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My Switch came with a mysterious icon on the home screen.

MDave

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I posted this in the launch thread but that thread was moving so fast it, this might be something interesting unnoticed. Has anyone else's Switch come with this? Do I have a one-in-a-million? I'm guessing it was some kind of test software they had on a cart or installed on the system, but then accidently archived it instead of deleting it. Might be something hackers or tinkers might be interested in but its hard to tell what it was or what it did.

I did the firmware update on launch day and the icon stayed there.

If this is old then sorry about that, my first thread here!

Oh erm, ignore the 4GB micro sd, I just threw in an old one I had laying round until I picked up a 128GB. These pics I took around launch.






Also, it can't be a coincidence that the Switch black theme's dark grey background is the exact same color as the desktop dark NeoGaf theme background, is it? Hah!
 

Vena

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Your switch is haunted. Give it to me, I will purity it and return it some time next decade.
 

_Clash_

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Is your Zelda digital?

Heard something similar involved with removing carts etc and them not being recognized until you cycle the cart


EDIT hard drive space indicates Zelda is a cart, cycle the cart and see if it's still there
 

Justinh

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Oh, I was hoping it would be a The Net starring Sandra Bullock kinda thing. That is weird. Would bother me a tiny bit because it'd make me think someone already used it.

Is there a way to "delete" that 0 sized file?
 

KojiKnight

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It reminds me of some early wii's that needed an install disc. It's not likely to help a hacker, but it would likely be an interesting curiosity when/if switch gets hacked.

My suggestion would be to do your best to preserve it, but not test it like it's sacred. It's your system and I say enjoy it however you want.
 
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Did you buy your switch at a garage sale with the switch logo wiped off and a crumpled paper note that says N SWITCH and after you found that mysterious icon, the game called to you?
 

Fandangox

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It's probably just left-over data for the new on-development F-Zero game that somehow ended up just on your switch. Happens sometimes.
 

MDave

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Alright so looks like I'm definitely not the only one that has this out of the box. I will keep it on there anyway, just in case one day we can find out what exactly it is/was. I powered it off completely with the Zelda cart out, powered back on and it's still there.

Would be interesting to know how it got there in the first place!
 

TZchassis

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WTF!! I THOUGHT EVERYONE HAD THIS!

I always had it and I thought that appears if you don't have a game card inserted.