github CTCaer/hekate v5.5.0
hekate v5.5.0 & Nyx v0.9.6

latest releases: v5.7.2, v5.7.0, v5.6.5...
18 months ago


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

Latest HOS supported: 11.0.0

New in this version

  • HOS 11.0.0 support
  • Mariko (T210B01) HW support
    hwinit, dram/lp0, display, sdmmc, ccplex, fuse, etc were all updated to support the new SoC.
  • Mariko (T210B01) HOS support
    In order to boot HOS on Mariko, all keys should be in place (Security Engine) before launching hekate.
    If you chainload hekate and the chainloader clears keys you will be greeted with Pkg1 decryption failed! Is BEK missing?.
    Additionally, Atmosphere must be updated to 0.17.0 that will have Mariko support.
  • Added Mariko Warmboot Storage (MWS)
    This dumps the warmboot binary on SD to allow downgrading when fuses are burnt.
    The warmboot exploit doesn't exist in Mariko, so the warmboot binary must be paired with fuses.
    Take care when wiping SD Card, you need to keep it backed up.
  • Added support for Exosphere Fatal binary for Mariko
    Custom binaries can be used with the exofatal= option.
  • Fix AutoRCM status checks on Mariko and modified BCTs
  • Fixed an issue with exFAT supported FS.kip checks
  • Fix an issue where hekate wouldn't load if damaged fuel gauge chip.
  • Many other changes and fixes


  • HOS 11.0.0 support
  • Fixed an issue with slow boot and speed in 11.0.0
  • Mariko (T210B01) support

Based on m4xw/emuMMC@ce2117c

Nyx v0.9.6

  • HOS 11.0.0 support

  • Mariko (T210B01) info and dumping support
    Every tool and info window was updated to add Mariko HW and HOS support.
    XUSB was also added and USB was refactored in order to add Mariko UMS functionality.
    Joycon are not yet supported on Switch Lite. Touchscreen is the only way for now.

Additional changes:

  • eMMC/SD info now also shows the manufacturer's name.
  • DRAM info now also shows chip models
  • Fixed an issue with patched RCM status on Mariko
  • Ability to change how Nyx power saves
    If launching Nyx hangs on boot, change newpowersave= to 0 in nyx.ini in order to mitigate it.
  • Launching coreboot.rom for L4t/Android on Mariko, is now disabled to protect user from possible bricks.
  • Minerva is disabled on Mariko, as dram training on it is not supported yet.
    That means that Nyx frame drawing is slower than expected.
  • Fix AutoRCM status on Mariko and modified BCTs
  • Fixed an issue with Joycon not able to control Nyx if only left one was plugged in
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect DRAM density info
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to store screenshots if the folder was missing
  • Fix icons for backup/restore not being correct after emuMMC swap
  • Many other changes and fixes


  • How to use Partition Manager for Linux/Android?
    For L4T Linux you can use the official Ubuntu Bionic 3.2.0 or newer release or any other distro betas.
    For android you need to build Android P or Q which support/require the new partition scheme.

  • My Joy-Con drift when in Nyx, how to fix?
    Nyx applies an auto calibration at boot. That happens when you hear the rumble. If you press the sticks before, then a wrong calibration will get applied.
    To fix that on the fly, simply remove the Joy-Con and re insert it. This always causes a new calibration. Just make sure you don't touch the stick when you reinsert.

  • 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 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.

Don't forget to drag n drop bootloader folder into sd card root and hit replace. No need to delete that folder first, especially if you want your configs and payloads.


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