TX Presents 'Happy SX Halloween' v2.2.1 Update

It is October 31st, and Team-Xecuter Announces a 'Happy SX Halloween' update which is packed with treats and some new tricks for SX OS users to enjoy!
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It may be trick or treat day in most places in world, but for Team-Xecuter it means being hard at work while eating candies and treating their loyal SX OS users with a nice new update to their CFW for Nintendo Switch consoles, and this one is packed with goodies to munch on as you answer the door to all the little goblins and witches looking for treats themselves, so enjoy and Happy SX Halloween!

Today, we are back with another release of SX OS beta! This update addresses some of the excellent feedback we've had following our v2.2 beta release. We can't thank the community enough for continuously identifying small issues and notifying us about them. Keep the feedback coming!

Now without further ado, lets have a look at the list of changes:

  • Support for *big* USB drives
    In our last announcement we bragged that you were able to enjoy TERABYTES of content, which was technically correct.. but in practice you were still limited to USB drives with a capacity up to 2TB. This is now a limitation of the past, as you are now able to use storage devices with a capacity of up to a PETABYTE!
  • Fix USB disk directory scanning
    Due to a small bug in 2.2 beta the subdirectories on your USB disk weren't being properly scanned for content. This has been fixed and you can now rely on the same subfolder structure as on your microSD card.
  • Fix USB ethernet and keyboard support
    The introduction of our USB disk support apparently broke support for existing USB peripherals that were supported by Nintendo's firmware. Fixed!
  • Add USB drive write support
    We have enabled write support for USB drives. In practice for SX OS this means that NSP files can now actually be deleted after installation. But this also serves a greater purpose.. keep reading!
  • Eject gamecard on USB eject
    When you disconnect a USB disk while in the main menu the (emulated) Game Card will actually be ejected now. A small detail, but a nice addition nonetheless.
  • Improved LayeredFS support
    LayeredFS suffered from incompatibilities with certain games, this has been addressed and fixed. If you find any more problem titles, let us know!
  • Add support for temporarily disabling LayeredFS by pressing X while launching game/application
    If you want to skip loading your LayeredFS patches you can now hold the X key while launching a game/application. The game/app will start normally without any patches applied.
  • Further improvements to overall system stability..

.. and other minor adjustments to enhance the user experience. You know the drill! ;-)

Last but not least, we have some cool news for homebrew devs. We are releasing a little library called `libusbfs` that allows your homebrew to interface with USB disks very easily. You can find the latest library code on our website in the downloads section! We are looking forward to popular homebrew apps adapting support for USB storage.

That's all we have today. We get many questions daily about supporting "patched" switch consoles. We are working hard on a solution. Stay tuned, friends!

--< Team-Xecuter - Rocking the Switch in 2018 and beyond! >--
From everyone here at GBATemp, Team-Xecuter, MaxConsole, we wish you a safe and Happy Halloween, enjoy! :)

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So this will work on 3 tb+ hard drives? I've plugged one in but it just keeps constantly scanning like it's not working properly.
 

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Does anyone here have problems with sleepmode?
Attached is a 1tb hdd with is feeded with y-cable to the usb from the left side.
When i get my switch in sleepmode,it will restarts and when i again put it in sleepmode,then it will shut.
Strange,whas not with 2.2.
Can someone test that?
I'm on 6.1.
 

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Does anyone here have problems with sleepmode?
Attached is a 1tb hdd with is feeded with y-cable to the usb from the left side.
When i get my switch in sleepmode,it will restarts and when i again put it in sleepmode,then it will shut.
Strange,whas not with 2.2.
Can someone test that?
I'm on 6.1.

Just tested. My Seagate 1.5TB 2.5" with single cable works just fine by waking up from sleep mode for 30 minutes or so. For me, even better than 2.2, where sometime it gives me a crash 002.
 

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What? USB access via ftp?
Huh?

I wasn't OP that asked the question but yeah it's a thing.
Basically you would be able to log in using your PC to FTP over files onto directly the USB plugged on the Switch. (aka write access to USB drive on the Switch via FTP)

Off topic, but I have a similar setup for my Android TV unit in my bedroom. I can FTP log into it, and upload media files to a USB thumb drive plugged into my Android TV unit.
I do this to prevent any buffering issues over my local network; playing from USB directly on the Android TV unit runs flawless without stutter - even with 50GB 4K BluRay media files.
 

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I wasn't OP that asked the question but yeah it's a thing.
Basically you would be able to log in using your PC to FTP over files onto directly the USB plugged on the Switch. (aka write access to USB drive on the Switch via FTP)

Off topic, but I have a similar setup for my Android TV unit in my bedroom. I can FTP log into it, and upload media files to a USB thumb drive plugged into my Android TV unit.
I do this to prevent any buffering issues over my local network; playing from USB directly on the Android TV unit runs flawless without stutter - even with 50GB 4K BluRay media files.
you cant FTP over USB, unless its USB ethernet
 

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Does anyone here have problems with sleepmode?
Attached is a 1tb hdd with is feeded with y-cable to the usb from the left side.
When i get my switch in sleepmode,it will restarts and when i again put it in sleepmode,then it will shut.
Strange,whas not with 2.2.
Can someone test that?
I'm on 6.1.

Yeah I'm having the same issue. Upon sleep the switch turns back on spits out a game card removed error. Then after putting back to sleep, remains sleeping.
 

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you cant FTP over USB, unless its USB ethernet
Read it again, he's not talking about ftp over usb. Ftp over wifi as normal, to read/write files on the usb drive.
The answer is, it's not possible atm, would need the ftpd app or sysmodule to add support for this new usb library.
 

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oh boy oh boy... Now we just need someone to make an nxshell alike app with this lib, so we can transfer xci files from hdd to sd. Go go go
Why when both hdd and sd can be inserted into your computer.

I mean you have to insert your hdd to your pc to put the xci file on so you might aswel just put the sd card in.

Also currently sx as needs to be fat32 for making codes, keep hdd as exfat for games larger than 4gb
 

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Is the write access just for deleting nsp, or can we move things back and forth now? Also, is write access a toggle option? I'd like to be able to disable it at will, if possible.
 

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Why when both hdd and sd can be inserted into your computer.

I mean you have to insert your hdd to your pc to put the xci file on so you might aswel just put the sd card in.
Removing the SD card means shutting down the Switch, then doing the whole RCM boot again, which takes time and hassle.
 
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Mine just keeps on crashing when scanning the hard drive. I have tried a powered one and a non powered one.
I started with 3 folders sxos/xci, sxos/nsp and switch with all the updates and dlc.
Could it be too many files? I went down to 2 folders but that didnt help.

Edit: switch is 6.0.1 and using sxos 2.2.1
 

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Mine just keeps on crashing when scanning the hard drive. I have tried a powered one and a non powered one.
I started with 3 folders sxos/xci, sxos/nsp and switch with all the updates and dlc.
Could it be too many files? I went down to 2 folders but that didnt help.

Edit: switch is 6.0.1 and using sxos 2.2.1
Why do you have the dongle still in it?
 

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Hello everybody
Savior01
I think it doesn't work barefoot, seen in the picture.
:)
It doesn't work for me.
With this USB flash drive
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Otherwise I tried a 15gb usb flash drive formatted in exfat cluster by default win10 does not work, 512kb cluster, does not work, nothing works, not very serious but if I have to buy an hdd for that, it is not reassuring
Sxos v 2.2.1
Switch fw 5.01
 
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