Question SX OS affecting Switch battery life

Discussion in 'Switch - ROM Hacking, Saves, Translations & Tools' started by radine, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. radine
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    hello,

    anyone else who jailbreak their switch with sx os noticed that their switch's battery life has gone down the toilet?
    before jailbreaking, my switch can be turn off completely and it will not drain bettery at all, but my jailbreak switch now will drain battery even when the switch has been completely turned off.
     
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  2. magico29

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    I dont think so!!
     
  3. Rob Blou

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    If you have autoRCM or brickmii your switch will reboot into recovery mode after 15 sec when you power it off from the switch OS. You have to reboot, go in the SX OS menu and press power off.
     
  4. radine
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    Hey Rob

    I think you misunderstood, here's what happened.

    1. I charge switch to 100%, play game till switch is 80%.
    2. Turn off switch by long press on power button and choosing power off
    3. hours later, power up the switch with the sx dongle and now my switch is 15% power.

    Tested this on another non Jb switch, and even powering off overnight it was able to retain it's charge amount.
     
  5. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer GBAPerm

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    Totally sounds like you have AutoRCM installed. Do you?
     
  6. nWo

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    While I have seen some battery drainage when the Switch it`s on sleep mode (no autoRCM), it`s minimal and not a problem. What I have noticed tho, it`s that two chargers (third party) went crazy and stopped working about two weeks since using SX OS. Don`t know why, or if it`s in any way related to that.
     
  7. radine
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    yes, I do have AutoRCM installed, is this normal for it to drain battery even when it's off?
     
  8. Wezaa

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    Omfg. Can we please have a PSA to NOT use autoRCM. So many people just do not read about the cons of it and makes these posts....
    Is it really so hard to use a well made jig every now and then?
    Sheesh..
     
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  9. Sora Takihawa

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    AutoRCM causes bad batterydrain. if you turn it off the normal way it boots 12-15 secs after it shuts down in RCM mode.... eithery you have to uninstall Auto RCM or you turn console off from sx os menu
     
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  10. slaphappygamer

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  11. andyhappypants

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    Nothing wrong with AutoRCM. People just need to using the fucking search and not expect to be spoon fed an answer when THEY cock up. Mine lives in its dock when its not being used so always charged.
     
  12. Rob Blou

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    That's exactly what I was refering to. With autoRCM your switch will reboot when you power it off the way you do ... only thing is, you won't notice it because the screen is black so your battery is draining. Do what I said and you'll be fine.
     
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  13. MikeTheKnight2016

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    AutoRCM is not a bad thing, people just need to research what can happen when enabled.

    This is normal.
     
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  14. ABigMoustache

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  15. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    So, bad meme aside.. This isn't even relatable. You're not killing or damaging your Switch while using AutoRCM, just have to understand the caveats that come with it.
     
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  16. tbb043

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    yeah, if I have to get out the dongle, the jig is right there in the same box anyway. unless you bought from those dumbasses that just threw out the boxes and sent it to you in an envelope... I just use sleep mode anyway, unless changing sd cards or something.
     
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