OK so I just confirmed it. There is something wrong with android pie when it comes to using dualshock 4. A fresh copy of MGDBX has the same messed up controller settings that works fine with android KitKat.
I remember reading somewhere that Pie supports remapping for dualshock 4…could that be it? Anyone know how I can remap it in pie so I don’t have to remap my entire profile inside MGDBX and the game? This is so frustrating that Google had to mess with perfectly fine mapping of the dualshock 4 with this stupid update.