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Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by epickid37, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. cardboardbox

    cardboardbox Newbie

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    not sure if this is a noob question, kind of sound like one to me...

    What happens when we are running CFW (ReiNX), have autoRCM enabled, and hold down the power button long enough to shutdown the switch? Maybe 10 seconds or so. I can tell its not in RCM mode because TegraRCM shows "No RCM."

    I'm wondering what will happen when I turn the switch back on. Will it be in RCM mode or do I need to get my jig out? Normally I'd try and see what happens but I dont want my fuses burned if my switch doesnt start in RCM mode.
     
  2. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    For vanilla/raw/stock (or however you want to refer untouched) Atmosphere, they go in the kip_patches folder.

    Kosmos is a package that includes Atmosphere but uses a different bootloader than the one that comes with Atmosphere; Atmosphere is designed to be used with Fusee but Kosmos bundles it with Hekate. This doesn't affect the functionality of the CFW but Hekate is better than Fusee since it has more tools and can load other CFW unlike Fusee. Not to mention that Kosmos comes with all of the stuff you would normally have to add manually to Atmosphere such as patches, the homebrew menu, and some useful homebrew applications.

    The exploit is temporary as most exploits on newer consoles are. Whenever the console is restarted or turned off, the exploit is lost and needs to be re-initiated. Sleep mode doesn't count as the console being off.

    There are 2 categories of keys: console-specific and public. The only console-specific keys are the biskeys which are only used for decrypting the NAND via hackdiskmount. The public keys are, as the name implies, shared across all consoles but cannot be shared for legal reasons. Instead various tools are used to dump them from an individual's console so people can obtain them legally and not have to look them up on the Internet. The public keys serve a wide variety of functions from converting between .XCI and .NSP format, unpacking .XCI and .NSP files, and dumping games in .NSP format.

    I've documented all of the interactions with AutoRCM and powering off the Switch in this thread. Also you can't burn fuses with AutoRCM unless you perform a system update either online or via a cartridge.
     
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  3. Richard2019

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    Thanks for the detailed reply!

    So if i go the Kosmos route i dont need to add the patchs into the Atmosphere folder?

    So i need to use the keys when i am setting up game backups threw the likes of Tinfoil or Goldleaf ? By the way which one of them is the better option to choose?
     
  4. cardboardbox

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    thanks for the help Draxzelex.
     
  5. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    If you use Kosmos, you don't need to add the patches yourself since it comes with everything you need.

    No, you don't need keys for installing games. Keys are needed if you're converting between the two formats, .XCI and .NSP. Keys are also needed if you're directly installing .XCI files but they are not needed for installing .NSP files.

    As for which one is better, while Goldleaf has an official release unlike Tinfoil, it appears to have a few bugs not present in the original Tinfoil so I recommend Tinfoil over Goldleaf until all of those bugs are squashed.
     
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  6. Hayato213

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    Do you need to use an Y cable if I was using a 2.5 HDD with the switch docked and with SX OS? Been hearing about USB port burned.
     
  7. alexj9626

    alexj9626 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Im using ReiNX in my brothers console. Want to enable AutoRCM. Easiest way to do it without messing with too many stuff?
     
  8. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Guru

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    Boot into Hekate and enable AutoRCM.
     
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  9. alexj9626

    alexj9626 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    So, download hetake, copy the files to the SD, boot it, enable AutoRCM and then launch ReiNX, right? No need to boot to hetake anymore, right?
     
  10. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Guru

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    Hekate is a bootloader, that has the option to enable AutoRCM, ReiNX is a CFW, it will be in RCM mode when you powered on, not recommend unless you know what you are doing, or you gonna end up with a blank screen and freaking out. Still need a way to inject the payload.
     
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  11. korayg

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    hi i am using atlasnx / kosmos latest version. before, it was Reinx...It had bootlogo and when payload injected, switch booted into dashboard

    How can i do that with Hekate injection ? Now, i need to navigate thru menus and launch CFW manually
     
  12. Richard2019

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    Thank you so much for all the help!
     
  13. Draxzelex

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    You would have to setup Autoboot with Hekate. In the hekate_ipl.ini file which you can find in the /bootloader folder, at the top is the autoboot setting. By default, it is set to 0, but you can exchange that 0 for the name of the Launch Configuration you wish to Autoboot. Or you can configure that internally within Hekate by going to "Launch Options"
     
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  14. Richard2019

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    Something I just taught of actually I have an account already on my switch with save data from smash bros.

    Will this still be on thr machine and be usable with a backup of smash bros after I load up cfw?
     
  15. iDiCE

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    Can someone help me please? I just got a switch today and according to threads its not patched (serial: XAW700123). I followed the ReiNX tutorial and managed to boot in RCM, inect payload and get the splash screen. Then I got a notification saying I needed to update for my SD card to work. Realizing my mistake I reformatted it to FAT32 using GUIFormat. I booted into RCM, Tegra said 'RCM OK', I injected payload and nothing happened. Pressed the power button on my switch and it booted normally. Any suggestions?

    I just ran the test to see if my Switch is 100% not patched and I got the 0x7000 but at the end under my keys it says Win32 error 31 during post-smash read op.
     
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  16. Dominator211

    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    Is there anyway I can add music to my Nintendo switch home menu. To spice it up a bit
     
  17. Zap2000

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    With the dlc/updates if running sx os emunand 6.2 with xcl games.
    Is there a option of where to install dlc and game updates to eg internal or sd card?
     
  18. Adran_Marit

    Adran_Marit Walküre's Hacker

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    reboot your pc and try again. sometimes in my experience rcmgui bugs out

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    xorplay... I think
     
  19. 2tailedfox

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    It is my understanding that updating after the backup would blow efuses and thus make recovering the backed up nand potentially problematic. Additionally I am very much hoping for a way to do things without a pin jig or paperclip (other than for a one time backup like I said). Can't be done yet?
     
  20. Xana

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    If your issue is with having to inject a payload every time you want to boot your switch, then no, can't be done yet. If you just don't want to use a jig after the first time, then after you take your clean NAND backup with Hekate, you can install AutoRCM. Then every time you boot your switch, it'll automatically enter RCM without needing a jig. You'll still need to inject payloads, though. (This also prevents fuses from getting burned.)

    You can use ChoiDuJourNX to update to any firmware in your possession without burning fuses, or you can install AutoRCM, then boot into Atmosphere 0.8.1 or later and update 'officially' without removing AutoRCM, and that also won't burn fuses.
     
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