Question Did I just brick my Switch?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by morrisseyshair, May 15, 2019.

  1. morrisseyshair
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    morrisseyshair GBAtemp Regular

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    My hacked Switch was working fine with Atmosphere using firmware 6.2. I updated to 7.0.1 using Choidujour and chose AutoRCM. Everything worked fine for a while. I put my Switch is sleep mode and the battery died after a while so I went to charge it but it wouldn't charge. Then I noticed it wouldn't turn on at all. I plugged the Switch to my PC to run TegraRcmGUI and it connected but when I tried to get into hakate it would load up but then freeze on the Nintendo logo. In desperation I forced the Switch to shut down while it was loading up to hakate and now TegraRcmGUI doesn't recognize the Switch at all. The screen stays black. What can I do?
     
  2. Onlyd

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    plug it into the charger directly, wait a few mins, try pushing an hakate payload and just let it sit in the hakate menu, reconnect it to the charger as quickly as possible. let it recharge some before trying to boot into any FW
     
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  3. morrisseyshair
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    morrisseyshair GBAtemp Regular

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    Well, my Switch is back on. I followed this video:

    My battery was super drained. I did what Onlyd said and left it plugged in for a good while, then I did the same as the video where I plug my Atmosphere dongle and as soon as the screen turns on I plug the Switch back to the charger. What kept the Switch from loading to the main menu was that the battery didn't have enough charge to continue and since it was so low it wouldn't keep a charge unless plugged it back to the charger.

    Now I'm wondering if I should turn off AutoRCM. I've guessing that's what caused the battery to drain completely. First, should I turn AutoRCM off and if so how do I go back to the hakate menu to do that?
     
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  4. Zekamon

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    You don't have to have it enabled if you're not bothered with using a jig everytime you wanna enter RCM.

    You can disable it if you inject the Hekate payload with your device of choice (PC with TegraRcmGUI for example) while holding down the VOL- button to enter the Hekate menu. From there you navigate to "Tools" and then "AutoRCM" and you just disable it and try shutting down your device and turn it on like usual. The Nintendo logo should pop up after you disabled.

    Keep in mind that you need to use your jig everytime you wanna inject a payload or boot into CFW with RCM.
     
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  5. Onlyd

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    i use an rcmx86 internal payload mod on both mine and my sons bc of the battery getting drained and not wanting to charge off the dock. if i boot w/o an sd card it goes to the default hekate menu. your would need to edit your ini to disable auto boot to do the same. just yesterday he drained mine and i had to bring it back from 1% to 20 with this very trick with an s10 charger and cord xD. it seems when the switch boots into any fw it stops the charging during the boot up. but just staying in hekate at 10% backlight and letting it charge back up will do the trick always
     
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  6. CanIHazWarez

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    I realize OP is old at this point, but since it was bumped less that a week a ago, I wanted to clarify this for any lurkers with a similar problem in the future:
    If you didn't already figure this out...
    If your Switch has autoRCM, and you do not send a payload, it will just show a black screen when it boots. This black screen is indistinguishable from the Switch just being off. The system will not charge while on this black screen. When you plug in the system to charge it, the system tries to power on. However, since you're not injecting a payload, it just stays on the black screen. Since it can't charge on the black screen, the system does not get charged. The way to fix this is to plug in the system, hold down the power button for a good 10 seconds to turn it off (since it's on the black screen), and wait five minutes for it to charge. Then unplug it from the charge and turn the system on while injecting the payload. Once you have the system actually booted, you can put it back on the charger to let the battery charge the rest of the way.
    If it doesn't work the first time, don't panic. You probably just turned the system ON whenever you held the power button instead of OFF. It's impossible to tell whether the system is on or off without injecting the payload. If it won't boot with the payload injected, it means the battery is still dead and to try charging it again. And if you're using something like an SX Pro dongle, make sure the dongle is charged as well (takes less than five seconds to charge it).

    The original post mentioned updating using ChoiDujourNX. If you've done this, DO NOT DISABLE autoRCM! If your system boots a single time without going to RCM and using a custom bootloader, you WILL burn fuses.
     
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