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.
- A small Philips screw driver
- (Optional - recommended) A 4GB or larger class 10 SD card
- Remove the battery and the GBA-SD card adapter from your console
- Remove the back panel of the console by unscrewing the 5 Philips screws
- On the PCB, locate a small black foam sticker, and gently lift it and pull out the SD card below it
- 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.
- (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)
- 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!
- Decompress the archive using for instance 7zip so you get the *.img file
- 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.
- 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")
- (Optional) Open the "ROMS" partition and copy the folders from step 5 to the "roms" folder
- Insert the SD card into the console and put the foam sticker back on
- Put the console back together, and power it on
- You should now boot into OpenDingux with GMenu2x. GLHF figuring out how it works.