Flashing Recalbox on a CM4 with eMMC for GPI Case 2
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Flashing Recalbox on a CM4 with eMMC for GPI Case 2

Welcome to the guide to flashing Recalbox to Compute Module 4 (CM4) with eMMC for GPI Case 2. This procedure will allow you to enjoy the retro gaming experience with Recalbox on a compact integrated system. Make sure you have all the required items before you begin.

Materials required:

  1. Compute Module 4 (CM4) with integrated eMMC storage.
  2. GPI Box 2 .
  3. A computer with Raspberry Pi Imager installed.
  4. Micro USB-C cable for connection to CM4.

Steps to Flash Recalbox on CM4 with eMMC using RPI BOOT and Raspberry Pi Imager:

Step 1: Downloading Recalbox for CM4 (Optional)

  1. Go to the official Recalbox website: https://www.recalbox.com/ .
  2. Go to the download section and select the version of Recalbox compatible with CM4.

Step 2: Connecting the CM4 to the GPI Case 2

  1. Make sure the CM4 is properly inserted into the GPI Case

Step 3: Using RPI BOOT for USB mass storage mode

  1. Download then install RPI BOOT (https://github.com/raspberrypi/usbboot/raw/master/win32/rpiboot_setup.exe)
  2. Run RPIBOOT as administrator on your computer.
  3. Connect the GPI Case 2 to a USB port for flashing the eMMC on your computer.
  4. Wait for the RPIBOOT command console to react and detect the CM4.

Step 4: Flashing Recalbox with Raspberry Pi Imager

  1. Launch Raspberry Pi Imager on your computer.
  2. Select “Choose OS” and choose “Recalbox”.
  3. Click "Choose SD Card" and select the CM4 (should appear as a storage device).
  4. Click “Write” to flash Recalbox directly to the CM4.

Step 5: Final configuration with GPI Case 2

  1. Once flashing is complete, turn off the GPI Case 2 using the top ON/OFF button.
  2. Unplug the case from your computer.
  3. Restart your future console via the ON/OFF buttons on the case. (this step may take a few minutes at first start)
  4. Configure Recalbox to your preferences using the GPI Case 2 buttons and controls.

Conclusion :

Congratulations ! You have successfully flashed Recalbox on the Compute Module 4 integrated into the GPI Case 2. Now enjoy your favorite retro games on this compact and user-friendly system. If you have further questions, check out the resources provided by the manufacturer or the Recalbox community. Have fun !

If, however, you encounter difficulties, our team can help you. Leave us a message !