WIP BootMoix - a simple shutdown/reboot homebrew

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by CokeCookie, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. CokeCookie
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    Currently looking for help on some issues, please don't use this yet!

    BootMoix is a really simple homebrew that allows you to shutdown/reboot your Nintendo Switch.
    It even has a scene-appropriate totally legit french name. Enjoy!

    This is nothing more than a slightly modified version of a libnx example that uses calls to the bpc service to shutdown/reboot your Switch.
    Just download a release or compile it yourself. Use with hbmenu like any other homebrew and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Shutdown mode is currently not recommended! The first boot after using it always fails. Don't panic if it happens to you, just press power and inject your RCM payload again.
    If anyone knows how to fix this, please leave a comment here or on the issues over on Github.

    DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for bricked switches, corrupted Nands/SD cards or any otherwise f*ed up things that happen to you. Use at your own risk!

    Source, releases and further instructions on Github
     
  2. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    This might come in handy depending on the following questions: Can we use this to reboot the console into RCM? How does this homebrew handle AutoRCM?
     
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  3. Aldoria

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    it's easy to know he tried to modify an homebrew exemple, and he succesfully did it. we both now he won't be able to do a "reboot to rcm" homebrew ^^
    i won't be too
     
  4. Rob Blou

    Rob Blou GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    If you power it off through this .. will the switch reboot if you're in autoRCM?
     
  5. BlastedGuy9905

    BlastedGuy9905 where's the updated autopsy report

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    If this can boot into RCM Mode, we could potentially make an NCA out of it with NCABuilder, right? And then install and run it in OFW? Then jigs won't be needed to boot into RCM ...however this kinda sounds too good to be true.
     
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  6. CokeCookie
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    As far as AutoRCM behavior goes, this works just like selecting reboot/shutdown from the main menu. Selecting reboot will kick you into RCM Mode pretty much
    instantly and shutdown will reboot to RCM after about 10 seconds. So the shutdown option is kinda useless for AutoRCM users (and it is currently buggy anyway).
    I don't know if there even is a way to do a 'real' shutdown from Horizon when you've got AutoRCM installed. Holding power for 12 seconds or Hekate are
    probably still your only options for that.


    For the button inputs and text printing I just used this template and then added my configuration checks and the calls to bpc. So with this being a pretty simple
    homebrew, I can't see why you shouldn't be able to make it into a NCA. Though it currently needs access to the SD card to function properly (I think I read NCAs
    from NCABuilder can't do that yet?). Also I don't know how you plan to run a forged NCA in OFW? I could be wrong, but I don't think that is possible at all.
     
    Last edited by CokeCookie, Aug 10, 2018
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