Use the MK802 Mini PC with a Bluetooth keyboard, mouse, game controller

The MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC is an inexpensive tiny computer with an Allwinner A10 processor, USB port, mini HDMI port, and 802.11b/g WiFi. You can plug in a keyboard or mouse, a TV or monitor, and use it like a desktop computer.

While the MK802 doesn’t include a Bluetooth wireless chip, it turns out there is a way to pair a Bluetooth keyboard mouse, keyboard, game controller, or other peripheral with the little computer.

MK802

If you’re running the software that comes with the MK802, simply plugging in a USB Bluetooth dongle won’t be enough. But you can replace the version of Android that comes with the MK802 with CyanogenMod 9 — a custom operating system based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Some users have found that this is all they need to do in order to get some Bluetooth dongles to work with some Bluetooth accessories.

Others have found that they need to apply an additional patch to add support for Bluetooth.

The procedure may be a little tricky for beginners, but if anything goes wrong there’s a safety net — you can use the LiveSuit software to restore the MK802 to its factory condition.

  • GATOM

    Hope the Uberoid bakes this in as well.

  • JonP

    The fact that these Android sticks require Windows to flash new software is maddening.

    • Todd Kleinert

      i am pretty sure you can use linux to prepare your memory card for use in an 802…doh!

  • Tsadhate

    I use this mini since few day and my combo wireless keyboard/mouse works very well with the original android.
    So i don’t understand why you can’t

  • Larry Smith

    Just found out there is new version is out mk802 II in w2comp.
    http://www.w2comp.com/detail.asp?catid=74585&Pdtid=630954

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  • Susan DD

    I am having nothing but problems with my MK. I love the idea but it blacks out the screen at times for no reason at all. It tells me I’m connected to the internet but it won’t bring up a website. I’ve tried downloading and reloading the operating system but it won’t work on my Windows 7 operating system. I’d love to use this regularly but I can’t get it to work! Any suggestions?