Last updated: 12JAN2021
I’m excited to show off a new fork of EmuELEC, called 351ELEC, which is designed specifically for the RG351P. This firmware incorporates the most recent release of EmuELEC and also has a FAT32 “Games” partition which allows you to drag and drop ROM files directly onto your SD card. Like with ArkOS, 351ELEC is a more feature-rich and user-friendly operating system than the stock firmware.
Installing this firmware couldn’t be easier. Visit this GitHub page and download the latest release (it will be in img.gz format). Be sure to unzip the file; you can technically flash it when zipped, but several people have run into issues that way. So just unzip/decompress it first.
- For Win32 Disk Imager (PC), select the .img file by clicking the folder icon under “Image File”, and navigating to wherever your stored it during the previous section. Click the “Write” button, and wait for it to write the image to your new microSD card.
- For ApplePi-Baker v2 (Mac), select your new microSD card in the “Select Disk(s)” window. Click the “Restore” button and navigate to your backup .img file. The file will then write to your new microSD card.
Once you have flashed the image to your SD card, plug it into your RG351P and turn the device on. The system will create and expand a new partition for you, then reboot. Once you’re in the operating system, you can power down the device and plug the SD card back into your PC or Mac. Now you’ll see a new partition, called “Games”, which will be full of folders named after all the systems that 351ELEC supports. Drag your ROM files into those respective folders.
One thing to note is that the “bios” folder is empty. You’ll need to add the appropriate bios files for the systems that need them (here is a comprehensive list that also includes the location and required name for each bios file. Alternatively, you could take the bios folder from your original SD card and add it to this new SD card (more info here).
- The WiFi FTP login credentials are now:
- username: root
- password: 351elec
- The developer has created a “To-Do Tracker” so you can see what features and functions are planned for this operating system.
- This operating system has its own Discord channel, so if you run into any issues, be sure to check there!
- For more information on getting set up, check out the Getting to Know 351ELEC and Supported Emulators and Ports pages.