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Root the Ouya – A step by step with downloads in one place.

Initially I thought this was covered very well that my input was simply not necessary. However the issue with website and especially forums is as they get older they tend to get harder to read. Links break down and information starts to become old. I have a few articles on my blog here that I’ve had to update from time to time. To be honest the SuperUser (root) option feels like it should be in the Manage > System menu of the Ouya. After-all, Ouya was touted as being %100 hack-able. So why jump through all of the hoops of websites to do it?

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Ouya Support – Bluetooth Discovery

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Bluetooth Discovery: Ouya does not automatically find the new Bluetooth device I just purchased for it!

Ouya Bluetooth Discovery Screen - Ouya Support Third Party HardwareOuya (more specifically the Android OS) will not automatically find any new Bluetooth device that you plugin via Bluetooth discovery. In some cases it won’t even find a brand new Ouya Controller unless you go into the pairing menu under MANAGE > CONTROLLERS . But for other devices such as Bluetooth keyboards, Bluetooth mice, etc you will need to go into¬†MANAGE > SYSTEM > ADVANCED then select Bluetooth ¬†in the advanced settings menu. Click on SEARCH FOR DEVICES in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and that will tell your Ouya to place your bluetooth in ‘discovery mode’ to find new devices until you the user pairs one up and then the Ouya takes itself out of discovery mode.

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Ouya Support – Bluetooth Lag

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Bluetooth Lag: My Ouya bluetooth joysticks are slow to respond!

Bluetooth lag is possible one of the most complained and criticized issues with the Ouya console. If you don’t have good joystick response time then your not a gaming console. Ouya could have done a slightly better job at giving the bluetooth controllers a larger antenna on the inside as they have the room for it. I have heard some people stating that they have to tip the Ouya onto its side in order to get better signal. If that is myth or not is to be debating, however tipping over your Ouya does not really hurt anything and if it works for you then good!

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