Want to use PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller on Samsung Galaxy S III? Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above support Bluetooth game controller natively. However, I am facing problem to pair DualShock 3 Wireless Controller with Samsung Galaxy S3. Failed to pair due to PIN issue. Luckily, there is a way to make PS3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller to work on Samsung Galaxy S3 with Sixaxis Controller application. Note – root access is required.
How to use DualShock 3 Wireless Controller on Samsung Galaxy S3?
First of all, download Sixaxis Controller (link) from Google Play Store. Install it. Then follow online instruction from Dancing Pixel Studios website. Basically, you need to use SixaxisPairTool to set your phones 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. That’s all.
You should be able to play Android games with DualShock 3 Wireless Controller on Samsung Galaxy S3 just like I do. Enjoy…
Not rooted yet? Please refer to this guide to do so – How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 with CF-Root? (Video)
Hey Jayce, I was able to pair using the sixaxis checker but not in the sixaxis app do I need OTG cable to pair it or I can just use the bluetooth?
Bluetooth will do.
never mind jayce i got it. thanks!
Cant get this to work.
I had no problems with the same method on S2, but my S3 wont accept the controller.
The controller just blinks and then turn off.
I’m using Foxhound & Dark PA CM10, but none of them works
Any ideas what to do?
Hi Mogen, please check your current Android ROM supports it or not with Sixaxis Compatibility Checker.
If not supported, change to other Android ROM.
Thanks for quick reply.
I have checked with the compatibility checker, and it seems to be supported on both roms.
However, my Sixaxis app does not have “Change IME”, “Pair Controller” and “Active Touch profile buttons?
Hi Mogen, please consult Sixaxis Controller Developer in this case. I have no idea too.
Ok thanks anyway 🙂