Hekate CTCaer v4.6 SVC Beta released

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    A new version of @CTCaer 's Hekate mod has just been released, precisely v4.6 SVC Beta. Some of the improvements are rather specific, for example fixing sleep mode for users running firmware 6.X.X and the stock secure monitor with debug mode turned on, a GPU bugfix on Linux when warmbooting and a real-time clock driver which will disable the wake up alarm when the "Auto HOS Power Off" function is enabled (which was mainly done to help a very specific case with AutoRCM users - if you've ever experienced Hekate showing the logo then shutting down when choosing its shutdown function after a poweroff from Horizon, this last one aims to fix that). However, there was also one more addition that could catch one's interest: a patch for svcControlCodeMemory which will help emulators with their dynamic recompilers, thus improving their performance.

    As usual, you can find the full changelog below:
    Changelog

    While emulation and retrogaming enthusiasts can find this new addition interesting, it should still be stressed that this is a beta and as such, it can contain bugs

    Still, if you want to test this new version yourself, you can download it from Hekate's GitHub repository (link in the sources). However, keep in mind that this release only contains the RCM payload: if you already had installed a previous version of Hekate on your Switch then you can use it out of the box, however if it's your first time trying it then you will need to download a previous release and copy the "bootloader" folder on the root of your microSD card.

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    Have in mind that this behavior (hekate logo) is actually intended to alert the user that hekate is powering off (instead of letting the user wait on a black screen without knowing what happened).

    The new addition (RTC driver) is for users with AutoRCM that press PWR and inject right away after a HOS power off and hit hekate's power off, inside a 15s time frame.
    Now it disables the alarm, so for this edge case scenario, the console will not wake up again.
     
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    Heh, I'm one of those users... It happened to me a few times whenever I was chaing configs/payloads or messing around with KIPs ^^"
    Thanks for fixing it by the way, it may be for an edge case scenario but it's still a very welcome one!

    (I'll edit OP while I'm at it)
     
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  4. bottmint

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    When you shutdown from horizon, it sets an alarm that wakes the console up. If you use autorcm, your switch will wake up and be waiting for a payload. With autoHOS power off, if you inject hekate while the alarm is still set, hekate will properly power off your switch.

    However, if you press power, then inject hekate, then use hekate's power off, the alarm is still set, and the console will still wake up into rcm mode.

    The RTC driver clears the alarm. So, if you push hekate and use hekate's power off within 15 seconds of powering off from Horizon, your switch will stay powered off.

    To put it simply, if you don't use autorcm, turn off AutoHOS power off. If you don't want hekate to handle properly powering off your switch for you as you'd rather do it yourself, don't use AutoHOS power off.
     
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    Is there anyway for SX OS users to chainload this? If so could someone explain how?

    thanks
     
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    No.
     
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