Question System running SXOS batteries died, updated to 8.1 got latest SX beta FW...won't completely boot

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  1. DictatorZero
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    So...I already saught help from TX on this...and that was...slow to say the least, and still unresolved for something I assume is either an easy fix on my side of obviously something wrong with the beta sxos.

    So my system had remained neglected for a time (I was having issues with corruption and games not working), which led to the batteries dying. While charging I downloaded the Bata SXOS boot file and updated my system once charged. I was able to get autoRCM back up, but now when I select to boot into the custom firmware the Nintendo logo pops for a moment and then I just get a black screen.

    I was able to get atmosphere to boot, but still unable to get the latest SXOS up.

    So I tried putting the software on a different MicroSD card, this one 32gb, which I formatted. it worked. So I did a deep format of the first SD card but still had issues.

    I'm able to boot into SXOS without the license file, but once that is added (either from a backup or redownloaded) I have the problem that I originally described. I even went through the website to get the license file, same results.

    Something in my license file is causing the issue it would appear.

    any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. DictatorZero
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    Does anyone have any idea or suggestions?
     
  3. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Guru

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    You can try grabbing the latest boot.dat, the license key doesn't really affect booting.
     
  4. comput3rus3r

    comput3rus3r GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I don't think that's related.
     
  5. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend

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    Issues like these with SX OS are often difficult to troubleshoot. If you cannot fix the problem, my recommendation is that you make the switch to Atmosphere.
     
  6. DictatorZero
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    Lacius can you point me to a good guide for "installing" and using Atmosphere?
     
  7. Kafluke

    Kafluke GBAtemp Guru

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    SX OS user here. This happened to me once. Let the battery charge directly connected to the switch for a couple of hours. Launched payload and it booted but I had to immediately plug in power and let it charge after it booted.
     
  8. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend

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    1. Download Atmosphere and put the files and folders onto the root of your SD card.
    2. Download these signature patches and put them onto your SD card.
    3. Download fusee-primary.
    4. Boot into Atmosphere using fusee-primary.
     
  9. DictatorZero
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    Ok, so I managed to get it working on a 128gb MicroSD card. But if I take my 256gb card, that was working previously, format it and copy the files from the 128gb over it doesn't work...wtf?
     
  10. Lacius

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    Is the larger SD card formatted as FAT32 or exFAT? Do you have exFAT support installed on the Switch?
     
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  11. TheyKilledKenny

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    Since you come from an old version, if you have emunand enabled with an old version of SX, then maybe you need to do it again to let Sx boot.
    It isn't for a file corruption problem, but for some strange compatibility problem between the first versions of emunand to the most recent.
    I had emunand on files that started only with previous versions of SX and not with newer ones.
    As soon as the emunand was redone, I had no more problems.

    I hope this is your case.

    Bye!
     
  12. DictatorZero
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    They are both formatted exFAT and that is what I was using before all the issues started, without a problem.
     
  13. chiknchaser

    chiknchaser Newbie

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    Use ChoidujourNX to reinstall exfat support by downloading current firmware again choose exfat support during install it and make sure to grab a new boot.dat from sx os site and should work.
     
  14. DictatorZero
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    Ok, so I think I resolved the issue.

    It looks like it may have been an emuNAND problem (firmware mismatch). I just re-did making an emuNAND and works fine now.

    Thanks TheyKilledKenny for the advice.
     
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