Android OS on Switch Ultimate Discussion Thread

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

  1. hippy dave

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    It's the SD card. Maybe there'll be some performance improvement with updates, but SD cards are making all the difference. I first flashed android to a 32gig Samsung, also U1, oldish but was a decent card, and I had slow boots, failed boots, stuck setup and random system freezes, just constantly. I finally got around to setting it up on my main 200gig Samsung, A1, not brand new but pretty modern, and it boots fast, setup went fine, and it's generally stable.
     
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  2. weatMod

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    yup that is what i am wondering
    not sure what the micro USB on the dongle if for or it is used for uploading payload files onto the dongle
    still not really sure what it is for , charging maybe?
    i thought the SX dongle charged by charging its caps from the power it got from the type c
    but maybe it only charged from the micro usb or it charges from both ports?
    i would like to know if the micro usb on the dongle is just for fat charging it or if it is for uploading payload files to the dongle too
     
  3. hippy dave

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    The micro USB is for charging. It does charge over the USB C when connected to the Switch & not in RCM mode, but you can also charge it through the micro USB.
    SX dongles have a fixed payload built into them that can't be changed, it loads & runs boot.dat from the SD root. Normally that's SX OS, but you can use the SX Gear boot.dat to chainload a payload.bin of your choice.
     
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  4. StarGazerTom

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    I've been told that there's another new Joycon fix, as the previous one made Android think the joycons were an xbox controller. Any truth to this?

    Asking because my controls for PokeMMO are qute fucky atm with the original Joycon fix.
    If true, any chance of a link please?
     
  5. TheGreatBurglar

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    Is anyone having trouble getting the shieldifier working properly? The apk installs fine but any time I select “games” it never fully loads any help will be appreciated

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    res even times when the app just crashes lol
     
  6. ElLelos

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    Workaround that fixes the problem at my device WARNING - All Data gets wiped (factory reset):::
    -Put zips on SD Root (GApps and Shieldifier)
    -Boot TWRP
    -Wipe data - Dont reboot
    -Wipe cache - Dont reboot
    -Install zips
    -Wipe cache
    -Reboot
    -Hopefully ENJOY :D

    If you have problems updating the shield app::: Downoad most recent apk at apkmirror - put on sd - install with any filemanager you like (enable unknown sources)
     
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  7. TheGreatBurglar

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    Thanks I was able to successfully log on to my account and download android games
     
  8. Jnks

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    Which SD Card would be the best for this?
    Thanks
     
  9. pcwizard7

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    anyone haveing issues with nvidia should disable auto update and download and install this version of nvidia games. the new version is patched for switch

    https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/nvidia/nvidia-games/nvidia-games-5-22-26891545-release/
     
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  10. ZachyCatGames

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    Hell
    Samsung cards are recommended.
     
  11. phillyrider807

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    Is there any fix for how finnicky the touchscreen is?
     
  12. hippy dave

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    Not so far.
     
  13. wicksand420

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    Yeah, I noticed it too, I'll be playing blades and the screen will become non responsive for a sec, hopefully this can be fixed, because everything else is awesome.
     
  14. Basketto

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    Ive just been trying Mupen64, it does work reasonably well. However games freeze when selecting opengl video backend option. Is their a current solution to allow opengl on android? Or is this something that is waiting for an update. Any insight would be great tyvm.
     
  15. omega92

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    Hey I have my extra 5.0.1 switch layin around with atmosphere installed. I was wondering if I want to focus on emulation (16/32 bit main focus but I guess N64/DC would be cool as well) would running android on switch be better than retroarch on horizon?

    Thanks in Advance
     
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    Behind you
    You replied to a post when the games I mentioned weren't anywhere near to be announced for the platform.
     
  17. username23bob

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    is there a way to backup your files. i bought a bigger sd but would like to keep my game saves, etc
     
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  18. wicksand420

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    I think you can transfer files with bluetooth, there are some other options also like wifi, or ftp, hopefully we can get mtp soon. you might be able to make a flash of your sd and flash it to another sd, but I'm not sure, I never tried it before.
     
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  19. HulkWogan

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    It works really great with the shield tablet stylus.
     
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  20. Smoker1

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    Which Shield Tablet Version? Regular or K1?
     
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