Update: Defective Nintendo Switch Firmware Could Cause Network Connection Problems


Update 06/09/2021: Nintendo has offered a rationale for withdrawing its 12.0.3 Switch update offline, claiming that updated console network connections “may not be possible”, and that this could cause issues for newly added microSDXC cards.

In an update on his Japanese Customer Service Twitter Account, Nintendo has confirmed that it is temporarily suspending distribution of the update and is working on a new version. While not fully explained, the issues that the faulty update can apparently cause involve network connection issues and the inability to use new microSDXC cards as no update can be downloaded to take them. in charge.

Change dataminer OatmealDome previously stated that the update does not corrupt SD cards, after rumors spread to this effect, and Nintendo’s update appears to confirm this. With a later update, it is more than likely that the newer microSDXC cards can be used normally.

Nintendo has given no timeline for a new version of the update, but says it will provide follow-up in due course. For those who have downloaded 12.0.3 and are suffering from issues, it appears that there is currently no workaround other than waiting for a fix.

Nintendo released a new update for the Switch and pulled it back soon after without explaining why.

This news comes from VideoGamesChronicle, which initially reported on the new 12.0.3 Switch update and all that it entails.

According to VGC, which procured OatmealDome on Twitter, update 12.0.3 “fixes error code 2123-1502 when accessing eShop”, an error that users are experiencing commonly lately.

Specifically, the update made changes to the operating system kernel and key services, SSL, which helps create secure connections to servers, and the switch banned word list, such as noted OatmealDome. Overall, this was a relatively minor update.

However, VGC reports that the update was withdrawn today and as of this writing, Nintendo has yet to explain why. OatmealDome said on Twitter earlier today that “this is the first time that something like this has happened on the Switch.”

The update remains on hold, so anyone who hasn’t updated to 12.0.3 already won’t be able to do so, which is probably a good thing as it looks like Nintendo doesn’t want users to implement this. update on their Switch.

A Twitter user, MentalSplinter1, replied to OatmealDome and stated that update 12.0.3 actually caused error 2123-1502 to appear, which is the error that the update allegedly sought to correct. MentalSplinter1 said they can’t even update Fortnite to 12.0.3 on their Switch.

According to VGC, the last major update for the Switch was Update 11.0.0, which released last November. This update made it easier to transfer screenshots from the console to a computer, and you can read more about everything this update has done here.

While we wait to learn more about this update and Nintendo in general, prepare for the next company showcase by reading when Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct is happening and what to expect. For everything happening during E3 week this year, check out this breakdown of every event and show announced so far.

Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guidebook maker for IGN. You can follow it on Twitter @LeBlancWes.


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