Hacking Question Detailed explanation on prevent GC update

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Hey there guys, could you please explain me with some examples about game cart update and how it works? I also would like to know how the "prevent GC update" option is working when you upgrade to a newer firmware version. I am sorry but I really can't get into it. Thanx a lot to everyone!
 

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It blocks the *card reader* from working 100% so that it does not get updated.
If you update to 4.0 or greater the *card reader* gets updated. So when you downgrade to a firmware below 4.0, it will not work anymore and will not read cards on firmware's below that <this last bit basically shows that I was talking about that....
 
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It blocks the Game Cart from working 100% so that it does not get updated.
If you update to 4.0 or greater the game cart gets updated. So when you downgrade to a firmware below 4.0, it will not work anymore and will not read cards on firmwares below that

Simply wrong.

Not the gamecards themselves get update but the cartridge reader. This new (GCR) firmware is incompatible with lower FWs of the Switch.
So when you update your console from e.g. 3.0.0 to 4.0.0 you can only read your physical games on 4.0.0<= (every physical game)

Rajkosto made a Hekate Mod to prevent GC updating
 

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For completeness sake; if you're already on or above 4.0 you have no use of it since, as the people above have said, the reader would have already updated.
 
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Simply wrong.

Not the gamecards themselves get update but the cartridge reader. This new (GCR) firmware is incompatible with lower FWs of the Switch.
So when you update your console from e.g. 3.0.0 to 4.0.0 you can only read your physical games on 4.0.0<= (every physical game)

Rajkosto made a Hekate Mod to prevent GC updating
You know what I mean -.-

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Literally replace game card with card read jeez

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Simply wrong.

Not the gamecards themselves get update but the cartridge reader. This new (GCR) firmware is incompatible with lower FWs of the Switch.
So when you update your console from e.g. 3.0.0 to 4.0.0 you can only read your physical games on 4.0.0<= (every physical game)

Rajkosto made a Hekate Mod to prevent GC updating
There fixed? Happy? Jesus Christ
 
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