1. SybreTiger

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    I'm about to buy a modchip for my Switch, but I don't know what the best out there is right now. Is it Team Xecuter's SX Pro? Or AceNS? Or R4? OR something else? Ace and R4 are much cheaper, but are they as good? The main things I want to do with it are play xci and nsp files, as well as run emulators, particularly with RetroArch. I don't mind paying more for SX Pro if it does more and is worth it, but if R4 does the same things for cheaper, then why waste money.
     
  2. OrGoN3

    OrGoN3 GBAtemp Psycho!
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    Those are dongles, not modchips. Are you looking for a dongle or to install a modchip? Please specify.
     
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  3. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."
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    Those are dongles = modchips in case.
    So, to answer your title question: Best one is trinket m0 cause it can be used as a development board as well.
    Otherwise, everything will get you the same stuff, CFW. Only with SX Pro, you're paying for the license as well.
    So, if I were you, I would go for the cheapest dongle I can find.

    P.S.: None of the dongles can do more than the others. With SX, you can directly load XCIs, with any other CFW, you can install XCIs. With SX OS, you can currently also load XCIs from external hdd, but you can't install to it (which might be never possible). With tinfoil, you can connect your switch to a PC via usb or via wifi and install it like that.
     
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  4. OrGoN3

    OrGoN3 GBAtemp Psycho!
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    Personally, I use my cell phone as a dongle and AutoRCM (enabling with a SATA power cable jig). Definitely the cheapest way.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Btw, your white switch is the prettiest switch I've ever seen.
     
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    Personally, my choice is 'SwitchME' installed inside your Switch, along with license key for SX OS, you get best of both worlds, simple, affordable internal dongle, and xci/hdd support, great also for Dock users like myself, and great still for portable users, as nothing extra to carry around.
     
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    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."
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    Please stop with the promotion.
     
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    He didn't said anything wrong.
     
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    gary is right. objectively, the switch me is the cheapest internal modchip (greatest convenience) and sx os has more features than than the other cfw's because of usb loading and xci support.
     
  9. Taorn

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    That's not the point. Gary is associated with team xecuter and is therefore not recommending sx os based on it's merits. He wants to sell it. Someone who wants to sell you something will always tell you, that his product is the best thing ever. That's nothing you should base your purchase on.
     
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    SX Pro is the most convenient thing you can get for your Switch as of now.
    I wear the jig and the extra small dongle inside the gamecart slot of my slim Switch case incase I run out of juice while travelling.
    If you want to save money (or are broke), you could use your android phone as "dongle", in combination with some free cfw. But it's a broken ass solution imo, and I wouldn't recommend it.
     
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    Broken in what way?

    Currently using free options, and it works great.

    If you want to spend money for perceived convenience go ahead. But from I will say free options are completely viable and convenient enough.
     
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    If you don't have to use your smartphone with a cable, or a huge China dongle that has dimensions of a brick, it's not a perceived convenience, it's an objective convenience.
    But free options also do the trick, and it's good that they exist. If I still would be a kid with with 15$ pocket money a month, I'd certainly go for these.
     
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    100% informed and non-biased answer...
     
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    Disabuse me of my belief.
     
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    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."
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    Here is your brick...
    [​IMG]

    Unless your house is made from Lego bricks. Then I understand it.
     
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    Compare it to the SX Pro dongle and there you have your brick. And yes, it makes a huge difference.
     
  17. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."
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    Still far away from being too big.
     
  18. mattytrog

    mattytrog You don`t want to listen to anything I say.
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    Any of the m0 boards or a Rebug.

    All do the same thing

    The nicest solution is a bare QFP ATSAMD21 fitted to the underside of the board. Though not for the beginner
     
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    You and your SAMD21 :P
     
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    mattytrog You don`t want to listen to anything I say.
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    I must be obsessed. Like a jack russel and a human leg....
     
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