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SX OS V1.6-Can we play Switch games online safely with OS “Stealth” Mode?

Team Xecuter SX OS V1.6 released for pirating Switch games without Ban or Super Ban from Nintendo. Why? Because on this update, the “Stealth”Mode is added and users can play XCI. files over 32gb on your Switch. So is the Stealth mode a real safe one for playing pirated games online? Let me tell you here.

Team Xecuter SX OS V1.6

Lets have a look at what’s new in SX OS V1.6. 2 confirmed new features and 1 maybe upcoming “Emunand” for the next SX OS V1.7.

  • Add support for 32GB XCI files (Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2)

It came to our attention that 32GB XCI files were not working with SX OS. Since game compatibility is high up there on the priority list of Team Xecuter, we investigated this issue and are happy to report this has been resolved. You can now enjoy these content-packed bigger games like Dragon Quest Heroes!

  • Introducing Stealth Mode

Stealth Mode is our solution to prevent console bans. In SX OS v1.6 and onwards this feature will be enabled by default.
You can still disable Stealth Mode from the TX menu if you really wish to do so, however we do not recommend this (unless your Switch is already banned).
With Stealth Mode enabled your Switch system is not able to send any Switch personal information to Nintendo’s servers while still allowing basic Internet functionality (for eg homebrew). Things like local WiFi play is also still possible!
Keep in mind Stealth Mode is only active when you are running SX OS! If you occasionally boot back into original Switch firmware you may expose yourself to a ban risk if you have modified your Switch system by installing NSP titles for example, so we do not recommend this!
Playing XCI titles in SX OS with Stealth Mode enabled should NOT get you banned when booting/using your original Switch firmware online. This is why we personally prefer our Game Cartridge emulation solution, and so should you!

  • Upcoming New Feature-Emunand?

We are working on a solution to allow a clean separation between the SX OS system and your original Switch firmware. Stay tuned!

Does the SX OS V1.6 support safe Online Mode on Switch?

SX OS with version 1.6 and higher ones will with the new Stealth mode, it is aming to prevent the Ban and Super Ban from Big Nintendo in these days. It works because it blocks every kind of connection of the OS to the servers. So Nintendo won’t receive any thing about what you’re doing while you’re using SX OS in stealth mode. Then you are safely to play XCI titles in SX OS V1.6 and shouldn’t get your Switch banned even booting/using your original Switch firmware online.

However, The “Stealth” is a safe but limited online mode, it only allows basic Internet functionality (for eg homebrew) and things like local WiFi play. 

Can we play online and updates games on SX OS V1.6?

If the Stealth mode is enabled on your SX OS V1.6, you can play free Switch games safely without any Ban risk. But the Stealth mode shuts down ALL Nintendo-online related services to prevent people from getting banned. So no online games or updates. Which means you can play .XCI tiles, but you can’t play them online and update them on SX OS V1.6 “Stealth” Mode.

SX OS V1.6-Setup and Update User Guide

  1. Ignore the first step if you have the OS CFW installed. Buy the SX OS license or the Xecuter SX Pro to setup the SX OS custom firmware on your Nintendo Switch console, even it with V5.1.0.
  2. Download the latest SX OS boot.dat file from .
  3. Insert your Switch’s microSD card into your computer.
  4. Drag and drop boot.dat file to the microSD card. If you have an old boot.dat file, let this overwrite it. If you’re a new SX OS user, this just sits on the root.
  5. Return your microSD card to your Switch and use it how you always have.
  6. Boot the system using the SX Pro dongle or the payload injection method as you always have.

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