Switch Releases: L4T Ubuntu 2.0 released for the Switch with LP0 Sleep Mode, Overclocking support, Better Bluetooth Joycon Support, Volume/Touch/Dock Handling Fixes & more; TotalJustice releases Reset Parental Controls NX to get rid of PIN!
With the Chinese New Year upon us, the first shipments of Team Xecuter’s upcoming mod chip for non-Lite Switch consoles should be coming soon and the reasons for hacking the Switch keep on becoming more numerous thanks to recent releases. In this article, we’ll be looking at a major update to L4T Ubuntu & Reset Parental Controls NX!
L4T Ubuntu 2.0 released with many requested features
It’s no secret that the Nintendo Switch can run Linux and in fact, usable Linux environments were up and running as early as April 2018 when the ShofEL2 exploit, making use of the bug exploited by fusée gelée, was released.
Moving on to last May, L4T Ubuntu was released which is a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS-based Linux distribution intended for general usage and now, it has received a massive update with many highly-requested features.
- Support for LP0 sleep mode (this should make things a bit lighter on your Switch’s power management)
- Improved Bluetooth Joycon support
- Numerous fixes in relation to the touchscreen, charging, SDCard, audio, docking and pin muxing
- Ambient Light Sensor support (this needs some further work in the user-mode)
You may read more about L4T Ubuntu and view its installation instructions from this link. The L4TUbuntu image download link may be accessed from this link (MEGA) and a Google Drive link is available a few replies down.
TotalJustice releases Reset Parental Controls NX allowing you to get rid of Parental Controls easily!
Like the PlayStation Vita and many modern video game consoles and portable devices, the Switch also comes with parental controls in order to restrict gaming time among other things.
As its name suggests, this homebrew utility allows you to change your parental control PIN to whatever you want without having to know the PIN currently imposed. This means that it could be used to remove any parental controls imposed on the system with just a few simple steps. Unlike TotalJustice’s previous offerings such as GameCard Installer NX, Reset Parental Controls doesn’t come with a GUI interface but a straight-to-the-point text-based interface which is enough considering the frequency with which the application will be used!
Other than these releases, the emulation scene has just seen the public release of Cemu 1.17.0 which comes with new graphic pack features, Vulkan improvements and more (changelog / download link). The PSVita also received some love with NRedneck Vita 1.1 bringing massive performance boosts and TransparentImpose, a plugin to make the quick menu transparent.