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RetroN 5 Factory Reset Instructions | Windows & Linux

PostPosted: September 18th, 2014, 9:47 pm
by hikaricore
Note: It is recommended that you do not attempt this process unless directed to do so by Hyperkin or have no concern for the warranty or stability of your system. takes no responsibility for your fuckups. Keep in mind that this process may change and the info on THIS forum may become inaccurate.

Here's a direct link to to steps on Hyperkin's website:

I'll be mirroring the instructions in a PDF attachment below incase they are ever moved, however I will not be mirroring the links contained within unless the day comes that the files become unavailable. (unlikely).

Re: RetroN 5 Factory Reset Instructions

PostPosted: September 21st, 2014, 11:14 pm
by hikaricore
I've located Linux specific factory reset instructions here:

It is recommended you visit Hyperkin's website above for these steps as they may change.
I've quoted them here for archival purposes in the off change the site is ever down.

RetroN 5 Factory Reset Instructions using a Linux machine

Following is tested on an Ubuntu Installation, most other Linux’s or Posix machines should be similar

1. Download the File
2. wget ...
3. Extract from zip, using the following line
4. >unzip
5. Insert the SD card you are going to use into your Linux machine, the contents of the SD card will be completely overwritten so make sure there is nothing you don’t want to lose!

Find where the SD card is using one of the miriad of methods available to Linux users such as
6. lsblk
7. or
8. sudo sfdisk -l
9. are just two examples.
10. On my PC the SD card is drive sdd. Notice you may have other devices like sdd1 sdd2 etc. You should use the Physical drive which is just the letters without any trailing numbers. in my case that is sdd.
11. Now copy the boot image to the SD drive
sudo dd if=boot-recovery-SD-fullreset-v0.2.2.img of=/dev/sdd

Remembering to replace sdd with the correct drive letter of your SD card. Once finished remove the SD from your machine and insert into the Retron 5 and boot.

I love how badly numbered the above information is, which I have copied exactly.

Re: RetroN 5 Factory Reset Instructions | Windows & Linux

PostPosted: October 9th, 2014, 1:26 pm
by username
connect in maskrom mode by holding the reset pin on the back of the retron 5 and

using drivers here: ... 26#p132326 ... Batch-Tool

use the update.img from above

Re: RetroN 5 Factory Reset Instructions | Windows & Linux

PostPosted: November 7th, 2014, 7:04 am
by ctrc
I followed the steps for windows.
Once in Recovery Mode, I am not able to navigate the menu... I have the controller plugged to the usb port at the back (I tested with 2 controllers). Does the "wired controller" need to be on either on the other slots ? (meaning that I need a Super Nintendo controller).

It was the second time I booted the console. And it went to a loop on the Retron 5 Logo at the beginning... All I did the first time was to turn off the console at the "TV screen adjustment setting" screen.

Re: RetroN 5 Factory Reset Instructions | Windows & Linux

PostPosted: November 8th, 2014, 9:06 am
by username
Yeah try a nes super etc not the bluetooth one

Re: RetroN 5 Factory Reset Instructions | Windows & Linux

PostPosted: November 11th, 2014, 3:18 am
by ctrc
I did work with an old NES controller. I was able to navigate through the Recovery Menu and do a Factory Reset.
No more boot loop problem after that.
Thank you all for your help.