The Nintendo Switch is getting a new FW update to 5.0.0 and its already getting pushed out, even their US & Japan website has been updated with FW 5.0.0 info. Now the push hasn’t hit the Switch just yet even though their site and the update bots, are seeing one.
Sysupdate detected for Switch: https://t.co/7rrdlrMJot
— ylws8bot (@ylws8bot) March 13, 2018
So that means there’s some time for you to make sure auto updates are off or just take it offline if you like to run Homebrew on it anytime soon.
Main 5.0.0 update info:
- Added the following system functionality. Facebook and Twitter friends that also use Nintendo Switch can now be added through Friend Suggestions. Friend suggestions are based on the Facebook and Twitter accounts you have linked to your Nintendo Account. To view your friend suggestions, from the top left of the HOME Menu head to your User Page > Friend Suggestions
You must be 13 or older to use this feature
- Select from 24 new ARMS and the Kirby series icons for your user
To edit your user icon, head to your My Page on the top left of the Home Menu > Profile
Digital software purchases made from a PC or smart device will start downloading sooner than previously, even if the Nintendo Switch console is in Sleep Mode.
- Filter News to view only unread news or news from specific channels
To keep the Parental Controls PIN private, the default method for PIN entry has been changed to entering using the Control Stick and buttons instead of the on-screen number pad
When prompted to enter your Parental Controls PIN, press and hold the + Button to change between input methods. Captured videos in the Album will be restricted by Parental Controls depending on the Restricted Software setting and Software Rating Organization Using the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app, add specific software titles to your whitelist to exclude them from the console’s Parental Controls Restricted Software setting Play-Time Limit restrictions will still apply even when the software title has been whitelisted.
- Receive a notification when pre-purchased software is ready to play.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller grip colors will now display in the Controllers menu.
General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience, including:
Resolved an issue that caused Play Activity to display incorrectly in the Profile section of your User Page.
Just like the PS4 we where warned about updating the Switch passed FW4.1.0, especially if you like to run Homebrew and even CFW on it, one day soon. Even though some developers that have a bootrom exploit will probably like to see what they did or if Nintendo has done anything to the system, to really make any big changes. Now other developers like SciresM have told us plenty of times not to update passed FW 4.1.0 if you like to run CFW. The main reason for this is we might not see another public exploit release for a while and FW 4.1.0 could be the next FW to be on because we might not see any of those bootrom hacks for a long time. 😉 Plus its easier to stay on lower firmware as you can always update anytime later but downgrading a system, for right now, is not happening.
Friendly reminder: if you want eventual CFW, DO NOT UPDATE PAST 4.1.0, especially not before we know what's fixed. https://t.co/vwxjMuLHsb
— Michael (@SciresM) March 12, 2018
Looks like we got a SoC revision,: https://t.co/q2FgWp7JGB
Might be a good time to pick up a console with a vulnerable bootrom 😉
— Michael (@SciresM) March 13, 2018
So, for now, don’t update your systems and stay offline or do a proxy/DNS trick to block out the update but it best to stay offline.