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Nintendo Switch gets (unofficial) Android 10 support via LineageOS 17.1

Nintendo Switch now has LineageOS 17.1 support unofficial Android 10
Nintendo Switch now has LineageOS 17.1 support
Thanks to the SwitchRoot team, Android 10-based LineageOS 17.1 can now be easily installed on the Nintendo Switch console. In the past, this popular game console received Android 8.1 Oreo from the same team. The new unofficial Android ROM brings deep sleep and a snappier overall experience to the Nintendo Switch.
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When it comes to unofficial ROMs that bring old devices back to life, not only smartphones get this luxury. The Nintendo Switch is such a device and the team that delivered Android 8.1 Oreo to it a while ago is back with Android 10-based LineageOS 17.1.

The SwitchRoot team describes the unofficial ROM for the Nintendo Switch to be "faster, more responsive and has many new features over the previous release, including deep sleep and an Android TV build." The list of features is quite rich and includes OTA updates, deep sleep that can apparently last for weeks, reworked fan profiles for more silent gaming sessions, multiple other optimizations, and more.

Sadly, there are also a few known bugs, such as broken Shield games, BT autio stuttering on some headphones, default keyboard can't be used with a controller, and so on. More adventurous users can get the firmware as it is right now, but most should wait for the problems to be ironed out first.

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Codrut Nistor, 2021-02- 9 (Update: 2021-02- 9)