Black screen after loading cfw

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  1. gi5431
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    Hi guys,
    I followed this guide "Switch Hacking 101: How to launch the Homebrew menu on all FW" in the tutorials section of gbatemp. I got to the stage where I launch the cfw, and the system should reboot into the OS (pretty much the last step). The system reboots and the Nintendo screen flashes, but then I just get a black screen. The switch is not bricked, cause I can turn it off and it returns to it's normal state. I'm on firmware 4.1, and am trying to use a 128gb sd card. I mention the SD size cause I get a message saying I must update to use a large capacity SD card, and thought it might be causing the issue. Any ideas?
    Thanks Guys
     
  2. Draxzelex

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    The black screen is a result of trying to boot CFW using an exFAT formatted SD card on a console which does not support exFAT hence the message saying you must update to use a large capacity SD card. You can burn fuses, update your firmware to 6.0, and obtain the exFAT update that way or you can reformat your SD card to FAT32 and use the homebrew application ChoiDujourNX to add the exFAT patch to your firmware of choosing.

    I also recommend not following that tutorial as it hasn't been updated in a long time. There are much better guides for the other CFW available, however not found on this site. I will link them down below for you.
    ReiNX: https://reinx.guide/
    Atmosphere: https://www.sdsetup.com/
     
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    Thanks so much. Is 6.0 the most up to date firmware? Everywhere says not to update, will i lose functionality if i update?
     
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    I gave you 2 options on how to get the exFAT patch.
     
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    option 2 it is then
     
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    Hey, Do I need to DL the 6.0 update xci file, or will choiDujourNX DL it? If I do, where do I get it from?
     
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    They must be downloaded separately and because they are copyrighted material, we cannot share where to obtain those files. Please review the hints from the ChoiDujourNX thread on where to obtain such files (each bullet point refers to a different place on how to obtain them)
     
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    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Dude, I hate to do this to u, but I can't find this ChoiDujourNX thread
     
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    I linked it in my first post within this thread. I also quoted the sources of the firmware files directly from the thread in my most recent post here.
     
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    how do I know what NCA file to install?
     
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    Damn I updated for no reason then, I’m about to snag another switch
     
  12. gi5431
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    It was a bitch to get the OFW
     
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    When you are running ChoiDujourNX and you navigate to the firmware folder containing the .NCA files, you press Choose in the bottom-right corner of the screen to select that firmware.
     
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    They are all weird file names. Which one is the exfat part of the update?
     
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    After you press Choose, you should be shown something that looks like this screen:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  16. gi5431
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    I'm sry dude, but before I hit install, is this gona put me on firmware 6.0? or will I remain on 4.1 with ex-fat support? can u check out the photo? i just really don't wanna mess this up. thx
     

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    :arrow: Target firmware: 6.0.0 (exFAT)

    You'll be just fine.
     
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  18. gi5431
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    Well I'm on 6.0. I hope I didn't lose any functionality
     
  19. gi5431
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    Morning, So I've got 2 problems. It keeps on asking me to update for controller support when I switch it on, and where do I put the xci rom files on the SD card? thanks man
     
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    As long as you didn't mod your Joy-Con (because that would involve shorting pins 9 & 10), you can update your controllers. As for .XCI files, it depends on the tool you are using to load them. I think all of them support putting them on the root.
     
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