Xecuter SX OS has been released and how to use SX OS?


SX OS has been released by team Xecuter SX several hours ago. SX OS is a custom firmware that can be used with the SX Pro tool kit or for advanced users as a stand alone OS. The SX OS license will be sent via email.

Many players have received SX OS for reviews. Then how to use SX OS for hacking switch console if we receive the SX OS License Code?

1. Download SX OS v1.0.zip from sx.xecuter.com and unzip it. Copy boot.dat to microSD card.

2. Using your own tool and enter to RCM mode, SX OS menu should show.
3. Select “Boot custum FW” and the following information will show.
Select “Continue”
One license-request.dat will be generated in microSD card.sxos006
4. Then the following screen will show. Select “Continue” and switch will power off.sxos011
5. Open microSD card on your PC and upload the license-request.dat file manually to https://sx.xecuter.com/sxos-license.html with your browser(Google)

6. Then you need to enter your License Code

7. If everything goes fine, license.dat file will be downloaded automatically.
8. Copy license.dat file to microSD card and insert microSD card to switch console. Enter to CFW and select “album viewer” to play games. Tips: Please remove the original game cards.

Q: How do I re-enter TX boot menu
A: Press and hold vol+ and keep holding until you see the TX splash screen

Q: How do I access my albums while in SX-OS CFW mode ?
A: Hold down L while opening album

Q: How do I access HomeBrew ?
A: Hold down R while opening album

Q: How do I load my backup roms ?
A: Simply enter album an select you rom file, all rom files should be placed in the root directory of the console micro SD

Q: HomeBrew menu loads but none of my apps are showing, what is wrong?
A: Please try re-format the micro-SD card using a windows machine, we have encountered this issue when using OS-X ex-fat formatted cards.

Confirmed! Xecuter SX Pro/ SX OS will launch on June 15th, and SX Pro unboxing video released

SX Pro 07

Team Xecuter confirmed that Xecuter SX Pro/ SX OS launch date will be June 15th. From this day, TX starts to ship units to their resellers. So which site is safe and fast to buy SX Pro/ SX OS?

Digitopz will get SX Pro/ SX OS a few days after the releasing date. If you want to get SX Pro/ SX OS easily, catch the time to pre-order SX Pro/ SX OS now. The sooner you pre-order SX Pro/ SX OS, the faster you will get them. After we clear the first batch, you will have to wait a week more for more stocks.

The official team also released an unboxing video of SX Pro, and you can see the final product & packaging pictures of SX Pro.

SX Pro packaging

SX Pro 01

SX Pro 04
SX Pro Package content
1 x USB Dongle(with SX OS Software License)
1 x Jig
1 x USB Cable

As usual, a few Q&A that came back regularly:

Q: Is SX affected by the dreaded “battery desync” problem?
A: As far as we are aware this battery desync problem currently only occurs when running Linux on your Switch.
While extensively testing SX OS, including booting SX OS with AutoRCM we have not ran into a single battery desync issue ourselves.
SX OS itself isn’t based on Linux. We *do* allow people to run Linux (and other payloads) through our “external payload” functionality. This is at your own risk.
If we had to give the community a hint as to where to start looking into this “battery desync” problem we’d suggest looking into how the Fuel Gauge IC (MAX17050, I2C1 addr 36) is being used by Nintendo’s OS and by Linux.

Q: If I boot in OFW mode and play my original purchased game online, am I safe?
A: Yes, you are safe to play original games online in OFW mode.

Q: Does SX OS plays the original games in CFW mode?
A: Yes, it does.

Q: If I download eShop games to an SD card, can I also run SX OS on that card?
Or do I need separate cards for Nintendo eShop games and SX OS games?
A: You can use the same SD card.

Video: It is confirmed that Xecuter SX Pro and OS supports games and homebrew on Switch 5.1.0


The team TX released a video which confirms that Xecuter SX Pro and OS are working fine on switch 5.1.0. Viewing the video, you can find the whole process of SX Pro supporting games and homebrews on switch console.

The SX Pro kit is much closer to what you will have in the V1.0 of SX Pro/ SX OS. But the TX team are still working on them for more powerful function.

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

Pictures of SX Assembly Line and SX Pro packaging have been released with SX Pro FAQ #4


Many users have pre-ordered SX Pro or SX OS and wonder how things are going with the producing of SX Pro. The maxconsole team visited the Team-Xecuter factory and took some pictures of the assembly line and the packaging for SX Pro. There is also a newest FAQ which answers the most common questions recently.


SX Pro FAQ #4

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.

Do Xecuter SX Pro and SX OS work on Nintendo Switch 5.1.0?

SX Pro 2

Nintendo switch system firmware has been updated to v5.1.0. The official site says that Xecuter SX Pro and SX OS works on all firmware ane regions, how about 5.1.0? Do Xecuter SX Pro and SX OS work on switch 5.1.0? Can we update our switch console to 5.1.0 if we want to hack switch? In this post, we will find answers about Xecuter SX Pro /SX OS and switch 5.1.0.

Whats news for Nintendo switch firmware 5.1.0?

Improvements Included in Version 5.1.0 (Distributed 5/30/2018)
General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience

Do Xecuter SX Pro and SX OS work on Nintendo Switch 5.1.0?

The answer is yes. It is confirmed that Xecuter SX Pro and SX OS work on Switch 5.1.0. And it means you can buy Switch Xecuter SX Pro or SX OS to hack switch 5.1.0 for playing games and homebrews.

How to hack Switch 5.1.0 with Xecuter SX Pro or SX OS?

1. Extract SX OS to your Nintendo Switch’ microSD card.
Your card microSD can be formatted as FAT32 or exFAT
2. Insert SX Pro dongle and tool into your Nintendo Switch.
The dongle goes in the charger port, the tool in the right joycon rail.
3. Hold volume-up and press the power button, SX OS should start.
You can remove the dongle and tool once SX OS starts.
4. Activate your SX OS License to enjoy all features.
Enter the “album viewer” from the main menu and click on “license”
5. Enjoy the latest games and homebrew

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