Discussion Do you thing Switch homebrew will die off if a hack for Patched Switch units never gets released?

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by yadspi, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. yadspi
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    Like the title says...I remember having a PS3 with rebug and had to update because of the long time waiting to play new games. Now I have a patched Switch because Nintendo repaired mine and sent a patched unit. I've been waiting but in the meantime can't enjoy homebrew like RetroArch on the go and it just hit me that I never could re-hack my PS3 before buying the PS4.
     
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    It will most likely release at some point. If there's one thing I know about the Nintendo scene, modders can be very bloody determined to crack their security one way or another.
     
  3. yadspi
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    Yeah, I come here every day hoping for a Front News about it.
     
  4. AceX

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    I keep reading that there is something but it won't be public until the new revision of the Switch because if it were to be released before, Nintendo would just patch that too.
     
  5. yadspi
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    Makes sense if the Switch Mini/Pro rumor comes true. but damn I was planning to replay Chrono Trigger before sending it to Ninty.
     
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    If not there's still 20,000,000 hackable units in the wild
     
  7. yadspi
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    Is not feasible for the future having to rely on one batch only. Also I already have 2, the one Ninty replaced and a patched one because no store nearby had old stock so I used that one legit and now have 2 legit ones.
     
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    Well only time will tell.
    Man I'm sorry to hear for your troublesome past experiences.
    Lesson learnt never send them in for repair.
    It would be better to try and fix them themselves in this case.
     
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    Especially if you live in USA since the whole void warranty thing is illegal.
     
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    Hey guys I posted this question in general discussion, but I think it fits here better since Im also looking forward to getting new games but am in debate to maintain my system at firmware 4.1 in hope of that major hack like the PSP infinity FW. I heard rumors before about every system having a major vulrunibility probably till Nintendo themselves resolves with the new Switch models coming soon. Is that still accurate, would it matter if I get a new game and update to latest firmware since it'll be earlier firmware to the new switches or will I just screw my self since firmware 4.1 is pretty good prior to firmware 3.0 which is the best?
     
  11. Pipistrele

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    I don't think so. Homebrew scene is guided less by "how many people will be able to run my apps" and more by "how many dope things I can do with it" - and considering massive unexplored potential of Switch, we're far from scene dying down, patched or not.
     
  12. Romreactor

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    Hey just found this guide on the forum, apparently the Switch already has some type of cold boot with Fusee Gelee that allows you to update firmware without burning fuses. I will try this guide first and see if I can maybe even play a game from version 6.0.2 which is most safe to use.

    Guide: https://guide.sdsetup.com/gettingstarted/safetyprecautions
     
  13. Kubez

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    What firmware is your switch on btw?
     
  14. Romreactor

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    I'm on 4.1 right now. I was super upset though when I checked my serial numbers at the store, and then after I got it and turned it on was 4.0.1. I trully thought it was going to be like on firmware 3.0 or below, but go figure I guess Nintendo really went HAM to get even the off the shelf models updated. So at that point I updated to 4.1 to play Bayo 2. Totally worth it and with that guide I mentioned above turns out was not the worst idea.
     
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  15. yadspi
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    Sure, developers will continue supporting it (like Vita and PS3) but what I meant was normal people. I know lots of people who had a hacked PSP mostly for the emulators, when the Switch hack was accessible to the masses all my friends hacked with SX OS (yeah yeah) and all of the reset and went official after no updates came to SX OS and they didn't or wanted to mess with anything else, I want to put my hombrews again but can't, that's 6 people less only in my circle who don't even come to GBA to read news or other things.
     
  16. Kubez

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    Well don’t update any more, there is plans for patched units on firmware 7.0 and below.
     
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