[DISCUSSION] Switchroot Android Port

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By langer hans, Senior Member on 18th June 2019, 05:46 PM
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This is a general discussion thread about our efforts to bring Android to the Nintendo Switch. (This post will see updates, we just wanted to get the ball going)

Current state of the project
The base for this port is LineageOS 15.1. As of now most things you'd expect work. WiFi, Bluetooth, Audio, Dock, JoyCons via Bluetooth only for now. Full sleep does not work yet so battery runtime is not great, but this is something that's being worked on. As of yesterday Android can be booted with the hekate bootloader and entering TWRP works by simply holding VOL- while booting. There is still a bunch of stuff to do until this can see a full release. Especially the setup process is something that's being worked on making simpler.

How to keep in touch
Feel free to ask questions here (apart from ETAs obviously). Once we have a public build we'll open a DevDB project too.
We are currently posting updates on Twitter as we go along at
We'll have a Discord server too once the builds go public. A little more patience please.
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18th June 2019, 07:12 PM |#2  
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18th June 2019, 07:38 PM |#3  
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Welp, I sold my Switch, now I'll probably buy another Switch... Obviously getting the device stable is the priority at the moment, but I am still wondering if the overclocking feature will also be here for us as well? Since I can't imagine running 1ghz a57 on Android is that great :P
18th June 2019, 07:39 PM |#4  
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The remote playing is gonna be so interesting on this
18th June 2019, 07:43 PM |#5  
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Really, really looking forward to this. Amazing work, keep it up
18th June 2019, 08:09 PM |#6  
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Overclocking to 1.7GHz (which is actually normal clock really) will be supported. And we just fixed WiFi scanning so you can connect to WiFi normally instead of having to manually enter it.
Regarding remote play: GameStream should work out of the box, Steam Link has been successfully tested, so was Parsec. GeForce Now has an issue still that needs to be worked out so don't expect that in the first release I guess.
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18th June 2019, 08:18 PM |#7  
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Netflix work in this port ?
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Hey, sirocyl from switchroot here. One thing I need to make clear, in case you're wondering: Your Switch needs to have an "UNPATCHED" bootrom.

You can use this guide to identify Switches by serial number; if it's manufactured/purchased before approximately June/July 2018, it should be good - but the only way to make sure is by checking the serial!
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18th June 2019, 08:47 PM |#9  
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As an owner of a vulnerable Nintendo Switch i'm really excited with the progress been made here, keep up the great work
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18th June 2019, 08:50 PM |#10  
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Twrp and android are inside the microsd or emmc?
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Fun times 😊
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