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Supports booting ALL current CFWs, Android/Linux booting and payload tools.
No more SD card removals

Supports: Erista (T210) and Mariko (T210B01) units

Latest HOS supported: 15.0.1

hekate 6.0.0 changes

  • L4T Loader
    Mandatory for new L4T releases and especially for Mariko support.
    Coreboot is no more (Still supported until everything gets updated though).
  • R2P for Mariko. Will be used by L4T.
  • Auto HOS power off will blink 3 times on OLED panels now
    The previous method of slow fade out doesn't work on OLED panels, so blink instead.
  • Changed battery enough limits
    Increased by 50-100mV. As always if you see the hekate battery empty icon, charge your switch, otherwise it can easily randomly shut off.
  • Various improvements/fixes

Nyx v1.5.0 Changes

  • Fixed an issue where UMS eMMC mount could hang
  • Added no border and colorized combo for launch options
    Icons must have the _hue_nobox.bmp suffix to enable that
  • Name the vendor of the new dram chips. Models still unknown.
  • Make all backup/restore options to always use 4 MB for BOOT0/1 partitions
    Adds better compatibility with custom eMMCs that have bigger boot partitions
  • Added 17 burnt fuses info missing from previous update
  • Added more SD vendors
  • Various improvements/fixes

BDK Changes

  • eMMC: add emmc_set_partition
  • UMS: fixed a use of stack without initialization issue
  • SDRAM: Renamed new chips
  • max77812: do not allow setting RAM1 regulator if not 211 phase
  • clocks: host1x is now managed by hw-init only and not display/VIC/TSEC
  • RTC: Added T210B01 R2P
  • BQ24193: Remove charger forced enable
    Any software that depends on that should properly manage the charger via the gpio instead of randomly disabling it
  • ini: ini_check_payload_section changed to ini_check_special_section to accommodate for l4t special key
  • Various improvements/fixes


Click to expand FAQ notes
  • Which Linux/Android distributions are supported in Partition Manager?
    For L4T Linux you can use the official Ubuntu Bionic 3.4.0 and newer or any other distro betas.
    For android you can get Android 10.

  • I don't care about emuMMC/Linux/Android. Can the Part manager be used for something else?
    Yes. You can still reformat your SD card to a single FAT32 partition.
    You can even use it when you have exFAT and you want to format to FAT32.
    It is also suggested to format your sd card via hekate. That's because it prepares it for performance. something that many partitioning tools neglect.


Check readme.md for more.

For maximum performance of UMS in Windows, you need to run nyx_usb_max_rate__run_only_once_per_windows_pc.reg, only once per PC you have.
It only affects hekate's usb device. You can also view that file with text editor and see what it does. Linux/Mac OS users do not need that.

How to update:

  • Drag n drop bootloader folder into sd card root and hit merge/replace.
    No need to delete that folder first, especially if you want your configs and payloads.
  • You can choose to update your RCM injection device or PC with the new hekate_ctcaer_x.x.x.bin or not.
    In any case, bootloader/update.bin, will be checked and if newer it will get loaded.
    update.bin is hekate and it is already copied with the bootloader folder drag n drop update process.

Notice about Atmosphere 1.0.0 and up: The fss0=atmosphere/fusee-secondary.bin in hekate_ipl.ini must be changed to fss0=atmosphere/package3. And make sure that atmosphere/contents folder does not have old Atmosphere components.
Notice about resized emuMMC: Resized emuMMC does not have the slow bug anymore. You can create a new one or recreate it via Nyx and the issue will be gone.


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