Are Controller Updates safe?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Oracleofire, Dec 7, 2018 at 1:09 AM.

  1. Oracleofire
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    What's the deal with these things? What do they change/do? Are they safe? How many of them are there?

    I accidentally updated my joy-cons when I first ChoiDujour'ed to 5.1.0. I was like "well, f***" but it seems like it doesn't affect anything. I just updated to 6.2.0 and this time I'm getting a controller update nag. Is this update safe? Will it brick my switch then upload my nudes? Honestly there doesn't seem to be a lot of info on controller updates. I'd appreciate anything anyone could tell me about these.
     
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  2. jakkal

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    Controller updates are fine
     
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  3. Oracleofire
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    Is this something you're super sure about? Lol sorry for being paranoid
     
  4. Ashura66

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    As long as you controller isn't modded(As in you didn't solder pins together) they are fine
     
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    Thanks! I'll go ahead and update them (because they keep nagging me). Honestly, it seemed like nothing happened the last time I updated them anyway. What do they even keep finding to update in these controllers anyway??? I've never even heard of "controller updates" in like... anything ever lol
     
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  6. Voridten

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    xbox controllers have updates too
     
  7. gundamu

    gundamu GBAtemp Regular

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    not safe
    if you update your controller, nintendo will find out you hacked your console, ban your console and hire a hitman to assassinate you.
     
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    Can confirm. I've been hiding out. So far he hasn't been able to findgebthykmhjn gf
     
  9. thaikhoa

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    Using the same power supply will get banned also.
     
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  10. Wheth

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    Also using the same dock will get you banned.
     
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  11. Oracleofire
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    okay, i get it guys lol. I gasped when i read the first "not safe" because i already updated but then i realized you're all joking...i think. but this doesn't change the issue of the lack of information on controller updates! this is a conversation that must be had!! lol
     
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