Using an XBOX 360 wireless controller on the ARCHOS GamePad


Are you already bored with your ARCHOS GamePad controls, looking to use a separate joystick for heavy gaming ? Thanks to sleepless ninja on and deadhp1 on forum we have a kernel module to support the XBOX 360 controller for Android and RK3066 based devices. In this article, we’ll review how to configure the XBOX controller on your GamePad and check it on the few supported games.


XBOX 360 wireless controller on the ARCHOS GamePad video demo

The video below demonstrates the XBOX 360 Wireless Controller running on the ARCHOS GamePad

Required hardware

You need to install a rooted firmware on your ARCHOS GamePad, it should also work on other RK3066 processor based devices.

As a game controller, you will need an XBOX 360 controller wireless model.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

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and the XBOX 360 Wireless receiver dongle to connect to your Android device.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless receiver

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You will also need an USB Host / OTG cable to connect the XBOX 360 wireless receiver dongle to micro USB connector of your ARCHOS GamePad.

Setup in Arctools

  • Step 1: Download ArcTools APK and install the application on your Android device.
  • Step 2: Start ArcTools.
  • Select the package “XBOX 360 wireless controller support for RK3066 devices (xpad module)

  • Step 3: Download, Install the package
  • Step 4: Select “Grant” button to allow SuperUser when prompted to give root access.
  • The install is now complete and you should have a screen like the one below. On some devices, it may necessary to run step 2. to step 4 a second time for the configuration to be properly done.

  • Step 5: Go to Tools tab, select the “Xbox 360” service, click on it

  • That’s it, connect and pair your Xbox 360 controller with the wireless dongle and you should be ready to play games.
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    Other gaming options: WII Remote Controller, Sony Sixaxis / DualShock 3 controller

    Bluetooth enabled tablets can also support other controllers, such as the WII Mote or the Sony Sixaxis / DualShock 3 controllers. Unfortunately, the ARCHOS GamePad doesn’t not have Bluetooth, but that may be supported in the future using external dongles.

    Using a WII Remote controller on the ARCHOS 101 G9

    Sony Sixaxis / DualShock game controller and Mapping tool on ARCHOS 101 XS

    We hope you’ll enjoy gaming with your Android device, don’t hesitate to leave comments in our forum.


    1. This is perfect and EXACTLY the reason I bought my Archos, so I could play all of the great Android exclusive titles but on the big screen and with a controller I’m familiar with.

      I do have one issue though and that is I need a way to be able to charge the Archos and play at the same time because the battery doesn’t last long enough to get any real gaming in. I’ve searched for splitter cables but they are always the wrong way round.

      Any ideas?

      Great work mate, keep it up!

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