Question on updating to new AKAIO

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by Dent, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Dent

    Dent GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 24, 2008
    United States
    Just wondering when updating my AK2i with a new version of AKAIO (for example, from my current 1.5.1 to 1.6RC1) should you just copy over the new AKAIO files overwriting the previous ones or is it better to delete the entire _AIO directory and root directory files and start fresh (or does it matter at all). Thanks.
  2. HoTsHoT89

    HoTsHoT89 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 16, 2008
    I'd like to know this as well, I just updated to 1.6RC1, but I deleted the whole __aio file and replaced it with the 1.6RC1 version.
  3. Nimbus

    Nimbus sudo /usr/bin make-me-a-coffee --nosugar --cream=1

    Nov 1, 2009
    Probably being lazy.
    Here's what I do.

    Make a backup of these two directories under the _aio folder


    Make a backup of this file as well


    You might want to also make a backup copy of the akmenu4.nds file from 1.5.1

    Or you can just copy the entire _aio folder to somewhere else.

    Place these files somewhere else for the time being.

    Delete the current _aio folder on your Micro SD only after you have done the above.

    Delete the current akmenu4.nds file on the root of your MicroSD card

    Now extract the contents of the 1.6RC1 to the root of your MicroSD. You should end up with a akmenu4, and a _aio folder on the root of your card, as well as a few changelogs and readme's

    Copy the ui and cheats directories you backed up from the folder you backed them up to into the new _aio folder on your microSD. Then copy the globalsettings.ini folder into the new _aio folder as well.

    This allows you to keep all of your skins, cheats, etc and also allows AKAIO to boot just as if you had just used it last, but with v1.6RC1 instead
  4. EyeZ

    EyeZ GBAtemp Addict

    Dec 4, 2009
    I deleted the 1.5.1 _aio folder and the akmenu4 file and replaced with the new 1.6_aio folder and the new akmenu4 file, no problems here.

    Just remember to back up your sav files.
  5. Sumea

    Sumea Disco Ninja Frog

    Aug 16, 2008
    AKAIO is packed so that updating does not delete your settings (it seems)
    When you power it up first time it creates the settings if there is none.

    I just took the files and overwrote all old ones - My settings, my skins and seems that my cheats still there; it was a fully working 1.6RC1 system.

    So yeah, I think better to just write over old ones.

    BUT with this release, indeed, be wary; backup your shite. (Saves)
  6. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Sep 23, 2006
    Sitting by computer
    Well what I usually do is
    > Rename '_aio' to '{version number}_aio' (e.g. '1.5.1._aio')
    > Rename 'ak4menu.nds' to '{version}ak4menu.nds' (e.g. '1.5.1 ak4menu.nds')
    > Install the latest AKAIO
    > Copy over '/ui'
    > Usually let AKAIO create a new 'globalsettings.ini' & alter this for '12hour clock','No extensions' and 'NDS only', just in case any 'new' options were introduced
    > Don't bother with cheats that much so that's why I don't copy that over

    This way I still have a copy of older AKAIO just in case if I find something doesn't work right when I'm in work (Access to downloading stuff is rather restricted there) - I can usally get to a computer & just rename everything to get back to the old OS