February 10, 2021

Android 10 Might Come to Nintendo Switch

Android 10 is now coming to the Nintendo Switch in favor of another unofficial Lineage 17.1 port. Android 10 for Nintendo Switch is based on Lineage 17.1, which is made for Nvidia Shield TV. The switcheroot team has made it possible to get Android 10 on Nintendo, the same team that originally ported Android 8.1 Orea to the Nintendo Switch.

Get nintendo switch on android 10 port pedigree 17.1

Get nintendo switch on android 10 port pedigree 17.1

The Android 10 release brings several improvements compared to previous releases such as a deeper sleep mode so the OS does not dry out the battery life of your console. Android 10 is much faster and responsive than the Oreo version.

Lineage 17.1 port provides the following features:

  • Android 10 based on Lineage 17.1
  • OTA update.
  • Full Joy-Con and Pro controllers support with analog sticks and rails.
  • Hori Joy-Con Support.
  • Deep sleep that can last for weeks.
  • An Android TV-based build.
  • Designed the fan for quiet operation.
  • Optimized dock support with resolution scaling.
  • A rewrite charger driver supporting USB-PD and third party docs.
  • Customized Touch Screen Driver.
  • Easy to install via Hekate partition tool.
  • Reworked, simple, power profile.
  • Much better wifi driver with less dropout.
  • Shield TV remote app support for easy dock control.
  • Reboot payload support.
  • Improved Bluetooth accessory support.
  • Autorotation support.

There are some options for this ROM, such as a tablet build and an Android TV build. The option to create a tablet provides a standard Android experience. The Android TV build is based on Android 10 and supports the Nintendo Switch dock.

For bugs and broken things, the developer says that games made for SHIELD are not supported. Some apps may not support Joy-Con D-Pad. To install the build, you need an RCMexploitable Nintendo Switch, USB-C cable, high-speed microSD card and PC.

If Android 8.1 Oreo is already installed on your SD card, then backup your data before installing Android 10 build. After installing the ROM, make sure you flash the Google Apps package, alarm disable zip, and zip the Xbox Joy layout layout if you use an Xbox controller.

If you want to try Lineage 17.1 ROM on the Nintendo Switch, check the full instructions in the post dedicated by XDA Developers.

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