Leapster Explorer: Common Commands

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Here are some changes to the LX's default setup that will make your life more easy.



This will prevent the auto shutoff from kicking in, but you also lose a lot of normal LeapFrog specific functionality.


On Device

killall AppManager app CartManager


touch /flags/main_app

Start Different Application

This will allow you to start a different application other than the default LeapFrog application:

echo /path/to/your/app > /flags/main_app

Caution /LF/Bulk isn't guaranteed to be mounted when the start up script is run. If your app isn't found, rcS will remove /flags/main_app to restore the default on the next boot.

Developer Mode

This turns on telnet and ftp by default, and switches to a static IP address.

touch /flags/developer

If you still want to have the automatic private ip:

touch /flags/avahi

And if you want a speedy boot (this eliminates a 6 second wait timer):

touch /flags/no8sec

Removing USB-boot-mode auto-shutdown

When USB booting, the script /usr/bin/recovery runs. On line 8 of that script is an instruction to do a forced shutdown after 600 seconds.

To remove that annoyance, simply comment-out that line:

#( sleep 600; poweroff -f ) &


To remove the 2nd boot logo, comment out line 76 of /etc/init.d/rcS:

#imager /dev/layer0 /var/screens/LEGAL.png

To remove the startup sound, comment out line 91 of /etc/init.d/rcS:

#oss -w /var/sounds/startup.wav & # & tim end "sounds/startup.wav" &

New Kernel Copy

This may brick your Explorer and make it require a usb boot so only do this if your brave.

nandscrub -e /dev/mtd2
nandscrub /dev/mtd2
nandwrite /dev/mtd2 /usr/kernel.cbf

mtd2 is where the kernel is stored