Hardware What is this Switch firmware?

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So I got a console that wouldn't start. Got it up and running but this is what loads. I think it's some sort of light test OS from the factory but I've never seen it before. Anybody familiar with this? Is this worth anything or should I attempt to load a firmware on here?
 

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This is the special version of the OS installed to verify the unit is functional at the factory, before it's flashed with production firmware and boxed up.

They sometimes forget to do the second thing.

It's very interesting to developers, and not-so-interesting to people who want to play games.

Is the unit vulnerable to the RCM bug?
 
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This is the special version of the OS installed to verify the unit is functional at the factory, before it's flashed with production firmware and boxed up.

They sometimes forget to do the second thing.

It's very interesting to developers, and not-so-interesting to people who want to play games.

Is the unit vulnerable to the RCM bug?
Loads hekate
 

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You should dump the firmware off of it (the files inside the SYSTEM partition).

Full factory firmware dumps are *very* rare, and very valuable for understanding the system's factory process.
 

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You should dump the firmware off of it (the files inside the SYSTEM partition).

Full factory firmware dumps are *very* rare, and very valuable for understanding the system's factory process.
Very valuable as in money? Or knowledge? I don't plan to become a developer but if there's cheddar in it I'll do it:D:D
 

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If I dump this firmware would you like a copy?

The best you can do from a for-the-betterment-of-knowledge perspective is to send it to someone who archives firmware like darthsternie or something. In lieu of that, post it publicly, and in lieu of that "yeah".

Also would it be okay to load a newer firmware or should I just sell it on eBay the way it is?

You're better off selling it this way, I think.
 
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