Unable to Boot into RCM/Black Screen

Catman

Noob Account
Jan 19, 2020
1
1
127.0.0.1
Hello! New user here.

My Switch isn't booting into the SX OS bootloader screen with my brand new, shiny dongle. I've read through similar threads on the forum and cannot figure out what's going on with my new Xecuter dongle. I have been troubleshooting for a few days.

  • I'm charging my dongle over micro USB before booting.
  • No previous homebrew or cfw has been installed.
  • The jig is in the joycon rail on the right, slid all the way down.
  • My Micro SD card is formatted as fat32
    • I've tried multiple SD cards
    • The boot.dat on my SD is 2.9.3
  • My Switch is on firmware 9.1.0
  • I am holding the + button for up to a minute or so after tapping the power button when attempting to enter RCM mode.
Thanks y'all! Hope to be able to explore homebrew soon!
 

Hackerjac

The Minifigure
Staff member
Troll Eating Dogs
Jun 2, 2010
1,334
108
Denmark
Hello! New user here.

My Switch isn't booting into the SX OS bootloader screen with my brand new, shiny dongle. I've read through similar threads on the forum and cannot figure out what's going on with my new Xecuter dongle. I have been troubleshooting for a few days.

  • I'm charging my dongle over micro USB before booting.
  • No previous homebrew or cfw has been installed.
  • The jig is in the joycon rail on the right, slid all the way down.
  • My Micro SD card is formatted as fat32
    • I've tried multiple SD cards
    • The boot.dat on my SD is 2.9.3
  • My Switch is on firmware 9.1.0
  • I am holding the + button for up to a minute or so after tapping the power button when attempting to enter RCM mode.
Thanks y'all! Hope to be able to explore homebrew soon!
How old is your console ?
Have you checked its exploitable ?
How long do you press power and vol+ before releasing the power button ?

I am in a very similar situation, but I got into the SX OS menu and then black screen. Does it means my console is exploitable at least?
If you can come to the SXOS splash screen your console is exploitable