PSA: Stop downgrading unless you know what you're doing!

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Kafluke, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Adran_Marit

    Adran_Marit Walküre's Hacker

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    people get told to but they don't
     
  2. designgears

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    Seems like a lot of frustration for something that isn't your problem.
     
  3. Kafluke
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    No frustration. Just wanted to have a post to quote instead of typing the same thing over and over trying to explain it when helping people.
     
  4. Adran_Marit

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    Trust me I've had alot, I basically said, here's the info, do it at your own risk, i'm not responsible
     
  5. kenshinchai

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    I just restore backup nand then it cant boot into OFW and CFW. Im on 5.1 and backup nand is 5.1 too, my burnt fuse count is 6. Anyone can help?
     
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  6. Adran_Marit

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    Did you restore boot0/1 as well?
     
  7. kenshinchai

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    Yes, boot0/1 and rawnand
     
  8. Adran_Marit

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    power off console, manually re-enter RCM with jig and holding button, send hekate, renable autorcm, boot CFW. You can't boot normally with a fuse mismatch and when you restored you lost autorcm
     
  9. kenshinchai

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    I boot CFW it comes out this error
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  10. Adran_Marit

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    which cfw are you trying and are you sure you restored the boot files?

    Try restoring the backup again, if it fails again you backup was borked, if you don't have another good one backup then you need to manual downgrade
     
  11. fst312

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    Is there even a point to downgrade yet. Restoring a backup of current firmware maybe if somehow a person messed up their system with a bad install or something.
     
  12. kenshinchai

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    how to manual downgrade? I just restored my backup, never do a upgrade/downgrade.
     
  13. Adran_Marit

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    after re-restoing your boot files does it boot cfw? yes or no, if no look on the sdsetup guide, read it properly and then follow instructions
     
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    Are you retarded?
    Can you read?
    Is the largest word you use regularly above six letters?
    If the answer to any of these questions is no, get mommy to help you when hacking a console.
     
  15. kenshinchai

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    still the same, cant boot CFW, yes I did follow instructions

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    im stucked om dumping keys [​IMG]

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    Sorry my bad.
     
  16. Adran_Marit

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    you have no other backups and the keys weren't previously dumped??

    I can't even help unless you have the biskeys
     
  17. Kafluke
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    Looks like this needs to he read again by many people. Front page is cluttered with downgraders again.
     
  18. ReannaN

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    Sorry to jump on this post but-

    My switch is on firmware 2. I’m going to be putting CFW on etc. Is it safe to then use Choi to update it to 7.0 or will this mess up the switch similar to downgrading does?
     
  19. SomeGamer

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    While it is safe, you'll burn some precious fuses. What you want is installing autoRCM, then and only then updating with Choi.
    Just follow this guide carefully: https://guide.sdsetup.com/
     
  20. der:Tom

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    Mhm i noticed that too, but can someone pls enlighten me WHY people are downgrading at all? I mean i totally see why you want to use RCM, preserve your fuses so you can downgrade to an exploitable FW once there gets an cooldboot exploit or smth else interessting released, but there´s nothing out yet.
    What´s the reason, the urge, to downgrade? Is there any reason at all to use a lower FW with RCM and hekate when your fuses are already burnt?
     
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