1. Crimson Cuttlefish

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    I followed steps on the XDA page on how to get Android working on the Switch.
    It somewhat worked, the OS boots up, however:
    -There is seemingly no way to reboot back to the payload (the .zip hosted on the XDA page, while having been installed twice, does not appear anywhere
    -TWRP, despite having prompted me to optionally install the TWRP app, and then going to an install progress screen after I clicked yes, and then having completed said progress,does not show up anywhere.
    -Apps keep randomly stopping (Google Play Services loooves to just stop, stop, and then stop again even when I have nothing open)
    -I cannot sign in to the Google Play Store, presumable because of that last point
    -Maps opened twice while just trying to load the play store. I didn't do anything to reasonably prompt an opening of Maps.

    I have attempted to install GApps, Shieldifier, Reboot to Payload, and Joycon Fix, all hosted or linked on the XDA page.
    What the hell do I do? This seems completely broken.

    Thank you to anyone for any and all information pertaining to my issue.
     
  2. Rahkeesh

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    Start over with your image and lets do a few things different.

    - Don't bother with shieldifier, the nvidia games app is broken and will just annoy you with crashing apps.
    - You want less g-apps not more, picking "nano" from open g-apps for minimal stuff. This is gonna skip gmail, maps, etc. but you don't want that stuff taking up your limited memory.
    - Reboot to Payload support in an img file is specific to the version of hekate. So you need to go late in the thread where someone updated an image for the latest hekate and use that instead. You might need to put that on top of the latest "semi-official" release which was the zip containing the first reboot to payload support.
    - Because of the updated images you might not need the joycon fix, so see how far you can go without it.
     
  3. notimp

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    Had it fired up and updated recently, both the Nvidia Experience and the Play store are not broken, can be signed in, used, ... No random app opening either. No random crashing. TWRP app? Why would you want to install it? Just go into TWRP normally, when needed. (Also guess on why it wouldnt install later on)

    And reboot to payload works. (Will be triggered by booting to download mode or bootloader (unsure, read the Switchroot thread in here) after it is installed. (Once rooted, you can use any third party reboot app to do so, and there also should be a way to do it from stock - press power button for a certain amounts of seconds? I opted to go with a third part app for it, since because of write speeds there sometimes is delay in certain inputs, and I dont wanted to mess with the power button and delay all the time.)

    Why you would want the TWRP app to be installed beats me, but all partitions including /system must be mounted in TWRP first (click the checkbox besides every one of them), before they can be written to - so that should be the issue - why you dont get it onto your system.

    Also - to buy an SD card with a high write speed, isnt a suggestion, it almost is a prerequisiste for using Switchroot comfortably.

    If you dont know android, if you dont read through the corresponding threads in here, if you make al kinds of observations, that arent mirrored by most other people - well. I guess you wrote something?
     
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  4. Crimson Cuttlefish

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    Trying this as we speak. Got the latest Android image I could find on the Switchroot site, and I'm using Nano now. Assuming this works, how would I get rebooting to payload to work again? I'm using the one linked in the pins on the Switchroot discord server.
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    EDIT: Rebooting from TWRP just puts me in a black screen. Is this normal?
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    EDIT2: Just coldbooted, RCM'd and went back to regular Android. It works now! I have additional questions but those are not for this thread.
     
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