Saturday, April 28, 2012

qbertaddict’s Yinlips YDPG16 (G16) review!

No one does review videos on these things better than qbertaddict – so joy oh joy; check out his initial take on the Yinlips YDPG16:



This is my new toy the YINLIPS YDPG16. It is an ANDROID based handheld that runs on version 2.3.4. The processor is running at 1.1 ghz by default and has 512 megs of DDR3 RAM. It has a 400 mhz MALI GPU as well. My version has 4 gigs of space on the main device and I installed at 16 gig micro sd card. There are some things that I don't like about this device which I mention in the video that can all be fixed with a custom rom or update from YINLIPS. The touchscreen is resistive not capacitve and still isn't very good but that is ok for me since I use this to play games that use hardware based controls. Find out more about it here:

Looks like Yinlips has made progress towards fixing the soundlag in emulators issue:

There is not a sound lag on the default emulators. There is a slight lag on the .emu and the new version of fpse emulators if you don't turn off frameskip. Which is what I didn't do. I am going to do more videos later today that will show that the lag is non-existant

qbertaddict1 in reply to zhironkin0807 13 hours ago


qbertaddict has done more testing and reports (sadly) as follows:

There DOES appear to be a slight lag with frameskip turned off as well. I can barely notice it(I will do a video of it soon) but others have pointed it out and I can hear it the more I listen to my first video and when playing. The lag does not appear(from what I can hear) on the default emulators if frameskip is turned off though. The .emu emulators seem to have a slight issue with or without the frameskip turn off. The issue is nowhere near as bad as the upgraded ydpg18 though. I just want user's to know all the facts and I don't want them to think I am a fanboy or liar. I have made a caption on the video.

Skelton posts new JXD s601 Custom Rom – Skelrom v 1.0

Great work from Skelton! Original post here:

[ROM] Skelrom JXD v1 for S601

Hi, I have spent time cooking a custom ROM for S601 and here I present the result.

Skelrom v1 for JXD S601 Key Features:
- 1 GHz CPU speed
- Rooteada completely.
- Market fitted as standard.
- Launcher by default removed and Go Launcher changed EX - build.prop modified (type XperiaPlay)
- keylayout modified (type XperiaPlay button configuration) - Removed duplicate libraries.
- Emus and apps installed in data / apps (can be upgraded and / or deleted)
- Emus included in installed: Nesoid, Gensoid, Gearoid, Snes 9x EX, SNesoid, Arcade Tiger ....
- and installed Apps Included: Chainfire 3d, Battery Indicator, Is File Explorer, Rom ToolBox, Youtube.
- Changed the bootanimation by other Zelda.
- Tweaks in the build.prop to improve performance and enhance the use of ram.
- The ROM automatically wipe it all, so if you have data that you want to save it before installing the ROM.

- Unzip the entire contents of a zip the root of the SD card. (The extras folder is optional.)
- Start the console in recovery mode (Power + Menu and wait to do all the process automatically.)
- Failure to do so automatically (strange) chosen from the recovery menu, with the d- selected pad apply: sdcard and choose the file. Once finished reboot system now choose to reboot the console.

CONSIDERATIONS: I have not included any applications or emulators payment, only free versions. I will never include payment applications for legal issues, I hope you understand I have included a folder that includes the following extras: - build.prop "original" and the original key setting (copy in system / usr / keylayout within the console if you want to use it) - Kernels to low speed (if you want to lower the speed or not convince you to 1 GHz. In the folder are the installation instructions. - Application for NTSC televisions TVOUT than multistandard (only install if you have problem with the standard) - SetCPU profile. Get to the root of the SD if you want to use this application (not included in the ROM) I have also a Lite version of the ROM with the same features of the PRO version but without installed emus and "cleaner." Download links: links corrected then upload v1

Skelrom PRO: 20v1% 20Pro.rar

Skelrom v1 LITE: http://dl.dropbox .com/u/69559458/Ske...0v1% 20LITE.rar

Soon put more mirrors.

I want to thank everyone who made ​​contributions in relation to this console and particularly to bitrider Deen0X and its testing and information to improve ROM. Any problems and suggestions comment in the forums.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Yinlips launches YDPG18A with capacitive touch screen

Main differences from YDPG18 A10

YDPG18A uses 5 inches 5-points Capacitive touch screen
YDPG18A's system can be updated to Android4.0
CPU up to 1.5GHz
Good compatible for all Emulator roms
Less power costing, longer standby time
2160P HDMI video output
Supports WiFi, 3G dongle


Screen: 5 inches Capacitive screen (multitouch 5 points)
OS: Google Android 2.3( can be updated to Android 4.0 later)
CPU: BOXCHIP A10 1.2GHz( can be flashed up to 1.5GHz)
512MB DDR3
4GB memory
Flash 10.X
8bit nes/ fc/ gb/ gbc.16bit/ smc/ smd/ sfc/ snes.32bit/ gba/ mame 64bit N64/ Sony PS/3D PSX (480X272) 3D (800x480) android apk 3D game
HD playback capabilities, supporting up to 2160P (3840 x 2160 resolution) high definition video
Supports 1080P RM / RMVB, MKV (H.264 encoding), AVI, MOV, FLV, MPG, VOB, MPE, DAT, 3GP, MP4
Three ways connecting on line: WiFi, 3G dongle and wired
2160P HDMI ouput
Dual cameras: Front and back cameras
Ebook function: TXT, PDF format
Clock, calendar and calculator
Supports MSN, Skye
Supports JPG format photos browsing, supports small screen preview, 3D switch, slide broadcast and zoom
Supports Micro SD card
Built-in double speaker
Battery power lasts longer
OTG function

Available now for $145.99 from wilgoo. And they’ll throw in a free case.

Thursday, April 26, 2012 Yinlips TDPG18 A9 Model – clearance offer! writes to say:

Currently, we have 8 units YDPG18 old version. 6 units are black colors and 2 units are white one. We combined this device with one Yinlips Pouch Bag and 4GB TF card as  a bundle sales. It is: Yinlips YDPG18 old version + Yinlips Pouch Bag+ 4GB TF Card only Only  $119.99 from here !

This could be among the last readily available A9 consoles left – while the sound lag problem in A10 YDPG18s is hopefully soon to be nothing bad a bad memory, you never know with Yinlips, do you? Why not grab some A9 insurance?:)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New JXD S5100 and S5110 Android Consoles

Thanks to bl@ck m@ge for the news:

Known specs:

- Amlogic M3 (ARM Cortex A9 CPU, ARM Mali-400MP, 512MB DDR3)
- Android 2.3
- 4GB internal storage
- 5" 800*480 LCD with multi-touch
- cameras: 0.3M (front) и 2M (back) for S5100 and one 0.3M (front) for S5110
- Wi-Fi, G-sensor

I saw both on some Italian webshop, but the price of 159 euros (~208 bucks) for each one is quite high even for a nice 3DS rip-off with obsolete d-pad imho

JXD S5100

JXD S5110

Monday, April 23, 2012

SnaKemaN - Yinlips YDP-G18 v2 (CPU A10 + Android 2.3.4) Custom Firmware released


[Rom] SnaKemaN - Yinlips YDP-G18 v2 (CPU A10 + Android 2.3.4)

Hello world,

For some time I received my new Yinlips YDP G18 but I really was not satisfied with the system, so I began to glean information to refine my console.

Well here, I am humbly pleased to present the ROM Snakeman for Yinlips V2.
For YINLIPS YDPG18 2nd generation (with Core A10) only

Thank to:


Here what differ from official current software (SKE602):
All chinese emulators and librairies removed
Google mobile fix (the browser would not connect to google mobile more than once - may not be a general problem)
Mobile networks configuration support (for connecting 3g dongles - not tested)
Gesture locking
various performance tweaks
Pre-installed Google Framework (+ gmap, gmail, current ...)
Google Play
VTL Launcher preinstalled
Perfect Keyboard Free preinstalled


(With help of ICS theme for ADW Launcher, compatible with VTL Launcher)

13/04/2012 v0.1 (beta)

How to install ?
Retrieve the ROM file here  
Then use LiveSuite to install.

Example: http://yinlips-ydpg18-forum.2315615....5p4467103.html

One proposed by Yinlips (

What should be done at first boot ?
Select the default action, the choice of configuration or tutorial hours.
(Note: To pass an android tutorial, press the corners starting from the lower left corner and in the direction of clockwise)
The first arrival on the home, choose whether to use VTL Launcher or Launcher base. (Do not forget to mark as the default action)
To select and configure Perfect Keyboard Free launch the dedicated application in the application launcher.
For configuring VTL Launcher there are so many parameters that I let you choose: P

If you have any comments or suggestions, please
Enjoy !

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Yinlips YDPG16 now in stock at is now stocked up with Yinlips YDPG16s, ready for shipping:

Good NEWS-  Yinlips YDPG16 retro handheld had been well restocked now!  We got 90 units devices in stock! Any order for it can be send out in time from now on!( Currently, we only have the black color in stock. The other color will be available from the next production.)

Good news Willgoo brings to you! We had restocked this Yinlips YDPG16 on 17th, April. Currently, we are now testing these devices. For orders which were placed in March and early April, we will arrange shipping for them in adavance. They will be send out at the end of this weekend. For compensation, we will add one 4GB TF card as a small gift for each order. Shipping will be a little delay as there are many pre-orders for this device. We suggest customers wait patiently. Thank you for your great understanding.

Function acts like Yinlips YPDG18. It has L,R shoulder buttons. And it can play PSX emulater.


Here is the detail image for the L, R shoulders on YPDG16. It is not very clearly but there buttons are really there!

As per always, you can get one from here, and I get a cut.

md0 releases new Android 2.3.7 Yinlips TDPG18 Firmware

a10mod v2 - android 2.3.7 for YDPG18 A10

Given the recent disappointment with the latest official firmware I thought it would be nice to give you an alternative.

Over the last couple of weeks I've been working on porting android 2.3.7 to the YDPG18 (A10).
I'm now glad to report that the job is done, and we have a (fully) working firmware!

From what I can tell everything works, but I may have missed a couple of things :)

Here are the highlights of this firmware:

- android 2.3.7 (full AOSP build)
- *PARTIAL* sound lag fix; has nothing to do with the yinlips fix, as I used the old kernel version - may not be as good
- performance enhancements: Antutu 2.7.3 reports 7-8% improvements in 3D performance and database IO
- completely clean system; no software besides the bare necessities and no proprietary google apps
- no ethernet or gsm support, as these were useless features
- same model id as the original firmware - keeps google play from registering a new device
- fully working keys ;-)

Keep in mind that this has not been extensively tested and as such anything and everything may break. Upgrading works but backup your apps beforehand, as the update will remove all google software from the system/app folder.

Grab the file here and enjoy!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New YDPG18 A10 Firmware sighted … stay tuned!

Bl@ck m@ge over at our forum spotted new firmware for the updated A10 YDPG18 – will this fix the soundlag problem? Stay tuned to the thread!

bl@ck_m@ge Reply | Threaded | More      
Apr 18, 2012; 11:06pm A New YDP-G18 A10 Firmware!!!

29 posts
I've been checking Yinlips site daily for month hoping for a new firmware to show up and here it is!!!

Don't know about the changes as I'm currently downoading it with ~20 kbs

JXD S7100B reviewed by Deen0X!

DeenOX is fast becoming the reviewer against which all others are judged, and he strikes again this time with his thoughts on the brand new 7 inch Capacitive screen JXD S7100B here in Spanish.

My appetite is whetted, and I want one! Click here to get one from ! If you order between now and April 30 2012, enter the coupon code “deenox” for a 9% discount!

And here again, thanks to the marvel of Google translate, is something approximating the above (although you would be better served translating from the above site, as there are some great pics and videos in it):

Tablet Video Review / Console JXDS7100B

Thanks to store that sent us a sample of the video game manufacturer  JXD , specifically the model  JXDS7100B for us to do a review. also wanted to thank users skelton (from http://www.elotrolado. net ) and bitrider ( ) for their willingness to clarify some questions I had when performing tests. Introduction JXDS7100B The console is a review of its predecessor JXD7100, to which CPU has been changed by a Amlogic M3 (the previous version has a Amlogic M1), and now Android OS to 2.3.4. The rest of specifications is exactly like its predecessor, both in the documentation, packaging and even in the same console, which makes references throughout to the previous model (JXDS7100) This console, its characteristic form, is shaping up more like a tablet with features for gaming, a console with tablet functions. For this reason, may be transformed into a very interesting alternative for users looking for a device that provides an experience more like a tablet, to take more advantage of its features as such, and recreational use (games) is a point secondary. With this, I'm not saying that the console is not used to playing, but this console is likely that more users can take advantage of the device if it were a typical console, console-shaped (and sized console) I hope this review serves as a guide who has questions about this console, and help you clear them. In the Box (Unboxing) One thing that caught my attention pleasantly, is the packaging of the device. It comes in a cardboard box, printed on all sides with information about its contents, although the information corresponds to the previous version of the console (JXD7100). I guess being a relatively new product to date and still have not changed the text and appropriate references to the old with the new console.

(Detail of the box, where you can see that in the upper right corner refers to the old model still S7100, instead of the new S7100B) Once opened, are stored inside each of its individual components in spaces protected by foam.

One detail that I was very pleasantly surprised, to see that the console comes with a holster. After finding out if this configuration is standard, I saw that in the box by default that is sold, but has been added by the store along with all other elements. Although it may seem a minor detail, the truth is that is very much appreciated having a cover which bring the console, since it has a slightly larger size than normal, and therefore a common case would not serve. elements that come the package

Here is a list of all items supplied in the box on the console:
Console JXDS7100B
Custom cover for the console, with the JXD logo
Wall Charger with standard jack, 5V and 2A. Fine barb.
User manual in English
Headphones / Headsets-the-Ear
USB-miniUSB cable to connect to your computer
MiniUSB-USB Cable (Male) OTG
DVD with content that brings the console preloaded (all in Chinese)

At this point, again I am surprised OTG USB cable that includes the console. After researching I have come to the conclusion that this cable is included from the factory next to the console. The wall charger does not convince me, since it has a nonstandard entry to connect to the console. Corresponds to a very fine pin, and this does not seem right for this piece to replace / charger would be a complicated task. Fortunately, by connecting a mini USB cable to the USB port of the console, it also can be used to load the battery, so the boot problem will rest all the importance it may have, and I can load the console with any standard USB charger or USB port of a computer. The console comes with no MicroSD memory card. This could be a negative feature for users who are accustomed to other products, but after analyzing the whole I think it is okay to not include it, since it is always a low-capacity card (about 2GB) and will usually be replaced one of greater capacity, just a console user has in his possession. Furthermore, given all the elements that incorporates the housing, is well understood to omit this detail, in addition to the console and has 8GB of internal memory. Description of the console

Front view:
Stick (has the same functions of the D-PAD, and works as a digital pad)
4 Action Buttons: [Triangle], [Square], [Circle], [Ecks]
2 extra game buttons: [Select] and [Start]
3 Android system buttons: [Back] [Home] [Menu]
2 Speaker Outputs: Left and Right
Camera for video conferencing
LED operation indicator console

Rear view:

Top view:
Power button [Power]
Volume buttons [Vol-], [Vol +]
Microphone Slot
Mini-HDMI output
Mini-USB port
3.55mm audio output

Bottom view:
Memory card slot MicoSD

Left view:
Reset button hole

Right view:
Input for charger


Width: 238.5mm
Height: 121.7mm
Thickness: 12.4mm
Weight: 455g Note about size: it may seem excessively large, the truth is it's a little bigger than a tablet 7 "normal. For comparison, let a series of photographs which I have compared different devices, to appreciate the difference in size.

(Mosaic with multiple devices, to appreciate the different sizes against JXDS7100B)

First image: Compared with a Tablet 7 ", the Acer Iconia Tab A100
Second image: Comparing with PSVita
Third image: Buying a JXDs601, which has the same size as a PSP Slim Specifications Specifications of the box correspond to the ability chipset installed, but these specifications are actually somewhat lower. This is because the chipset can support up to 1GHz speed, but in fact the console is capped to 800MHz, to avoid high consumption of battery. Then the list features of the console.

CPU: 800MHz M3 Amlogic
Memory: 512MB DDR3 RAM
RAM: DDR3 512M
Internal memory: 8GB
Display: 7 "800x480px
Screen Type: Capacitive multitouch (5 points)
OS: Android OS 2.3.4
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Front camera: 0.3M pixels
Rear Camera: 2.0M pixels
TV out: HIMI (miniHDMI), supporting up to 1080p
G-Sensor: Yes
Ports: USB2.0 high speed, (Mode HOST)

Have also been captured screens of information provided by the program Quadrant Standard:

First boot and use interface

Booting from 0 takes approximately 50 seconds until Android interface appears.

Unlike many Android devices that are started for the first time, this tablet is not necessary to perform an initial system configuration. In the case of this tablet, the operating system configuration comes in English, so it is easier to navigate the menus of the operating system without any problems. Of course, the tablet comes with the Spanish language loaded into the system, so that you can change these settings without any problems from the menu Settings -> Language and Keyboard -> Select Language -> Spanish (or English, which is by Default: Settings -> Language & keyboard -> Select language -> Spanish) For users that are unusual in android, commenting that this configuration will only change the text of the menus and windows operating system. The applications that come preloaded on the console are in Chinese, will remain in those versions. To change the language of these versions can be uninstalled each of the applications that are in a different language, and install the versions from the market corresopndientes, to be in the language you choose. Change language applications can result in something very interesting for some users who want to keep the organizers / launchers installed by default in the console. Changing the language of a game take an example, these steps have been taken to change the language of Angry Birds:

The game is loaded Angry Birds coming pre-loaded in the console to verify that it is in Chinese
We used the program AppInstaller and uninstalled the game.
Apk has copied the game Angry Birds Apps folder from internal memory, and using the program AppInstaller (selecting internal memory) has proceeded to install the game.
Loads from the console interface. The game is in English (no longer in Chinese).

Interface for Applications and Games

Interface provided by the launcher included in the console, at least 3 of the 5 screens are preset. In the central (main) is the default desktop, with shortcuts to various applications and games, though most are in Chinese. This screen can be set (customize), adding some icons to other applications, but when loading / reloading the launcher, the changes we have made ​​are lost. If we try to change something (delete, change of position), we get the following message: "In order to interface aesthetics, This can not be removed controlling temporaly" (In order to interface aesthetics, this control can not be removed temporarily) I have not found a way to change the display items. Most applications and games that appear in the interface are not actually installed on the console, and are only shortcuts to their respective installers.

Just select one of these icons and a message stating "The application is not installed on the phone." And a window asking if you want to install the selected program. Organizers By default, the console comes with 2 administrators / interfaces to organize and launch applications and games: App Center and Game Center.

(App Center and Game Center)

In both interfaces, have a content download manager that, according to the classification we are, we will present its corresponding content, and simply select them for download directly to the tablet. has tried to download a program or a ROM from this interface, and even download without problems, has not been automated the process of adding it to the pitcher, so that part of the fun they bring these pitchers is lost.

(App Center and Game Center, with the application manager and games)

(Download an application using the managers)

Ignoring the fact that installing applications or ROMs are not automatically added to the organizers, in these interfaces, you can arrange the icons of applications and games divided into category folders. For Android application icons, just drag from the application menu icon you want into the folder so that it is categorized and sorted. In the case of game roms, to generate icons should go to one of the following directories:

/ Mnt / flash / roms / arcaderoms [to Mame]
/ Mnt / flash / roms / gbaroms [Gameboy Advance]
/ Mnt / flash / roms / mdroms [Mega Drive]
/ Mnt/flash/roms/n64roms [Nintendo 64]
/ Mnt / flash / roms / fcroms [NES]
/ Mnt / flash / roms / psroms [PSX]

In the case of missing emulators, I have not figured out how to be added to the Game Center. using your download manager games can be downloaded ROMs for each emulator, but do not like to appear in the Game Center. For example, downloading the Donkey Kong Country 3, the corresponding folder for these roms (Super Nintendo or SNES) is:

/ Mnt / flash / roms / sfcroms

From here I have not followed by further testing at GameCenter. For the App Center is exactly the same, but Android, but add a folder within a category is more straightforward because you can drag the icon you want from the menu application to the appropriate folder. Turning the console on shutdown, and informative way, the whole process takes no more than 5 seconds. Tests factory settings Games Android Both the power and quality of the screen provide a together to enjoy good Android passing titles from games that do not require too much processor such as Angry Birds and Plants vs Zombies, and reaching more advanced games like ShadowGun, although the latter is necessary to load the libraries provided by 3D Chainfire. [INSERT VIDEO DEMO ANDROID ***] In the case of ShadowGun, the necessary settings so you can run the game is: Chainfire 3D -> Default OpenGL Settings -> Reduce texture size Note : We recommend removing this setting to play other games and / or emulators that do not require 3D Chainfire. You may submit visual problems if the option to reduce the size of the textures is active. emulated games console succeeds almost all console emulators PSX and N64 before For PSX games, performance does not become 100% fluid, suffering relentizaciones in the execution of the emulation. Similarly, the N64 games will be jerks, but it is true that everything depends on the game if you use more or less relentizaciones notice, although in general the titles are mostly playable. Whatever the case, the fact is that the configuration of physical buttons that console has insufficient to properly emulate any of the systems that come by default, since there is almost no relatively new console only use 4 action buttons, and therefore must rely on screen buttons to play without problems. HDMI By connecting an input calbe in miniHDMI, throws the switch settings for the HDMI output "HDMI Switch", showing the following:

Panel: Display of the tablet

When you select any option other than the Panel, the display will go out and work with a touchpad (the touchpad typical for any laptop). The multitouch capabilities in this mode disappears, and a mouse pointer appears on screen. With the screen you can move the pointer, and double pulsacón seleccoinaremos display items. This way of working is particularly annoying to play some games, especially those who require precise movements and / or rapid, and is that because the screen is off, we have a reference to where we are really pressing, and the need to double click to activate a push / slide on the screen, some games are being unplayable, as for example the famous Fruit Ninja, if you play over HDMI, see how you move the pointer on screen, but without any effect on the game, except that you press 2 times on the screen. As this, almost all the games Pressing required display items become almost completely unplayable. Performance (benchmarks) have been tested for benchmarking with the stock rom (800MHz), obtaining the following results: Quadrant Standard : 1905

The test results showed that worse was that of 2D (2 dimensional graphics), with a score of 215 points. Antutu Benchmark : 2536

The test results showed that worse was that of 2D (2 dimensional graphics), with a score of 112 points. Quick Lite Benchmark : 2221

The test results showed worse were the MicroSD card write, but these tests are considered as the worst, since you are using a Class 4 MicroSD card. Therefore, the worst test results is given 2D Graphics, gaining only 161 points. These benchmarks are for reference only, since in the case of Antutu Benchmark and Benchmark Quick Lite are testing of components that are not console themselves, as is the MicroSD card, and this result lowers the overall score of the console. Still, the other values ​​used for comparison with other devices. Rooteo rooteo process console is relatively simple. For this, I used the program Unlock Root and followed the basic steps rootear the device:

Enable debug mode in the console, Austes-> Applications-> Development-> Tick "USB Debugging"
Start the program in windows UnlockRoot
Connect the console using the supplied miniUSB
Wait for the drivers are installed
Click the green button "Root" program
Select the console in the list of connected devices

In this step, the program will warn us that the console is already rooteada, and will ask if you want to continue. We will so. The program does its job and end the console will restart. When starting, you are rooteada and Superuser program installed. Note : The program indicates that it is rooteada the console, but if we check the list of programs on your device, we see that the program is Superuser. I made ​​the whole process of rooteo to easily install the Superuser, plus make sure the console is really rooteada. Installing the market for the market, I followed the instructions to install it on a console JXDs601, which basically consists of using the ADB.EXE program to install the necessary programs, which are basically these:


Once installed, the work on the console market, but in my case I had some problems with software downloads or any file, because attempts to download is canceled within a few seconds to start, and thus can not be installed next to nothing . After spinning, the solution was to re-install the GoolgeServicesFramework.apk, and incidentally Market uninstall and install the new Google Play Store. The steps taken were:

Using adb.exe I reinstalled GoogleServicesFramework.apk, and then restarted the console.
Titanium Backup Using the tool has been established as the Market of google user application.
Then and now using the tool AppInstaller (which comes with the tablet), the market has been uninstalled.
Finally installed the new Store Play.

These steps have ensured that the market apps are downloaded and installed correctly, and other applications that download files from internet (dropbox, browser, etc) now have no disconnection problems. Other Tests Within the body of evidence that I I've actually used the USB Host mode, and I connected X-Arcade Dual Joystick. Also, I connected the tablet to a TV via HDMI, and with this I turned the sketch set in a slot machine.

This test is used to "plot" the idea that users have about using a tablet as a CPU for their arcade games / arcade (or "blemishes", as they are called), and that is something feasible with a device totamlente as JXDS7100B House Not much to say about the cameras incorporating the device. 0.3mpx The front is no autofocus and no flash (LED) 2.0mpx The rear is no autofocus and no flash (LED) With this configuration obviously does not think of using this camera to take pictures you want to save, but are sufficient for applications such as skype, or others that do not require a high resolution, as TinyCam / IP Webcam Photos

(Photo using the front camera. 0.3mpx, 640x480px)

(Photo using the back camera. 2Mpx, 1600x1200px)


(Demo video using the front camera)

(Demo video using the rear camera)

Buttons and controllers on

the D-Pad is very similar to the PSP. It is one piece (rather than 2 as in the JXDS601) and has central axis. The buttons have a very good feeling to the touch, are pressed smoothly, even in combinations. While the console has few buttons it is also true that the quality of them have nothing to be objected, as the qualities and feelings are good as a whole. Pros, Cons and Improvements As with almost any device, there is always a list of pros, other against, and some believe could be capable of being improved in case of launching a product review. Pros:

The screen size is sufficient to use the console as a portable video player, endonde more than one person can view its contents. In contrast to smaller screens, which use is more individual.
Capacitive multitouch screen and 5 points. It is definitely a plus by any measure.
USB HOST MODE. Opens the possibility to use devices such as keyboards, mice and even an X-Arcade controller type (or similar, to simulate the use of keystroke)
Very good finishes manufacturing the console. We are facing a product of good quality components and finishes.
D-PAD and play buttons of good quality. Without being a quality of a console or similar type PSP, the controls are the best I've tasted in consoltas / tablets so far.
A very good speaker volume level.
HDMI output to enjoy the contents of the tablet on an external television
In general, all the keys on the console, so the game as the android, relatively soft to the touch, and there is no need for excessive force to press them.
Ability to load the console via 2 ways: by the shipper (using the connector side of the console) or via the USB port. Definitely, this is a great plus.
There is a possibility that this tablet is updated to Android 4.0 ICS

The edge of the screen is too "deep", and stops to touch the corners of it.
Android system buttons (Back, Home and Menu) are positioned in the center console, and fall far short of the hand in the case of using the console in game (not comfortably reach the thumbs to press these keys)
The weight of the tablet (450g) is felt after using it for a while.
The absence of triggers is definitely something that weighs on the console to be used more seriously in console mode.
In general, the tablet is more oriented to be used as a tablet that as a console, because the rectangular shape of it is not very convenient to use the console for prolonged periods. (Although it takes getting used to)
Lack of Market. You have to install it manually
Size of the console. Not really a downside, that means that the size should be increased by the inclusion of the buttons and controls, but not having a standard size, you can get a holster for it, other than their own JXD. It would be ideal to have a cover like a book to carry the console, and has the possibility of leaving the tablet on a table in semi-upright position.
The D-Pad and Analog Stick share functions.

As such people as JXD has done with the S601 small, it could release a firmware with the modified kernel faster. This console would gain a lot with the CPU running at 1GHz.
Move android buttons (Back, Home, Menu), to one side of the bottom, so they are more accessible to be pressed with the thumb, without releasing the tablet with one hand.
Launch a Book-cover that allows save / protect the console when not in use, and on the other side with a back brace to get you a semi-upright on a table.
Alternatively to the above, it is highly desirable that the console had a "leg" rear folding, such as those with the Archos tablets, which allow support the tablet vertically without problems.
Reduce the depth / thickness of the edge of the screen to access the entire surface smooth.
Change the text referring to the console, and specify which is the model JXDS7100B
Add a Bluetooth module
Add to the structure of the console, a space to put a wrist strap to avoid dropping the console if it gets out of hand.
Provide the necessary tools to allow users to generate Custom Roms of this tablet-console.
Even after trying the console has been found that a normal triggers would be uncomfortable if you should find an alternative to add buttons L1 and R1 (and even L2 and R2). Perhaps adding buttons back.
Taking advantage of the space you have the console, you could add more buttons in the right pane.
Separate functions assigned to the D-PAD and the analog stick. Pressing either of these commands / keys, the console responds differently to the D-PAD and for Stick. (The D-PAD could be the arrows of a normal keyboard, and the Stick could be, for example, using the "i", "l", "k", "j")

Improvements Proposal

I will leave a small proposal for improvement. It can not possibly be seen by the people of JXD, but leave it to know your views. The idea is very simple, and I commented on the improvements, and is added at the rear of the console some buttons "flat" (not to bother when we put the console on a table) using the R1, R2, L1 and L2. It should be a switch on top (or wherever), which allows enabling or disabling these buttons, so when using the tablet in "tablet", do not bother if pressed accidentally. Finally, although I have drawn badly, save space on the right panel to add more buttons, which are always good for any emulator (to use combinations, or allocate more physical buttons to control emulated)


In considering this console, I had to rethink how to use it should give, as I was predisposed to look at a console with the possibility of being used as a tablet, and is actually what contraio: A tablet, with the possibility of being used as console games. This may seem like a silly, but the truth is that if you look at this device as the console loses many points, since the absence of triggers, lack of buttons, which directly affects the time to run emulators and assign keys for the controls (especially PSX and N64, by the lack of triggers) and discomfort that results from using it for a long time, will not provide a pleasant experience for a user who wishes to acquire this tablet with the idea of making it a retro-gaming center. In addition, the tablet can be ideal for users who intend to use it primarily as a Tablet Android, and from time to time they throw a party of any game that supports physical controls, or emulation retroconsolas mainly of type Mame or the like, surely you will find a very versatile product which can take advantage. For example, my particular case, where I have used this console and portable video player for my child to watch cartoons on long trips in the car, and where I have completely replaced the use of screens / portable DVD players (Car) with a structure to put the tablet, and where fully enjoy its contents (movies and music).

(Using the JXDS7100B as a player for the car)

The lack of bluetooth is still a common problem of all these consoles / android, but the inclusion of a USB HOST mode generates many other alternatives to take advantage of it. The product is of very good quality, which surprised me. We appreciate the inclusion of USB OTG cable in the package, and in the case of the sample submitted, the sleeve for the tablet is a fundamental issue to take care, which has saved me the problem of find a cover that serves for her. short. If you had already raised the purchase of the console, even knowing that does not have triggers for use in games, then you will not disappoint. The product is good quality and secure benefit to know the features that the tablet. Now, if you are a user who is behind a console-oriented retro-gaming, and intends to use it regularly, it may not be your best choice , since the structure of the console is not ergonomic and possibly you uncomfortable to play, plus the absence of triggers / low number of buttons to play is something that any player will miss the beginning. If you wish to give an example of use: Play Mortal Kombat (any). to have only 4 action buttons, you are obliged to use a virtual on-screen button, and you can imagine how uncomfortable it is to play that way. Afterword Definitely, this tablet / console has more acceptance among users who are not regular players . Among the people I asked for my opinion, almost all those who are not accustomed to play, have been called as "rectangular" console, being more familiar with this concept for a tablet (and use), others have shown that with one more way to "console", where the relationship of form and game is most obvious (and therefore more difficult to see that also can be used for other things not to play) has been a pleasure doing this review, and again repeat that I hope will be useful for anyone seeking information about it. It welcomes any feedback / correction is made ​​on the information made ​​in this review. Note : For anyone insteresado in buying this console, there is a coupon. Look here for more information. Zalu2!

Yinlips YDPG87 unboxing

Italian fansite The Phantom Castle unboxes the Yinlips YDPG87. To paraphrase, this goes to … 87. It must be better.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

How to update the YDPG19 A10 (New) Model

The A10 version of the YDPG18 is rather more fiddly to update than the older A9 version. vandickk has written a great tutorial here to walk you through the steps involved:

Kudos vandickk!

And here is a Google translate:

Yinlips update procedure YDPG18 (A10)
This thread I'll start with the tutorial YDPG18 Yinlips Update (A10) [/ B], and later, if my schedule allows, gradually add other relevant information for this model. There is already a thread for A9 model, but not for A10 version, which maintains some significant differences (the first difference is the way to upgrade), so I think it deserves this separate thread. The upgrade procedure is based on the using a program called livesuite Chinese, the same that is used to update other Chinese devices. How to update becomes the same in all, and only differ in the rom file. Perhaps also in the drivers necessary for Windows to recognize the console. If the drivers are not adequate, just not recognized by windows device (no problem, we seek appropriate and fixed). But ...... if the rom we use to update the console is not appropriate (for example, because Go for the other device by mistake), we can console bricking irretrievably. Therefore, make certain first that the rom file comes from a reliable source, and is specific to this model A10 (not used the roms from the previous version, the A9). DOs Forero, docgreat and red carpet, have already successfully updated the A10 following this tutorial. Refine in step 7, after selecting the rom with livesuite, and connect the console to the PC, you must manually install the drivers (I refer to post # 3 of this thread, which explains how to do it) because Windows does not automatically recognized. IF you do not do not go to step 8, and start updating. Tomorrow, more time, I will add it to this first post, totally ordered. TUTORIAL UPDATE Yinlips YDPG18 (A10) IMPORTANT: ** NOT TO CONSOLE CONECTÉIS STEP 7 ** ** assure THAT THE BATTERY LEVEL IS AT LEAST 50% OFF BEFORE UPDATE ** Required files 1 - Download the files we need : G18 upgrade (A10). rar this link download was provided by @ alc112 , in another thread: # post1391123 Contains a pack with everything you need, ie: • the rom file (SKE602 -en.img) · A doc update on the guide. (Yinlips YDPG18-A10 Upgrade Guide.doc) · THE livesuite Program, in the "upgrade tool LiveSuit_v20" But I must add something, is that the program folder livesuite mixed there are different versions (1.0.6 and 1.0.7 ) and seems busy. Also, in version 1.0.6 has been detected by the Avira virus, although it could be a false positive. So instead of using the program livesuite of the above folder, you would use that I provide now (is the use for my other devices), much cleaner and without viruses. LiveSuitPack_v1.07.exe After I bajéis, meteis it in a folder and double click dais so that you unzip it (you'll have to run "LiveSuitePack_v1.07. exe "ALWAYS OPEN BEFORE" LiveSuite.exe, ie before performing the upgrade). some Members have dropped the files and not the extension at the end appears to indicate the type of file. IF that happens it must add, like this: G18 upgrade (A10). rar LiveSuitPack_v1.07.exe I recommend you think a folder on your desktop with all the files you have downloaded, and you put the name you want, for example "time update Yinlips A10. "Something like this: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: 1.Implement LiveSuitePack_v1.07.exe (this step is only necessary if you use my download link livesuite, and will not be necessary if you use the program supplied with the rom) 2-Run LiveSuite.exe 3-clikink "No" when the following screen will appear. 4.Clickar in the box as aprece in the image below. 5.Seleccionar image (. img) you desire to use to update ** in case need to rename the file and delete all the Chinese characters before the update. ** Take this into account in next updates come out. This case has not been necessary, because the image file does not have Chinese characters .. 6. Your screen should look similar to the one shown below: 7. Turn your Yinlips YDPG18-A10, and make sure it is, and not in suspension. The next step is to press one or more specific buttons of your device, hold tight while we connect your device to your PC. This step is common to all devices updated by livesuite. In the case of YINLIPS that button is to reset (the last of the bottom right). So we will: the console off and leaving pressed the reset button is connected to PC via USB-miniUSB cable. 8.Debería contain the following, then select "Yes" to format and update. (if you do not appear the picture below go to post # 3 of this thread to install the drivers manually) 9.No disconnect or turn off the device (the image that I will then update belongs to the other device, hence we see a different file selected our rom, but the process is the same. When you update the console will capture and image will change. While serve as an illustration) 10.When finished the update should restart itself. Give it time to restart before safely disconnect the PC console ("safely remove hardware") Possible problems: 1-Windows does not recognize the console. It occurs to me several reasons. a) Livesuite works well in XP, although Windows 7 drivers can cause problems (especially if it is 64-bit), b) may be necessary to install the drivers manually (see the post 3 of this thread to find out how) c) If drivers not work with my download link, try the livesuite provided by the pack of ROM, which also contains the necessary drivers. d) It is possible that the button to press to enter the upgrade mode other than the reset (is information taken from another thread but not tested) and is another set of buttons or button . remains to be confirmed by a forero. 2 - During the reboot stuck on the android home screen. If so, follow these steps: 1-Leave at least 10 minutes without touching any buttons, because it happens that the first Once restarted normally need unso minutes to create all the system files. 2 - If you spend 10 minutes and still the home screen, press the reset button, and usually in the second restart is resolved. 3 - If still equal, Reinstalling the rom. IN depuraré the tutorial a few days with questions and situations that arise to make it more explanatory and didactic. It is recommended that planteéis any questions you have before you perform the upgrade, do not do step 8 before to get everything clear. For my part, be a few days to do this, when you backup everything. Regards.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

JXD launches V5200 multiplayer Android console

From the friendly folk at, comes news of the JXD V5200, new from those prolific console making maniacs at JXD:

JXD v5200- The first Android retro handheld supporting two players gaming via WIFI direct! No more WIFI modem but with the internal WIF direct technology. The WIFI connecting is similar to Dingoo A380. Thus, you can buy JXD V5200 Bundles and invite your friends to play retro emulator games together.

At a glance:
WiFi Direct
All around simulator
7 seconds wake up from deep sleeping status( usually 30 seconds for others
Mirror HD: Mirror any V5200s' screen to HDTV through HDMI connection.
Storage: 4GB
Chip: GP33002A (ARM Cortex A8 1GMHz CPU、POWERVR SGX531 GPU),256MB DDR2
Operate System: Support Google Android OS 2.3.4
Touch System: Two-Point Resistive Touch
Screen: 5.0-inch(diagonal) Touch Screen
Resolution: 800-by-480-pixel

Performance should be decent, with an A8 Cortex behind the scenes, but the best feature has got to be the price: a parsimonious $88.99 including delivery. You can get one here from if you like.

Gamebox running Dingux Quake!

Thanks to Ruffnutts for the news!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Custom Firmware for YDPG18 (A10 Updated version)

Props to md0!


Hello again,
Given that in the past few days I've looked into my market problem (as explained in an earlier post) and doing so required a lot of reflashing, I've decided to make a custom firmware that saves me the trouble of performing certain tweaks after every reset.
I share this mod in the hope that it may be useful to some of you.
It only works on the upgraded (A10) YDPG18s!
Here's what's different from the current official firmware SKE602:
- all stock emulators and libraries removed
- google mobile fix (the browser would not connect to google mobile more than once - may not be a general problem)
- lcd density changed to 200 dpi (the icons and buttons were too small IMHO)
- mobile networks configuration support (for connecting 3g dongles - not tested)
- gesture locking
- various performance tweaks
Please use this at your own risk and backup your data before flashing, as the update process may have unexpected results. I usually flash with formatting just to make sure everything is clean.
You may download the image here and flash it in the usual manner using Livesuit.

mirror 1
mirror 2


Sunday, April 1, 2012

JXDs601 VS Yinlips YDPG18 Updated N64 Emulation

Another Yinlips YDPG16 video

Linux booted on Gamebox GBX 1001!

Remember this promising but never quite hacked device, the Gamebox?:

Well, nice to see some clever Spanish devs having their wicked way with it, and making progress on booting linux on it after all this time:

Hi all again:
Thanks for the feedback, the truth, I'm like a cloud. And calm that I was not gone to his head. Many of the forum and know me in person, and you can label me a "crazy" or "ugly" but not "cool" or "presumed". I am very humble to these things, therefore I feel overwhelmed with what I was coming.
But what we, the first video from the GB booting Linux:

As you see in the beginning, do a "sweep" by the disaster desktop I have. In the large laptop, I make compilations of U-BOOT-NAND on CYGWIN, responsible for the initial start (come on, the BIOS so we understand). Then see the Tablet-PC, where I KERNEL compilations, in a Linux "Real" Ubuntu. This is necessary in Linux for real, because if not, I lose CygWin symbolic links. Then I happened to start the drive, which is connected by RS232 to COM1 of the PC desktop (the pantallón 24 ") where I have Hyperterminal open the" whole "life.
If you look, after a while to load, there comes a time when the fan GameBox is turned on, is when you "turn on" the speed 336mhz (I think).
In the end, step by typing a command, an LS, some CDs, and little else. You can see how they work in vice, and bunting.
And by the way, you can see in my channel of the "I-I" videos emulator Williams Star-Rider I'm doing in Basic Pure and hard
Here a photo of the invention:

As for the "release info", I have to write the "bible verse" of how long is the process. Also, if I let go all at once, all the info, and cojen "wrong hands "Who knows what might happen, others bearing flowers or even money, if any, but remember, if the Dingoo and Dingux, Ignacio Garcia, his name resonates and is accompanied on the Dingoo each sale. If I have no care as I say things, as I just anonymous and one with the flowers.
Furthermore, it is still very green. First, get out on TV, to get an emulator and see it work.
Of course, that it wants to play, I pass the compiled version 0.00000001 Alpha and I see it "in situ"
Edit: Flopping, I can not forget about the Jupiter, except that my processor is still a Z80, monkey task, and not enough for both. Let's see if I look at it later or tomorrow latest.