Last updated: 04FEB2021
In today’s quick guide I will show you how to use cheats on a lot of today’s best retro handheld devices. This method will work on any number of RetroArch-capable systems, such as the RG351P or RG351M (or similar devices like the RGB10, OGA, RK2020), the Retroid Pocket 2, and even a hacked PS Vita.
Loading cheats when offline:
If you do not have internet access on your device, you can still load cheats offline. This only needs to be done one time.
First, go to this GitHub page and click on the green “Code” button, and select Download Zip. Download that file, and unzip it. Inside you’ll find a folder named “cht”, and within that, a bunch of game system folders. Grab the game system folders for the systems that you want to enable cheats for, and place those folders in the bios/cheats folder on your SD card (you’ll need to make the “cheats” folder yourself).
Open up RetroArch (without loading a game), then navigate to Settings > Directory > Cheat File, and then navigate to the bios/cheats folder, then select <Use This Directory>. To save this setting, go to Main Menu > Configuration File > Save Current Configuration. Now, whenever you try and load cheats, it will default to the bios/cheats folder to find your cheat files.