Latest news on modding Switch
- Nintendo releases a new system version, that’s v4.1.0.
- Switch OS kernel has been accessed and dumped by hackers already.
- If you want to go homebrews and more hacks on Switch, stay firmware 3.0.0.
Recently, Switch new system version 4.1.0 is released and available to download. It brings a regular“stability improvements”and also includes a fix for a motion control issue. The question is, can the Switch system V4.1.0 be hacked？ How to mod the Nintendo Switch to install homebrews or free games? Here you can get the answers.
Switch System v4.1.0 and should you update?
Again, this update addresses an issue with the Joy-Cons that caused the motion sensors to perform incorrectly. If you are having this problem when playing Switch games such as Skyrim, Resident Evil Revelations and Super Mario Odyssey, it’s better for you to upgrade Nintendo Switch firmware.
Switch System V4.1.0(Distributed 12/04/2017)
- General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:
- Resolved an issue that caused motion controls to respond incorrectly when playing games that use the feature
Performing the System Update: In most situations, the Nintendo Switch will automatically download the most recent system update while it is connected online. You can verify your current menu version and manually start the update from the System Settings menu if necessary.
Important: If you are unable to perform the system update, restart your console and try again.
But, on the other hand, if you want to mod Switch console to install homebrews or free games in future, don’t update. Stay your firmware version on V3.0.0, cause the exploit that existed on Nintendo Switch has been fixed since v 3.0.1. That’s to say, Switch firmware version V4.1.0 can’t be hacked or modded, but there is the possibility on Switch V3.0.0 and its lower systems.
How to mod Switch to install homebrews or free games?
Several months ago, homebrew experts and hackers have big made progress in hacking the Nintendo Switch. They have found and able to access and dump the Switch operating system kernel. The kernel is the most basic level, the core of an operating system dealing with security, file management, and resource allocation. The Nintendo Switch uses a custom operating system featuring kernel. The hackers have found the Switch’s kernel, which is part of what connects the the apps (games, emulations, etc.) to the hardware itself.
And latter the hacker can dump it too, which means we are very near for modding Switch to do what we want. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that the Nintendo Switch has been hacked already. Rather, it’s still a concrete step in that direction. The current hacks or exploits are not for any end-users. They maybe developed well soon but not for now.
The Switch exploits
Browser CVE-2016-4657: walk-through and intro to browser exploitation.
PegaSwitch: PegaSwitch is an exploit toolkit for the Nintendo Switch. By taking over WebKit, we are able to read/write memory, call native functions, and otherwise explore the functionality of the Switch from the domain of the WebKit process. This does not currently enable homebrew software, but is built to allow other hackers to work toward that goal.
The step-by step guide
Prepare a Switch device with firmware lower than v3.0.1, setup the Pegaswitch exploit on your console, then you are ready for installing Homebrews to your Nintendo Switch. The whole instruction for modding for Switch to setup Homebrews is here to learn and follow. If you have any question, be free to ask in that forum too.
Which support modding Nintendo Switch V4.1.0?
Though there aren’t any exploit to be able to use on the newest Switch OS 4.1.0. There is one hacking device, you can use on the Nintendo Switch with firmware v4.1.0 directly. That’s the N2 Elite or in the past it is called Amiiqo. It does not play free games or support homebrews on the Switch, but it can emulate up to 200 Free Amiibos with a single cheap N2 Elite disc.
The N2 Elite works with all NFC compatible Nintendo devices, including the Nintendo Switch! It helps you collect and use 200 free Amiibos on you gaming device!
You can copy all your Amiibo data to the N2 Elite via any NFC-compatible Android phone or the N2 Elite NFC USB Reader. Having the ability to save and hold hundreds of figures data on the disc means that you can just buy one N2 Elite to get access to all of the Amiibos in Switch games.
Additionally, you can also share entire collections downloaded from the internet. All in all, the N2 Elite (formerly known as Amiiqo) is good hacking flash cart to buy for Nintendo Switch. It provides a ton of value considering the price of Amiibo figures and the rarity of some characters.
- Stores up to 200 characters, including the Newest Zelda and Mario Odyssey amiibos.
- Easy push button to effortlessly change characters
- Save your collector’s items in mint condition, for ever !
- Family sharing of characters !
- Backup multiple save states of your favorite character !
- Play multiple games with one character ! (just back it up into 2 amiiqo slots !!! )
- Android compatible