Nintendo Switch Firmware 4.1.0 released
Nintendo has published Switch firmware 4.1.0 a few hours ago.
The official changelog doesn’t say much except for a fix with a recent motion controls bug:
- 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
It is unknown at the moment if the update fixes any security vulnerability. If/when hackers find out, such information will be made available on the dedicated page of the switchbrew wiki.
The last publicly exploitable switch firmware (in usermode) is still 3.0.0 as of now. If you’re waiting for hacks and homebrews on your Nintendo Switch console, the best to do for now is to stay on a lower firmware. Hackers have recommended to upgrade to firmware 3.0.0, but there is no public exploit past that.
As with all modern consoles, the easiest way to achieve the best of both worlds (hacking and gaming) is to have two consoles, one for homebrew (that you’ll keep at a low firmware) and one for gaming. At the time of this writing, Amazon have the Switch available at MSRP (temporarily out of stock but will ship as soon as available).