How to install Android 8.1(LineageOS) to your Nintendo Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Tutorials' started by Sasori, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Cyan

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    we will need more information.
    What did you do so far? at which step does it stop working?
    when you try to mount system partition in twrp?
     
  2. Sasori
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    Sounds like he's trying to mount the system in a PC?

    If that's so the partition can only be viewed using Windows atm

    Otherwise if it's in twrp he most likely skipped the step in which he needs to mount "system" manually
     
  3. Shahaan

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    Ok, I've been using this for awhile now and its all good. Except On games like GTA San Andreas, and seemingly anything ingame on Dolphin the analog sticks won't work. I have Portal and Mupen 64 and they work there. The analogs also work on the main menu in Dolphin, I can map them and everything but the sticks don't do anything in game. Also this only happens when I was playing Killer 7 (Dolphin) but when I clicked in the non-responsive analog sticks both of them moved the analog to the right despite me not mapping anything there. I already flashed a "Joy-Con fixer" someone reccomended I flash but it didn't help
     
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  4. abilaunken

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    Nice dude, you do exactly what im interest about. Now you should go down the route of testing, flashing the shieldfier.zip, and use the shield gamestore.
    I read at the xda that halflife/portal works with joycon, but you have to sync before open the games.
    If you can put some vids on youtube too, we can apreciate your work about this matters.
     
  5. hellogbatemp

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    does not work with a sandisk 64gb class 10. the system is slow, I can't not do anything
     
  6. Scarlet

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    For what it's worth, that's exactly the one I've been using with no issues. The red and silver one. That being said, it could just be the whole thing being picky, I've seen people talking about issues I've never seen anything on lol
     
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  7. hellogbatemp

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    My sd card is grey and white it's maybe for that.
     
  8. Shahaan

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    I already had Shieldifier, I only have Portal at the moment, but that game in particular already had no problems working with the Joy-Cons, Record I might be able to do, except they would be a minute long at most on my older phone
     
  9. AkGBA

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    Yep, switching from a class 10 to a U3 v30 card made LineageOS run so much faster for me.



    And remember to reboot after the initial setup. The first boot is so long compared to after.
     
  10. Unity150_magickavoxel

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    Anyway to extend memory? I have 256gb microsd choose the 128gb image only have 2gb accessible and all of the options are grayed out in disk management.
     
  11. gegeor

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    Hi,

    Many thanks for this tutorial. Got a little bit of a problem though..

    Once I flashed my 128go mini sd card with Etcher, I don't seem to be able to access the content of the card anymore ; it says that "the card cannot be read" which means that I cannot go on with the next steps : (

    First think I should say, I'm on Mac...

    • Does anyone has the same problem as me?
    • Is there a special way to do the process on a mac ? Cause I didn't find any specific tutorial just yet..
     
  12. Sasori
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    You need to use a Windows VM or PC to access the partition

    This is a known issue with OSX and Linux currently
     
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  13. Shahaan

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    Y'know I'm just here to say: Holy fuck, I'm honestly shocked. I know the state of Dolphin is pretty good on switch right now , most games are playable but fall below the target framerate. I mention how I played Killer7 and yeah, its a stable 30fps as intended, I was already pretty impressed. I decided to screw around with the settings, I believe it was something like this: 2x internal resolution, 2x anti-aliasing, FFXA, per pixel lighting, 2x Anisotropic filtering and a widescreen hack. I was doing this just to see how much the game tanked. I was floored, the game still ran at a perfectly stable 30fps
     
  14. azoreseuropa

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    Many people forget that it is the first BETA. Yes, it will get better and better in times. Remember, many people don't bother to read the details! All they can do is whiners all the time, lol. :)
     
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  15. oBluEx

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    I've been using this for DS emulation. It's really good! I can play Castlevania perfectly.

    I have shieldifier installed from TWRP. I know how it all works, but the Nvidia Games app just crashes. I can't open it. I've downloaded Apk+data files of games that only work with Shield and it works through the apk.

    But I'd rather play it from Nvidia Games app. You think it's because I don't have magisk?
     
  16. Katlin

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    Does anyone know if you can run viper4android on the switch?
     
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  17. gegeor

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    Ok so that's a Windows only procedure. I'll get my hand on an OS, can't wait to try it out : )
     
  18. Cryzzgrantham

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    i cant see a way to install twrp, it never nagged when installed zip's. how else can i do it? the post says manually installing it but i cant find a way to do that.

    Also i have magisk, there was no link to the xda link so i grabbed v19.3.zip, i think thats correct? installed the zip and opened magisk manager, i see 2 green checks next to things being updated but nothing else?
     
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  19. Cyan

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    if the next step you can't do on OSX is "put the zip package on a partition to install with TWRP", then I saw a video where the user did it directly from LineageOS !

    Boot your android, setup internet/wifi, launch the browser and download needed files.
    then, reboot to TWRP, mount the partitions and load the zip from the download folder. If you really need a video tutorial, it's on page 2 of the release thread.
     
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  20. Baoulettes

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    Same question, I used a 32gb sd card and choosen 16gb as image but I end up without my remaining gb, :X
     
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