Question Did I just brick my Switch?

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  1. Inzaghi09
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    Hello,

    I tried to check if my switch (Mario Kart 8 Bundle) is patched.

    I used the TegraRcmGUI, installed the drivers and then put my switch (in RCM Mode) in to my Computer with an USB cable.

    The RcmGUI told me that a device in RCM mode was connected.

    I injected the binkeydumpv9.bin by using the RcmGUI and the RcmGui told me that the payload was injected succesfully.


    But now my switch doesn't start anymore.

    Did I just brick it?

    What can I do now?

    Thanks in advance :)
    Inzaghi09

    My switch is on v6.20
     
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  2. Gaster

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    Probably somewhere
    Try holding the power button for 20-30 seconds and then try again.
     
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    Thank you, my switch is starting again.

    But how I do I get a cfw on it?

    I'm thinking about buying an SX Pro stick.

    Would you recommend it? I am completely new to this kind of topics.

    Or is it possible for me (even though I'm a newbie) to install a permanent cfw on my switch?
     
  4. Gaster

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    Probably somewhere
    Permanent CFW is not possible yet.
    The closest thing you can have to that is AutoRCM and then Hekate.
     
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  5. Hayato213

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    The closest thing to a permanent CFW is a modchip with using Hekate autoboot.
     
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    Thanks guys. Do you have a tutorial for the best possible way without buying an SX Pro stick?

    I am never sure which one is a new tutorial and which is an outdated one.
     
  7. Gaster

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    Probably somewhere
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    If you want to press the power button and have the unit boot into CFW then get a mod chip fitted, since you are in Europe you can try contact @mattytrog see if he has any trinket m0 left, sx os pro isn't needed if you fit a chip and get a license, but then again there is free CFW out there unless you really want usb mounting support.
     
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    Thank you :)

    So I do need a Micro SD card for it? And of course to finally get the homebrew stuff working I have to put it on the sd card? Or might it be possible to put this stuff to the internal storage of my switch?

    What is the max capacity for a micro sd card on firmware 6.20? Nintendo website tells that you need to update your firmware in order to use a SDXC card, is this necessary?
     
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  10. Hayato213

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    Micro SD is needed.
     
  11. Inzaghi09
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    128 or 256 GB possible?
     
  12. Kafluke

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    I would first make sure your switched isnt patched since you havent successfully loaded a payload yet.
     
  13. Inzaghi09
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    It is not sure if the TegraRcmGUI told me that it was successful? How do I check surely that my switch isn't patched?
     
  14. Kafluke

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    It will say successful on the gui even if its patched but nothing will happen on the switch.

    Push hekate and see if that works.
     
  15. Inzaghi09
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    Sorry for the dumb questions, where do I get the hekate payload? I didn't find it inside the tutorial that was posted by Hayato213
     
  16. Kafluke

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    Google it
     
  17. Inzaghi09
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    I did this and found a zip-file called "hekate_ctcaer_4.10.1"

    Inside there is a hekate_ctcaer_4.10.1.bin file and a folder called "bootloader".

    So I copy the .bin file inside the TegraRcmGUI folder and inject it as a payload in TegraRcmGUI even though the bootloader folder only contains empty folder "payload"?
     
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  18. Kafluke

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    Yes
     
  19. Inzaghi09
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    ...so I don't need the bootloader folder right now?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    And I don't need to use the windows cmd?
     
  20. Viri

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    If your Switch is hackable, then get as big of an SD card that you'll need. SD card is to fit all the games you'll want.
     
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