The $16 dongle experience

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by guitarheroknight, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. sezinlynn

    sezinlynn Newbie

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    For those anyone who wants to know the size difference.[​IMG]
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  2. Akira

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    so almost triple the size huh
     
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  3. antiNT

    antiNT a.k.a Johnny El Pollo Loco

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    Does it come with an RCM jig ?
     
  4. guitarheroknight
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    guitarheroknight 1.6180339887

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    It does come with one. It's red and you can see it in the picture on the OP.
     
  5. Akira

    Akira I'm not a SHRIMP!!!!

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    is the jig workng properly?
     
  6. tpax

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    lol ok, not worth the few cents you can save. I would love to meet the people that argue "you can get the same shit for 9$ cheaper" in real-life, so I could laugh in their faces.

    Thank you for sharing the picture with us.
     
  7. Clapmaster

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    Dang 3 weeks or longer for shipping..
     
  8. guitarheroknight
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    Haven't tested it since I have auto-RCM enabled, but I guess it does since the wire part is pointed to the right pins.

    Few cents? It's almost twice as cheap than the SX GEAR.
     
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  9. naddel81

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    Why are there two different sizes of SX dongles?
     
  10. regnad

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    Are those Xecuter dongles the same? They look slightly different, but only slightly.

    Is it easy to change the payload on the AliExpress dongle?
     
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  11. tpax

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    The original price is 23.23$, so practically the same as the SX Gear. And really, even if it's 9$ cheaper, that's a monster compared to the SX or even the R4 dongle. If 9$ such a great concern for you, that you're willing to get a brick instead of a tiny solution, then you should better save up for bread or something more essential, instead of purchasing such toys.

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    I got two SX dongles, and they also differ in the lengh of the USB-C connector. They probably ordered parts from different suppliers.
     
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  12. guitarheroknight
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    Don't see a reason why you would brick, but yeah I get your point. The SX Gear will be sure AF more than $25 and that's with shipping excluded. I myself own a SX PRO and compared to it this isn't as bad as you think considering you have a mobile payload injector which you can use as a backup or maybe future uses with other CFW's such as ReiNX
     
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  14. Wierd_w

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    I am quite content with my A5-V11 with lede. It's even bigger than the china dongle, iirc. (slightly larger than fun-size candy bar)
     
  15. Garrincho

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    How easy is it to load another payload on it?
     
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  17. wurstpistole

    wurstpistole I got 8 warning points

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    Nah. Not nearly. This is more like a semi-big USB stick
     
  18. cagycee

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    Thats what I wanna know. Im about to google that now. I thought it was still unreleased
     
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  21. kumikochan

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    wanted to let people know there is another dongle available, it has a power button and a reset switch so looks interesting . Just ordered one to try it out and will let you know on this page how it works.
    For the people interested, here's the link. Had to buy some extra stuff to get the 4 euro off so I ordered this, an usb c to usb a cable, a usb c otg adapter with a 56k ohm resistor and 10 magnet reeds for 14 euro in total.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Por...837.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.14bc4c4dkuahDi
     
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