What is joy con update and what are the risks

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by akramff, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. akramff
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    Hi
    As the title said also i was curious about it i checked it in the menu in reinx (via chou dojou..)installed and it wanted to update the blue one (now i am on 5.1.0 ) and i unpluged it before it finished :(
    Can someone tell me whats that?
     
  2. Ashura66

    Ashura66 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Joy-Cons have their own firmware, much like the console itself has. AFAIK, the latest firmware can brick your joy-con if it's modded, if it's unmodded it should be fine
     
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  3. Draxzelex

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    Well to be more specific, its when you bridge pins 9 & 10 together. However, most if not all people use those 2 pins on the Joy-Con to enter RCM so you're technically right that modded Joy-Cons don't work but the real reason is because of the pins.
     
  4. Ashura66

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    I knew it was a pins issue but i didn't know EXACTLY which pins caused the issue so i preferred not to say anything about that. But i was more referring to those joy cons that are permanently modded, like when people solder pins together. I ASSUME that if the pins aren't soldered then the bricking isn't permanent but correct me if i'm wrong
     
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  5. jupitteer

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    It doesn't brick it if you modded the color your joy-cons show up as on your switch, I updated and mine are fine.
     
  6. johnnyblackout

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    I modified my joycon by shorting the pins with a push button switch (pins are only shorted when i press the button on back of joycon). Update didn't seem to effect my joycons at all, other than the fact that now lakka wont recognize my joycons anymore. other than that I haven't noticed any difference.
     
  7. CreativeMan

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    I confirm the same thing, modded mine with a reed switch and uptdated, still working fine.
     
  8. soilxkirax

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    My right joycon stopped syncing when connected to the switch, but after docking it and undocking it recognized both, this, with the permanent solder on pins 9 and 10
     
  9. Nincompoopdo

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    After Joycon updates, my left stick went crazy - sometimes they will drift and things on screen will move on its own even when I am not touching it.
     
  10. akramff
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    Sooo
    To sum it up
    Should i update ot not :rofl2:
     
  11. aos10

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    I have the same question, i originally was on 4.1, then updated to 5.1 via app, if i update my joycon then downgrade to 4.1, wil there be any problem?
     
  12. akramff
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    Is there a way to know the joycons fw? :unsure:
     
  13. Skonikol

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    I was on 5.1.0 and switched to 6.0.0, joycons updated. Now I'm back on 5.1.0 and the joysticks are working normally.
     
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    I am not sure, maybe in PC app.
     
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  17. akramff
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    akramff GBAtemp Regular

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    Thats a good question and a logic one
     
  18. Friko

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    So to be safe, it's best not to use joycons that are used on a modded console on a legit Switch
     
  19. Hasm12

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    But only if the joycons themselves are modded, right?
     
  20. macia10

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    Hm I was wondering too about updating my modded joycon. I did solder pin 1 and 10 using 10k resistor. Am I safe to update it or will it fail after? I'm talking about update in fw 6.0

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