SX PRO and OS works on v5.1.0 Switch

Welcome to one of the last Team Xecuter announcement before we let the reviewers take over!

As promised, here is a new video of our latest SX OS running games and homebrew under 5.1.0. This is pretty close to what you will have in the V1.0 of SX OS. But we are still working…

As a quick fact update, during our latest tweaking before launch, we now have 10 (instead of original 5) successive boots without the opportunity to auto recharge. Standby time remains the same (approximately 1 week) and battery drainage has been dropped from 25mA to 13mA while console is awake and dongle plugged in.

  • Q: Can I play my Switch running SX OS while being docked?
    A: 
    Absolutely. You just need to have it undocked when you power up your Switch to load SX OS. Once done, dock it and play for as long as you don’t completely power it off again.
  • Q: I know I’m asking too much and it’s early, (sorry) would it be possible to get Bluetooth audio (or even Bluetooth controller) support within the CFW.
    I know a lot of people would dig that on other forums (including a clean internet browser that has YouTube unblocked) if this is possible?
    A: 
    If it is doable, we will try. Please read text below about such requests, you are fully entitled to request anything, we will do our best in order of user’s most wanted features.

We receive hundreds of email daily with hundreds of request/suggestions. We thank you for them. We do not reply to everyone, although most people do receive a reply, but rest assure we read them all. And we take note. We have requests for emunand, Nand back up, themable SX OS, soldered version… the list goes on!

SX OS and its affiliated products (first one being SX Pro) are a work in progress. You paid not only for a device but also for support. And we will bring it to you. Most on demand or important features will be added first, some are already being worked on as you read this, and we will take it step by step.

Thank you for the trust you placed in us, we will deliver!

Team Xecuter, Rocking the Switch in 2018!

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SX Pro Is Now Rolling Off Our Production Line!

The clock is ticking and we are getting closer to Xecuter SX line launch date.

We wanted to share some of the pictures of the first units coming out of our assembly lines and of the packaging for SX Pro. We are very satisfied with the product quality and we are certain you will be as well. We will have some video and maybe another announcement coming and then it will be TIME!

Before we leave you, our usual Q&A to your most popular questions.

  • Q: Is SX OS compatible with firmware 5.1.0
    A: 
    Of course. And as we stated before, it will be compatible with the next updates as well. We are offering a future proof solution.
  • Q: Will the SX OS for people who bought it ‘stand alone’ be delivered before the SX OS for people who bought SX Pro?
    A: 
    Not necessarily. SX Pro will be shipped in the days to come to distributors. SX OS will be unlocked a bit after the reviewers get their units (all reviewers receive SX Pro).
    So depending on the speed of delivery to your distributor and then to you, SX Pro could come before SX OS stand alone. It probably will be very close.
  • Q: Why is there – and + symbols engraved in the SX Pro dongle?
    Since USB-C devices can be plugged in either way, people are worried if dongle plugged in upside down, the + on left and – on right, and SX label facing down, that the Switch will blew up or get bricked, etc.
    A: 
    They are here just for cosmetic reasons. The – symbol is also the LED window.
  • Q: Yikes, those are two huge caps in render picture? Is that going to taser my Switch, damage my system, or zap me!
    A: 
    Super Cap’s actually (super-capacitor), 0.35F 2.7V, given the transport issues with Lithium based batteries SuperCap’s are fast becoming the go to temporary power source.
    No zapping ( very low voltage ) and we limit the charge current to ~400mA peak for either USB port.
  • Q: Huh, two caps, how do they get ‘charged’? Do I have now and then plug my dongle into micro-USB cable to charge it, what happens when it runs out of power? — Why not battery instead? — Does it instead drain my Switch battery, what happens if I leave it plugged in.
    A: 
    The SuperCap’s are charged from either usb port ( USB-C or Micro USB ). The caps offer approximately 1 week standby time with enough energy left for one boot, or at least 5 successive boots without the opportunity to auto-charge. Charge to 80% is achieved (automatically) within 1-2 seconds of entry into the Nintendo start menu. We are working reducing that considerably … (see above for why not battery). Because we are powered by s-cap’s we have a very power conscious design.
    Leaving the dongle in the console for more than a minute is pointless but will do no harm in any way to the dongle and drain very little battery ( currently we draw ~25mA but will work on reducing that considerably after ~1-2 minutes charge mode).
  • Q: Can I charge my Switch via dongle?
    Using just micro-usb cable, removing the need of needing a proper usb-c cable.
    A: 
    Sadly no, our intent for the micro USB port was for charging the dongle and firmware updates, but might be something we will consider for future hardware revisions, thanks.
  • Q: There been reports of cables, and docks without that bricked the battery charging circuit, are we at risk with SX Pro solution?
    A: 
    No, simply because we do not support charging. The dongle uses both USB ports only for receiving charge.
  • Q: Is TX coming up with solution for those that leave their Switch always ‘docked’?
    Its nice, that is portable, but some users never go ‘portable’, they are DOCK only fans, what about them?
    A: 
    If the demand is there, it is something we can develop.

Team-Xecuter, Rocking the Switch in 2018!

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PICS WE SHARED EXCLUSIVELY WITH MAXCONSOLE EARLIER TODAY!

Announcing the launch of our SX Family website!

We are proud to introduce our Xecuter SX dedicated ‘mini’ site.

You can find it HERE.

This site is not meant to replace our Xecuter portal, but exists for the convenience of (future) SX (OS) users. On the mini-site you can find high resolution pictures of the SX Pro, screenshots of SX OS and our brand-new game selection menu and a basic usage guide.

The SX OS download is not available yet. It will be once we deliver the first licenses to our resellers on June 15th.

  • Activation of SX OS can be done through SX OS itself if you have WiFi configured on your Nintendo Switch.
  • If you don’t have WiFi configured you will be able to retrieve your SX OS License through our website.
  • If you purchased SX OS only you will receive a “redeem code” that you need to enter (not needed for SX Pro users).

Finally, we’d like to address some more questions that we’ve seen a lot.

  • Q: Will Switch data such as savegames and updates be shared between the OFW and SX OS? Or are both systems separated?
    A: 
    Yes, SX OS and the original Switch OS share savegames and update data.
  • Q: Is it possible to play games from a External Harddrive?
    Does SX allow us to use an external disk using the docking station or USB-C port?
    A: 
    This is a possibility in the future, we’ve added it to our to do list. (thanks to all users for making it already a few pages long 🙂
  • Q: Can we expect cheat codes some day?
    A: 
    Cheats has always been a priority for our us. And we’ve already started looking into it.
    It takes a while to make a decent and usable cheat system, your patience will be rewarded!
  • Q: There has been a wave of bans happening lately. Does that confirm we won’t be able to play online with SX OS?
    A: 
    There have indeed been a number of isolated ban incidents happening lately among some homebrew developers. The exact cause of these bans is not known as of yet.
    We are not aware of any bans due to SX OS usage. But be cautious and use online functionality at your own risk!

Thanks again to everyone who is supporting SX. We will keep you posted with updates.

Team-Xecuter, Rocking the Switch in 2018!

OUR OFFICIAL SX FAMILY SITE: –> https://sx.xecuter.com/

FAQ #2 – Xecuter SX Family

Welcome back to another Team-Xecuter SX Question & Answer.

As you can see in this second Q&A, which answers some requests from customers, a lot of features are coming in future updates.

All your requests are welcome. Please email wholesale@xecuter.com with your suggestions/features ideas, if they are technically doable, we will add them to our development to-do list.

SX Pro (and SX OS) is a fantastic product as it is, but it will only get better over time with all the improvements our development team will bring you, free for life with your SX OS license.

To demonstrate that, you can see below our first Q&A, which has been corrected since our first one a a few days ago, and will delight our favorites advanced/geek users with their favorite feature (after ROMs, although they will never admit it 🙂

  • Q: Can SX products run homebrew software as well?
    A: 
    The initial release of SX OS will have support for running homebrew software for all firmware versions.
    In the initial release, launching the homebrew menu can be done by starting the photoviewer application while holding the R button on the Joy-Con. A file called “hbmenu.nro” needs to be on the root of the microSD card and a folder “switch” needs to contain all the homebrew applications.
    We will naturally continue to improve homebrew support and easy of use in future update.
  • Q: When you put your Switch into Sleep mode, do I need to insert dongle again upon waking up?
    A: 
    No, you don’t. Just resume playing where you left it 🙂
  • Q: Is it possible to install Game Updates (and does it requires to be on the latest firmware)?
    A: 
    Yes, you can install game and system updates. The game updates can be applied following Nintendo’s usual rules, which sometimes requires you to be on the latest or a higher firmware than your console’s current firmware.
  • Q: If a game runs natively on an OFW x.yy and above, can SX OS run the game even if the console has a lower firmware?
    A: 
    Currently no. We have added that request to our list of features to look into.
  • Q: Does SX OS supports online gaming?
    A: 
    SX OS supports playing online. However, we can’t guarantee Nintendo is not able to detect you are using SX OS.
    So playing online is at your own risk.
  • Q: Can I buy one SX Pro and one SX OS license separately, and use the dongle and tool with two switches?
    A: 
    Yes, you can buy additional SX OS Licenses and use one dongle and tool for all your Switch consoles.
  • Q: Which file format does SX OS support? What about split files?
    A: 
    We support both FAT32 and exFAT.
    SX OS will also try to look for split files in the form of “filename.xc0” “filename.xc1” “filename.xc2” and so on to support ROMs larger than 4GB on FAT32.
  • Q: Does SX OS support Emunand?
    A: 
    Currently it doesn’t. This is a feature we can add in the future, but it is low in the priority list because of the small interest to the general public. But because Xecuter SX is also used by advanced users, we will add Emunand support at some point.
  • Q: Can I backup my games with SX OS and create my own game ROMs?
    A: 
    Currently there’s no easy way to backup games with SX OS. We will add support for this in an update.
  • Q: Will you allow the use of different payloads?
    A: 
    We will allow it. Custom payload can be put on the microsd card. Details will follow.
  • Q: How much space is used up on microSD for SX OS?
    A: 
    Only 16MB. To clarify, our OS will not alter in any way your microSD game & homebrew capacity.

Again, we hope this clarifies most of the questions the hundreds of thousands of Xecuter Switch users are asking. Please continue to mail us all your questions, requests and suggestions. Customer’s satisfaction is our #1 priority. We will keep supporting you with the best update, and the best updates will come with your help.

Coming soon, with more news and our soon to come product launch!
Team-Xecuter, Rocking the Switch in 2018.

FAQ: Xecuter SX Family

Please find below a brief Q&A that will answers the most commons questions that our technical support has received so far. Xecuter SX OS and products are fully updatable. This is reflected in some of the Q&A below.

We will support this product through the lifetime of the Switch with regular updates that will bring more features, ease of use and functionality to SX OS and the SX hardware product range.
But lucky day 1 users will be delighted with the initial software features.

  • Q: Can I update my Nintendo Switch to the latest firmware?
    A: 
    Yes, you can. We are compatible with all firmwares and all regions!
  • Q: How are game ROMs launched? What format do they need to be in?
    A: 
    Games ROMs available right now from release groups are compatible as-is.
    Copy the XCI files to the root of your Nintendo Switch microSD card so SX OS will be able to find them.
  • Q: How does the tool (jig) and dongle operate? Are they needed everytime you turn on the console?
    A: 
    If you don’t want to make any (software) modifications to your Switch Console, both the Tool (jig) and dongle are needed every boot.
    SX OS has an optional “AutoRCM” feature that can be installed to your Switch Console such that the jig tool is not needed anymore on boot.
  • Q: How does the AutoRCM feature work?
    A: 
    The AutoRCM feature makes a tiny modification to your system’s on-board storage via software, and from there on you will ONLY need the dongle (and won’t have to press the volume key) when booting your console.
    Please note: With the AutoRCM feature installed, your Switch will only boot up with the SX Pro Dongle inserted or by any other USB-C launching method currently available. Once booted, you can always uninstall AutoRCM through SX OS.
  • Q: Is the license for life and updates included?
    A: 
    Yes, it is! All updates are free and for the lifetime of your console.
  • Q: Is SX OS tied to my console/dongle?
    A: 
    Yes. In case of SX Pro the license is tied to your dongle and console. In case of SX Lite the license is tied to your license code and console.
  • Q: Can we play eshop games?
    A: 
    The current version of SX OS only allows to play cartridge based games. But we’re working hard to bring game titles that originate from different distribution media to SX OS as well! It is on our list of features to add in upcoming updates.
  • Q: How will SX OS work?
    A: 
    The SX OS boot file and licenses can soon be retrieved from our easy to use website that will launch shortly. Simply follow instructions and you will be set up in a few minutes.
  • Q: What do I need if I only buy SX OS?
    A: 
    We strongly recommend buying SX Pro for the ease of use and safely streamlined procedure. That being said, SX OS standalone can be launched from Windows using TegraRcmGUI (TegraRcmSmash) or from NXLoader on android (with a USB-otg adapter).
    We offer support & warranty on your devices, please note any issues you face by errors/misuse of other methods will not be covered by our warranty.
  • Q: Will SX Pro work with Switch Linux?
    A: 
    We will release a method of (chain)loading Linux using your SX Pro dongle soon.
  • Q: Do we need to use the L/R buttons on the Joy-Con to switch game ROMs?
    A: 
    We are working on a more user-friendly menu that can be launched from the home menu.
    We already have a working menu prototype that is fully functional but we are still improving it for our audiences.
  • Q: Can SX products run homebrew software as well?
    A: 
    The initial release of SX OS will not have support yet for running homebrew software for all firmware versions. Currently only the standard method for installing homebrew is supported, which means limited to the specific firmware version 3.0.0.
    We are in the final stages on adding support for running homebrew software regardless of firmware version and we expect to have this included with one of the first SX OS updates.

More to come soon!
Team-Xecuter, Rocking the Switch in 2018!

Introducing our Nintendo Switch SX Family

Today, Team-Xecuter is proud to present a first video presenting a product from our new Nintendo Switch SX Family range. And live ease of use! We are sure you will be as excited as we are.

Don’t be too impatient, we will start taking preorders by the end of the week.

We are carefully working with our distributors to ensure we can meet demand as much as possible. This is products we have receive so many inquiries for that we know we won’t be able to ship all preorders on day one, but we will make sure all orders come to you fast.

And of course, every unit will have Xecuter built quality, full customer support and warranty. No unit is shipped without proper Team Xecuter testing.

No risk: Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Check out the exclusive video over on MaxConsole did up for us earlier today for our first SX product, and stay tuned for more info, upcoming product support forums and SX launch site, and of course the big preorders announcement next week and list of exclusive SX features that will make your Nintendo Switch Rockin’ with Games in TX style! 🙂

TX Switch Mod News Status Update

As we receive tons of email asking us for more info and release dates.
Here is a quick news update on our upcoming Switch product status as of Feb. 15th, 2018.

After a few days delay due to Chinese New Year, we have finally received our prototype boards, as can be expected from any development cycle, we have experienced a few issues with reliability of our entry point, we will work on refining our method and keep you posted, stay tuned for more exciting news and videos in the coming weeks.

We are sorry for the delay, but we are also sure all Switch owners will be delighted by our product. It is worth the wait!

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE SEE OUR TX FORUM DISCUSSION!

Team-Xecuter coming to your Nintendo Switch console!

In the light of a recent presentation at the Chaos Communication Congress in Germany.
We’ve decided to come out of the woodwork and tease you all a bit with our latest upcoming product!

This solution will work on ANY Nintendo Switch console regardless of the currently installed firmware, and will be completely future proof. This is *the* solution for opening up CFW (Custom FirmWare) on the Nintendo Switch. We want to move the community forward and provide a persistent, stable and fast method of running your own code and custom firmware patches on Nintendo’s latest flagship product. And we think we’ve succeeded! 🙂

Below you can find a quick video showcasing a Nintendo Switch booting up, but there s something funny going on, can you spot it?

For all the non-believers and technically capable people! Try the following key to decrypt STAGE2 of the bootloader (1.0.0 up till 2.3.0):

F4ECA1685C1E4DF77F19DB7B44A985CAKeep an eye on this space, more news and updates are coming! 🙂

Xecuter SX OS

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Description:

  • Xecuter SX OS software license
  • Requires: Tools to be installed on your Nintendo Switch
  • Compatible with all regions.
  • Compatible with all firmwares.
  • Real time game switching.
  • More features to be announced soon.

Only $24.95 (excluding local taxes when apply)

Don’t forgot a couple of days ago, we released an exclusive video over at MaxConsole UnderGround demoing our first SX products, so if you have not checked it out yet, I suggest you hop on over there and review it, and you welcome to post comments and feedback there as you wait for more news in the coming days from us as we start Rockin’ the Switch World in good old-school TX style! 🙂

XECUTER SX PRO (PREORDER)

 

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Description:

  • The ultimate kit for your Nintendo Switch!
  • Includes: USB dongle, tool (use once to install OS) and OS software license.
  • Compatible with all regions.
  • Compatible with all firmwares.
  • Real time game switching.
  • More features to be announced soon.
  • Weight: (50g)

RRP: $34.95 (excluding shipping cost & local taxes when apply)