Updating Joycons

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by MythicalData, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. MythicalData
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    I'm on the latest fw with ReiNX installed and my joycons keep getting an update prompt. Any reason I shouldn't update them?
     
  2. lufeig

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    Why isn't updating joycons recommended?
     
  4. lufeig

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    question: Any reason I shouldn't update them?

    answer: no
     
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  5. reminon

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    I don't see why it wouldn't be recommended.
     
  6. lufeig

    lufeig GBAtemp Regular

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    I think I didn't make myself clear

    question: Any reason I shouldn't update them?

    long answer: no, there's no reason to not update them.
     
  7. GunzOfNavarone

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    I updated mine the other day - absolutely fine.
     
  8. Tinnetju

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    It just makes your Joycons more responsive when pairing, perfectly fine to update these
     
  9. reminon

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    Ooooh thank you sensei for gracing us with your wisdom. Not once, or twice, but thrice.
    You know. Other people are allowed to answer. I for one read your answer, and decided to comment anyway.
     
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  10. lufeig

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    you're welcome!

    and I appreciate your feedback too!

    keep up the good work!
     
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  11. xitpu

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    If you update joycon then you will be able to use joycon if you rollback to a previous firmware (if you can ofc)?
     
  12. cihalfaon

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    I updated my joycons on a friend's Switch (fully updated) and can still use them on my Switch (5.1.0).

    I don't suspect it would work any differently for rollbacks.
     
  13. shedeus

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    I can confirm updated joycons (from 6.0.1 firmware) still work on older firmwares like 2.1.0 and 3.0.0

    In fact, the latest joycon firmware fixes most of the motion control drift I was experiencing in games like Resident Evil Revelaions 2, etc. on those older switches
     
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  14. xitpu

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    Thanks!
     
  15. minibar

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    If you've bridged pins 9 and 10 on your joycon and update it, it will only connect to your Switch wirelessly
     
  16. Vic_Vinegar

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    Can you do the joycon update if your banned? And is there a risk of getting banned if you download the joycon update if you've been using SX OS? Asking for a friend ....
     
  17. andijames

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    Maybe get your friend to see if it asks to update them when they update to 6.0.1?
     
  18. Vic_Vinegar

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    lol ya it still asks me to update my joycon even tho i've updated to 6.0.1 using ChoixduJour
     
  19. andijames

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    The joycon firmware is embedded in the horizon firmware update so yeah it makes sense. It's a separate update to the sys firmware and will kick in when you run a fw that has an update. Just update and enjoy the benefits
     
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  20. Draxzelex

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    Joy-Con updates are downloaded from the firmware not from online.
     
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