Firmware 5.0.2 for Nintendo Switch Out Now

Before we really get into the meat and potatoes of this article, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. You’re on a hacking site, so presumably, you’d like to have your systems, tech, and hardware modified when at all possible. I would say that to that that if you want a Nintendo Switch mod, stay as low as possible. Yes, we know, the Fusee Gelee CFW stated it would work on all firmwares when it releases this summer. But the creator also said that she recommends staying lower as it reduces the difficulty of the mod. Having said all of that, let’s discuss the update itself.

So first up we have the changelog from Nintendo themselves. It’s not really too revealing if you ask me, citing only these 2 system stability improvements:

  • ‘Resolved an issue that caused motion controls to respond incorrectly when playing games that use the feature
  • Resolved an issue that caused user icons for recommended friends to not display correctly’

If you’re curious about all of the features that 5.0.0 and 5.0.1, here are the changelogs for those:

5.0.1 Changelog-

  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience
Update screen. Find this to update to 5.0.2


5.0.0 Changelog-

  • 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 you 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 notification when pre-purchased software is ready to play
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller grip colors will now display in the Controllers menu

It is worth mentioning that Yellow8 has a site that shows you which modules were specifically updated, it shows these:

TitleID Region Title description Title versions Update versions Title status
0100000000000816 ALL Sysupdate titlelisting title v335675432 5.0.2 Changed
0100000000000010 ALL ptm-sysmodule v335675432 5.0.2 Changed
0100000000000012 ALL bsdsockets-sysmodule v335675432 5.0.2 Changed
0100000000000013 ALL hid-sysmodule v335675432 5.0.2 Changed
010000000000001B ALL ppc-sysmodule v335675432 5.0.2 Changed
0100000000000809 ALL System Version Title v335675432 5.0.2 Changed
0100000000001013 ALL “myPage” sysapplet v335675432 5.0.2 Changed

Take from all of this what you will. To me, it’s some small bugs that were squashed. I’m guessing that when we get custom firmware support this summer that we’ll be able to update our custom firmwares to the highest firmware. That way, we still get all of the quality assurance patches that Nintendo has released up until that point. But the final call is up to you, if you find that you have issues with the motion controls not working properly in some games that require it and want to update, maybe it’s worth it for you.

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