Help! New to the scene. I just updated to play Smash, but now my Switch won’t detect cartridges!

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Zidapi, Dec 7, 2018 at 3:40 AM.

  1. Zidapi
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    Zidapi GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Hey guys, I’m brand new to the Switch scene and have basically playing catch up over the past week (which is a lot of information to absorb!)


    My switch was on 3.0.0 before I started. I used SDsetup/Kosmos to get CFW set up, and all was well. I then made a backup of my 3.0.0 NAND, boot0/1 using hekate, as well a biskey dump.


    Then yesterday I prepped to update to 6.1.0 using ChoiDujourNX (because hekate didn’t yet officially support 6.2.0, so it seemed the safe option).


    I read about the cart slot having its own firmware, and that updating it would mean fucking it up if I had to downgrade to 3.0.0 in the future. So before starting the update process I added “kip1patch=nogc” line to the end of each of my boot entries.


    The update process finished without error, and successfully updated to 6.1.0, but when I booted into cfw I was prompted with instructions to eject and reinsert my Smash Bros. cart, but after doing so it threw up a “game card could not be read” error.


    I’ve since installed hekate 4.5, but the error still persists.


    Have I bricked my cartridge slot?

    I’m willing to update to 6.2.0 if there’s no other option, even if it means burning fuses. If I do, should I go through the system settings, or use ChoiDujourNX again? Is it safe to update via system settings when running CFW?
     
  2. Deck of Noobs

    Deck of Noobs Politically Incorrect

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    3ds.guide
    remove nogc
     
  3. Xana

    Xana Advanced Member

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    nogc disables your GC slot, which is what prevents its firmware from being updated.
     
  4. Zidapi
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    Zidapi GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Thank you both. I thought it just disabled cart slot updates, I didn’t realise it disabled the slot entirely.

    Doing this will of course update my slot, yeah? I’m okay with that. I’m not interested in piracy, and prefer physical carts over digital downloads. So a functional cart slot it more important to me than a downgradable Switch.

    Thanks again for helping out a Switch noob!
     
  5. Xana

    Xana Advanced Member

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    JSYK, right now the only GC slot update is for 4.x, so even if you let the GC firmware update, you'll be able to downgrade to 4.x, just not 3.x
     
  6. Zidapi
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    Zidapi GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Okay cool, thank you.
     
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