Will there be a Switch Flashcard?

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  1. MasterPeter
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    Since Switch Use Cartridges like the DS Lite so i hope the Switch gets it's own Flashcard.
     
  2. Cha0tic

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    You are probably going to flamed for this.

    But only time can tell man it's to early for that. Anything is possible so I'm not going to say no.
     
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    Absolutely!
     
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    Propably some team working in the dark re'ing the Switch, while there is no free cfw, they can try.
     
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    I would buy one if it were fairly priced and had plenty of decent features.
     
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    Hmm, idk. Earth maybe?
    There isn't a flashcart, but there is already a useful device. It's used to play the switch with other controllers (e.g. xbox 360 controllers, ps3 controllers...)
    Here's proof, $16.50 is an extremely good price for that thing!
     
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    Aparently gateway/sky3ds is working on somthing.
     
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    Probably. It's often easier to emulate a cartridge than it is to find a kernel (in this case TrustZone) exploit, and a properly made cartridge emulator would be unpatchable. Even if we do get CFW or at the very least piracy, it'll only be on certain firmware versions at first so there's still incentive for someone to create a Sky3DS-like flashcart for the Switch.
    But it might take a kernel exploit before people are able to reverse engineer the cartridge communication enough to make a flashcart.
    It probably won't have any features besides playing games. That would take a kernel exploit and at that point we end up with another Gateway that nobody will want once CFW is out.
    That's a rumor. Gateway are working on Stargate 3DS (and that's not a rumor, it was confirmed by the contact details and whois info matching Gateway's) and I don't think their team is big enough to be working on 2 flashcarts at the same time. They may be looking into it but it'll still be years before they come up with anything usable. And by looking into it I mean they may be trying to find vulnerabilities but I doubt they have anything yet.
     
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    I don't think you understand what a flashcart is
     
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    Hmm, idk. Earth maybe?
    I do know. They're used to play roms. And I get it's not really a flashcart, it's just a useful device to play the switch with other controllers.
     
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    So... there isn't a flashcart for the Switch yet... there isn't a "not really a flashcart," it's just NOT a flashcart
     
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    Hmm, idk. Earth maybe?
    Their products are too expensive...
     
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    anyone know what firmware i would get if i get a new switch from the store right now?

    Would it be under firmware 3.0 maybe?
     
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    Hmm, idk. Earth maybe?
    I guess lol. Atleast it's something that can be used.

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    Probably.
     
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    Nope! Good luck in finding one! :)
     
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    Hmm, idk. Earth maybe?
    This thread actually makes me wonder will r4i/acekard always be stuck on 3ds/ds or will they upgrade to switch?