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Gamepad for Android on ODROID N2

Post by Katikakus1 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:03 am

New to Odroid, learning from scratch and wasn't able to find answer so asking for advice from the more experienced.

Recently I bought an Odroid N2 4GB, running dual-boot CE and Android 9.0 - the Hardkernel release 20200414. All works like a charm so far except for one thing.

I'd like to use Android also for gaming, single player as well as local multiplayer (splitscreen + two controllers) in games that support such mode.

I have two old Logitech Rumblepad 2 USB wired controllers which were recognized and work well in CE. However, I cannot get them running in Android. Is there a simple way to add support to the N2 Android? Btw. Aida64 displays the Rumblepad among connected devices, but it just doesn't work.

If not, what gamepad do you recommend for flawless use in Android on N2? Thanks.
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Re: Gamepad for Android on ODROID N2

Post by tobetter » Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:21 am

I think the driver for your Rumblepad is not enabled in the kernel, maybe HK needs to build new kernel Image and release the update as usual. You should wait for several days for new update.
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Post by Katikakus1 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:42 am

That would be great. Do I need to request? Where or whom? Thanks.

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Post by tobetter » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:51 am

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That would be great. Do I need to request? Where or whom? Thanks.
I will arrange the task on Monday but the version will come in the week or will share the test binary since we do not have the joystick.
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Post by Katikakus1 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:15 am

Thank you!

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Post by Katikakus1 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:33 pm

Not sure if needed or helpful. VID and PID as displayed under W7. Seems like the PID is the same as the newer Rumblepad F510 in DirectInput mode. It doesn't support XInput however.

And I also found this config on github: https://github.com/libretro/retroarch-j ... _2_USB.cfg
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Post by codewalker » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:13 am

Hi, Katikakus1.
I've found this.
https://blogging.dragon.org.uk/getting- ... -on-linux/
I will add CONFIG_INPUT_JOYDEV as builtin.
Do you want to test a trial firmware before official version releasing?

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Post by Katikakus1 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:05 pm

Yes, I would be happy to test. Thank you.

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Post by codewalker » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:44 pm

I've uploaded a test firmware.
Please try this and let me know the result.
Thank you.

https://dn.odroid.com/S922X/ODROID-N2/A ... e/64/test/
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Yes, I would be happy to test. Thank you.
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Post by Katikakus1 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:41 pm

I don't know what I am doing wrong but the updates do not work for me. Did a fresh install of Android 64Bit from 20200422 image file, setup network, download the update package. I go through Odroid settings -> install upload from downloaded zip, select the downloaded file, update, restart and get error message with the infamous droid on his back - failed to mount /cache. I am new to this so please, bear with me.

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Post by Sholander » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:33 pm

I guess that you have black Hardkernel logo when you start N2. Then to get past "Droid on the back" I have to "pull the plug" (disconnect N2 from mains 20 seconds and then reconnect power). For me it's not enough to just reboot N2 as that does not work for me, always get "Droid on the back" instead of starting the update.
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Post by codewalker » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:56 pm

I'm sorry, I guess that I didn't uploade file completely.
I'm going to upload again right now with md5sum.
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I don't know what I am doing wrong but the updates do not work for me. Did a fresh install of Android 64Bit from 20200422 image file, setup network, download the update package. I go through Odroid settings -> install upload from downloaded zip, select the downloaded file, update, restart and get error message with the infamous droid on his back - failed to mount /cache. I am new to this so please, bear with me.
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Post by Katikakus1 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:40 pm

codewalker wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:56 pm
I'm sorry, I guess that I didn't uploade file completely.
I'm going to upload again right now with md5sum.
The file is 141 MB only, the previous one was 519 MB. Are you sure it's been uploaded completely? Downloading now - the download speed is really slow so I will check the md5 sum, once complete.

Would it be possible to upload the file to my Google drive?

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Post by Katikakus1 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:55 pm

Tested and gamepad works. Please, include the support in 32bit version as well. Thank you so much!

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Post by codewalker » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:24 pm

I have one question.
Why do you need 32-bit android? Just for my curiosity!
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Tested and gamepad works. Please, include the support in 32bit version as well. Thank you so much!

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Post by Katikakus1 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:27 pm

From the description it seems that it's more mature than the 64bit Odroid N2 version. Just my impression. If not, I'd be more than happy to switch to 64bit.

"This is a preview release for Android Pie 64-bit system, some features could be unsupported or unstable enough as much as the previous Android Pie 32-bit system.
For some time, Android 32-bit and 64-bit release will be maintained and released separately."

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Post by voodik » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:59 pm

Katikakus1 wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:27 pm
From the description it seems that it's more mature than the 64bit Odroid N2 version. Just my impression. If not, I'd be more than happy to switch to 64bit.

"This is a preview release for Android Pie 64-bit system, some features could be unsupported or unstable enough as much as the previous Android Pie 32-bit system.
For some time, Android 32-bit and 64-bit release will be maintained and released separately."
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Post by Katikakus1 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:07 pm

Ok, thanks for info. Will switch to 64bit.

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Post by Katikakus1 » Mon May 11, 2020 5:04 pm

Downloading the latest update 20200507. Before I start a clean install - has this been included in the update? Thanks.

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Re: Gamepad for Android on ODROID N2

Post by odroid » Mon May 11, 2020 6:50 pm

Katikakus1 wrote:
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Downloading the latest update 20200507. Before I start a clean install - has this been included in the update? Thanks.
Yes, it has. Look at the change logs in the release note.
https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-n2/os_im ... ew_updates

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