How to Hack/Jailbreak Nintendo Switch

How to Hack Jailbreak Nintendo Switch

There are a lot of guides on how to hack/jailbreak Nintendo Switch consoles, but they are very technical and confusing. We’re going to give you a clear and easy way to allow you to access the Homebrew App Store on your Nintendo Switch within a few minutes.

Firstly, you will need to check your Firmware Version. If you’re running version 7.0.0 or 7.0.1 then please continue with this guide. If you’re running version 8.0.0 or 8.0.1, then please continue onto this guide: Play PC Games on Switch

Next we need to see if your Switch can be modified. Please check the following link to see if your Switch has been patched or not.

Stage 1: Custom Firmware Installation

Hardware Requirements:

RCM Jig: (recommended)
or Paper Clip Jig:
Good Quality SD Card:
SD Card Reader:
USB Type-C Cable:

Software Requirements:


Install Custom Firmware:

  1. Download TegraRCM from the first link
  2. Download Atmosphere and fusee-primary.bin from the second link
  3. Extract the zipped Atmosphere directories to your desktop
  4. Plug in your SD Card
  5. Copy the 3 unzipped folders from Atmosphere to blank SD Card
  6. Eject SD Card
  7. Insert RCM Jig into the right controller port of Switch
  8. Make sure your Switch is turned off
  9. Hold the Volume Up button and press the Power button once
  10. The screen will remain black (this is normal)
  11. Connect your Switch to your PC with the USB Type-C cable
  12. Open the TegraRCM software that you downloaded in Step 1
  13. Wait until the software show “RCM OK” in bottom lefthand corner
  14. In the “Select payload” field, find and choose fusee-primary.bin that you downloaded in Step 2
  15. Click “Inject payload”
  16. Wait until you see the confirmation “Payload injected”
  17. Safely remove your SD card from you PC and insert it into your Switch
  18. Go to System Settings -> System and check that after your Current version 7.0.x, it says (AMS x.x.x) to confirm that your custom firmware is installed

Stage 2: HB Menu and Appstore Installation

Software Requirements:

HB Menu:
Homebrew Appstore:

Install HBMenu and Appstore

  1. Download both files from links above
  2. Extract to desktop
  3. Insert SD Card into PC
  4. Copy “hbmenu” file and “switch” folder to the root of your SD Card (overwrite/merge if necessary)
  5. Safely remove SD Card from PC and insert into Switch (currently off)
  6. Insert RCM Jig and turn your Switch on (video uses a different tool)
  7. Ensure that you are connected to the internet
  8. Go to Album, hold down the R button (Right Trigger) and press A
  9. You will now enter the Homebrew Menu (HBMenu)
  10. Choose Homebrew App Store using the A button
  11. Wait a few seconds for it to load and you’re all done!