Question Can you mod your switch but still play games you bought online legit?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by nolie, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. nolie
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    I'm thinking of buying a switch and I love modding things. So I was thinking modding it as soon as I get it but the problem is I seen a lot of people talking about how Nintendo is handing out the ban hammer left and right. So I was wonder can you play switch games online that you bought when you get out of a hacked state. Since it's tethered not untethered. please help me even though I'm a noob.
     
  2. Unity150_magickavoxel

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    nope big N will still ban you if they detect cfw and if there's a crash it might send those logs to nintendo then they will ban you.
     
  3. Undwiz

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    Yes , you can still play online as long as you EMUNand
     
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  4. BaamAlex

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    And what happens if nintendo bans your cert?

    But first things first...look at the serialnumber before you buy a switch. There are units out there which are patched against fusee gelee ;)
     
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    I think he meant that you can play online with clean SysNAND and run CFW in offline EmuNAND only. That's what most people are doing and it seems to be safe for now.
     
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    If you don’t ever install any pirated games and only use legitimately bought games, you’d likely be fine. I play my legit games online all the time while using CFW. But nothing is guaranteed
     
  7. Slim45

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    Basically you can play online with unmodded unaltered legit games. if you go online with altered-modded-pirated games you will get banned. only way to be safe-ish is to use emunand for offline modding etc , and sysnand for online play. or you can keep sysnand offline at the lowest firmware saving fuses and create 2 emunands one for online one for offline if youre not hurting for space on ure sd card
     
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    This.
    I only do overclocking and a bit of save backup/restore and am not banned.
     
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    So I see most people use OFW to go online and emunand for mods etc. My question is has anyone tried to play online with emunand and original cartridges? I have a clean backup of my nand and was thinking about making emunand and only playing original cartridges online on it cause I would prefer to keep my OFW on 1.0.0.
    I know there is always a chance of getting banned but will I get banned the moment I go online with emunand? :D
     
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  10. tides

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    no. nintendo stance on this is mind boggling

    i do not understand why they have done this because people do buy games but this just make pirates not buy games ever
     
  11. azoreseuropa

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    In your dream.. Absolutely dream! NO.. No matter what... You are still going to be ban anyway. Nothing you can do about it. Nothing.. BAN, period. Seriously!
     
  12. Powerful

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    Only a little bit of people have tested this and some were banned and some weren’t. Some tried different things, so it’s up to you. I personally wouldn’t touch CFW online.
     
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    I read about emumand not go online you will get ban guarantee
     
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  14. Slim45

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    That's untrue. As long as the emunand is of a clean sysnand. I'm not taking about the one from sxos I'm taking about the recent release. But it's still on beta so wait for hekate to update
     
  15. Powerful

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    SX OS works fine? I use it. Any clean emuNAND will not get banned as long as it remains clean and your emuNAND is used offline by airplane mode, incognito, or stealth mode.
     
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  16. nolie
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    So if you have cfw you cant somehow temporarily be in an unhacked state?

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    so you can play cfw offline and just use regular firmware online?
     
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    Yes. OFW should be clean so you need to buy games for online.
     
  18. nachuz

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    That's against Switch TOS, and breaking it can make you end up getting banned
    I hope that helps
     
  19. Slim45

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    And don't play pirated games in emunand one or on the emunand the that you use online.
    Nsp's/xvi's should not be seen not heard by Nintendo
     
  20. BaamAlex

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    They can hear nsp or xci files? xD
     
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