PS3 game controller?

chimpboy74

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Hi
Hope someone can help. Seem to be going round in circles!!

I have my new g3 (awesome, just awesome!) and fancied taking advantage of the beautiful screen to play some games. (Gta, CoD etc) I want to get a game pad type controller and have seen a ps3 controller can be used. I'm not very techie so wondered if this will work without root?

I found one site that said a USB otg cable could be used. Is that correct and would I need to do any more than just connect them? I want the set up to be as simple as possible.

Might this set up not work for some games?

I'd prefer to use a ps3 controller as I have one already and I won't be gaming often enough to merit buying a dedicated android controller



I'm hoping to get a holder that holds both the phone and the controller.

Edit: just had a thought. If the ps3 controller is connected via cable then I won't be able yo have phone connected to charger. From experience the battery is going to run down fast I think.
 

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Cool thanks. By coincidence Mrs. Chimpboy just hinted Santa May be bringing the moga pro!!

Any reason you're deciding to stay un-rooted?

I was short with my answer earlier because I was kind of busy, but figured if you didn't want to root no need to explain myself.

Using the PS3 controller wirelessly with your phone as a controller requires a cable (you should have one from the original system that connects to your PS3) and a PC, as well as a several dollar application from the Play store (Sixaxis Controller). The cable is used with your controller and your PC to get the correct pairing security over to your phone to then use it. It requires root access, and I know of no other way to accomplish this.

Apparently you can use it with this application and the cable plugged into the phone. Without root. (root only required for wireless?

http://www.hashtagandroid.com/tips-...3-controller-with-your-android-device-no-root
 

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I use sixaxis with my G3. No need for wires or adapters. Does require a PC for initial connection and to pair up the controller.

That is what I have been using for months and I love it. Easy to do as well. Plus I have a HDMI cable that plugs from the phone to a TV so an adapter won't work for me.

Sent from my VZW LG G3 (tapatalk)
 

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Thanks for responses. I wanted to avoid rooting because , well I'm a scaredy cat (and a bit lazy)

I mentioned to mrs Chimpboy what I was trying to do and she all but said Santa was getting me the moga pro. If I find I don't like that controller I think I will try the ps3 option (I found a usb otg cable that has power cable too so I could have it charging)

So thanks again for the help
 

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OP I'm exactly the same, never rooted a phone and doubt I ever will.

Buying a USB OTG to use with my PS4 controller was one of the best choices I ever made.
 

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Rooting is not or shouldn't be a requirement..... It is and should be a choice. Everything isn't for everybody. Me myself chooses not to root. So there's no right or wrong when choosing to root or not..... It's all in the phone owners preference.

Sent from my Verizon LG G3
 

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What do you mean by that?

I meant pretty much what Technified said in their post. Your are given a choice, by the OS developers, to either root or not. That being said, anything you want to accomplish with your phone that is being held back by the ability to write files to protected areas of the phone (rooting) is your own drawback and/or internal conflict.
 

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I meant pretty much what Technified said in their post. Your are given a choice, by the OS developers, to either root or not. That being said, anything you want to accomplish with your phone that is being held back by the ability to write files to protected areas of the phone (rooting) is your own drawback and/or internal conflict.

Yer but rooting sounds like something I'd like to try someday but not at the cost of accidentally bricking my phone and voiding my warranty..
 

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Yer but rooting sounds like something I'd like to try someday but not at the cost of accidentally bricking my phone and voiding my warranty..

Don't let it hold you back. Rooting just gives you the ability to screw up your phone, it doesn't inherently provide this risk without your determination. IE, experimenting with abnormal or risky procedures.