Now you can remotely control PS3 with Android BlueputDroid app. As you know that PlayStation have a Bluetooth port for connecting devices like keyboard, Mouse, Headset and joysticks. Now this Bluetooth also allows you to remotely control PS3 using Android devices, if the special drivers have been created. These special drivers are created by Berserker and name as BlueputDroid app, which is currently available for free download.
Remotely control PS3 with Android:
The BlueputDroid application establish connection between your phone and your PlayStation 3. After creating a connection your phone is used as an input device. The touch screen of Android phone is used as mouse courser and keyboard to input text.
Before installing BlueputDriod application on your Android phone, must checkout the list of supported devices. I think this helps you a lot and save you time. Below is the list of test devices, Supported devices and non-supported devices.
Note: Please note that BlueputDroid App required rooted devices only.
BlueputDroid test devices:
- Nexus One – Cyanogen 6.1.1: works
- HTC Wildfire – Cyanogen 6.1.0: works
- LG Optimus One – Stock Rom: not working
- LG Optimus S/T/One
- Google Nexus One (made by HTC)
- Google Nexus S (made by Samsung)
- Motorola Milestone
- Motorola Cliq
- Motorola Cliq XT
- Motorola Droid X
- SonyEricsson Xperia X10
- Archos 5 Internet Tablet
- Dell Streak
- T-Mobile G2
- Acer Liquid (only on Android 2.1+)
- Motorola Droid (only with custom firmware, like Cyanogenmod)
- HTC Hero (only with custom firmware, like DarchDroid or FroydVillain)
- HTC Eris (only with custom firmware, like Cyanogenmod)
- HTC Desire/HD (only with custom firmware, like Cyanogenmod)
- HTC Incredible (only with custom firmware, like IncDoes)
- HTC HD2 (only with custom firmware, like Amelia X6 HD2Froyo)
- Samsung Galaxy Spica (only with custom firmware, like Cyanogenmod)
- T-Mobile G1 (only with custom firmware, like Cyanogenmod)
- HTC Touch HD (originally WinMo device, works only with Android firmware, like Cyanogenmod/Neopeek)
- Samsung Moment
- Samsung Galaxy Spica
- Samsung Galaxy S (this includes Captivate, Vibrant, Epic 4G, Fascinate, Showcase, Mesmerize, Continuum, K, U or any other variant of the Galaxy S series devices, but excluding Nexus S, which doesn’t have Samsung’s software, and which works!)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab
- HTC Eris
- HTC Incredible
- HTC Desire/HD
- HTC Desire Z
- HTC Legend
- HTC Hero
- HTC Magic
- HTC Evo 4G
- HTC Aria
- HTC/T-Mobile myTouch 4G
You can free download BlueputDroid app for Android phone from here. Follow the simple onscreen steps to download and install the app on your device. Now I’m going to explain you, how to use BlueputDroid Application to remotely control PlayStation 3.
Video how to remotely control PS3 with Android BlueputDroid app:
Step by Step guide to remotely control PS3 with Android App:
Follow the below simple steps to remotely control your PS3 with Android BlueputDroid app.
- Run the application and hit the start button
- Scroll up the log bar to check for “ERROR:” messages, if you see only messages that starts with “INFO:” it’s all ok
- If you have some errors, press stop and send to me the logs by mail: there is a helpful command in the menù Send logs to developer (second screenshot) that will do the job
- Now turn on your PS3 and go in the bluetooth devices menù
- Hit on the PS3 menù “register new device” (as in the youtube video)
- If the PS3 prompt for an ID enter “0000”, otherwise look at the ID proposed (as in the youtube video)
- Now you should receive a “pair” request to your device: accept it and enter the same code displayed on the PS3
- IMPORTANT: your device is now register but you need to do an additional step (need to fix this in the future releases)
- Hit menù from your device and press “reload devices”
- The paired devices should now appear on the bottom of the application, the PS3 should be there.
- Click on the PS3 bluetooth address and the connection should be established now: please look at the log for errors (it should says “connect to <address> succeeded” or “connect to <address> failed”)
- If everything worked you are now ready for the real test
- The Android keyboard is not (only for the moment) mapped to PS3, so you need to “manually” send input events
- The “keyboard arrows” are mapped to 4 buttons as displayed in the screenshot: use them to navigate into the PS3 menù (for example try to select the browser and the hit on the “enter” button of the application)
- Open something on the PS3 that require text input (the browser for example, as in the video)
- Now you can try to discover some keycodes by entering a numeric value in the editbox on the left of the button “send key” (for example try to insert number 35 it could be lucky ) and press/release this last.
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