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Rootron5: How to root the Retron 5

Post by hikaricore » September 18th, 2014, 9:53 pm

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Re: Rootron5: How to root the Retron 5

Post by R9delta » September 22nd, 2014, 8:45 am

What rooting is leading to...

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Re: Rootron5: How to root the Retron 5

Post by dashv » September 29th, 2014, 2:34 pm

R9delta wrote:What rooting is leading to...

I'd really like to see Sega CD and TG-16 support. :)

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Re: Rootron5: How to root the Retron 5

Post by ceriux » May 1st, 2015, 11:05 pm

if anyone has actually rooted their retron 5 would you be willing to see if you could get one(or all) of these quake engines to run on your retron 5? for the quake engine to work you have to have the game files(pm me).

id really appreciate it. so far quake has ran on dos,modern windows, linux, and i think mac, psp, psvita, a calculator o.O quake on calc , and an oscilloscope O.O O.O. and of course android phones.

it would be nice to see if the retron could handle quake as well =D.

links to the different versions of android quake :

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Re: Rootron5: How to root the Retron 5

Post by thomas56 » March 15th, 2024, 1:50 am

To root the Retron 5, you'll typically need to use a rooting tool or software designed for the specific device. Ensure you have the correct firmware version for your Retron 5 model and follow the instructions carefully. Rooting may void your warranty and can be risky, so proceed with caution and make sure to back up your data before attempting. It's also a good idea to research the process thoroughly and seek advice from experienced users or forums for guidance. ... vel-chairs

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