Can someone who has been able to successfully flash gapps report what version worked and where they got it from? I've tried nano, mini, and stock all from opengapps and none of them have worked (and yes, I have mounted /system in TWRP), they get through the flash process successfully but then either cause a freeze at black screen when attempting to boot, or if Android does boot, none of the Google apps are installed, as if the package hadn't been flashed at all.
I'm using the 32GB image with a Sandisk Ultra Plus 32GB card, using the 32GB image.
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I am also having the same issue with wifi connection dropping for 20-30 seconds once every few minutes. I'm sure we'll have a stable build soon, this is the first release. Still super impressive!
Okay so for some reason (and I'm not the only one to report this) downloads from the play store just slow to a crawl after a few seconds, after around 20mb of download. Quick workaround: pull down the notification shade and pause the download, when you hit resume it will be at full speed.
I have exactly the same issue. Unable to get borderlands 2 installed even with the workaround. Anyone else have any luck?
Do you have a telegram ID?pretty impressed for a first outing, been playing GTA V through geforce and it worked pretty damn good.
SanDiskLooks amazing, good job! I'm currently on Amazon and wondering what the best possible SD card I should buy for this. Can you recommend me one?
*** Disclaimer Don't break your stuff, okay? // TODO write better disclaimer
LineageOS 15.1 for Nintendo Switch by switchroot. This is the first publicly available Android ROM for the Nintendo Switch. Based on the Nvidia Shield TV builds it brings a smooth and powerful Android experience to your Switch in both handheld and docked mode.
As previously shown:
- LineageOS 15.1 - Android 8.1 Oreo
- Based on the Nvidia Shield TV trees
- TWRP pre-installed
- CPU and GPU performance profiles
- Works in handheld and docked mode
- Audio is supported
- Joycons connect via Bluetooth, also in handheld mode
- Reboot to Payload (NEW!). Rebooting will reboot to android and reboot to boodloader will boot hekate.
- Deep sleep, so battery life is not great
- Auto rotation as we haven't figured out how to talk to the sensor yet
- Screen off in dock
- Charging is not detected, but console still charges
- Some apps don't handle joycon inputs correctly
- The touchscreen sometimes detects touches even when your finger is just floating over the screen
- There is a system process ANR on boot. Just click „Wait“ and it won’t happen again until next boot
- Screenshots do not work
- WiFi may randomly stop working. If this happens just reboot
- If TV looks odd and grainy when docking then redock a few times.
- No TV keyboard that can be used with gamepad
- SELinux is disabled
- You can’t access the FAT32 partition of the SD card on macOS. Windows and Linux works.
- You tell us ;)
- Pick the image that corresponds to the size of your SD card. You can use an image that is smaller than your card. You’ll end up with the remaining space unused on your card.
- Write the image to your SD card with e.g. balenaEtcher Do not extract the image, Etcher can handle the compressed image just fine! WARNING: This will overwrite any contents on your card! The progress bar/percentage might go haywire in Etcher, but you can ignore that. The flashing will still work and Etcher will let you know when it’s done. It can take up to an hour depending on your SD card’s speed. Also make sure not to format any of the partitions when Windows prompts you to after flashing.
- Download GApps for Android 8.1. from OpenGApps, use ARM64 NANO. Put the file on the first partition of your new SD card
- If desired download the "Shield-ifier" zip and place it also on the SD card. This will make your Switch identify as Nvidia Shield TV and install the Nvidia app.
- Load hekate and boot to TWRP by holding VOL+ when you select the Android config.
- Make sure to mount /system and /vendor first in TWRP. Flash GApps zip, reboot2payload zip and optionally flash other zips. Also after installing GApps wipe cache/dalvik as offered by TWRP. Video that shows how to access and flash zips in TWRP: https://youtu.be/3F6WgAb44yk
- Reboot to hekate and boot into Android
- Complete the inital setup, but DO NOT connect to wifi, do that after set-up has completed. For the Nvidia app to work make sure to update it from Play Store!
Initial release: 2019-07-27
// TODO make more releases
Q: How to switch performance profiles?
A: Go to Settings -> Battery -> Power Profiles. The options are Balanced = 1 GHz CPU / 468 MHz GPU, Quick = 1.4 GHz CPU / 768 MHz GPU and Performance = 1.7 GHz CPU / 920 MHz GPU. Keep in mind that the high performance profiles use MUCH more battery.
Q: How will updates be done?
A: For updates, flashable zips will be released.
Q: Can we use TV mode?
A: Use HAL launcher from the Play Store to run apps in TV mode.
Q: Nvidia GameStream doesn’t perform well, what to do?
A: Try using Moonlight instead.
Q: Does Magisk work?
A: Yes, just flash it in TWRP
Q: I get an error about „invalid architecture“ when trying to flash GApps
A: Make sure you mounted System in TWRP
Q: Does this work on any Switch?
A: You will need to be able to boot into hekate. If you can do that, your Switch is compatible.
- The LineageOS Tegra devs, especially @Steel01
- Our testers
- Everyone who contributed
63c02149407e31c0620c3a0a2079f57e7d2d6855 android-128gb.img.gz 7615277cf2b383dfe32163746debfe2da8683728 android-16gb.img.gz 890c6cc203862f266caaf77fca4616ebe864eee6 android-32gb.img.gz d5439008ecdb0aa5e9350e6f0848fc0d56578427 android-64gb.img.gz e90143137a45d5bdecceb708c360742a76532182 shieldifier.zip
sudo ./flash.sh ./android-16gb.img