If you are running a hacked Switch there a good chance that you used Hekate a custom bootloader for the Nintendo Switch. At its core function, it does just what most users want but if you like to dump, write, add custom boot logos and more then CTCaer mod is what you’ll want to start using.
CTCaer mod is based on naehrwert’s hekate – ipl. hekate is a custom Nintendo Switch bootloader with a ton of advanced features. It supports all sd cards (except SDSC) and automatically chooses if it will dump in parts or not, based on your free space and sd card filesystem. It supports CFW Launching for ALL current updates 1.0.0, 2.X, 3.X, 4.X, 5.X.
- Implement millisecond timer
This is a must and a very important feature because we expect to use the bootloader more than 71 minutes (Backup/Restore). This has the side-effect of fixing a lot of stuff. Especially on SDMMC operations.
If you had problems with read/write/verify on eMMC or SD, the new version is a must.
- Fix the verification code at last!
Another side-effect of using a 32bit ms timer (from the μs original one). Plus additional fixes to variables that could not fit in u32 storage, makes the fix complete. Thanks to all the testers that helped to tackle these dreaded bugs.
Better redo that backup!
- The Fusée patches for 4.X are now fixed
- The sd files archive bit removal tool, now only applies to switch folder
Before you continue:
Hekate – ipl, is a custom bootloader with extra features.
It must not be confused with CFW, hbmenu and anything else that is on the Horizon OS (Switch’s OS) side.
E.g., hekate supports exFAT formatted sd cards, but if you never downloaded the exFAT update, it will not work on horizon os or any homebrew.
So, please don’t report problems that happen after leaving hekate – ipl (hbmenu can’t see apps, etc).