Hacking Question Help, "Unable to start Software

thelars

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Hey guys,

I bought a Switch with CFW already installed and until yesterday everything worked fine. Today my son wanted to start the switch and kept pressing buttons because the TV did not turn on and something seems off. Every game or Tinfoil gets the error msg "Unable to start software..."

I don't know which version of cfw is installed, on the sd card there are argon, atmosphere, bootloader, config, nintendo, scripts, sept, switch and tools folder. Also there is an ArgonNX.bin, boot.dat, exosphere.ini, fusee-primary.bin, hbmenu.nro and Tinfoil...

When I go to system settings it tells me it is version 11...nothing with AMS or something like that, but I dont know if that was the case before. Any tips on where to start troubleshooting? Really lost here..can't start homebrew menu or anything, but I did not do that before..it was just Tinfoil and enjoy gaming.
 
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Did the system maybe reboot in OFW?
Then you indeed will not be able to start anything.

If you go into System menu, it tells you the current version.
It should say something like 11.3.4|AMS 0.10.5
If you don't see AMS then your Switch rebooted into the normal/official firmware or maybe it updated itself to firmware 11.

If it 'just' booted into OFW, you need to reboot and inject the primary payload from Atmosphere again.
I don't know if you have an injector build-in or if you are using an external injector (or maybe a smartphone/pc).

If the Switch updated itself to firmware 11 (from a lower firmware), you need to install the latest version of Atmosphere (and the latest *harhar* sigpatches *harhar*) to get everything to work again.

If your Switch was connected to the internet, it's just a single popup that asks you if you want to update the Switch.
Kids tend to click that easily.
But dads should know how to update/maintain their Switch.
 

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Hey guys,

I bought a Switch with CFW already installed and until yesterday everything worked fine. Today my son wanted to start the switch and kept pressing buttons because the TV did not turn on and something seems off. Every game or Tinfoil gets the error msg "Unable to start software..."

I don't know which version of cfw is installed, on the sd card there are argon, atmosphere, bootloader, config, nintendo, scripts, sept, switch and tools folder. Also there is an ArgonNX.bin, boot.dat, exosphere.ini, fusee-primary.bin, hbmenu.nro and Tinfoil...

When I go to system settings it tells me it is version 11...nothing with AMS or something like that, but I dont know if that was the case before. Any tips on where to start troubleshooting? Really lost here..can't start homebrew menu or anything, but I did not do that before..it was just Tinfoil and enjoy gaming.
Since you're not familiar with Switch hacking, I recommend familiarizing yourself with a guide.
 
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