Atgames sega flashback 2018 edition is out in the wild.

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  1. WD_GASTER2
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    camera is charging and will upload pics later but atgames seems to have silently release the 2018 version of the sega genesis mini as a silent update for the 2017 line. has sd card and everything any body else got one of these units yet?

    update: pretty bummed out... no adb. making homebrew for this guy will just be absurdly hard :(.
    why god why was adb taken out ;.;

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    Below you will see a blank square. i edited it on purpose. i had to do a reckless mod to try to put the device into bootloader mode and i rather people dont try it and needlessly mess up their console as it does nothing unless you are trying to develop stuff for it. there is a recovery mode button too but since we dont know what an update image looks like, it also serves little purpose to put the device in recovery mode.
    the recovery reports the processor as a 31xx device but i am pretty sure they just forgot to edit out the strings on the recovery mode image.
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    how to tell if it is a 2018 unit:
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    also looks like this post got the attention of a well known youtuber. fun stuff :P
    it looks like it uses retroarch and genesisplusgx to achieve emulation. This could be interesting if it gets opened up.
    P.S: i am visiting California and found them at a local frys. Also saw them at a target as well.
     
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  2. kuwanger

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    Stupid question but have you tried Lakka? :) Seriously, though, I wonder how many "Flashback" units could be made to all boot off the same SD card.
     
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    Rubbish sound emulation included free of charge?
     
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  4. WD_GASTER2
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    sound has been fixed it seems. i am having a hard time catching indiscrepancies. however a sega audiophile may do better than me at catching this.

    got any idea as to what would be close to a rockchip 3066 to boot off it? i went to their page and see no close matches.
     
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    I was sort of teasing about Lakka, but it looks like the CPU in question was the basis for various tablets/phones in 2013. Some googling, and I come across this: MK808/RK3066 Linux System Image - Picuntu RC3+Olegk0 Kernel+Mali HW Accell+Quake+Qt. I have no idea if it'll actually work, but MK808 or RK3066 and Linux as search times might turn up something that works. If nothing else, you may find an Android image that works.

    Of course, with all such things, there's the risk of bricking. I'd imagine though, that this would be the easiest approach. Presuming SD boot does work and if you have the time/inclination, it appears Rockchip U-Boot or Rockchip U-Boot (no idea which is better) and the Rockchip Linux fork, so it should be possible to make Lakka (or something else) work. Having said that, I've never done it and I presume would be a good deal of work. That's why I'd be inclined to just keep doing some trial and error.
     
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  6. WD_GASTER2
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    well let me start trying. ill keep peeps updated.
     
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  8. WD_GASTER2
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    so....
    leaving the emulator to idle causes issues (i went to watch an episode of goblin slayer while i left sonic 2 paused). *facepalm* game slows down. Not sure if this will be a common issue but just happened once already. Like mentioned earlier sounds is OK otherwise.
     
  9. laynolad95

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    I own one of these too, and it doesn't have a Mini USB Type B for some reason. I was disappointed that it wasn't there after opening the system up, so there's no way of this thing being hackable, or at least not yet.
     
  10. WD_GASTER2
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    LOL you are talking about the 2017 model and that one WAS FULLY HACKED. check in this forum you will find the answers you need.
     
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    No it is this model dude. I can confirm that because Sonic 2 seems to run a lot better than it did with last year's model, and there's less "bonus" games included.
     
  12. WD_GASTER2
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    lol i suck at reading comprehension
    my apologies.

    yes it uses micro usb now.
    i already got it in bootloader mode and backed up the nand but its still not a viable entry point for loading apks.
    I will do a more technical explanation a bit later.
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    Apology accepted dude.
    If any hacks come along that you can find let us know!

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  14. WD_GASTER2
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    you see i already know someone that goes by "the firmware fairy" is going to release an sd card loader for it soon. they did it for the arcade flashback legends and atari 9 gold my issue with it, is that there is a lot of secrecy behind it and it is "limited in scope" im inclined to believe that its being released by atgames behind the scenes. My issue with this is that i want a point of homebrew like the 2017 model. Quite frankly it became a decent emulation machine once it was all hacked.
     
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    I had posted some pics if you wanna check them out.
     
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    thank you. checking them now.
     
  17. laynolad95

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    Good point, it seems plausible.
     
  18. fixingmytoys

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    so i take it the SD card slot is for roms ??
     
  19. WD_GASTER2
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    its locked down for firmware updates only at this time but like i said earlier

    you see i already know someone that goes by "the firmware fairy" is going to release an sd card loader for it soon. they did it for the arcade flashback legends and atari 9 gold. My issue with it, is that there is a lot of secrecy behind it and it is "limited in scope" (meaning it will probably only run genesis stuff) im inclined to believe that its being released by atgames behind the scenes. My issue with this is that i want a point of homebrew like the 2017 model. Quite frankly it became a decent emulation machine once it was all done.

    which is a bloody shame cuz this runs on retroarch(arggghhhh)
     
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  20. fixingmytoys

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    OH DAM it dose run retroarch, anyone want to buy my 2017 one all ready modded lol

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    opps miss read that part

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    would be nice if you could to use the word "rip" rertroarch from 2018 new one and put it on the old one more so once it has been hacked open
     
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