ONEXPLAYER 1S FAQ, Guides & Tips

Have you just got a ONEXPLAYER 1S? Here is your first stop for regularly updated guides, hints and tips on getting the most out of your ONEXPLAYER handheld gaming PC. Whether you have the ONEXPLAYER 1165G7 or 1185G7, or the ONEXPLAYER 1S 1195G7 model, this guide covers them all.

ONEXPLAYER 1S Video Playlist

We have many videos for the ONEXPLAYER 1S covering unboxing, reviews, gameplay videos and guides. You can view the playlist via YouTube here or below.

ONEXPLAYER 1S Video Playlist

What is the difference between ONEXPLAYER 1135G7, 1165G7, 1185G7 and 1195G7?

The only difference between the models are the processor used in the device. The ONEXPLAYER 1195G7 is the latest model.

1135G71165G71185G71195G7
PROCESSOR11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G711th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1185G7 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1195G7
MAX SPEED4.2 GHz 4.7 GHz4.8 GHz5.00 GHz
GPUIntel Iris Xe GraphicsIntel Iris Xe Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics
EXECUTION UNITS8096 96 96
MAX SPEED1.3Ghz1.3Ghz 1.35 GHz1.40 GHz
ONEXPLAYER 1135G7, 1165G7, 1185G7, 1195G7 Model Comparison

How to reset Windows on the ONEXPLAYER?

You can watch our video guide, or if you prefer a text version with images below

Video on how to reset windows on the ONEXPLAYER 1S

First you need to ensure that your ONEXPLAYER 1S battery is fully charged. 

The process to enter the Windows boot menu is as follows.

  • Switch on the ONEXPLAYER
  • When you see the logo, press the DESKTOP button and Volume + button together
  • This will display the boot menu.

The DESKTOP button is located here

ONEXPLAYER 1S Desktop button
ONEXPLAYER 1S Desktop button

And the Volume Plus button is located on the back and is the button closest to the top of the device.

ONEXPLAYER 1S Volume + Button
ONEXPLAYER 1S Volume + Button

Power on the ONEXPLAYER 1S using the power button on the back. And when you see the logo, press both the DESKTOP and VOLUME + button at the same time.

ONEXPLAYER 1S Boot Logo
ONEXPLAYER 1S Boot Logo – Press DESKTOP & VOL+ when you see this

If you missed the time to do it. You can power off the ONEXPLAYER 1S and try it again. Once you have the Windows boot menu displaying. Press and hold the Keyboard button for a second or two until it illuminates. 

ONEXPLAYER 1S Keyboard button
ONEXPLAYER 1S Keyboard button

The menu option you want to select is the UEFI OS (One-netbook PCI-E 1TB SSD). If you have replaced the SSD then the name or number may be different.

ONEXPLAYER 1S Boot Menu
ONEXPLAYER 1S Boot Menu

You can use the D-Pad to choose the correct menu option and then press the START button to continue. It will take a few moments for the software to load. The display will rotate to portrait, this is nothing to worry about. Once the software has loaded you will be presented with three menu options. Choose the one in the middle to start the reset process.

ONEXPLAYER 1S Resetting Windows
ONEXPLAYER 1S Resetting Windows

The reset process will now start. During this period, do not switch off the ONEXPLAYER.

Once the reset has completed. The ONEXPLAYER 1S will reboot and after a few moments you will be presented with the initial Windows set up menus.

ONEXPLAYER 1S Button Combinations

There are a few button and button combinations that perform useful functions and shortcuts on the ONEXPLAYER and ONEXPLAYER 1S 1195G7 models.

ONEXPLAYER 1S Button Layout
ONEXPLAYER 1S Button Layout

DESKTOP Button
Press once to return to the desktop. Press again to return to the last software that was opened.

Hold the Desktop button for two seconds to display the Xbox Desktop.

KEYBOARD Button
Press once to activate the on-screen keyboard. The LED will illuminate. Press again to close it.

Hold the Keyboard button for two seconds to activate the mouse function. The LED will illuminate. You can then use left analogue stick to move mouse cursor and A and B buttons as left and right mouse buttons respectively. The right analogue stick acts as a mouse wheel to scroll. Press and hold the Keyboard button for two seconds to return to normal joystick controls.

TURBO Button
Press the TURBO button to increase the TDP from 20W to 28W for a boost in performance. The LED will illuminate. Press again to return to 20W.

DESKTOP + KEYBOARD Buttons
Open Task Manager.

DESKTOP + TURBO Buttons
Take a screenshot. It is saved in your Pictures folder.

MUTE Button
Hold the MUTE button on the back of the ONEXPLAYER 1S for three seconds to activate Night Mode. In Night mode, the fans will run at a lower speed to reduce noise. Hold the Mute button again for three seconds to return to normal running mode.

ONEXPLAYER 1S Firmware & Drivers

You can find the latest firmware and drivers for the ONEXPLAYER 1S below. Unzip the archive and run the setup files for each.

Cardreader
Audio_2015.6.18_6.0.1.7541
boschaccelerometer
bt-phbtw12144_21.110.0.3g
chipset-10.1.18460.8229-public-mup
igfx_win10_100.9616
intel(r) pch chipset_init kit – tglpchlp_a0v11_b0v7
intel(r)_dtt_8.7.10400.15556
intel(r)gna_pvcandidate_02.00.00.1010
intel_(r)_csme_15.0.1.1345v4.2_b0_consumer
serialio_30.100.2013.5_pv_tgl-lp_20h1
tbt_dch_sw_rev75
wifi-phwfw01690_21.110.1.1_g

How to install RetroArch on ONEXPLAYER 1S

You can watch our video guide on how to install RetroArch for retro gaming on the ONEXPLAYER 1S, or if you prefer a text and image based version just below.

First you will need to download the RetroArch software. 

Open your browser and go to retroarch.com. You will see the Download menu option, choose this and scroll down a little. 

The nightly build is the latest (public) version, but has not been thoroughly bug-tested. Use at your own risk.
The nightly build is the latest (public) version, but has not been thoroughly bug-tested. Use at your own risk.

You will see an option to download Nightly which is the very latest version, but may have some bugs. Or Stable, which can be a slightly older version but should have no bugs. We recommend downloading the Stable version.

Once RetroArch has downloaded, click on the download to start the install.

Follow the prompts to proceed to install. You can optionally install DirectX if you already have it installed.

Setting up ROM Folders

Once the software is installed you can go ahead with setting up your ROM folders.

Make a new folder called ROMS and enter into it.

Next create a new folder for the system your ROMs are for, in this example we are using Genesis games.

You'll want a sub-folder for each platform you intend to use.
You’ll want a sub-folder for each platform you intend to use.

You can now copy your Genesis games to that folder. Repeat the process for any other systems and games you may have.

Loading RetroArch

When you are ready you can load the ONEXPLAYER 1S RetroArch software.

First launch of RetroARch on the ONEXPLAYER 1S
First Launch of RetroArch on the ONEXPLAYER 1S

You can use the ONEXPLAYER 1S controls to navigate the menus.

How to go full-screen in RetroArch

First, select settings...
First, select settings…

Firstly, you can make the Window full screen by going to Settings…. Then Video…. And then Fullscreen Mode. Then select Start In Fullscreen Mode and change it to ON. The software will restart and now be in full screen.

Then select video...
Then select video…
Select "Fullscreen mode"...
Select “Fullscreen mode”…

Installing RetroArch Cores

Next we want to install the emulators, known as Cores in RetroArch, for the systems you have games for.

Choose Main Menu…. then Online Updater… then Core Downloader…. This will give you a list of all of the supported gaming systems and Cores available to download.

How to add cores to RetroArch on ONEXPLAYER 1S
How to add cores (emulators) to RetroArch.

Navigate the list to your system, in this example we are downloading SEGA Genesis.

There may be multiple cores available for your system. Pick one and give it a try, you can always download and try another later.

Selecting a core in RetroArch on ONEXPLAYER 1S
Different cores will perform differently in different games. They’re free to download, so try as many as you wish!

Download any cores that you need for the systems you have games for.

Scanning for your games

Next we need to add your games to the software so that you can access them without using any frontends.

Depending on the size of your screen, you might need to scroll down first.
Depending on the size of your screen, you might need to scroll down first.

From the main menu, scroll down to Import Content…. Then Scan Directory.  This will bring up a list of your drives and folders. Navigate to your ROMs folder created earlier.

Then choose the Scan This Directory option.

Scanning directory in RetroArch on ONEXPLAYER 1S
Depending on the number of games, scanning could take literally seconds, up to multiple minutes.

It will now proceed to scan the folders for recognised games and add them. Depending on how many games you have, this may take a few seconds to far longer. A progress bar will show to indicate the time.

Loading a game

Once it has completed, return back to the main menu.

Scroll down the menu and below Explore you will now see any new Systems that were found in the scan. Choose a system and it will now show any games it found.

Showing the available games for the chosen system
Showing the available games for the chosen system

Choose a game and it will display a new menu. Select Run and it will then display a list of available Cores which can run the game. Select a Core and then Run to start the game.

Choose a Core to run the game
Choose a Core to run the game

You can set up Core Association with systems to skip having to choose one.

Choose Run to start the emulator and game
Choose Run to start the emulator and game

Select Run to start the emulator and enjoy some Retro Gaming!

How to extend the ONEXPLAYER Battery Life?

There are a few steps you can take to help extend the battery life on ONEXPLAYER. Some of these may decrease system performance when used. So if you notice games running slower than before for example, you can revert the changes.

Windows Power Mode

The quickest and easiest way to extend the battery life is through Windows Power Mode. Click on the battery icon on the task bar and you can move the slider from left to right from Battery Saver to Best Performance.

ONEXPLAYER 1S Windows Power Mode
ONEXPLAYER 1S Windows Power Mode

Switch off WiFi and Bluetooth

If you are not online or using any Bluetooth peripherals then switching of WiFi and Bluetooth are great for extending battery life.

Airplane Mode

To quickly and easily switch off everything you can simply put the ONEXPLAYER into Airplane Mode.

  • ONEXPLAYER 1S Airplane Mode

    Click the notification icon. And then click on the Airplane Mode to enable/disable it. This will switch off both WiFi and Bluetooth.

Switch off Bluetooth

  • ONEXPLAYER 1S Bluetooth

    Click the notification icon. And then click on the Bluetooth icon to switch it off/on.

Switch off WiFi

Click on the notification icon, then choose Network. Click on WiFi to disable it. You can set when to re-enable WiFi from the following menu.

Change the screen brightness

ONEXPLAYER 1S Screen Brightness

Click the notification icon. You can move the screen brightness slider from left to right to decrease and increase the brightness.

Change the ONEXPLAYER TDP

You can lower the ONEXPLAYER TDP to reduce the devices power usage and heat generated at the cost of overall performance. We will cover this in the guide soon.

DaveC
Bringer of videos, text and images! AKA the social media guy at DroiX. Massive retro gaming fan and collector, with a far too large collection of consoles and computers from 1970's to modern.

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