Nintendo Switch can now unofficially run the Android 10 operating system

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By Erric Buttlar

Owners of the Nintendo Switch portable gaming system and Android enthusiasts would find it interesting to hear that Android 10 has just been unofficially ported to the Switch. We are grateful to the SwitchRoot development team for making it easy to install the LineageOS 17.1 version for Android 10 on your Nintendo Switch system, if desired.

You’ll need a PC, a high-speed microSD card (formatted to FAT32), an RCM-exploitable Nintendo Switch, and a USB-C cable in order to install this build. Make sure to back up your data before installing the Android 10 build if you already have Android 8.1 Oreo installed on your SD card because flashing this new ROM will erase all of your data. If you use an Xbox controller, flash the Xbox Joycon Layout ZIP, Google Apps package, and Alarm Disable ZIP after flashing the ROM itself.

Run Android 10 on your Nintendo Switch

The unofficial LineageOS 17.1 Nintendo Switch ports provide you with access to the following features onces installed:

  • Android 10 based on Lineage 17.1
  • OTA updates.
  • Full Joy-Con and Pro Controller support with analog sticks and rails.
  • Hori Joy-Con support.
  • Deep sleep that can last for weeks.
  • An Android TV-based build.
  • Reworked fan profiles for quieter operation.
  • Optimized dock support with resolution scaling.
  • A rewritten charger driver supporting USB-PD and third party docks.
  • Optimized touch screen driver.
  • Easier install via Hekate partition tool.
  • Reworked, simpler, power profiles.
  • Much improved WiFi driver with less dropouts.
  • Shield TV remote app support for easy docked control.
  • Reboot to payload support.
  • Improved Bluetooth acc

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