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OpenDingux is an open source Linux distro focused on retro gaming, originally for the Dingoo A320 and A330. It has been ported to the RS-97 by "Steward-fu", and can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/steward-fu/gh_retrogame_emulator

⚠️ Important Notice Edit

OpenDingux has been discontinued for the RS-97. Now it has been fully replaced by RetroFW, providing way better performances. This page is only kept for historical purposes. Please don't complain about the links not working.

Installation Edit

Prerequisites Edit

  • A small Philips screw driver
  • (Optional - recommended) A 4GB or larger class 10 SD card

Instructions Edit

  1. Remove the battery and the GBA-SD card adapter from your console
  2. Remove the back panel of the console by unscrewing the 5 Philips screws
  3. On the PCB, locate a small black foam sticker, and gently lift it and pull out the SD card below it
  4. Below the place where the battery was, take note of the version number written on the PCB (either version 2.0, 2.1 or 2.2). This is your hardware version number.
  5. (Optional) From the SD card, copy everything from within the "GAME" folder to your computer (if you want to be able to play the games which the console came with)
  6. Download OpenDingux CFW image (from for instance https://rs97.bitgala.xyz/04.%20os_images/Internal%20SD%20Card/). Be sure to get the correct one for your hardware version found in step 4!
  7. Decompress the archive using for instance 7zip so you get the *.img file
  8. Use a disk imaging tool (Windows users can use https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/) to flash the *.img file to the SD card. You can use the card which the console came with, but some people have reported about quality issues so consider using a different one.
  9. If you use an SD card larger than 4GB, you can use a partition manager to resize the "ROMS" partition to use the remaining space (Windows users can use for instance "MiniTool Partition Wizard")
  10. (Optional) Open the "ROMS" partition and copy the folders from step 5 to the "roms" folder
  11. Insert the SD card into the console and put the foam sticker back on
  12. Put the console back together, and power it on
  13. You should now boot into OpenDingux with GMenu2x. GLHF figuring out how it works.
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