PicoPix Max Tips/Tricks/Hacks/Mods

Please share Tips/Tricks/Hacks/Mods for PPM.

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I’ll share the first one: click 6 times (press OK) on the software version in settings->About to open the hidden default android settings menu. It’s useful first and foremost to connect to WiFi if the settings app is bugging out.

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Waow, cool first tip !
Very good to know.

Have you others as useful as this one ?

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Is there a way to boot recovery mode or fastboot?
In case that, you mess the system and make it unbootable. Recovery mode can be used to factory reset.

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Looks like the instructions you need are here…

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Or for future reference, you can boot into the stock recovery (for factory reset) as follows:

  • turn the projector completely off (e.g. long-hold the power button)
  • make sure there is nothing in the USB-A port
  • insert a pin into the ‘recovery’ pinhole. Two pinholes are one the side of the PPM; recovery is the one closest to the usb-c port (the other is a hard reset)
  • while pressing the button inside this pinhole, power on the projector with the power button. Release the power button, then release the pinhole.
  • You should get a screen with a robot, and the text “no command”. This is the stock recovery.
  • Press the ‘power’ button, and while holding it press ‘volume up’ on the device. This should bring you in the recovery menu.
  • You can navigate the menu with the volume keys, or the remote control via IR.
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Please can you post a picture of it?? … also another one for the Factory reset pinhole for future reference.
I’m still waiting for my PPM so … it’s very easy to forget…

Rino

Mount /system let me assume I can access a shell some how? serial terminal at /dev/usb…?
yeb usb-c power port gives you /dev/tty.usbserial-1410 and /dev/cu.usbserial-1410

Is Android Recovery same on android devices? Where can I read the basics about android stuff (not linux basics)
edit: okay It seems to be pretty well known

You cannot do much with the built-in recovery except the factory reset. Basically what it needs to do.

Fyi: The serial interface is only available via pins on the PCB. The serial interface in power USB-C is connected to the USB-C video translator chip, not the main system. ADB will not work since the USB-A is in host mode by default, and needs to be switched to gadget mode.