The SwitchRoot team has successfully ported Android 10 to the Nintendo Switch. This build is based on the LineageOS 17.1 for NVIDIA Shield TV which, compared to previous releases, is faster, more responsive and includes new features such as deep sleep and an Android TV build. This release is also available in two versions where the 'Tablet' build works best in portable mode and supports the full Android app library, and the 'Android TV' build supports both docked and portable modes for media but may not support all apps and games.
An official changelog for this release can be found below:
- Android 10 based on Lineage 17.1
- OTA updates.
- Full Joy-Con and Pro Controller support with analog sticks and rails.
- Hori Joy-Con support.
- Deep sleep that can last for weeks.
- An Android TV based build.
- Reworked fan profiles for quieter operation.
- Optimised dock support with resolution scaling.
- A rewritten charger driver supporting USB-PD and third party docks.
- Optimised touch screen driver.
- Easier install via hekate partition tool.
- Reworked, simpler, power profiles.
- Much improved WiFi driver with less dropouts.
- Shield TV remote app support for easy docked control.
- Reboot to payload support.
- Improved Bluetooth accessory support.
- Auto rotation support.
Additionally, there are a couple of known bugs which the SwitchRoot team shared:
- Shield games are broken, DO NOT BUY THEM.
- Sleep may not work on a small proportion of devices, you can flash the alarm disable zip to try and mitigate this.
- BT audio might stutter on some headphones.
- You might need to reboot for Bluetooth to work on a small proportion of devices.
- Default keyboard can't be used with a controller.
- Some apps don't like the Joy-Con D-Pad.
SwitchRoot member bylaws posted a complete installation guide, with download links and tips over on XDA and is linked below.
Android 10 Nintendo Switch Installation Guide