GPD XD - Android Portable Gaming System

GPD XD is an awesome device, but sometimes it seems like the help is a little scattered. I tried to collect as much as I could and put it in one site. I will update as quickly as I can. Here is what I have for now.

Backup and Recovery

Custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM will back-up/restore your GPD to the exact state in which you left it ( NAND Backup ). Titanium Backup is another useful app used for backup and recovery for your apps+data.

Emulator Guides

Hopefully this gets filled with emulator and game rom help guides.

Boot Animations

Part of customizing your GPD XD is installing a custom Boot Animation.

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Newest Tutorial Posts

GPD XD - Changing Roms Without Loosing Data

    This tutorial/guide is mainly a list of tutorials to follow in order to upgrade your GPD XD to a different Rom/Firmware without losing your data. Most common use for this guide will probably come from users that have had Stock Rom installed and have their GPD XD setup with all the game roms and emulators configured exactly how they want, but wish to upgrade and take advantage of the benefits of running Legacy Rom. Same will probably be true for users that wanted to play it safe by only installing Legacy Rom 1.4GHz and now wish to upgrade to Legacy Rom 1.8GHz with help of the newest tutorial/guide available here: ( GPD XD - Novice Guide to Legacy Rom 1.8GHz ).

GPD XD - BackUp and Restore with Titanium Backup

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Titanium Backup is a wonderful app with many many features. This video is not made for everyday maintenance for your GPD XD. It is focused mainly on people who want to change their Rom/Firmware and want to keep their apps and data. You could upgrade from Stock to newer Stock or from Stock to Legacy Rom or whatever the combination.

** Do not try to move system apps from rom to rom as they are configured to work for that specific Rom/Firmware. **

GPD XD - Novice Guide to Legacy Rom 1.8GHz

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So you are a Novice/Noob user and still want to take advantage of the power of Legacy Rom 1.8GHz.

    This tutorial will walk you through the process of installing Kernel Adiutor on top of your Legacy Rom 1.8GHz upgrade.

Why Legacy Rom 1.8GHz?

    Because it is the best firmware for your device hands down. Best performance for your emulators, android games and just overall app usage.

Why Kernel Adiutor ?

    Because it enables the Novice/Noob user take full advantage of all the benfits that Legacy Rom 1.8GHz has to offer. The app makes switching between cpu frequencies Noob Friendly to minimize the risk of overworking your GPD XD.

GPD XD - How to Install Roms [ Method 2 ]

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    This is the second method to install or upgrade your firmware.I do not recommend this method because it is just not as reliable as the first method. I have upgraded firmware using this method a few times and had to keep reupgrading sometimes to get it to work. This doesn't mean it wont work for you and at the very worst you just have to keep upgrading until it works. The risks of bricking your device using this method is also very low. That being said some of you may not have any other option but to use this method. This is usually because you may not have access to a pc ( Batchtool is only for pc ) and because of that I have changed my mind about making a tutorial for this method. So here it is, I hope it helps you.

As a side note: If you do get this upgrade to work, it will upgrade over your existing data, and nothing will get erased. Using the first method it reformats and starts you over. So there is a bonus.

GPD XD - Installing Custom Recovery - PC Required

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ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) or TWRP can create and restore NANDroid backups - backups of an Android device’s entire file system. This tutorial will help you install CWM Recovery or TWRP on your GPD XD device and will allow you to have that extra security. Always back up!

** PC install only. **

** You can install TWRP using this method too ( use: TWRP_800x1280_CrewRKTablets_v2.2 ) . If you have Legacy Rom make sure it is ext4 version: More Info Here **

There is a new easier method to install recovery with no PC! : GPD XD - Installing Custom Recovery - No PC​

How to Install A Custom Boot Animation [ METHOD 2 ]

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    There are 2 main methods of installing a boot animation. This is Method 2. This method is is generally used by advanced users. You install the boot animation by flashing the zip using a custom recovery like ClockWorkMod or TWRP recovery. Installing a bad or corrupted boot animation from a questionable site may result in putting your device in a boot loop ( device will go to boot, then restart ). This method will restore your phone's bootup as long as you flash a boot you know that works.

GPD XD - How to ROOT

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    This tutorial will walk you through rooting your GPD XD. Rooting your device is equivalent to having administrator rights on Windows. A few examples of what root can do for you:

  • Much higher level of Back-Up, apps like CWM, TWRP, and TitaniumBackup which will return your phone to a specific state.
  • Speed up your device/ Better performance
  • Improve battery life
  • much much more ...

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