The manufacturer-provided Linux operating system for the Super Console X Max is an old, botched-up version of CoreELEC. If you want something more stable and up to date, it’s easy to install EmuELEC.
Note: this process will erase the contents of your SD card, which will include any ROMs and game saves. Back up accordingly.
- Download the latest -Generic.tar.gz install from the EmuELEC download page
- Download and install balenaEtcher for your operating system
- Insert your SD card
- Copy the bios folder from your SD card and store it in a safe place on your computer hard drive.
- Launch balenaEtcher, select the EmuELEC tar.gz, select your SD card (Make sure you select the correct SD card, not your computer’s hard drive!!). Start the imaging process!
- When the SD card imaging process is complete, eject your SD card from your computer. Re-insert it into the computer and find your newly minted EMUElec install!
- Navigate to the device_trees folder. Copy the file sm1_905x3_4gb.dtb to the root of the EMUELEC partition
- Rename the copied file to dtb.img
- Eject your SD card
- Insert the SD card into the Super Console X Max and power it on
- The operating system will install, and create a secondary partition with the remaining drive space for storing your ROMs and BIOS files.
- When the Super Console X Max reaches the main screen, press Start and navigate to Quit and Power Off to turn off the Super Console X Max
- Eject the SD card and re-insert it into your computer
- Copy the bios folder your stored above to bios folder on the new large partition on your SD card.
- Fill the different game system folders with ROMs for the games you want
- Eject the SD card from your computer and re-insert it into the Super Console X Max.
- Boot the console and you should now find your games!