Windows 10 build 2004 vs. The China Xbox 360 receiver.

Or should it be “Windows 10 vs. the world?!?” build 2004 edition.

Back in April 2014 we published a little blog about this cheap Chinese receiver and how we managed to get it back online. Now, back then we were completely aware there was videos on YouTube, Forums, and other sources so such an article was nothing new even back then. As an end-user we found ourselves downloading from garbage share sites that only lead to either misleading links or infected files. It was at this time we used out blogging capabilities and power to make an official tutorial along with all software sources in one place. 190k downloads later, Yeah, we call it a success.

Fast forward to May of 2020, suddenly we were getting rained upon by users which were apart of the Microsoft partner program saying that the build 2004 version of Windows 10 disables their China Receiver. Common sense would be to direct those energies towards Microsoft and maybe they would fix the issue.

It appears that’s simply not the case. Read on if you wish to listen to my diatribe of corporate hate.

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Ouya support in the year 2020.

Support for Ouya android console that could in 2020.

We suppose if there is one truly cyberpunk thing about living in 2020 is the fascination of reviving decommissioned hardware from dead companies and continue to use it for our own personal entertainment. Technology that is no longer hindered by any company what-so-ever. Where does the Ouya fit into all of this? Well!

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Linux, ADB, Raspberry Pi, Ouya? Lineage? Really?

Linux ADB into your Ouya via the Raspberry Pi? With SSH even?!?! It’s more likely then you think!

With Razer finally pulling the plug on Ouya’s servers on June 25 of 2019. June 25, 2013, marks the birth date of the Ouya’s initial release (not bad for a console that was only designed to last for a few years). Users and preservationists have been scattering the net to find a way to keep these silver boxes running into 2019 and beyond. Of course, a lot of them have found our original Cyanogen blog entry.┬áThis article is helping people to this very day in getting rid of the Stock Ouya firmware and loading it with something that no longer requires Ouyas Authentication servers. For all of those which have come to our blog for help. Allow us to thank you for visiting this independent blog and hope that you found the answers you were looking for.

But as time progresses so does the way we think, the way we hack our android boxes. Read on if you want to know more.

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The Six Ouyas

Six Ouyas chilling on eBay – AS-IS.

It was brought to my attention that there was a guy on ebay selling a lot of six Ouyas as-is and I said “why not? let’s see whats going on with them”. And now I have officially received my Six Ouyas for parts on eBay. The final price I paid for six broken Ouyas was $14.00 + $24.99 S&H from Canada to the US Midwest. I thought it would’ve gone for a lot more, to be Honest but glad I got it for so low! Anyhow; Allow me to dig into these. As a repair tech, I am super excited about these and am very interested in how Ouyas break and to actually learn from some of these units in the hopes of helping others.

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Ouya Controller Wear and Tear

The slow destruction of an Ouya Controller after 1 year of moderate use.

I don’t think I would consider myself an aggressive gamer to really abuse the Ouya Controller. I have a total of 63 games loaded on my Ouya with over half of them being side-loaded emulators coupled with all of the things I learned in previous blogs about this consoles journey. Multiple times I have re-rooted this Ouya and even had to firmware reset it a few times as well. Throughout all of this, the controller is the real item that takes the beating in any game console. I know some of this will view my blog as being nitpicky however there are people who want to take care of their consoles and treat them with a fair amount of respect so that it can last a very long time. Read on if you want to know more or just want to take notes if you are buying a used Ouya Controller on the used market.

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Screen capture with Ouya.

Lets begin Screen Capture with the Ouya!:

This entry explains quickly how I do screen capture for my Ouya articles so that I could show you certain key features and configurations that I have run across over the short while I have been playing with this unit. screen capture from the Ouya requires no special software beyond the android development kits which are easily downloadable. And in a few commands you’ll be capturing your favorate screenshots from your Ouya console in no time!

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Ouya Support – Keyboards and Mice

What about hooking up keyboards and mice to play on the Ouya?

Ouya Support - Keyboards and MiceThe android operating system that Ouya is based on supports keyboards and joysticks with your Ouya natively. In fact, it’s far easier to use the internal browser for Ouya to go online with a keyboard and browser then using the keypad interface with the Ouya joystick. As for better game operation there’s only one game that is known that works very well and this is provided that your Ouya is already rooted which is the quake and doom collections by progger10 which allows you to bind mouse and keyboard control to the game effectively playing games on your android device as if you were on a normal desktop PC.

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