Question Checking firmware version and deleting downloaded software update data?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Agent McMuffin, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Agent McMuffin
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    Agent McMuffin Advanced Member

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    How does one check the currently installed firmware version of their Switch? The way you are supposed to is by going to software update but for me it says that an update is available rather than specifying the current version.

    Also, my Switch automatically downloaded the latest firmware, so I turned off my wireless so it doesn't happen again, but now it keeps prompting me to install the update. Is there a known way to delete the update? I'm guessing Nintendo wasn't naive enough to store the update on the SD card so I can't just pop that out and delete it from my PC.
     
  2. wvsgnovize

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  3. Agent McMuffin
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  4. wvsgnovize

    wvsgnovize Advanced Member

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    You don't need to fully initialize. If I remember correctly, the menu also has an option to just remove the downloaded update files.
     
  5. Agent McMuffin
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    That is not an option listed. I successfully deleted the update data, however, with an initialization without save deletion. Also, in the maintenance menu, you can see your firmware version. Still have all my saves and options. Hopefully this is useful to someone in the future.
     
  6. TheCyberQuake

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    Don't initialize. Just opening that menu removes updates.
     
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  7. djritz0

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    Can you list the steps to delete the firmware download? I’m On 2.20.
     
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    djritz0 Newbie

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    How to delete?
     
  9. BADDINOROX99

    BADDINOROX99 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I can confirm that simply opening that menue delets update data...now I completely disconnected wifi
     
  10. shmadul

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    THANK YOU!!!
     
  11. AndrewH

    AndrewH Advanced Member

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    This has helped me too! Thanks!
     
  12. Saver175

    Saver175 Advanced Member

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    It works with me but after full format
     
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