hidden switch mode on 4.01

Discussion in 'Switch - Hacking & Homebrew' started by FatherFingLing, Dec 3, 2017.

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  1. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Hmm.. It is not debug.. By the way, your screen look like scratch on it.
     
  2. Noctosphere

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    what i wonder is, how did you get the set of button you have to press, and when to press them?
    did you like reverse engineering it to plug it on your computer with cable to learn all this?
    I honnestly dont know if there is another way, because all those set of button to press at the right moment, i wonder how else ylou could have get them
     
  3. Potato hoarder

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    This is coming from the company that had a button combo on the 3ds that auto booted whatever was in the cartridge slot
     
  4. B4rtj4h

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    So everyone with 4.0.1 can expect home-brew in 4 weeks :toot: /s
     
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  5. migles

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    the combo is kite similar to the android stuff to enter in recovery mode, just a bit more complicated... maybe the guy was bored and was trying out combos to get into a boot menu like a tablet or something
     
  6. Ryupower

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    maybe is a system "Rebuild Database" like on other systems
    if something is corrupted like the icons are missing or something, it might to something to fix it
     
  7. MrMcTiller

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    Hey people... stop trying to figure it out and just start testing for an exploit.


    Lol... I don't even have a Switch so why am I on this thread?
     
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  8. Techinicabor

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    Sorry to disappoint all, but this just minimally boots the OS and, if you have networking set up, download an update if one is available and then install it. It probably installs Game Card updates too but we don't know.
    I'm the one who made the video, by the way.
     
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  9. blinkzane

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    Was this patched on 4.1? I can't get it to launch but I may be doing something wrong

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

    Scratch that, it works on 4.1
     
  10. Moon164

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    I was interested to see what it was, as I can not access the Recovery Mode I thought it might be some solution to fix my Nintendo Switch brick, but I could not see what it was about the topic xD

    PS: Sorry for my english.
     
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  11. Shadowehh

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    Did you turn off your Switch when it was updating? If so, have you tried to send it to Nintendo to get it repaired?
     
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  12. Osha

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    You mean the thing most devices have as a convenient measure to save them from being irreparable ?
     
  13. Bladexdsl

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    to troll :lol:
     
  14. Moon164

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    Nop, I Just playing Zelda and this happen :
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/my-nint...stuck-on-the-boot-screen.488699/#post-7673511

    I can't go to Recovery Mode for some reason even though I press the buttons and volume nothing happens and i can't send for Nintendo to get it repaired because i living in Brazil =/
    PS: Sorry for my English

    I left my Switch in a friend's house so I can not try this on the topic, but my hope is that if I can execute this combination that the Switch will update in some way and I can finally solve the problem

    Do you need some cartridge / game to enter this mode?, My games are all digital (it imports games in physical media is very expensive in Brazil)
     
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  15. MrMcTiller

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    No... I don't like to troll... I just like to help. :)
     
  16. boscocraftXD

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    Hey! I don't own one.... but I'm still here... I'm more of a historian when it comes to these things. I look at the past to try and get a potential exploit...
     
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  17. Eix

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    try completely draing the battery
     
  18. Potato hoarder

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    What device has an autoboot button combo that bypasses all security checks on their commercial firmware? There is no other gaming console that does that.

    How does that even save a brick?
     
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  19. GerbilSoft

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    Not exactly "whatever". It has to be an NTR-mode (DS) cartridge with a signed FIRM binary.

    The problem with 3DS is that the BootROM's signature verification function is broken.
     
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  20. Osha

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    Not specifically consoles, but all sorts of mobile phones. It's called a recovery mode, and that would never have been discovered if the 3DS wasn't already completely cracked open.

    Edit: Actually, the PS3 does have such a feature as well. Won't save it from most bricks, but it exists.