Generations Dashboard 4.0 for the flashback hd (new version release)

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  1. WD_GASTER2
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    WD_GASTER2 :( somebody get this Astro's cap off of me.

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    "Notice me senpai edition"

    https://1fichier.com/?8vxl2vgahf29e78lr527

    I dont advise this for folks that have not read the entire thread here:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/sega-me...-with-an-usb-on-internal-mother-board.491498/

    this is HEAVILY UNTESTED. I only advise it for people who know what they are doing, im sure somebody will make a nice tutorial at some point, just not me, because i am terrible at documenting stuff.

    this will break gamegear playback. you have been warned!

    requires usb mod, requires knowing nand backup and restore in case things go wrong. Please do not pm me for support, post a message here, i hope the community can help each other. cheers!

    from the readme:

    -WARNING: THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY!!!! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS! THIS IS HEAVILY UNTESTED!!!!
    Generations Dashboard Final:
    -lets you install/uninstall apks!
    -playback of some android apps (make your own homebrew!)
    -pce, pce cd, nes, gbc and better megadrive playback (even from cartridge)
    -cartridge works but needs to be placed before turning console on, and the only way to have it detect again, is to restart the console from cold boot! (you have been warned)
    -wired controllers work
    -breaks the original launcher, make sure you are ok with this, you will be giving up game covers. Do not blame me if you did not read this. keep the original launcher + emulater after installing as its necessary for it to stay and work (DO NOT UNINSTALL THE ORIGINAL LAUNCHER NOR THE DEFAULT EMULATOR in the application drawer, as this release gives you the ability to install and uninstall apps).
    you will require the following:
    -MAKE A NAND BACKUP!!!
    -make sure you have all pertinent drivers, etc to be able to adb into the device
    -nes and md can be downloaded for free from explusalphas website. the other two, you need to have the sourcecode (to compile it to own it legally!!!!)or kept them from that version when they were available as those versions in google play from a phone that you own or something. I am not encouraging piracy, do not ask me where to get those! thank you.
    (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THESE EXACT VERSIONS) Also his emulators are really kick ass, i encourage you to buy the latest versions all from the play store for your phone or something.
    pce.emu 1.5.18
    gbc.emu 1.5.28
    nes.emu 1.5.27-beta1
    md.emu 1.5.27-beta1
    -after you have all 4 of these apps as apks, rename them as "1.apk", "2.apk", "3.apk" and "4.apk" without quotes (doesnt matter which you name which) and put them in the same folder as this readme with the rest of the files.
    -MAKE SURE YOUR CONSOLE DOESNT HAVE ANY MOD INSTALLED (IT HAS TO BE STOCK)!!!! THAT INCLUDES THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF MY DASHBOARD!!!! you can consult the previous release rar file and you will find an uninstaller there! REVERT YOUR CONSOLE TO NORMAL BEFORE PROCEEDING!!!!
    -Make sure you have done the usb mod
    run the install script included ONLY after you have done all of these steps.
    -WAIT UNTIL THE SCRIPT FINISHES! your console will reboot and the script will sit at some parts, dont exit it until after the script says it is done!
    -if all fails make sure you restore with a nand backup
    -if you hated this and want to restore controllers functionality with the original launcher, delete /system/usr/keylayout/Vendor_0001_Product_0001.kl with android commander (you can also uninstall all the emulators you just installed above with android commander as well, some modifications will remain but your system should theoretically behave like nothing happened, yet your warranty will be voided!!!)
    -if you need to fully restore restore the NAND backup you should have done first to begin with. (i believe there is a tutorial in mdfbrew on how to do this)
    THIS IS HEAVILY UNTESTED, AGAIN I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ISSUES.
    cheers.

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  2. ArugulaZ

    ArugulaZ GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Well, isn't THIS interesting! Congratulations on this. Not sure if I'll be trying this myself, but I certainly appreciate the effort!
     
  3. fixingmytoys

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    time to go google hunting :)
     
  4. WD_GASTER2
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    WD_GASTER2 :( somebody get this Astro's cap off of me.

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    I have a heavily simplified version that removes the need for soldering but you lose all the other options to emulators its pretty bare bones but it lets you use md as the main emu. it loads titles from the internal storage. its ready to go but untested. if anybody wants to volunteer let me know.
     
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  5. fixingmytoys

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    all ready done the USB mod, a long time ago, from when you did first pack, just hunting for the right APK emu files then i ready to go
     
  6. WD_GASTER2
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    WD_GASTER2 :( somebody get this Astro's cap off of me.

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    also a heads up. both releases expand compatibility with genesis and master system. but gamegear doesnt work anymore. there is a long explanation for this, but would like the heads up for those who may have missed this during some of my posts.
     
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  7. ALEXONE

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    Hi, i want to test it) Thanks.
    Your lite version: it will be possible to install other emulators, besides md.emu, for example 2\3\4 apk through terminal?
    Or can you make without apk installer, and through terminal i will install them without usb mod?
     
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  8. WD_GASTER2
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    WD_GASTER2 :( somebody get this Astro's cap off of me.

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    there is just not enough memory to do what you are asking internally. sorry.
     
  9. ALEXONE

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    Would you post a simplified version of your firmware? I already did a nand backup) and i will test it, then maybe do a usb mod.
     
  10. WD_GASTER2
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    WD_GASTER2 :( somebody get this Astro's cap off of me.

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    https://1fichier.com/?q6xzo3fznzn6zconbyxu

    also heavily untested. i am actually a little hesitant posting this. however if you are brave enough go for it. i apologize in advance if this causes issue. i hope not >.<

    just a reminder, i am not responsible for anything that happens.

    gamegear playback is currently not working either.

    also if you do the usb mod you will have to revert and use the one i posted in the original post.
     
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  11. Shulk95

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    I used your simplified dashboard and for some reason it kept saying that the "1.apk" "dash.apk" were both invalid and also something about Vendor_0001_Product_0001.kl is invalid as well.. Well after that i tried the system and it would just go to a black screen so i restored it the normal way like i had done in the past but it didn't fix it. So i actually re modded it the standard way with the all-games.ini being in the games folder in nand flash and it worked! well only one issue is that I can't restore back to stock because I accidentally skipped the steps that backup your all-games.ini to all-games.bak.... I still have an original all-games.ini backed up inside a folder on my computer that I would always use to fix the console if i ever messed up the all-games.ini in the games folder. I'd just always replace the one I modify with that one.. Only issue is i can't restore the console back to factory settings like i want to since i don't have that all-games.bak. Is there any way to use some sort of adb command to put that all-games.ini that i got backed up on my computer back into the stock location it comes in? Help would be very appreciated.
     
  12. WD_GASTER2
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    WD_GASTER2 :( somebody get this Astro's cap off of me.

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    if those 3 files gave you an error then literally nothing was changed to your internal nand. you seem to be having problems with your all games ini. I never messed with that file so i am unable to provide help there. @fixingmytoys had a similar issue a few months back with that file if i remember correctly. i would inquire the question to him.

    also that is why i recommended backing up your nand. this would give you a fix for any issues if they ever come up with any and all mods.
     
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  13. fixingmytoys

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    @WD_GASTER2 i did, i have the files to fix it some where i will have to have a hunt
     
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  14. Shulk95

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    I guess something went wrong about a month ago when i was messing with it I just never noticed it. I always followed the guide on instructables so I don't guess in the guide it led me to backing up my nand. Or if it did and the nand is backed up. Where would the nand backup be and how would I go about restoring it? The console is still working with the 130 games i added just can't get it back to it's factory state. Was gonna try the install of your dashboard again on another computer that's running windows 7 instead of windows 10 because I thought that might be the issue but since i can't undo the old modifications to the system and bring it back to factory settings then It won't work I'm guessing.... And @WD_GASTER2 that'd be great if you could get them to me. Thanks for the reply's y'all.
     
  15. WD_GASTER2
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    WD_GASTER2 :( somebody get this Astro's cap off of me.

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    Shulk,

    you seem to have jumped directly to this post without reading this first:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/sega-me...-with-an-usb-on-internal-mother-board.491498/

    read it carefully, and read it completely. you seem to have just attempted my mod without doing a nand backup at all. i advised in my original post to do so. information was in that thready. I also advised people to be STOCK before attempting this mod. I do not have have any nand backups to provide. sorry for any inconvenience. Maybe other members can pitch in with information on how to recover from your all-games ini issue. my mod does not mess with said file and its completely different from the ini editing method.
     
  16. fixingmytoys

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    OK found the files @Shulk95 say a thanks to @Hekel for the zip, he was the one who helped me hope your ABD drives and what not are working, use the GAME INI LOADER[​IMG]INI UPLOADER.bat. but i am still on the hunt for the original all-games.ini that you would need to use with it , just going through old post and messages, it is on a back up some where but that was 2 computers ago

    try this http://www.mdfbrew.org/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=tutorials:all-games.zip it is for the its for the german edition but it will help you found it on www.mdfbrew.org


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/6716ii37d0so3l2/GAME INI LOADER.zip?dl=0
     
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  17. Shulk95

    Shulk95 Newbie

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    Ok thanks so much @WD_GASTER2 and @fixingmytoys. Now I do still have my original non edited all-games.ini file backed up on my computer. It's a for sure non edited version... @fixingmytoys would I be able to use it with the game ini Loader ? Or should I just try that german one you gave me the link to?
     
  18. Shulk95

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    It worked!!! I used my own all-games.ini i had backup up with that INI Loader you sent me the link to @fixingmytoys . Next thing I'm doing is backing my nand up.
     
  19. Shulk95

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    Ok so I have my nand all backed up and I'm trying to run the installer.bat in your Simplified version again and it keeps giving me device not found. @WD_GASTER2 any ideas? I'm on Windows 10 if that makes a difference.
     
  20. WD_GASTER2
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    WD_GASTER2 :( somebody get this Astro's cap off of me.

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    please dont take this the wrong way and just want to make sure, did you read the previous thread? I am just honestly concerned as this stuff is experimental and dont want you messing your stuff. in reality if you have your device connected to your pc via usb cable and you can adb, it should literally be click and go. not sure what to tell you. did you acquire the 1.apk on your own which should be the renamed md.emu?
     
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