Alternate boot setups

If you need to troubleshoot something, or need to try a different boot setup, read on.

Do I need any of these?

Unless you are experiencing problems with booting or Atmosphere itself, it's strongly recommended to use the main guide instead of these. They are provided for the sake of completeness.

 

Chainloading Fusee-primary from Hekate

What you need

  • The latest release of Hekate
  • The latest release of Atmosphere
    • You will need to download both the release zip and the fusee-primary.bin
  • hekate_ipl.ini

Instructions

  1. Insert your Switch's SD card into your PC
  2. Copy the contents of the Atmosphere .zip file to the root of your SD card
  3. Copy fusee-primary.bin to the atmosphere folder on your SD card
  4. Copy the bootloader folder from the Hekate .zip file to the root of your SD card
  5. Copy hekate_ipl.ini to the bootloader folder on your SD card
  6. Setup is complete, now you can boot CFW by injecting the hekate_ctcaer .bin file from the Hekate zip

 

Using Fusee-primary without Hekate

What you need

  • The latest release of Atmosphere
    • You will need to download both the release zip and the fusee-primary.bin

Instructions

  1. Insert your Switch's SD card into your PC
  2. Copy the contents of the Atmosphere .zip file to the root of your SD card
  3. Setup is complete, now you can boot CFW by injecting fusee-primary.bin