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How to connect a wireless Xbox 360 controller to a rooted Nexus 7

How-To 19 Oct 2012
How to connect a wireless Xbox 360 controller to a rooted Nexus 7

There is virtually no limit to the number of cool things you can do with Android. XDA-Developers.com recently showed readers how to connect a wireless Xbox 360 controller to their rooted Android tablet – specifically, the Nexus 7.

Surprisingly, connecting the controller isn’t as difficult as you might think. In fact, XDA-Developers.com rated the instructions as 1 star out of 3 on the difficulty scale.

What you need:

-Xbox 360 wireless controller

-Xbox 360 Wireless Dongle

Xbox 360 Make a Wireless Gaming Receiver

-OTG Cable

You can read the instructions by sleeplessninja in this forum thread. Basically, all you need to do is root the Nexus 7, access the Android shell, then enter a few basic commands (all the commands are listed in that forum thread).

Here’s a video that walks you through the entire process:

How cool is that? Follow those steps and you’ll be playing Dead Trigger on an Xbox 360 controller in no time!

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Andrew Tufts

Andrew Tufts is a tech writer from Canada. He currently owns a Samsung Galaxy S5 and can be yelled at on Twitter @emperoryogi

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