Android OS on Switch Ultimate Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by LightyKD, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. TR_mahmutpek

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    I wonder how Asphalt 9 will be? :D
     
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  2. Xuman

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    It's great to have ideas and whatnot but claiming that something has a "high" chance of happening (games, emulators, homebrew, anything really) without basis for it is simply wishful thinking. Not saying thats a bad thing or its impossible, just saying i wouldnt give hype to something without reasonable info to back up the possibility of it coming to fruition. (See Smash Bros. Character Rumors).

    That aside, i could see some android apps working fine on the switch since its also a tablet. but GPS games (pokemon go) would be out
     
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  3. TerraPhantm

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    The dock should be able to handle 4k. It uses an STDP2550 which can handle 4k30. Alternatively I wonder if we could just use a displayport to usb-c cable if using a different OS altogether.
     
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    So let me get this straight and please correct me if I'm wrong. A total of 3 partitions?
    1) for Switch software
    1) for the Android OS (2GB)
    1) for the User's Data?

    Should be interesting. I need to buy a 200GB card soon lol!
     
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  5. bylaws

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    Yeah, you should only really need a 32gb SD to have a decent amount of space for apps though
     
  6. guily6669

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    I don't think the USB-C in the Switch would have enough bandwidth for 4K 60fps, I think I heard there's a newer version with more bandwidth able to do it, but I might be mistaken...
     
  7. bylaws

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    Nope, the stdp2550 can't handle 4k, check the data brief

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    The switch supports dual lane display port in hardware, that has more than enough bandwidth
     
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  8. bobdamnit

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    Any particular reason you chose AndroidTV over stock Android? Just curious.
     
  9. mattytrog

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    Only just jumped on thread. What's it using? Pixel c blobs?
     
  10. LightyKD
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    My Android games collection alone pushes past 32 gigs. I was using roughly 200 on the OUYA. Also my Switch saves and digital games are almost filling up my 64 GB card. If I'm going to have everything that I care about on one card. 200 GB is probably the minimum.
     
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  12. bylaws

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    well after getting most stuff booting I've switched to normal android as TV seems to have issues with building in aosp.
    Nouveau and mesa, but pixel c blobs might also work
     
  13. Milenko

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    So you can just use Atmosphere's reboot to payload to load it?
     
  14. guily6669

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    According to Digital foundry they claim Switch uses USB C 3.1 outputting max 10gbps enough for 1080p or 4K 30 FPS only (basically outputting only in hdmi 1.4)...

    Now there's USB C 3.2 capable of 4k 60fps output (20gbps of outpout bandwidth, basically going to hdmi 2.0) which is probably a must have 4 a new Switch revision as it's totally the same connector completely compatible with anything they have...
     
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  15. TerraPhantm

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    http://www.megachips.com/products/displayport/STDP2550

    Under features:
    • Max video resolution 4K2K 30Hz

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    It’s not using the usb protocol to transmit video. There are dedicated DisplayPort pins on the connector.
     
  16. bylaws

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    1. That's odd, the databrief PDF mentions nothing of 4k yet that page does.
    2. Yeah
     
  17. TerraPhantm

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    It mentions 2.97gbps per data link which would be consistent with HDMI 1.4, which does support 4k30
     
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  19. kevin corms

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    Oh thats too bad, going hdmi 1.4 and trying to get 4k 30 working can be a pain depending on your setup.
     
  20. bylaws

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    That guy was wrong, switch muxes between lanes and doesn't actually use usb proto.
     
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