Nintendo Switch firmware 5.1.0 is out
Nintendo updated the firmware for the Nintendo Switch, to version 5.1.0, yesterday.
The official changelog, as always, does not give much information about what has been updated: “General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience”.
Of course, the Nvidia Tegra hack, as promised, is unpatchable without a hardware revision, meaning your Nintendo switch can still be 100% hacked after this update.
Hacker SciresM has been reporting that Atmosphere is generally still working well, despite some people’s feedback that the update might have broken some functionality such as the loader’s SD card redirection. He confirmed that feature still works, and the people reporting issues might using some specific HBL build that has the issue.
There’re no actual issues with my Loader introduced in 5.1.0 — seems the issue is in the HBL build people are using (the modified build I usually use works fine, the one being distributed reproduces the hang people have reported).
— Michael (@SciresM) May 31, 2018
SciresM and other hackers have mentioned that this patch does not seem to update any major security components of the Nintendo Switch Then again, with the hardware fully hacked, such updates would be pretty much useless at this point.