EZ-FLASH OMEGA USER MANUAL

This document will be updated frequently with software updating

The author's native language is not English. There may be grammatical errors in the document. We have done our best to translate and correct.

The current document applies to kernel 1.04

Before everything starts

We want to let you know EZ-FLASH OMEGA uses a new save technology that is different from the battery save used in previous products.

This technology requires you to slightly change the traditional usage habits, just wait a bit after saving, so that data can be written to MicroSD.

We hope this little inconvenience will not cause too much trouble for your experience.

After all, no battery is needed to save data. Never worry about losing save data due to dead battery.

First step

Please visit the download section on the official site.

http://www.ezflash.cn/download

There are kernel, thumbnails pack, cheat library for EZ-FLASH OMEGA.

Download files.

Format your MicroSD card with proper format and suggested cluster.

card size ≤ 2 GB    FAT/FAT16   32KB
card size ≤ 32 GB   FAT32       32KB
card size ≤ 128 GB  exFAT       32KB or Larger 

Or you can use the Official SD card formatter to do it automatically. Click here to download

Extract the package to the root folder of MicroSD card. Please note that when decompressing, do not use extract to folder to avoid folder nesting.

Confirm there have two folders which named IMGS and CHEAT and a file name EZKERNEL.BIN on the root folder.

Copy you game roms to MicroSD card.

Update the kernel

Under normal circumstances, the firmware and kernel on the card which the user received from dealer are not the latest version, so they need to be upgraded.

Once you have the EZKERNEL.BIN file on the root folder. You can update the kernel by press R key and power up the console. The system will boot up after the update process done. The kernel version is displayed on the upper right corner of System Setting. DO NOT TURN OFF THE POWER WHEN UPDATING!!

If the firmware version is lower than kernel contained, it may need to update automatically. The new firmware needs the game console reboot to take effect. DO NOT TURN OFF THE POWER WHEN UPDATING!!

Basic Operation

  1. Press L and R toggle between SD Card/NORFLASH/System interface/Help

  2. Press A on game to popup launch menu.

  3. Press or in launch menus to select different launch option, press A again to confirm. Press B to dismiss launch menu.

  4. Press and to turn the page in file browser.

Hotkeys

Hotkeys only work in SD Card tab.

Recent played games list

Press START in SD Card tab will popup Recent played games list.

Toggle game thumbnails

In SD Card tab, press SELECT to toggle the game thumbnail. The thumbnail load speed is heavily depending on the microSD card speed.

Multiboot

In SD Card tab, press A to popup the launch menu, highlight the CLEAN BOOT, then press L+A to use Multiboot.

Multiboot will launch a game with GBA bios loaded. It is generally used for link play or connecting to some accessories.

Delete file

In SD Card tab, select a file and press L+START will popup a windows to confirm deleting a file. Use it at your own risk.

Launch menu on SD card

CLEAN BOOT

Launch the game without any function.

BOOT WITH ADDON

Launch the game with functions which enabled in system.

WRITE TO NOR CLEAN

Write selected game to NORFLASH without any function.

WRITE TO NOR ADDON

Write selected game to NORFLASH with functions which enabled in system. Cheat must selected before write and not changeable after be written.

SAVE TYPE

This option is usually used with fan translated games, most of them are patched to other save mode instead original save type, it will cause AUTO mode failed to identify the correct save mode. Once you encounter the save issues when playing fan translated games, please use and to toggle the save type.

Under normal circumstances just leave it in AUTO.

CHEAT

This function only works with the CHEAT folder which you download the cheat library and extract it on the microSD.

The CHEAT option will be visible if there is a correspond cheat file in the cheat library.

Press A to enter cheat selection interface.

Use and to select cheat item, Press A to toggle.

Use and to turn the page.

Press B when cheat selection is completed.

The highlight will be stopped on the BOOT WITH ADDON option, Press A to launch game with cheat.

Press L + R + START when playing game to popup in-game menu.

Select CHEATON and press A to enable cheat.

Select CHEATOFF and press A to disable cheat.

The cheat library is collected from the Internet, we provide it only for the convenience of the users. It may have the wrong cheat code which cause cheating fail or game crash.

User can put a cht file which have same file name with game into CHEAT folder to override the cheat library.

mario.cht     <==>     mario.gba

NORFLASH

DIRECT BOOT

Launch game, if game was written by WRITE TO NOR ADDON, it will equal BOOT WITH ADDON

DELETE

Select the last game in the list and choose this option will delete the game from NORFLASH, otherwise a warning will be occurred.

FORMAT

Erase the whole NORFLASH completely. it will cost 4 minutes to be done. use it with caution. DO NOT TURN OFF THE CONSOLE POWER WHEN FORMATTING, IT WILL DAMAGE THE NORFLASH.

In Game Menu

When playing game with BOOT WITH ADDON, press L + R + START can active the in game menu, the menu contents are depended on which functions enabled in the system. Press and to select function, press A to confirm. The hotkey can be change in system.

RESET

Reset game immediately to the kernel interface.

If only RESET enabled in system, the in game menu hotkey will be the RESET hotkey

SAVE

Save the games states to the RTS folder on SD card.

LOAD

Load the games states from the RTS folder on SD card.

CHEATON

Enable the selected cheat items.

CHEATOFF

Disable the the selected cheat items.

System

The card firmware and kernel are displayed on the upper right corner.

Use and to select option, press A to confirm.

TIME

Use and to select time elements, and change the value, select OK and press A to save the time.

ADDON

Use to select options, press A to toggle them, select OK and press A to save.

Since the 1.04 kernel, check the save-states solely (other items are not checked) to enable the new save-states mode without invoking the in-game menu, and the compatibility is higher. When this feature is activated, the following sleep hotkeys and menu hotkeys become the save and load hotkeys for the save-states.

LANGUAGE

Use and to select language, press A to save.

FAST PATCH ENGINE

This option is enabled in default under normal circumstances. unless you want to use BOOT WITH ADDON with fan translated rom or other heavily modified rom.
Turn off this option will turn to use the manual patch engine. The patching time will be increased.

SLEEP KEY

Press this hotkey will turn the console in sleep mode when playing game.

Press SELECT + START to wake up the console. This hotkey is unchangeable.

Use and to select, and change the key, select OK and press A to save. DO NOT USE OPPOSITE KEY IN SAME TIME, LIKE UP AND DOWN.

Consider the console is still draining the battery in sleep mode. we suggest use the save states and turn off console.

ADDON KEY

This is the in game menu hotkey, also the reset hotkey if only RESET enabled.

Use and to select, and change the key, select OK and press A to save. DO NOT USE OPPOSITE KEY IN SAME TIME, LIKE UP AND DOWN.

GAME RTC

If you are not playing RTC games, you can turn off this function to reduce more power consumption. unticked=off

Help

Here are some of the features shortcut keys and a qrcode which is linked to this document.

IMPORTANT NOTE

  1. Please wait at least 2-3 seconds after in-game save behavior, then power off the game console or reset game. Because the cache mechanism of NAND on microSD needs time to write data properly. Turn off the console or reset game too fast may cause your save data lost because writing process interrupted. The GBC/NES emulator also need to wait 2-3 seconds after you press L + R, this operation will call up a save action, same theory as above. wait some time then choose exit.

    error code
    1  game rom error
    2 saver folder error
    4 save file error
    5 create file error

    Fast turn off console or reset game when saving and fast exit emulator will cause the data damaged and microSD card FAT error. that's why you encounter the error code above.

    You can use disk-scan application to fix the microSD card, or format it again.

    The best way is counting one to five in your mind after saved the game, then turn off game console or reset game.

    Which conditions need the counting?

        Saved in the game
        Saved game states
    Press L + R in emulator before exit
  2. Sound turn to noise after load game states: The sound register of GBA hardware is write only, it can not be saved and restored. Change a scene should get the sound normally. But there are some game exceptions, the sound will never return to normal. This is a limitation of the GBA hardware itself and it is not a defect of this product.

  3. Please use the press L+R then exit option in emulator to keep the saver which you saved in game, instead of shutting down directly after saved game in emulator.

  4. Starting from kernel 1.04, the battle field auto-save in the Fire Emblem series are removed, please use manual battle field save and chapter save point.