Discussion SwitchRoot - Android

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by ganons, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. ganons
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    Dual/Multi Boot
     
  2. zniel0

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    Is so much publicity for the android port a good idea? Im not familiar with the laws but Im pretty sure showing of gamestreaming on android using google's framework on an android port can cause legal issues. A silent first release might be better. I could be wrong however.
     
  3. lembi2001

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    Android is open source and can be forked by anyone for any device, that is why the device trees exist.

    Why would there be any legal issues surrounding Android using this?

    If there were any issues Android x86 and Custom Roms would have been shut down
     
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    Cool! I was wondering about it.
     
  5. mattyxarope

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    200.
     
  6. LonelyPhantom

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    The Castle from Encarta Mindmaze (Circa 1995).
    PS4 Remoteplay on Switch when?
     
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  7. stitchxd

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    nope
    Drastic probably runs AMAZING on this little thing. Android emulation is VERY optimized for almost everything besides PS2 and Dolphin.

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    It's booted off the SDCard most likely, like L4T. So it can be "dual-booted" so to speak. Get the best of both worlds!

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    RemotePlay APK + SwitchAndroid = profit....? xD
     
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  8. masagrator

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    I wonder. :rofl2:
     
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  9. stitchxd

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    nope
    Using Google's framework in a "port" is not illegal. Distributing the port with Google's Framework without written consent is. (Android standalone would be perfectly fine)


    Edit: Illegal in the sense that it breaks Licensing. You will likely not get fined for something this trivial but you never know.
     
  10. mattyxarope

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    Which sucks because those are really the only ones worth dual booting for. Horizon
    OS with retroarch runs everything else pretty much perfectly.
     
  11. notimp

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    Also - in regards to PS4 streaming, last time I hacked this together for a non Sony Phone, two years ago - it needed some binaries in systemdirectories (requires root or modded android system image) - so the App thinks, that its a Sony phone, it needed Xposed framework (or similar - I'm not current on whats used on Android to replace its purpose currently), and it needed rootcloak, to hide from the app that the phone is rooted. Then it worked.

    And Sony can break hacked together solutions whenever they want (with every app update). At least in theory.

    So if they've not become less restrictive with which devices are allowed to stream PS4 content - its a little bit of a logistics nightmare - but it should very well be doable. :) (Once Android is running and has access to hardware acceleration for video decoding.)
     
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  12. masagrator

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    NVDec is already working.
     
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    wow nice , cant wait for this xD triple boot lakka horizon and android xD
     
  14. dragnipur

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    hyped for PS4 remote play and Drastic the most
     
  15. ShadyGame

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    i need it to play this


     
  16. hippy dave

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    Yeah I got Remote Play running on my phone without too much trouble after installing the Sony libraries. I hope that's still working with current RP versions, haven't checked for a bit. The thing that wasn't working for anybody lately was controls, even with ds4 support files from a Sony phone you couldn't get a ds4 working directly on the phone (there was a workaround if you were close enough to your ps4, connect the ds4 to that on a dummy account). Getting the Switch 's own controls working with the Remote Play app might be really challenging, we'll see I guess.
     
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    Good to know that it still works. :)
     
  18. LonelyPhantom

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    The Castle from Encarta Mindmaze (Circa 1995).
    There was once an open source version someone made that worked on droid, but I think it was abandoned in 2016. There might be another one out there, or perhaps I am mistaken and the app I am thinking of is still kicking. If both are wrong, then going the way you described sounds like the most solid plan currently for if/when the payload hits those requirements as you mentioned.
     
  19. stitchxd

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    nope
    There are also a handful of Android games (ported or otherwise) that would run well:

    - GTA (Series for Android, LC, VC, SA)
    - Flappy Bird!!
    - PUBG Mobile, and clones
    - Portal (Shield TV port)
    - Call of Duty Legends of War (CoD Mobile beta released in india right now.)

    Just to name a couple.

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    I believe you mean https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/ps4-remote-play-android-thread-t3068225 and AFAIK it still works.

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    Play right now with a VPN to india ;)
     
  20. ShadyGame

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    im playing it with australian vpn, but i want to play it on the switch with joycons :)
     
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