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Hi i have just got my self a new switch with the idea of being able to fill an sd card with emulators and roms to use and another sd card with android just wondering how to do this without getting banned Tia scott
 

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If it’s a patched switch above 4.0 then your out of luck

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You need to check via serial number
 

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If it's patched, you need to keep it on system firmware 4.1.0, then use Deja Vu. You can set up one microSD card with emuNAND and fill it up with NSPs, homebrew, etc. Then set up emuNAND on another microSD card and leave it as close to stock as possible, just for playing legit games online. And finally I think you can use another microSD card for android, but I personally don't know whether Android works on a patched Switch. You can get to Hekate, so I'm not sure why it wouldn't, it probably works fine.

If it's unpatched, you're good to go. Keep your SysNand "clean" for online play, set up emuNAND on one microSD for NSPs & homebrew, and another microSD for android.
 
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Ok then I'm out of luck the switch is at software 8.1
In that case it depends on whether or not the Switch is "patched" (this refers to a hardware revision, not software.) Since it's brand new, it's very likely that it's patched, but you may want to check the serial number at IsMySwitchPatched.com . Just in case.
 

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I'll just hang on to it and wait at some point it will get hacked and I will be able to do what I wanted with it
 

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I'll just hang on to it and wait at some point it will get hacked and I will be able to do what I wanted with it

This very well may never happen for 8+. SciresM has said so.

That being said, he also recently got his hands on a patched, 8.0.1 Switch, so maybe he'll figure out an exploit for it.

But if so, he'll most likely wait until the new Switch Lite is out, so that Nintendo won't patch it beforehand.
 

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I've just read that sciresM has already cracked 8.1 and is able to run atmosphere on it is this true please

You can rest assured that if he does crack 8.1, the first place(s) you'll hear about it is either his Github, or the ReSwitched Discord, or his Twitter account.

Which I'm sure will be very quickly followed by a post featured on GBATemp's home page.
 

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Ok guys I've listened to u and brought an unpatched switch looking at installing atmosphere with hbgs and retro arch can any of u guide me please
 

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Yeah would like to play online but I have my other switch which is patched so that will be for my online and then android and retroarch on my unpatched switch is how I wanna go. What memory cards will I need to get thanks
 

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