Nintendo Switch 8.0.0 firmware update available

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Apr 16, 2019 at 1:50 AM.



    It's that time again! Nintendo has just released a new update for the Nintendo Switch. Firmware 8.0.0 is available to download, and there's actual new features alongside our beloved stability. Switch users can now sort software on the home menu by amount of playtime, most recently played, title, and publisher. For the avatar fanatics among us, there are 15 new profile pictures to choose from for your account. Most notably among the additions that version 8.0.0 brings is the ability to transfer individual save files to another Nintendo Switch console. On the homebrew front, you'll likely want to skip out on this update, as it patches Deja Vu, and other major exploits.

    Improvements Included in Version 8.0.0 (Distributed 04/15/2019)
    Added the following system functionality:
    • A Sort Software feature is available after selecting to view All Software from the HOME Menu
      • Software can be sorted by time last played, total play time, software title, and software publisher
      • The All Software option displays when there are 13 or more software icons on the HOME Menu
    • A View All Available News option is available within News, allowing you to view all news items currently being distributed
      • Go to News > Channel List > View More
    • Select from 15 new icons from the Splatoon™ 2 and Yoshi’s Crafted World™ games for your user
      • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the HOME Menu > Profile
    • A feature to Transfer Your Save Data is now available, allowing you to transfer your save data for individual games between your Nintendo Switch systems
      • Go to System Settings > Data Management > Transfer Your Save Data
      • Save data will not remain on your source system after the transfer process completes
    • A Zoom feature can be enabled from within System Settings
      • Go to System Settings > System to turn Zoom ON
      • Once enabled, you can use the Zoom feature by pressing the HOME Button twice
    • An option is available to prevent the system from waking from Sleep Mode when an AC adapter is disconnected
      • Go to System Settings > Sleep Mode > Wake When AC Adapter is Disconnected
      • This also applies when undocking your console
    • A VR Mode (3D Visuals) restriction is available within Parental Controls
      • This will also be available in the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app through a later update
      • Go to System Settings > Parental Controls
      • These settings can also be changed from within Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit
    • Hong Kong / Taiwan / South Korea is available for selection in Region
      • Go to System Settings > System > Region
    • The following names have been changed (functionality remains the same)
      • Save Data Cloud Backup > Save Data Cloud
      • Transfer Your User and Save Data > Transfer Your User Data

    General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.

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    Discussion (150 replies)
  1. SkittleDash

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    Inb4 "Atmos/SXOS doesn't work!"
  2. Scarlet

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    Thank God I can sort by publisher now. It means I won't accidentally select one of these games now ;O;
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    An amusing side note to this is how irritatingly inconsistent some publishers are with their names. Even Ubisoft are down as both Ubisoft and UbiSoft depending on the game.
  3. osaka35

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    save transfer? now we're talking.
  4. SexySpai

    SexySpai xdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

    Jun 16, 2018
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    your mom lol
    Tf you mean "zoom"?
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  5. Sonic Angel Knight

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    May 27, 2016
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    I still wish we can just lock our favorites at front, just to make things easier. Sorting is a improvement though. FINALLY. :blink:
  6. DarkSeele

    DarkSeele Advanced Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    A Controller Update is also available.
    cyb0rg, Ericthegreat and SaffronXL like this.
  7. Volthax

    Volthax Advanced Member

    Dec 13, 2018
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    Amazing news! SX OS emuNAND does still work. Ram Ranch is under siege, under lockdown US marines are going to patch exploits butt.

    SX OS 14 - 0 other CFW
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  8. Ev1l0rd

    Ev1l0rd (⌐◥▶◀◤) Developer - noirscape

    Oct 26, 2015
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    This update fully patches Deja Vu. If you have a patched unit, do not update past 7.0.1.

    No new master keys, but a fuse is blown with this update. (Marking the first major version bump that didn't bump up the master keys.)

    Sadly this is probably the end of the line for patched units for the foreseeable future.
    AboodXD, Voxel, Essasetic and 7 others like this.
  9. chartube12

    chartube12 CPT Chazz 713

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    The ability to transfer saves without the cloud? New switch model(s) confirmed?
    TheTechWiz25, Xen0, isoboy and 2 others like this.
  10. Mr. Looigi

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    Aug 8, 2018
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    I haven’t turned my switch on in months, I’m probably very behind on updates D:
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  11. leafeon34

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    We might be able to edit saves on an unpatched Switch then transfer them to an unhacked Switch and play online without a ban. Note the emphasis on the word "might".
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  12. MythicalData

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    I'd love some Folder support Nintendo
  13. Beerus

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    oohhh nice enhancements me like
  14. nero99

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    Is it normal to be able to play online while still on 7.0.1 with atmosphere cfw? Cause that's what I'm doing right now
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  15. snails1221

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    Yeah, you'll still be able to play online with the last available FW for about a day or so iirc
  16. Adran_Marit

    Adran_Marit Walküre's Hacker

    Oct 3, 2015
  17. Ericthegreat

    Ericthegreat Not New Member

    Nov 8, 2008
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    First of all, I think this update requires a bigger warning about not updating, as you have it people might not read it, and it really seems it might be a while before 8.0 support. (Maybe add a warning box at the top)

    Other then that, wtf Nintendo, the consoles already hacked, just let people backup to the sd card....

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    Eh, good chance of ban depending on what you edit, I know games like splatoon you can get things not in the game yet, which is known to lead to a ban, I'd stay away from it if your afraid of getting banned.
  18. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB

    Apr 30, 2012
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    Don't fuckin' update if you want fuckin' hax. Seriously don't fuckin' update if your Switch is ipatched. G'night.
  19. MarkDarkness

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    What? ACTUAL features and not just blocking CFW? Almost as if that was the purpose of software updates...