Question AutoRCM still drains battery when turned off by hekate 4.2. Any ideas ?

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  1. kumikochan

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    Like i said, i was using autorcm in the past 2 till i switched over the a reed switch. Best thing i did so far with the system, i would advise everybody to do that or a button
     
  2. FabioCapela

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    AFAIK the issue with autoRCM is that the Switch turns itself on again by itself within 15s of being turned off when it has autoRCM, and obviously enters RCM mode, but it keeps the screen dark because it can't progress in the boot sequence, and won't recharge while in RCM mode since it is waiting for USB input.

    How to solve this: remember to press the power button again a minute after turning off any switch with AutoRCM enabled; pressing the power button while in RCM mode will turn off the switch for real. If you want to test if it's turned off, you can connect it to the PC/Android/charged up SXOS dongle/whatever you use and try to send a payload to it. It's why I connect my SXOS dongle before turning off my Switch to remove the SD card from it, the screen lighting up with the "no boot file" warning makes me aware I need to turn it off again.
     
  3. altorn

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    I never use AutoRCM but I also almost never let my Switch turn off or run out of battery by itself. The only time I turn it off is when I need to put new games on there or if there's a CFW update.

    Thankfully I've never had any crashes or auto-reboots due to errors.
     
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    I hate to say it, but AutoRCM just sounds better than using a stupid dongle.
     
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  5. ravihpa

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    Well, I recently bought and hacked my Switch. I came to know that AutoRCM is MANDATORY. I updated using ChoiDujourNX from 4.1.0 to 5.1.0. Keeping AutoRCM on prevents my Switch from booting into stock Horizon, which I am being told that if my Switch did that, it would burn the efuses. AutoRCM prevents that from happening. I have been told that as long as I go from ReiNX to Hekate and then use Hekate to power off the Switch, it'll be fine. The Switch won't drain battery.

    Today is literally my second day with a hacked Switch. Will play after work tonight. Let's see how it goes :)
     
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  6. ModderFokker619

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    Honestly I love RCM and would use it on all my switches - All they need to fix is the battery drain while black screened and battery dying and cant charge without disabling RCM first witch only has happened to me on a couple units. Don't know if these are fixable but once you know how it works / doesn't work then it's pretty easy and so worth it.

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  7. Milenko

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    Why would you hate to say it? 99.9% of people who use auto RCM have no problem with it, the .01% don't read and either turn their switch off normally and the battery drains or they have no idea what it actually does and freak out when their switch won't turn on with the power button anymore.
    It's perfectly safe and there's 2 people I've seen now spreading info that it's dangerous and probably have never even used it themselves
     
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    Because there are people on here bitching that it's bad for the battery, etc.
     
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  9. OrGoN3

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    How do you charge your Switch with AutoRCM enabled? Using your second option, can you charge it while off if you had it plugged in prior to turning off?
     
  10. ModderFokker619

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    I always charge it while its on unless it dies completely. If it dies completely I first try holding power for 12-15 seconds then charging. If that don't work I have to disable rcm charge then enable rcm.
     
  11. OrGoN3

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    I would have to assume that the Switch will work without a battery when plugged into the wall? Otherwise how the heck do you accomplish unsetting RCM if it won't turn on?
     
  12. ModderFokker619

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    Using Trinket Mo so with + or - on boot depending on your cfw or a Jig and i'm back into hekate settings. With the picky Switchs I use spare battery to get them back up and running, this saves me a bunch of time. They usually charge without disabling RCM but takes a long time.
     
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  13. GunzOfNavarone

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    I heard rumblings last week that we are extremely close to a coldboot solution and that in fact Xecuter had a solution in their possession which would make autoRCM obsolete. But if they release it, they do themselves out of money for their dongle. But we shall see...it may be that someone else leaks it in the coming weeks. I like the principal of autoRCM, just not all the fuckery involved in fixing the battery issues.
     
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  14. Jayro

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    AutoRCM is a lazy solution that comes with a slew of problems, and is well known to. Either learn to mod the joy-con with a reed switch (or regular switch, whatever you want), or get a jig. Is it a bit more inconvenient to use a jig? Yes and no. You have to remove the right joy-con, use it, and then put the joy-con back on. But to me that's way less inconvenient than all these AutoRCM threads popping up with a thousand different issues.
     
  15. peteruk

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    Are you able to elaborate a little more on this or is that pretty much everything you heard ?
     
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  16. Maupiti

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    But you still need the dongle (if no pc, phone, internal modship) to inject the payload afaik...

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    Yes , shutting down with charger or dock connected PRIOR... will charge the switch
     
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  17. SirByte

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    I'm using AutoRCM so the Switch doesn't accidentally turn on (press button when grabbing it, "just" putting it on the charger, etc.) and have the nintendo loader burn my efuses. I want to go back to 2.3.0 (with a working gamecard controller firmware) once Dejavu (+ a real EmuNAND) is released.
     
  18. GunzOfNavarone

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    Unfortunately that's all I heard. I heard that Xecuter are reluctant to release the information, which on one hand is a dick move but on the other it would affect their business and fair play to them, they are supporting their product pretty well with the various updates. Still part of me hopes that someone does leak it, if it is indeed true.
     
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  19. 210modz

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    I been using autorcm for awhile now without a single hiccup. I'm not sure Why you would think this.

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    True story bruh.
     
  20. tiliarou

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    As usual, misinformation and false statements about autoRCM...
    There is absolutely no reason to says that autoRCM drains the battery: it doesn't. It's a very simple 1 byte or so boot partition modification, which is static and doesn't imply anything in Horizon or any CFW for the good reason that its impact is at boot to enter RCM mode.
    This thread is useless as usual: no proper data or proof provided, no proper reading of what is RCM mode and what does autoRCM.

    Either your switch is powered on under RCM mode or in the OS, or it's not. Period.
    If it's powered off, no battery drain is possible except the regular infinitesimal losses that you experience on any battery powered device.
     
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