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    To keep the forum clean, this is a place where you can ask any question, and get an answer from one of our fellow members. There is no such thing as a dumb question here, just please read the FAQ before posting. If you only want a link to a guide, here you go.



    • Nintendo is fixing joycons with drift issues free of charge at the moment. To set up a repair, fill out the form here

    • Is there homebrew yet?
      Yes! You can get homebrew on any firmware.

      Is there a definitive guide for hacking my switch?
      Yes! You can use guide.sdsetup.com for installing Atmosphere.

      Can patched/Mariko (red box) switches or switch lites be hacked?
      The Caffeine exploit is available on switches on firmwares 2.0.0-3.0.0 & 4.0.1-4.1.0. If you're on those firmwares, great! Check out guide.sdsetup.com for instructions. If you're not on any of those firmwares, You'll have to use SX Core or SX Lite. These modchips will allow cfw to be installed on any switch, regardless of firmware or if it's patched.

      How can I check if my switch is patched?
      You can use SSNC to check if your switch is patched or not!

      My switch is patched and I'm not on an exploitable firmware version, what can I do?
      You'll have to use TX's modchip. Remember, staying on a lower firmware is always better if you want cfw!

      My switch is unpatched. Is that good?
      That's great! You can install cfw on any firmware version by following the guide.

      Where can I download sigpatches?
      They can be downloaded from this wonderful thread.

      Is there a list of all released homebrew?
      Yes! You can find a complete list on WikiTemp, or a smaller list on http://switchbrew.org, or even use the Switch appstore homebrew directly on your Switch to browse and install homebrew on your console without a computer.
      Note: WikiTemp homebrew list is a work in progress, please help maintaining it.

      When can I install cfw/emunand?
      You can install cfw right now! The most popular options right now are SXOS and Atmosphere. Both have an emunand solution.

      What can I do with the firmware version I'm on?
      Check out this thread for all the information you need.

      Can I get free games?
      Yes you can. SXOS allows XCI loading and NSP installing, whereas Atmosphere allows only NSP installing. XCIs are loaded directly from the sd card or hard drive, as opposed to NSPs, which need to be installed.

      Which CFW is superior?
      It all depends on what you're planning on doing. SXOS is dead simple to use and allows xci loading, but requires you to buy a license. Atmosphere on the other hand is a free cfw that allows for far greater customization and features, but is a bit more complicated to use.

      What happens if I get banned? How likely is it that I will get banned from hacking?
      Check out the Switch Banning Hub for all your ban-related needs!

      I got banned! What can I do about it?
      There's currently no way to get unbanned.

      I heard about a switch emulator?
      There are two main switch emulators, Yuzu and Ryujinx. In their current state they can run a few games, but most games are unplayable.

      I want to learn more!
      Great! if you want to learn more about switch hacking, look around the pinned threads here or ask in this thread.

    • Note: Much of this FAQ is outdated and only kept for archival purposes. Feel free to look through it but take everything with a grain of salt.

      Q: Can I update my Nintendo Switch to the latest firmware?
      A: Yes, you can. We are compatible with all firmwares and all regions!

      Q: How are game ROMs launched? What format do they need to be in?
      A: Games ROMs available right now from release groups are compatible as-is.
      Copy the XCI files to the root of your Nintendo Switch microSD card so SX OS will be able to find them.

      Q: How does the tool (jig) and dongle operate? Are they needed everytime you turn on the console?
      A: If you don't want to make any (software) modifications to your Switch Console, both the Tool (jig) and dongle are needed every boot.
      SX OS has an optional "AutoRCM" feature that can be installed to your Switch Console such that the jig tool is not needed anymore on boot.

      Q: How does the AutoRCM feature work?
      A: The AutoRCM feature makes a tiny modification to your system's on-board storage via software, and from there on you will ONLY need the dongle (and won't have to press the volume key) when booting your console.
      Please note: With the AutoRCM feature installed, your Switch will only boot up with the SX Pro Dongle inserted or by any other USB-C launching method currently available. Once booted, you can always uninstall AutoRCM through SX OS.

      Q: Is the license for life and updates included?
      A: Yes, it is! All updates are free and for the lifetime of your console.

      Q: Is SX OS tied to my console/dongle?
      A: Yes. In case of SX Pro the license is tied to your dongle and console. In case of SX Lite the license is tied to your license code and console.

      Q: Can we play eshop games?
      A: The current version of SX OS only allows to play cartridge based games. But we're working hard to bring game titles that originate from different distribution media to SX OS as well! It is on our list of features to add in upcoming updates.

      Q: How will SX OS work?
      A: The SX OS boot file and licenses can soon be retrieved from our easy to use website that will launch shortly. Simply follow instructions and you will be set up in a few minutes.

      Q: What do I need if I only buy SX OS?
      A: We strongly recommend buying SX Pro for the ease of use and safely streamlined procedure. That being said, SX OS standalone can be launched from Windows using TegraRcmGUI (TegraRcmSmash) or from NXLoader on android (with a USB-otg adapter).
      We offer support & warranty on your devices, please note any issues you face by errors/misuse of other methods will not be covered by our warranty.

      Q: Will SX Pro work with Switch Linux?
      A: We will release a method of (chain)loading Linux using your SX Pro dongle soon.

      Q: Do we need to use the L/R buttons on the Joy-Con to switch game ROMs?
      A: We are working on a more user-friendly menu that can be launched from the home menu.
      We already have a working menu prototype that is fully functional but we are still improving it for our audiences.

      Q: Can SX products run homebrew software as well?
      A: The initial release of SX OS will not have support yet for running homebrew software for all firmware versions. Currently only the standard method for installing homebrew is supported, which means limited to the specific firmware version 3.0.0.
      We are in the final stages on adding support for running homebrew software regardless of firmware version and we expect to have this included with one of the first SX OS updates.

      Q: Can SX products run homebrew software as well?
      A: The initial release of SX OS will have support for running homebrew software for all firmware versions.
      In the initial release, launching the homebrew menu can be done by starting the photoviewer application while holding the R button on the Joy-Con. A file called "hbmenu.nro" needs to be on the root of the microSD card and a folder "switch" needs to contain all the homebrew applications.
      We will naturally continue to improve homebrew support and easy of use in future update.

      Q: When you put your Switch into Sleep mode, do I need to insert dongle again upon waking up?
      A: No, you don't. Just resume playing where you left it

      Q: Is it possible to install Game Updates (and does it requires to be on the latest firmware)?
      A: Yes, you can install game and system updates. The game updates can be applied following Nintendo's usual rules, which sometimes requires you to be on the latest or a higher firmware than your console's current firmware.

      Q: If a game runs natively on an OFW x.yy and above, can SX OS run the game even if the console has a lower firmware?
      A: Currently no. We have added that request to our list of features to look into.

      Q: Does SX OS supports online gaming?
      A: SX OS supports playing online. However, we can't guarantee Nintendo is not able to detect you are using SX OS.
      So playing online is at your own risk.

      Q: Can I buy one SX Pro and one SX OS license separately, and use the dongle and tool with two switches?
      A: Yes, you can buy additional SX OS Licenses and use one dongle and tool for all your Switch consoles.

      Q: Which file format does SX OS support? What about split files?
      A: We support both FAT32 and exFAT.
      SX OS will also try to look for split files in the form of "filename.xc0" "filename.xc1" "filename.xc2" and so on to support ROMs larger than 4GB on FAT32.

      Q: Does SX OS support Emunand?
      A: Currently it doesn't. This is a feature we can add in the future, but it is low in the priority list because of the small interest to the general public. But because Xecuter SX is also used by advanced users, we will add Emunand support at some point.

      Q: Can I backup my games with SX OS and create my own game ROMs?
      A: Currently there's no easy way to backup games with SX OS. We will add support for this in an update.

      Q: Will you allow the use of different payloads?
      A: We will allow it. Custom payload can be put on the microsd card. Details will follow.

      Q: How much space is used up on microSD for SX OS?
      A: Only 16MB. To clarify, our OS will not alter in any way your microSD game & homebrew capacity.

      Q: Will Switch data such as savegames and updates be shared between the OFW and SX OS? Or are both systems separated?
      A: Yes, SX OS and the original Switch OS share savegames and update data.

      Q: Does SX OS support trimmed XCI files or do they need to remain unaltered?
      A: Yes, an app like https://github.com/Destiny1984/XCI-Cutter is supported.

      Q: Is it possible to play games from a External Harddrive?
      Does SX allow us to use an external disk using the docking station or USB-C port?
      A: This is a possibility in the future, we've added it to our to do list. (thanks to all users for making it already a few pages long

      Q: Can we expect cheat codes some day?
      A: Cheats has always been a priority for our us. And we've already started looking into it.
      It takes a while to make a decent and usable cheat system, your patience will be rewarded!

      Q: There has been a wave of bans happening lately. Does that confirm we won't be able to play online with SX OS?
      A: There have indeed been a number of isolated ban incidents happening lately among some homebrew developers. The exact cause of these bans is not known as of yet.
      We are not aware of any bans due to SX OS usage. But be cautious and use online functionality at your own risk!

      Q: Is SX OS compatible with firmware 5.1.0
      A: Of course. And as we stated before, it will be compatible with the next updates as well. We are offering a future proof solution.

      Q: Will the SX OS for people who bought it 'stand alone' be delivered before the SX OS for people who bought SX Pro?
      A: Not necessarily. SX Pro will be shipped in the days to come to distributors. SX OS will be unlocked a bit after the reviewers get their units (all reviewers receive SX Pro).
      So depending on the speed of delivery to your distributor and then to you, SX Pro could come before SX OS stand alone. It probably will be very close.

      Q: Why is there – and + symbols engraved in the SX Pro dongle? Since USB-C devices can be plugged in either way, people are worried if dongle plugged in upside down, the + on left and – on right, and SX label facing down, that the Switch will blew up or get bricked, etc.
      A: They are here just for cosmetic reasons. The – symbol is also the LED window.

      Q: Yikes, those are two huge caps in render picture? Is that going to taser my Switch, damage my system, or zap me!?
      A: Super Cap’s actually (super-capacitor), 0.35F 2.7V, given the transport issues with Lithium based batteries SuperCap’s are fast becoming the go to temporary power source.
      No zapping ( very low voltage ) and we limit the charge current to ~400mA peak for either USB port.

      Q: Huh, two caps, how do they get 'charged'? Do I have now and then plug my dongle into micro-USB cable to charge it, what happens when it runs out of power? — Why not battery instead? — Does it instead drain my Switch battery, what happens if I leave it plugged in?
      A: The SuperCap’s are charged from either usb port ( USB-C or Micro USB ). The caps offer approximately 1 week standby time with enough energy left for one boot, or at least 5 successive boots without the opportunity to auto-charge. Charge to 80% is achieved (automatically) within 1-2 seconds of entry into the Nintendo start menu. We are working reducing that considerably … (see above for why not battery). Because we are powered by s-cap’s we have a very power conscious design.
      Leaving the dongle in the console for more than a minute is pointless but will do no harm in any way to the dongle and drain very little battery ( currently we draw ~25mA but will work on reducing that considerably after ~1-2 minutes charge mode).

      Q: Can I charge my Switch via dongle?
      Using just micro-usb cable, removing the need of needing a proper usb-c cable.
      A: Sadly no, our intent for the micro USB port was for charging the dongle and firmware updates, but might be something we will consider for future hardware revisions, thanks.

      Q: There been reports of cables, and docks without that bricked the battery charging circuit, are we at risk with SX Pro solution?
      A: No, simply because we do not support charging. The dongle uses both USB ports only for receiving charge.

      Q: Is TX coming up with solution for those that leave their Switch always 'docked'?
      Its nice, that is portable, but some users never go 'portable', they are DOCK only fans, what about them?
      A: If the demand is there, it is something we can develop.

      Q: Can I play my Switch running SX OS while being docked?
      A: Absolutely. You just need to have it undocked when you power up your Switch to load SX OS. Once done, dock it and play for as long as you don't completely power it off again.

      Q: I know I'm asking too much and it's early, (sorry) would it be possible to get Bluetooth audio (or even Bluetooth controller) support within the CFW.
      I know a lot of people would dig that on other forums (including a clean internet browser that has YouTube unblocked) if this is possible?
      A: If it is doable, we will try. Please read text below about such requests, you are fully entitled to request anything, we will do our best in order of user's most wanted features.

      Q: Is SX affected by the dreaded "battery desync" problem?
      A: As far as we are aware this battery desync problem currently only occurs when running Linux on your Switch.
      While extensively testing SX OS, including booting SX OS with AutoRCM we have not ran into a single battery desync issue ourselves.
      SX OS itself isn't based on Linux. We do allow people to run Linux (and other payloads) through our "external payload" functionality. This is at your own risk.
      If we had to give the community a hint as to where to start looking into this "battery desync" problem we'd suggest looking into how the Fuel Gauge IC (MAX17050, I2C1 addr 36) is being used by Nintendo's OS and by Linux.

      Q: If I boot in OFW mode and play my original purchased game online, am I safe?
      A: Yes, you are safe to play original games online in OFW mode.

      Q: Does SX OS plays the original games in CFW mode?
      A: Yes, it does.

      Q: If I download eShop games to an SD card, can I also run SX OS on that card?
      Or do I need separate cards for Nintendo eShop games and SX OS games?
      A: You can use the same SD card.

      Q: how do I re-enter TX boot menu?
      A: Press and hold vol+ and keep holding until you see the TX splash screen

      Q: How do I access my albums while in SX-OS CFW mode ?
      A: Hold down L while opening album

      Q: How do I access HomeBrew?
      A: Hold down R while opening album

      Q: How do I load my backup roms?
      A: Simply enter album an select you rom file, all rom files should be placed in the root directory of the console micro SD

      Q: HomeBrew menu loads but none of my apps are showing, what is wrong?
      A: Please try re-format the micro-SD card using a windows machine, we have encountered this issue when using OS-X ex-fat formatted cards.

    • 2.0.0
      Improvements Included in Version 2.0.0 (Distributed 3/3/2017)
      The following network features are now available
      * Nintendo Account required. Some features may not be available in all countries/regions.

      • Playing online
        • Online multiplayer available for free until the paid online service launches in 2018. Not available in all countries.
      • Adding friends
        • Friends can be added from My Page, head to the HOME Menu and select your icon on the upper left.
      • Sharing Album screenshots to Facebook and Twitter
      • Browsing and purchasing content on Nintendo eShop
      • Receiving News relating to games, Nintendo eShop discounts, and promotions
      • Earning My Nintendo points for game card (retail version)


      Added the following system functionality

      • Update game software
      • Turn on the TV automatically when placing the Nintendo Switch console in the Nintendo Switch dock.
        • HDMI settings must also be enabled on your TV. Some TV models may be unable to use this feature. To turn on this feature for the Nintendo Switch console, head to System Settings > TV Settings > Match TV Power State
      • Display the battery percentage on the HOME Menu
        • To turn this ON/OFF, head to System Settings > System > Console Battery (%)
      • Format the microSD card
        • To format, head to System Settings > System > Initialize > Format microSD Card
      2.1.0
      Improvements Included in Version 2.1.0 (Distributed 3/27/2017)


      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience
      2.2.0
      Improvements Included in Version 2.2.0 (Distributed 4/17/2017)


      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience
      2.3.0
      Improvements Included in Version 2.3.0 (Distributed 5/15/2017)


      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience
      3.0.0
      Improvements Included in Version 3.0.0 (Distributed 6/19/2017)
      Added the following system functionality

      • Register a channel to receive News for specific games
      • Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists
        • To add friends, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Friend Suggestions
      • Receive notifications when your Friends go online
        • To turn this ON/OFF, head to System Settings > Notifications > Friend Notifications
      • Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature
      • Change the user icon order on the Home Menu
        • To change order, head to System Settings > Users > Change Order
      • Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon
        • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
      • Change the system volume from the Quick Settings
      • The maximum volume when using headphones or speakers connected to the audio jack has been raised and can be lowered if desired.
        • To lower the max headphone volume, head to System Settings > System > Lower Max Headphone Volume
          * This settings will be ON when Parental Controls are enabled
      • Change display colors to Invert Colors or Grayscale
        • To use this feature, head to System Settings > System > Change Display Colors
      • Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable
        • To enable, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Pro Controller Wired Communication
          * The NFC touchpoint on the Pro Controller will be disabled while the controller is using wired communication.
      • Update connected controllers
      • Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data if there is insufficient space when downloading other software
        • To use this feature, head to System Settings > Data Management > Quick Archive
          * User save data is not deleted


      General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:

      • Resolved an issue that caused game software updates to fail and prevented the software from starting
      • Improvements to prevent unintended HDMI input change with certain TVs while the console is docked in Sleep Mode
      3.0.1
      Improvements Included in Version 3.0.1 (Distributed 7/31/2017)
      General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:

      • Addressed an issue in which the remaining battery charge can't be displayed accurately
        • If the system's battery power display suddenly increases or decreases, it will gradually improve by following these steps.
      3.0.2
      Improvements Included in Version 3.0.2 (Distributed 9/5/2017)
      • Nintendo Switch Online
        • Added online play in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. This is currently available for free until the paid online service launches in 2018.
      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience
      4.0.0
      Improvements Included in Version 4.0.0 (Distributed 10/18/2017)
      Added the following system functionality

      • Capture video on select games
        • To capture video, hold down the Capture Button during gameplay
        • Up to a maximum of the previous 30 seconds will be saved in the Album. You can trim the beginning and end of each clip, and post to Facebook and Twitter.
        • As of October 18th, 2017, this feature is compatible with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2
      • Select from 12 new Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild icons for your user
        • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
      • Transfer user and save data to another system
      • Pre-purchase option on Nintendo eShop
        • A pre-purchase option will be available for certain games. This option allows pre-load of the game to your system for quicker play when the game is released.
        • This feature will be supported by future game releases
      • News channel updates
        • The news feed has been updated with a new look.
        • Unfollowing a channel will remove that channel's content from the news feed and following the channel again will make it reappear.
      • Match software version with a group of local users
        • To create a group, head to the software's Options > Software Update > Match Version with Local Users
        • Everyone's software will be updated to match the most recent version in the group
        • All users must be on system menu version 4.0.0 or later to view and join a group


      General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:

      • Changed the specification which hid wireless networks using TKIP security from the network search results. Wireless networks using TKIP security will now display in search results as a grayed-out selection instead of not being displayed
        • The Nintendo Switch console supports WEP, WPA-PSK(AES), and WPA2-PSK(AES). If your router is using a different security type (e.g. WPA-PSK(TKIP)), you will need to change this security type within your router's settings.
      4.0.1
      Improvements Included in Version 4.0.1 (Distributed 10/25/2017)
      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:
        • Changed the HDMI connection process specification to match that of version 3.0.2 to address video and sound output issues with some TV models.
      4.1.0
      Improvements Included in Version 4.1.0 (Distributed 12/04/2017)
      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:
        • Resolved an issue that caused motion controls to respond incorrectly when playing games that use the feature
      5.0.0
      Improvements Included in Version 5.0.0 (Distributed 03/12/2018)
      Added the following system functionality

      • Facebook and Twitter friends that also use Nintendo Switch can now be added through Friend Suggestions
        • Friend suggestions are based on the Facebook and Twitter accounts you have linked to your Nintendo Account
        • To view your friend suggestions, from the top left of the HOME Menu head to your User Page > Friend Suggestions
        • You must be 13 or older to use this feature
      • Select from 24 new ARMS and the Kirby series icons for your user
        • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
      • Digital software purchases made from a PC or smart device will start downloading sooner than previously, even if the Nintendo Switch console is in Sleep Mode
      • Filter News to view only unread news or news from specific channels
      • To keep the Parental Controls PIN private, the default method for PIN entry has been changed to entering using the Control Stick and buttons instead of the on-screen number pad
        • When prompted to enter you Parental Controls PIN, press and hold the + Button to change between input methods
      • Captured videos in the Album will be restricted by Parental Controls depending on the Restricted Software setting and Software Rating Organization
      • Using the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, add specific software titles to your whitelist to exclude them from the console’s Parental Controls Restricted Software setting
        • Play-Time Limit restrictions will still apply even when the software title has been whitelisted.
      • Receive notification when pre-purchased software is ready to play
      • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller grip colors will now display in the Controllers menu


      General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:

      • Resolved an issue that caused Play Activity to display incorrectly in the Profile section of your User Page
      5.0.1
      Improvements Included in Version 5.0.1 (Distributed 3/26/2018)


      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience
      5.0.2
      Improvements Included in Version 5.0.2 (Distributed 4/16/2018)
      General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:

      • Resolved an issue that caused motion controls to respond incorrectly when playing games that use the feature
      • Resolved an issue that caused user icons for recommended friends to not display correctly
      5.1.0
      Improvements Included in Version 5.1.0 (Distributed 5/30/2018)


      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience
      6.0.0
      Improvements Included in Version 6.0.0 (Distributed 9/18/2018)
      Nintendo Switch Online* features and functionality have been added, including:

      • Save Data Cloud
        • User your internet connection to back up game save data for compatible games
        • Some games are not compatible with Save Data Cloud
        • To manage save data, head to System Settings > Data Management > Save Data Cloud
        *Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Save Data Cloud available in compatible games. Terms apply. To learn more, click here.
      Added the following system functionality

      • Upload up to four Album screenshots at once on supported social network services
        • Only one captured video can be uploaded at once
      • Select from six new Captain Toad icons for your user
        • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
      • The term "active console" has been renamed "primary console" in Nintendo eShop
        • You can play your digital software and content on non-primary consoles by linking your Nintendo Account
        • Playing software in multiple consoles has certain restrictions
      • Display of Nintendo Switch News articles will be limited to match the restricted software parental controls setting selections
        • Please note that the restriction will only apply to News articles distributed after the release of version 6.0.0.
      • Change the layout of the USB keyboard to the desired language
        • To change the language, head to the System Settings > System > USB Keyboard
      Removed the following system functionality

      • After installing the system update, it will no longer be possible to unlink your Nintendo Account from your Nintendo Switch user
      General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:

      • Compatibility improvements have been made for a controller licensed by Nintendo
      6.0.1
      Improvements Included in Version 6.0.1 (Distributed 10/08/2018)
      General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:

      • Resolved an issue where internet connection test does not display correct results for download and upload speed
      • Resolved an issue where some licensed controllers' motion controls such as tilt function respond incorrectly
      6.1.0
      Improvements Included in Version 6.1.0 (Distributed 10/29/2018)
      General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:

      • Resolved an issue where certain games don’t recognize a Nintendo Switch Online membership for a short time after purchase
      6.2.0
      Improvements Included in Version 6.2.0 (Distributed 11/19/2018)
      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.
      7.0.0
      Improvements Included in Version 7.0.0 (Distributed 1/28/2019)
      • Select from six new New Super Mario Bros.™ U Deluxe icons for your user
        • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page, then Profile on the top-left of the HOME menu
      • Added additional language support to the HOME Menu for Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), and Korean
        • To change the language, head to the System Settings, System, then Language
      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience
      7.0.1
      Improvements Included in Version 7.0.1 (Distributed 2/18/2019)

      General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including:

      • Resolved an issue where the Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! games cannot reconnect to the Pokémon GO app if the game software was closed after pairing with the app.
      8.0.0
      Improvements Included in Version 8.0.0 (Distributed 5/15/2019)

      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, then 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 and then select 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, then 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, then 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, then 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, then 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, then Region
      • The following names have been changed (functionality remains the same)
        • Save Data Cloud Backup has been changed to Save Data Cloud
        • Transfer Your User and Save Data has been changed to Transfer Your User Data
      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.
      8.0.1
      Improvements Included in Version 8.0.1 (Distributed 5/23/2019)
      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.
      8.1.0
      Improvements Included in Version 8.1.0 (Distributed 6/17/2019)
      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.
      9.0.0
      Improvements Included in Version 9.0.0 (Distributed 9/9/2019)

      Added the following system functionality:

      • Added a search feature for the News Channel.
        • Channels can be searched using filters or free text.
      • Added “Display QR Code to Check In” to User Settings.
        • You can display a QR Code on-screen to check in using your Nintendo Account.
      • Alarm Notifications have been added to System Settings > Notifications.
        • You can check or delete pre-set alarms.
        • Alarms can be set up only within supported software (to be added at a later time).
        • A controller firmware update may be required to use this feature.
      • You can now configure touch screen sensitivity settings.
        • Select between Standard and Stylus sensitivity (optimized for stylus input).
      • Added the option to turn on/off the system button input (Nintendo Switch Lite only).
        • When this setting is turned off the system no longer receives input from the console buttons, with the exception of the Capture and HOME Buttons, and can only be operated from a wirelessly paired controller (sold separately).
        • This setting is on by default and can only be turned off if a compatible controller (sold separately) is wirelessly paired to the console.
        • The setting will automatically turn back on when the console is restarted or after returning from sleep mode.
      • Added “Online Play Invites” section to the User's page.
        • Invites from friends to join online play in supported software will be displayed in this section.
      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.
        • Resolved an issue where some users can’t start the Fire Emblem: Three Houses game, and get an error instead.
      9.0.1
      Improvements Included in Version 9.0.1 (Distributed 9/30/2019)

      General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including a solution for the following:

      • Resolved an issue that may have triggered errors during game play.
      • Resolved an issue that may display an instruction to remove the Joy-Con during the initial setup of Nintendo Switch Lite.
      9.1.0
      Improvements Included in Version 9.1.0 (Distributed 12/04/2019)
      General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience, including a solution for the following:

      • Resolved an issue where the color animation was not displaying correctly when attaching a Joy-Con controller to the Nintendo Switch console.
      9.2.0
      Improvements Included in Version 9.2.0 (Distributed 03/02/2020)
      • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.
      10.0.0
      Improvements Included in Version 10.0.0 (Distributed 04/13/2020)

      Added a bookmark feature to News.
      This feature allows you to bookmark your favorite news items.

      • A maximum of 300 news items can be bookmarked.
      • An internet connection is required to view bookmarked News items.
      • News items that are no longer available cannot be viewed, even if they were bookmarked.


      Added an option to transfer software data between the system memory and an SD card.

      • Users can now transfer downloadable software, update data, and DLC from the system memory to an SD card (and vice versa).
      • Note that save data and some update data cannot be transferred to an SD card.


      Added an option to remap the controller buttons.

      • Analog stick and button configurations can now be changed for each paired controller.
      • Custom configurations can be saved as favorites in System Settings > Controllers and Sensors.
        • Custom configurations are stored on the Nintendo Switch system.
        • Configurations can be customized for the following controllers: Joy-Con (L), Joy-Con (R), Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Button configurations can also be customized on the Nintendo Switch Lite system.
        • This feature is not available for other controllers.
        • On each system, up to five favorite custom configurations can be saved for Joy-Con (L), five for Joy-Con (R), five for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Five configurations can also be saved as favorites for Nintendo Switch Lite.


      Added a new section in User Settings for Play Activity Settings.

      • The options for "Display play activity to:" and "Delete Play Activity" have been moved from Friends Settings to the new Play Activity Settings.


      Added new selections to the lineup of user profile icons.

      • Select from 6 new icons from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for your user.


      General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.
      10.0.1
      Improvements Included in Version 10.0.1 (Distributed 04/21/2020)

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

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.
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    I know its not hacking related, but why on earth wont my joycons charge when hooked up on the main device (but not plugged in the dock) ?
     
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    It is so by design.
    In order not to drain the main battery.
    Why? Well, Nintendo though that was a good idea I guess.
    But that is the normal behaviour.
     
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    It'd definitely drain the battery quicker. That'd be a horrible idea if it worked like that.
     
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    You forgot the most important one:

    Q: Are you sure you can't at least link me to a video of a working hack?
    A: Oh allright, here you go.

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    That doesn't bother me much, what really annoys the fuck out of me is placing the charging port on the bottom. Makes it really awkward to use as a handheld device while charging.
     
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    But the docking would have been really awkward if it was anywhere else
     
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    I guess my question goes here ...?

    If I have my Switch user profile pic set to my Mii, and it gets sent to someone else's Switch because we play together online, is it being sent as a "Mii building instruction" and rendered on the other person's Switch, or is it rendered on my Switch and sent as an image?

    And if I have it set to any of the other profile pics, is only the "profile pic ID" being sent, or the actual image itself?

    What I really want to know is, "Will Switch hacks ever allow us to have custom profile pics that people without hacks can see too?".
     
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    I believe it only sends the info, but it's actually a good thing if it's like that for custom pictures because if it'd send the rendered picture Nintendo would be able to see it also.
     
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    I have a hacking question about the posibility of playing backups (piracy) of >3.0 games. I´m aware of the other threds (read them all) but i need a little bit of clarification to finally got this:

    A kernel hack (for example the last development by plutoo) won´t allow it, right? Because we´ll need to decrypt newer games and ninthendo could change this encryprion at will in a 5.0, 6.0, etc update.

    BUT if hacking groups find an exploit in the bootroom they dumped last week it would be possible, correct? Morover this would exploit would be apliable on switches ANY firmware .... but not forever because nintendo can patch the bootrom via an update also.

    Can anyone confirm if i understood this correcly??. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Right now we don't even know anything to begin with. But yes, same with the 3DS. It's all about they keys to be able to play the newer games. A hacked bootloader could in theory make it easier to get a hold of the new Cryptokeys. However, it seems like Nintendo can update the Switch bootloader, so it might not be as easy as it sounds.
     
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    Kinda scared to click on that link. I assume it's good ol' Rick?:rofl2: in all seriousness, I am trying to keep this post on the more serious side of the equation
     
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    Kexploit doesn't help you here (not directly anyway), kexploit helps us get closer to running our own code and enabling CFW. But CFW doesn't solve any of the problems pertaining to or enabling new software to being back-up loaded. New software is all dependent on finding the encryption keys for the software and using that to decrypt the games ourselves then loading them to a compromised Switch with a loader. The Switch <=3.0.0, can decrypt and read (hence the dumped decrypted games all being 'mysteriously' from games at or under 3.0.0 compliance) old titles from before 3.0.1 was released and encryption changes across the board.

    It's likely going to be easier to find entry points in newer firmware to then dump decrypted games, than to hope that we somehow find new keys.

    Nintendo can irreversibly patch and change the keys on the bootloader, so a boothack would be temporary.

    And, again, none of this will ever change the fact that every Switch is hardware burned with a unique identifier, so you will forever be unable to access online without risk of permanent blacklisting.
     
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    Thank you so much for your answer V-Temp and linuxares, this is what i got wrong:

    I thought hacking the bootloader (this is done via the bootrom dump if i understand correcly) could grant access to cryptokeys for future games. Now i understand that even in this situation nintendo could change the encription at "bootloader level" in future updates. In simpler words: there could never be a master key with nintendo constantly changing the locks. Even a botthack would be temporary.

    This hacking scene is so interesting. I did´t know (as you can see in my many previous posts) a single thing about informatic security but i learned a lot with these forums. Great community here.
     
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    Also another question: Is anyone (not necessarily end users) currently able to dump non-cartridge games?
     
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    Not sure, there have been no dumps of any installed titles or system files (that I know of)
     
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    It should be stickied like in the 3DS section IMO.
     
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