Question Permanent Violet Screen on Switch.

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

  1. Irastris

    Irastris GBAtemp Maniac

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    +1 for this. A well documented recovery strategy would be a great addition for future users that may fuck up like this.
     
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  2. Arithmatics

    Arithmatics I'll be holding on to you. ;}

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    another +1 from me. @SlyxR Mind answering my PM? i can help you document this if you'd like. just need abit more information
     
  3. rajkosto

    rajkosto GBAtemp Regular

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    the "recovery strategy" is literally right below his image of the working switch ?
    he sent me his RawNand.bin via PM, i verified its exactly the thing i thought it would be (see my post near the end of page 1), i wrote a payload that restores the GPT of the switch to the one it comes out of the factory with (the GPT is the same on all currently released switches, because there's no reason for it to change until they start releasing 64GB/16GB,etc models) and he ran it, which fixed his "brick"
     
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  4. Proto-Propski

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    What a happy ending to an otherwise hectic scenario...
     
  5. Irastris

    Irastris GBAtemp Maniac

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    I more meant a write-up, or hell just your post quoted, in a stickied thread. Not everyone is smart enough to dig for it as a reply in this thread that could be god knows how far down next time something like this happens.
     
  6. rajkosto

    rajkosto GBAtemp Regular

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    well maybe you can ask the other person who said that restoring their full backup fixed it, if there's a common program they both ran on it that messed it up accidentally, that'd be good to know.
    this doesn't NORMALLY happen.
     
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  7. TapNorX

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    everyone tinkering with software mods know how it feels, the shivering, the sweat... good work...glad he can sleep well now :D
     
  8. TheSynthax

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    So they shouldn't sell a modchip because Nintendo will patch it? That's some backward logic. There a millions of Switches out there. TX will release an updated chip for the revised boards if/when a new exploit is found. This would not be the first time they have released a modchip for a system that was later patched. There's plenty of demand for the product, there's no reason they shouldn't sell said product.
     
  9. Irastris

    Irastris GBAtemp Maniac

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    Except they can't. The SX uses the RCM method that Mariko-revision Switches will have patched absolutely. If another hardmod is found, then that's fine and dandy, but I would be shocked if they provided the new solution for free to SX owners.
     
  10. HePpaz

    HePpaz Newbie

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    I am about to get into homebrew on my switch, what do I use to backup my NAND?
     
  11. Addconsult

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  12. Zumoly

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    Funny! This happened to my switch yesterday after testing nxloader with a phone. After fg was successful I pressed power button and got a violet screen. Holding the power button for ten seconds solved it.
     
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  13. natinusala

    natinusala The guy who writes Linux on Switch guides

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    Wasn't that rather a green or orange screen ?
     
  14. lilpataya

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    I also had that violet screen thing happen to me a couple times with FG, never seen any green or orange screen tho
     
  15. Zumoly

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    Same.
     
  16. ov3rkill

    ov3rkill GBAtemp Maniac

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    in a cardboard box
    Even the keyboard got infected by the violet screen of death.

    Hopefully, it gets fixed.
     
  17. rajkosto

    rajkosto GBAtemp Regular

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    thats normal when running most payloads, they just panic on power button press which gives you a colored screen
    the OP had a violet panic screen TRYING TO LAUNCH HORIZON OS EVERY TIME, not after a payload.
     
  18. CTCaer

    CTCaer GBAtemp Fan

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    Bad idea.
    hekate supports writes to eMMC, since start.
    It's just a matter of adding an extra loop function. I actually have it. Many have it. But there's no hell of a chance, I will release it.
    There are many reasons, no one releases or makes a commit with that.

    And of course don't forget that the majority of people here have a corrupt backup without knowing it.
    (non-updated hekate - ipl binaries that do not report write errors to sd card and they just continue).
     
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  19. Don Jon

    Don Jon GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    change title to *temporary violet screen on switch* or *fixed*
     
  20. guily6669

    guily6669 GbaTemp is my Drug

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    Nice to know you fixed it. When atmosphere gets released 1st thing I will do is BACKUP like on my 3DS...

    But I hope recovery tools by then get better or implemented in Atmosphere it self. A reconstruction nand app would also be cool to have.
    Well they can always try a completely different approach trying to glitch the SOC like on the X360 RGH if they ever find a way to do it, however Switch's space is also very limited and not very friendly for that type of harmodes as fat consoles ;)
     
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