Originally Posted by to0
I picked one of these up, but I haven't been able to pair it with my FTV because it prompts me for a PIN that I couldn't enter without an external keyboard. After typing the PIN, it still doesn't connect. Do you get prompted for a PIN? I wonder if my NES30 is just on an older firmware.
Which mode are you trying to pair it in? Because there are different connection modes depending on how you start it. When I first got mine I could only get it to pair by holding Start and A which puts it into iCade mode I believe, but with the most recent firmware I can connect with just start, which is the optimal way since it allows you to natively use the D-pad and buttons in the FTV GUI. IIRC pairing in iCade was only possible after sideloading both settings.apk and an app called "Bluetooth Pairing".
If you're going that route, hold start and A and then run the bluetooth pairing app. Run a scan and then select the NES30 in the app. It will give you a bunch of kanji that says who knows what. Then go into settings.apk and try to pair it.This might take a few tries but it eventually should connect and stay paired.
Really though, try updating the firmware. It fixed all of my complaints about the controller and turned it into my favorite controller ever. It even auto pairs now when I turn it on and off.
And in case you're wondering,don't bother with the 8bitdo android app. I haven't been able to get it to work at all.