1. Nerms

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    Hello there,

    I would like to mod a Nintendo switch but I am having a hard time finding a un patched model. I think that with some patience I could solder on a mod chip but I am wondering.
    Does the mod chip have a set OS or can it be changed? I can't find documentation on YouTube which is my main source of knowledge. I just want to be able to backup cartridges to my SD card.

    Thanks,

    Sincerely,

    your loving uncle,

    -Nerms
     
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  2. BigOnYa

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    Yes you can put other OS like Atmosphere on a SX chip modded Switch, but odds are it will be easier to find a Un-patched switch, new or used, than it will be to find a SX mod chip now days anyways, but good luck either way on your path! :grog:
     
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    thanks!
     
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  4. The Real Jdbye

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    I suggest just messaging a bunch of sellers on eBay asking for the serial number, and compare with https://ismyswitchpatched.com/
    It shouldn't be that hard to find one, there are plenty (used) hackable units out there.
     
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    Why do you need an unpatched model if your soldering a mod chip?
    Unpatched models don’t need one.
    Modchips were literally created for the other units.
     
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    If that is a question for me than, I don't I want a version 2 switch but didn't want to run proprietary software on a mod chip.
     
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    When you don't want a version 2 switch, than you don't need a modchip.
     
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    I do want a v2. so I need a modchip.
     
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    If you can find a SX mod chip, then I'd get that in hand first, then decide, because NOBODY can find them now days!
     
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    FWIW unpatched v1s are worth modchipping too, a trinket or equivalient is cheap and available, and I believe relatively easy to fit compared to the SX ones. Dongle-free life is good.
     
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