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Il y a 11 heures, OOKAMI a dit :

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Hello,

 

I have this model of pandora treasure 3d (see: 

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 ). It is a clone of Pandora Key 7.

 

I love this kind of device. It has a good ratio quality/price. However, unlocking some additional functions should make it even better!

 

The motherboard is this one:

 

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It uses an Android system with a custom hermetic interface. It works with retroarch, PSPSS and NAOMI.

 

When connecting a mouse/keyboard, and pressing CTRL+TAB. I can switch between the windows of each emulators and I see the menu of Retroarch, But, this menu is blocked, no controls are available.

 

I want to change some default options (e.g., the graphical filter which is bloqued to SuperEagle2X, breaking the charm of old 2D games).

 

Does anyone know a keyboard combination to activate control on the retroarch menu on those kind of pandora key 7?

 

I have tried to access to the memory of the device via PC. Do yo have any idea on how to do that?

 

I have seen an unused mini-usb port on the mainboard. When connecting it to PC nothing is detected.

 

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Using the hidden button as mentionned in a previous post, this menu appears

 

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it can be controlled with a keyboard, but I don¬īt want to mess my Pandorabox, because most of those option are formatting the OS.

 

I have tried connecting USB ethernet/WIF Dondle, but nothing new appears inside my networks.

 

To sumamrize, considering this kind of device:

 

1- Does anyone know a keyboard combination to activate control on the retroarch menu on those kind of boxes?

 

2. Do yo have any idea on how to access to the memmory and modify files via a PC?

 

Thank you! This thread is very interesting!

 

 

 

 

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En 22/1/2019 a las 23:00, sp0ke dijo:

Hello all,

 

I have pandora's key 7 (2177 games), I would like to access the system to edit roms and wallpapers. Looking a little how the box works, I found a hidden menu. But I do not know how to enter in these settings. Joysticks do not work to move, maybe you need to connect a specific controller or keyboard. I give you the method to have the secret menu: turn off the box, hold the button in photo and turn on the box and wait to see the page. If anyone has an idea to make a dump and move around the menus, please let them know.

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Using a USB keyboard/mouse (with an usb hub) works for me! Do you have made any other discovers?

 

An interesting trick, when connecting Keybord, pressing f12 makes a 'savestate'. However, when launching the game you will always start from this savestate...

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Le 07/02/2019 à 13:11, tatitomate a dit :

Using a USB keyboard/mouse (with an usb hub) works for me! Do you have made any other discovers?

 

An interesting trick, when connecting Keybord, pressing f12 makes a 'savestate'. However, when launching the game you will always start from this savestate...

Hello,

Thanks for this trick ! :very-good:

I've used mouse with an usb hub, it works fine ! :) You can format an USB key in Fat32 and copy/paste the img file  of TWRP ==>

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With this process, you can explore all files, example : you can change the backgrounds etc... But be careful, especially do not format the Nand,
because for rewrite on, it is not possible, the nand is protected.

 

 

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En 7/2/2019 a las 13:25, sp0ke dijo:

Hello,

Thanks for this trick ! :very-good:

I've used mouse with an usb hub, it works fine ! :) You can format an USB key in Fat32 and copy/paste the img file  of TWRP ==>

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With this process, you can explore all files, example : you can change the backgrounds etc... But be careful, especially do not format the Nand,
because for rewrite on, it is not possible, the nand is protected.

 

 

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Thank you for the informtaion.

 

Can you explain with a more details how to load the TWRP? Just run the pandorabox with this file the usb?

 

The f12 savestates trick is finally not a good trick. Now, when I launch PSX game, it always run the same game... I would like to erase the savestate file with your TWRP process...

 

thank you!

 

 

 

 

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Il y a 13 heures, tatitomate a dit :

 

Thank you for the informtaion.

 

Can you explain with a more details how to load the TWRP? Just run the pandorabox with this file the usb?

 

The f12 savestates trick is finally not a good trick. Now, when I launch PSX game, it always run the same game... I would like to erase the savestate file with your TWRP process...

 

thank you!

Hello,

 

In fact the (twrp_3.2.1-0_mojo.img) must be rename to (recovery.img) and copied on usb key (formated Fat32).

After you have to connect a HUB with USB key and a mouse.

You have to hold the little button on the card and turn on the pandora. The first screen is for select the language, and after you can click on "Advanced" and "File manager", you can now explore the system. :)

 

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Hello,

 

In fact the (twrp_3.2.1-0_mojo.img) must be rename to (recovery.img) and copied on usb key (formated Fat32).

After you have to connect a HUB with USB key and a mouse.

You have to hold the little button on the card and turn on the pandora. The first screen is for select the language, and after you can click on "Advanced" and "File manager", you can now explore the system. :)

 

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Thank you!

 

A last question: is the little bouton the one of your previous picture?

 

Because, currently, I have located a similar button (mine is close to the fan), but when I press it and hold it, with the USB drive connected to the PK with the image, the pandora key always start with the classical android recovery menu (see my previous picture). Is there is another button? Is there is a special way to press the boutton?

 

Thank you again for your help!

 

 

 

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Yep brilliant info thanks for helping. So my friend has a pandora 5s and now I have all these files does that mean I can help him upgrade to the pandora 7. Thanks again for all of the help

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Il y a 2 heures, tatitomate a dit :

Thank you!

 

A last question: is the little bouton the one of your previous picture?

 

Because, currently, I have located a similar button (mine is close to the fan), but when I press it and hold it, with the USB drive connected to the PK with the image, the pandora key always start with the classical android recovery menu (see my previous picture). Is there is another button? Is there is a special way to press the boutton?

 

Thank you again for your help!

Yes, near the fan. Use the USB port, this one below 

 

===> You have to use the TWRP version 3.0.2 here ===> 

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and new version ==> 3.2.3 ==> 

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hace 17 horas, sp0ke dijo:

Yes, near the fan. Use the USB port, this one below 

 

===> You have to use the TWRP version 3.0.2 here ===> 

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and new version ==> 3.2.3 ==> 

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I just realized that the first link does not work, sorry

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Thank you! It works perfectly!

 

A trick: use a high quality USB, because with one of my cheap USB the mouse was not working.

 

Now there are a lot of intesresting files. I have quickly see that there are some init files for options.

 

It would be interesting to enumerate the possibilities and interesting option files.

 

There are some open questions. Here a few ones:

 

- If we modify those files with notepad in windows 10, does the PK7 will read them?

 

- Is there si a way to make a complete backup (in case of deep failure)? Waht should be the size?

 

- How to remove or chnge the graphical shader (commonly super eagle)?

 

- How to force neogeo games to be in MVS or AES (to acces to some interesting options)?

 

- How to add our own game (e.g. Golden axe II)?

 

- Is it possible to add additional cores?

 

I think that this thread should be discussed in a new subject of this forum specific to this pandora key 7 system....

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Yep brilliant info thanks for helping. So my friend has a pandora 5s and now I have all these files does that mean I can help him upgrade to the pandora 7. Thanks again for all of the help

 

Be carefull, I think that the motherboard+CPU+GPU are not the same, so the backup should not be compatible....

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Il y a 5 heures, tatitomate a dit :

 

Be carefull, I think that the motherboard+CPU+GPU are not the same, so the backup should not be compatible....

 

I confirm, it is not compatible. 

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Thank you! It works perfectly!

 

A trick: use a high quality USB, because with one of my cheap USB the mouse was not working.

 

Now there are a lot of intesresting files. I have quickly see that there are some init files for options.

 

It would be interesting to enumerate the possibilities and interesting option files.

 

There are some open questions. Here a few ones:

 

- If we modify those files with notepad in windows 10, does the PK7 will read them?

 

- Is there si a way to make a complete backup (in case of deep failure)? Waht should be the size?

 

- How to remove or chnge the graphical shader (commonly super eagle)?

 

- How to force neogeo games to be in MVS or AES (to acces to some interesting options)?

 

- How to add our own game (e.g. Golden axe II)?

 

- Is it possible to add additional cores?

 

I think that this thread should be discussed in a new subject of this forum specific to this pandora key 7 system....

 

There are some open questions. Here a few ones:
- If we modify those files with notepad in windows 10, does the PK7 will read them?
To modify, I suggest (Notpad++)==>

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- Is there si a way to make a complete backup (in case of deep failure)? Waht should be the size?
With TWRP you can make a backup, but it is not complete, there is no games, just the system
- How to remove or change the graphical shader (commonly super eagle)?
You have to find the directory and modify the settings
- How to force neogeo games to be in MVS or AES (to acces to some interesting options)?
Sorry! I don't know
- How to add our own game (e.g. Golden axe II)?
You can add your games from usb or sdcard, it is more simple.
- Is it possible to add additional cores?
Yes, but I don't tryed

 

 

 

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En 15/2/2019 a las 20:40, sp0ke dijo:

 

There are some open questions. Here a few ones:
- If we modify those files with notepad in windows 10, does the PK7 will read them?
To modify, I suggest (Notpad++)==>

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- Is there si a way to make a complete backup (in case of deep failure)? Waht should be the size?
With TWRP you can make a backup, but it is not complete, there is no games, just the system
- How to remove or change the graphical shader (commonly super eagle)?
You have to find the directory and modify the settings
- How to force neogeo games to be in MVS or AES (to acces to some interesting options)?
Sorry! I don't know
- How to add our own game (e.g. Golden axe II)?
You can add your games from usb or sdcard, it is more simple.
- Is it possible to add additional cores?
Yes, but I don't tryed

 

 

 

Thank you for your help and interesting answer.

 

I have found how to add wallpapers in (/data/media/fw/wallpaper). My PK is now more beatiful!

 

I have found the confg files of retroarch and will try to changes some parameters. But the options are limited.

 

For adding games, most of the pandora key 7 does not allow to add directly 2D game via USB ('only' susport N64, PSP, PSX and DC). Do you have any alternative solution for adding 2d game via USB?

 

I have seen that the format are ***.2d and ***.3d for the included roms (roms+title+image or video). Do you have any idea on how generate those kind of files?

 

MY pause menu (which should be the retroarch menu) only hace the option EXTI and RESUME. Do you know how to add more options (such as SAVE STATES, CORE OPTIONS, ETC?) as in classical retroarch?

 

Finally, do you have seen an internet link with more details about the PK7 modification?

 

Thank you again.

 

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Thank you for your help and interesting answer.

 

I have found how to add wallpapers in (/data/media/fw/wallpaper). My PK is now more beatiful!

 

I have found the confg files of retroarch and will try to changes some parameters. But the options are limited.

 

For adding games, most of the pandora key 7 does not allow to add directly 2D game via USB ('only' susport N64, PSP, PSX and DC). Do you have any alternative solution for adding 2d game via USB?

 

I have seen that the format are ***.2d and ***.3d for the included roms (roms+title+image or video). Do you have any idea on how generate those kind of files?

 

MY pause menu (which should be the retroarch menu) only hace the option EXTI and RESUME. Do you know how to add more options (such as SAVE STATES, CORE OPTIONS, ETC?) as in classical retroarch?

 

Finally, do you have seen an internet link with more details about the PK7 modification?

 

Thank you again.

You're welcome ;)

 

For adding games 2d, you have to create a directory named "2d" and  an another named "roms", into you can put your

 

games 2d, neogeo, mame, fba to (zip) format.


I didn't found how changing the settings in the file : retroarch.cfg from directory 


 /data/media/0/Android/data/com.retroarch/files/


into this file you can see on line 801 where put the cores and line 365 where is the filter "SuperEagles.filt"

 

No I have not seen an internet link with more details about the PK7 modification? 

 

No I do not find how to add more options, like you I'm looking for how to do it.

 

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En 30/1/2019 a las 13:20, sp0ke dijo:

Hi,

 

The pandora key 7 has an android system with Retroarch, I think that backup is not compatible, but you can try it.

 

Below the link for the backup Pandrora Key 7 and RetroPan for pandora 6 et 6s

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Es posible poner el RetroPan en una Pandora Box 5 original??

lo he intentado y no enciende ni por vga ni por hdmi

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hace 31 minutos, pepe dijo:

 

Es posible poner el RetroPan en una Pandora Box 5 original??

lo he intentado y no enciende ni por vga ni por hdmi

 

Creo que si PB 5+ y 6... LA 5 'simple' no lo sé...

 

Yo tengo un Pandora Key y parece que  tampoco funciona, estoy un poco disgustado...

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You're welcome ;)

 

For adding games 2d, you have to create a directory named "2d" and  an another named "roms", into you can put your

 

games 2d, neogeo, mame, fba to (zip) format.


I didn't found how changing the settings in the file : retroarch.cfg from directory 


 /data/media/0/Android/data/com.retroarch/files/


into this file you can see on line 801 where put the cores and line 365 where is the filter "SuperEagles.filt"

 

No I have not seen an internet link with more details about the PK7 modification? 

 

No I do not find how to add more options, like you I'm looking for how to do it.

 

 

Your are my heroe! Adding 2D games works!!!!

 

Despite the fact the seller tell me that it is not possible to add 2d games!!!

 

In fact PAndora Key 7=Pandora Treasure 3D= we can add 3d and MAME 2d games.

 

However, I have seen that only some MAME game are compatbile. And If they are compatible, they appear with the complete name. They are registered in the database of the emulator. For instance gs2.zip=Golden Axe 2... The name is automatically fullfiled. Very interesting...

 

Non MAME/FBA roms does not works... Additional core should be added... I have no info for doing that...

 

Modifying the retroarch.ini (some options, such that does not activate the filter or add keyboard shortcuts) seems not working... Maybe the used INI file is in another place? Does changes have affected your PK?

 

IF at any time you have additional info about how accessing deepwitch (changin game options), please give me the information.

 

I have tried to mount the unibios (see: 

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I will post later future experiments...

 

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Hi guys,

 

I have the Pandora treasure, and the 1080p resolution I think is an issue that make the pandora runs some 3d games slow, so...

 

there is a way to change the resolution to 720 ?

there is a way to activate image optimization to PSX games that is off ?

there is a way to lower resolution for 2d mame games to don't suffer game tearing ?

 

And.... there is a way to have a search game option or something that's help to find games ?????

 

I use the USB flash drive to add 2d and 3d games, it have a mame4all android and this support ramset 0.139u1.

Treasure and 7key have n64, DC,PSX PSP and naomi (atomiswave) emulator

 

I will try the twrp trick to change wallpapers ….

 

Thanks

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