News: 3DS 11.11.0-43 released and Play free Astral Chain on Nintendo Switch

Today we share 2 news about Nintendo 3DS&Switch hacking, the Latest 3DS 11.11.0-43E can be cracked and you will be able to play free Astral Chain on your Switch console very soon. All you have to Get is the 3DS Flashcard and the Switch Modchip. Feel interested? 

Latest 3DS Hacking Scene: FW 11.11.0-43 Relesed

On 26th August, Nintendo updated their 3DS firmware to the newest 11.11.0-43, however, don’t like as usually, this new System version Only goes for All EUR consoles, including the 2DS, 3DS XL, NEW 3DS XL and NEW 2DS XL. Why?

3DS firmware 11.11.0-43E is basically to ‘remove’ the option of using Credit Cards on eShop when located in EU or UK.

Due to new privacy laws in EU, starting in September, systems which are not 100% secured to latest security standards for Credit Cards, like for example the 3DS or Wii U, can no longer be allowed to use them directly online, if you wish to purchase eShop items now via CC, you will have to do so online via a PC linked to your Nintendo Account

Plus, Version number 11.11.0-43’s patch notes are (drum roll, please) as follows:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

More stability as every time’s update. And according to the most famous 3DS hacker Smealum, it doesn’t look like anything significant for homebrew and cfw on the 11.11.0-43 FW.

And, the usual rules still apply: while CFW users can upgrade freely, you are advised to wait until the all-clear is given before doing so if you’re relying on *hax payloads or other entrypoints – especially considering the new firmware doesn’t introduce any new features or functions. 

However, if you are the flashcard user or you plan to buy a compatible cart to boot CFW on 3DS via NTRboot Method, you are Totally safe to do that.

All the following flash carts are confirmed working perfectly on 3DS V11.11.0-43E and below version. The NTRboothax or Magnethax(it is an exploit of bootrom) can work on All 3DS System versions.

R4 3DS 3DS Flashcarts NTRboot Flashcads
  • R4I GOLD PRO 2019
  • Sky3ds+
  • Stargate 3DS
  • R4i gold 3ds plus
  • R4i b9s
  • Ace3ds X

Latest Switch Hacking Scene: Astral Chain can be played For Free

Astral Chain is about to release formally on 30th of this month, now we have already seen many Great reviews about the game from a lot of influenced sites. From Polygon, the Astral Chain is the best new Nintendo franchise since Splatoon.

I guess you don’t want to miss it right? So here is the method, without buying the Astral Chain game cartridge, you can Hack this game to play on your Nintendo Switch console.

Step 1: Check if you have a unpatched Switch unit, the full guide is in the post.

Step 2: Buy the Switch modchip SX Pro or R4s Dongle to boot SX OS CFW on your Switch.

SX OS is one of the best CFWs for Nintendo Switch. It’s coming from Team Xecuter and having the most functions and the easiest setup. So I recommend you booting it on Switch console to play the free downloaded roms.

  • Play Nintendo Switch Homebrew
  • Play downloaded/backup copies of your Switch games
  • Play eShop games are supported
  • Stealth Mode for ban protection while using SX OS
  • HDD Support for loading games from the External Hard Drives
  • Emunand for playing online safely
  • User Cheats for cheating in Switch games

SX Pro is the First Switch modchip, it’s a full set of toolkit you need to hack the Nintendo Switch console. SX Pro made by the Team Xecuter, it contains the SX OS Key to use the full functions of SX OS Custom firmware on Switch. Not like 3DS Flashcards, setup SX Pro on Nintendo Switch is a little different but not hard.

The R4s dongle is another Switch modchip, it’s much cheaper than SX Pro and developed by our familiar R4 team It without the SX OS License, so if you buy it, you have to purchase SX OS Code in the same time or install a Free CFW such as the Atmosphere. Then set it up on your Switch, you can play Free games too.

Here is a short Guide of Using Switch modchip-SX Pro to play free Astral Chain on Switch console.

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Make sure your Switch is connected to the internet. Enter the “album viewer” from the Nintendo Switch main menu and click on “license”.  Your license should activate online and a license.dat file will be placed on the microSD card

Now enjoy Switch homebrew and game backups! You can leave the Nintendo Switch console in CFW mode to be able to play backups/homebrew. If the console goes into Sleep Mode, SX OS CFW will still work after the console wakes up.

To play game backups: simply enter the Album application.

Step 3: Download Astral Chain to your Switch SD Card.

To play Free Astral Chain on Nintendo Switch, you still need to get rom source from online, it can be .XCI or .NSP. So where to get them? Google is the solution, and if you can’t find, our Pre-install SD Card is you Remedy. We get all games for you on the MicroSD Card.


Step 4: Enter the Album and play the Astral Chain freely on your console.

Remember, only after Astral Chain formally launched, you can play the game on your Switch. Never play one game on your cracked Switch before its releasing.

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