Hacking Switchroot Android 10 Q Guide

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EASY DUAL BOOT GUIDE INCLUDING ALL DOWNLOADS

BACKUP YOUR SD CARD FIRST YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
YOU CAN RESTORE LATER
IF YOU FOLLOW ALL STEPS YOU WILL NOT LOSE ANY DATA


This is AIO Guide just follow and you will have switch hos and Android 10 fully rooted dual boot on one memory card with Access to Switch Hos partition

FIRST DOWNLOAD BOTH PC AND SD DOWNLOADS

PC DOWNLOAD
(hekate_ctcaer_5.5.4.bin) PLACE IN YOUR TegraRcmGUI folder on your pc

https://mega.nz/file/k9symBzZ#1P_o95LQraZV6k9W1FHGqR1QelUgqSiSGa4GPHcR0zc

SD DOWNLOAD
https://mega.nz/file/5ttQiAhJ#lMRhj3KBxB8rMt7eEtvkbgj5oJSHY-frj0quTp79i0k

1, Ensure your SD Card is Fat32 very important
2, Get the files from the SD Download and place all the files from inside the sd folder to the ROOT OF YOUR SD CARD Overwrite any existing existing files
3, Boot switch to CFW with your joycons attached to the console, this will pair them
4, Now reboot your switch into hekate, and select the 'Nyx Options' menu
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5, Now select 'Dump Joy-Con BT' in the top right.
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6, Ensure the message looks as follows, if not then re-pair Joy-Cons in your CFW.
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7, Now return to the hekate main menu and select 'Tools' then 'Partition SD Card' in the top right.
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8, Click ok
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9,Drag the Android slider to assign the amount of space you want for Android, the HOS slider shows how much space the normal Switch OS can use.
and click next step
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10, Note if you have not backed up click sd ums and back up all your data BEFORE CLICKING START
IF YOU ALREADY BACKED UP JUST PRESS START AND MOVE ON TO NEXT STEP

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11, Let it finish then click the sd ums button now restore your backup data
then eject switch from pc but keep connected via usb (right click on mouse hover over switch)
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12, Select the 'Flash Android' option and follow the steps, then press continue to reboot to recovery.
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13, If you miss the opportunity to reboot to recovery go to 'More Configs' and select 'switchroot Android 10' while holding volume up, keep holding till the TWRP logo shows.

14, Once you're in TWRP swipe the bar to allow modifications and press 'Install'.

15 ,Press 'Select Storage' in the bottom right and choose 'Micro SD Card'

16, First install the lineage-17.1-20210205-UNOFFICIAL-foster_tab-signed zip, ignore any errors that come up, they are expected.

17, Then install open_gapps-arm64-10.0-pico-20210213 zip

18, Then install Magisk-v21.4 THIS WILL GIVE YOU FULL ROOT

18 ,After you're done installing zips, press reboot to system in TWRP.

19, Set up and enjoy your new Android install! To launch it in the future use the 'More Configs' -> 'switchroot Android 10' option in hekate.

20, install games apps via usb or just use the google play store


REBOOT AND PERFORMANCE MODE

FIRST DOWNLOAD PAYLOADS

https://mega.nz/file/UoknmQAS#DhndLulWRufOZPUJFmJZUpmO1FFdUzLZr12DYg52imw

In Android goto setting and enable developer options this is done by
setting/about tablet and click the build number five times
now click on setting/systems/advanced/developer options/ and enable advanced restart this enable us to reboot to hekate via power menu and use the fusee-primary.bin in payloads to boot to switch CFW

also when in system/advanced goto display and performance configuration and enable performance

Sd card reboot payloads from payloads download
Place the reboot_payload.bin in your atmosphere folder and place the fusee-primary.bin in your bootloader\payloads folder this will allow us to reboot into hekate from switch cfw and boot to android via More Configs/switchroot Android 10

Enable USB
In Android go to setting/connected devices/usb/file transfer and select file transfer (temp)
Or goto setting/systems/advanced/developer options/default usb configuration and enable file transfer (perm)

Access Switch Hos partition
First install a root file manager i recommended Root Explorer by speed software
then simply follow (ROOT) mnt/vendor/factory/

ENJOY
 
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You can share things like ROMs, thumbnails etc between android and HOS. also makes it easy to access and manage files on your pc if they on hos partition
i just use android now on my switch for emulation most emulators i find they get more dev work on android so run a little better and no dolphin on switch
also i notice that apps like ePSXe (psx emu) on android can access the whole sd card anyway with root
personally i prefer using hekate for usb on my pc but i do find a usb3 card reader is the fastest way of moving bigger files
 

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Out of curiosity, would this allow transfer of xci files from the pc to the usb on the switch dock for sxos users?

what you need is something like NUT or DBI Server setup on your computer to install xci files but if you just want to view the sd card on pc to copy files. if so open tinfoil on the switch and plug it into the pc and it will show up as USB device or in hekate you can plug the switch in pc and mount the sd card from its menu
 
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When I connect the switch to my PC via USB my PC says that the device couldn't be recognized, is there something else I should do?
 

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When I connect the switch to my PC via USB my PC says that the device couldn't be recognized, is there something else I should do?
Is that in hekate or android?
Should not have a problem in either have you enabler usb as in the guide
Its probably something on the pc side rather than the switch side of things try a different usb cable and a different usb port on your pc
 
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Is that in hekate or android?
Should not have a problem in either have you enabler usb as in the guide
Its probably something on the pc side rather than the switch side of things try a different usb cable and a different usb port on your pc
Android*

Yeah, when I connect the switch to my pc via usb it gives me a error that says that the device couldn't be recognized. I've already tried different USB ports and another cable. I don't need to install drivers or something like that, right?

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Android*

Yeah, when I connect the switch to my pc via usb it gives me a error that says that the device couldn't be recognized. I've already tried different USB ports and another cable. I don't need to install drivers or something like that, right?

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Does your pc see switch when in hos or hekate?
No drivers needed windows should just see it and install anything it needs you have enabled usb in android
Also goto device manager on your pc and see if its enabled and try an update driver not that its needed but might help
If you have an old laptop or something would be a good idea to plug it in and see if it see it
 

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Does your pc see switch when in hos or hekate?
No drivers needed windows should just see it and install anything it needs you have enabled usb in android
Also goto device manager on your pc and see if its enabled and try an update driver not that its needed but might help
If you have an old laptop or something would be a good idea to plug it in and see if it see it

Yeah, the PC recognizes my Switch if I use the usb tool from Hekate, but not while in Android. Looks like I have some kind of problem with the MTP drivers but I don't know how to reinstall them. This is what I get in Device Manager (translates as "Unknown USB device - device descriptor request failed".
 

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Yeah, the PC recognizes my Switch if I use the usb tool from Hekate, but not while in Android. Looks like I have some kind of problem with the MTP drivers but I don't know how to reinstall them. This is what I get in Device Manager (translates as "Unknown USB device - device descriptor request failed".
You need to try and see if it get seen on another pc/laptop so you can narrow the problem down as it may be driver related or maybe android just needs to be reinstalled
 
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You need to try and see if it get seen on another pc/laptop so you can narrow the problem down as it may be driver related or maybe android just needs to be reinstalled
I connected my Switch to my PC via mtp with a specific homebrew and it was recognized as a mtp device so drivers are not the problem.

Gotta find another pc first lmao, thanks for the help.

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I'm getting a black screen when trying to boot TWRP (Switchroot Android 10). Been holding vol up for minutes. Tried several times, reformatted and tried again. No dice. Is there any speed requirements on the SD card?
 

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I'm getting a black screen when trying to boot TWRP (Switchroot Android 10). Been holding vol up for minutes. Tried several times, reformatted and tried again. No dice. Is there any speed requirements on the SD card?
Can you boot to android or are you stuck at step 13
 

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I'm stuck at step 13. I'm holding vol up before pressing Switchroot Android 10, then Hekate is shown for a second or two, then just a black screen. Holding volume up until my finger is hurting, but screen stays black.

EDIT: The Switch is turned on btw, since I need to press the power button for about 7 seconds to turn it off in order to enter RCM (Vol up + Power) again.
 
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