Is it possible to unpair the new controllers?
I recently worked on two controllers for someone. In this deal, I got to keep the newer controller that had an issue with a bad RB button (which has been temporarily fixed) in exchange for recovering the firmware on a Model 1537.
On the 1537, there is a hardware flaw that allows unpairing if done correctly. I've detailed it in the previous post, found here: Is it possible to unpair these controllers?. This didn't work, so I tried a similar, but different way of doing it on the new controllers:
- Plug it into a PC over USB (this is to get it to try to connect over Wireless)
- Unplug the cable (this makes it try wireless)
- Pair it away from the console, ensuring it can't get a signal
The idea behind this was the pairing would "erase" because it gets invalidated and is considered unusable. This would work because the controller could not fetch clean pairing data.
The new controllers are not working with this method so this was clearly a (very useful) flaw in the hardware on the old controllers. It has since been fixed since the pairing is now persistent enough this no longer works or shows signs of working.
Is there a similar hardware flaw in these new controllers to do this like I did on the 1537's, or is this procedure not an option anymore and I can't get rid of it like I did on my old controller without the PC receiver?
Is this a good question?