Question Console Won't Boot after Restore - What are my Options

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by moosethemucha, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. moosethemucha
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    moosethemucha Newbie

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    So I wanted to restore my NAND backup, but I think I've soft-locked the console. I made a backup ages ago - I think I've either misplaced them or they weren't taken (Whats weird is I made the backup using hekate - then used dd to create a disk image - so I can't have lost the files - they were probably never taken)

    now when I boot the console it just goes has a black screen or any CFW boot option (reiNX and atmosphere) or if I try to boot into Normal mode, nothing happens. The files I have from my backup are

    BOOT0
    BOOT1

    BCPKG2-1-Normal-Main
    BCPKG2-2-Normal-Sub
    BCPKG2-3-SafeMode-Main
    BCPKG2-4-SafeMode-Sub
    BCPKG2-5-Repair-Main
    BCPKG2-6-Repair-Sub

    I'm missing (these are the files that are shown to be missing when doing the restore.)

    PRODINFO
    PRODINFOF
    SAFE
    SYSTEM
    USER

    Your help would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully I don't need to buy another switch.
     
  2. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    If you're missing PRODINFO, you might as well buy a new console because that's 100% console-unique.
     
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  3. sj33

    sj33 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Well, err, you can still use lakka.
     
  4. moosethemucha
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    moosethemucha Newbie

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    EDIT 2:

    Only Weird thing now is that it wont boot into Horizon cold. I can via hekate but not from cold, It doesn't go into RCM simply won't boot.

    Yeah I thought the PRODINFO PRODINFOF - they sound important - I'll scan though my backups and see if I can find those files. If I can I should be able to complete the backup ?

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    EDIT1:

    I FUCKEN FOUND EM - timemachine to the fucking rescue - lets hope they aren't corrupted - will keep you guys posted

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    Last edited by moosethemucha, Oct 7, 2018
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  5. mattytrog

    mattytrog Not on my watch.

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    Check entropy against a key dump in hacdiskmount
     
  6. DarkKaine

    DarkKaine GBAtemp Fan

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    If you updated the system in OFW or an old version of SX OS your fuses will be burnt. As such, your console won't boot when a backup is restored with a lower system firmware version.
    Hekate simply doesn't care about fuse checks.
    What you need to do to fix this is simply updating your Switch to the same system firmware it was on before you restored your backup.
    Use ChoiDujourNX.
     
    Last edited by DarkKaine, Oct 7, 2018
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