Firmware update question

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Macche, Sep 14, 2018 at 11:24 PM.

  1. Macche

    Macche Member

    Dec 11, 2005
    hi everyone, I want to ask a quick question to you. I have 2 switch, one is with fw 5.1.0, with sx os. the other one I kept with fw 3.0.1, waiting if some new hacks might come up. Now that fw 6.0 is coming, I am worried that I will not be able to upgrade from 3.0.1 to 5.1.0 anymore, if needed, because nintendo will force me to go to 6.0 directly.
    Is there a way to upgrade to a specific fw (5.1.0 in this case), after 6.0 is out? If not, should I upgrade right now before 6.0 is out, or still wait and keep 3.0.1?
    Thank you!
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  3. magico29

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    Where you been?
    Shitendo cant force you
    You can go any firmware you want from 3.0.1 to 6.0.0 thanls to mister rajkosto and his program choidujour!!
  4. Macche

    Macche Member

    Dec 11, 2005
    didn't know that, so very cool! thank you
  5. rmorris003

    rmorris003 Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    Search feature is your friend. Will save you plenty of time waiting for the answers.
  6. paulzheng

    paulzheng Member

    Dec 10, 2013
    switch have efuse to prevent system version's degradation.
    ofw 5.1.0 can be hacked completely. but tx os only support one device and can not working 2 different devices
    so i suggest maintain present fw 3.0.1 is best because you have 2 consoles.
  7. Reecey

    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

    Mar 7, 2010
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    I would be very careful updating to Nintendo official 6.0 update when it’s dropped there is no reason why Nintendo would not go back and change code to block cfw again for all we know the 6.0 leak might of been done intentionally just so the likes of cfw “think” they have the upper hand on release, Nintendo are not that stupid they have had the update for weeks now over the leak they know very well the only people who will use the leak are hackers, it could of been changed knowing cfw has made changes to fix issues with 6.0! Your not supposed to go and use the leak to update your switch it’s not even been officially confirmed or activated they could of made changes since then and there is no reason why they can’t!
    Last edited by Reecey, Sep 16, 2018 at 11:29 AM
  8. kkcheong

    kkcheong Member

    May 15, 2018
    Better update officially now before 6.0.0 drop. Also don't forget to update for SD card too. The backup NAND. And go offline forever.