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Hi, i only play games now and then on my tablet so i don't need a brilliant expensive one, i just want one that will do the job and make game playing on certain games (gta, sonic etc) better, i find using the screen all the time a bit rubbish and makes me not want to bother with the games i have.

can anyone recommend one?

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if you have a ps3 use that controller if not there was just one on sale at the deals section for $5. I don't know if it's still on sale tho

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if you have a ps3 use that controller if not there was just one on sale at the deals section for $5. I don't know if it's still on sale tho

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I don't have one but there are cheap ones on ebay for around 10, would i just need this adapter for it to work:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-OTG-Go..._qi=RTM1089356

I currently don't have a usb adapter so would need to buy that too, not sure if them cheap ones are ok though?
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I don't have one but there are cheap ones on ebay for around 10, would i just need this adapter for it to work:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-OTG-Go..._qi=RTM1089356

I currently don't have a usb adapter so would need to buy that too, not sure if them cheap ones are ok though?
I use a wireless ps3 contoller and the sixaxis app but you need to be rooted i believe.

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if you have a ps3 use that controller if not there was just one on sale at the deals section for $5. I don't know if it's still on sale tho

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Dont you have to be rooted if you want to use bluetooth with the ps3 controller?

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Yes, you have.
You can use siaxis app without root but only with usb cable
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Yes, you have.
You can use siaxis app without root but only with usb cable
Im getting so annoyed that u have to be rooted to actually have controll of an android device. It might as well be apple

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Someone link me to an OTG cable?

I'd love to give this a go (non-rooted here, and intend to keep it that way)
 
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Hi, i only play games now and then on my tablet so i don't need a brilliant expensive one, i just want one that will do the job and make game playing on certain games (gta, sonic etc) better, i find using the screen all the time a bit rubbish and makes me not want to bother with the games i have.

can anyone recommend one?

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Assuming you have an android phone as well you could try this app it works for me I use it with nesoid and n64oid and believe it should work with gta and sonic it turns your phone into a bluetooth controller for use with a tablet or another phone as the host. Heres the link to the free version which I am using I am thinking of getting the full version so I can have other controller layouts. Full version is a $1.10 aus.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...n.btcontroller
 
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