Experience Android on your Switch, with the first publicly released version of LineageOS 15.1

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. gamemasteru03

    gamemasteru03 Nintendo nerd

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    For anybody who wants to know how powerful the switch cpu is in andriod I ran a geekbench test.

    Balanced:

    Single core: 706
    Multi core: 2062

    Quick:

    Single core: 1004
    Multi core: 2928

    I didn't run performance because I dont want to overclock my switch that much. I tried nividia geforce now and it ran amazingly well. I also tried tvzion (it's an app similar to kodi) and it worked great. Although there were some glitches this is a preatty great first build!
     
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  2. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    Before I read to many "it's not running well" etc. Just read the known bug list. It's massive. This ISN'T for daily driver at all.
     
  3. LonelyPhantom

    LonelyPhantom Golden Wind

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    That is awesome about no lag. As for droid apps that can perform touch controls the only one that comes to mind is TinCore, It is powerful but the UI and in general the whole configuration process is terrible.

    I had the perfect profile for touch controls via button inputs created once on my old GPD XD, and then they got erased somehow; I was never able to remake the config even after 2-3 years, I cri evri tim =(.

    This would be a cool feature to have built into the OS/payload and then TinCore could be avoided entirely.
     
  4. Kaybag182

    Kaybag182 GBAtemp Regular

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    After doing everything for some reason my sd card only has 2gb of space. It’s a 64gb card so I don’t understand.
     
  5. Sasori

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    It sounds like that you may have flashed the incorrect image or you're viewing the wrong drive. Sometimes your one SD card can appear as multiple devices in Windows after you flash an image too it
     
  6. Smoker1

    Smoker1 GBAtemp Addict

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    That might be the System Rom. The Bulk of the SD Card is apparently Hidden. No idea how to Access it for right now :(
     
  7. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    I'll wait for more bugs to be worked out and maybe even the ability to use the same SD card or boot from USB. I don't like having to swap cards. The SD card slot on the Switch doesn't give me much confidence in its durability. Has anyone tried Netflix on this yet?
     
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  8. Sasori

    Sasori GBAtemp Addict

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    Some have and it seems to be locked to 480p currently unless you do some tomfoolery with root
     
  9. Kaybag182

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    I did extract the image from the .gz file which I just realised I wasn’t meant to do! Reflashing now and will see if it fixes the issue.
     
  10. Rahkeesh

    Rahkeesh GBAtemp Maniac

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    The input lag on the joycons feels very low, so much better than samsung S9 pie which isn't even among the worse of android. Playing the native Sonic port feels sublime here. Performance switching apps or going to the desktop is a bit janky but games themselves run smooth. Very worth the trouble if you have some android games with controller support or want to use the more advanced emulators or game streaming. Time to get a flip grip for Drastic!

    The bulk of the card is treated as internal memory by android, while the exposed Fat32 partition is treated like an external SD card. If you wanted to figure out how to run regular switch CFW, that exposed partition would probably be the one to expand and fill up. You can use a smaller image on your card to free up space to expand the fat32 partition. Not sure if you can get an emunand partition going on top of all that though.
     
    Last edited by Rahkeesh, Jul 28, 2019
  11. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I said the same thing about swapping cards almost to a tee yesterday, and got several snarky comments, including that it's silly to not want to swap sd cards and that I was a millenial (which I'm not) anyway I agree with you 100%.
     
  12. ieatpixels

    ieatpixels GBAtemp Fan

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    Half Life 2 running smoothly.
     
  13. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    It sucks that you received those kind of comments. I'd much rather have everything on one card and some sort of dedicated launcher on the Switch menu. Maybe have a setup where we could partition our SD cards so that Android could have a dedicated section.
     
  14. WhoIAm

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    FWIW, the SD card module is extremely easy to replace- it’s literally the first thing that comes off after removing the backplate, and before digging in any further. So I personally wouldn’t worry too much about it.
     
  15. Smoker1

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    No answer yet, which is why I am repeating my Question, for others as well who need help with this - How can Users Copy/Transfer Data? When Connecting the USB, it comes up as PI USB to Serial. How do I Access it? Is it something I have to change in TWRP?
     
  16. phillyrider807

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    Only way as of now is to use wifi
     
  17. Solitario

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    i tried with a micro sd class 4 and it ran very slow the android random crashes .... don't try this with a microSDHC Card - Class 4
     
  18. Kaybag182

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    This seems to be it unfortunately. Is there anyway to access the system memory?
     
  19. Smoker1

    Smoker1 GBAtemp Addict

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    So it requires FTP then? What App for the Android Side would be best?
     
  20. phillyrider807

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    "Wifi file transfer"

    The free version on the google store has a file size limit though. But a cracked version isn't hard to find. (Not sure what the rules for talking about android files are on here)
     
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