Hacking I need help with my secondhand banned switch

davidgilmour

Well-Known Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Jan 21, 2007
Messages
68
Trophies
1
XP
453
Country
United States
Hi all,


Ok, I am trying to hack my switch for the first time.

I bought a secondhand BANNED switch. The guy used it with the SX pro dongle. He wanted to sell the dongle for additional $55 , I did not do that. I only got the switch without his SX dongle and without his Nintendo SD card.

So I am using the switchguide website. And I want to use SYSNAND (because already banned anyway), and install CFW with Atmosphere.

So i go through all these steps , prepare my own new SD card, my pc , go into rcm mode and i am at the step where I have to inject the payload for the first time and then it says: payload already injected, do you want to reïnject?

I choose no, because I think that is what the guy must have done. Then I look at my switch and I see this (see photo)

What is this? It stops me from going to the next step in the guide ( which is “continue to make the backups” ). Can I reïnject the “hekate_ctcaer .bin file” that I put on my SD card, yes or no? Won’t it screw up the Switch and brick it?

And since the guy does not give me his sd card or his backup, will I be able to make a sysnand backup upfront? What should I do from here to be able to install the CFW and atmosphere?
 

Attachments

  • 4991A5C4-4CC1-416E-BB60-D7F6DB6B5605.jpeg
    4991A5C4-4CC1-416E-BB60-D7F6DB6B5605.jpeg
    1.3 MB · Views: 211
Last edited by davidgilmour,

chippy

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2017
Messages
321
Trophies
0
Age
124
XP
967
Country
Australia
Ok you have injected the lockpick rcm payload. Its used to get the console keys
Ok turn off the console again and put it into rcm and then load the Hekate payload
 

pLaYeR^^

Doctor Switch
Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2014
Messages
3,151
Trophies
1
Age
27
Location
Austria
XP
3,873
Country
Austria
Simply reboot to RCM and inject hekate again. It seems you choose to dump the keys from emuMMC. Instead you need to dump the keys from eMMC (SysMMC). And always create a backup.
 

davidgilmour

Well-Known Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Jan 21, 2007
Messages
68
Trophies
1
XP
453
Country
United States
Thanks, will try it! Ok, that worked, i get this now. Where do i go from here?
And shoukd i check the warning?
 

Attachments

  • A6B52CE5-CAE1-4CD6-9A9A-B5F793ADD677.jpeg
    A6B52CE5-CAE1-4CD6-9A9A-B5F793ADD677.jpeg
    181.1 KB · Views: 146
Last edited by davidgilmour,

davidgilmour

Well-Known Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Jan 21, 2007
Messages
68
Trophies
1
XP
453
Country
United States
So I was able to install henkate v 5.0.2. and make backups of eemc and keys.

But then I go into LAUNCH and I get the Error:

FAILED TO RUN SEPT.

what am I doing wrong?
 

luma_

Member
Newcomer
Joined
Sep 25, 2019
Messages
13
Trophies
0
Age
34
XP
63
Country
Antarctica
So I was able to install henkate v 5.0.2. and make backups of eemc and keys.

But then I go into LAUNCH and I get the Error:

FAILED TO RUN SEPT.

what am I doing wrong?
Considering you aren't seeing Nyx, (touchscreen UI) and your running Hekate 5.0.2, you should check your SD files. Extract the Hekate archive to your SD card and report back.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ELY_M

luma_

Member
Newcomer
Joined
Sep 25, 2019
Messages
13
Trophies
0
Age
34
XP
63
Country
Antarctica
You mean this? I see this!
Yeah, that's it. Are you still getting the same errors? If so, I recommend using the Kosmos defaults package on sdsetup (google it), and then extracting the zip and copying all files in the "sd" folder to your SD root, or try extracting the latest atmosphere to your SD's root. If that doesn't work, please send a screenshot of your SD card's root.
 

davidgilmour

Well-Known Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Jan 21, 2007
Messages
68
Trophies
1
XP
453
Country
United States
This is my sd card, and the content i got from switchgui.de
 

Attachments

  • E813E395-38EE-46A2-BFAF-13E298A8C23A.jpeg
    E813E395-38EE-46A2-BFAF-13E298A8C23A.jpeg
    174.5 KB · Views: 122
  • 9C16EFC2-E67E-4A64-89F5-B28C26FEEBDD.jpeg
    9C16EFC2-E67E-4A64-89F5-B28C26FEEBDD.jpeg
    197.7 KB · Views: 112

kennnnny

Member
Newcomer
Joined
Sep 14, 2009
Messages
14
Trophies
0
XP
162
Country
I could be wrong but if your switch was previously hack with sxos then he would have needed to activate your console. Which means you can try to retrieve the key from their website? You don’t need their dongle
 

luma_

Member
Newcomer
Joined
Sep 25, 2019
Messages
13
Trophies
0
Age
34
XP
63
Country
Antarctica
I could be wrong but if your switch was previously hack with sxos then he would have needed to activate your console. Which means you can try to retrieve the key from their website? You don’t need their dongle
Thanks for the insight, but I believe he just got it working with Kosmos.
 
  • Like
Reactions: davidgilmour

Dust2dust

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Jun 17, 2010
Messages
2,408
Trophies
2
XP
4,341
Country
Canada
I could be wrong but if your switch was previously hack with sxos then he would have needed to activate your console. Which means you can try to retrieve the key from their website? You don’t need their dongle

Thanks for the insight, but I believe he just got it working with Kosmos.

kennnnny has got a point, though. If the OP can get the SXOS license working on his Switch, why not? Atmos and SXOS can both work on the same SD card, no? It's better to have more options than less. It compensates for OP's banned Switch.
 

luma_

Member
Newcomer
Joined
Sep 25, 2019
Messages
13
Trophies
0
Age
34
XP
63
Country
Antarctica
kennnnny has got a point, though. If the OP can get the SXOS license working on his Switch, why not? Atmos and SXOS can both work on the same SD card, no? It's better to have more options than less. It compensates for OP's banned Switch.
That's true, forgive me for my lack of knowledge, I've only ever used ReiNX and Atmosphere, so I don't know that much about SX.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Dust2dust

Site & Scene News

Popular threads in this forum

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    also gonna install twilight menu in my r4 flashcard
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    One thing that just occurred to me.... The sound on the 2600 sucked less back then the harsh sound we hear now is from infinitely better speakers we have now, back when the 2600 was new speakers produced a almost muffled sound, like CRTs made old graphics look slightly better.
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    I wonder if I could recommend that to some emulation devs that perhaps the sound could use some smoothing out to simulate those old TVs
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    I think a few of the early systems could benefit from that, at least up to the 8 bit generation, by the 16 bit generation I think TVs had gotten a lot better in almost every way
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    i dont have an sd card adapter but I have an usb sd card adapter
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Old people games
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    its not the one that comes with the r4
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    doesnt work (my flashcard is from r4isdhc.com)
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    might install ysmenu first
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    Try Wood firmware
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    For your R4
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    It's old but it's the best firmware out for DS stuff
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    it says it only works for the original R4, R4i Gold (r4ids.cn), R4iDSN (r4idsn.com) and Acekard R.P.G.
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    nvm it does support mine
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    but why choose it over ysmenu @Psionic Roshambo?
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    bc im stupid?
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    yea ik im stupid
  • Xdqwerty @ Xdqwerty:
    good night
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    Just give it a try, but honestly if you have a 3DS you can play DS games without a card just off the internal SD card
  • Psionic Roshambo @ Psionic Roshambo:
    Slightly slower loading but a bit more convenient
  • BakerMan @ BakerMan:
    guys, my fuckin headphones have an out of place speaker
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Did you try wearing them?
    B @ btjunior: @Xdqwerty 16