SX OS v2.2.1 BETA Announcement

SXOS221Following previous SX OS v2.2 beta’s release, TX released the newest SX OS v2.2.1, which adding USB HDD Write Support and much more, like TX releasing a homebrew “libusbfs” library. Lets have a look at the list of changes from TX team of SX OS v2.2.1 BETA :

Support for *big* USB drives
In our last announcement we bragged that you were able to enjoy TERABYTES of content, which was technically correct.. but in practice you were still limited to USB drives with a capacity up to 2TB. This is now a limitation of the past, as you are now able to use storage devices with a capacity of up to a PETABYTE!

Fix USB disk directory scanning
Due to a small bug in 2.2 beta the subdirectories on your USB disk weren’t being properly scanned for content. This has been fixed and you can now rely on the same subfolder structure as on your microSD card.

Fix USB ethernet and keyboard support
The introduction of our USB disk support apparently broke support for existing USB peripherals that were supported by Nintendo’s firmware. Fixed!

Add USB drive write support
We have enabled write support for USB drives. In practice for SX OS this means that NSP files can now actually be deleted after installation. But this also serves a greater purpose.. keep reading!

Eject gamecard on USB eject
When you disconnect a USB disk while in the main menu the (emulated) Game Card will actually be ejected now. A small detail, but a nice addition nonetheless.

Improved LayeredFS support
LayeredFS suffered from incompatibilities with certain games, this has been addressed and fixed. If you find any more problem titles, let us know!

Add support for temporarily disabling LayeredFS by pressing X while launching game/application
If you want to skip loading your LayeredFS patches you can now hold the X key while launching a game/application. The game/app will start normally without any patches applied.

Further improvements to overall system stability..
.. and other minor adjustments to enhance the user experience. You know the drill!

Meanwhile, TX reveals, they have some cool news for homebrew devs. We are releasing a little library called libusbfs` that allows your homebrew to interface with USB disks very easily. Please find the latest library code here directly! Let’s look forward to popular homebrew apps adapting support for USB storage.

For where to order SX OS, please find here.
For SX Pro ordering, please check here.
For downloading, please click SX OS v2.2.1 BETA directly.

SX OS v2.2 BETA with Docked USB Drive Support and Many More Improvements

SXOS22Again, TX team announced SX OS v2.2 BETA with a much anticipated new feature as well as various improvements to existing functionality for SX OS. For the changes, please find as below:

1.Docked USB drive support!
Yes. You read it right. You can now plug a USB mass storage device into your switch’ dock and load XCI or install NSP content from there directly. No longer are you limited by the size of your microSD card when playing the switch from the comfort of your couch, but you can now enjoy TERABYTES of content by using external harddisks and such! The filesystem on the drive needs to be either FAT32 or exFAT, and the directories that are being scanned for content are equal to the ones you’d use on the microSD card.

2.Updates to the cheat system
More accurate progress indication during cheat search
People were reporting “freezes” during cheat searches, often times these were just due to impatience and a suboptimal UI from our end. The progress bars are more honest and update more frequently now!

Cheat search for exact value requires no initial dump anymore
For ‘exact value’ searches a big initial dump file on your microSD is not needed, and since this is often the way people start a cheat search we decided to streamline the cheat finder process a bit. You are now prompted with a question whether you want to start an exact value search or arbitrary value search, in case of the former the process will be much faster.

Automatically apply/disable cheats upon toggle
The interface for “applying” the cheats was a bit counterintuitive, you now no longer have to press the plus (+) button in order to apply cheats. They are automatically applied/disabled once you toggle them. Disabling cheats now properly works as well, so there’s no need for having a dummy cheat any more to work around that limitation.

Ability to add cheats using the UI
Identifying memory locations for cheats using just the console is nice, but previously there was no way of adding an actual cheat-code for a location you found to the cheat code library. This has been addressed, and there is now an interface for doing this directly from our menu.

3.Show homebrew NSP icons in TX menu
Some homebrew NSP titles were not displaying their icons properly. This has been investigated and fixed.

4.Fix error 2345-0021 when in docked mode opening TX menu
People who play/cheat in docked mode will like this fix. The frequent crashes that happened when opening the TX menu in docked mode are now a thing of the past!

For where to order SX OS, please find here.
For SX Pro ordering, please check here.
For downloading, please click SX OS v2.2 BETA directly.

TX Announces revolutionary update to SX OS v2.0 with ‘EmuNAND’ and more

SXOS2.0After Nintendo Switch v6.0.0 officially released about one week later, Team-Xecuter announced revolutionary update to SX OS v2.0 with ‘EmuNAND’ and more. For details, please find as below:

  * EmuNAND
Lets start with the major new feature in 2.0: EmuNAND.
Those who have a background in the Nintendo 3DS hacking scene know what this is, but let’s quickly elaborate for those of you who are new to the game:
The Switch uses a NAND Flash storage chip to store all of the system software, as well as your save games and other assets. With EmuNAND we create a shadow copy of this storage from which you can run SX OS. The benefits from doing this are that you keep your SX OS “world” separated from your original firmware. This also means you can keep your switch on an older firmware, while running the latest and greatest firmware inside of your EmuNAND. As we all know, older is better.. when it comes to defeating system security at least. And newer is better when it comes to enjoying the latest content!
Another upside of consolidating your SX OS usage from your original firmware usage is vastly reducing the risk of a network ban. You can run SX OS in EmuNAND, of course with our Stealth Mode enabled, and anything that is littered on the EmuNAND’s filesystem is not visible to the switch in Original Firmware mode.
One thing to note is that SX OS EmuNAND works a bit differently compared to what some of you might think of as “traditional” EmuNAND where the entire NAND is copied to a separate partition on the MicroSD card. With SX OS EmuNAND your EmuNAND partition lives inside of your regular NAND. The primary reason for this is that occupying 32GB of a MicroSD card is a bit wasteful. The secondary reason is by utilizing the existing flash storage we can guarantee performance and reliability.
You can set up EmuNAND by booting into the SX OS boot menu (hold Volume + during boot) and going into the revamped “Options” menu. There you will find a section called EmuNAND which will guide you through the setup. By default SX OS will allocate 15GB for your EmuNAND partition. If you want to use a different size hit the “advanced” button before creating your EmuNAND.
SX OS will boot into EmuNAND by default if it finds a valid EmuNAND partition. If you don’t want to boot into EmuNAND, there’s a button in the SX OS Boot menu which will allow you to continue booting with EmuNAND disabled.

  * NAND Dumping, Restoring, GPT Repair
As mentioned in the previous section we have revamped our SX OS boot menu’s option screen quite a bit. For the tinkerers and advanced users we introduced an easy method of dumping/restoring your NAND flash storage. Another neat addition for people who had an unhappy accident while playing with their NAND is the “GPT Repair” option. This will repair your NAND’s partition table if you ever need to. Again, this functionality is for advanced users who know what they’re doing only. Please be cautious when using this functionality.

  * LayeredFS working on 6.0
With our (early) support for 6.0 we introduced a regression where “LayeredFS” would no longer work. This has been corrected and you can now enjoy your game modifications/hacks again on the latest official firmware.

  * Homebrew NSP Compatibility
We got word that the community has started distributing homebrew titles as NSP files recently. These NSP files cut some corners in the way they are crafted, but we decided to introduce support to make them usable with SX OS anyway. So you can now enjoy your favorite homebrew titles that comes as installable NSP files and launch them directly from the home screen!

  * Closing Words
Whew, we’re sorry for the wall of text. We tried to keep things as concise and easy to understand as possible. SX OS 2.0 is a big and important update, but certainly won’t be the last. We know you’re all waiting for even more functionality that is in high demand. Rest assured, we work as fast as we can to scrap these items off of the bucket list and bring them to you, the loyal end user, as fast as we can!

SX OS users can update to SX OS 2.0 right *now* by using the built-in updater if you are running SX OS 1.9 or higher. Otherwise find SX OS 2.0 download file here directly, or head to TX website and grab a copy! Enjoy!

For where to order SX OS, please find here.
For SX Pro ordering, please check here.

SX OS v1.9 Announcement

SX1.9Before Nintendo releasing the much anticipated 6.0 firmware officially, TX did another SX OS update with some useful and exciting fixes and changes: Improves bulitin FTP server; Complete “V6.0 FW” support, Adds “Updates SX OS” feature. For more details, please read as below:

SX OS v1.8 releasing had an issue for the early adopters of firmware 6.0 where the web applet would crash. This has now been resolved!

TX also improved the stability and speed of the FTP functionality for built-in FTP server.

One request TX has been getting a lot since the start of our continuous stream of SX OS updates is a method for updating SX OS from within SX OS itself; saving you the hassle of having to swap your microSD out and into the switch all the time whenever we bring something new to the table. Good news! This will be the last time that procedure is needed!

With SX OS v1.9, TX announced the brand new “Update SX OS” functionality. This can be invoked from the menu by selecting “Update SX OS” in the “OPTIONS” tab. This will perform an OTA (Over-The-Air) update using the WiFi connection configured on your switch. If any new updates are found you will be prompted to install them. Enjoy!

For SX OS new version 1.9 download, please click here.
For where to order SX OS, please find here.
For SX Pro ordering, please check here.

 

How to Use SX OS/ Pro to Backup Nintendo Switch nand File

SX OS PRO 11_副本1How to Use SX OS/ Pro to Backup Nintendo Switch nand File

Note: The backup is about 30G, please prepare a TF card more than 32G( As the 32G SD card may note be with full capacity).

1.Please download hekate, it’s a .bin file. Then drag it to TF root directory.
2.Please insert your SX PRO dongle, then press vol+ and power on button(now, pressing val+, loosing power on button) to enter the SX OS red interface.
Please select “option” in the right side, then choose the third option “launch external payload” as picture below.sx os pro 13.Now, you have entered hekate interface: Vol+/- button is up/down, power on button is confirming button.
4.Please enter tools—backup as pictures below, then, please backup the first item “eMMC BOOT0/1” and third item “eMMC SYS” seperately.sx os pro 2sx os pro 35.Please wait patiently till the backup finished. Then, turn off your switch, your backup files has already in your TF card root directory. All this is to avoid any risk or needs for future.sx os pro 4

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SX OS v1.6 Announcement- Stealth Mode, support for 32GB XCI files

SX1.6Within two weeks after last SX OS version update, TX announced the new version 1.6 of SX OS on Aug. 26, 2018. This update addresses two important things pertaining compatibility and safety.
Lets have a look at what’s new!

Add support for 32GB XCI files (Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2)
It came to our attention that 32GB XCI files were not working with SX OS. Since game compatibility is high up there on the priority list of Team Xecuter, we investigated this issue and are happy to report this has been resolved. You can now enjoy these content-packed bigger games like Dragon Quest Heroes!

Introducing Stealth Mode
Stealth Mode is our solution to prevent console bans. In SX OS v1.6 and onwards this feature will be enabled by default.
*You can still disable Stealth Mode from the TX menu if you really wish to do so, however we do not recommend this (unless your Switch is already banned).
*With Stealth Mode enabled your Switch system is not able to send any Switch personal information to Nintendo’s servers while still allowing basic Internet functionality (for eg homebrew). Things like local WiFi play is also still possible!
*Keep in mind Stealth Mode is only active when you are running SX OS! If you occasionally boot back into original Switch firmware you may expose yourself to a ban risk if you have modified your Switch system by installing NSP titles for example, so we do not recommend this!
*Playing XCI titles in SX OS with Stealth Mode enabled should NOT get you banned when booting/using your original Switch firmware online. This is why we personally prefer our Game Cartridge emulation solution, and so should you!

For SX OS new version 1.6 download, please click here.
For where to order SX OS, please find here.
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