We've seen it time and time again: an OFW update drops by, CFW gets broken, the devs start working and everything gets fixed eventually. However, looks like this time it's sooner rather than later for the Switch scene, as Atmosphère 0.8.8 has just been released thanks to the efforts of @SciresM and his team!
The key feature this time around is, of course, firmware 8.0.0 support, which was released by Nintendo earlier this month. While it's still recommended for patched units to avoid updating, as the new OFW fully fixed the vulnerabilities used by the upcoming dejà vu exploit chain, unpatched units can now install it and enjoy CFW safely. Some bugfixes are also included, as well as custom exception handlers for Stratosphère modules.
One last important detail to keep in mind is that fusee-primary was updated with this version: you'll need to update it in case you're using it, otherwise Atmosphère may not boot properly.
As usual, you can find the full changelog below:
0.8.8 is Atmosphère's fifteenth official release.
fusee-primary was last updated in: 0.8.8.
With thanks to the @switchbrew team, Atmosphère 0.8.8 is bundled with hbl 2.1, and hbmenu 3.0.1.
The following was changed since the last release:
For information on the featureset supported by 0.8.0, please see the official release notes.
- Support was added for firmware version 8.0.0.
- Custom exception handlers were added to stratosphere modules.
- If a crash happens in a core atmosphere module now, instead of silently failing a reboot will occur to log the information to the SD card.
- A bug was fixed in creport that caused games to hang when crashing under certain circumstances.
- A bug was fixed that prevented maintenance mode from booting on 7.0.0+.
- General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.
UPDATE: A hotfix was released for people having issues with the CFW.
Just swapped out the 0.8.8 Atmosphere release build to hotfix a bug -- a service ("apm:p") was removed in 8.0.0, and Atmosphere's attempt to support this caused older games that might access it to fail to launch. If you saw that issue, try re-downloading ams...sorry about that!— Michael (@SciresM) April 21, 2019