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GameStick $17/$20 (in store/online) at Gamestop


#1201 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1222 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:18 AM

HALP! Re: flashing the CFW.

 

It...just won't go into recovery. Keep the button down with a fingernail or paperclip as I plug in the USB, let go after the light goes on...and it boots to the stock launcher.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks!

are you pulling the switch down or pushing it in??


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#1202 davidbix   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:38 AM

are you pulling the switch down or pushing it in??

I've tried both, to be honest. My understanding is I need to pull it down, correct?



#1203 sweatysides   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   272 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:44 AM

HALP! Re: flashing the CFW.

 

It...just won't go into recovery. Keep the button down with a fingernail or paperclip as I plug in the USB, let go after the light goes on...and it boots to the stock launcher.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks!

you SHOULD hear or feel a very faint click, when you get it down. (pull it down) i used a small eyeglass flathead screwdriver with one hand while very slowly plugging in the usb mini into the stick, THEN i would count to like 6 before letting the button go, then it should light up right afterwards.

 

 

haven't tried yet, but i used to use stickmount https://play.google....fire.stickmount with previous android devices.... i do know the formatting of the device also matters.... but it's ben a LONG while

i was under the assumption that stickmount was for the Nexus style tablets. but ill give it a shot anyways, thx for the idea.



#1204 sweatysides   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   272 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:50 AM

HALP! Re: flashing the CFW.

 

It...just won't go into recovery. Keep the button down with a fingernail or paperclip as I plug in the USB, let go after the light goes on...and it boots to the stock launcher.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks!

it shouldnt light up until AFTER you release the button.



#1205 zebular   OG Gamer CAGiversary!   595 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:52 AM

Interesting, from stock if you go into recovery and do all of the wipes and factory restore without installing an *.img it will boot into vanilla android 4.1.2.


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#1206 TheCrippledPizza   Backlog That Ass Up CAGiversary!   230 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:53 AM

Just picked mine up. Cashier said his boss would be very happy, apparently five people just this week have placed a hold on one and just not showing up. Admit it guys, who was that?


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#1207 sfabo   bro CAGiversary!   819 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:54 AM

finally got around to opening mine;

cant get keyboard or mouse to work. Dont have any other keyboards to try.

Unfortunate but looking like I may have to return this..



#1208 davidbix   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

davidbix

Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:04 AM

I just installed QuickBoot in Dev Mode to reboot into recovery instead of holding down the button. So that worked. :)



#1209 zebular   OG Gamer CAGiversary!   595 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:13 AM

Actually making some headway, trying to get someone with more experience working on this to bring us a possible Lollipop rom!


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#1210 sweatysides   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   272 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

sweatysides

Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:14 AM

Actually making some headway, trying to get someone with more experience working on this to bring us a possible Lollipop rom!

Lollipop on the Gamestick? that sounds, fitting actually.



#1211 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1222 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:15 AM

ok, my 1st issue.... after being off all night and day, once powered up, if i use my mouse at all, the screen blanks out. if i dont use the mouse, all is good.


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#1212 davidbix   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:33 AM

Super dumb question but how do I pair the GameStick controller under the CFW? As in I know how to pair a device in Android, I'm just not sure what I'm supposed to do specifically with this controller.

 

Thanks!



#1213 zebular   OG Gamer CAGiversary!   595 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:41 AM

ok, my 1st issue.... after being off all night and day, once powered up, if i use my mouse at all, the screen blanks out. if i dont use the mouse, all is good.

Sounds like it's trying to draw too much power from the usb port... I'm assuming you have it powered through the tv's usb?  Try a wall outlet with the supplied AC adapter.


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#1214 zebular   OG Gamer CAGiversary!   595 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:42 AM

Super dumb question but how do I pair the GameStick controller under the CFW? As in I know how to pair a device in Android, I'm just not sure what I'm supposed to do specifically with this controller.

 

Thanks!

Go to Settings within android and then select bluetooth devices, then hold the power button down on the controller so that it's blinking and then click "search for devices" repeat if it doesn't pick it up the first time.  After it shows up on available devices, click on it and it will say pairing.


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#1215 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1222 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:46 AM

Sounds like it's trying to draw too much power from the usb port... I'm assuming you have it powered through the tv's usb?  Try a wall outlet with the supplied AC adapter.

i am using the supplied adapter. i can reset to default, and it will continue to work untill the next time i unplug it overnight.


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#1216 zebular   OG Gamer CAGiversary!   595 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:28 AM

i am using the supplied adapter. i can reset to default, and it will continue to work untill the next time i unplug it overnight.

Odd, well if it helps I should have a new cfw for everyone soon that you can try.


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#1217 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1222 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:33 AM

Odd, well if it helps I should have a new cfw for everyone soon that you can try.

can't wait


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#1218 elbarto1  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:46 AM

Thanks zeb.
Watch this stick get lollipop before my htc m8. Fuck at&t
Lol.

#1219 1teaney  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:57 AM

Probably a stupid question but how do I exit the -oid emulators when they are running? I was running NESoid last night just to see if it was working properly. I did not have access to any menu buttons as far as I could tell. So I could not go back to pick another game or to close the program.


I had that issue, a reboot cleared it up for me.

#1220 nm3th   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   50 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 06:01 AM

@ashram, did you by any chance install busybox from the play store? If you did, that's what is causing the screen to go black/blank with the mouse. Unfortunately, the only way to fix this is to reinstall the *.img

#1221 Noah FTW  

Noah FTW

Posted 20 January 2015 - 06:15 AM

Just got mine for $17 tonight from GS. They're willing to transfer the dock for me from another store if I want it. Easiest firmware flash I've ever tried to do, huge thanks to Jake F on youtube for the tutorials and collected links and to this fine, upstanding community of gentlemen and ladies.

 

So far I've installed Popcorn Time more for curiosities sake, the 1080p was buffering and stuttering not so well, but Youtube works great and I'm assuming Netflix will, too. I've installed Happy Chick for emulation, gonna explore XBMC because that's all new to me. What other Apps would you folks highly recommend? 



#1222 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1222 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:51 AM

@ashram, did you by any chance install busybox from the play store? If you did, that's what is causing the screen to go black/blank with the mouse. Unfortunately, the only way to fix this is to reinstall the *.img


Why yes I did! Oh well, was fix since everything is on my SD card :) thanks!

#1223 GBKeroberos  

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:36 AM

If anyone in SoCal is still looking for a dock, I just returned a couple to the store on Central in Montclair. Just thought I'd put it out there.


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#1224 Koubiak   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   91 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:16 PM

I absolutely love my Gamestick, but damnit, what were they thinking with the controller???



#1225 itlnstln   WORD!!! CAGiversary!   586 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:00 PM

Got a few combos and docks when this first posted and finally had a chance to wrench on the stick. Easy install of CFW - took no more than 30min and I used a generic USB Microsoft Keyboard(with plugged in and y splitter). Going to work on it more tonight with a mouse/controller

 

or

 

The K400 is on sale for $20 at BB and WM right now - others have had luck with this keyboard/mouse combo - link

 

***Cant wait for Lollipop - good news today, thanks Zebular for a great thread!



#1226 abowen33   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   38 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:06 PM

Got a few combos and docks when this first posted and finally had a chance to wrench on the stick. Easy install of CFW - took no more than 30min and I used a generic USB Microsoft Keyboard(with plugged in and y splitter). Going to work on it more tonight with a mouse/controller

 

or

 

The K400 is on sale for $20 at BB and WM right now - others have had luck with this keyboard/mouse combo - link

 

***Cant wait for Lollipop - good news today, thanks Zebular for a great thread!

I'd totally recommend the K400 with this - it even has a "home" button on the keyboard that works like an android home button!



#1227 BlacKJesu5  

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:13 PM


If anyone has the dock and needs a bluetooth air mouse/keyboard this one works great for me in all my devices


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#1228 tuffguycore   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1051 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 04:02 PM

Quick question and I'm sure it's been answered but it's hard to sift through 40 pages. I flashed mine and downloaded emulators. Most are working but the game stick controller won't work with my nes emulator, and on the n64 emulator I'm getting a lot of pop in for Mario 64 and can't seem to find anything to help me make it run better. Any help would be appreciated.

Also is there better emulators for Android than others for this?

#1229 BigBizzee   I feel asleep.... CAGiversary!   324 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

BigBizzee

Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:14 PM

Just got mine for $17 tonight from GS. They're willing to transfer the dock for me from another store if I want it. Easiest firmware flash I've ever tried to do, huge thanks to Jake F on youtube for the tutorials and collected links and to this fine, upstanding community of gentlemen and ladies.

 

So far I've installed Popcorn Time more for curiosities sake, the 1080p was buffering and stuttering not so well, but Youtube works great and I'm assuming Netflix will, too. I've installed Happy Chick for emulation, gonna explore XBMC because that's all new to me. What other Apps would you folks highly recommend? 

How is HappyChick working out for you?



#1230 yellowsnow4free  

yellowsnow4free

Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:21 PM

Just wanted to share my experience on this...

Managed to pickup the last one in Pleasant Hill, CA for $16.99 + tax.  Very helpful GameStop employee.  The GameStick was placed on hold since the 13th, and I guess the buyer called and asked for it to be held until the 18th.  The GameStop employee said it has almost been a week, and called the buyer.  He left a voicemail, but immediately got a call back from the buyer.  Employee asked if they're going to pick it up tomorrow (the 18th) because someone wants to buy it.  I just heard "so it's OK to sell it?"  Nice :)

Followed the video guide, but my initial install got stuck during the Android setup.  I booted into recovery again, wiped everything, and tried again; no problem :)

Working really nice so far; MUCH better than Android-x86 on my laptop.  I picked up a Logitech K400 at Best Buy last night for $20 to go along with it; works seamlessly.

Thank you OP :)