Switch Firmware Updated to 3.0.0!! Many Features added & Bugs are still exploitable

Nintendo is back at it again with another Firmware update for the Switch and this one introduces many new features, hence probably the version change from 2.3.0 to 3.0.0. Even though the Changelog mentions the improvement of system stability the Devs of PegaSwitch have already confirmed that the bugs used by it are still available on the latest firmware which is a great thing and I wonder why Nintendo didn’t fix it yet.

This update fixed a exploit in the pl:u (Shared Font services) though which allowed dumping pl:u (part of the the NS module)’s virtual memory (including code); obtaining base addresses for NS module .text (thus defeating ASLR)

Here is a full changlog of the new System Update:

Improvements Included in Version 3.0.0

Added the following system functionality

  • Register a channel to receive News for specific games
  • Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Friend Lists
    • To add friends, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Friend Suggestions
  • Receive notifications when your Friends go online
    • To turn this ON/OFF, head to System Settings > Notifications > Friend Notifications
  • Find paired controllers within communication range by activating the vibration feature
  • Change the user icon order on the Home Menu
    • To change order, head to System Settings > Users > Change Order
  • Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon
    • To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
  • Change the system volume from the Quick Settings
  • Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack
    • To lower the max headphone volume, head to System Settings > System > Lower Max Headphone Volume
      * This settings will be ON when Parental Controls are enabled
  • Change display colors to Invert Colors or Grayscale
    • To use this feature, head to System Settings > System > Change Display Colors
  • Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable
    • To enable, head to System Settings > Controllers and Sensors > Pro Controller Wired Communication
      * The NFC touchpoint on the Pro Controller will be disabled while the controller is using wired communication.
  • Update connected controllers
  • Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data if there is insufficient space when downloading other software
    • To use this feature, head to System Settings > Data Management > Quick Archive
      * User save data is not deleted

General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:

  • Resolved an issue that caused game software updates to fail and prevented the software from starting
  • Improvements to prevent unintended HDMI input change with certain TVs while the console is docked in Sleep Mode

If you want to read more about this system update once some more things are found out you can find this information at the Switchbrew Wiki.

You can also use the Pokken Tournament Controller for Wii U on the Switch with this new update as its a cheap alternative to the pro controller.
Pokken Tournament Controller for Wii U/Switch ($24.99)

Thanks to this update the Switch is finally getting more features and make the system feel more complete. Something that’s still missing though is the compatibility with Bluetooth Headphones. I hope that this will also be added sometime soon since even the PSVita can do that.


Source: Nintendo

About Darthsternie

Interested in everything Technical. Loves self-repairing Tech. Collector of Firmwares. Enthusiast Gamer and Anime Fan ^^

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