Question Solder the Joy Con to enter RCM

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by JeepX87, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. JeepX87
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    I decided that I'm not going to install AutoRCM after noticed that some members have same issues, so I do feel that solder the Joy Con is better option, but not completely sure.

    Could you tell me about how fragile is pins on Switch? I have jig with copper in it so how many jig used that lead to damage or worn out the pins? I used about around 30 times or slightly more.

    I'm not good at solder to create a bridge between 9 and 10, so willing to pay someone to do it like I did with my 3DS.

    If you recommended different methods to mod the Joy Con so please tell me, exception of tinfoil method (not worth to risking my Switch.

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  2. kamesenin888

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    Or using a jig?
     
  3. JeepX87
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    I do have jig so does worn the pin out?
     
  4. kamesenin888

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    Well depends on the quality of the jig, mmmm i think soldering in the joycon isn't any better
     
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  5. Xandrid

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    I mean I could solder your joycon for you, but I'm not sure if there's any price that worth paying for something simple as this
     
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  6. JeepX87
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    I use jig that I bought from one of GBAtemp member here.

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  7. JACMAN

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    I soldered and let me tell you its amazing and hassle free. Slide joycon in and go into Rcm
     
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  8. Puppydogpals

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    I bought a replacement joycon rail off eBay for £7 and soldered a wire from pin 1 to pin 10 (You can also bridge 9 and 10 with a blob of solder)

    No extra stress on your switch rail 100% rcm triggers 20180518_092022.jpeg 20180518_092014.jpeg 20180518_091948.jpeg

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  9. roden

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    I used kinar wire and a 10k resistor to bridge pinds 1 and 10, works perfect, dont use pins 9 and 10.
     
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  10. XxWiReDxX

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    This is what you are looking for. That way you can choose to boot into RCM or Stock Firmware with a push button.

    On github /xxwiredxx/Nintendo-Switch-JoyCon-Hack

    Please give the creator some credit. I hope this helps.

    I am a new user and cannot reply with links and photos, so please repost with photos and a proper link to the GitHub guide. Thanks everyone.


     
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  11. SundayWarrior

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    Maybe be useful. Its my mod. Very easy, and very usable. Need switch, glue, y-screwdriver, tiny wire, soldering iron, flux.
    firstly glue the switch so that the lock button presses it. then just solder the two wires. I have guide on other site.
    20180621_184613.jpg
     
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  12. The Real Jdbye

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    9 and 10 won't always work because pin 9 is not guaranteed to be GND.
    I think a jig like that is fine. Anyone who's damaged their pins so far were using a paperclip or a paperclip based jig.
    A thin wire is much more pliable. It would lose its shape before it would do any damage to the pins as the pins are much harder. Just make sure that the wire is aligned correctly and the jig is inserted correctly every time to avoid stressing the pins.
     
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