Afraid of install NSP

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Caster06, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Caster06
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    Hi,
    I never installed an .nsp before because I'm afraid of problems during installation.
    Is it possible to brick in this way?
    I'll be able to recover it restoring a clear NAND image anyway?
     
  2. masnguyen

    masnguyen Newbie

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    I have installed nsp via network and then be disconnected. The data appear as corrupt icon in the dashboard but i can go to Setting and delete that corrupt game. Hope this can make you feel more confidence.
     
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  3. smf

    smf GBAtemp Addict

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    I've not heard of a brick risk, but I always install games to SD as I assume that is a bit safer.
     
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  4. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    You really can't brick by installing NSPs. But you should do a NAND backup before anything no matter what.
     
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  5. Caster06
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    I already did.thanks
     
  6. Biff627

    Biff627 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I have at least 80 nsps installed. 90% of them were installed with the devmenu though. Some were installed with tinfoil. If you use exfat, there is a slight chance of corruption if the install gets interrupted as I've been told. I had a hiccup once but it didn't cause any issues. Flashing a clean nand should do the trick though if you do have any software issues. It wont save your sd card though. But I doubt that the exfat corruption will happen often or even at all at this point as long as stuff is not interrupted If I am wrong please inform me otherwise.

    I personally like nsp's now just because it feels just a littttttle bit faster with the loading times. They used to be smaller than xci's but that doesn't seem to be the case now. And plus its just less of a hassle to boot the game. Less button clicks.
     
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  7. Caster06
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    Actually I'll install only upgrades, dlc and few title that doesn't exist as xci
     
  8. Biff627

    Biff627 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    why though? xci's are just a pain imo. Dont plan to go online after you install dlc though :)
     
  9. Reecey

    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    Don’t use your nsp online for example MK8 etc.. you will get banned probably a full ban. Xci is different it’s injected with a certificate that comes from your back up that you have bought and redeemed your coins on and also used online so you will have a less chance of a ban. I use xci card 1 & 2’s injected for online play and nsp installs for just gaming I have been following this method for months now since early June without any bans happening so I would say it’s quite safe but of course also it might be different outside the uk I don’t know I have never come across anyone yet in the uk who has received a ban.
     
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  10. Nincompoopdo

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    There's always a first time for everything, as a virgin you will hear all sorts of nonsense - until you tried it then you know you are over-reacting, it's no big deal. Be cautious though, wear a condom (change DNS) or you will get AIDS from Nintendo.
     
  11. Esdeath

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    I don't think a brick is possible.
    The Worst case would be a corupted card, and the second worst a faulty installation.
    At the beginning when Tinfoil was new, a few installations on my switch couldnt be started and one time an error occured and I had to press the power button for 12 sec, nothing to be afraid of and I haven't had these issues since quite some time now.
     
  12. kkcheong

    kkcheong GBAtemp Regular

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    CdNsp is safer than xci because xci might have brick code while CdNsp direct from Nintendo. Nobody should use xci.
     
  13. Ashura66

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    The hell are you talking about? Do you even KNOW what .XCI are?
     
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  14. kkcheong

    kkcheong GBAtemp Regular

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    I know it's same as catridge. But how safe is it since we download it from darkweb while CdNsp is direct from Nintendo
     
  15. TunaKetchup

    TunaKetchup GBAtemp Fan

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    Uhhh

    I respectfully disagree
     
  16. Viri

    Viri GBAtemp Addict

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    I downloaded a few fucked NSPs off Nintendo's network(lol), never fucked up my Switch. It just wouldn't run, or would lock up slightly and kicked me back to home menu. As long as you backed up your nand(which you did), you're all good.
     
  17. TunaKetchup

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    Scene groups release according to scene rules

    That's how you know its likely safe
     
  18. kikongokiller

    kikongokiller GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Please refrain from spouting nonsense that you know nothing about.
     
  19. CatmanFan

    CatmanFan I actually prefer being an artist more now.

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    Or turn on airplane/flight mode but keep the Bluetooth and NFC enabled.
     
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