Nintendo Switch: a hack now allows you to install Android

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After successfully running Android Q on Nintendo Switch in February 2022, Switchroot hackers release their first ROM for the public. The port is unofficial and still in its early stages. If you want to try the experience and install this modified version of LineageOS 15.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo) on your console, you will absolutely need a Switch marketed before July 2022. Newer models have been patched and no longer allow this hack. 

Of course, also know that the maneuver is at your own risk and that it will void your Nintendo warranty. In addition, it is also indicated that the Hekate software, which is also necessary, is not compatible with the latest versions of the Switch firmware. It will therefore be necessary to check this before proceeding. 

According to early adopters, this version of Android works pretty well overall. Some problems have nevertheless been noted by the developers, such as weak autonomy, a sometimes capricious touch and the rotation of the screen which does not work with all applications. The integration of Joycon controllers would not be perfect either. On the other hand, it would be possible to use the console both in portable mode and on the docking station.

The installation of LineageOS is done on an SD card. In theory, the Switch software would therefore remain intact ā€¦ but with this type of experience nothing is ever guaranteed. We will try the installation ourselves and will soon be able to tell you more about it.

Source : XDA Developers

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