For keyboards, you can get either the actual Android TV keyboard or LeanKey.
Amaze File Manager is a very solid, and very open source (read: extremely likely it wont do any bad stuff) file browser and it's very clean too.
You could also keep an eye on Rainway. Rainway has heavily neutered their website in the past year or so, but they originally made claims of releasing their program for all consoles so you could run PC games from any device. Not sure what happened, as the video demonstrating Rainway is now unlisted. It's possible they've scrapped the idea and delisted this video to hide their shame.
Comfy enough. I originally picked it up for emulating Virtual Boy in Retroarch, though eventually I started using a dedicated stand. Honestly that's probably probably what you should shoot for as well, didn't think of it earlier as it didn't really answer your question. Amazon link to the brand I have and can vouch for, seen it as low as $8 every now and again. But really any stand would probably do.
1tb Sd card is MORE than enough lol. I think that’s the upper limit actually, just make sure u get a decently fast one that is at least Class 10. This Sandisk is a popular choice
The Samsung Evo card is one of the most used as well, but they seem to be less in stock on Amazon these days and often take longer to ship. Try to make sure they’re being sold by Amazon as well so u don’t get a fake card.
As for how to set it up, there’s a pretty easy to follow guide here: https://wiki.switchroot.org/en/Android/Setup-10
This is the one I use, I bought it about a year ago. I use it directly into the dock but it works when connected to the switch too. I get about the same speed as I do on my PC which is about 35mbs which is slightly better than the wifi but more reliable
One more thing. There is a brightness/saruration problem, but you just have to enable "disable HW overlays" setting in developer settings. Unfortunately this option resets upon reboot, but you can set this script in app called smartpack to run on boot and it will emable this option for you. You have to grant it root access, so remember to install magisk.
I have the slim joycons and unfortunately I haven't had the same luck. They are detected fine by the Switch, but every few minutes or so they'll seemingly hunt for a bluetooth connection and disconnect for 5-10 seconds, which is super frustrating.
COD Mobile only officially supports PlayStation and Xbox controllers. To "trick" the game, you need one of those controllers connected by bluetooth and then the Joycons will start working.
Otherwise, you can use something like Mantis to map the buttons to touchscreen: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.mantispro.gamepad&hl=en&gl=US
Other controller mapping software seems to have a higher risk of ban.
You can probably only detect the part of your card still accessable to your OS like windows or whatever. Download "SD Card Formatter" from the SD association to re format it. Be careful you choose the correct drive, it will let you format pretty much anything. 👍
After flashing, your SD card will have multiple partitions. Each one of them might have a different file system. Microsoft Windows (at least to my knowledge) can only access NTFS and various FAT filesystems (FAT32, exFAT, etc.)
There are many more filesystems which can be accessed by macOS or Linux-based operating systems (eg. Manjaro, Ubuntu, and so on).
If you need to modify the contents of your SD cards partitions which are not compatible with Microsoft Windows, your best option might be to use a Linux live system.
Using a "live system" essentially means flashing a Linux image on a USB stick (just like you flashed Android on your SD card), shutting down your computer and booting from the USB stick. The contents of your harddrive in your PC do not need to be modified to run Linux from the USB stick. Then, you can modify the contents of your SD card. Once you're done doing so, you can shut down Linux again, unplug your USB stick and boot into Microsoft Windows again.
Feel free to reply, if you got further questions.
I know this seems pretty obvious to some people, but the most shared link I found on reddit was a 40 minute long video, when this should only take 10 minutes. Noob friendly.
Prereqs for this guide:
1. Download the 64 bit (or 32) iso for GParted (Ubuntu live cd didn't work for me)
2. Write to a usb using balenaEtcher (or burn to CD if you're feeling old school)
3. Boot that sucker up and follow the guide
3. Boot up using the usb
Modern Android versions allow apps to overtake some system events like volume buttons press or power button short-long press, etc.
I used to have an app to replace the stock volume indicator with a cooler one, is this one:
You could try to sideload it and see if it works on Android TV.
Just make a backup in case something goes wrong :p
I had this issue. I want to stream Xbox games to my switch so have installed the Xbox layout patch. The labels on the buttons really throw me off if I look at them, so I have bought these button caps to match the Xbox button colours.
Hopefully this will help. I'll probably end up using a different joycon for switch and xbox games
A2 isn't supported by Switch microsd drivers. A1 is okay, but Samsung runs smoother. This is probably the best card for a switch/hb.
A) Get an external Bluetooth GPS receiver and pair it to your switch running Android (pricey but easier to configure)
B) Use an app to share GPS signal between your phone and the switch, something like Share GPS
I add my roms via ftp. I install from the Google play store.
Then I ftp from pc to android. I find it the easiest way to get stuff to and from an android device.
The program in question.
Actually does the job.. somewhat. As long as you have Magisk root, and payed for the pro of the program that is.
It registers both joycons as one singular XBOX controller.
Left analogue drifts and right one isn't responding at all though...
+ Magisk Root (+Magisk Manager)
successfully aided in properly mapping the controller
(Left joycon drifts though)
Buy PSPlay, it works flawlessly, no tweaks required.
Personally I use Moonlight to stream games to my Switch. It implements the GameStream protocol, so "just works" with GeForce Experience.
For some reason, Remote Play just stopped working for me on Switchroot. My advice: forget Remote Play + Remote Play Assistant. Give PSPlay a try. Accepts all controllers and works over mobile networks. Still in development, but it works well.
Try to remap the sticks with gamepad tester, it was a little more involved than that but that's how I made the offical joycons work in dolphin before the zip file fix was created.
Yeah it's this app, which I got an apk for form apk pure
When i try to install the apk with the normal package installer it says installing, then just says app not installed
I didn't know this, interesting.
I can't seem to find that on the card itself however. Here is the exact one I ordered from Amazon. Maybe you will have more success finding it.
It was this one