New "rebootless" Nintendo Switch firmware 14.1.2 update released


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Just like they "kind of" announced a new Nintendo Direct, Nintendo has "sort of" released a Nintendo Switch firmware update. OFW 14.1.2 has already been out for around two weeks now, but there's a "rebootless" update that keeps the firmware version at 14.1.2, while still adding a minor change, to the point that you don't even need to restart your Switch. The only thing changed by this update is the "bad words" list, making some new additions to words and phrases banned on the console. While it sounds like an odd occurrence, we've seen this happen before, back with another rebootless firmware tweak that happened in December 2020. Since that was the only change made, Atmosphere and all homebrew should continue to function, assuming it worked on 14.1.2's initial release.



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No idea what is rebootless mean. No idea.
The update doesn't require your Switch to reboot, like it normally does; it just stays turned on.
Think of it like, I dunno, updating your graphics drivers (for example, Nvidia GeForce Experience); your computer doesn't need to shut down and restart itself, it just updates without major interruption, and far quicker too. Same thing here, essentially.
 

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Rebootless? How can it flash firmware with it still running?
It's not replacing or otherwise affecting anything important; just a file or something.
The same thing sometimes happens on regular computers; smaller updates that don't touch the boot process or critical DLLs or anything important, and thus can be done without needing to restart.
 
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Is there anything good in the update?

They updated the badwords list and the systemupdate version (obviously).
Nintendo’s changelog says nothing because there is not changelog for this one :P

Only update the list of "Bad" words not allowed on nicknames nor some chats.


No idea what is rebootless mean. No idea.

Rebootless? How can it flash firmware with it still running?

As only a few files are updated, and these files are not part of the system nor the Home program they can be written any time, and not need you system to reboot. Not even the system version is changed, only a internal release number was bumped, still the 14.1.2 system version is displayed. The firmware version changed from 14.1.2.0060 to 14.1.2.5060.

As no important file changed, Atmosphère do not need update, nor new bootlogo sigpatches.
 

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So, if your dog, cousin, wife's boyfriend, etc. "Accidentally" update your Switch, do not need to make a fuzz about it.
 
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I want to remove this bad word list on the Nintendo Switch and call everyone a ****. Because I care. :P

Actually, why not just have it where you could make your own li- (glitches) NINTENDO HAS ALL CONTROL. NINTENDO HAS ALL CONTROL. NINTENDO HAS ALL CONTROL.
 
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