You may not have the need to install the complete firmware. If you are just looking to unlock the CPU, or just want root, you can do so with a simple firmware patch.

Installation Tutorial ( ROOT Tutorial )

The process is the same as installing firmware. So use this tutorial :

GPD XD+ ( Plus ): How to Install or Update Firmware ( Unbrick )

Make sure to choose the patch version that matches your firmware. If you can not find the version that matches, you may have to upgrade your firmware.

Load the patches up like you would the firmware. Load the "Scatter-loading" file included instead of firmware file in video. [ video time 2:03 ]

The only thing that will be available to flash will be the boot.img. Just make sure you have it selected and follow the tutorial. ( boot.img will be the ONLY file selected )

If you are using a patch with ROOT, make sure to install the attached MagiskManager.apk. It will have you install Magisk and you will be rooted.

You will not loose your data using these patches.

 

Firmware Patches

 


ROOT Patch

( Patched Boot ) - This is for people who do not want the unlocked kernel and are happy with stock speeds ( 1.7 GHz ) , but would like ROOT.

  • Root = YES
  • Unlocked Kernel = NO

Download “Root Patch - for Firmware v1.10” XD_Plus_Root_v1.10_01.zip – Downloaded 116 times – 11 MB


Unlocked Kernel without ROOT

( Patched Boot ) - This will set the CPU at its intended speed ( 2.11GHz ). This is for people who do not want to be rooted.

  • Root = NO
  • Unlocked Kernel = YES

Download “Unlocked Kernel Patch - for Firmware v1.10” XD_Plus_UnlockedKernel_v1.10_01.zip – Downloaded 51 times – 8 MB


Unlocked Kernel with ROOT

( Patched Boot ) - This will set the CPU at its intended speed ( 2.11GHz ). This is for people who do want to be rooted.

  • Root = YES
  • Unlocked Kernel = YES

Download “Unlocked Kernel Patch ( with ROOT ) - for Firmware v1.10” XD_Plus_UnlockedKernel_Rooted_v1.10_01.zip – Downloaded 267 times – 11 MB


 

7 thoughts on “GPD XD+ ( Plus ): Firmware Patches”

  1. Will u be updating soon? Keep up the great work. Love the patch boot. I just can’t understand why some of my apps disappear after rebooting. I’ve done everything in ur tutorial and when I make categories for my games icons on my main screen reboot…. it disappear

    1. That is kinda funny behavior. Don’t know why it would be doing that especially on just the patch. The patch only affects the boot.img partition of the XD+.

  2. I recently ordered an XD+ and I wonder, would the XD+ overheat if I unlock kernel? Should I stick with its locked CPU speed of 1.7 GHz and wait until I know it’s safe?

    1. I can answer your question. By activating the kernel and unlocking the 2.11ghz the gdd xd plus heats up a lot, so as to burn my fingers.

    2. I can answer your question. By activating the kernel and unlocking the 2.11ghz the gdd xd plus heats up a lot so much as to burn your fingers. I did the test by setting the options of epsxe at maximum with graphics to x4 and trying several games including ff 7,8,9 / suikoden 1-2 / digimon world 3 / the legends of dragoons and many others. Same thing with ppsspp. The performances increase exponentially because the fps were stable even with the acceleration activated as opposed to the 1.7ghz. Staying with the 1.7ghz you have to decrease the parameters but you will have the body of the device warm and not hot as with the 2.11ghz

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