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Download PS5 Advanced Back Buttons Instructions

 Download PS5 Advanced Back Buttons Instructions

At Glance

The Mega Modz Advanced Back Buttons for the PS5 controller can be tailored to any playstyle. It is designed to deliver more versatility and performance when gaming while maintaining the comfort and feel of the DUALSENSE 5 wireless controller.

Key Features

  • Two Tactile Rear Buttons allowing for multiple configurations.
  • Control LED Indicator for easy profile customization.
  • A dedicated button (Mod Switch) that allows remapping and configuring inputs on the fly.

Available Advanced Button Settings

The option features 3 settings/sub-modes:

  • Straight Remap. A traditional remap function mimics the stock controller buttons.
  • Turbo Mod*. Holding a rear button triggers a fast series of presses separate from a stock button press.
  • Quick ON/OFF switch for MODS. Both back buttons can be configured as ON/OFF functions for shooting (SLOT 1 LED) and special (SLOT 2-4 LEDs) mods for better in-game flexibility.

*NOTE: The user can configure the Turbo Mod timing sequences.
The times that the stock buttons are pressed and released are programmable in steps of seconds, hundreds of milliseconds, and tens of milliseconds.

Available Controller Configurations

There are 4 controller configurations available:

  • A controller with 2 Rear Buttons featuring the Standard Remap only. This upgrade solution gives the user a competitive edge in Online Gaming and Tournaments, eSport approved.
  • A controller with 2 Advanced Rear Buttons that features the Standard Remap and Turbo function for Online/Offline gaming. Not allowed in Tournaments.
  • A controller with MODS and 2 Rear Buttons featuring the Standard Remap. A modded controller that is complemented with remappable buttons for Online/Offline gaming. Not allowed in Tournaments.
  • A controller with MODS and 2 Advanced Buttons featuring 3 sub-modes. A modded controller plus Standard Remap, Turbo Mode, and ON/OFF Switching for Mods.

Each Controller Setup can be configured in the PS5 Controller Creator.

In-Depth

NOTE: If your controller Back Buttons configuration is Macro Remap, then, click here to get to the correct instructions

Introduction

There are 3 main components besides the stock controller buttons involved in the process of configuring rear buttons.

Custom Indicator

It is a built-in LED board with advanced LEDs. It looks like a square consisting of 4 LEDs located next to each other. All four LEDs are mounted directly into the controller shell. If you’re holding the controller shoulder buttons up then, Slot 1 - upper left; Slot 2 - upper right; Slot 3 - bottom left; Slot 4 - bottom right.

Picture showing LED Indicator

The LED Indicator lets the user interact with the modchip and be aware of what functions are active at any time. It also helps to scroll between sub-modes (If available), set up custom values (timing) for Turbo Mod, and get notifications about active configurations in real-time. Each stock button is color-coded when it gets assigned to the back buttons. At any given moment the user is able to detect which button is assigned, and what configuration and setup it represents.

Dedicated Mod Button

It is an additional built-in button located at the bottom center of the attachment. The main and only purpose of it is to simplify the configuration process. There is no need to press it for any other purposes during the gameplay.

Dedicated Mod Button

Advanced Back Buttons

These two large ergonomic buttons are located on the back of the controller in the area of middle finger placement. The location of these buttons is very convenient because the user does not have to reach for them. To avoid any accidental clicks, middle fingers can be moved up towards the center.

Advanced Back Button

The Advanced Buttons are the main tool in the game. Once set up, they will perform a sequence of programmed instructions.

Color Sequence For Mapped Buttons

Color-coded LED lights help the user to better understand what’s going on with the modchip and rear buttons. For instance, when a stock button gets assigned to a back button, the LED indicator will represent a button in the color according to the table below:

Stock Button Color
R1 Yellow
R2 Red
L1 Purple
L2 Blue
Left Stick Green
Right Stick Pink
Triangle White
Square Light Blue
X Cyan
Circle Orange
D-Pad Up    
D-Pad Down    
D-Pad Right    
D-Pad Left    
Picture showing (LED) color-coded stock buttons

Pairing Stock Buttons

In order to assign controller buttons to the back paddles please follow the following steps:

  • Hold down the mod switch on the back, then hold down the rear button, and finally hold down the stock button to be assigned for 2 seconds.
  • When the button is assigned, the LED Indicator will show the corresponding color in the Slot 1 or Slot 2 position (top row) corresponding to the left or right Back Button respectively.
  • The rumble motors will vibrate for 1 second indicating the successful assignment of the stock button.

Sub-Modes

Table showing sub-modes and their respective functions

Sub-Mode Function Notes Adjustable Values
1 Simple Remap Press the Macro Button and the modchip will mimic the stock button No Adjustable Values
2 Turbo Function Press and hold the Macro Button and the modchip will press and release the assigned stock button The time between button presses and the time the button is pressed can be adjusted.

NOTE: The second sub-mode (Turbo function) is not available if only Straight Remap was selected in your Back Buttons configuration build.

Changing Sub-Modes

Changing Advanced Button sub-modes:

  • Make sure the back Button has been previously paired with a stock button and is currently active. (See "Pairing Stock Buttons" section)
  • Hold down the mod button on the back.
  • Then press and hold the back button for 2 seconds to enter the sub-mode menu.
Pictures showing steps on the controller
Pictures showing steps on the controller

The LED indicator will flash all 4 slots in GREEN showing that the modchip entered the sub-mode menu. It will then show the sub-mode that is active currently.

  • 1ST Sub-mode - 1 Red LED, the top left LED slot is lit
  • 2ND Sub-mode - 2 Red LEDs, top left and right slots are lit
GIF showing sub-modes
  • Tap the R2 button to increase to the next sub-mode or tap the L2 button to decrease to the previous sub-mode.
  • To save the setting press the Mod Button.
Mod Button Sub-mode

NOTE 1: Sub-modes function is not available if only Straight Remap was selected in your Back Buttons configuration build.

NOTE 2: Keep in mind, there is a "3-second rule" that applies every time you change sub-modes. If you've been inactive for more than 3 seconds, the modchip will exit the sub-mode menu without saving the settings.

Turning Back Buttons On & Off

Once a Back Button gets paired with a stock button, it automatically becomes active (See "Pairing Stock Buttons" section).

However, there is an option to turn a Back Button OFF.

  • Hold down the mod button on the back.
  • Then tap the Back Button you want to be turned OFF.
Pictures showing steps on the controller
Pictures showing steps on the controller

The Slot 1 or Slot 2 LED corresponding to the left or right back button will change its position to Slot 3 or Slot 4 respectively, indicating that the feature has been disabled.

Pictures showing steps on the controller

You can enable the Back Button again by repeating the same steps as turning it OFF. (Hold Mod Button and Tap Back Button)

NOTE: The controller always remembers the last Back Button setup before disabling it. Activating or pairing a Back Button with the same stock controller button will always return to the saved configuration the user has used previously (unless the reset to factory defaults was performed).

Setting Up On & Off Function for Mods

If your controller configuration has MODS (Rapid Fire, Drop Shot, etc) and you have selected Advanced Back Buttons functionality in your configuration build, then, you can also configure Back Buttons as ON/OFF switches to disable/enable mods on the fly.

Shooting Mods (Slot 1 LED) and Special Mods (Slots 2-4 LED) get disabled/enabled separately. In many game instances disabling MODS could be greatly beneficial. The function adds a whole new level of flexibility.

In order to configure the Quick ON/OFF switch for Shooting Mods follow these steps below:

  • Hold Down the mod button on the back.
  • Then hold down a back button your want to be configured as an ON/OFF switch.
  • Then double-tap on the R1 button quickly while holding the buttons mentioned above. Slot 1 or 2 (depending on the back button, Right or Left) will light up in dim Red indicating that one of the back buttons has been configured.
Pictures showing steps on the controller

In order to configure the Quick ON/OFF switch for Special Mods follow these steps below:

  • Hold Down the mod button on the back.
  • Then hold down a back button your want to be configured as an ON/OFF switch.
  • Then double-tap on the L1 button quickly while holding the buttons mentioned above. Slot 1 or 2 (depending on the back button, Right or Left) will light up in Light Blue indicating that one of the back buttons has been configured.
Pictures showing steps on the controller

In case, you have configured both back buttons as ON/OFF switches for either Shotting or Special Mods solely, then, the Left Paddle is always OFF function and the Right paddle is always ON function.

Setting Up Custom Values for Turbo Function

IMPORTANT: This section provides advanced settings and requires a full understanding of all the operations described above before proceeding.

The Turbo function (2ND Sub-mode) comes pre-configured with factory settings by default. However, since every game is different, the user is able to program the timing a button is being pressed (ON button timing) and the time between button presses (OFF button timing) via a programming mode.

Button timing is programmed by individually setting up seconds then hundreds of milliseconds, then tens of milliseconds. The minimum unit of time that can be changed is 10 ms. The software won’t allow the user to go above and below the pre-programmed limits.

When programming mode is entered (Mod Button + PS Home Button), the timing may be adjusted in the following order: seconds, then hundreds of ms, then tens of ms.

Programming Mode:

  • Make sure the Back Button has been previously paired and is currently active. (See "Pairing Stock Buttons" section)
  • Scroll to the 2ND sub-mode. (See "Changing Sub-Modes" section)
  • Enter a programming mode by holding down the mod button on the back and pressing the PS Home button.

All four LEDs will light up in WHITE to let you know that it’s waiting for further input.

  • Tap the Back Button to edit "OFF button timing" (a pause between button presses).
  • Or hold down the Back Button for 2 seconds to edit "ON button timing" (a stock button being pressed and released)

The modchip displays the "seconds" digit first.

GIF showing the digit numbers
  • Tap the R2 button to increase the seconds digit or tap the L2 button to decrease the "seconds" digit. The modchip will display the current number. (1 digit on the LED Indicator represents 1 sec, 2 digits represents 2 sec and so on)
  • When the desired number of seconds is reached, tap the mod switch to save the seconds digit and move to the next number.

The modchip displays the "hundreds of milliseconds" digit.

  • Tap the R2 button to increase the "hundreds of ms" digit or tap the L2 button to decrease the "hundreds of ms" digit. The modchip will display the current number. (1 digit on the LED Indicator represents 100 ms, 2 digits represents 200 ms and so on)
  • When the desired "tens of milliseconds" is reached, tap the mod switch to save the "tens of milliseconds" digit. The modchip will blink all 4 LEDs in red 3 times very quickly and exit the programming menu saving the last settings.

The modchip displays the "tens of milliseconds" digit.

  • Tap the R2 button to increase the "tens of ms" digit or tap the L2 button to decrease the “tens of ms” digit. The modchip will display the current number. (1 digit on the LED Indicator represents 10 ms, 2 digits represents 20 ms and so on)
  • When the desired "tens of milliseconds" is reached, tap the mod switch to save the "tens of milliseconds" digit. The modchip will blink all 4 LEDs in red 3 times very quickly and exit the programming menu saving the last settings.

EXAMPLE: The button timing you need to configure is 2.340 seconds.
Seconds: 2 seconds (digit 2 on the LED Indicator)
Hundreds of milliseconds: 300 milliseconds (digit 3 on the LED Indicator)
Tens of milliseconds: 40 milliseconds (digit 4 on the LED Indicator)
2.340 seconds = 2 sec+300 ms+40 ms

NOTE 1: The controller always remembers the last custom timing configured.

NOTE 2: There is an "8-second rule" that applies to "Programming Mode". If there is inactivity for more than 8 seconds, the modchip will exit the programming menu automatically.

TIP: There is a "Quick Speed Scroll" option available on every Mega Modz Controller allowing the user to get to the desired value quickly and avoid waiting for the modchip to go through the sequence of digits.
Quickly tapping the R2 button will increase the value by the number of times the R2 button was tapped, getting the user to the desired value quickly.
Quickly tapping the L2 button will decrease the value by the number of times the L2 button was tapped, getting the user to the desired value quickly.
EXAMPLE: Value 1 is showing. Tapping the R2 button 2 times quickly increases the value to 3. Tapping on the R2 button 5 times quickly increases the value to 6.

Reset to Factory Defaults

The modchip allows the user to reset all configurations (sub-modes and timing) to the factory default settings and clear the Back Button Inputs.

Here are the steps:

  • Hold down the mod switch and tap the PS-Home button. Then, release both buttons to enter "Programming Mode".

All four LEDs will glow WHITE indicating the mod is now awaiting further input. NOTE: If you entered "Programming Mode" accidentally or changed your mind on the way, you’ll have to wait 8 seconds for the modchip to exit "Programming Mode" automatically. There is no other way to exit the Programming Mode.

  • Then hold down the PS-Home button and tap the D-Pad Down. A special WHITE blinking LED sequence will play and the modchip will reset itself back to the factory default settings.