M17 Setup Guide

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MinUI Setup Guide

This setup guide assumes you want to start from scratch, with a brand new branded SD card and you will be providing your own ROMs & BIOS files. We will be installing MinUI for this guide.

Head to the MinUI Github page here, and download the latest release – both the base & extras zip files.

Now, connect your branded SD card to your PC, I have a recommendation above. Download Rufus if you don’t have it already.

Open Rufus, and we’re going to format the SD card. Change boot selection to non bootable and you can rename the volume label if you’d like. Make sure File System is FAT32 or Large FAT32. Then click start and okay to any warnings.

When that’s done, extract the base zip file that we downloaded earlier. Then, copy the em_ui.sh file and the MinUI.zip files to the root of the formatted SD card.

Safely eject and pop it into your turned off M17. Turn it on. You should get a screen about installing MinUI and then you’ll see just a Tools option. Power off the device, and then eject the SD card and put it back into your PC.

Extract the extras zip file. Copy and paste all of the folders that you just extracted onto the root of the SD card (Bios, Emus, Roms, Saves etc.) Overwrite anything if it asks.

You’re done setting up MinUI! Follow the other steps for adding ROMs & BIOS files.

ROMs & BIOS files

Connect your SD card to your PC.

Head inside the Roms folder, and you should see a bunch of folders for all of the systems that the device supports.

It should be pretty self explanatory at this point, but you want to move your ROMs for each system into the corresponding system folder.

For BIOS, head to the Bios folder. For BIOS files, you’ll need the following:

  • MGBA: gba_bios.bin
  • PCE: syscard3.pce
  • PKM: bios.min
  • SGB: sgb.bios

For legal reasons, I can’t share where to obtain these files, but Googling the file name should help you find them.

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