1. serenity09

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    I got a really good deal on a new Nintendo Switch from WallyWorld and I ended up with a Switch with the following serial number: XAW100858XXXX ... it's on 4.1.0

    My options are:

    a) Flip and spend money OOP for a Switch from eBay (higher chances)

    b) Keep Switch and wait for next hack to be released

    Grad school starts in a few weeks, so clearly I won't be playing the Switch that often either -- so it would be easy to resist the urge to play any games until Dec/Jan. Of course, no one knows when the next exploit will be released, but I'm just using that as an example.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. tomx86

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    Well the first option is faster but more expensive, and if you keep your patched switch, there is no telling how long it will it take to be hacked, I would go with the first option, I hope you will find a buyer who wants a non-exploitable switch, and a seller with a exploitable switch in good condition, I just made it in time my self two months ago, my switch was on 4.0.0 so barely, good luck.
     
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  3. Cha0tic

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    If you can afford it keep it and buy a second switch one.
    One you dont have to worry about with cfw, and then one without for all online access.
     
  4. thorasgar

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    I would try and find an unpatched unit quickly before the return window closes or flip it. There is just no guarantee an exploit will be found and released.
     
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    Just saying Xecuter working already on it!
     
  6. Ericthegreat

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    Why cant you just return it?
     
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    I'm in the same boat as you.
     
  8. gabe_derp

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    You could send your Switch to Team Xecuter. They were looking for someway to mod the new patched units and needed some hardware. I think they said they'd exchange anyone who does with a non-patched unit. However, I wouldn't want to do that, so I don't expect you to want to do that either. Who knows, maybe they're not even accepting any more.

    If I was in your shoes, I'd just wait until the next hack is released. If you ever get any extra money to blow however, I would do what Cha0tic suggested, and buy a second Switch exclusively for online play.
     
  9. Bellebite2000

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    Word on the streets is that they wait for Mariko to be released, instead of releasing all exploits now. Makes sense.
     
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    Patched units are said to be software and Marikos supposed to be hardware revision. Guess it doesn't hurt to wait just in case.
     
  11. Bellebite2000

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    Yes, just in case the current undisclosed attacks still work on Mariko. Never use all your bullets at once until you have to :)

    Worse comes to worse comes to worse, there are more than 15 millions Switch on this planet with the original flaw... Not really a limited edition :)

    Original 210 Tegra chip has more than 10 known / more or less disclosed vulnerabilities, let's see how it goes with the 214 chip in Mariko when it is out!
     
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    I suggest you ask a friend if you can swap Switches.
     
  13. Clapmaster

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    I would have already gotten a refund at walmart and looked elsewhere. Maybe check the serial number first next time before you check out.
     
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    Or since it sounds like you aren't going to play that much, just buy the games.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S9 via Tapatalk
     
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    Just got a patched one as well myself. :(

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    I don't see why everyone thinks that the unhackable switches will always remain that way.
     
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    I don’t think everyone thinks that. At the same time I don’t see why anyone knows with absolute certainty that the ipatched Switches will be hackable.
     
  18. serenity09

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    Thank you for all the replies.

    To answer a few questions,

    1) I bought this online (admittedly, I wasn't thinking properly and was hoping I'd get lucky).

    2) I scored a really good deal. If I return it, I'm essentially losing out on the deal.

    3) I might go the eBay/Amazon 3rd party route. I'd prefer not getting a used device (hence the question). I know there are a ton of hackable Switches out there, but I'd prefer a new one versus something used. The only issue is that I won't be doing much playing until vacation time, hence I don't see the value of buying two switches. Admittedly, the only reason I got the Switch was because of the price - otherwise, I would have passed.

    I've also modded all Nintendo devices that I've owned, so I'd like to keep with that tradition (I do purchase games btw, it's not about the piracy).
     
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