Bittboy CFW guide V2 V3 V3.5 (Updated CFW_V3.9_Beta_20190610

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    1. A tempered glass protector for BITTBOY screen.
    2. Support vibration on games.
    3. The ghost-key problem have been fixed.


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    Specs: CPU: Allwinner F1C100S
    RAM: 32MB
    Screen: 2.4" IPS 320x240
    SDCard: supported up to 128GB
    Battery: 1000mAh Internal fixed
    Dimensions: 12.3cm x5.6cm x 1.4cm
    Weight: 100G




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

    Here is a CFW guide for (V2 V2.5 V3 V3.5 Bittboy)

    Bittboy_CFW_V4.1_Beta_20190810

    Big thanks to CountDuckula ,MrRobotSK, da1writer "2TMAU5, Scooterpsu, and all the other devs for their contributions

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

    1)Download the latest V2 V2.5 CF_V3.9_Image https://mega.nz/#!Y1JDzKSS!ulxaNaPxAuYn_Um6ywNN4RQ1dlhE-uGLvukQD577oxI
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    Download the latest V3 CF_V4.1_Image https://mega.nz/#!wgw3UAxK!EaCcPUvCpgZQF2pK8ugZd7R7Zmi4vkgnNu-_4ehiiEo
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    Download the latest V3.5 CF V4.1_Image https://mega.nz/#!Eg5GTS6Z!ltfHpRruo2h_nsOxaPN65H7hnNokN5yLpAkbtuNqXTQ
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    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.

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    changelog: v4.1 06/08/19

    *New full image release due to some major changes to rootfs this is a full install and no upgrade available this time thank you all enjoy.**
    *Merged with latest GmenuNX release new features and better future support thanks ping_flood.
    *(latest screen tearing fix & for some people experiencing distortion) thanks roast
    *added sd sync patch fixes the forced shutdown corruption problem thanks SantX27
    *Gambatte has been updated Changes:below thanks Hi-Ban
    - Added an option to switch between mono and stereo sound. Default option (and recommended one) is Mono.
    - Removed L/R menu hotkeys for most devices. Now only the power/suspend button calls the menu.
    *added new fceux nes emulator much better performance thanks to koroneo
    *added fontigrid theme for new gmenuNX support thanks s4i
    *added ST-SDL Terminal Emulator by Benob, Ported by SantX27 thanks.
    *FBA added new fba release for arcade games thanks to Hank.
    Standard key mapping:
    D-PAD - D-PAD
    SELECT - Coin1
    START - Start1
    SELECT+START - Start2
    A - Fire1
    B - Fire2
    X - Fire3
    Y - Fire4
    L - Fire5
    R - Fire6

    *New daemon from jamesofarrell thanks
    Defaults are now
    (all with select held)
    x: brightness up
    hold x: Toggle between max/min brightness
    a: brightness down
    hold a: quick shutdown
    y: volume up
    hold y: nothing
    b: volume down
    hold b: toggle mute/unmute
    so if you hold select and x instead of pressing it you get a second action


    Bittboy CFW V3.9
    2019-06-10
    ----------------
    Changelog:

    *POKEMINI: New Emulator Added! Pokemon Mini (pokemini emulator) - Thanks scooterpsu

    *GAMBATTE: Updated and sorted the included palettes - Thanks 2TMAU5
    +See pastebin link below for information on using more of the included palettes
    *SMS/GG: SMS Plus GX emulator updated with input remapping support - Thanks sauce
    *SNES: Optimised SNES9X - Thanks scooterpsu
    +Save location updated from '.snes96_snapshots' to '.snes9x4d'. If upgrading move old save files.
    *HERETIC: Shareware datafile included
    +To play full version, copy HERTIC.WAD to 'games\hheretic\'
    *HEXEN: Fix - Game now runs fullscreen - thanks scooterpsu
    *HEXEN: Shareware datafile included
    +To play full version, copy HEXEN.WAD to 'games\hhexen\'
    *STRIFE: New Game Added! Chocolate Strife - Thanks scooterpsu
    +Requires the retail STRIFE1.WAD datafile to be copied to 'games\ccdoom'
    *SKIN: New default skin: Grid theme. Updated with new font, additional wallpapers and other improvements - Thanks 2TMAU5

    For further information on the CFW, see https://pastebin.com/UC2Qnqvp





    Bittboy CFW V3.8
    2019-05-18
    ----------------
    Release Notes:

    *LYNX: New Emulator Added! Atari Lynx (Handy Emulator) - Thanks Sauce
    +Place ROMs in /roms/LYNX/

    *DOS: Now boots to LaunchBox for MS-DOS SE 2.0
    +Included Commander Keen shareware episode 1 "Marooned on Mars"
    +See pastebin link below for information on usage and adding additional games
    *GAMEBOY: Included additional gambatte palettes - Thanks MrRobotSK
    *GBA: Modfied GPSP control mapping screen text
    *NEOGEO: Enabled gmenu ROM selector. Fixed issue causing the emulator to quit unless a game was first selected using the internal gngeo ROM selector
    *NEOGEO: ROM selector will display game name rather than zip file name (added alias file) - Thanks scooterpsu
    *SNES: SNES button mapping now correctly matches SNES controller face button layout - Thanks scooterpsu
    *SOD: Corrected loading of included shareware datafiles - Thanks scooterpsu
    *SOD: Added new version of Spear of Destiny with support for retail/full datafiles - Thanks scooterpsu
    +See pastebin link below for retail version setup information
    *WOLF3D: Added new version of Wolfenstein 3D with support for retail/full datafiles - Thanks scooterpsu
    +See pastebin link below for retail version setup information
    *MPLAYER: Configuration updated with new features- Thanks scooterpsu:
    +Control volume and backlight brightness without exiting
    +Non-4:3 video is no longer stretched
    +Automatically resume videos where you left off
    *SKIN: (From CFW3.7) Added 'Grid Theme' - Thanks 2TMAU5
    +When using this skin, set 'Section Bar Position' to 'Bottom' and select a wallpaper with a name beginning with 'GRID' from within the skin section of gmenu
    *SKIN: Corrected loading of some missing icons in oldboy skin (where available)
    *GMENU: Default backlight timeout increased from 30 to 90 seconds

    For further information on new features and the included emulators, seehttps://pastebin.com/v1CrGTxK




    Changelog
    Bittboy_CFW_V3.7_Beta_20190513 for V2 & V3 users


    *New kernel added fix screen issue (v3 owners only) got where the top portion of the screen would show up on the bottom thank's to da1writer & Steward
    *added new gambatte release from Hiban thanks.
    *To shut down safely: From the main menu hold the 'R' button and press 'A' to shut down. Flick the power switch once the screen goes black'
    and maybe extend default screen timeout before it goes off
    *Borders and palette files for gambatte and ohboy moved (fixes these not being available in the emulator's setting)
    *Config file for picodrive included. Default mapping B=A, A=B, TA=C, can be configured in the emulator's settings menu. (Fixes issue with all 3 buttons not being mapped by default)
    *Emulator titles renamed
    *Emulator list sorting changed.
    *Sort order can be configured by renaming the files within 'gmenu2x\sections\emulators'. All files begin with a number (eg '01-gambatte'), change numbering to change display order.
    *Set default ROM path for some emulators, see emulator info below
    *2 emulator executables renamed to work with skin icons ('\emus\gambatte\gambatte-bittboy' to 'gambatte','\emus\gpsp_gameblabla\gpsp' to 'gpsp_gameblabla')
    *Icon files for emulators renamed to correctly load when skin is changed (fixes skins using default skin icons rather than their own for many emulators)
    *Removed non-functional emulator shortcut files in 'gmenu2x\sections\emulators'
    *Removed Older Sega Master System emulator. SMS Plus GX is now the default emulator for SMS and Game Gear.



    Emulator Info:
    *'Icon Name' is the png image file name required for the emulator when creating themes (located in gmenu2x\skins\<theme name>\icons)

    Emulator Name Icon Name Rom Selector Defaults to Info
    ------------- --------- ------------------------ -----
    GameBoy gambatte /roms Current Gambatte (20190408)
    GBA gpsp_gameblabla /roms/GBA Current GPSP, re-mappable controls
    NES fceux /roms/NES
    SNES snes9x4d /roms/SNES Start+Select to enter emulator menu
    SMS/GG smsplusgx /roms/SMS
    MEGADRIVE picodrive /roms/SMD Also supports MegaCD(SegaCD) and SMS/GG
    2600 stella /roms/2600
    PC ENGINE temper /roms/PCE
    PS1 pcsx /roms/PS1
    WSWAN oswan /roms/WSWAN
    ARCADE mame4all Internal ROM selector Uses Mame2003 (0.78) set
    NEOGEO gngeo Internal ROM selector Place BIOS (NEOGEO.zip) in /roms/NEOGEO along with games
    DOS dosbox
    GB-RUMBLE gambatte_sdl /roms Older Gambatte (20190326). Rumble support
    GB-OHBOY ohboy /roms Alternative Gameboy/Gameboy Colour emulator
    GBA-RUMBLE gpsp /roms/GBA Older GPSP. Rumble support



    Changelog
    Bittboy_CFW_V3.6_Beta_20190502 for V2 & V3 users

    *added Fontes amazing skin thanks Fontes
    *added custom pallets for ohboy thanks 2tmau5
    *added custom borders for gambatte thanks da1writer
    *added new build of gambatte thanks Hi-ban
    *added polish translation to gmenu2x thanks Macmmm81
    *new wallpapers added from competition winners thank you all
    *new wallpapers added from Fontes thank you
    *skin colors can now be changed from the settings thank you cutbot001
    *new bittboy boot logo thank you to both Hi-ban and scooterpsu for helping implement the logo.
    *added MPLAYER supports 320x240 30fps h.264 with fast decode thanks sauce.
    *updated new build of gambatte again thanks Hi-ban 28/4/19
    *added spear of destiny full your need your own backup files thank to scooterpsu
    *added new skin SFC thanks to simpleeasy for all the new icons.
    *fat32 corruption fix implemented thanks to scooterpsu
    *added new icons for Fontes theme thanks to Fontes for the missing disk icons




    Thanks to the team

    Steward
    Sauce
    Augen(히힛마스터)

    Jutleys
    TacoSalad
    Superpuissant
    Pingflood
    Dmm1138



    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_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_201903

    *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


    Changelog
    Bittboy_CFW_V2_Beta_20190309

    *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_V2_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

    My fan Website for the bittboy
    https://jutleys.wixsite.com/bittboynew4u<>

    My Discord channel for bittboy support and other retrogame handhelds

    https://discord.gg/FzCeqvt


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    @3DSDSXL tested 3.1 version from link here, but wix site redirects to old build from 03.06. Is it possible to use another better menu haldler since i probably resetted skin to defalut and tittles font messed up... after first boot it was ok. Also is it possible to use tv out somehow?
     
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    Join the discord channel for support https://discord.gg/FzCeqvt we have plenty of helpers at hand.

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    New beta updated
     
  7. okbyenow

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    Hey, thanks for your great work !
    I would like to try this but unfortunately Google Drive is blocked in mainland China where I am currently, Is that possible to upload it to mega.nz ?
    That would help me a lot :) Thanks!
     
  8. Cyberfalcon

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    Do this new cfw let you save in-game (battery)? Specially for Pokemon.
     
  9. 3DSDSXL
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    New features are added all the time but there is no RTC in bittboy
     
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    I can't managed to get in-game save to works with ohboy. Any idea why ?
    It was working perfectly with firmware shipped with my Miyoo :unsure:
     
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    New beta updated V3.3 enjoy
     
  12. Nevercholt

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    Thx for the CFW! I'm playing Piekmon Prism atm but I have 2 issues:

    1) The screen tearing is quite bad. I don't now if this can be fixed by software though

    2) In-game save only worked the first time but as soon as I try to override the save file it sort of corrupts the sd card because I'm no longer able to load the new save file, only the first one created... I can't even load a save state anymore using the emulator option :/
     
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    Huh pretty cool you can mod this thing, might pick one up someday :P
     
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    Hi yes we are working on the screen tearing issues and the emulators are being optimised remember its still in beta phase :) thank you all.
     
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    Sorry if it looked like I was impatient haha! I really do appreciate all the effort you guys put in :)
     
  16. wiewiec

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    Please add option to use the tv-out ;)
     
  17. okbyenow

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    Thanks for the great work.
    Also do you have any idea where the in-game save issue can come from ?

    It's strange because it's working fine on Miyoo original CFW
     
  18. 3DSDSXL
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    Guys its still beta we are going for a official release soon i will let you know when.
     
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    This is pretty exciting stuff. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    New beta updated enjoy :) check out the easy update guide pdf file attached at the bottom.
     
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