Nintendo Switch 8.1.0 Firmware released, hackers recommend to stay put
Nintendo started rolling out firmware 8.1.0 for the Nintendo Switch. Switch hackers recommend to not update until the reverse engineering process (nowadays just a “formality”) is complete and existing tools are made compatible with the new firmware.
Nintendo Switch 8.1.0 Released, hacking tools being updated
Nintendo Switch 8.1.0 Firmware update is just one of those “stability” updates. As often, the official changelog just states: “General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.”, and not giving any hint as to what might have changed.
Switch hacker SciresM is advising people to stay on their current firmware for now, as the new keys mean that, among other things, Custom Firmware Atmosphere does not support 8.1.0. Individual components from Atmosphere such as Sept also need to be updated, according to the developer.
With that being said, retrieving the keys has already started, as can be shown in SciresM and Hexkyz‘s twitter feeds, so it should only be a matter of days, if not hours, to get your usual tools in working order with the new firmware.
At least it’s over now 😛
SHA256(8.1.0 Master key) == 2998E2E23609BC2675FF062A2D64AF5B1B78DFF463B24119D64A1B64F01B2D51 https://t.co/qRDVULvj4c
— Mike Heskin (@hexkyz) June 18, 2019