After Setup

Congratulations! By this point you have:

  • Learned how to enter RCM
  • Learned how to launch fusee-gelee payloads
  • Learned how to perform NAND backups
  • Learned how to block as much Nintendo telemetry as possible

Launching Atmosphere CFW

Atmosphere is currently the CFW with the largest feature set. It enables game modding, homebrew, backup installs, and more. To launch Atmosphere:

  1. Enter RCM on your Switch
  2. Push the Hekate payload to your Switch

Hekate will now autoboot 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, app or the album. Note that for games, you need to hold R after choosing a user (if applicable).


What’s Next?

Check the sidebar for more information about using Custom Firmware.