Help! I downgraded by mistake. Is my switch dead?

Edudu

Noob Account
Jul 4, 2020
3
3
dftjg
I installed Firmware 1.0.0-7 (Pre-Release) by mistake because I thought it was "10.0.0" version.
Now I can't boot my switch and I've lost my NAND backup.
Switch Recovery Mode does not work.
All I can do is boot in any Payload modes. But I don't know how to upgrade/fix my switch through that.
Thank you.
 
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Maze

Junior Member
Feb 6, 2019
24
3
Germany
Be sure you don't have RCM mode on.
Turn off your switch. Don't use Dongle or anything else just boot in normal mode.

Before you turn on your switch press and hold the volume button + and - BOTH and press the on button. Hold the volume key until you boot in the original FW manager. After that choose "system update" and the switch will install 10.0.4 even if you are banned.
 

Edudu

Noob Account
Jul 4, 2020
3
3
dftjg
Auto RCM off, ok.
But then,
When you say "Hold the volume key until you boot..." you mean still both +/- ?
I did that, Switch stays black, nothing happens.
 

Maze

Junior Member
Feb 6, 2019
24
3
Germany
Exactly. You press +/- and hold it while you press the on button. Maybe its easier to push the button in the middle, so you push both buttons simultaneously.
And you hold the +/- until the screen switches to the main FW with the admin options.