The ultimate list of mods to enter RCM

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

  1. Mars_x

    Mars_x ♥♪!?

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    Has anyone tried this method with tin foil on the joycon?

    Sharing in case anyone wants to give it a try.
     
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  2. Blank67

    Blank67 Newbie

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    Yup, it worked the first time I tried it, probably one of the easiest method.
     
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  3. CatmanFan

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    i'll just stick to the screwdriver
     
  4. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB

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    At least one person had to take things apart to remove loose fragments of tinfoil.
     
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  5. eskinner3742

    eskinner3742 GBAtemp Regular

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    So, I did some research and tried my hand at soldering for the first time ever.

    The result? Pretty easy DIY joyconhax here's the pics

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  6. luca1

    luca1 Newbie

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    Has anyone been able to use the thigverse one? Ive paid someone to 3d print it for me but it won't fit perfectly into the socket, it sorta gets underneath it.
     
  7. xXxSwagnemitexXx

    xXxSwagnemitexXx minecraft

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    i haven't read any of the replies so i dont know if this has been mentioned but you can also access RCM mode with some tinfoil and the right joycon
    explains how to do it at around 1:50
     
  8. TheCyberQuake

    TheCyberQuake Certified Geek

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    It's a bad idea. Tin foil can break apart easily, and if it does and finds its way to the wrong pins your switch can be fried.
     
  9. WadsRUs

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  10. esmith13

    esmith13 GBAtemp Regular

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  11. CatmanFan

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    It's possible to use a needle to short out pin 9/10 in the same way as a screwdriver, am I right?
     
  12. xXxSwagnemitexXx

    xXxSwagnemitexXx minecraft

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    oh ok, i didnt know
     
  13. StevenMattera

    StevenMattera Advanced Member

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    I posted this on the sub-reddit. I'll copy it over into this thread. I would only suggest doing this mod if you are extremely comfortable with a soldering iron. I'm not responsible if you mess up your Joy-Con. With that being said below are the things I used to make this possible:

    Parts

    Steps
    1. Take apart your Joy-Con.
    2. Run two wires from the Pin 10 pad and the ground as shown in the picture. Leave some extra wire so you can cut to size later. Soldering to the ground plain can be a pain I brought my Iron up to 750 F, used a bigger tip and had to hold it there for awhile before it would become molten.
    3. Re-assemble your Joy-Con up to putting the back on it.
    4. Take the 6mm x 6mm x 6mm Tactile push button and cut off the leads on one side and bend the other leads flat.
    5. Cut two small pieces of weather seal and place them on top of each other and hot-glue the button to the top of it.
    6. Place your weather seal and button down to the left side below the battery so it doesn't interfere with the rail.
    7. Cut your wires to size and solder each wire to their own lead on the button.
    8. Place your back cover on to the Joy-Con to see where the button is and make a mark in the center of the button.
    9. Remove the back cover and slowly drill a hole stepping up bit sizes until the button fits in.
    10. Re-assemble and enjoy!
     

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  14. xXxSwagnemitexXx

    xXxSwagnemitexXx minecraft

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  15. Technicmaster0
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    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Thanks for informing me, I removed it.
     
  16. KhenemetHeru

    KhenemetHeru Advanced Member

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    This is exactly the idea I had looking at all these, either using a tact switch or a micro spdt slide switch, so it's not shorted all the time. Thanks for the pics and writeup. So it just has to be shorted to ground, not specifically a pin 1 or 7 ground then? I'm buying my Switch this weekend likely, so I can do this for Atmosphere ahead of Nintendo's scramble to release new hardware.
     
  17. Sir

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    I added a button to my switch. This is the first time I have ever done anything like this, but the good thing is it turned out perfectly and works 100% of the time.
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  18. StevenMattera

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    Pin 10 is the home button and Pin 7 is ground. So any common ground point works. ;)
     
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  19. M-Gardevoir

    M-Gardevoir Advanced Member

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    I did a pretty simple (and a little bit ugly) soldering on pin 1 and 10 (not the pin itself ofc).

    Working like a charm, i don't need anymore corrupting my NAND like AutoRCM or stuff like that.
     
  20. M-Gardevoir

    M-Gardevoir Advanced Member

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    Didn't you just solder PIN 1 to PIN 6 ?
     
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