Question Completely remove traces of installed NSP file

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Kingslayer_Kyle, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Kingslayer_Kyle
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    Kingslayer_Kyle Member

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    Hey,

    So I've been messing around a lot with the retroarch NSP forwarders and I've installed a huge amount of NSP's just getting it to work.

    When I install an NSP with the same title ID as I've previously used the console seems to remember the name of the game and picture I originally installed with that title ID. So I'm guessing somewhere stored on my switch I have a huge amount of junk full of old games that were installed.

    I'm quite new to the scene so I don't fully know how tickets work but I'm assuming they play a role in this? Or there might just be another directory that holds the information of everything you've ever installed..

    Basically all I'm wanting to know is how you completely uninstall a game (Besides just deleting the NSP file and uninstalling from home menu)
     
  2. mariogamer

    mariogamer GBAtemp Maniac

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    The only true way would be to restore a nand backup. (or maybe if you delete manually every file related to nsp, tho it is not as fast (you would need to know every single file)/might leave traces)
     
  3. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere See i would put something here if i knew what to

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    You cant clean the console after you install nsps
    You need a nand dump before you booted cfw
     
  4. mariogamer

    mariogamer GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yeah I know that. I was just not sure if it would be possible to delete everything manually (in theory, cause it would not be practical)
     
  5. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere See i would put something here if i knew what to

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    In theory you could try to rebuild the nand to try and clean it
     
  6. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Cleanest way is to have a clean NAND Backup, pre CFW backup, and the alternative method is to do the following

    Mount the emmc in hacdiskmount.

    For 100% clean emmc...

    Mount SYSTEM, bis key 2.
    You will have:

    Contents
    save
    saveMeta (maybe)

    1) Delete saveMeta folder if it exists.
    2) Go in to save, delete everything apart from 8000000000000120 - you will want to complete initial setup when booted!
    3) Go into Contents/placehld. Delete anything that may be in here (probably empty)
    4) Go to SD card, delete Nintendo folder. It is now useless.

    Unmount, boot. Done.
     
  7. Sumandora

    Sumandora Im using Parental Controls. Change my Mind!

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    theoracticly yes you can remove all traces IF YOU KNOW WHERE THEY ARE but nobody knows so a backup of the NAND AND PLEASE DONT FORGET THAT SD CARD NSPS MUST BE REMOVED TOO SO YOU MUST FORMAT THE SD BEFORE GOING ONLINE (idk if the nand backup removes these things from the SD card too because in the switch "registry" nothing from these games is, heard the certificates are banning you and these are on the NAND but i wouldnt trust this soo yea format the SD card and use a nand backup to be sure to dont get banned if you arent you can redownload these games from the SD card too) :)
     
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