How to install/run ANY Switch firmware UNOFFICIALLY (WITHOUT burning any fuses)

Discussion in 'Switch - Tutorials' started by rajkosto, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. xboxman6

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    I am getting a black screen just following the tutorial (4.1 [modified to have exfat] to 5.1 [from cough place]).

    I launch the special Hekate config at the end, the screen shows the text briefly that you see before the normal boot process starts, but then it goes immediately to getting stuck at black. Waited over a minute at that screen. No Nintendo logo or anything.
     
  2. Xplic1T

    Xplic1T GBAtemp Regular

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    Yep seems to be the norm. Did you have SX OS enabled ?
     
  3. DbGt

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    I just finished the guide without problems, im using sx os 1.3


    i updated from 4.1.0 to 5.1.0 following this guide, downloaded pokemon quest and now im doing a nand backup.

    If i ever restore this 5.1.0 backup, will i burn fuses??
     
  4. Ronhero

    Ronhero Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die

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    Step 8.7 I'm just worried that I'm currently on 1.0 and am thinking about updating to 3.0 just to dump my BOTW save. If i initialize my system i lose the save but if i keep it i run the risk of not being able to dg back to 1.0 is that correct?
     
  5. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Psycho!

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    While there does seem to an alternative to initializing according to the guide (albeit an experimental one), there are no known homebrews for dumping saves on 1.0? I can name enough that I would need 2 hands to count them all.
     
  6. gameboy

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    i did the bricmiiv2 step last and now it doesnt boot the pro dongle into the start option screen it just booted directly into sxos, which friggin sucks for me because i was holding off on booting anything tx for awhile
     
  7. Ronhero

    Ronhero Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die

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    Check point doesnt show any saves

    Yallarenuts crashes

    Edizon says dumped but showa nothing
     
  8. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Psycho!

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    May not work but worth a shot to try any of the following:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/my-first-hombrew-save-master.511008/
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/svitch-yet-another-save-file-extractor.506086/#post-8078447
    (could have sworn there was more so I'll keep digging)
     
  9. Ronhero

    Ronhero Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die

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    Hmmm after a week of trying it appears that svitch may have done the trick. I need to make a new save on my other switch, dump it and load the new one but this looks really good

    @Draxzelex IT WORKED!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!
     
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  10. Seelbreaker

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    So hi,

    i've been trying now for straight 4 hours to get python running (while doing other stuff) but it just won't work, since i always get an invalid syntax error.

    here are some outputs from python -v, pip install lz4 and python keys.py (wihtout the keys because the error is the same)

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    I've got Win10 Version 10.0.17134.165

    rcm with tegrasmash and everything is runnig as i have my own keydump created with briskeydump.

    and in my Path Variables there is the Path for python included:
    Path=C:\Python\;C:\Python\Scripts;

    ofcourse i rebooted after adding the variable...

    can any1 help me in getting the syntax working? like - environment variables should be fine right?.... ah yeah, i started cmd as an admin and not - uac is on default...


    hactool.exe and the dll files are as well as boot0.bin and BCPKG2-1-Normal-Main.bin are in the C:\Python Folder.

    edit: ahhhh - wrong section, gonna post this in the right thread - sorry!
     
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  11. RAGER

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    Please, read the manual for SX OS, you need to hold certain key (I think it is Vol-) while booting to get into SX OS boot menu.

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    No. You can only burn fuses by starting OFW via nintendo's bootloader.
     
  12. lacrima08

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    Ah ? So It could be my mistake

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    I'm not using SX OS for the moment.

    I 'm new to switch hack and I just want play to my recent gamecards without burning fuses and card slot (crash bandicoot need 4.1.0 firmware) with the ability of reverting to old firmware, just in case of
     
  13. Scrlklk

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    same, also upgrading from 4.1 to 5.1. I am not able to get into rcm too. I think its bricked..

    edit: I can get into rmc now, but still getting black screen on boot
    edit2: after a while on the black screen, I got a 2021-0003 error which tol dme to hold power button for 12 sec to reboot.
    edit3: it works!! If anyone is having this problem, take out your game cart before booting your device!
     
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  14. Xplic1T

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    Why all of the black screens all of a sudden ? Maybe you are only able to make the leap from under 3.0.2 to 4.1.0 or higher once ?
     
  15. Scrlklk

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    Now I get the black screen back when I try to boot into SX OS 1.3 lol..
     
  16. cicciopas

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    I launched OFW via hekate, i suppose that card reader firmware is now updated. There is a way to check card reader firmware revision?
    Thanks
     
  17. johnnyturk

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    what game has 5.1 on it?

    also, sorry, steps 5-8 are making no sense to me. could someone dumb this down, i really have no idea what it wants me to do
     
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  18. Andalitez

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    Step 5. Google search "Auto XBINS 2018-05-29" ,its actually a GBATemp upload.You'll find 95% of what you need once you've downloaded and used that windows app
    Step6. Follow this guide to get the remaining 5% - https://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-get-switch-keys-for-hactool-xci-decrypting.506978/
    Step7. Use what you got in steps 5+6 to get a working update. Follow the instructions written.
    Step8. once you have the update,read the instructions.No seriously,read them over and over and over again so you dont mess anything up.
    You literally have to follow the instructions word for word.The pics are a guide,but read it until you understand what you are doing.

    And NEVER click FORMAT
     
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  19. gameboy

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    how did you flash boot0+1 without usba-usbc?
     
  20. Andalitez

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    I haven't upgraded yet.Waiting for the cable,and Dead Cells to release xD