Android OS on Switch Ultimate Discussion Thread

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

  1. Xen0

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    Haven't tested this yet, but can you reboot into payload? Would be nice to switch between CFW/android without an Laptop.
     
  2. ElLelos

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    Nope. Actually your only ways are::
    -Push Payload via PC
    -Via Dongle(SX-Pro ect)
    -Via Android-Phone/Tablet (my favorite)
     
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  3. hippy dave

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    Not yet, but is planned.
     
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  4. 1NOOB

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    any way to reboot to hekate ? like on horizon restart bring me to the nyx , like add a command with the shutdown . idk , im not that savvy . like rekado that act on the device itself .
     
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  5. hippy dave

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    Same question as above, same answer = not yet.
     
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  6. 1NOOB

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    yeah i saw it too late sorry xD
     
  7. Phoenixrite

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    yep ADM is a playstore app, i dont believe we are at the point of accessing usb sticks from the dock via android, I could be mistaken though, SXOS allows mass storage via the dock but this android stuff is basically a different OS, just take out the SD card and copy across for now
     
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  8. CarefulCrysis

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    how did you sideload it?
     
  9. rufuszombot

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    You can access usb drives and hard drives while docked in android. I personally did this to transfer gamecube games over.
     
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  10. ElLelos

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    search for the website "apkmirror". There you can download the newest version of nvidia games. copy over to sd card, boot up, open up a file explorer and install it (allow unknown sources)
     
  11. CarefulCrysis

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    epic thanks :)
     
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  12. phillyrider807

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    Has anyone found a way to get wired controllers working? I have my ps4 controller working via bluetooth but i would like to use my wired xbox one controller through usb.
     
  13. Smoker1

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    Suggest finding out how to get the Button Mapping Feature that is present in the GPD XD / XD+ or the NVIDIA Shield Portable and get it integrated into this Android Build, mapped to the Screen Capture Button. That way, Users can Map the Buttons for Games that rely on just Screen Controls.
     
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  15. Dee8282

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    I got paint town to run but the screen is small can’t seem to adjust it
     
  16. XC-3730C

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    I had the Shield Portable before, and the button mapper was excellent! It would be very fitting to have that work on the Switch, so it could be part of the Shield family.

    I only hope one day that Switch could have an Nvidia Shield TV style interface when docked.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
  17. Smoker1

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    For those using RetroArch, a User in the Libretro Forums just Posted the following for using the JoyCons....

    Posted by bettik

    For anyone else stumbling upon this: I’ve got my JoyCons working with RetroArch in Android (LineageOS) on the Switch. (I haven’t tested this with JoyCons connected to Android on any other device.)

    You’ll need to install the joycon fix via the built-in TWRP if you haven’t already (just like you would have done if you installed GApps or shieldifier). This was all in the official XDA thread for installing LineageOS on your Switch. You’ll also need to install Magisk the same way (or get yourself root access some other way).

    Then you need to replace the existing autoconfig file for the JoyCon with a file that contains the following:

    Config File

    The file, by default, is found somewhere like /data/data/com.retroarch/autoconfigs/android. That’s why you need root access.

    You’ll be able to use the analog sticks in the GUI, but they won’t work in games because despite the system seeing them as analog sticks, they are only sending digital data (8-point D-Pad) so RetroArch isn’t getting the actual data it needs from them to use them as analog sticks. It’s going to take someone making a new driver for Android for them to work as analog sticks, so keep checking in on the development over at XDA.
     
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  18. zona

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    this is very slooooow for me, the SD is 64G U1 class (UNS-1), so not too bad
    first try it could no finish the setup, it looped through the google login process
    after that it booted into android but it's way too slow, I have 5-6 years old tablets (acer iconia A500 and some NEXUS from the same generation ) and are much faster that this
    does other have the same speed issue, I was planing to use it for comics reading with comicrack, but this is unusable
     
  19. weatMod

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    i am really confused on how dongles actually work
    like how come with terga rcm on PC and an android phone you need a payload bin that goes on the phone or on the PC
    does it not work like that with the SX OS pro dongle?
    you just said you can use SX OS pro dongle but how can the SX OS pro dongle inject a hekate payload?
    is it just like already built in tot he dongle so the dongle and it knows which one to launch automatically somehow?
    or do you need to connect a micro USB cable to the SX OS pro dongles female micro USB port and plug it into your PC and upload the hekate bin payload file onto the dongle itself?
    how can the SX OS pro dongle just work to launch hekate when the tegra RCM app and a PC need a payload file on the injector end? or doe sit not work?/
    do you need to actually upload any different payload files intot he dongle itself or not, can this even be done?
     
  20. Snomannen_kalle

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    You can boot the Hekate payload by chainloading it from the SX boot menu; that way you only need the SX files and the Hekate payload on your SD card, you don't need a PC. Here is a guide by PRAGMA I found, you may want to check this out.

    You can also make the SX pro dongle to inject the Hekate payload, but I am not sure how to do that
     
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