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Team-Xecuter Presents SX OS v2.3 BETA

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    UPDATE - Nov. 18th: Team-Xecuter is back with brand-new SX OS Beta, with lots of new features!
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    TX is on roll, release after release, and today's big release is brand-new SX OS v2.3 BETA, and its jam-packed with all the features you have been requesting, like SD EmuNAND and USB Homebrew, so check it out below:
    --< Team-Xecuter - Rocking the Switch in 2018 and beyond! >--

    (What follows below is the last few announcements from TX, click the 'Spoiler' to see the previous details in full.)
    Today, we are back with another release of SX OS beta! This update addresses some of the excellent feedback we've had following our v2.2 beta release. We can't thank the community enough for continuously identifying small issues and notifying us about them. Keep the feedback coming!

    Now without further ado, lets have a look at the list of changes:
    • 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! ;-)

    Last but not least, we 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. You can find the latest library code on our website in the downloads section! We are looking forward to popular homebrew apps adapting support for USB storage.

    That's all we have today. We get many questions daily about supporting "patched" switch consoles. We are working hard on a solution. Stay tuned, friends!
    How do you do, dear SX OS users?

    Today we are back once again with a much anticipated new feature as well as various improvements to existing functionality for SX OS. While this is still labelled as BETA we've had some good success with it internally, we're looking forward to your feedback.

    Lets jump into the list of changes!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Show homebrew NSP icons in TX menu
      Some homebrew NSP titles were not displaying their icons properly. This has been investigated and fixed.
    • 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!
    That's it folks. Enjoy this BETA and let us know what you think. We have more tricks up our sleeves, more rabbits in our tophats. And we only have one gear: FORWARD.
    We received a lot of feedback after the release of SX OS v2.0.

    Today, we are back with *two* new versions of SX OS. Huh? Two new versions? Yes, you read that right.

    As of today, we will be distributing two versions of SX OS. One is the "stable" release which has been extensively stress-tested and the other is the optional "beta" version of SX OS which comes with new functionality that needs to go through a thorough acceptation phase before it will be rebranded as the current stable version.

    We got a lot of feedback from people who didn't like us bumping the version number of SX OS so often for small fixes, and they are right. 99% of our end-users should not be bothered with small (but important) fixes but would rather enjoy a properly vetted build of SX OS.

    With the introduction of the beta channel we hope to address this and introduce new exciting functionality sooner rather than later.

    — What's new in SX OS 2.0.1?
    • Stability improvements
    • Introduction of optional beta updates available through OTA updater
    — What's new in SX OS v2.1 BETA?

    SX OS v2.1 beta introduces our brand new cheat engine and cheat finder. Many people requested a way to cheat in games or aid in finding cheats for games, so it has been high up on the priority list for a while. We're curious to hear your feedback about this initial version of our game cheat addition to SX OS.

    As of now we don't have a big library of game cheats available yet, but we hope the community will come up with some cool ones that they will share publicly. Finding cheats and making (reliable) cheat codes for Switch games can be a laborious task and is in certain aspects a bit more involved than finding cheats for, say, a classic gameboy game!

    For that reason we have written a small reference guide [HERE] for the aspiring cheat hackers out there detailing the format of our cheat codes, caveats that need to be accounted for, and small tips to bring you up to speed.

    — Closing words

    Go update your SX OS to v2.0.1 now by downloading the latest version from our website or using the online updater in SX OS itself. If you're feeling adventurous, give the v2.1 beta a shot, which is also available to you through the online updater in SX OS.

    That's it for today. Enjoy!
    Hello friends! Team Xecuter is happy to bring you the official 2.0 release of your beloved SX OS.

    A lot has happened since the initial release of SX OS a few months ago. This is far from a simple proof of concept custom firmware anymore. With this major update we bring some exciting new functionality to the table. We suggest you grab a beverage of your choice and read on to learn more!
    • 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!

    Enough chit-chat, you 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 head to our website and grab a copy! Enjoy!
    BTW, IF LOOKING FOR A XECUTER SX PRO PRE-ORDER, PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE OFFICIAL SPONSORS OF MAXCONSOLE:
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    3. MODCHIPFRANCE --> https://modchip83.com/en/home/178-purchase-xecuter-sx-pro.html
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    OR CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST OF OFFICIAL RESELLERS ON TX's SITE: --> https://team-xecuter.com/where-to-buy/
     
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      Nope, two teams working side by side, more TX news coming soon to site near you! -- Stay Tuned, Double-Whammy by TX for 2018

      Rocking more than just Xbox now! :)
       
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      lets see how this all pans out
       
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      OH Two teams are working NICE Well we are waiting in surprise:)
       
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      I wish it was 3, so that PS4 could be added, but TX has enough on their plate, with luck PS4 will be handled by another long-time scene team! :)
       
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      Always liked TX products. good to see some progression at last
       
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      Time to update my 3.0 and buy Odyssey to pass the time!
       
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      I'm staying on 2.3.0, in case higher fw versions need additional soldering.
       
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      sounds interesting but i know theyre a trusted scene but what actually surfaces i question especially when they can claim future proof.

      no one can promise or even claim its exploit will be future proof, but time will tell.
       
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      TX still got a channel on EFnet Gary? Haven't been on for a looooong time.

      Also seen you on GBA, one guy posted the TX isn't TX any more... Still the same developers or changed?
       
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      Yes, true, this team misses a period and then appears with joyous news ,,,,for ps4 I think there a complete breakthrough but private so far no one wants to get into trouble with Sony
       
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      Will this require soldering at all my husband said if it costs money he would buy it for me but not if it requires taking apart the back of the system to solder a part on
       
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      No one really knows yet. We can speculate, but that's not really going to help anyone. So i'd say just sit and wait for further news!
       
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      Can't wait for this bad boy...is it they same team ? Do they still have irc channel..how my buddy @GaryOPA doing? Long time no see
       
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      Sounds like the same questions I asked haha. I think we need to get IRC back up and running. Be good to see Oggy abusing any one and everyone again :D
       
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      15/02 - TX Switch Mod News Status Update

      MORE INFO: --> http://team-xecuter.com/forums/thre...intendo-Switch-console!?p=1065751#post1065751
       
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      UPDATED: 05/18 - TX has now released a FAQ that answers all your questions regarding about SX PRO and SX OS!
      More to come soon!
      Team-Xecuter, Rocking the Switch in 2018!

      OFFICIAL SITE: --> http://team-xecuter.com/

      IF LOOKING FOR A XECUTER SX PRO PRE-ORDER, PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE OFFICIAL SPONSORS OF MAXCONSOLE:
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      4. SHOP01MEDIA --> https://www.shop01media.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=2199?tracking=55d384d869281
       
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      I gotta say... this looks pretty amazing, i wonder what the prize will be on this, tho.
       
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      i wonder how much is it gonna be cant wait for the pre order. and can it play back ups
       

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