Nintendo Switch has been updated to V5.1.0, how to install Homebrews and CFW on the latest Nintendo Switch V5.1 firmware console, you can read the Tutorial here. You can choose the free way or you can choose the “Xecuter SX” method, we will show you them both here.
Free Method-Install Homebrews and CFW on the Nintendo Switch V5.1.0
This is the free method, take this way, you are no need to buy anything, but you should download a lot of files and you are at you own risk for bricking or banning your Nintend Switch console. Think it twice before you choose a free way.
STEP 1: Download necessary files below.
- Micro sd card files (place on micro sd), DOWNLOAD LINK BELOW: https://github.com/tumGER/SDFilesSwit…
- TegraRcmGui, DOWNLOAD LINK BELOW (sending payload using WINDOWS): https://github.com/eliboa/TegraRcmGUI…
- Payload.bin file, DOWNLOAD LINK BELOW (sent to your switch well in RCM mode using TegraRcmGui): https://gbatemp.net/attachments/paylo…
Step 2: Place all the necessary micro sd files on the root of your micro sd (micro sd might have to be fat32 format. BACKUP NECESSARY FILES BEFORE HAND.)
Step 3: Place payload.bin file in the tegra rcmgui folder.
Step 4: Set the directory for TegraRcmGui to the payload.bin file
Step 6: Put your switch into rcm mode.
Step 7: Plug your Nintendo switch using a usb c cable to your computer and TegraRcmGui SHOULD RECOMMEND THE NEEDED FILES TO BE INSTALLED TO RECOGNIZE THE SWITCH IN RCM MODE. (The payload should send)
Step 8: Scroll up and down using the volume buttons and the enter key is the power button.SELECT FIRMWARE, THEN CFW.
Step 9: Open the albums icon and you should see HOMEBREW.
STEP 10: YOU DID IT ENJOY.
IF YOU WANT TO BACKUP FILES FOR YOUR SWITCH INCASE OF BRICKING!! (DONE BEFORE A BRICK TO POSSIBLY RESTORE SYSTEM)
- AFTER SENDING THE PAYLOAD BACK SELECT TOOLS AND BACK UP NAND AND BOOT, ETC TO FEEL MORE SECURE.
- WAIT PATIENT.
- COPT BACKUP FILES TO A SAFE LOCATION, PC, HARD DRIVE, ETC.
AGAIN!! TO FEEL MORE SECURE YOU CAN DUMP YOUR RAW NAND AND BOOT FILES, ETC IN RCM MODE. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ABOUT A 64GB MICRO SD CARD AND LOTS OF FREE SPACE JUST IN CASE FOR THE BACKUP.
Zadig IF NEEDED for windows/switch drivers (if not recognized by TegraRcmGui): https://zadig.akeo.ie/downloads/zadig…
Xecuter Method-Setup Homebrews and CFW on the Nintendo Switch V5.1.0
This method is developed by the Team Xecuter, they make 2 SX products for us to hack the Nintendo Switch to boot CFW, play game Backups, and run Homebrews. They are the Xecuter SX Pro and the Xecuter SX OS. SX Pro is a kit for Nintendo Switch, it includes a jig, a usb dongle and the SX OS license code.
Buy it, you can jailbreak your Nintendo Switch easily, safely and cheaply! The SX OS is a Switch CFW-OS license code, by getting it, you can get the OS CFW for your Nintendo Switch console. It is supporting all Switch firmwares and region consoles, including the V5.1.0.
If you purchase the Xecuter SX Pro to hack the Nintendo Switch V5.1 for installing CFW, Homebrews and game Backups, you can just do the 5 steps to finish the setup.
- Extract SX OS to your Nintendo Switch’ microSD card. Your card microSD can be formatted as FAT32 or exFAT
- Insert SX Pro dongle and tool into your Nintendo Switch. The dongle goes in the charger port, the tool in the right joycon rail.
- Hold volume-up and press the power button, SX OS should start. You can remove the dongle and tool once SX OS starts.
- Activate your SX OS License to enjoy all features. Enter the “album viewer” from the main menu and click on “license”
- Enjoy the latest games and homebrew!
Compared Xecuter method with the free way, which one is better to choose? I can tell you that, though you should pay for the SX Pro at around 46 dollars, SX OS at around 27 dollars, the Xecuter method for hacking Nintendo Switch has the following advantages.
- It supports pirating games, while the free way can’t.
- It is more safe to use, even without nand backup, you won’t brick your console by Xecuter way.
- It is a very simple way to hack the Nintendo Switch, the USB Dongle does a lot for you already, it comes with the SX OS CFW.