Switch Diagnostic App Screenshot

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by NekoMichi, May 12, 2017.

  1. NekoMichi
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    When Reddit user GandinkTheEmboar powered on their Switch console for the first time, they found this mysterious screenshot already saved to the photo album:


    If that past is anything to go by, I'd wager that this is a diagnostic app run on all consoles on the assembly line that gets deleted if all tests are passed, but the operator accidentally took a screenshot. If that's the case, it might be possible for us to try and recover it from eMMC dumps of newly manufactured consoles once we find out how to dump from the Switch's on-board storage, just like what happened with the 3DS.

    Following Nintendo's tradition of naming the app after the console's three-letter code (NTR-AGING for the DS version, CTR-AGING for the 3DS version), I wouldn't be surprised if this app was called HAC-AGING.
     
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    That app is ran from special, modified, test cartridge so that doesn't mean anything.
    Hell, it could even be a test OS installed just to see if it responds to touch screen input and screen saturation.

    After consoles show that eMMC and everything is functional, they get their OS overwritten or like i said, cartridge and famous Nintendo unBrickSD [They have this kind of stuff for Wii U]
     
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  3. linuxares

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    Looks like a LCD test software to be frank.
     
  4. SomeGamer

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    I'd really like to get my hands on the original screenshot (would make for a cool wallpaper). Was that uploaded somewhere?
     
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    The OP from Reddit only took photos of the console with the screenshot, but didn't seem to have uploaded the original image file itself.
     
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    Really? I would've been interested in the metadata of the image and see if there was anything interesting. Oh well, might as well cry sour grapes.
     
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    do they do a block by block test of the emmc?
     
  8. DarthDub

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    Your mom's basement.
    That's interesting..