1. MushGuy

    OP MushGuy GBAtemp Maniac
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    Hello, so I'm currently using incognito_ rcm in my Switch with the original PRODINFO properly backed up. However, I'm planning to restore it to use Exosphere instead along with DNS MITM. How effective is Exosphere nowadays, and how does it work? Does it actually modify the PRODINFO in NAND, or does it just simulate a blanked PRODINFO without actually altering it?
     
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    wownmnpare GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    I would say 50% since there still a chance you'll get ban
     
  3. MushGuy

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    Bump. Second opinions, anyone?
     
  4. squee666

    squee666 Advanced Tech Pleb
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    exosphere works exactly the same as incognito

    it uses the same code base all the way down to the fact that it would softbrick mariko units when enabled until they fixed that issue

    its basically the same thing with some fixes
    and the fact you dont need to write to nand to use it

    so yeah i dont know how someone can estimate 2 identical things as one being 50% effective

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    https://github.com/Atmosphere-NX/Atmosphere/issues/1317
     
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    OP MushGuy GBAtemp Maniac
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    So it works the same as Incognito, but without writing the blanked PRODINFO to NAND like Incognito does, is that right?
     
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    Yes!
     
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    The timing of when prodinfo is blanked potentially matters. With Incognito it's blanked from before boot because the actual NAND was rewritten, with exosphere NAND is untouched and calls have to be intercepted, but this happens only starting from a certain point in the boot process. It might make absolutely zero difference but the Atmosphere documentation itself marks the feature as "experimental" because it is unknown whether that opening could provide any info to Nintendo.
     
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    This is horrifically misleading at best.

    Atmosphere explicitly performs blanking before launching any other processes. What you describe has been accounted for, and solved.

    It's not marked experimental because it's unknown what it provides to Nintendo. It's marked experimental because I personally think blanking PRODINFO is completely moronic. It's a nuke for a problem better solved by a scalpel.
     
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    And Why do you think it’s better not to blank it completely? I don’t understand...
    I don’t see any disadvantages from blanking it completely; it consists of serial numbers which should be unimportant to an average user
     
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    Just because PRODINFO is blanked doesn't mean all of the console's information is blanked. This is why there is some merits to 90DNS or dns.mitm to block Nintendo traffic because this way prevents all information from reaching Nintendo in the first place.
     
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