Use Your iPhone to Jailbreak Nintendo Switch with NXBoot

NXBoot on Nintendo Switching using iPhone

Own an iPhone and a Nintendo Switch? Well, you can now your use iPhone (or iPad) to jailbreak your Nintendo Switch and run payloads on the latter.

You will need a jailbroken iPhone to run payloads on your Nintendo Switch though. But then with an iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.4 (beta) jailbreak available, this is perhaps the best time to jailbreak your iPhone if you have not already done so.

Apart from a jailbroken iPhone, the hack relies on NXBoot, a recently released utility that allows you to run payloads on your Nintendo Switch which can then be used to run many of the custom home brewed apps for the console.

To connect your Switch to your jailbroken iPhone or iPad, you will need a USB-C to USB-A cable along with a Lightning to USB-A adapter.

If your iPhone is jailbroken, you can install NXBoot on it by adding the following repository to Cydia.


And if you are wondering what NXBoot is, here’s how the developer explains it:

NXBoot enables starting custom boot code on the Nintendo Switch through the Fusée Gelée hardware exploit. Booting Coreboot/Linux is supported

If you want to know more about NXBoot, head over to this link. And if you own a jailbroken iPhone and Nintendo Switch and try the above method to install NXBoot on your console, drop a comment and let us know how the whole experience was.