Much work has been performed in rescuing the Razer Forge and bringing its Cortex Store back online, and we’re happy to say that things are starting to move along! In this guide, we will show you how to boot TWRP recovery on your Razer Forge TV and then push the ouya_config.properties file to your device. This will allow you to access the Razer Cortex Store and the OUYA games and apps on your device.
- Boot the Forge into TWRP and mount the Data partition.
- Copy the ouya_config,properties file to “/data/local/tmp/ouya_config.properties”.
You’ll need this stuff to do the work:
- TV/Monitor & HDMI Cable
- USB-A to USB-A cable (male to male)
- Alternatively, if you have a computer that has USB-C, a USB-A to USB-C cable will suffice. We just need to plug one end to the Forge’s sole USB-A port and the other end to a machine running ADB/Fastboot
- Android Debugging Bridge (ADB) - Extract the files to a folder and note that location - You can use linux/mac instead if preferred, but this guide is written with Windows in mind.
- The Fastbootable TWRP recovery image for Razer Forge TV. You can download it from here.
- The ouya_config.properties file for Razer Forge TV. You can download it from here and save it in the same folder where you run ADB from.
- Connect the Forge via USB-A-to-USB-A cable (male-to-male) to your PC.
- Enable ADB Debugging as detailed in the “Fastboot Install Method (No Root Required):” section here
On your device, go into Settings → About and find the Build Number and tap on it 7 times to enable developer settings. Press back and go into Developer Options and enable USB debugging. From your computer, open a command prompt and type
- Open a command prompt or terminal window on your PC and enter the following command to reboot your device into fastboot mode:
adb reboot bootloader
- Once your device is in fastboot mode, enter the following command to boot TWRP recovery on your device:
fastboot boot fastbootable-twrp-pearlyn.img
- Your device should now boot into TWRP recovery.
- On your PC, enter the following command to start an adb shell session:
- In the adb shell, enter the following command to mount the data partition:
twrp mount data
- You should see a message saying “Mounting /data… Done”. If you see an error message, try to reboot your device and repeat the steps.
- To make the data partition writable, enter the following command:
twrp remountrw data
- You should see a message saying “Remounting /data as rw… Done”. If you see an error message, try to reboot your device and repeat the steps.
exitto exit the ADB Shell
- Enter the following command to push the ouya_config.properties file to your device:
adb push ouya_config.properties /data/local/tmp/ouya_config.properties
adb rebootto reboot your device.
- Your device should now reboot normally with the Razer Cortex Store enabled.