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Howto’s and Tips

Hints and Tips

What do the buttons do?

  • Power (Left)
    Will shutdown your RetroPie box
  • Reset (Right)
    Use to power up your RetroPie after a shutdown
    Can also be used if a Bad ROM freezes the Pie

Automatically add ROM’s from USB

  • (ensure that your USB is formatted to FAT32)
  • first create a folder called retropie on your USB stick
  • plug it into the pi and wait for it to finish blinking(or if no LED give it a minute)
  • pull the USB out and plug it into a computer
  • add the roms to their respective folders (in the retropie/roms folder)
  • plug it back into the raspberry pi
  • wait for it to finish blinking
  • refresh emulationstation by pressing F4, or choosing quit from the start menu

Where to grab the latest software update

Common Faults

No Boot after changing settings

When you have the sdcard in your PC you should see a drive with the files:

  • initrd.img-3.4.113-RetrOrangePi–sun8i
  • KERNEL
  • script.bin
  • script.bin.bak
  • and so on…

On the readable drive (Partition).

Rename script.bin to script.bad

Rename script.bin.bak to script.bin

Unit should now boot with previous configuration.

Other Issues or questions

If you require any further support or have any other questions please post in our Forums, one of our staff or a knowledgeable forum member will be able to help you out.