I just realized, that I have just one article in category entertainment. It is from 2018.05.26! Damn, it probably means I’m boring and not having much fun. So, as I bought a Chinese console, on Aliexpress, emulating the most popular old consoles, I decided to describe the firmware update for PocketGo. It is not complicated, but to do this I had to use several websites and a bit of advice from Google. For all seekers, all in one place.
Great times, I can have all my childhood games in a small pocket console. I spent a lot of time in front of Atari, Amiga, Snes, Gameboy, Gameboy Advanced, Play Station 1, 2 and PSP. Even much more playing arcades, losing all the pocket money for tokens. I have used various emulators in my free time for a long time. Chinese portable consoles offering this type of solution were also available much earlier. I decided now, because I really liked the look. This is probably one of the nicest pocket consoles. It really fits in your pocket. The truth is that, it is the best time killer on a business trip. There are certainly more creative ways to waste time, but this one is pleasant and relaxing.
CPU: Allwinner F1C100S
Screen: 2.4” IPS 320x240 (tempered glass)
SDCard: supported up to 128GB
Buttons: L, R, the volume dial, switch on/ off, Reset
Port: TV- out, Headphone Jack, Micro SD card slot
Dimensions: 12.3cm x5.6cm x 1.4cm
You can do this from Linux or Windows.
- With the console you will get a USB adapter for the card. Pull the card out of the device and connect it to the computer using the adapter.
- If you are using Windows, close all popups about suggestion to format some partitions on the card.
- Backup your roms form the card. Open mounted drive named ‘main’ and backup roms folder.
- Download and extract new firmware image (link to the page with latest version or direct download for CFW v1.3.2)
- Download and run Etcher.
- Select extracted software image.
- Select TF Card.
- Flash new firmware image.
- Unplug and plug again card (Windows users close all popups again).
- Yup, there is no main partition. We need to assign drive letter and extend main partition.
- Download, install and run MiniTool Partition Wizard or if you are Linux user GParted.
- Click on main partition on card and right click -> Change Letter. Select one. Apply. In Linux just mount main main partition.
- Select main partition again right click -> Move/Resize.
- Grab a slider and go all the way up. Click Apply.
- Move back your roms folder to the main partition.
Enjoy new firmware. You can follow up this instruction every time new rom will be released.