CI Pad – boot cycle: how it happens and how to fix it.

Some of you may have experienced or heard about the CI Pad turning on and shutting down again before the operating system even loads completely. Or similar erratic behavior. In 99,9% of cases it is caused by the silicone membrane covering the power button having moved out of place, which causes false (unwanted) power button presses. That typically happens by sliding over the button with your glove, rather than simply pressing the button. No matter how that happened, all you need to do is re-seat the membrane covering the buttons, so that it stops making unwanted button presses.
For as long as the power button is being pressed, it causes the CI Pad to boot up (start), but since it keeps being pressed, it forces the CI Pad to shut down again in a few seconds. If you keep this boot cycle happening long enough, it will completely drain and possibly destroy the battery. If the battery is destroyed, you will not be able to charge the CI Pad again and it will appear to be dead. But in this case, it is only the battery that is dead – all else works just fine. Sadly, you cannot replace the battery yourself, so it is really a good idea to stop the boot cycle as soon as possible.
Now, how to stop the boot cycle. If the silicone membrane is visibly out of place and stuffed under the metal cover plate, try to use your finger nail to make out. If that does not work, you need to remove the metal cover plate, re-seat the membrane and put the metal plate back. You will need either Allen 1,3mm key or Philips PH00 (depending on which type of screw you have on your unit). If the membrane looks good but you are still getting the boot cycle, go straight to removing the metal plate and while you are at it, check that the buttons under the membrane are not oxidized or damaged, which could also be the cause of various problems (if all works, please leave the buttons alone. You know the famous grandfather’s rule: If it ain’t broken, don’t try to fix it;-).
For the rare case that your particular boot cycle is caused by something else (e.g. damaged operating system), just try to press the reset button (very small and not easily accessible button between volume up and power button) and contact support.

Kurviger workaround (fix for CI Pad v4 and v4b)

Applicable to Kurviger version 3.0. and up:

Video tutorial here:


Before you begin:

  1. Make sure battery is charged to at least 50%, but we recommend connecting to USB wall charger to make sure you don’t run out of power in the middle of the process;
  2. A lot of data will be downloaded. It is recommended you connect to a fast WiFi before you begin. Do NOT change data connection during the process.
  3. The whole process will take about 15 minutes.

Step by step:

  1. Download this file in CI Pad storage (just open this page in the web browser on CI Pad and click on the link).
  2. The process will be easier, when you change your Home screen launcher from DMD to Lawnchair (it is pre-installed on CI Pad). Go to System settings, search for „home“, click on “Home app”, it takes to do default apps selection. Click on “Home app” again – change to Lawnchair. Through the same process you can change the home screen launcher back to DMD when you are done.
  3. Open Magisk. If you do not see Magisk in the list of installed apps:
    1. Long-press on home screen (after you enabled Lawnchair as your home screen launcher)
    2. Select “Home settings”
    3. Scroll to “App drawer”
    4. First line is “Hidden apps” – click and unselect Magisk.
    5. Go back to Homescreen and find Magisk in the overview of installed apps (swipe up on Home screen) – click on it to open.
  4. Navigate to the tab “Modules” (menu on the bottom on the right)
  5. Select “Install from storage”, navigate to “Downloads” and select the zip file downloaded in step 1
  6. Openwebview module will be installed and you will be prompted to select version of Webview you wish to install. Select Bromite (first default option – do not change it, just select it.
  7. Download of the payload will begin. It is a massive file, so it will NOT be instant.
  8. WARNING: you will not get download progress bar – just sit tight and let it do its magic. Depending on the quality of your data connection, it can take 15 minutes or more.
  9. WARNING: do not use CI Pad until the installation is complete – leave the installation screen as it is and just don’t touch it until it finishes. If the screen goes black (screen saver in case you disabled “Screen always on” in the Manager), don’t worry about it. You can revive the screen like you normally would by short-pressing power button.
  10. Once the download is done, you will get a prompt to reboot CI Pad – let it reboot.
  11. Download new Kurviger app.
  12. Enjoy😉

Controller support:

Make sure you use the latest Controller app version to be able to use our controllers with the new Kurviger app (Controller app v2.81 or newer).

For CI Pad users: you will need to update the Manager app first, before you will see this new Controller app update. Lowest possible Manager app version 5.2. If you do not see available update on the App Shelf in you current version of the Manager, check-back again later.

For Play Store version of the Controller app: if you do not see new version available for update at the time of publishing this guide (June 6, 2023), check again next day – it takes some time for an update to be published on Play Store.

Terrain Command ETA

Terrain Command will unfortunately take some time to complete production cycle. ETA is currently second half May