Android OS on Switch Ultimate Discussion Thread

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

  1. StarGazerTom

    StarGazerTom GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Cool stuff, thanks mate :)
     
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  2. Peabutt

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    Yeah, once you've set up your controller start a game and then hit the "-" button and it should bring up a small menu, go to configure controls, then toggle controls, and then just toggle everything off. That should remove the on screen overlay.
     
  3. StarGazerTom

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    Sorry to bother again, but where do I change keyboard's? Tried looking everywhere but not seeing any options. Installed the app, but no app in menu so it must be hidden somewhere?
     
  4. hippy dave

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    When you have keyboard open, there should hopefully be a keyboard icon on the right side of the navigation bar, that you can use to switch between keyboards. But first you might have to activate the new keyboard - go to Settings, System, Language & Input, and Virtual Keyboards, and make sure it's enabled. It's around there anyway, I'm looking at EMUI on my phone rather than the closer-to-stock settings on Switch android.
     
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  5. StarGazerTom

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    there we go, got it! Some button actions missing but does the job :) Cheers mate!
     
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  6. QuarterLife

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    I'm sorry you have such poor imagination.

    I'm using it to play the best PC game ever made (Half-Life 2) on my Switch, as well as Metal Gear Rising and Portal. There's also a huge number of emulators for Android that are in a much more mature state than the ones running on Switch's OS today.
     
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  7. SpaceJump

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    So is it ok to use an Android-configured-Micro SD card set up on one Switch and use it on a different Switch?
     
  8. Redbunnymoon

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    What do you think guys/girls?

    Is it possible to Boot Android like a Homebrew App without the need of a Computer/Laptop?

    Not yet but maybe in the future (like 3458?)
     
  9. username23bob

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    just get a jig and load the hekate payload
     
  10. AkGBA

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    If you're not using SXOS to boot, it should work, cause it's the same hardware. But I fail to see the goal.
     
  11. Redbunnymoon

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    oh boy, great answer
    Thanks for Nothing
     
  12. AkGBA

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    This comes back to Switch hacking. There's no way for now and in the foreseeable future to boot homebrew / alternative OSes without injecting a payload on most of the non-patched switched.
     
  13. Redbunnymoon

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    Thanks for that good answer
     
  14. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I want to make a complete image of my SD card with installed and configured emulators and give it to my brother so he can use it on his Switch.
     
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  15. jan2705

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    hey, does anyone know how to change wifi regulatory domain to enable wifi-channel 13?
     
  16. AkGBA

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    As long as his switch is hackable too, it should work.
     
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  17. SpaceJump

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    Are the analog sticks of the Joycons supposed to work? They work in menus, but not in-game, e.g. in Dolphin.
     
  18. 1NOOB

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    Inside My Head...
    any idea why i dont have root acces ?
     
  19. HulkWogan

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    Easiest way for me personally is to use Rekado for android phone after a change of microSD, its no more than a 2 minute process from start to finish.
     
  20. ElLelos

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    Yes... because on stock there is no root:) you have to install/flash magisk over TWRP. After that, everything should be fine
     
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