Hacking About to Transfer, then mod my Day 1 Switch

MagitekMayhem

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Hey folks! I was about to try to transfer all my save information from a Day 1 Switch to a new Switch, so I can start trying to install a CFW on the Day 1. I personally bought it on Day 1, and I've verified with its serial that it's good to be modded, but I wanted to make sure: is updating and transferring a profile to a new Switch somehow going to hurt the process of modding the old Switch? My understanding was no, and that all I have to do is transfer like normal and go about the CFW tutorial from there, but I just wanted to verify that wasn't a huge no-no.. Er is there something that I should know about before wanting to do this? I tried looking it up, but everything just asks about transferring between something that's already been hacked; that might be pointing to the idea that mine is a silly question..

The new Switch actually came in the mail today, but I haven't plugged it in yet, because I wasn't sure if it's better or possible to start the transfer the first time it starts up. I wanted to transfer my profiles so I can keep them and freely be able to go online with them (I plan on never going online with my old Switch after installing the CFW.)

About 4 years ago I was successfully able to install CFW onto my 3DS, which was one of the greatest things to ever happen to me, lol. So I do have some experience, but I'm certainly no expert. If I run into trouble, I'll try to keep any additional questions in this topic. Thank you folks for any help/insight! :)
 

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At worst, you will burn some fuses preventing you from taking advantage of a potential untethered coldboot exploit in the future but in the short term, you will still be able to hack it with the tethered coldboot hack.
 
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Nothing has been able to stop the original model switch from being hacked, certainly firmware updates haven't. It's likely it will stay this way.
 
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