PS3 bluetooth pad support on ics ( NON-ROOT ) No app needed!

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poo-tang

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We now have native ps3 pad (dual shock 3 sixaxis pad) support on ics. No app needed.:)
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How to

1 Connect pad via cable and use for 1 min. It will pair the pad without you knowing

2 Disconnect pad and turn on Bluetooth. Press power on pad and will come up Ps3 controller connected

3 Enjoy ps3 native without cables.

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marksde

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This is great info. Glad to see they are integrating even the little features like this.

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I think this is great feature on ICS. Now, I think PS3 bluetooth pad is must have to enjoy console quality gaming on ICS tablet.

Thanks for the info.
 

Aggiehiker

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So this only works if you have the keyboard dock? Any way to use the ps3 controller if you have just the tablet?
 

Xstyle

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Hmm I wonder if anyone can get this working with the pairing application for sixaxis (here)

I'm stuck since the transformer is asking for a pin ( tried 0000 and 1234 ) Maybe someone knows the pin ? Anyway to bad I dont have a dock or usb extension =(
 

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the sixpair tool is inside /system/bin play with it and do not need the dock :)

now we wont games like shadowgun or riptide gp or gta3 on your tablets.
help me to request gamepad support on every new game. spam the developers of the games or not buy games that not support gamepad
 
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Wallzii

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Hey guys, I'm having difficulty getting my PS3 controller working with my Prime. I did the setup as listed above and under Bluetooth settings, the controller is listed as a paired device. The Bluetooth MAC address of my controller is also the same as the address of my Prime, I verified this through an application on my PC.

When plugged in via USB with Bluetooth off, the controller doesn't work until I press the PlayStation button. The LEDs will flash quickly and the controller inputs are received by my Prime. After about 10 seconds pass, the controller shuts off and no inputs are accepted.

The above behavior is exactly the same when I turn Bluetooth on as well. If I try to use it wirelessly through Bluetooth however, inputs are not received by my Prime even though it is listed as being connected under my Bluetooth settings. Again, after 10 seconds, the controller will turn off and it is no longer listed as being connected.

Doesn't make much sense to me, I'm not sure why the controller turns itself off after 10 seconds when connected via USB, and why any inputs through Bluetooth have no effect when connected.

I don't know if this makes any difference, but in the picture posted above, the PS3 controller has a joystick icon next to it under the paired devices. On my list of paired devices, it displays a keyboard.
 
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apxi84

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has anyone tried this with a knockoff controller. i know the app had issues with non genuine controllers but i would love to get one fo those $15 ones for my tablet if possible.
 

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the sixpair tool is inside /system/bin play with it and do not need the dock :)

now we wont games like shadowgun or riptide gp or gta3 on your tablets.
help me to request gamepad support on every new game. spam the developers of the games or not buy games that not support gamepad

Can you elaborate? I'm having the same problem as the poster above you. I used the Sixaxis Pair Tool to manually enter my Prime's address, the prime detects it just fine but when I try to pair it, it asks for a PIN. I'd really like to get this working without having to buy a dock or USB dongle.
 

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Hey guys, I'm having difficulty getting my PS3 controller working with my Prime. I did the setup as listed above and under Bluetooth settings, the controller is listed as a paired device. The Bluetooth MAC address of my controller is also the same as the address of my Prime, I verified this through an application on my PC.

When plugged in via USB with Bluetooth off, the controller doesn't work until I press the PlayStation button. The LEDs will flash quickly and the controller inputs are received by my Prime. After about 10 seconds pass, the controller shuts off and no inputs are accepted.

The above behavior is exactly the same when I turn Bluetooth on as well. If I try to use it wirelessly through Bluetooth however, inputs are not received by my Prime even though it is listed as being connected under my Bluetooth settings. Again, after 10 seconds, the controller will turn off and it is no longer listed as being connected.

Doesn't make much sense to me, I'm not sure why the controller turns itself off after 10 seconds when connected via USB, and why any inputs through Bluetooth have no effect when connected.

I don't know if this makes any difference, but in the picture posted above, the PS3 controller has a joystick icon next to it under the paired devices. On my list of paired devices, it displays a keyboard.

I have the same problem as you, i also have a keyboard icon. I bought my dualshock 3 on ebay, and first i thought it was faulty or something, but it did work in windows using ds3 tool.

Did you find a solution to this?

[Edit]

I believe i found out what could be the most likely cause of this on my controller, it is not a original ps3 controller.. so i guess ill just throw it in the bin, and maybe get a real one. :)
 
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I wouldn't toss it. The PS3 has as a proprietary system so they should all be on the same standard.

Just use the DualShock3 program from the market to test. The latest version also allows you to map hotspots to key presses so you can play games that don't have built in button assignments.

So while it may run without it, I would still use the method we've always had. I dont see problem with requiring a 3rd party app... it worked well.

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Wallzii

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No I haven't been able to get it working natively on my device yet. I have also seen posts from other people that have this working that shows a keyboard icon instead of the joystick, so I guess that has no bearing.

Regarding the 3rd party app, I was hoping to not root my device until I get back to Canada. I am in Asia travelling right now and wish to keep everything stock until I am home in case anything happens. I do not have a laptop with me so there is no means to salvage anything should something go wrong.

And the search continues...!
 

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I understand the travel part. Well you could always buy one from Walmart (or foreign equivalent) that you could return it too if you don't have better results.

I like the sixaxis app because it just works. It sucks to have to launch the app prior to using the controller... and I don't think it works natively in ALL games without some sort of button or screen mapping. But for emulators it is a dream.

From what you describe, the controller turns on then off, it sounds like the two aren't pairing properly or the controller doesn't see your tablet. You need to make sure you use the PC to type in the Bluetooth MAC address to the controller...... Come to think of it, the knock-off controller might not be saving the MAC address of your tablet the same way a real DualShock controller does. Your essentially hacking the controller... and the knock-off might have a different flash process entirely.

I just tried to Pair my PS3 controller to my ICS Transformer. Initially it showed the Controller when searching, then it asked for a pin. Before I could type it in, it disappeared. Now it won't even display, and the controller just flashes for a minute.
 
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I understand the travel part. Well you could always buy one from Walmart (or foreign equivalent) that you could return it too if you don't have better results.

I like the sixaxis app because it just works. It sucks to have to launch the app prior to using the controller... and I don't think it works natively in ALL games without some sort of button or screen mapping. But for emulators it is a dream.

From what you describe, the controller turns on then off, it sounds like the two aren't pairing properly or the controller doesn't see your tablet. You need to make sure you use the PC to type in the Bluetooth MAC address to the controller...... Come to think of it, the knock-off controller might not be saving the MAC address of your tablet the same way a real DualShock controller does. Your essentially hacking the controller... and the knock-off might have a different flash process entirely.

I just tried to Pair my PS3 controller to my ICS Transformer. Initially it showed the Controller when searching, then it asked for a pin. Before I could type it in, it disappeared. Now it won't even display, and the controller just flashes for a minute.

Haha yep exactly whats happening to me. If you restart your transformer it will find it the first time (at least it did mine). I still can't get mine working. This would be amazing if I got this to work.
 

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That is awesome!
I noticed that only the first analog stick actually works (I'm testing it with N64oid on my Transformer Prime), does anyone else have this issue? Perhaps a solution? Or is this just an issue with N64oid.
 

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    We now have native ps3 pad (dual shock 3 sixaxis pad) support on ics. No app needed.:)
    4d5f83c126e02_1.jpg

    How to

    1 Connect pad via cable and use for 1 min. It will pair the pad without you knowing

    2 Disconnect pad and turn on Bluetooth. Press power on pad and will come up Ps3 controller connected

    3 Enjoy ps3 native without cables.

    :):)


    attachment.php
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    the sixpair tool is inside /system/bin play with it and do not need the dock :)

    now we wont games like shadowgun or riptide gp or gta3 on your tablets.
    help me to request gamepad support on every new game. spam the developers of the games or not buy games that not support gamepad
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    Hey guys, I'm having difficulty getting my PS3 controller working with my Prime. I did the setup as listed above and under Bluetooth settings, the controller is listed as a paired device. The Bluetooth MAC address of my controller is also the same as the address of my Prime, I verified this through an application on my PC.

    When plugged in via USB with Bluetooth off, the controller doesn't work until I press the PlayStation button. The LEDs will flash quickly and the controller inputs are received by my Prime. After about 10 seconds pass, the controller shuts off and no inputs are accepted.

    The above behavior is exactly the same when I turn Bluetooth on as well. If I try to use it wirelessly through Bluetooth however, inputs are not received by my Prime even though it is listed as being connected under my Bluetooth settings. Again, after 10 seconds, the controller will turn off and it is no longer listed as being connected.

    Doesn't make much sense to me, I'm not sure why the controller turns itself off after 10 seconds when connected via USB, and why any inputs through Bluetooth have no effect when connected.

    I don't know if this makes any difference, but in the picture posted above, the PS3 controller has a joystick icon next to it under the paired devices. On my list of paired devices, it displays a keyboard.
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    Hey guys, I'm having difficulty getting my PS3 controller working with my Prime. I did the setup as listed above and under Bluetooth settings, the controller is listed as a paired device. The Bluetooth MAC address of my controller is also the same as the address of my Prime, I verified this through an application on my PC.

    When plugged in via USB with Bluetooth off, the controller doesn't work until I press the PlayStation button. The LEDs will flash quickly and the controller inputs are received by my Prime. After about 10 seconds pass, the controller shuts off and no inputs are accepted.

    The above behavior is exactly the same when I turn Bluetooth on as well. If I try to use it wirelessly through Bluetooth however, inputs are not received by my Prime even though it is listed as being connected under my Bluetooth settings. Again, after 10 seconds, the controller will turn off and it is no longer listed as being connected.

    Doesn't make much sense to me, I'm not sure why the controller turns itself off after 10 seconds when connected via USB, and why any inputs through Bluetooth have no effect when connected.

    I don't know if this makes any difference, but in the picture posted above, the PS3 controller has a joystick icon next to it under the paired devices. On my list of paired devices, it displays a keyboard.

    I have the same problem as you, i also have a keyboard icon. I bought my dualshock 3 on ebay, and first i thought it was faulty or something, but it did work in windows using ds3 tool.

    Did you find a solution to this?

    [Edit]

    I believe i found out what could be the most likely cause of this on my controller, it is not a original ps3 controller.. so i guess ill just throw it in the bin, and maybe get a real one. :)
    1
    I understand the travel part. Well you could always buy one from Walmart (or foreign equivalent) that you could return it too if you don't have better results.

    I like the sixaxis app because it just works. It sucks to have to launch the app prior to using the controller... and I don't think it works natively in ALL games without some sort of button or screen mapping. But for emulators it is a dream.

    From what you describe, the controller turns on then off, it sounds like the two aren't pairing properly or the controller doesn't see your tablet. You need to make sure you use the PC to type in the Bluetooth MAC address to the controller...... Come to think of it, the knock-off controller might not be saving the MAC address of your tablet the same way a real DualShock controller does. Your essentially hacking the controller... and the knock-off might have a different flash process entirely.

    I just tried to Pair my PS3 controller to my ICS Transformer. Initially it showed the Controller when searching, then it asked for a pin. Before I could type it in, it disappeared. Now it won't even display, and the controller just flashes for a minute.