Question: Bricked ( emmc not init ) while loading Link's Awakening XCI file

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  1. tatumanu
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    tatumanu GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hello,
    My Switch's eMMC stopped working as I was booting the new Zelda xci for the first time ( it froze on the switch and nintendo logo black screen).

    Hekate cannot find, backup or restore my eMMC. HacDiskMount, Memloader doesn't work. Battery is fine. Opened Switch everything looks clean inside.

    I believe it was the XCI file itself (possibly brick code) but I'm not sure, yet. I got it from that very popular place It leaked in.
    I'm using SX OS with 8.1 FW ( no emuMMC). I have a clean backup of 5.1FW. My switch was (is) not banned. I did have some issues (corruption error-codes) this summer and did do a restore of that backup, but everything has been fine since.

    Questions:

    I went ahead and ordered a new eMMC module, but if I change eMMC's my console will be flagged if i decide to go online with OFW?

    Also, is there anything else it can be done like getting a usb eMMC reader I can plug the board to and flash my clean backup?


    Edit:
    Anyone..help?

    Thank you
     
    Last edited by tatumanu, Sep 22, 2019
  2. Terrorize420

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    You could try this tut
    http://pascoe.pw/2018/09/switchnand.html
    And restore your old backup onto your new emmc. I did it when I upgraded my emmc to a bigger one. You should be able to just plug in your new emmc module and restore your backup
     
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  3. tatumanu
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    tatumanu GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Thanks for the link, yes that is plan B.
    I already ordered one last week.

    But the true questions here is:

    Will I be banned for using a new eMMC?

    Is a Usb or SD emmc module reader worth it to resurrect the bricked eMMC? It doesn't show up at all with memloader.
     
  4. Terrorize420

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    The problem there is the emmc readers all require you to remove the emmc from the board and the ones i looked at where all about $300

    As for a ban im not 100% sure but i would think that if you get your emmc repaired at a shop they would do the same procedure of replacing the emmc. I have never been online after replacing mine becuase of all the homebrew error logs i made while debugging my apps so i cant say you wont get banned for sure but i would think that what your trying to do is a repair and not mod or hack so it should be on the safer side
     
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  5. tatumanu
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    tatumanu GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Thanks again for your feedback.
    I actually found very cheap eMMC readers that can connect (i think) to the pinout of the switch memory module:

    https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/usb3-0-emmc-module-writer/

    https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/emmc-module-reader-board-for-os-upgrade/

    But I have no idea if this works!

    But i might buy it and see since its so cheap 1.50$ for a micro sd eMMC module reader!
     
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  6. Terrorize420

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    Yea for the price it might be worth a try. I might have to get me a usb3 module writer to play with
     
  7. tatumanu
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    tatumanu GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Apparently these don´t work, don't buy!
     
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  8. tatumanu
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    tatumanu GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Conclusion:
    My eMMC module is bricked hard, I swapped it for a new one and my Switch is back.
    My switch was either victim of brick code on a leaked Link's Awakening or a bricking bug on SX OS XCI loader.
     
  9. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Guru

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    You should double-check your source when you get your games, since Zelda was leaked before release date, you need to get it from trusted source.
     
  10. Sora Takihawa

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    u could get ban if u build a mmc bigger than official (32gb) but i am not sure
     
  11. Terrorize420

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    I put a bigger one in mine and went online a couple of times and wasn’t banned in the first week then i started making alot of error logs and haven’t tried since but I haven’t actually heard of anyone getting banned just for the bigger emmc not yet anyway
     
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