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  2. I have tried installing on all my Shield devices (Portable, Tablet, and Android TV) and Mad Catz Mojo, fails to install on all of them. Downloaded a couple times and still not working for me... Even uninstalled the previous Hyperspin and still does not install. Guess I'll wait until it gets updated on the Play Store.
  3. You preorder it or buy it? Only option available for the Pro is to preorder it since the Pro version doesn't come out until June.....
  4. Very true, but I wouldn't call this voodoo, lol! This info is to help out the many that are on KitKat or for the ones not wanting to upgrade to Lollipop 5.1. Oh and the External Storage fixes are simple fixes anyone can do by following the steps to fix what Google/Android did to the O/S.
  5. Very true, its been a very exciting time for emulation on Android!
  6. I have a 128GB Sandisk Micro SD (newer version with higher read/write speeds) in my primary Shield Portable right now (yeah I know, I have three Shield Portables). I previously had a 64GB Sandisk Micro SD card that came formatted ExFat from factory and worked fine on my Portable. On one of my other Shield Portables, it had issues reading an older version 128GB Sandisk card, I used a special app to format the 128GB card to Fat32 and it was read with no issues on the Portable. As for the correct format of storage devices: Fat32 - Its the most compatable format to most digital devices, but has a limit of not being able to handle files no bigger than 4GB. All memory cards 32GB and smaller come formatted as Fat32. ExFat - Its the newer format that replaces Fat32 on high capacity flash drives and memory cards, allows for files bigger than 4GB, and is an alternative to NTFS. All memory cards 64GB and up come formatted as ExFat. Some devices are still not compatable to this new format. High capacity micro SD cards available right now: 64GB, 128GB, and 200GB. NTFS - Android OS does not support NTFS by default, some devices can read NTFS, but can not write to that file format. If your device has no support for NTFS, you can mod the kernel to add NTFS support. Here is the link to the Storage Formatting Application that can properly format memory cards and hard drives larger than 64GB to Fat32: http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm Click on the image of the application to download the app. Only other way to acomplish this format is to use Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7/8 with command line commands, or linux with command line comands. FYI, the use of this app is way easier.
  7. The Shield Portable can do everything up to Dreamcast so that includes PSP, NDS, N64, PS1, MAME, and everything else down to the Atari 2600. Unfortunatly the dolphin emulator which does Gamecube and Wii is not compatible with the Shield Portable as it does not have OpenGL ES 3 support. The Shield Tablet does have OpenGL ES 3 and Wii games are not working yet, if at all possible, but some Gamecube games play ok. I did see in the Dolphin forums that the Android version of the Dolphin emulator is being optimised for the Shield Tablet or devices with the Tegra K1 Processor since it is the most powerful CPU/GPU mobile chipset right now, but thats until the Tegra X1 comes out. The Tegra X1 is in the Shield Android TV coming out sometime this month, and the Shield Portable 2 (rumors of release within the next couple months) and Shield Tablet 2 later this year.
  8. I just posted about this in another topic, you can fix the read/write permissions and my tutorial should help you with the External Storage access issues you are having with your Shield Portable since Google changed the read/write permissions with KitKat and Lollipop. I am able to access extenal hard drives with no issues and have full access to my 128GB Micro SD card in my Shield Portable: http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/topic/9220-basic-set-up-questions/?p=152014
  9. You can fix the External Storage read/write permissions on KitKat to get full access to external storage on the Nvidia Shield Tablet and Portable. I stayed on KitKat with my Shield Tablet and passed on the Lollipop update as there are many issues with the update on the Tablet, plus I like having full access to External Storage on my devices. The Shield Portable's most recent Android version is KitKat while the Shield Tablet has KitKat and three (Update!: Android Lollipop 5.1 was just released recently) versions of Lollipop. Here is a link with some great information explaining the issues with External Storage access with KitKat and up: http://greenrobotgamer.com/shieldzone/more/kit-kat-issues-fixes/ 1. You will need to root your device to be able to continue the External Storage fix on KitKat. As for Android Lollipop (5.0+) Google has given developers the use a new API that asks the user to confirm to allow access to specific folders for the application, but it needs to be implemented by the developer into their application for it to work. This should allow applications access to the set location by the user. These are some of the best instructions on how to root your Shield Tablet or Portable depending on what version Android/OTA update you are on. First three links are for the Shield Tablet V1 for KitKat, V2 and V2.1 are for Lollipop, Shield Portable link is KitKat. Shield Tablet: Lollipop v2.1: http://greenrobotgamer.com/shieldzone/root-shield-tablet-v2-1-lollipop/ Lollipop V2: http://greenrobotgamer.com/shieldzone/root-shield-tablet-v2-lollipop/ KitKat V1: http://greenrobotgamer.com/shieldzone/more/root-shield-tablet/ Shield Portable: http://greenrobotgamer.com/shieldzone/more/root-shield-portable/ or option 2 which is the method I use: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/732693/shield-portable/rooting-your-shield-the-why-and-how/ Some more root info for the Shield Portable: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/734204/general-discussion/rooting-your-shield-awesome-things-you-can-do/ 2. Now that you are rooted, you have three options on how to fix the storage access issues with KitKat. Option 1. My personal favorite is to install "Xposed Framework" google search and find version 27 experimental1. Once the application is installed open it and tap on "Framework", tap "OK" on the "Be careful!" warning, then tap on the " Install/Update" button. Next it will show a window showing what it will install and asking to reboot, tap "OK" button. Once your device is rebooted load the Exposed Framework app again, tap on "Download" search and then install the HandleExternalStorage module. Once installed it will show that a module needs to be activated so go back to the main menu and tap "Modules" and check the box for the module you want to activate, it will then notify you that you need to reboot the device. Reboot the device and you now have full read/write access to External Storage. Option 2. Fix the External Storage permissions using available apps on the Playstore Market like "SDfix: KitKat Writable MicroSD" - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.sdfix . Option 3. Manual fix of Read/Write permissions: 1. First of all your device needs to be rooted. 2. Open a file manager of your choice that has root access privilages like Root Explorer, ES File Explorer, Total Commander. 3. Mount your system partition as "R/W" (Read/Write) to be able to perform the changes we are going to make. 4. Navigate to the /system/etc/permissions/ folder and look for platform.xml. 5. Copy the platform.xml file into the same location as platform.xml.bak file or into another folder (I have a folder named "backup" in my internal storage that I use for this). 6. Open the platform.xml file with any text editor on your device and search for the following line: <permission name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"> It should look like like this: <permission name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" > <group gid="sdcard_r" /> <group gid="sdcard_rw" /> </permission> 7. Now we need to add a 3rd GID (Group ID): <group gid="media_rw" /> which should look like this: <permission name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" > <group gid="sdcard_r" /> <group gid="sdcard_rw" /> <group gid="media_rw" /> </permission> 8. Once the additions/changes have been made, save the document to keep the changes. 9. Using the file manager of your choice, make sure that the platform.xml file has proper permissions: Owner R-W | Group R | Others R (0644 rw-r--r--). You can also use ADB Shell on a PC or Terminal Emulator app on the device to set the permissions with chmod 0644 /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml command. 10. Now reboot your device and you should now have full Read/Write access to External Storage. 11. In case there are problems with an OTA update failing to install, delete the modified platform.xml and rename platform.xml.bak to its original name by removing the .bak extension or copying the original platform.xml file from another folder back into the original folder if you did that instead.
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