RELEASE UpToDate - Download firmwares for ChoiDuJour from your Switch !

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Thomhack, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. Thomhack
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    Hi everyone !
    So today i'm happy to introduce to you my first useful homebrew: UpToDate !

    What does that mean ?

    It mean with UpToDate you can download the latest firmwares of Nintendo for installing it with ChoiDuJourNX on your banned Switch.

    How it work ?

    UpToDate will fetch the link of the latest firmware (when available for ChoiDuJour) into the nro and will download the zip of the update from xecuter server
    Easy ?


    Planned functionality :
    - UI
    - Select between all firmwares available
    - whatever wants users

    Download:

    This is actually rewritten and probaly be part of SX OS soon !
     
    Last edited by Thomhack, Dec 17, 2018
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  2. callmebob

    callmebob The Grandpa of Awe!

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    Sounds good, but I doubt this will be allowed.
     
  3. Subtle Demise

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    Why?
     
  4. OrGoN3

    OrGoN3 GBAtemp Addict

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    It's a program that basically just looks for a text file with a plaintext URL of firmware files. Firmware files are Nintendo's property and cannot be redistributed legally. If OP opens their source/github, just look for the text file and that's the illegal firmware file.
     
  5. Subtle Demise

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    Eh, it's free software distributed to people who pruchased a Switch, and it's being downloaded from a Nintendo Switch console instead of through other means. If GBAtemp doesn't want the source here, I support their decision, but I don't support Nintendo trying to take action against it. We paid $300 for a license to use and update the software, shouldn't matter where/how we do so.
     
  6. OrGoN3

    OrGoN3 GBAtemp Addict

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    Sorry, but copyright law and intellectual property law disagree with you wholeheartedly. The files that would be grabbed by this program are illegal to redistribute. Period. Whether you support Nintendo defending their IP or not, has no bearing on this topic.
     
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  7. Thomhack
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    I'm ok with all your comments ,
    I created this tool for help those who are banned but with those illegal files it's complicated
     
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  8. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    Absolute worst-case scenario you can make a thread showcasing it here but put the download somewhere else (like a piracy forum)
     
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  9. Subtle Demise

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    Look, all I'm saying is just because it is that way, doesn't mean it should be. What does Nintendo lose by having this software distributed? It is 100% useless to anyone who didn't pay the $300 barrier to entry. Now if someone is distributing modified copies of the software, trying to resell it somehow or labelling it as their own, I could see an issue, but as it stands, IP law and copyright in general need serious reform. Anyway, maybe I'll put further arguments in my actual copyright thread, before this goes off topic.

    I feel like this software will be useful and takes a lot of the legwork out of updating a hacked/banned console, but @Thomhack don't link the source or compiled builds here, because they do contain illegal files (even if they shouldn't be that way).
     
  10. natinusala

    natinusala Win32 error 31 is not an error

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    Why would I trust a random homebrew to download and install an update on my console ?

    also that's illegal lol
     
  11. zkitX

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    especially coming from Thomleg
     
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  13. callmebob

    callmebob The Grandpa of Awe!

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    Sorry, I really can´t say what the mods have to say. What he ^ said.
     
  14. mrcroket

    mrcroket Newbie

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    Why a system update its illegal? I mean sony for example allow us to download the lastest system update for their consoles from the official support website.
     
  15. OrGoN3

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    But they don't allow us to host the files ourselves.

    Also this shouldn't turn into the legitimacy of copyright and intellectual property law. GBATemp has specific policies. I don't enforce them because I'm not a mod and don't have the means. I'm just letting you know why it would probably violate the sitess rules. But I don't know for certain, as, again, I'm not staff or a mod. But I wouldn't recommend it.

    Still, having said that, I appreciate the effort you are taking to create something new. Coding a working program is always a constructive learning tool.
     
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  16. Thomhack
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    Thread updated with clarification about the download of the firmware.
     
  17. OrGoN3

    OrGoN3 GBAtemp Addict

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    Does the GBATemp version need the entire url of the specific firm, or does it support folders?
     
  18. Dontwait00

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    the GBAtemp version is going to be pretty limited. Thats why i will opt on Piracy version. By the time anyway, we will decide what best ideas to offer.
     
  19. Meepers55

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    I don't particularly see why this is getting all the hate. I find it to be a pretty nifty idea, and it could potentially make things easier for some folks. However, I don't see an actual release on this release thread; that's a bit misleading.
     
  20. Dontwait00

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    It says:
     
  21. Meepers55

    Meepers55 GBAtemp Regular

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    It also says:
     
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