[GUIDE/STARTER PACK] ReiNX Installation and Use

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    WE'RE CLOSED AGAIN, GO TO REINX.GUIDE

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    ReiNX: It just works.

    So, you want to install ReiNX?

    Good, you probably should. Now that it has working sigpatches, ReiNX is the most effective free CFW on the market right now! But you're gonna need to get into the thing, so that's where this helpful guide comes into play. You'll need a few things before we get started:

    If you brick your Switch somehow- which would be impressive, honestly- I'm not responsible for that. If you follow these instructions to the letter, you'll have a working and more importantly sexy custom firmware on your system that will suit all your legal needs!
    Installing NSP files is going to get you banned. This is only for people who are indifferent about being banned or have been banned already. You were warned.

    Hardware
    Now that you have all the hardware, you'll need some software, too.
    There's a file called Darth Meteos' Super Special SD Stash v5.0.zip, that has sigpatches in it to allow you to run NSP backups. Please grab it here. The zip file has everything you need for the installation ahead. It also contains the following homebrew:​
    • Tinfoil (to install NSP files)
    • Retroarch (all the best emulators)
    • FTPD (for moving files between your PC and your Switch)
    • NX-Shell (a basic file manager)
    • EdiZon (for backing up/restoring/editing savegames)
    • The Homebrew App-Store (for getting even more homebrew)
    The zip file will also contain a bin payload to boot the CFW. However, if you've never connected your Switch to a computer, you'll need to do a couple of things first, to get the drivers playing fair. This guide is assuming that you've already done that, but if you're brand new to the scene- welcome, by the way- you'll need to do some one-time setup.​

    First-Time Installation
    Now, for the main installation.
    1. Power off your Switch and connect your Switch's SD Card to a computer of your choice.
    2. Extract the contents of the zip file you downloaded. There'll be a bin file, an SD Files folder, as well as a little readme with more information. Check the spoilered text for what it should look like:
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    3. Go into the SD Files folder and drag the contents onto the root of your SD Card. Overwrite everything.
      NOTE: If you don't know your firmware, you can find it in the system settings menu. The latest (as of this writing) is 5.1.0.
    4. If your card was empty except for the Nintendo folder beforehand, you should have a layout like the one in the spoiler:
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    5. Now that the SD Card is set up, please return it to your Nintendo Switch and enter into RCM mode through the method of your choice.
    6. Using TegraRCMGUI, inject the ReiNX.bin Payload from the Stash package to get into your Switch.
    7. After the splash screen vanishes and you see the Nintendo Switch logo, you can disconnect the Switch from your computer. You're in!
    Accessing the homebrew menu is easy, just open the album! Inside will be the Tinfoil NSP installer and the Homebrew App Store, which in turn has basically everything you could ever want. Keep an eye on the 'Temp, though, for future updates~

    When inside the homebrew menu, you can use Tinfoil to install nsp files, by placing them into the /tinfoil/nsp/ folder on your SD Card. All homebrew goes into the /switch/ folder.

    IF YOU NEED NOGC, PLEASE MAKE A FILE CALLED NOGC IN THE REINX FOLDER
    READ THE FUCKIN' F.A.Q BEFORE POSTING, IF YOUR QUESTION IS ANSWERED IN THE F.A.Q, IT WILL NOT BE ANSWERED OUTSIDE OF A SNIDE REMARK, POSSIBLY



    Thank you so much for making the choice to use ReiNX!
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    CURRENT LIMITATIONS
    • Sigpatches aren't likely going to be made for 1.0. Please update using @rajkosto's method if you want sigpatches on your Switch. Of course, this could change.
    • XCI loading is not yet implemented. It's possible a similar loader to SX will be put in, or an xci to nsp converter. Nothing is- as yet- set in stone. More on this as it develops.

    F.A.Q

    Q: Hey, is it Darth, or Meteos?
    A: It's Meteos. Darth, as you see in the Star Wars movies, is just a prefix like Mr, or Dr. Might end up changing it so people don't make this mistake anymore, 'cause there's a lot of Darths and I'm the only Meteos.

    Q: I had [insert issue here] with ReiNX! Who should I talk to about this?
    A: Just post here, if it's using the Stash files I put out. Otherwise, you can go to the ReiSwitched Discord here.

    Q: Are these files official?
    A: No, they aren't. They used to be, however, I have disassociated with ReiSwitched. I do not speak for them in any capacity. That may change- but it is probably not going to. They have their own releases on their Discord here. Please use those if you want an official release.

    Q: What firmware version does this support?
    A: Everything. Every bloody thing. It should work on your Switch.
     
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  3. Sem112

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    Nice and clear tutorial :-)
     
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    thanks for the tutorial!
     
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    thanks, it's my first one!
    a little nervous about it o.o'
     
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    Love it, can you still do the Pokemon way of installing NSP stuff ? like everyone we are pumped for this and are hanging out for a XCI loader :)
     
  7. danxster

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    Can this play xci files?
    Also what official firmware do I need to be on?
     
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    Rei :wub:
     
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    nice guide, thank you for this. i will watch closely for updates :D
     
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    That was intially an integral part of the tutorial, however, since Tinfoil will soon be as functional without the... y'know... illegality... I decided not to include it. In a few days, it'll be all good.
    No, xci's are not playable as yet. This functionality is being worked on. I'll update the updates comment to reflect this.
    5.x and up can use this right now. Lower firmwares are being worked on, but since they were pushing back release unnecessarily, we ended up not implementing that just yet.
     
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  11. Ghassen-ga

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    thought we could already install NSP games and stuff , wasn't everyone confirming that its working in the official rei thread ?
     
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    We can, tinfoil is included. I even said you could in the OP.
     
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    no love for 2.3.0 ?
    sad :(
     
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    Can you link one?
     
  15. Ghassen-ga

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    oh i read we can't install DLC's and updates , thought that rule applies to all the other NSP's , sorry my bad.
     
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    Did one better, I made one ^-^
     
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    Awesome! Maybe link to the paperclip jig guide too?
     
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    I did. It's in the hardware section.
     
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    Oops!
     
  20. newfreezer

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    Please, UPDATE. It doesnt workshop on 4.x. Everyone who tested till now, including me, got bluescreen just after splashscreen.
     
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