Guide: 351ELEC “Pineapple Forest” Update

Let’s look at the latest update for the 351ELEC custom firmware, available now for the Anbernic RG351P, RG351M, RG351V, and RG351MP devices. In this video I’ll guide you through the installation (or update) process, and some of the new features they’ve added, such as custom bezels, save state management, standalone N64 emulation, and more.

Supported devices:
Anbernic RG351P
Anbernic RG351M
Anbernic RG351V
Anbernic RG351MP

351ELEC Wiki
351ELEC Discord
351ELEC Github
Balena Etcher

Pineapple Forest release notes

Timestamps:
00:00 introduction
01:16 featured updates
02:39 update process
03:41 installation process
08:06 firmware orientation
09:54 save state management
10:49 configuration options
13:16 shaders and filters
15:01 misc tips & tricks
17:13 PortMaster guide
20:05 summary & conclusion

128GB SanDisk Ultra and Samsung EVO Select microSD cards

For the RG351P and RG351M devices, you will only need one SD card, which will hold your operating system and game files. For the RG351V and RG351MP devices, you will need two cards: a smaller (16GB) card to hold your operating system, and a larger card for your game files.

In general, I recommend the cards listed below, in order or preference. The prices fluctuate all the time, so keep an eye out for deals. In general, I would expect to pay $20 for a 128GB card and $30 for a 256GB card. A 128GB card will allow you to load just about EVERY 8-bit and 16-bit game out there, all of the arcade games that work, and quite a few PS1, PSP, Dreamcast, and Sega CD games (those systems have the largest file sizes). A 256GB card will allow you to store even more of those larger games.

16GB cards: 
SanDisk Ultra  
SanDisk Industrial (more reliable but pricey)

128GB cards:
SanDisk Extreme
Samsung EVO Select
Samsung Pro Endurance (more reliable but pricey)
SanDisk Ultra

256GB cards:
Samsung EVO Select
SanDisk Ultra

11 thoughts on “Guide: 351ELEC “Pineapple Forest” Update

  1. Hi Russ,
    great tutorial as always, thanks a lot for all your hard work!
    I have a totally different question though:
    Could you please tell me the name of that awesome 80s font (or fonts) you use in this video and others? The one for the “351 ELEC” headline and also the one for the “Pineapple Forest Update”. They look so great.
    Thanks in advance!

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    1. Hi Markus, the fonts in the beginning of the video are:
      Dream MMA (for the “351ELEC”)
      DymaxionScript (for the “Pineapple Forest”)

      At the end of the intro, my main title fonts are:
      Monoton (for the “351ELEC”)
      Hey November (for the “Pineapple Forest Update”)

      Have fun!

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  2. After pineapple update, I have nothing but trouble getting Cpa (capcom arcade) to work. That’s because pineapple no longer detects the cps folder

    I tried putting the cps Roms in fbneo as suggested, but it keeps complaining the rom is known, but rom set is wrong. Just feel too much headache to be worth it and tempted to go back to the older version.

    Any suggestions? Thanks

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  3. Is it just me or is this update power-hungry? It seems to consume battery much faster than before. Maybe it is due to the use of retroachievement? It seems to physically feel warmer too. Playing snes for less than an hour drops the battery from 90% to 74%.

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  4. It seems on ppsspp when i go to use cheats it doesn’t seem to work at all unless I’m doing something wrong but they never seem to load up, I never had this issue on the previous version or I need to update something for them to work again

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