The Nintendo Switch end is a slightly differently designed tablet. Developers are taking advantage of this – and run Android 10.
Got through the news media two years ago, but somehow passed me by: entertainment developers have unofficially sent Android to the Nintendo Switch. At the time it was still Android 8.1 Orio, which was somehow made to work with large cuts on the handheld.
The Android version of the Nvidia Shield TV was taken as a basis. There is a specific reason for this, because the Nintendo Switch uses the Nvidia chip as the data center with the Tegra X1. The Android version has a catch: Shield games can’t be played for any reason – so you should definitely not leave any money in the Play Store for this.
Lineage OS based Android 10
The developers behind the project have now released a new version Android 10 and can also remove some awkwardness of the operating system. Among other things, sticks work better, standby and WLAN are optimized and there are OTA updates. More precisely, Lineage OS 17.1 was used as the basis for the software, the last of which was Lineage OS 15.1.
- Based on Android 10 Lineage 17.1
- OTA updates.
- Full joy-con and pro controller support with analog sticks and rails.
- Supported by Hori Joy-Khan.
- Deep sleep lasts for weeks.
- Android TV-based creation.
- Re-created fan profiles for quiet operation.
- Optimal dock support with resolution measurement.
- Rewritten charger driver that supports USB-PD and third-party docks.
- Optimal touchscreen driver.
- Easy to install via Hacket Partition Tool.
- Reworked, simple, power profiles.
- Very advanced WiFi driver with fewer drop-offs.
- Shield TV remote application support for easy chopping control.
- Reboot for payload support.
- Improved Bluetooth support.
- Automatic support.
Android on Nintendo Switch: At your own risk
Flash can run entirely without risk, but it has one definite advantage: it only runs on microSD. If you take the card out, the switch can be used again. If you want to play PSP, PlayStation or 3DS games with various prototypes on the switch you need to have Android installed above all else.
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The hardware version of your Nintendo Switch plays a crucial role because Android Flash only works on older versions. You can find out if your switch is “changeable” using the serial number (you can find it on the bottom of the device). Give the first signs Easy on this tool It tells you directly whether you can use Android.
A download and detailed installation instructions can be found here XDA-Developers.