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    Being true to their promise, switchroot has released their highly anticipated method of bringing Android to your Nintendo Switch console. This marks the first public release of LineageOS 15.1, and is based on a build of Android that runs on the Nvidia Shield TV. By flashing the installation image to your micro SD card, you can use Android 8.1 Oreo on the Switch, in both handheld and docked mode. Some of the features include audio support, allowing the Joy-Cons to connect through bluetooth, offering CPU and GPU performance profiles, and more.

    As this is a beta release, you should be aware that there are a few bugs. Some notable issues are that sleep mode battery life is lacking, certain apps have problems with being controlled with the Joy-Cons, the screenshot function is disabled, wifi can be spotty, and a few other quirks.

    If you're interested in playing around with this release, you can follow the instructions below to get started, with the download links being available in the source.

    :arrow: Source
     
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  3. Idontknowwhattoputhere

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    Nice
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    Cant wait to try this
     
  4. Tom Bombadildo

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    Nice. Will be interesting to see how well this runs certain games/apps.
     
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    Finally, a REAL Fire Emblem game on the Switch. Can't wait to play Heroes!
     
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    This may have just convinced me to buy a Switch.

    FTFY
     
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  7. the_randomizer

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    Wonder how emulators will work on here.
     
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    Soon actually meant soon for once!
     
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    Yeah, I didn't expect that :P Maybe DraStic will run full speed?
     
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    This is great news. Does anybody know if I could use this and a atmosphere emunand on the same sd card?
     
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    This working with emunand would be the best :)
     
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    How interesting will this get?
    I can't wait to get home. I have a spare 32 gb laying around.
     
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    Release on XDA makes it feel more legit.
     
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    cAN YOU PLAY switch games on it?
     
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    Do docked JoyCons work? I know that's been a problem with Linux, and it isn't mentioned in the OP.

    Ooh, with the "Shield-ifier" it should be possible to get Geforce Now running on it right? I tried to install an Nvidia Games apk to get Geforce Now running on my phone, but the latest version of the Nvidia Games apk complains that it's incompatible with my device, and older versions do run but don't actually let me use Geforce Now likely since it does some version checks. Would be really nice to have that on the Switch.
     
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    So latest version of hekate and just run with vol up for gapps?
     
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    This requires a dedicated SD card, correct ?
     
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    From the linked release page
    • Joycons connect via Bluetooth, also in handheld mode
     
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  20. Rahkeesh

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    Hell if its just Android bluetooth, maybe we can pair android dinput controllers? Like say the 8bitdo ones.

    Really curious how bluetooth input lag will be, often a struggle on Android.
     
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    does it works with emunand?
     
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