Forgot to dump BOOT0 and BOOT1 when dumping nand; can I restore?

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  1. Plump
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    I'll write this without any reasons behind stuff so you all can read this quickly.
    Before I started playing the leaked smash game I dumped my NAND, and moved it to another drive. But now when I got smash ultimate in my hand I wanted to restore my nand so i searched it up and said I needed a BOOT0 and BOOT1 file, which I didn't have. only rawnand files. Since I pirated smash and loaded a bunch of mods I guess dumping the current BOOT0/1 won't restore it correctly? Can I restore it without the boot files? If I can't go back I won't be able to play smash online again for sure ;c
     
  2. ScarletDreamz

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    No Boot0/Boot1 backup, = no restore afaik.
     
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    Well, time to buy a new switch
     
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    If I remember correctly you can create boot 0 and boot 1 with a tool which was used for updating the switch manually back in the days, you just need the firmware extraction tool, the correct firmware and your keys.
    I'm not preaty shure because i used it just one time
     
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    thats exactly the link i shared C:
     
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    Where is the recreate tutorial part? I searched for "recreate" and Nand and went through all of the ones that came up and found nothing about remaking them. I'm too lazy to read the whole thing to find it
     
  9. achuk

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    As Ferris said though do you have your switch keys? If not you're outta luck
     
  10. Plump
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    Would the switch keys be saved in the backups folder?
     
  11. Scarlet

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    You can definitely get the boot0 and boot1 files. I accidentally restored a NAND backup before realising I forgot to back them up.
    If you're in the same position as I was and already downgraded, all you need to do is get the boot0 and boot1 files for the correct firmware. You can get them by extracting the update files if my memory serves.

    Edit: If you're restoring to the same firmware as before, I don't think you actually need them. Only if you're restoring to a different one.
     
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    since I'm seriously super new to switch modding please explain what all you're saying means, like where do i extract update files? etc. I feel so bad tho, you must say so much for me lmao
     
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    Basically just follow the guide posted earlier (https://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-...nofficially-without-burning-any-fuses.507461/) using the firmware files of your backup. So if your backup is for firmware 5.1.0, get the update files for 5.1.0. You only need to follow it to the part where it talks about flashing the boot0 and boot1. After that, your backup should work fine.

    Of course, this is just going off my experience. Before you restore, make another complete backup (including boot0 and boot1 this time). That way, even if it goes wrong, you can go back to a working state and try again.
     
  14. tbb043

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    Pointless, since it'll be the "unhackable" revision by this point
     
  15. Plump
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    not planning to hack, just wanted to play smash early lmao
     
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