A selection of Android 4.2 devices can now support Sony’s PS4 Remote Play without the need to root your smartphone or tablet, thanks to a newly created APK. However if you would like to use the DualShockManager for your controller then a root is still required.
XDA member TheScriptKitty has created the PS4 Remote Play Android APK port that will add Remote Play support to non-Sony smartphones and tablets, allowing you to enjoy the fun of remote play without the need to root your device.
According to reports the new Android APK supports any Android device running KitKat 4.4 or above, with some users confirming that the PS4 Remote Play app also works with Android 4.2 and 4.3 smartphones. Instructions for installing the PS4 Remote Play to work with the latest APK are blow :
1. Download and install RemotePlayPortV0.6.1.apk (if you have a previous version installed run “adb uninstall com.playstation.remoteplay” first.)
2. (Optional) Download and Install DualShockManager.apk
– Move APK into ‘/system/app/’ and change permissions to RW-R-R
“The latest version of the port.apk (V0.61) removes connection speed and WiFi checks, allowing you to connect to your PS4 over slower connections and potentially even your data connection, providing that your network is fast enough. Despite the removal of these checks, a 5GHz router is still recommended.”
For more information on the new PS4 Remote Play Android 4.2 support jump over to the XDA website for details via the link below.