Question Detailed explanation on prevent GC update

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by GeraltOfRivia, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. GeraltOfRivia
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    GeraltOfRivia Advanced Member

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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!
     
  2. Biff627

    Biff627 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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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....
     
    Last edited by Biff627, Aug 14, 2018
  3. Konsus

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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
     
  4. Krovax

    Krovax Newbie

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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.
     
    Last edited by Krovax, Aug 14, 2018
  5. Biff627

    Biff627 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You know what I mean -.-

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    Literally replace game card with card read jeez

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    There fixed? Happy? Jesus Christ
     
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