Buying a used jailbroken switch (Need help, first time buyer)

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  1. Avngl
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    Hey guys, I'll be buying a jailbroken switch soon. It's been used for several months and have 2 months+ left before the warranty ends. I've been searching for unpatched retail units for the past 3 weeks and i couldn't find any since there's no official Nintendo Store here and the retailers import them in batches (small quantities) before re-ordering them again.



    Switch running on SX OS @ 8.0.1



    1. How do I verify that the switch hasn't been online since the user had SX OS on it? How do I verify that it is not banned by Nintendo?

    2. The user doesn't have any nand backup or any backups whatsoever. Is this a deal breaker? Can I still buy the switch, and do the backup myself? I'd like a clean NAND for when I would use the switch legally in the future.

    3. Anything else that I should be aware of?
     
  2. EmulateLife

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    There's no such thing as a jailbroken switch really. You send payloads for cfw through your computer using a usb type c cord but it only lasts as long as you keep the switch on. Once you turn it off you have to send the payload again. So it's temporary.
     
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    Can the switch be already flagged to be banned in that instance? Otherwise, can i reboot the switch , and boot into a clean OFW, backthat up, and then inject a payload (SX OS) and use it as usual until I need to restore to a clean NAND to play catridge games online. Would that risk in any ban?
     
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    SX OS has emunand so you can use that and not get banned.
     
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    Thank you. As long as the user has never been online (or by using incognito / DNS9) within the SX OS, and the console is not banned, it would be safe to assume that the console is not flagged or wouldn't be banned. I'll just have to do a backup of the clean NAND.
     
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    Well I would ask them if they're banned directly. You have to have a clean nand (not banned) to get a backup of it so if they got it banned you can't unban it.
     
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    The nand is not clean if CFW has been run on it. You'll have to manually build a clean nand using your PC.
     
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    How do you build a clean nand using pc? Is there a guide?
     
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    Not completely true if modchip is fitted - No computer or dongle / jig needed at this point with certain setups. Turn on on and off and still CFW or OFW depending on your setup likes.

    Best setup currently is dual boot with modchip fitted.
     
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    until Scires decides to do coldboot**
     
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    i will just buy the cheapest banned moddable switch if i wanna used it for homebrews
     
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    @Avngl Did you buy the Switch yet? How much was it?
    Do note that you can still find new Switches that are hackable. iPatched doesn't mean not hackable, as long as it's on 4.1.0 firmware it can be hacked (and sooner or later up to 7.1.0 can be hacked)
    I found a 4.1.0 iPatched Switch just a few days ago about 45 min away from my city. Went by serial number, according to this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ifBIsbTeTpk-bL1Ul9Z9ORPVX3BNH2pHlGW1Z0g8nvM/edit#gid=0
    Only 2 of the units there with the same first 4 digits had >4.1.0 firmware and those 2 both had a higher 5th digit, so it was a pretty safe bet. And sure enough it was 4.1.0. Hacking an iPatched console is a bit scary though, because if you go online without the DNS accidentally in sysNAND you'll get a supernag that locks you out of the web browser until you update to the latest firmware, so you can't run the exploit anymore. And of course recovering from bricks in software is impossible, so emuNAND is a requirement.
    iPatched just means no RCM exploit.

    So are some jailbreaks. But yeah, jailbreaking is an iOS term. Doesn't apply here.
    This thread is 3 months old. It's one thing to bump threads but please make sure you add something of worth.
     
  15. EmulateLife

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    Why is everyone quoting my post from 3 months ago?
     
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