The latest Nintendo Switch update (12.0.3) was supposed to fix an error with accessing the Nintendo Switch's eShop. Now that it's pulled, it looks like we can safely assume that it didn't succeed in its goal, or caused other even bigger problems.
As for what occurred in the update, based on data mining we know that the Nintendo Switch update otherwise had the following included:
[Nintendo Switch System Update]— OatmealDome (@OatmealDome) June 8, 2021
12.0.3 is out. Nintendo updated:
- package2 (contains OS kernel and key services)
- SSL (helps w/ creating secure connections to a server - seems TLSv1.3 support was dropped?)
- bad words list
Looks to be minor things, I’m going back to sleep
As for how we know update 12.0.3 was supposed to include a fix for users who are unable to access the Nintendo Switch's eShop, a Reddit user named warteschlange stated in a thread that "Just had a call from a fellow at Nintendo who said that the update 12.0.03 should fix it. Yet to try it though." Hopefully, warteschlange didn't get to try it, because with Nintendo pulling the update there were probably some issues with it, not to speak of the extra bandwidth that will be used downloading the 12.0.2, and then the new version of 12.0.3 when it is released.
The official Nintendo update page for 12.0.3 is still up, and all that it says is a terse message that 12.0.3 includes "General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience." Very descriptive. Much success. Wow!
This is also the first time this has ever happened on the Switch, so right now there isn't much real indication as to why the update was pulled. Until we find out for sure, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more updates... on this Nintendo Switch update.
What do you think of this news? Did you get Nintendo Switch update 12.0.3 before it was pulled? Any guesses on why it was pulled? Let us know in the comments!