Factory restoring cfw switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by jaykureno, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. jaykureno
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    If I factory restore my CFW switch will I be able to update the console and go online without being banned? I have never installed any pirated games and have only used cfw for homebrew like doom and quake.
     
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    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    Factory reset won't remove logs and such. So no. Generally, factory reset won't help you not getting banned.
     
  4. jaykureno
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    What steps can I take to minimize the chance of a ban? I don't have a nand backup since I didn't think just using the homebrew channel had any risk of ban as I've now been informed it does.
     
  5. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    Backup your "clean" NAND and stay constantly offline (or even better, stay in airplane mode).
    Here is my guide if you want (backup is under extra/important)
     
  6. jaykureno
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    Well my point was I wanted to update my console and stop using cfw alltogether and use it as a standard console
     
  7. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    You can start whenever you want, but it might not be safe. To make it safer, you would have to "recreate" the NAND, which is possible, but I have no idea how. That would be the safes thing to do.
     
  8. Resaec

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    If he ever had a report and recreates his nand now he will also get banned.
    That's why its important to read up on what you do.
    Hacking a console and not creating a backup is like bagging to be banned.
    Just tell us what you did in CFW and if your console has reports saved (settings menu)
     
  9. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    We don't care about saved reports, but about sent reports. Saved reports can be removed.
    So if he ever sent a report and would clean it, he can be flagged. But if he had saved reports, it is pretty much safe.
     
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    Right, didn't think about that.
    But does he know whether the report was there before he went offline?
    Its risky anyways.

    Edit: we don't even know if he went offline at all and what cfw he used.
    If it is sxos it will save reports
     
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    Yeah the system has never been online since in any hacked state so I guess I wouldn't have any sent reports. How do I go about cleaning the saved ones out?
     
  12. comput3rus3r

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    don't listen to them. Factory reset through maintenance mode and you're good to go. It's your best option in your case.
     
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    What CFW did you use? Anything except SXOS is ok, because they wont save reports since creport was introduced.
    Delete the CFW and all homebrew from your SD and you are good to go.

    With SXOS comput3rus3r is right, nothing can be done here.
    You dont want to delete any previous report that got send to N and you can't only delete specific reports (afaik).
    So you can only hope that they are "clean"
     
  14. jaykureno
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    I used hekate and reinx so I should be safe right?
     
  15. Resaec

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    Yes, since August 12 SDFiles were distributed with creport.
     
  16. jaykureno
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    Ive been using cfw long before august 12th. I guess I have saved reports then?
     
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    Possibly. If your HB didn't crash in that timeframe you are probably save.
    So there is nothing we can do. Try factory format and hope for the best.
    Maybe wait a day and someone might come up with a better idea.
     
  18. CrisFTW

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    In order to minimize the possible chance of getting banned, you must understand that making any modification to your Switch will possibly get you banned. You either hack your Switch and get banned or don't hack the Switch and still be able to play your games like normal. Also report here about getting banned. Stop making pointless thread. You're taking up space https://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendo-switch-banning-hub-warning.508710/
     
  19. jaykureno
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    What was the method for removing saved reports?
     
  20. Kubas_inko

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    Dreport. But don't do it if you ever were online with some error reports
     
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