Here is the 2019 newbie guide for teaching you how to hack Nintendo Switch to install homebrew, cfw and enjoy free gaming. In 2019, it’s very easy and safe to homebrew and play free games on your Nintendo Switch with CFW, especially for those of you can get the most poweful Switch custom firmware-SX OS on your Switch.
Nintendo Switch Homebrew Guide: How to hack it for Homebrew in 2019?
There are many ways to choose to homebrew your Nintendo Switch, but in 2019 the easiest and most popular option for you is to use the Homebrew Launcher.
It’s arguably the easiest way to ‘hack’ your Nintendo Switch, as it doesn’t require the use of a PC or Mac to tweak the operating system. In fact, all you need is a laptop, a microSD card and your Nintendo Switch! There’s a catch though; the Switch Homebrew Launcher is only compatible with Switch software 3.0.0, with no plans to support older or more recent updates.
If your Switch is running software below 3.0.0, you can still upgrade to 3.0.0 by using a physical copy of the game Pokken Tournament DX with the cartridge identification number 000. Some versions are numbered 001 or 002, and will update your Switch’s software to 3.0.1. If you somehow manage to install a newer version of the Switch firmware, the bad news is that it’s not currently possible to roll back to a previous version.
If your Nintendo Switch is running firmware 3.0.0, then follow the below instructions to hack your device.
- Download the latest version of nx-hbmenu from Github (2.0 at the time of writing).
- Copy hbmenu.nro onto the root menu of your SD card.
- Insert your microSD card into your Nintendo Switch.
- Head to your connection Settings and manually configure your DNS server. When prompted, enter the following DNS: 126.96.36.199 and perform a connection test.
- Click ‘Install’.
- Restart your Nintendo Switch.
- Run another new connection test.
- Click ‘Run’.
On newer FW Nintendo can patch certain loopholes that let us run Homebrew, for you to get the best experience staying on lower FW is always better. Currently, the versions(4.1.0 or higher) have a softmod exploit. Softmod means that the hack only requires software modifications, such as installing SX OS CFW on your Switch to get homebrews on any firmware version!
Now that you know what FW you have we can start to look at how you can hack your Switch. Before we get into what you can do, you will need to access the Homebrew Launcher. The Homebrew launcher is a “home menu” for homebrew apps.
Where can find Switch Homebrew?
Check out the SwitchBrew wiki for a huge database of released homebrew including games, emulators, and utilities.
Download the switch homebrew app store to be able to download and install Switch homebrew apps and games without removing your microSD card. An internet connection is required.
How to play Switch game backups?
Playing switch game backups is easy. However, before doing this please consult with your country’s specific laws regarding the use of backup games. Switch backups/ROMs come in the form of .XCI files. Trimmed .XCI files are supported by SX OS. To play them follow these simple instructions:
- Download the Switch .XCI file and place it on the root of your microSD card or in one of these directories
- Boot the Switch in RCM mode and start SX OS CFW
- Launch the Switch Album application and your game should appear. Launch the game by pressing A
- The game will appear on the Switch main menu
- Simply press A to launch the game and enjoy!
Nintendo Switch CFW Guide: How to hack it for CFW in 2019?
A lot of Switch CFWs has been in use in 2019, the popular ones are SX OS, Atmosphere, ReiNX and so on. Installing them to your Nintendo Switch console will use one same un-patchable exploit of the Switch, so basically their setup is very similar. But, because of the release of Xecuter SX Pro, which includes everything you need to hack a Switch, currently, set up the SX OS CFW on the Switch is the easiest hack.
In the mean time, compared with other Switch CFWs, the SX OS contains every feature they have and they don’t have. SX OS supports Emunand, Game cheats, External USB Storage, Game card emulation and so on…
So here, I just write you the SX OS installation guide on Nintendo Switch. First of all, you need to buy either a sx os license code or purchase a sx pro dongle.
1.Have your Switch fully or nearly fully charged.
2. Set your Switch to Airplane Mode. (Or remove the Wifi connection)
3. Turn the Switch off and remove any micro-SD card.
4: Download the latest copy of SXOS From https://sx.xecuter.com/
1. Copy the Switch OS (boot.dat) file to root of your MicroSD-Card.
2. Put the card back in to your Switch and leave the Switch powered off.
3. While holding the “Volume +” press the Power Button. Nothing should now appear on your screen, the Switch is now in the RCM Mode.
Activate SX OS
- Click Boot custom FW on your Switch. SX OS will now create a license file (license-request.dat) on your MicroSD card.
- After booting, power off your Switch and put your MicroSD card back to your PC. Go to Team Xecuter’s Activation website and upload your file from the MicroSD (license-request.dat) and manually enter your License Code.
- Click on Retrieve License and the download of your new license file should start.
- Copy the license.dat file to your MicroSD-Card root
- Insert the Micro-SD into your Switch.
- Now you have SX OS CFW on your console.
Nintendo Switch Free Game Guide: How to hack it to play free games 2019?
Are Nintendo Switch games free to download and play? Yes, if you already have SX OS running on your console. Like I said above, the SX OS supports game card emulation, it supports users to play Switch game backups or the downloaded Switch roms, which are totally free to get online. So once you have the SX OS, you can play free Nintendo Switch games in 2019.
For playing free switch games with SX Pro on Nintendo Switch, you need to download free XCI games online. Where to download free switch games? You can get free switch rom download links from Google or join 3DS-Flashcard Discord. We will send free switch rom download links to customers who orders SX Pro or SX OS on the site.
Lastly, here is the guide about using Team Xeucter SX Pro to play free games on Switch SX OS CFW.
1. Download and copy XCI rom of Switch games to microSD card. Insert microSD card to switch.
2. Make sure your switch is powered off. Insert Jig and SX Pro Dongle to switch.
3. Hold the Vol+ button down and press the Power button, you should boot into the SX OS Bootloader. You can now remove the Jig from the Joycon rail.
4. Select”Boot Custom FW” option.
5. Select Album icon, you will see Game Selection Menu. Then select your switch games and load it
6. During play, you can press Home button to exit the games. Then go to Album and select the next game to load it.
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