Yes, playing Android games on Google Nexus 7 with PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller is great. No more wire and ease for portable as using Bluetooth connection. However, you can’t just plug and play. Sixaxis Controller application and root access are required in order to use DualShock 3 Wireless Controller on Nexus 7. That’s the price you have to pay. Else you will face endless PIN issues while pairing DualShock 3 Wireless Controller on Nexus 7. So how to use DualShock 3 Wireless Controller on Nexus 7?
How to use DualShock 3 Wireless Controller on Google Nexus 7?
Get Sixaxis Controller (link) from Google Play Store. Install it. Then follow online instruction from Dancing Pixel Studios website. In short, use SixaxisPairTool to set your Nexus 7 Bluetooth address to DualShock 3 Wireless Controller. Then use Sixaxis Controller to pair them. Enable Gamepad mode in Preferences – Gamepad Settings. Change IME to Sixaxis Controller for those games which don’t support native controller. You can start to enjoy then.
Enjoy playing Beach Buggy Blitz with DualShock 3 Wireless Controller on Google Nexus 7 just like I did…
Want to root Nexus 7? Please refer to this guide to do so – How to root Nexus 7? 1 click method (Video)
Thanks for another great post.
I’m considering getting a game controller from my Nexus 7, and I was wondering whether I should go the SixAxis app route.
Since you’ve tried both the SixAxis and USB OTG options, which would you recommend for most games?
My initial thoughts are that USB OTG is cheaper since I only need to buy the controller and I don’t have to worry about voiding my warranty via rooting, but SixAxis should be more versatile because I can map actions for any games, meaning it will work with everything and not just games that are inherently compatible with controllers. Am I right?
Both methods are good. Go for the root method since it supports more games. And you can have other root access features too. No worry about the warranty as you can always restore to stock software.
I read on the net that after update to 4.2 Sixaxis stopped working with GNex7, is that true?
I had just gotten my self a GNex7 and wanted to purchase a Dualshock controller but wanna make sure my investment is well worth it.
It was fixed now.