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Use android device as remote for the WII

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Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
December 07, 2010 08:54PM
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
December 07, 2010 09:46PM
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
December 21, 2010 03:55PM
Hi guys,

I do have Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" on my HTC Desire now. So if there is some kind of test program available which tries to bind the L2CAP sockets I am ready to give it a try. I am very occupied at the moment, so I wont be able to participate as much as I like to, but I will try to find some time.
Hopefully "Gingerbread" did the trick for us.

BR
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
December 21, 2010 04:42PM
Great news :)
I just got my ZTE Blade /Orange San Francisco, it's currently running 2.1, I'm waiting for a release with 2.3 where I can use this phone for phone calls ;)
But I've got good news too: it seams ZTE used the normal bluetooth implementation and didn't mess it up like HTC did.
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
December 23, 2010 11:18AM
Hi all,
Did anybody try to connect using the NDK like in WiimoteController?
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
February 04, 2011 12:42PM
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
February 04, 2011 03:20PM
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
February 04, 2011 08:17PM
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
February 05, 2011 05:39PM
I created a simple test app that should determine whether a device can at least open up an L2CAP server socket. It is currently failing for me. But I don't have Gingerbread on my Droid yet. Just waiting for CM7 to be stable. But I do know someone who has it installed so I can send the app to them and see what happens.

If anyone else wants a copy of the test app, send me a private message.
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
March 05, 2011 07:51PM
Hi Greg,

have you tested the L2CAP socket bind on CM7 yet? I wonder if there are any differences.

BR
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
March 05, 2011 08:34PM
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
March 05, 2011 11:16PM
I have tried a variety of ROMs, including a nightly build of CM7. The only device that did not throw an exception on binding the server socket was a stock Evo 4G. Surprising considering that HTC devices are supposed to have crappy bluetooth support. Of course all my test all does is open and bind the socket. I have yet to make a connection to the Wii. And since the Evo was not mine, I can't develop with it. I'll keep installing my test app on devices and see if any others look promising. I'm also waiting for a stable build of CM7.
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
March 10, 2011 11:13AM
Hi Greg,

good to hear that there is at least one device which throws no error. Could you please send me your test app and perhaps also your source code. I sent you a private message with my email address.

so long ...
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
March 10, 2011 01:49PM
Sorry guys, I just realized all the private messages you've been sending me have been sitting in my wiibrew inbox. I guess there is no email notification, or the emails are getting swallowed. Anyways, I'll send out that test app later today!

-Greg
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
March 10, 2011 05:30PM
No problem, as you may have noticed the same happened with the message you sent me :D
And no, there seams to be no option for notifications on pm.

Thanks for the app!
I will try it with cm7 and with honeycomb on the Blade.
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
March 11, 2011 06:30AM
CM7 on the ZTE Blade: JavaIOError, permission denied.
Honeycomb on the Blade: no working Bluetooth, yet.
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
March 27, 2011 09:40AM
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
March 28, 2011 07:05PM
The Nexus One not working is not surprising. That is a Google Experience device and HTC probably did not do anything custom. Interesting pattern has emerged though, HTC's customizations seem to make a difference. I have access to a Droid Eris, I'm going to try the test app on that device and see what happens.

Thanks for the update Felix!
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
April 14, 2011 01:32PM
Hey!

I wonder if somebody has tried to test the app on a HTC Desire HD with CM7. If it won't work than we can be sure that it has something to do with some HTC customisation. Would be at least very interesting.

I tested it on my HTC Desire with Oxygen 2.0.3 (custom Gingerbread ROM) and it didn't work. I also tried to install a RIL from the HTC Desire HD but it didn't change anything. So I think that it is highly probable that it is a kernel issue.

I think I will try to reflash the original ROM onto my Desire to see if it will work under this circumstances and if I am not too stupid also try to compare the bluez source codes.

I will post my results if any.
Re: Use android device as remote for the WII
April 16, 2011 08:31PM
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