ORIGINAL Xbox Controller Used With Nexus 7

Dslrocks10

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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
 

opz187

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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?
 

silcharde

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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
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)
 

Telemachus

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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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pashinator

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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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bobbinthreadbare

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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.:cyclops:
 

subnet_zero

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I used this tutorial to mod my Xbox 1 controller a few days before: http://www.ocmodshop.com/how-to-use-an-xbox-controller-as-a-usb-pc-gamepad/

It works perfekt with my i9305 including the L & R triggers if you build you own driver with USB/BT Joystick Center 6: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.poke64738.usbjoy

You also can copy my config file to your folder USBJoyData and import it with USB/BT Joystick Center 6: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/56411924/Xboxcontroller/Xbox1Controller_JoyPrefsFile_1118_645_0.zip

Tested with: Shadowgun
 

Brigaid

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Using an original Xbox controller with USB adapter to OTG cable. GTA 3 doesn't work for me, sadly. I just get camera spin and some buttons do odd things.

Sent from my Nexus 7
 

Dslrocks10

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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?
You shouldn't need any third party software installed. As long as your devices supports usb hosting it should work. What Os version are you on?





Would this work on for the Motola Atrix Lapdock's full USB port? That would be pretty sick...
It should work! What Os version are you running?

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
 

360porcento

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WAAITTT!!

Stop! I got an idea: buy a extension cable instead of doing it with the original breakawy if you want to use it on the xbox again... something like this
I dont know if someone pointed tha out yet, I dont have time to read it now...
 

hygnos

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Using an original Xbox controller with USB adapter to OTG cable. GTA 3 doesn't work for me, sadly. I just get camera spin and some buttons do odd things
That's normal. All you need to do is install USB/BT Joystick Center 6 and map the buttons to your needs. It also works perfectly on my rooted Galaxy Nexus
 

Mr_Jongenelen

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Simple question, but you are using the micro-usb slot right? Is it possible to charge and connect a controller at the same time?

Because well, I can't play games for any longer then 2hours, then my battery is dead.
 

Dslrocks10

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Simple question, but you are using the micro-usb slot right? Is it possible to charge and connect a controller at the same time?

Because well, I can't play games for any longer then 2hours, then my battery is dead.
There is a y cable I believe that can help you achieve this. I don't have the link or anything though :(





Would this work on other phones such as sony xperia p
As long as it supports otg!

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
 

Telemachus

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Simple question, but you are using the micro-usb slot right? Is it possible to charge and connect a controller at the same time?

Because well, I can't play games for any longer then 2hours, then my battery is dead.
Charging with otg is kernal specific. If you have a usb extender cable, cut it where you want the charging port to be and solder in a 'y' with a male end. Only red and black need be connected. Leave green and white alone for the charging plug in.

Plug power in first, then the controller, then attach to your device.

I made one to use thumb drive and charge while traveling.

Works great on galaxy s3 with lean kernal.

More about nexus 7 here:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1934722
 
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