1. Gammazeth

    OP Gammazeth Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2019
    Messages:
    53
    Country:
    France
    Hi, so a month ago I hacked my switch and made a backup, as I began to install games and homebrews I ran into a few crashes of atmosphere ("fatal errors") and one "panic error while running Atmosphere" when I rebooted the console. It made me stressed and I thought that if my backup fucks up one day I would be basically screwed. So here's the deal, I regularly check for it but one day, while I was installing something on my pc, the screen became black and I tried to reboot it, it wouldn't. After a few attempts, the windows automatic repair tool repaired it and now it works fine, but I think it might have corrupted some files on my pc. And I'm scared about that NAND backup. What should I do, I don't want to make another. Is there any way to check if the backup is corrupted? And if so, is there something I can do to repair it besides making another? What is the strict minimum that I can keep on my SD card to restore the NAND if something goes wrong one day?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. thesjaakspoiler

    thesjaakspoiler GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2018
    Messages:
    150
    Country:
    Afghanistan
    Errors while running Atmosphere usually come from bad dumps, bad SD cards or firmware related things like themes.
    Just do a clean install of Atmosphere once and most problems go away.

    You can try to mount your backup on a PC and see if you can extract files from it.
    That does give no guarantee that the entire nand is 'healthy'.
    My advice would be to invest $10 in a 64GB sd-card.
    You only would need your original NAND backup in order to revert back to a 'clean' Switch.
    If you're happy with your hacked Switch, you can just create a new backup just in case something goes horribly wrong on your Switch.
     
  3. Gammazeth

    OP Gammazeth Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2019
    Messages:
    53
    Country:
    France
    OK so is there another way to see if there isn't any corruption? And what are the minimum required file to restore a backup (BOOT0/BOOT1 and) ?
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - corruption, question, backup