A mere 11 days after FW 6.2.0 for the Switch was released, Atmosphère got updated to support it! Unlike previous updates, FW 6.2.0 was a bit of a headache for Switch hackers since it uses a new system key generation mechanism but thankfully, that was cracked in only a few days!
What is Atmosphère?
Modding your Nintendo Switch lets you a lot of cool stuff such as play DOOM 3!
Atmosphère is a CFW for fusee-gelee vulnerable Nintendo Switch consoles by SciresM, TuxSH and hexkyz. This CFW is composed of 5 distinct modules that do different functions but in a nutshell, it allows you to:
Run a wide range of homebrew applications such as:
Emulators for consoles like the SNES, PS1 and GBA
Game engine ports such as Xash3D (Half Life) and dhewm3 (DOOM 3)
Nintendo Switch FW 6.2.0… Key generation broken on Saturday and CFW running on it by the weekend 😉
Atmosphère 0.8.0 is a pretty major update and it comes with:
Support for firmware 6.2.0 with automatic system key generation. Special thanks to motezazer
A custom ‘fatal’ system module was created which displays a custom error screen giving the user information about registers and a backtrace
Some partitions like BOOT0 now have basic protections applied to them
This stops malicious homebrew from messing with such partitions
However, this doesn’t mean that you can now install everything you can get your hands on as malicious homebrew can still find ways to bypass this protection
HDCP titles running on newer firmwares no longer crash
Numerous other more technical improvements such as disabling smhax
Obviously, the major highlight of this release is support for FW 6.2.0 but if you’re on an older firmware, it’s still recommended you upgrade to this version as it has multiple under-the-hood improvements and could potentially save your Switch from being bricked by malicious homebrew!
To get Atmosphère 0.8.0, simply download it from the link below and install it on your Switch. If you encounter any issues, report them to the Issues Tab in the GitHub link provided.
Now, go hack your Switch on 6.2.0 and make sure to avoid connecting to the internet if you don’t want to get your console banned!
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