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Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by stehilton94, Dec 7, 2018 at 9:57 AM.

  1. stehilton94
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    Hey guys, so I am very interested in getting a Switch, I hope to get one to play backups on. I have a few issues currently though. I have tried do some research on it and am struggling a little. My own fault, but if anyone can answer some questions that would be very helpful.

    I understand the serial number is linked to an issue with CFW, certain ones are patched by Nintendo not to work with CFW, will that be forever? And how often do we see these patched Nintedos in the wild (I cannot check serial before purchase sadly)

    If the Nintendo is patched are there any other ways to play backups?

    If I were to purchase a Switch it would come from 1 of 3 places, Argos (Ireland) Gamestop (Ireland) or a place like DID/Harvey Norman, I would not get to check the serial before purchase, but if I get home, check it and its a bad one can I just return it and try again in a different store?

    Thanks again to anyone who answers, and to anyone who asks me to use the search function, I apologize, I have tried but I struggled
     
  2. pworld

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    Depends on the FW they ship with. If 4.1.0, definitely not forever, if you don't update, but for higher releases they could be permanently unpatchable. Also, even if you could install homebrew, it would be more fragile as you just have an exploit less.
    Depends on where you buy, but they are very common. If you don't want to take any risk, you could buy a splatoon 2 or super mario odysee bundle, I think it surely ships with unpatched consoles.
    Currently not
    . You can try. I mean, you can also just go to a local store and look for a "good" switch or ask someone to go to a local store.
     
  3. stehilton94
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    Thanks for all the info mate, very good stuff

    Quick question, about bundles, currently have access to buy a Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 or Fortnite Bundle, any idea if these would be patched or no idea? Thanks in advance
     
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    Fortnite: Definitely patched. Mario Kart 8: Normally, I would guess that MK 8 is old, so it should be unpatched, but I also don't see that the bundle itself is old, so it might be patched, so I don't know.
     
  5. stehilton94
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    Would you know where to buy a Splatoon or Super Mario Oddesy one from?
     
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    I don't know about ireland. Amazon UK only has the splatoon bundle for a vastly inflated price (and splatoon itself is also virtually useless as it is basically online only, which is a no-go for CFW): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nintendo-S...-4&keywords=nintendo+switch+splatoon+2+bundle
    But there might be more retailers in ireland, I don't know if there are any irish price check sites, so you might want to consider them
     
  7. yusuo

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    To be honest, I would do what I did and just buy one 2nd hand, places like game there 2nd hand consoles will likely be old stock (you can check prior to buying, my game let me hold the console and check the firmware version) and should be unpatched, plus if you buy from a retailer 2nd hand you have a year warranty if things go wrong.
     
  8. stehilton94
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    Only real 2nd hand consoles we can get are from CeX, and they update them all to the latest firmware.... is that an issue with the switch?
     
  9. pworld

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    Well, it got a bit more inconvenient, as an exploit was burned in order to make CFW available, and not all CFWs are updated to work with 6.2, but it is not a significant issue.
     
  10. yusuo

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    Nope, cause its the serial that counts. Mind if you go to cex make sure it's not 6.2.0 if you plan on using SX OS. I imagine they only update them at the time of bringing them in, not when they go out the door
     
  11. stehilton94
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    I found a Switch, XAJ40047, does anyone know if that would be patched? Not opened it
     
  12. Retroboy

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    if your console is patched you wont have long to wait, xecuter are set to launch a new product to support these systems.

    or if you get a system compatible and its on 6.2 firmware, you can wait a little because xecuter are also releasing support for 6.2 firmware with the existing sx pro.

    if your buying new you wont know the serial until you get it, best bet is to buy a 2nd hand one and make a note of the serials that are not patched.
     
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    Read above mate, picked one up XAJ40047 - Not opened yet as can return if un hackable but unsure if it is hackable yet
     
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