Question Switch MicroSDXC support firmware update?

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Grmmish, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Grmmish
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    SOLVED:
    "You do what?
    All official firmware updates you can get from the hinted at source in the ChoidojourNX thread (first posting) include the exfat update ('MicroSDXC update'). ChoidojourNX then even allows you to choose if you want to install it on your console or not.
    There is no reason you would need this update anymore though - I believe, because the switch should still accept microsdcards up to 512GB size (?) formatted to fat32 instead of exfat - which is recommended anyhow. (Save yourself - and the poor shmuck supporting you down the road - a whole lot of trouble with corrupt files using homebrew on exfat, by choosing fat32 to begin with.)
    Hekate comes with its own exfat driver, so the nand backup files can always be saved on an exfat card, and restored from there regardless. (Use a seperate 32GB card for your nand backup, they are cheap.)"


    So the MicroSDXC firmware update is SEPARATE from the official firmware updates. I get that.

    So I can get firmwares online and update no problem using Choidojour.
    But why can't I find THIS SPECIFIC update online for the MicroSDXC support to install like any other update on Choidojour?

    TX Thread:
    "These Firmware files have been extracted from dumps of game cartridge update partitions, or dumped from Nintendo Switch System Partitions."

    Obviously the SDXC update would be on no game cartridge. But it has indeed been on anyone's cartridge that updated... So it should be on the Switch System Partitions, correct? So what gives with this update?
     
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  2. masagrator

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    Because SDXC is supported from day one. exfat is not supported without update
    And sdxc are formatted in most cases to exfat
     
  3. Grmmish
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    Ok ExFAT then. It's STILL an update, isn't it? So why is this specific update unable to be found?
     
  4. notimp

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    You do what?

    All official firmware updates you can get from the hinted at source in the ChoidojourNX thread (first posting) include the exfat update ('MicroSDXC update'). ChoidojourNX then even allows you to choose if you want to install it on your console or not.

    There is no reason you would need this update anymore though - I believe, because the switch should still accept microsdcards up to 512GB size (?) formatted to fat32 instead of exfat - which is recommended anyhow. (Save yourself - and the poor shmuk supporting you down the road - a whole lot of trouble with corrupt files using homebrew on exfat, by choosing fat32 to begin with.)

    Hekate comes with its own exfat driver, so the nand backup files can always be saved on an exfat card, and restored from there regardless. (Use a seperate 32GB card for your nand backup, they are cheap.)
     
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  5. Grmmish
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    Thank you notimp. I will mark this as answered.

    Also yes. ExFAT is VERYBAD to use with homebrew, I am aware. LOL.
     
  6. notimp

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    Just to clarify, the exfat update doest hurt eather. You can install it. Have more flexibility that way. But then its suggested, that you limit yourself to use fat32 on the switch anyhow - if you plan going into using homebrew (emulators, software).

    Nintendos exfat driver isnt the best, and the source of all kinds of nasty issues - if software writes to the sdcard and gets interrupted (official games write to internal storage only).

    To install games from illicit sources, exfat is not needed, as all games have a file size limit of below 4GB for individual files, when installed. If you install them over the USB cable (several methods, f.e. Goldleaf), fat32 will never be a problem.

    Windows only formats cards of up to 32GB to fat32 - but you can use third party tools like GUIFormat to format cards up to 512GB to fat32. (see: http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm click on big image to download.)
     
    Last edited by notimp, Jun 23, 2019
  7. Grmmish
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    Well you see, I need this to be exFAT regardless. I understand th epros and cons of FAT32 and exFAT but this does indeed need to be exFAT.
     
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