COMPLETED Guide: How to uodate your games without updating the device

Discussion in 'Switch - Hacking & Homebrew' started by ogioto, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. seanp2500

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    thank you for taking the time
     
  2. TheCyberQuake

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    On 3.0.0, doesn't work anymore. Instead of asking what network to connect to, it will just say unable to connect to network. If you turn hit internet settings and connect to the network it will inform you that you have to install a system update to access the software updates
    Tested with just dance 2017, which immediately asked for an update when launching the game even with updates blocks enabled.
     
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  3. chr0m

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    Just got a brand new Switch on 1.0.0. Will this work?
     
  4. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

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    Your mom's basement.
    You'll probably need to update manually via a game card like Mario X Rabbids Kingdom Battle for example.
     
  5. chr0m

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    What fw does that game come with? I don't have any game carts. I'll probably just update to the latest and get another if anything comes of the hack. There doesn't seem to be a shortage here, they're everywhere.
     
  6. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

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    Your mom's basement.
    2.2.0 I think.
     
  7. shano

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    So no current way to update games on older firmwares atm?
     
  8. HyeVltg3

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    Does Zelda BOTW comes with any software on the cart, finally got my Switch today and obviously grabbed zelda. wondering if like Wii/U/3DS/PSP, is there an update in the zelda cart?
     
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  9. satan89

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    No. Zelda was released on 1.00 so it won't have a system update file
     
  10. Thelonewolf88

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    I'm still using 2.2.0 and the last update for Zelda, I just quickly enabled my connection, grabbed the update, installed it and then deleted the wifi connection.

    Not sure, if that could still work with other games too on 3.00 or below (as they may have changed it server side for game updates to be downloaded to have the console on the latest firmware)
     
  11. Istolla

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    ↑ This method to get game updates only, no longer works (at least for me, 2.3.0) as I'd said in my post on page 1.
    Otherwise I'd be enjoying BotW with JP-VA and Eng-Subs lol.

    System wise, staying under 3.0.1 is desired if you hope for homebrew additives, if you wish your Switch to have 3.0.0 you'll need a copy of Pokken as that is the only cart currently with that firmware.
     
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  12. HyeVltg3

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    Is there a certaintity confirmation on the fact that 3.0.0/1 is where homebrew will start, just wondering if I can update to 3.0.2 now grab newest everythings and then when HB does go live Nintendo will have a 3.0.3 to snuff it, but us on 0.2 will be fine with updated consoles at 0.2
    just curious because the longer we wait the more updates, and less and less chance that HB exploit are even being released.
     
  13. Istolla

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    @HyeVltg3

    As those working on the ground level stuff towards homebrew are all saying "Stay on or below 3.0.0" I'd advocate such as the safer course of action at current and HB will like be born from there.

    If you want a longer answer well.
    First hope you can forgive my less than likely "accurate" wording but 3.0.0 and lower have a flaw or "access point" that allows rather very deep intrusion into the system from my lose understanding..

    As 3.0.1 and up do not have -this- specific point of entry, and there is no way to "Downgrade" Firmware.
    This doesn't mean they don't have their own doors that have not been made public yet but they likely do not go as "Deep" as the door found in FW 3.0.0 and lower.

    If you want to do anything with HB, as others have said, wait and don't update.

    There are those that argue "just upgrade, hb is so far away and there will be ways later" but from what I've seen they continue to bases these claims with comparisons to other hardware systems that continued to be hacked later down the line like the 3DS, PSP and PSVita; which is like comparing apple/orange and not applicable here. There is no downgrade root at this time and with the "EFuses" employed in the Switch's design, may never be an option.

    When it comes down to it, it's your choice to make, enjoy what few cart games you own in offline solo mode and just wait out any updates, this also means not updating the games themselves either.
    Or update and forget about HB for now understanding that doing so could very likely mean, no homebrew for you, or less capable homebrew.

    Again, this is like trying to predict the future. Right now we know for sure 3.0.0 and down is safe and accessible for this, it will take time for what is being made to become what they call "End User Friendly" but it will come, just have to be patient.

    Hope this ramble helps in some way.
    ~Istol
     
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  14. enhasa

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    Has anyone got this to work? I want to update BotW.
    I'm getting firmware update nag on 2.0 firmware.
     
  15. Uumas

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    I'm on 2.3.0 and this didn't work. Does this mean I have no way to update the games?