Tinfoil is a popular homebrew application for the Nintendo Switch that allows users to manage and install games, updates, and DLC (Downloadable Content) directly from the console. It’s commonly used as a way to install and manage games from sources other than the official Nintendo eShop. If you want to use or switch to Tinfoil on your Nintendo Switch, here are the general steps:
Prepare Your Nintendo Switch:
Ensure your Nintendo Switch is running custom firmware (CFW), such as Atmosphere. It typically requires CFW to work.
Make sure you have an SD card with enough free space to store games and other content.
You can usually find the latest version of it on websites, forums, or Discord channels dedicated to Nintendo Switch homebrew. Be cautious and use trusted sources.
Copy it to Your SD Card:
Extract the downloaded files and copy them to the
/switch/ directory on your SD card.
Launch your custom firmware (e.g., Atmosphere) through the usual method, such as injecting the payload using a tool like TegraRCMGUI or a hardware dongle.
Once your custom firmware is running, navigate to the Homebrew Launcher on your Switch’s main menu.
And then Launch it from the Homebrew Launcher.
In Tinfoil, you can browse and download games, updates, and DLC from various sources, depending on your setup and preferences.
You can install games and content directly to your Nintendo Switch’s SD card or internal storage using it.
After using it, you can exit the application like any other homebrew app by pressing the home button and returning to the Homebrew Launcher or by shutting down your Switch.