RELEASE RCMReboot (for Atmosphere 0.8.1+) - reboots your Switch to RCM

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by hippy dave, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. ZachyCatGames

    ZachyCatGames GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    It wouldnt work on 3.0.0 with smhax, because it requires Atmospheres secure monitor afaik
     
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  2. bobman279

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    New to the modding scene here and I have been looking at modding my switch for a little while now but with the program you have put out its only been up for 2 days and there are no guides at all on how to get this to run on the switch. I have an sd card is 8gb enough? I might just get a 128gb eventually but i am looking at installing Atmosphere. But I really have no idea how to run this without maybe just getting a jig. Also my switch is 5.1.0 and I am currently on bone stock nintendo software
     
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  3. NoSoul81

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    This isn't really the right place to be asking how to hack your Switch but I'll try to help.

    First of all is your Switch a recent purchase because Switch's bought in stores after around July are usually patched and thus can't do any hacking/modding/custom firmware whatever you want to call it. Once you know you have a hackable Switch yes you need a jig to get to RCM mode. What this does is let you reboot to RCM mode from the main screen so you don't have to use the jig as much, this is just a tool to assist you once you've gotten on CFW it's not how your hack your Switch at all.
     
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  4. bobman279

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    That was a very good explanation I really wasn't sure if I needed a jig or if this program could do the rcm boot for me.
     
  5. satelliteseeker

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    Does it work on exFAT if a system error is intentionally triggered, forcing the system to reboot into normal or RCM mode (via the custom fatal module) without the danger of corrupting SD card?
     
  6. hippy dave
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    Using it on exfat would risk corruption, don't do it. Fat32 for homebrew.
     
  7. Erol

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    What’s the difference between this and Auto rcm then?
     
  8. GTRagnarok

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    AutoRCM corrupts a part of the nand and forces RCM on every boot so you never need a jig. This tool lets you reboot into RCM when you choose to. IMO, it's a cleaner solution. The only disadvantage is that you would still need a jig if your CFW crashes or something and you're forced to do a normal reboot.
     
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  9. Rushhour77

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    So if i understand clearly, this wont help me if system crashes which forces me to reboot? In this case I would still need a jig or autorcm, right?
     
  10. hippy dave
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    Right, this app can't do anything about crashes, it only runs when you choose to run it. But if you're using the latest version of atmosphere, the fatal error screen allows you to reboot to payload (or to RCM if the payload isn't in the right place) when a crash occurs by pressing a volume button.
     
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  11. Rushhour77

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    Thx for the reply. Unfortunatly the crashes I incidently expierence are games hanging without fatal error screen, which forces me to reboot.
     
  12. hippy dave
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    Yeah sucks when that happens. I've had it a few times in recent weeks when I was playing Celeste for hours at a time. Can't think of another game that's done it for me more than once, if at all.
     
  13. Rushhour77

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    I had most crashes with Lego Villains. Anyways, great job with this tool. I will install it anyway. It might be helpfull when I want to take out the SD card.
     
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  14. jorgesd

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    is the same reboot to rcm than atmosphere 0.8.3 came with?
     
  15. hippy dave
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    0.8.3 has a new function to reboot to a payload, or to rcm if the payload isn't present. It also includes an official homebrew to call the function.
    This unofficial homebrew calls a slightly older function that just reboots to rcm. So yeah it's been made slightly obsolete by atmosphere's cool new stuff.
     
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