Support for Ouya android console that could in 2020.
We suppose if there is one truly cyberpunk thing about living in 2020 is the fascination of reviving decommissioned hardware from dead companies and continue to use it for our own personal entertainment. Technology that is no longer hindered by any company what-so-ever. Where does the Ouya fit into all of this? Well!
Linux ADB into your Ouya via the Raspberry Pi? With SSH even?!?! It’s more likely then you think!
With Razer finally pulling the plug on Ouya’s servers on June 25 of 2019. June 25, 2013, marks the birth date of the Ouya’s initial release (not bad for a console that was only designed to last for a few years). Users and preservationists have been scattering the net to find a way to keep these silver boxes running into 2019 and beyond. Of course, a lot of them have found our original Cyanogen blog entry. This article is helping people to this very day in getting rid of the Stock Ouya firmware and loading it with something that no longer requires Ouyas Authentication servers. For all of those which have come to our blog for help. Allow us to thank you for visiting this independent blog and hope that you found the answers you were looking for.
But as time progresses so does the way we think, the way we hack our android boxes. Read on if you want to know more.
It was brought to my attention that there was a guy on ebay selling a lot of six Ouyas as-is and I said “why not? let’s see whats going on with them”. And now I have officially received my Six Ouyas for parts on eBay. The final price I paid for six broken Ouyas was $14.00 + $24.99 S&H from Canada to the US Midwest. I thought it would’ve gone for a lot more, to be Honest but glad I got it for so low! Anyhow; Allow me to dig into these. As a repair tech, I am super excited about these and am very interested in how Ouyas break and to actually learn from some of these units in the hopes of helping others.
It has come to my attention today with the help of my web admin that there was an APK that I allowed for download to peoples Ouya consoles on my site called KingRoot. That will no longer be available here. Continue reading if you want to hear more.
This Xbox Debug post is going to be more of a blog than an actual technical guide as I go down nostalgia lane here. I can’t make it too technical because I don’t want to deal with lawsuits from Microsoft.
The slow destruction of an Ouya Controller after 1 year of moderate use.
I don’t think I would consider myself an aggressive gamer to really abuse the Ouya Controller. I have a total of 63 games loaded on my Ouya with over half of them being side-loaded emulators coupled with all of the things I learned in previous blogs about this consoles journey. Multiple times I have re-rooted this Ouya and even had to firmware reset it a few times as well. Throughout all of this, the controller is the real item that takes the beating in any game console. I know some of this will view my blog as being nitpicky however there are people who want to take care of their consoles and treat them with a fair amount of respect so that it can last a very long time. Read on if you want to know more or just want to take notes if you are buying a used Ouya Controller on the used market.
This entry explains quickly how I do screen capture for my Ouya articles so that I could show you certain key features and configurations that I have run across over the short while I have been playing with this unit. screen capture from the Ouya requires no special software beyond the android development kits which are easily downloadable. And in a few commands you’ll be capturing your favorate screenshots from your Ouya console in no time!
What about hooking up keyboards and mice to play on the Ouya?
The android operating system that Ouya is based on supports keyboards and joysticks with your Ouya natively. In fact, it’s far easier to use the internal browser for Ouya to go online with a keyboard and browser then using the keypad interface with the Ouya joystick. As for better game operation there’s only one game that is known that works very well and this is provided that your Ouya is already rooted which is the quake and doom collections by progger10 which allows you to bind mouse and keyboard control to the game effectively playing games on your android device as if you were on a normal desktop PC.
The solution you described for bluetooth pairing does not work on PS3 and P3 controllers!
PS3 and the third party “P3” controllers operate a little differently when it comes to their blue-tooth enabling. The first thing you have to do with that model of controller that you hard-wire it into your Ouya (by “hard-wiring” I mean using your USB charging cable that you normally have hooked to your PS3 and hook it from your Joystick to the Ouyas USB Port). By hard-wiring it it breaks any pairing with another PS3 that could be in your house or perhaps a PS3 that is long since separated from the controller as you may have bought this online somewhere.
Note: Upon plugging the PS3 controllers into your Ouya, the Ouya will respectively disable the Bluetooth service on the console and you will lose connectivity with your Ouya Controller. This is perfectly normal! Just make sure that you can navigate around the menus with the wired connection.