Is it possible to play my Odyssey game without updating the firmware?

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  1. bird333
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    I'm trying to play Mario Odyssey and the game won't let me play without updating the system. Is there a workaround? I'm currently on 4.1.0. It used to work but then I did a 'refresh' on my system in an attempt to get my newly installed SD card to work. Now the system wants me to upgrade the firmware to be able to play.
     
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    Can anyone provide some guidance on this? Thanks!
     
  3. Rune

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    I don't know about playing the game on a lower firmware, but what you could do is update the Switch to 5.1.0 without burning fuses, so then whenever you feel like it, you can downgrade back to 4.1.0.
     
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    That sounds like it might work. I was wanting to keep it 4.1.0 so when I was ready to hack it it might be easier. Got a link for the procedure?
     
    Last edited by bird333, Aug 17, 2018
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    if you ever installed the update of balloon world on odissey you need the game update installed again.
     
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