After Setup (fusee-gelee)

Congratulations! By this point you have:

  • Learned how to enter RCM

  • Learned how to launch fusee-gelee payloads through RCM

  • Learned how to perform NAND backups

  • Learned how to block as much Nintendo telemetry as possible

Launching Atmosphere CFW

To launch Atmosphere:

  1. Enter RCM on your Switch

  2. Push the Hekate payload to your Switch

  3. Tap ‘Launch > CFW (sysMMC)’

Hekate will now boot Atmosphere. Note that Atmosphere CFW does not look fundamentaly different to the normal Switch operating system. You can verify you are in Atmosphere by trying to load the Homebrew Menu (see below) or checking if the system version string in System Settings contains (AMS x.x.x).

Accessing the Homebrew Menu

Homebrew installed by placing an NRO file into the /switch folder on your SD card can be launched through the Homebrew Menu.

Access the Homebrew Menu by holding the R button while opening any game or app or by simply opening the album. Note that for games, you need to hold R after choosing a user (if applicable). Also note that not all Homebrew work by launching them through the Album and require you to run them through a game.

To use the Album again in CFW, hold down the R button while clicking on the Album icon.

What’s Next?

It is very highly recommended that you setup emuMMC to protect your Switch from bricking, and so you can use the latest firmware version for online play and games without losing access to CFW.

To create an emuMMC, continue to Create an emuMMC