Question Backing up before messing around with homebrew

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by alexbrarjohn, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. alexbrarjohn
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    Hi all, i have a question


    ( version 6.0 )



    I have been reading around seeing a variety of things to do before homebrewing one’s switch in terms of backing up and for the purposes of restoring if anything goes wrong

    (emuNAND, boot1, etc…)


    If possible, can i have a little assistance understanding a comprehensive current list of

    • What should be backed up

    • What this does or is used for

    • What tools/apps i will need to do this


    Thanks for any assistance
     
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    Does it matter ?
    You should backup rawnand.bin, SYSTEM, PRODINFO, PRODINFOF, BOOT0/1, package1 and 2 (not sure if needed) you must get your BIS/TSEC keys too

    This is useful if you brick to repair the console or if you want to get back to a previous state (don't restore a NAND backup to downgrade if you updated official way)

    You can have everything except BIS keys with hekate payload
    For BIS keys you use biskeydump payload

    The NAND is the chip that holds the data in your system (firmware, saves, games ...)
     
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    Thanks a big help
     
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