The ultimate list of mods to enter RCM

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Technicmaster0, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko O_o

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    If you can't connect correct pins, you shouldn't be trying this.
     
  2. Soluble

    Soluble GBAtemp Fan

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    Not really. Have been soldering for nearly 20 years... Don't really see the point to simply test FG. Would rather a temp solution like the jig but at $50 postage and no 3d printer. The paperclip took less than a minute to shape.
     
  3. Stercate79
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  4. Technicmaster0
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    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    But the papeclip doesn't look as good, you have to disconnect the joy con every time you want to launch rcm etc.
     
  5. gabru

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    Well, being-a-dick asides, it is true that isn't hard to brick it unintentionally.
     
  6. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    After days of fiddling with different positions, I finally managed to boot my Switch into RCM with 2 screwdrivers :D I had to angle them as diagonally as possible so that it would look more like an X once it happened. Now I can confidently wait for whatever is coming this summer knowing I can boot into RCM whenever I want.
     
  7. darkomega9408

    darkomega9408 Newbie

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    Hi guys, finally after hours of trying I'm able to enter RCM in Switch and I want to share this little jig with you guys.

    I have crazily tried safety pin method hours and just not able to make it work (doesn't have screwdrivers, cable or paper pins... to try other ones), then just when I begin to give up my brother come and asked me if I have a Phone Sim Getter little pin because he lost his and he wanted to change the Sim, I have to thank my brother a lot for this.

    For some mystery/magical reason, the Phone Sim Getter pin of Xiaomi phone is perfectly fitted with the right side of the Switch, it is not just work immediately but also with 100% success rate.
     

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  8. ken28

    ken28 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    you are bascily shorting all pins through.
     
  9. darkomega9408

    darkomega9408 Newbie

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    I don't think so, the curved bottom part of the Sim Getter doesn't touch any pins, only two straight side of Sim Getter touch pin 1 and pin 10, that why I think this Sim Getter is magically fitted.
     
  10. ken28

    ken28 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    if you pressit in you are shorting all. the pins get closer to ground further in.
     
  11. Shadow LAG

    Shadow LAG GBAtemp Regular

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    That still looks dangerous as all hell. If I were you, I would still clip off the bottom. If that slides even slightly over your pins when pulling it out, you will be bridging 5V pin across all your connectors into ground. Highly don't recommend this.
     
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  12. ken28

    ken28 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    just get a cheap pc wire. you can find them anywhere.
     
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  13. darkomega9408

    darkomega9408 Newbie

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    Thanks ken28 and Shadow LAG, yeah you're right, I will try to clip off the bottom or try the other side (the side with only one straight pop out)
     
  14. ken28

    ken28 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    that should work too.
     
  15. SpaceshipNayib

    SpaceshipNayib Newbie

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    So I'm a little confused about this. From some sources, I'm reading 9 and 10 will work, and other sources I'm reading that it has to be certain connections (and the suggestion that 9 and 10 will not work.

    Can anyone provide a definite answer?
     
  16. Shadow LAG

    Shadow LAG GBAtemp Regular

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    Pin 9 and 1 are both ground either will work. You can even ground it to the fan grill. As long as you ground pin 10, that's all that matters.
     
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  17. kombos

    kombos GBAtemp Regular

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    Ultimate mod would be grounding pin 10 straight to battery connector ! :}
     
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  18. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips a seldom-used crab named Lucky

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    i use a tiny piece of aluminum foil i've wadded up to make a little wedge that fits in the rail and connects pin 9 with 10, works well
     
  19. Technicmaster0
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    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Pin 9 is not exactly ground. It's not directly connected to ground and might not be ground under certain circumstances.
     
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  20. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    be wary that a piece if foil might break off and cause trouble
     
  21. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips a seldom-used crab named Lucky

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    its a really compact and tiny piece, so hopefully that shouldn't happen. it's just thick enough to wedge in without being too big, and just wide enough to touch the pins when inserted into the rail all the way to the right.
     
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