Build your own dongle (Research and development thread)

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by Wierd_w, May 19, 2018.

  1. M-O-B

    M-O-B GBAtemp Regular

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    here's my trinket install I cut the metal cover, not a great job of cutting but it'll do. I've not used pad 3 as my joycon has a button I press. 20180629_124637.jpg
     
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  2. noX1609

    noX1609 B9S freak ;)

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    I read something that an ESP8266 should also be able to be used to create a dongle.
    Did anyone try that with an ESP8266 and it worked?
    If yes could someone send me a Tutorial how to create the dongle and a link where i can get the payload that needs to be flashed on the device?
    Would be great if it‘s possible to boot SX OS with the ESP (with a purchased license for SX OS 1.2)
     
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  3. M-O-B

    M-O-B GBAtemp Regular

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    i have a couple of ESP8266 knocking about, will have a look for them and have a play around see if I can get them to work.
     
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  4. noX1609

    noX1609 B9S freak ;)

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    @M-O-B: Sounds great! Would be really great if you could find a method to inject a payload with it :)
     
  5. aos10

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    Question, there this thing called PS4 wifi payloads injector

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    Maybe it can be used here top if it was modified?
     
  6. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB

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    Google suggests that it's a ESP-8266 inside, so yeah probably.
     
  7. ModDog

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  8. PickleHead

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    ESP8266 won't work. It does not have USB host.
     
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  9. djmo

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    Maybe with this ?

    github - cnlohr - espusb
     
  10. M-O-B

    M-O-B GBAtemp Regular

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    I've not been able to program the esp8266, usb host is why it failed.
     
  11. Monstermunch

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    Can anyone tell me what cable the used for the internal trinket m0 install?

    Going to do it this week and wanna make sure I order the right size.

    Thanks.
     
  12. M-O-B

    M-O-B GBAtemp Regular

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    if you mean the internal install then 30awg kynar wire.and for the bat and gnd 28awg wire.

    it's all on personal preference really what you use.
     
  13. noX1609

    noX1609 B9S freak ;)

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    I think i try it with the Trinket M0.
    Found the images and instructions where to solder the chip but where can i find the software that needs to be flashed on the M0?
    I would need a version where i can put the SX OS Bootload Payload in so i can boot up SX OS.
    Is it also possible to flash it with MacOS? Because i only have a Macbook abaliable atm
     
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  14. M-O-B

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    i made a guide In the tutorial section and it contains the payload already made ready to flash including the sx so one, as for Mac I no idea but if you find the drivers for the trinket for Mac then the guide thread also contains files you can drag and drop onto the trinket once in boot loader mode.

    just checked and Mac and Linux do not require drivers, just us Windows foke.
     
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  15. stewacide

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    I've used my Zsun so much it's nuts. As an SD reader. As a wifi extender (in hotels with poor wifi). As a portable media NAS (great for travel with an iPhone/iPad with limited storage). As a photo backup device... The thing is endlessly versatile, and that's all on the stock firmware.

    I really want another incase mine breaks, but Gearbest, Banggood, etc. are sold out.
     
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  16. DollyWhipDoll

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    Saw this comment "you can use a digi spark for 2$." in the thoughts section here http://hackaday.com/2018/07/01/nintendo-switch-gets-internal-trinket-hardmod/

    What do you think about that? I may look into 1 of those routers or something else that doesn't need soldering, only quick programming and done.

    Wonder why xboxexpert says this in response to the digispark question...

    "xboxexpert says:
    Because the community was asking me to do something in a short amount of time and getting it from outside of the USA was not an option"
     
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  17. tecfreak

    tecfreak GBAtemp Regular

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    This comment is complete BS. The attiny85 doesn't have usb host support.
    At the moment the trinket m0 is the best option for a internal installation or if you want to build a dongle with a lipo. An other option for a external device are those cheap wifi routers.
     
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  18. M-O-B

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    I've not managed to get a few suggestions to work, due to no usb host, trinket is the best solution at the moment, and possibly the gemma m0 but I'm waiting on one to be delivered.

    £8 or $8 ain't a bad price to pay for something internal, better than having to carry a dongle around, also cheap is not always the best way to go in my opinion.

    If your not able to solder then the dongle is your best method.
     
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  19. guily6669

    guily6669 GbaTemp is my Drug

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    Do you think a very small cheap MP4 player could be used to send the payload?

    They are super slim, little, come with their own small battery and charger circuit integrated and with a screen which would be nice to change payloads.
     
  20. sweetlilmre

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    No

    -(e)
     
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