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.
Pineapple Forest release notes
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
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
12 thoughts on “Guide: 351ELEC “Pineapple Forest” Update”
Would this work on the RGB10 Max?
Hi, unfortunately this is only for the Anbernic RG351 devices.
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!
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”)
awesome, thank you very much for the info and the quick reply!
I can no longer get button mapping for vertical games in working. Was trying your guide that worked before Pineapple Forest. Have you this problem. https://retrogamecorps.com/2020/10/29/rg351p-arcade-games-guide/#Button
Just started getting into this. Quick question
351MP do I need to flash both SD cards or just the smaller one when installing 351 elec?
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
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%.
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
i just noticed there is no update file in the GAMES partition of my 351P? Is there a way around this?
i´m trying to flash this SD card (https://www.amazon.com.mx/gp/product/B0749WVNYG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
And and the very end says validation fails, I have the kaspersky antivirus analizing first the file before validation ends, dunno if that might be something making noise. Hope you guys can help.