Boot2

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boot2 is the first non-built-in sysmodule. It's hardcoded to be the first sysmodule launched by PM.

On retail systems, the boot2 title installed is named "boot2.prodBoot" while on debug systems, the boot2 title installed is named "boot2". During the factory setup process, the installed boot2 title is "boot2.manuBoot".

boot2.prodBoot

It connects to "pm:shell" service and launches the following titles in this order:

  • 0100000000000021 (psc)
  • 0100000000000009 (settings)
  • 0100000000000006 (usb)
  • 010000000000001D (pcie)
  • 010000000000000A (bus)
  • 0100000000000007 (tma)
  • 010000000000001A (pcv)

Then it connects to "set:sys" and reads a bool from "boot" section called "force_maintenance" with default value true.

If the value reads successfully as false, it initializes "gpio" and opens sessions for GPIOs 26 and 25. If both GPIOs read as zero, then maintenance mode is forced despite the setting being false. This probably checks if both volume up and down keys are held down at the same time?

If it's in maintenance mode then it opens a session to "pm:bm" and calls cmd1.

Then depending on maintenance mode or not it launches the following titles in this order:

  • 0100000000000023 (am)
  • 0100000000000019 (nvservices)
  • 010000000000001C (nvnflinger)
  • 010000000000002D (vi)
  • 010000000000001F (ns)
  • 0100000000000015 (lm)
  • 010000000000001B (ppc)
  • 0100000000000010 (ptm)
  • 0100000000000013 (hid)
  • 0100000000000014 (audio)
  • 0100000000000029 (lbl)
  • 0100000000000016 (wlan)
  • 010000000000000B (bluetooth)
  • 0100000000000012 (bsdsockets)
  • 010000000000000F (nifm)
  • 0100000000000018 (ldn)
  • 010000000000001E (account)
  • 010000000000000E (friends) [skipped in maintenance]
  • 0100000000000020 (nfc)
  • 010000000000003C (jpegdec) [4.0.0+]
  • 0100000000000022 (capsrv)
  • 0100000000000024 (ssl)
  • 0100000000000025 (nim)
  • 010000000000000C (bcat) [skipped in maintenance]
  • 010000000000002B (erpt)
  • 0100000000000033 (es)
  • 010000000000002E (pctl)
  • 010000000000002A (btm)
  • 0100000000000030 (eupld) [skipped in maintenance]
  • 0100000000000031 (glue)
  • 0100000000000032 (eclct)
  • 010000000000002F (npns) [skipped in maintenance]
  • 0100000000000034 (fatal)
  • 0100000000000037 (ro) [3.0.0+]
  • 0100000000000038 (profiler) (doesn't exist on retail systems) [3.0.0+]
  • 0100000000000039 (sdb) [3.0.0+]
  • 010000000000003A (migration) [4.0.0+]
  • 0100000000000035 (grc) [4.0.0+]

This list is probably optimized for boot-time. It launches display-related things first presumably to make sure it displays something as soon as possible.

After that, the process exits itself.

boot2

Depending on maintenance mode, boot2 boots titles in the following order:

  • 0100000000000021 (psc)
  • 0100000000000009 (settings)
  • 0100000000000006 (usb)
  • 010000000000001D (pcie)
  • 010000000000000A (bus)
  • 0100000000000007 (tma)
  • 010000000000001A (pcv)
  • 0100000000000023 (am)
  • 0100000000000019 (nvservices)
  • 010000000000001C (nvnflinger)
  • 010000000000002D (vi)
  • 010000000000001F (ns)
  • 0100000000003003 (???)
  • 010000000000000D (dmnt)
  • 0100000000000015 (lm)
  • 010000000000001B (ppc)
  • 0100000000000010 (ptm)
  • 0100000000000017 (cs)
  • 0100000000000011 (shell)
  • 0100000000000013 (hid)
  • 0100000000000014 (audio)
  • 0100000000000029 (lbl)
  • 0100000000000016 (wlan)
  • 010000000000000B (bluetooth)
  • 0100000000000012 (bsdsockets)
  • 010000000000000F (nifm)
  • 0100000000000018 (ldn)
  • 010000000000001E (account)
  • 010000000000000E (friends) [skipped in maintenance]
  • 0100000000000020 (nfc)
  • 0100000000000022 (capsrv)
  • 0100000000000024 (ssl)
  • 0100000000000025 (nim)
  • 010000000000000C (bcat) [skipped in maintenance]
  • 010000000000002B (erpt)
  • 0100000000000033 (es)
  • 010000000000002E (pctl)
  • 010000000000002A (btm)
  • 0100000000000030 (eupld) [skipped in maintenance]
  • 0100000000000031 (glue)
  • 0100000000000032 (eclct)
  • 010000000000002F (npns) [skipped in maintenance]
  • 0100000000000034 (fatal)

boot2.manuBoot

When not in maintenance mode, boot2.manuBoot boots exactly the same titles as boot2.prodBoot in the same order, and then finishes by booting 010000000000B14A (Manu) before exiting.

When in maintenance mode, boot2.manuBoot boots titles in the following order:

  • 0100000000000021 (psc)
  • 0100000000000009 (settings)
  • 0100000000000006 (usb)
  • 010000000000001D (pcie)
  • 010000000000000A (bus)
  • 0100000000000007 (tma)
  • 010000000000001A (pcv)
  • 0100000000000023 (am)
  • 0100000000000019 (nvservices)
  • 010000000000001C (nvnflinger)
  • 010000000000002D (vi)
  • 010000000000000D (dmnt)
  • 010000000000001F (ns)
  • 0100000000000015 (lm)
  • 0100000000000017 (cs)
  • 0100000000000011 (shell)
  • 0100000000000013 (hid)
  • 0100000000000014 (audio)
  • 0100000000000029 (lbl)
  • 0100000000000016 (wlan)
  • 010000000000000B (bluetooth)
  • 0100000000000012 (bsdsockets)
  • 010000000000000F (nifm)
  • 0100000000000018 (ldn)
  • 010000000000001E (account)
  • 0100000000000020 (nfc)
  • 0100000000000022 (capsrv)
  • 0100000000000024 (ssl)
  • 0100000000000025 (nim)
  • 010000000000002B (erpt)
  • 0100000000000033 (es)
  • 010000000000002E (pctl)
  • 010000000000002A (btm)
  • 0100000000000031 (glue)
  • 0100000000000032 (eclct)
  • 010000000000B120 (???)
  • 0100000000000034 (fatal)
  • 01000000000020D1 (???)

Note that these unknown titles are not present in either retail firmware or factory firmware.