Aug 162012

How to use PS3 controller for android, nexus 7 Tutorial

There are two methods for doing this, one is connecting the PS3 controller via a On the go (OTG) cable to Nexus 7′s micro USB port

this method only works with certain games that support external controllers, simply plugin and play.

How to Use a Playstation 3 Controller on Nexus 7 to play Dead Trigger [ PS3 Wired via OTG ]

The second method is more difficult and requires you to root your nexus7 first – The tutorial I posted here should help you do that, the second method allows you to play any game with your PS3 controls wireless through bluetooth.

The second method you will need the Sixaxis app from google play, this app allows for mapping PS3 controllers – setting profiles to make games work the way you want with your gamepad.

Sixaxis controller setup guide

Sixaxis controller setup nexus 7 android

The Playstation 3 controller is recommended but people are using Xbox 360 controllers too.

You can pick an Official Sony DualShock 3 Controller (PS3) from my affiliates site amazon.  There are cheaper controllers that work but if your serious about playing games then go for quality.

  • Diego

    I need a SD CARD ADAPTER.

  • Adam Davids

    Hello Diego check out the micro USB to USB + card adapter here

    This will work for SD cards but you must also Root your nexus 7 and download StickMount app here first.

    Adam the admin

  • Hamish MacLeod

    I’ve just ordered an OTG cable and will give this a try (wired connection to start with). Not sure if I want to go as far as to root my nexus yet but might do?

    • Adam Davids

      If you download tegrazone you can select controller compatible games from the drop down menu