- Download latest nx-hbmenu.
- Put the hbmenu.nro on the root of your sdcard.
- Insert the sdcard into the device.
- Set your Switch DNS server to 220.127.116.11, and perform a connection test.
- Click "Install".
- Restart the device, and perform a new connection test.
- Click "Run".
- Go to the home menu and click the Album icon.
If you see 2000-1337 on your screen it means installation succeeded.
The exploit is finished when there's a popup asking you to exit.
Running untrusted homebrew could potentially damage your Switch, and will void your warranty. You are doing this at your own risk!
Manual server installation
- Clone latest nx-hbexploit300.
- Run "make install && make" in the git repo.
- Take the contents of build/ folder, and host them on a static HTTP server.
- Setup a custom DNS server that redirects the A record for
ctest.cdn.nintendo.netto your static HTTP server. Block all other domains / disable DNS request-forwarding.
Frequently asked questions
I am below version 3.0.0. What do I do?
You can upgrade to 3.0.0 using a cartridge of Pokken Tournament DX. Warning: some very recent copies of the game come with 3.0.1. Be careful!
I am above version 3.0.0. What do I do?
Currently we have no plans to support 3.0.1 and above. We recommend buying another system purely for homebrew purposes.
When the time comes, we will release nx-hbl which is our NRO launcher that can be used with kernelhax'd systems.
How do I know what version a system comes on?
In the retail store, you can inspect the serial number on the box. See here to find which serial numbers are likely to be 3.0.0.
This is a little risky. If you buy a refurbished system maybe it will come with a newer firmware version than the serial number would have you believe.
Where can I find homebrew games/applications?
We have created a page on our wiki where we will put homebrew, you can find it here. Put them on your sdcard in the
Can I host the exploit myself?
Yes, you can. For advanced users we provide nx-hbexploit300.
This allows you to set up your own server hosting the exploit. All you need is to setup a malicious DNS server that redirects all A records to a static HTTP server of your choice.
I want to make my own games for my Switch. Where do I start?
You can develop homebrew using libnx.
Here is a tutorial on how to set up the development environment (works on Windows, Linux and Mac).
Also, come visit us on irc: #switchdev @ EFNet. :-)
I'm getting error 2347-0003?
This means the nro file wasn't found. Make sure your sdcard is inserted, and that it has hbmenu.nro on its root.
Is this a kernel exploit?
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