Question Permanent Violet Screen on Switch.

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by SlyxR, May 14, 2018.

  1. SlyxR
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    Hey Folks,
    my switch has this Violet screen since today, I used it yesterday evening with the memloader and then shut it down. Is there any way I can fix this? I already tried hard reset and also disconnected the battery for 10 min but unfortunately it did not work. As soon as I turn on the switch this violet screen is there, and in the dock it is no longer recognized either.
    * Switch is on 3.0
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    greeting
    Slyxr
     
  2. justinbug2

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    Violete kernel panic code = Bootloader error

    Did u make a backup, and can u boot into RCM / run payloads?
     
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  4. Centergaming

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    It's bricked :|
     
  5. Proto-Propski

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    We now have a new term, the Violet screen of DEATH... oof
     
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  6. SlyxR
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    unfortunately i did not make a backup, RCM & sending payloads & exectution works fine it just doesn't boot
     
  7. LightOffPro

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    See if you can get on RCM mode.

    If not, like @jjbredesen said, violet kernel panic usually means bootloader error, but that shade of violet is more of a "Invalid CPU Context"/"Invalid SE State"/"CPU already awake".

    http://switchbrew.org/index.php?title=Panic_codes

    Not sure if its a permanent brick tho, that can be recoverable.
     
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    It is a soft bricked, without a backup I am not sure u can recover, will check with Reswitched and get back to u.
     
  9. nachuz

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    YOU HAVE ALWAYS TO MAKE A BACKUP, now your switch is permanently dead
     
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  10. AlphaSapphire

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    how much space does a backup take?
     
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  11. LightOffPro

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    Are you an expert on kernel panics? If his switch can boot into RCM it can likely recover.

    No need to further scare the guy by saying that his switch is permanently dead when it isn't.
     
  12. leonmagnus99

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    wow, what cfw is that ovo
     
  13. nachuz

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    2GB, 32GB if you want to also backup profile save data(Including games)
     
  14. jjbredesen

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    Try to boot into Hekate, your NAND is prob corrupted, let me know the results.
     
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  15. V-Temp

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    He doesn't have his own signed backup. Nothing to recover if it's completely gone, unfortunately.

    Probably corrupted.
     
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  16. jjbredesen

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    Yes, but emunand, or patches from SD, the switch is not dead, it just can't boot OF.

    Also certain things are the same on all Switches, this could be restored.
     
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  17. V-Temp

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    So long as it isn't a smoldering crater, you can always put something else there. My point was more to the OG distro. That's potentially just gone for good.

    For many, completely losing the distro is probably not ideal.
     
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  18. rajkosto

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    can you get back into memloader, get into eMMC UMS mode, and restore your GPT ? i think i got a violet error like that when i intentionally corrupted the GPT CRC
    a valid GPT is included here as gpt_prefix.bin https://files.sshnuke.net/hekate2rawnand.zip
    just open the UMS device in hex workshop as disk then go restore sectors and choose the gpt_prefix.bin file and write it to sector 0

    make a full eMMC backup before doing that though, i don't think you actually lost anything
     
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  19. SlyxR
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    please pm me and tell me what you need i will provide it
     
  20. whateverg1012

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    The first bricked switch, history is being made.

    At least it's a pretty purple color that matches your keyboard.
     
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