Latest Nintendo Switch Firmware (Downloads & Updates)

Welcome to our blog, where we provide you with download files for the latest Nintendo Switch firmware updates, including custom firmware options. As a Nintendo Switch user, you may be aware of the importance of having the latest firmware version installed to ensure the best performance and security of your device.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade to the latest version or downgrade to a previous one, we’ve got you covered with a range of firmware files available for download. So, let’s get started and explore the world of Nintendo Switch firmware updates together!

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Nintendo has released a new firmware update, version 15.0.1, for the Nintendo Switch. This update is a minor one, but it aims to improve the system’s functionality and enhance the user experience. The update was made available to download on 11 October 2022. As of April 2023, the latest switch firmware version available is 16.0.2. Nintendo is always working on improving Switch’s system and services to provide users with the best experience possible.

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NOTE* These firmwares is also compatible with Yuzu and Ryujinx emulators, allowing you to use it on these platforms as well.

Global Firmware’s

Sr.VersionMD5 HASHFile SizeLinks
0Firmware 18.0.0 (Latest)8dbacdbaa4e90be98ed0706f7e90a241323MBDOWNLOAD
1Firmware 16.0.0 9feda64cab86f851f1630979ae33a6d5325MBDOWNLOAD
2Firmware 15.0.1322MBDOWNLOAD
3Firmware 15.0.0a7023429f85fdd3a40b4661188f5b65a322MBDOWNLOAD
4Firmware 14.1.2 (Update 3)36808cdb78b5986d02817e6667dfe15b320MBDOWNLOAD
5Firmware 14.1.2 (Update 2)50f2564ce85a0818942c5fc1db20a89c320MBDOWNLOAD
6Firmware 14.1.2 (Update)f21375202bc25d55733a41d7a2d8978c320MBDOWNLOAD
7Firmware 14.1.2522d3c4caf11d9874dbd830907f1f36a320MBDOWNLOAD
8Firmware 14.1.14e864e134318aa80ac06e7a676eb96d8320MBDOWNLOAD
9Firmware 14.1.0778b4e7854afa1a0baa98c44988e68ac320MBDOWNLOAD
10Firmware 14.0.0816010565838f30b047d0059efa8c3ea320MBDOWNLOAD
11Firmware 13.2.1881379299c1c9cd2a4b7a90c18c9ea82320MBDOWNLOAD


Sr.VersionMD5 HASHFile SizeLinks
1Firmware 16.0.0 (Latest)3b53ff102eadaec61e4fd61c2a4445bf325MBDOWNLOAD
2Firmware 15.0.1322MBDOWNLOAD
3Firmware 15.0.064a061e85e334edbb7682504463e0872322MBDOWNLOAD
4Firmware 14.1.2 (Update 3)ff9d310500684e1763bae5efbf374d27320MBDOWNLOAD
5Firmware 14.1.2 (Update 2)dbf45b7f463f2d6476f65924efe98644320MBDOWNLOAD
6Firmware 14.1.2 (Update)0494d028cedd3a039524c5514378c64b320MBDOWNLOAD
7Firmware 14.1.2bbefda8a9d00fc8a53800b4154d14e4d320MBDOWNLOAD
8Firmware 14.1.1da606c3b1ef83921ab9c84d37e2ee3a8320MBDOWNLOAD
9Firmware 14.1.0e9d84226f636493a1628e73316bae14e320MBDOWNLOAD
10Firmware 14.0.001564aee6630d6802645c99bad3ede21320MBDOWNLOAD
11Firmware 13.2.13d73a62a57a3848a2fe8c95d88eb0371320MBDOWNLOAD

What’s New

New Nintendo Switch update with bug fixes:

  • DLC error code 2181-1000 resolved
  • Screenshots now enabled for some games
  • Improved system stability.

Nintendo released the new 16.0.2 firmware for the Switch with few specific changes. Dataminers found some unlisted changes, but the patch notes only mention “general system stability improvements.” The previous firmware update, 16.0.1, rearranged the bad word list and made changes to the BCAT system. The update before that came out in February.

Click HERE to check the 16.2.0 version updates and change history.

How To Install Switch Firmware?

The process of firmwares installation is given below

  • Make a ZIP file of your dumped firmware or dump the untrimmed XCI file of a recent game cartridge.
  • Check that you’ve placed the file correctly.
  • Open Ryujinx and click the “Tools” tab.
  • Select “Firmware” and click “Install from XCI/ZIP”.
  • Choose the firmware file to open.
  • Open the dumped XCI file and click Yes to install the firmware.
  • Wait for the process to complete.
  • Ryujinx will display the firmware version as the “System Version” if successful.

To install firmwares on Ryujinx emulator, first download the latest version file and open the emulator. Select “Install Firmware” under the Tools option and choose “Install Firmware from XCI or ZIP”. Go to the firmware zip file location, select the latest version file, and confirm by clicking “Yes”.

For Yuzu emulator, it’s not mandatory to install the firmware, but it provides some advantages. To install, download the latest version 15.0.1 or 16.0.0 firmware, unzip it, and open the Yuzu Emulator.

how to install yuzu firmware


Keeping your Nintendo Switch’s firmware updated is crucial to ensure optimal performance and security. With the latest switch firmware versions like 16.0.0, Nintendo has introduced minor changes and bug fixes to enhance the user experience. Additionally, custom firmware options are available for those looking to explore more advanced features. Whether you’re looking to upgrade to the latest version or downgrade to a previous one, it’s essential to follow the proper installation steps and ensure that your production keys are up to date. With this guide, you can confidently update your Nintendo Switch’s firmware offline or download the latest version to take advantage of the newest features and improvements.

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