Nintendo Switch FW 9.0.1 comes days ago, for hacking it, the CFW SX OS version 2.9.2 is released. What are the new features in SXOS V2.9.2 and why it’s the best hack for Switch 9.0.1 system console, you will know the answer from this post.
SX OS 2.9.2 New Features
The SX OS Bete V2.9.2 can be regarded as a Major update, besides the better compatibility to Nintendo Switch 9.0.1 and 9.0.0 firmwares, it’s added many more features. Among them, the ability to reboot SX OS without replug SX Pro dongle or send a payload from computer again is very helpful.
SXOS 2.9.2 also fixed some annoyed bugs on the previous versions, now all .XCI games are playable including the latest Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
- Local Multiplayer over the internet (LAN play) is working again.
Somewhere down the line we introduced a regression in functionality causing local multiplayer emulation to be broken and/or out of sync with the current lan-play implementation. This has been addressed and should work correctly again.
- Extended scope of Stealth Mode
Recently it has come to our attention that there was claims floating around about stealth mode being broken on SX OS v2.9+. We investigated these claims and are happy to let you know this is completely wrong. Stealth Mode behaved exactly the same like it always did.Nonetheless, we took this feedback/rumour as an opportunity to further tighten down on the stealthiness.
From now you cannot start the eShop application if you have stealth mode enabled. Furthermore all error reporting and telemetry has been neutered. That means errors that are generated while using SX OS that might get you “flagged” won’t be queued up for delivery when you boot into OFW anymore either!
- Improved XCI game compatibility
In our last update we already addressed some compatibility issues with re-packed XCI images, yet some XCI files were still not playable. We investigated this issue and as it turns out there are certain tools around (older versions of ‘NSC Builder’ for example) that generate bogus metadata for the (encrypted) ‘Gamecard Info’ that is part of the XCI header.
Our gamecart emulation now detects these bad images and fixes them. If you want your XCI images to be future proof; please be careful with whatever post-processing you apply to XCI files though, we can’t clean up after other people’s mistakes indefinitely!
- Rebooting SX OS
If you select “restart” now from the power options menu you will actually reboot into SX OS. There is no need to replug your SX Pro dongle or send a payload from your computer when doing so. Additionally, if an error occurs you can also reboot into SX OS by simply pressing the power button. Neat!
Users’ Review on SX OS V2.9.2
It seems that sx os 2.9.2 is well built and no big worry is found.
At first I updated my Nintendo switch (via nintendo servers) to then take care of my emunand in a second time:
So my switch is up to date: ofw passed from 8.1.0 to 9.0.1 via nintendo servers without worries, i also updated my game cartridges via nintendo servers: perfect!
Here are my tests, everything works perfectly:
-nsp and xci / sxci
-retroarch and overclock
-installation nsp in usb via goldleaf / tree
-original game cartridges in ofw and cfw
-still / wake up
-docking / docking
For my part I find this sxos 2.9.2 very stable, hoping to have helped some here.
Is SXOS the best CFW for hacking Nintendo Switch 9.0.1?
Yes, with the newly released V2.9.2, it has a lot of unbeatable functions, such as the ability to play Switch game cartridge backups, to load Switch games via external HDD. Plus, it supports Cheat Code, Emunand, Stealth Mod, LAN play, Homebrews and many other features. Most importantly, with the Switch modchip-SX Pro dongle, the SX OS is super Easy to boot on your Nintendo Switch.
So if you have a unpatched Nintendo Switch 9.0.1 or lower firmware console, your easiest and best hacking choice is buying the Xecuter SX Pro Dongle to boot SX OS CFW, then thousands of Free games, homebrews are in your hand.