFW. The way to tell externally is if you press the start & select buttons if they are soft its V1 if they have a clicky feel to them then its V2. If you want to dig a little deeper and make sure remove the 6 screws and on the top right where the sd card is situated you will see the words V2.0 or on v1.0 there is no marking on the board.

The difference between V1 & V2 the new version of Bittboy 

1. Changed the screen 
2. Changed the button color for (Asian markets only)
3. Changed the button scan code sequence 
4. Changed 4bit. Can directly install cfw 
5. Can dual boot system.   

Internal Improvements 

1.CPU is now consistent 
2. The battery is consistent 
3. No lr

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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V2_Beta_20190225 Testing only)
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 12:08:28 am »
@gameblabla I was looking at the tools you put up for porting to this. I assume this requires a Linux environment? I would love to port a few things over to this, though I admit that I am not much good at programming. If a Linux setup is all I need, I can certainly set up a spare laptop at my shop. I assume things like ReGBA, PocketSNES, and Cave Story could be ported?

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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V2_Beta_20190308 Testing only)
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 02:37:19 am »
I have not tested V3 yet but has the problem of plugging in ear-phones but still have sound coming from the internal speaker fixed in this version.

Also on stock firmware i only get sound from one ear (left) when plugging in ear-phones also happens on v2 cfw, is this normal for this device or has mine got a ear-phone socket problem (ear-phones work fine on other devices)?
Lots of Handhelds but my favourite is still my GCW Zero.


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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V2_Beta_20190308 Testing only)
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 08:19:50 pm »
Yeah just got around to testing V3 and Ear-phones problem is fixed, but for some reason cannonball does not work now and oswan emulator is missing?

Update: Fixed Cannonball by changing overclock setting from 600 to 702, it now runs and plays.

Fixed missing oswan emulator by mounting a v2 img and just copied oswan folder over to the v3 sd-card then added a link in gmenu2x.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2019, 09:02:26 pm by TheReaperUK »
Lots of Handhelds but my favourite is still my GCW Zero.



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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V3.1_Beta_20190314
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2019, 05:51:31 pm »
I absolute cannot get this new firmware to work.

I can confirm I have the v2 "new" Bittboy. I have used multiple SD cards, multiple programs to wipe/format said cards and multiple programs to write the image onto the card.

All I get is a black screen.

None of the tutorial videos are accurate, I do not get the same folder structure they show.

Am I doing something wrong here? I've already tried the latest firmware listed (V3.1_Beta_20190314), still nothing.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, thanks.


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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V3.1_Beta_20190314
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2019, 08:08:10 am »
I absolute cannot get this new firmware to work.

I can confirm I have the v2 "new" Bittboy. I have used multiple SD cards, multiple programs to wipe/format said cards and multiple programs to write the image onto the card.

All I get is a black screen.

None of the tutorial videos are accurate, I do not get the same folder structure they show.

Am I doing something wrong here? I've already tried the latest firmware listed (V3.1_Beta_20190314), still nothing.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Also make sure you wipe your card like this first

How to wipe your sd card completely all partitions ready for bittboy firmware flashing.

Start (diskpart) from windows start menu by typing it in start search bar menu
Then type the below commands in the terminal window.


list disk (this will list all your drives on your computer)
select disk  (what ever number is your sd card please type it after select disk be careful here)
clean (When you type clean it will clear all partitions)
create partition primary (This command will create a new partition)
exit (type exit to exit terminal)

Then use windows or whatever program you use to format the card to fat32 happy days

Tokyudo

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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V3.1_Beta_20190314
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2019, 02:49:14 pm »
Totally forgot about Diskpart. Unfortunately I still have a black screen.

I'm starting to doubt I have a V2 new Bittboy. Yes I do have the clicky start/select buttons but I may need to take this guy apart and confirm.

Tokyudo

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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V3.1_Beta_20190314
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2019, 03:37:34 pm »
Ok, just took it apart and can confirm it says MIYOO_V2.0. I'll keep trying.

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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V3.1_Beta_20190314
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2019, 08:22:25 pm »
Hi
just bought one of these bittboy handheld from retromimi, just wondering if this will be a v2 model?
thanks


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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V3.1_Beta_20190314
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2019, 03:46:03 pm »
I absolute cannot get this new firmware to work.

I can confirm I have the v2 "new" Bittboy. I have used multiple SD cards, multiple programs to wipe/format said cards and multiple programs to write the image onto the card.

All I get is a black screen.

None of the tutorial videos are accurate, I do not get the same folder structure they show.

Am I doing something wrong here? I've already tried the latest firmware listed (V3.1_Beta_20190314), still nothing.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Also make sure you wipe your card like this first

How to wipe your sd card completely all partitions ready for bittboy firmware flashing.

Start (diskpart) from windows start menu by typing it in start search bar menu
Then type the below commands in the terminal window.


list disk (this will list all your drives on your computer)
select disk  (what ever number is your sd card please type it after select disk be careful here)
clean (When you type clean it will clear all partitions)
create partition primary (This command will create a new partition)
exit (type exit to exit terminal)

Then use windows or whatever program you use to format the card to fat32 happy days

Pretty sure I have a dud Bittboy here.

I have a new V2 Bittboy that absolutely refuses to work with the new firmware. I have followed directions and videos to a 'T'. All I get is a black screen on my Bittboy and I have confirmed that I have v2; start/select buttons are 'clicky' and it says MIYOO_V2.0 under the cover by the SD slot.

I have tried multiple different SD cards, different ways of formatting/deleting partitions on said drives and multiple different programs to write the image to the SD card, all result in the same black screen. I have also formatted on multiple computers using multiple different card readers. This process has been performed on Windows 10, Windows 7, Linux (Lubuntu) and MacOS. I have spent literally more than 8 hours trying to get this working. I only purchased the Bittboy because of the great new firmware.

Have you guys seen this issue with any of the V2 Bittboys? What do I do now? The Bittboy itself functions just fine with the stock firmware and I have been enjoying it that way but would love to unlock its true potential with the firmware. Anyone have any experience with their support?

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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V3.1_Beta_20190314
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2019, 07:41:01 am »
My V2 Bittboy will only boot CFW. If i try to boot with an sd card with relevant roms on the root it will not boot ( black screen). Also it will not dual boot. When i ordered mine i paid for one without the sd card but it came with an sd card and cfw on the card, this all works and the updated cfw works also. This is not an issue for me as i intend to use cfw anyway!

Quake crashes for me once i enter the water with the bio suite.  ???

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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V3.1_Beta_20190314
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2019, 10:25:49 am »
After formatting the micro sd card and installing the new software everything works after inserting card into the console (I played quake1). Unfortunately, I can't upload roms to the console, because my win7 detects only one partition called "boot" with a capacity of 256mb. I used a program called Mini Tool Partition and noticed the presence of a folder called "main". Unfortunately, I was unable to set it as visible to the windows 7 explorer. Someone help?

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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V3.1_Beta_20190314
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2019, 12:35:30 pm »
After formatting the micro sd card and installing the new software everything works after inserting card into the console (I played quake1). Unfortunately, I can't upload roms to the console, because my win7 detects only one partition called "boot" with a capacity of 256mb. I used a program called Mini Tool Partition and noticed the presence of a folder called "main". Unfortunately, I was unable to set it as visible to the windows 7 explorer. Someone help?

Try giving that drive main another letter in the partition tool then expand the fat32 partition main.

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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V3.1_Beta_20190314
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2019, 01:42:15 pm »
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CPU: F1C500S 408Mhz~900MHz
RAM: 32MB DDR2
16MB SPI Flash
Battery: Replaceable
700mAh lithium battery

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Re: Bittboy CFW guide V1 & V2 (Updated CFW_V3.1_Beta_20190314
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2019, 02:06:15 pm »
After formatting the micro sd card and installing the new software everything works after inserting card into the console (I played quake1). Unfortunately, I can't upload roms to the console, because my win7 detects only one partition called "boot" with a capacity of 256mb. I used a program called Mini Tool Partition and noticed the presence of a folder called "main". Unfortunately, I was unable to set it as visible to the windows 7 explorer. Someone help?

Try giving that drive main another letter in the partition tool then expand the fat32 partition main.

After open micro sd card in Mini tool partition only "boot" has letter. I can give letter to "main" but after saving changes letter in main disappears. I can explore "main" in Mini Tool Partition but I can't change anything inside.

 

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