We have just shared a new tutorial: “Workaround for the RetroPie Bluetooth Security Bug”
You may find that while setting up RetroPie on your Raspberry Pi that pairing new Bluetooth controllers results in something like:
- During the “Please choose the security mode - Try the first one, then second if that fails”, RetroPie feezes/stops responding
- When pairing, you get the error “Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.AuthenticationFailed”
If so, then read on as we have a workaround that we have tested with 8Bitdo Controllers!