F.A.Q - Read This Before Posting

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Hey guys here is a FAQ i have put together to help anyone with questions about SX OS and SX Pro, I will continue to update this when I'm not at work or have a day off.


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Q. I Just Bought The SX Pro or SX OS Now What?
A. First, it is recommended to do a full backup of your Nintendo Switch EMMC (also called NAND). You can search Google for a guide until one is written here on TX forums.


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Q. I Just Bought The SX Pro, What Is The Usb Cable For?
A. That is an alternative way to charge the SX Pro dongle but remember the SX Pro dongle only needs around 20 seconds to fully charge so don't leave it charging for too long.


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Q. I Just Bought A Switch And An SX Pro But It's Not Working, Why?
A. Check The First Question And Answer On This Thread And See If It Helps And If Not Check Here, There is also a thread we have you can check Here by Game_Over


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Q. I Just Bought A New Micro SD Card For My Switch Will The License Work When Copied Over?
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Yes it will, The license is tied to your switch so copying it to a new sd card shouldn't be an issue and i would also recommend backing it up on your pc.



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Q. I Just Bought A Brand New Switch Which Came With v4.1.0 On It, Is It Patched?
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It's hard to say for sure without testing but at this point it's highly likely it is I'm afraid.


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Q. Do I Just Need To Use The Dongle Once?
A. No, You need to use it every time you want to boot into CFW or if you've installed autoRCM then you need to use it every time you turn on your switch.


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Q. Can I Move My License To A Different Switch?
A. Each console gets a unique fingerprint which can be seen by clicking album (In CFW) and pressing R, That fingerprint is used when the license-request.dat is generated and is part of the license.dat you create with it so it will only work on your switch.


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Q. Can I Get A Replacement License, I Have Replaced My Switch?
A. No, When buying a license you do so for your current switch therefor Team Xecuter is not responsible if you then decide to replace that console so unfortunately you will have to buy a new one however you will only have to buy a new SX OS license not a new dongle.


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Q. I Have Installed AutoRCM And Now My Switch Doesn't Come On, Is It Broken?
A. Installing AutoRCM means you no longer need to use the Jig however it does not mean you no longer have to use the dongle, You will still need to insert the dongle before you power on the console and remove it once your console is fully powered on.


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Q. My Battery Is Drained And Now My Switch Won't Turn On Have I Broke or Bricked It?
A. Your switch will most likely be in AutoRCM mode therefor won't show it's on because it is in recovery mode and is ready for you to use the dongle to launch the SX OS however you can't do this because you're charging your switch but don't worry just charge your switch for 10-20 minutes using the official power lead (i recommend not using the dock) and then unplug it and hold down the power button for 10-15 seconds to unsure the console is powered off then insert the dongle and power on the system and that should fix it.


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Q. Can I Still Play My Cartridge Games?
A. Yes, When inserting a game cartridge it will automatically eject the virtual cartridge (backup game) and load the game you inserted and when you eject the cartridge it will automatically load the virtual game you were playing before.


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Q. Can I Use This To Run Homebrew?
A. Yes you can, All you do is hold down the R trigger and click Album and it will boot up the homebrew menu.


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Q. Can I View My Screenshots In CFW mode?
A. Yes you can, All you do is hold down the L trigger and click Album and it will boot up the regular album menu.


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Q. When I'm In Sleep Mode Do I Have To Use The Dongle Again On Wake Up?
A. No, You can just continue to use your system until you power off then you will need to use the dongle again. (and jig if you don't have AutoRCM installed)


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Q. Will I Get Banned If I Play Online?
A. Yes, There has and will always be a high risk of getting banned when running CFW or using devices such as this so it's very likely that you will get banned but as to when you get banned it's hard to say, It could be instant or it could be a few days but sooner or later Nintendo will find you :D If you are banned please let us know Here what you were doing when you got banned.


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Q. Can I Use The Dongle On Other Switches?
A. Yes as long as that console has it's own license for SX OS or you just want to use homebrew on it then yes you can use your dongle on another switch.


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Q. Can I Backup My Games With This?
A. Check out SX Dumper


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Q. Where Do I Post Requests For Features I Would Like To See?
A. You can email your requests to [email protected] or mention them here in the TX Community Forums..


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Q. I Have Just Updated To 5.1.0 And Formatted My SD Card To ExFat And Now My System Says Update Again, Why?
A. If this is the first time you're using an exfat formatted sd card in your switch then it will need to patch your switch to add exfat support and that's what that update will do providing 5.1.0 is still the latest update.


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Q. How Can I Check A Switches Serial Number?
A. I was able to see my switches serial number from the box alone:




But it also tells you your serial number on the base of your switch in the bottom left:



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Q. How do I perform OS and Game updates?
A. This is why it is recommended to do a complete backup of your EMMC. In order to "safely" update your switch via Nintendo, you would have had to keep your modded switch COMPLETELY OFFLINE once SX OS was installed. Then to safely go online again, you can restore your EMMC backup which should restore your switch to the state it was in before you performed the mod. It should be noted that you will lose any progress in your saves, so you may want to backup your saves with Checkpoint or some other homebrew of your choosing.


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Q. I had no problem activating my SX Pro license, Why can't I activate a second SXOS license with my SX Pro dongle?
A. The SX Pro dongle can be used to boot SXOS on as many Nintendo Switches as you want, However it can only be used to active 1 Switch. This is due to the design of the payload by TX, It is not a defect.In order to activate a second SXOS license you need to send the payload to your switch by using a PC, Laptop, Android Device or the SX Gear. Once the license is activated you can use the SX Pro dongle to boot into SXOS. (Thanks TubeBar)


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Looks good! Hopefully this will be a stopping point for people to get the answers they need.
i hope so and hopefully this will put an end to duplicate threads xD
 
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Maybe add to download Pokemon quest to faq before running any hack
 

Rybriz

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If I use sx pro cfw to play any game, and then I try to play (with an original game) online with the ofw, I risk the ban?
 

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If I use sx pro cfw to play any game, and then I try to play (with an original game) online with the ofw, I risk the ban?
You risked a ban as soon as you used cfw
 
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brunonio

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Hi, I have a question about SX Pro, The license for the sx pro is connected to the console and the micro sd card. But if I want to upgrade my 16GB micro SD card to 32GB, do I need to buy a new OS licence, And if so, would it interfere with the old license I have already paired with the current switch I had it on?
 

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Hi, I have a question about SX Pro, The license for the sx pro is connected to the console and the micro sd card. But if I want to upgrade my 16GB micro SD card to 32GB, do I need to buy a new OS licence, And if so, would it interfere with the old license I have already paired with the current switch I had it on?
copy the license.dat to some where and keep it safe, copy it to your microsd whenever you use a different microsd
 
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nudawa

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Hi, would my gamecard be banned if I dump it to use with SX OS on my other switch? I use GCdumptool and set Dump Certificate to NO
 

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Hi, would my gamecard be banned if I dump it to use with SX OS on my other switch? I use GCdumptool and set Dump Certificate to NO
If you are dumping the cart without certs, then you greatly increase the odds of it not being banned. Like every other question about being banned.... this is a risk you take. We aren't going to tell you what you are doing is 100% safe from banning. Anything involving dumping games or modding consoles and using the dumps is risky.
 

jimyb3

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My switch have fw 1.0.0 and I have SX pro, I want to install the update for exfat. Is there any guide to follow, I have seen some but they aren't for fw 1.0.0.

Thanks!
 

aztheroth

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After I boot up the SX OS with the dongle and remove it, can I charge the Switch while running SX? If I put it to sleep instead of turning it off, do I have to plug in the dongle to keep playing?
 

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After I boot up the SX OS with the dongle and remove it, can I charge the Switch while running SX? If I put it to sleep instead of turning it off, do I have to plug in the dongle to keep playing?
Dongle is only required at boot up.
 

aztheroth

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Dongle is only required at boot up.
Thank you for the information. I just got the dongle today and will try it tomorrow. So I see I still need to download Pokemon Quest. is that still up to date or I don't need that anymore? Just that I don't see that step on the videos on youtube.
 

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