SDFilesSwitch gets a major update with v10, SDFiles Toolkit announced

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Oct 18, 2018.


    The Nintendo Switch hacking scene continues to make improvements with each passing day. One of the latest additions to the scene is a new update for SDFiles, an all-in-one modular package that allows users to boot into multiple CFWs on their Switch, such as Atmosphere, Hekate, and ReiNX. This update to v10 of SDFiles brings about a multitude of improvements and changes, including SDFiles Toolkit, SDFilesUpdater, support for Atmosphere 0.7.0 and Hekate 4.2, an update to AppstoreNX, and other smaller fixes.

    SDFiles Toolkit, newly announced with this update, offers an auto-boot configuration, which means you can easily pick your favored CFW to boot with, as well as selecting a custom button config for the Homebrew Menu. Notably one of the bigger parts of the v10 update, SDFiles Toolkit was created by WerWolv, known for also making EdiZon, another tool for the Nintendo Switch.

    This new version also sees some advancements made to SDFilesUpdater, a tool that makes it easier for users to keep their SDFiles updated, as the name implies. As of v10, you can now have access to Module Selection, which lets you pick between certain sysmodules, and automates the update process for them, or grab it if you don't already have it downloaded. For more savvy users, an update channels feature was also included, which makes it far easier to switch between stable and nightly versions. Just like the SDFiles Toolkit, SDFilesUpdater also comes with a newer, simpler GUI.

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    The full detailed changelog is available below, which goes in-depth to each of the changes made to SDFiles in this update.

    SDFiles Toolkit
    • We're happy to announce the SDFiles Toolkit made by our own @WerWolv98.
      With this revolutionary tool you can select your button combination for the album replacement (Homebrew Menu) while in Horizon.
    • This required completely new handlers to the loader and as such is currently an exclusive feature to the SDFiles
    • But that is not everything the Toolkit has to offer! @WerWolv98 also took the time to implement Auto-Boot Configuration - That's right, you can now also select what CFW-option will be automatically booted through this homebrew!
    • and all this combined comes with a beautiful and easy to control GUI!
    • We also thank "zaki-PH27" for the icon of the Toolkit! And @CTCaer, @bodyXY (and thomleg50) for submitting awesome icons you can check out in the "Resources" folder.
    • @StevenMattera also worked on enhancing one of the SDFiles staple features - The SDFilesUpdater. Over time the SDFiles have changed from a singular product to a modular project and as we want to give you more freedom in your CFW choice, projects such as were created. The SDFilesUpdater was however one of the fastest and easiest way to stay updated with your switch. Today we're announcing a bunch of new changes such as:
    • We also want to show of one of SDFiles biggest goals! Module Selection on your Switch! Yes, you heard it right. You can now select what sysmodule or feature you want on your switch and SDFilesUpdater will automatically update/add it for you! This gives you more customization than any other CFW-package on the market!
    • But there is even more, Steven also worked on Update Channels! This gives you the ability to switch between the stable releases and nightly commits. You will never have to install something manually anymore if you want to test it!
    • And last but not least, a beautiful true-to-horizon GUI.
      Yes, StevenMattera has been working on adding a GUI for ages now and with this update the SDFilesUpdater becomes one of the most beautiful homebrews on the market!
    • In cooperation with @vgmoose and @pwsincd we ported over some modules to AppstoreNX for easier access! Check it out in AppstoreNX v2, now included in the package.
    Atmosphere 0.7 and Hekate v4.2
    • As we 're slowly approaching just received Atmosphere v0.7 we adapted to the soon to come it and:
      • Added fusee to the package
      • Added Signature Patches for fusee with the amazing help of @The-4n
      • Made exosphere the standard for each option
      • Made LayeredFS standard for "CFW"
      • Added No-LayeredFS option for those that still don't want to use it
      • Switched from RajNX to Atmosphere Button Customization
      • Added some custom handlers to dynamically update the buttons for SDFiles Toolkit
      • Updated Atmosphere (Loader, SM, PM, fs_mitm (LayeredFS), exosphere and creport)
    • Hekate v4.2 introduced folder wildcards and v10 now supports them
      • Everything put in the "required" folder will always be loaded! (Similar to ReiNX)
        • That folder also contains Loader, SM, PM, Exosphere and LayeredFS
      • Removed AutoHOS power off
    General Changes
    • We like to welcome Checkpoint as a standard part of the SDFiles after the positive reception of it!
    • Updated Homebrew Menu
      • Theme Switching Support
      • File Association Support (Useful for homebrew applications such as PyNX)
    • Updated's song
    • Updated ReiNX
    • Updated EdiZon
    • Updated Tinfoil
    • Updated Homebrew Loader
    • Updated SwitchPresence to Sun's fork

    :arrow: SD Setup Homebrew Guide

    :download: SDFiles Switch Download
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    Discussion (30 replies)
  1. comput3rus3r

    comput3rus3r GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 20, 2016
    United States
    Me not understanding 90 percent of what's said here is the reason I use SX-OS. :P
    c4p0, darky2003, weatMod and 6 others like this.
  2. ModderFokker619

    ModderFokker619 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 2, 2015
    United States
    Thank you been using 9.4 and hekate for a while.
    tomGER likes this.
  3. 98otiss

    98otiss irrelevant folfcoon

    Aug 22, 2015
    ew sx os
    Full Metal, Essasetic, Lemon_ and 2 others like this.
  4. LadyHaywood

    LadyHaywood Member

    Feb 13, 2017
    United States
    I'm curious about how the auto-boot works. I'm guessing you'll still have to manually put your switch in rcm mode with whatever since if it worked like auto rcm but without the battery problem it would have been talked about more.
  5. StevenMattera

    StevenMattera GBAtemp Regular

    May 6, 2018
    United States
    Raleigh, NC
    You will still have to put your Switch into RCM mode. Just when you load Hekate it will automatically launch what you have selected. If you want to get into the Hekate menu just press the vol down button when you see the splash screen.
  6. Cubuss

    Cubuss GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 4, 2017
    High Quality Shitposter
    to bloated
    demsondjoo and whateverg1012 like this.
  7. StevenMattera

    StevenMattera GBAtemp Regular

    May 6, 2018
    United States
    Raleigh, NC
    If you use SDFiles Updater you can select the Hekate, Atmosphere, or Reinx bundles, which will only include their respective needed files + SDFiles Toolkit.
  8. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend

    May 11, 2008
    United States
    Milad, klear, Hexalform and 3 others like this.
  9. BillyJo

    BillyJo Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    thats a great work again !
    vgmoose and tomGER like this.
  10. ChaosEternal

    ChaosEternal GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 27, 2015
    United States
    Drop files on SD. Activate RCM and trigger exploit. Done, lol. The only extra step is having to manually send the exploit. Other than that there's not really any difference in complexity between using a pack like this and using an SX Pro. Heck, if you have some sort of dongle using Hekate as a payload then there really is no difference. The complexity is about the same; TX just doesn't publish these types of details because that's not what their target audience cares about. Still, I will concede that seeing a wall of technical jargon is pretty intimidating.
    Last edited by ChaosEternal, Oct 20, 2018
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  11. Tinnetju

    Tinnetju Advanced Member

    Jul 31, 2018
    Very nice, great work guys!
  12. Pluupy

    Pluupy _(:3」∠)_

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Well, if it means anything I don't think you're stupid, compu. I don't agree with your choices, but I think if you spend a little time reading the post slowly you can grasp what it does.
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  13. enderer

    enderer GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 19, 2015
    United States
    how does theme switching work?
  14. Jayro

    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    Jul 23, 2012
    United States
    Octo Canyon
    I'm thought going online in CFW was a big no-no... So why is there an auto-update option? To get you banned?
  15. 210modz

    210modz GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 11, 2017
    United States
    You should have Nintendo's servers blocked when you do so. My switch is always connected to the internet.
  16. Frankbel

    Frankbel GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 10, 2004
    What you get from online switch if you block Nintendo's servers?

    Great Tool guys. Using it with NS-Atmosphere.
  17. demsondjoo

    demsondjoo Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    i am using 90DNS settings.
  18. smf

    smf GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 23, 2009
    United Kingdom
    You can run an ftp server on the switch or access the homebrew store for example.
  19. bixxewoscht

    bixxewoscht GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 23, 2017
    Gambia, The
    Autobooting Stock FW will be nice for all those people who updated with Choidujour to play online.
  20. noahc3

    noahc3 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 17, 2015
    Atmosphere, creport and 90dns are enough to keep you from getting banned if all you do if HBMenu album replacement.