Is there a point in hacking the Switch?

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True, unless your emulating device is also portable.

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God I want one so bad 0_0
 

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God I want one so bad 0_0
If you want something similar to the steam deck, check out Odin from ayn. It an Android device that has decent specs. The big difference from the steam deck is you can't play pc games directly from it. You gotta stream it with something like moonlight
 
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Personally, I am in this internal war. I have a Switch Lite and I'm still wondering if it's worth hacking. The price of the chip and paying an expert for the installation is not cheap but it becomes profitable with the copies of the games, I did not study anything related to electronics so I have had the doubt if the installation of the chip shortens the life of the components (if it alters voltages, temperatures or things like that) and although I do not usually use the online service most of the titles I have (more than 10) are digital.
Seeing the answers of this topic I see that the improvements that they comment are mostly graphical, in a switch Lite it is very noticeable? I suppose that in other models it is when connecting it to a tv. Is there any specific benefit for Lite?
I hope I am not bothering anyone with my doubts
 

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Personally, I am in this internal war. I have a Switch Lite and I'm still wondering if it's worth hacking. The price of the chip and paying an expert for the installation is not cheap but it becomes profitable with the copies of the games, I did not study anything related to electronics so I have had the doubt if the installation of the chip shortens the life of the components (if it alters voltages, temperatures or things like that) and although I do not usually use the online service most of the titles I have (more than 10) are digital.
Seeing the answers of this topic I see that the improvements that they comment are mostly graphical, in a switch Lite it is very noticeable? I suppose that in other models it is when connecting it to a tv. Is there any specific benefit for Lite?
I hope I am not bothering anyone with my doubts
There are alot of benefits, but there is no "easy" way to softmod the Switch, you either jam a paperclip into your rail and risk breaking your switch, or pay an expert 300 dollars to put a chip in it.
 

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There are alot of benefits, but there is no "easy" way to softmod the Switch, you either jam a paperclip into your rail and risk breaking your switch, or pay an expert 300 dollars to put a chip in it.
If you don't think the process is easy (for non-hardware/chip-soldering means, anyway) then jaibreaking it obviously isn't for you. Stick with the eShop.
 

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There are alot of benefits, but there is no "easy" way to softmod the Switch, you either jam a paperclip into your rail and risk breaking your switch, or pay an expert 300 dollars to put a chip in it.
You only need a jig once.. or if you're paranoid like me, buy a second right joycon, open it and bend the pins
 

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You only need a jig once.. or if you're paranoid like me, buy a second right joycon, open it and bend the pins
or buy one of those 3D-printed jigs online. They're much cheaper than a Joycon and much safer than trying to make your own jig by bending a paperclip. Personally, I used a folded strip of aluminum foil (cheap, safe and get the job done) and then just turned on AutoRCM and that was that.
 

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There are alot of benefits, but there is no "easy" way to softmod the Switch, you either jam a paperclip into your rail and risk breaking your switch, or pay an expert 300 dollars to put a chip in it.
As one of those people who jammed a paperclip hundreds of times into the rail, I can confidently report my Switch is not broken. Unless you're a maniac who thrusts paperclips with a ton of force, you're vastly overexaggerating the risk of damaging your console. Even then, you can just buy a jig for under $5 for nearly 0% risk.
 
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As one of those people who jammed a paperclip hundreds of times into the rail, I can confidently report my Switch is not broken. Unless you're a maniac who thrusts paperclips with a ton of force, you're vastly overexaggerating the risk of damaging your console. Even then, you can just buy a jig for under $5 for nearly 0% risk.
You're one of the people who did that, and we've seen a number of people with broken rails that needed replacing. Without knowing exactly how much of a clumsy dumbass any particular user is, it's not worth recommending the paperclip when a proper jig costs almost nothing.
 

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I feel like there is no point in hacking the switch, it's so tedious and risky for something that doesn't even do much.
EDIT: After seeing your replies, I'd say there is a point, but I'm not really that wanting for a tedious process, if I ever hack my switch, I'll take what you guys said into consideration, thank you!
If you get tedium from hacking consoles, you're at the wrong site.
 
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