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By Dslrocks10, Junior Member on 3rd January 2013, 04:59 AM
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Hey everyone, I recently bought an OTG cable off amazon along with a ps2 controller to USB adapter. Well, while waiting for my ps2 adapter to come in(OTG is already in my possession), I wanted a temporary solution.

I used to mod original xbox's and even make adapters to convert controllers to USB(Original xbox uses USB, just different shaped ports). Well, on windows you have to download special drivers that you have to find yourself due to your computer not being able to automatically install the controller. So, I figured the controller would be the same way on Android.


Well, I was wrong. what you do is strip an xbox controller's cable, or the break away cable(this is smarter due to the fact you can still use your controller later with another break away cable), and strip a usb cable (the male end still in tact) and simply wire the corresponding colors together(Green to green, red to red, black to black, white to white). Now the xbox controller has a 5th wire which is yellow, you can ignore that one.


So far this controller has been a good temporary solution for my wait. The L & R triggers don't work, but im not sure if that's an android issue or my controller just funked. Anyways if anyone has a spare xbox controller laying around and about 10-20 minutes of spare time, give this trick a go! Would love to see other people's results!



Games tested on:

GTA III
Modern Combat 3
Dead Trigger
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3rd January 2013, 07:22 AM |#2  
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Hey everyone, I recently bought an OTG cable off amazon along with a ps2 controller to USB adapter. Well, while waiting for my ps2 adapter to come in(OTG is already in my possession), I wanted a temporary solution.

I used to mod original xbox's and even make adapters to convert controllers to USB(Original xbox uses USB, just different shaped ports). Well, on windows you have to download special drivers that you have to find yourself due to your computer not being able to automatically install the controller. So, I figured the controller would be the same way on Android.


Well, I was wrong. what you do is strip an xbox controller's cable, or the break away cable(this is smarter due to the fact you can still use your controller later with another break away cable), and strip a usb cable (the male end still in tact) and simply wire the corresponding colors together(Green to green, red to red, black to black, white to white). Now the xbox controller has a 5th wire which is yellow, you can ignore that one.


So far this controller has been a good temporary solution for my wait. The L & R triggers don't work, but im not sure if that's an android issue or my controller just funked. Anyways if anyone has a spare xbox controller laying around and about 10-20 minutes of spare time, give this trick a go! Would love to see other people's results!



Games tested on:

GTA III
Modern Combat 3
Dead Trigger

I may try this.. Just curious, what did you snip to use as the male USB part?
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I may try this.. Just curious, what did you snip to use as the male USB part?

A spare mini usb cable but any should work as long as it's a data cable,

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5th January 2013, 10:12 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Dslrocks10

Hey everyone, I recently bought an OTG cable off amazon along with a ps2 controller to USB adapter. Well, while waiting for my ps2 adapter to come in(OTG is already in my possession), I wanted a temporary solution.

I used to mod original xbox's and even make adapters to convert controllers to USB(Original xbox uses USB, just different shaped ports). Well, on windows you have to download special drivers that you have to find yourself due to your computer not being able to automatically install the controller. So, I figured the controller would be the same way on Android.


Well, I was wrong. what you do is strip an xbox controller's cable, or the break away cable(this is smarter due to the fact you can still use your controller later with another break away cable), and strip a usb cable (the male end still in tact) and simply wire the corresponding colors together(Green to green, red to red, black to black, white to white). Now the xbox controller has a 5th wire which is yellow, you can ignore that one.


So far this controller has been a good temporary solution for my wait. The L & R triggers don't work, but im not sure if that's an android issue or my controller just funked. Anyways if anyone has a spare xbox controller laying around and about 10-20 minutes of spare time, give this trick a go! Would love to see other people's results!



Games tested on:

GTA III
Modern Combat 3
Dead Trigger

Well I already have a XBOX to USB adapter, I guess that would save me the stripping right? (I'm at work, cant test it myself yet)
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Anyone try this with ICS?
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Well I already have a XBOX to USB adapter, I guess that would save me the stripping right? (I'm at work, cant test it myself yet)

Yup!





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Anyone try this with ICS?

It should work! If my Evo 3D had otg compatibilities I'd try it but it should work.


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6th January 2013, 06:43 AM |#7  
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I too have an xbox to USB adapter from the old Xbox modding days. Plugged into my OT G adapter for the note 2 tonight, and no love on riptide GP or dead trigger.

is there anywhere where you can check to see if the Android is even detecting it?

do you need to help 6 axis controller or something installed?
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Would this work on for the Motola Atrix Lapdock's full USB port? That would be pretty sick...
6th January 2013, 09:35 AM |#9  
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well i always wanted to know whether this would work but never tried it, i have a xbox controller that i did the usb mod with and a asus transformer tf101 with 2xUSB host and a SGS3 with otg adapter. but when i made the transistion from windows 7 gaming to windows 8 i later realised the driver would never be supported, so i was left with windows 8 games all installed and ready but no controller to play them with. so i bought an official xbox360 wired controller new off ebay, i knew it would work with android if i needed it to but it is perfect for me and my pc. btw the windows 7 driver for xbox controller is called XBCD and works well with x360 button mapping software.
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This sounds pretty awesome. I modded the break away cable on one of my original Xbox controllers years ago so I could use it as a PC controller because I had extras. Now I just need to get an OTG cable.
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