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#1 Line6Tony

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 07:43 AM

Thanks everyone for getting into the Spider V. We hope you’re enjoying all that it has to offer.

 

We’ve found that with certain new product launches, it’s helpful to keep a running thread of your experiences with connecting various Android mobile devices, whether it works or not. With such a wide variance in offerings and specs, it’s impossible for us to test all of them, so maybe this thread will help answer some customer questions, while possibly helping Line 6 spot issues/trends with a given group of devices.

 

Here is the Spider V / Android Device USB Compatibility Check article that should help you find out if your device support USB Host Mode, which is required for the Spider V Remote app to communicate with Spider V amplifiers.

 

Please post your device model, Android OS, and Compatibility Check results.

 

Thanks for your input. Please remember to visit https://line6.ideascale.com with any feature requests you may have.


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

None of my android devices work. LG Gpad 8 and LG G5.
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Posted 05 February 2017 - 02:08 PM

Are you using an OTG cable? Are you sure you have the switch at the back on the Android side?

So far all my tablets work fine, only problem I have is my Samsung S6.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:59 PM

My galaxy s6 with android 6.0.1 doesn't work!!
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:38 AM

All 5 of my devices work so long as I use an OTG adaptor. From budget $40 chinese tablets, through Galaxy S3, Asus Memopad 10" and LG G3. Android 4.4x through 5.1x


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:51 AM

Note 3 (Samsung Galaxy) Does NOT work.  It did work sporadically at first but was very, very glitchy. Once it worked for an entire day but now keeps losing it's connection or simply wont connect. Ordered a dragon touch X10 per suggestion in this forum and hoping it will work.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:10 AM

Crazy to have to buy different tablets etc, and have many hit or miss even after all that.
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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:42 PM

87 votes and counting for computer (Win Mac) editors (in combined topics)

Keep voting!! But use this link so not to litter the Ideascale area with similar topics.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:59 AM

No dice with My OnePlus2 on cyanogen 13 (Android 6) using a Belkin direct usb-c to usb-b cable.

 

Thankfully, the old usb-b cable to my pc did work so I could atleast use that to update the firmware.

 

Hopefully getting an otg adaptor to use in conjunction with that known working cable tomorrow or monday.

 

Definetly need a PC version of the app for easier use.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:34 PM

Anything running on Android 6 or greater had not worked for me. I have a Nexus 6p, 2 LG G4s, and and an LG G Pad tablet. They ask run Android 6 or greater. Spider Remote WILL NOT work on any of them. I pulled out an old Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1 and it worked like a charm.

Also, if you open a support ticket with Line 6, you'll see that the is no category option for Android 6 or greater. This tells me that they haven't developed for these versions of Android. Hopefully, they have it in the works because the Spider V is a great amp!
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:54 AM

Quick update from my previous post.
Got the OTG adaptor today, still nothing on the phone. Poor show, Line 6.

 

Thankfully I got the app working on my PC with VirtualBox and an Android 6.0 image.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:56 AM

Quick update from my previous post.
Got the OTG adaptor today, still nothing on the phone. Poor show, Line 6.

 

Thankfully I got the app working on my PC with VirtualBox and an Android 6.0 image.

 

How do you like the VirtualBox setup?  Was going that route on mine.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:02 AM

How do you like the VirtualBox setup?  Was going that route on mine.

 

For me, it's probably preferable. I'm used to big screens so it'd be alot easier to work with.

 

It's also handy when closing virtualbox to "Save the machine state" . That way when you load up android again, you're back where you were on the Spider Remote app.

 

The response time on it is maybe a little slow, but it's totally usable.

 

The only annoyance I've found is when you shut down virtualbox, you have to remember to either turn your Spider V off, or unplug the USB, otherwise any music/movie audio comes through the amp.

 

All in all, it's a decent enough work around if you have issues getting your phone/tablet to connect.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:08 AM

For me, it's probably preferable. I'm used to big screens so it'd be alot easier to work with.

 

It's also handy when closing virtualbox to "Save the machine state" . That way when you load up android again, you're back where you were on the Spider Remote app.

 

The response time on it is maybe a little slow, but it's totally usable.

 

The only annoyance I've found is when you shut down virtualbox, you have to remember to either turn your Spider V off, or unplug the USB, otherwise any music/movie audio comes through the amp.

 

All in all, it's a decent enough work around if you have issues getting your phone/tablet to connect.

 

Thanks for sharing!  I'll give it a go tonight and see what happens.  At least it may be a stable solution until Line 6 gets this figured out.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:25 AM

For me, it's probably preferable. I'm used to big screens so it'd be alot easier to work with.

 

It's also handy when closing virtualbox to "Save the machine state" . That way when you load up android again, you're back where you were on the Spider Remote app.

 

The response time on it is maybe a little slow, but it's totally usable.

 

The only annoyance I've found is when you shut down virtualbox, you have to remember to either turn your Spider V off, or unplug the USB, otherwise any music/movie audio comes through the amp.

 

All in all, it's a decent enough work around if you have issues getting your phone/tablet to connect.

Alot of users have rooted tablets to figure things out. Key problem in some developer minds are the ways the app compile presets in the app as one mega file. App designers have said they should have used a different allocation method. User files are hidden in the app. You have to be rooted to see them. From what I remember they are using a Win program called AmiDuos. Running 6.0 rooted. When rooted, your files will be your user name as a header for "db" files. You can't see the local folders on non rooted tablets or emulators.

I think there are some of these guys coming up with a different apk. I hope so. Line 6 has used the same basic app since the Amplifi and Firehawks. Those users have complained about remote app for a couple years already, and many posted wishlist for Win and Mac editors. Nothing in the works on computer based editors for those guys for over a year or two. This is it. Anything more would take outside users to develop on their own.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:31 AM

My Samsung S7 does not work well, it recognizes the amp but won't let me change the tones and attempting to do a firmware update locked up my phone


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:15 AM

Hello All, I just wanted to throw this out there. Initially my Nexus 6p with Android Nougat 7 wasn't connecting or it was dropping the connection. I then downgraded, with no immediate success, to Android Marshmallow. Frustrated, I started messing around with the Developer Options which need to be unlocked. You can do this by going to Settings and somewhere you should see a Build Number option. Tap on this section 7 times to unlock. Then I enabled an option called "Disable USB audio routing" and tried connecting once again. It worked and has been working ever since. Now, I haven't tried to verify this by enabling USB audio routing because I'm a little gun-shy. I'm just glad it is now working...lol. I will give that a shot and update everyone soon. Also note that I'm not sure that every phone has the USB audio routing option either. However, it can't hurt to check your phone and see. Let me know if this works for you or not. Good luck!
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