Firmware Switch firmware update 8.1.0 out now

Chary Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Lacius

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    You have two options:
    1. Downgrade to 8.0.1 or lower
    2. Wait for SX OS (or Atmosphere, if you're impatient) to put out an update to support 8.1.0
     
  2. Oleboy555

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    How do you accidentally upgrade?
     
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  3. HaloEffect17

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    I enjoy some stability in my life.
     
  4. Mario119

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    I actually did the same... I'm used to pressing A to select my user when I boot up a game, and without looking I pressed A when the update prompt came up. Doesn't help that the cursor is automatically on Restart and Update :-/
     
  5. Redhorse

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    Between a Rock and a Hard Place for now
    I have no doubt that this has been going on since the very early days of theFlash carts on the DS & DS lites.
     
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  6. Lacius

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    They either:
    1. Took no measures to block updates and pressed A without paying attention to what they were doing.
    2. Are lying to save face after intentionally updating without being aware of the consequences.
    I also highly doubt everyone who said their younger sibling updated their console was telling the truth. That would be an epidemic.
     
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  7. Oleboy555

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    Is there no way to cancel it once you prompted yes?
     
  8. Lacius

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    Not without risking a brick from interrupting the update.
     
  9. Mario119

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    I don't think you can even force the Switch to turn off in time, once you hit Update it takes about 2 seconds before the console reboots itself (when it prompts you to Update that means it has already downloaded the updated and has queued it to install). In contrast, it takes about 8-10 seconds to do a hard shutdown by holding down the power button. And even if you could, you're basically asking for a brick...
     
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  10. chaoskagami

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    ↑↑↓↓←→←→BA
    I'd just like to point out that the former is frighteningly easy to do if you have the DNS temporarily disabled for any reason. I've done it before. The problem is that the update prompt shows up before the user prompt, so muscle memory can almost certainly fuck you over when you're used to hitting A twice quickly to launch a game. Furthermore, it immediately updates without confirmation unlike the Settings option (which is shitty, honestly.)
     
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  11. awesomehero

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    The Switch is finally showing it's training after inheriting Stability for All from it's predecessor the 3DS, the number one symbol of Stability!
     
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  12. Lacius

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    This is one of the many reasons why my Switch hasn't touched the internet since 5.1.0 came out.
     
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  13. Xizix

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    Is there ever going to be a stability update for the joycon controller?
     
  14. Lacius

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    Switch updates come with joycon updates often.
     
  15. Gameboyandwatch

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    Does L4T still work with this update?
     
  16. Mario119

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    It still works, yes. L4T doesn't touch Horizon at all, so it'll still boot up as normal through Hekate.
     
  17. fatsquirrel

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    is there anyway to delete the pending update? keeps bugging me to update everytime i boot a game....
     
  18. Mario119

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    You can do this by booting into Maintenance Mode. With the console powered off, hold down the volume up and volume down buttons, then press the Power Button to turn the console on. Be sure to keep pressing down the volume buttons until the recovery mode menu is displayed. When you are in the recovery menu, just simply press the power button again to turn the console off. After you boot the console back up normally, you'll need to either turn on Airplane mode or use the SwitchBru DNS (otherwise the update will download itself again).
     
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  19. x360hey

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    Is there a way to manually update to 8.0 or 8.0.1 without going directly to 8.1? Thanks
     
  20. Mario119

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    You can download the firmware file online and install it with ChoiDujourNX. As for where to find that firmware file, Google is your friend.
     
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