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  1. Nerdtendo

    Nerdtendo Your friendly neighborhood idiot

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    I never heard of 2 being an option. Only 1, 7, and 9 are viable. I always use 9 but there's been some controversy as to if 9 may cause problems. I'd say your best bet is 1.
     
  2. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Both Lakka and Linux will cause the battery to become de-synced with the Switch. If you want to use either, I would advise that you have the Switch at 100% before you turn it on and charge it to 100% before you exit Lakka/Linux. If the percentage is off even a little bit, you may see the effects of the battery problem. This seems to be the place for all progress and updates to Retroarch: http://taraftartekstil.com/threads/development-thread-retroarch-libnx.505672/

    If you have the proper DNS blocked, you should be able to use PegaSwitch without downloading an update. Although PegaSwitch has slowly been falling out of favor due to the power of RCM.

    Here is a list of the pins and their functions: http://reswitched.tech/hardware/joycon
    Also, pin 9 is not a reliable ground because it only counts as grounded with the Joy-Con connected to the Switch. Thus, pins 1 and 7 are the most reliable.
     
  3. Viri

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    Did they ever figure out a way to block the "Super update" that stopped 3.0.0 and below users from using web browser hack? I want to use the homebrew launcher, without going into RCM. I'm on 3.0.0 :)
     
  4. P4wn4g3

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    So waiting for Atmosphere to release will not provide emuNAND and isn't what I'm looking for?

    So I have another question then. Seeing as the Homebrew scene seems to be moving rapidly now and 5.1.0 is essentially supported, would there be any harm in updating at this point and using my switch to its fullest extent? There are several summer releases I plan on buying. I was hoping to blockquote the updates but if it's a choice between using homebrew or using the system I'm obviously just going to update, I just want to know how that limits me first.
     
  5. Draxzelex

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    No what I was saying was that EmuNAND will most likely not be available until Atmosphere is although there is another developer who is reportedly working on setting up EmuNAND so it may come out earlier than Atmosphere's release.

    Historically, homebrew are always designed around the most exploitable firmware. The Switch is an interesting case as now all firmwares are equally exploitable. However, the exploit for all firmwares is not 100% ideal. It involves using a piece of metal as well as a USB cable at the noob level. So some people may prefer to keep a low SysNAND in the event another exploit is released for lower firmwares. In order to prevent being banned, they will be using hacks offline in this lower SysNAND. Because of this, it would be ideal if homebrew devs tried to make it work on all firmwares. However, most people will be using hacks on the latest firmware because its supported and has benefits unlike all other firmwares (namely online capabilities). So it may be best to be on the latest firmware, but there will be others who aren't and as such homebrew devs may work to update their work.
     
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  6. epickid37
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    mushroom kingdom

    also, really the only benefit of staying on a lower firmware is that you wontw have to use RCM to boot atmosphere
     
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  7. matias3ds

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    Why are the instruction fro SX pro the same as SX OS on xecuter web page ???
     
  8. P4wn4g3

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    OK so then if I wait to update until a while after Atmosphere is released and installed on my Switch, and get the exFat exploit working, then I should have the option to keep sysNAND at 4.1.0 and whatever advantages that may have and also should be able to update emuNAND for Eshop and all that then.
     
  9. Draxzelex

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    Probably because they are not responsible for booting their CFW using non-TX branded methods. You're either paying for SX OS plus their customized way of booting it or the OS by itself. They expect users who buy the SX OS by itself to be competent enough to know how to do themselves otherwise why would you buy it alone?

    Exactly which is what I'm doing. However, recent events are suggesting we may be able to reap the benefits EmuNAND earlier than anticipated. Still, we must continue to play the waiting game until something is released or a date is announced.
     
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  10. matias3ds

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    Of course i will be able to put myself rcm mode without the jig , but for the dongle replacement they have to provide a bin or other file that you can send trough tegra with your computer or android phone .
    Thats why they put on their page thta the payload can be sebd trough tegra or android phone with an usb c , cable .
     
  11. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Haven't seen any mention on what to do if you lose your dongle especially since the license is tied to the dongle. You just may need to buy another one.
     
  12. qaz015393

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    true and I have my jig for it but, do I need to use it more than once? I wouldn't want to damage /mess with the pins. Also since I'm on 2.20 I only see stuff/tutorials for 4.xx-5.xx.
     
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  13. Draxzelex

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    Pegaswitch does not use the jig. Those tutorials that you are referring to use a tethered coldboot known as Fusee Gelee to boot the homebrew menu. Pegaswitch involves connecting to a web server to boot the homebrew menu. If you were to use a jig to boot the homebrew menu, you would either need to keep the Switch in sleep mode or use the jig again when you turn it off.
    Pegaswitch: http://switch.hacks.guide/
    Jig+RCM: http://taraftartekstil.com/threads/guide-1-x-5-x-how-to-run-homebrew-on-your-nintendo-switch.506529/
     
  14. qaz015393

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    yeah I was going to use use pegaswitch instead of the jig & RCM. It seems that pegaswitch and the tutorial has been updated and there's no longer the not tested on 2.20 disclaimer
     
  15. jrr6415sun

    jrr6415sun GBAtemp Regular

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    if I purchased an SX Pro will that let me play game backups? If so is that the only way to play game backups right now? WIll it also let me backup my games, use homebrew and use edit saves?
     
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  16. qaz015393

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    how do I Start cmd/terminal and cd to the PegaSwitch folder? I have moved my pegaswitch master folder from my downloads to my desktop and can't seem to figure out part 2 of the pegaswitch tutorial because I don't know how to use cmd. when I try to do it, I get errors. can i get some help.
     
  17. RebelAngel

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    Hello, i just bought a Switch with 3.0.2 firmware and used Zelda Game. The problem is that when i insert the cartridge with the game i got the information to update system. Is it possible to reverse updated game, update only to 4.1 to run it or just any other way to play the game while waiting for some Custom Firmware?
     
  18. P4wn4g3

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  19. normal19

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    I soldered a 10k resistor to pins 7 and 10 in right joy-con rail to get RCM. I confirmed it works. but can this be detected if I plug it into other Switch on newest firmware to pair it?
     
  20. Draxzelex

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    Yes but it may take a while for the Pro to come in as the first shipment has already sold out. There is currently another way to play backups however it is not user-friendly as well as requiring you to be on the latest firmware.

    They want you to run a command in step 3 but cmd that prompt will only work when its in the same folder as pegaswitch. To make your life a whole lot easier, just hold shift and right-click in the folder containing Pegaswitch.
    The only way to update to 4.1 is to use a cartridge that contains the firmware update. If you don't have a physical cartridge, you can use this guide to update to 4.1 using a backup that you can find online: http://taraftartekstil.com/threads/how-to-transplant-savedata-system-and-user-from-other-switches.506840/
    Also, game updates are stored on the Switch not on the cartridge. Therefore, there are no game updates stored on the game cartridge to reverse. The Switch however may have download a system update at some point. In any case removing it easy if you follow the steps listed here: http://reswitched.tech/info/faq This also has some useful DNS that you can use to block future updates.
    Yes, this can be potentially detected in a future firmware update since pin 10 is now constantly high. Whether or not Nintendo will do that or start banning people who have is left to speculation.
     
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