Haven't been following the hacking scene for years, and have some quick questions.

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  1. Ichigo1000
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    I bought a switch around a year ago to make sure i have the first generation console so that I'm able to hack it in the future, and it is currently sitting untouched at firmware 4.1.0. I did some research and realized that it is now hackable on the latest firmware if you have a first generation console.

    I know that it is best to stay on the lowest possible, but i recently bought a 256gb microsd, and it's prompting me to update for SDXC support. I'm wondering if there is anything I should know about before updating, or should I not (are there any benefits to staying lower firmware)? Thank you. I am planning to following the NH switch guide to hack my switch.

    I also heard that emunand (emuMMC) is now possible, so isn't it better to be on the latest firmware so that I'm able to still play online on sysnand?
     
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    First thing is check your serial to make sure it is INDEED exploitable! I'd post it if I weren't on my mobile but I assure you it's a quick search away!

    As far as staying as low as possible... That's kind of an opinion thing. For patched consoles it's a necessity to be at a certain firmware for any exploit to work, which is why you should double check before updating, but....

    Should you update?!

    Personally, I'd say yes. Especially if your Switch is vulnerable to the RCM exploit.

    The people who stay on a low firmware are holding out for a coldboot setup like how it is for the 3DS but if you want to play online or use online services at all, the best way to avoid the hammer is CLEAN updated sysMMC and an emuMMC for all your dirty Homebrew adventures... Offline, of course, for maximum security.

    I've personally been using emuMMC that a "restored" to remove the users, applied incognito to remove my serial and use 90DNS so I can utilize the online features of Homebrew. I've been doing this for months with no ban BUT! and this is a big but, no one has really been banned lately... So Nintendo might have something real sinister waiting for all of us!... But probably not
     
  3. Ichigo1000
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    My switch is unpatched according to the NH switch guide. Thanks. Is there any way to use my 256gb microsd without updating?
     
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    No problem. Then I'll just TLDR repeat myself:

    Update your system to 9.0, boot hekate ctcaer 5.0.2, NAND backup (important first step!) create emuMMC, live life on the wild side.

    This page makes life very easy and is most usually up to date https://switch.hacks.guide/

    Please don't follow a video guide... Good luck!
     
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    yea but its pretty intense, you have to backup all the files, and then insert the new SD and then put them on the new SD card.
     
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    That page is horribly out of date.
    It literally says
    Version Table
    From To
    1.0.0 2.3.0 Homebrew Launcher (PegaSwitch)
    3.0.0 3.0.0 Homebrew Launcher (Installer)
    3.0.1 5.0.2 Wait for CFW -- Blocking Updates"

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    use guiformat to format the card to fat32 then add your files onto it
     
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    Whooops, you right! I Googled Switch hack guide and that's the first one that came up that looks a lot like the one I used (dark theme)

    I was on my mobile. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
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    Thanks, so I made a mistake, I forgot to install an app on sysnand before installing emummc and cfw. I finished the entire guide but I cannot use homebrew.

    How can I delete emummc so that I can remake it after installing it to sysnand?
     
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    Format or delete the partition where you have created emuMMC and create a new one.
     
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    Make sense, thanks. Do you think unlinking the NANDs is a better option? Is there any benefits?
     
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    No, there is no need for unlinking. Only useful if you want to delete the nintendo account from your emuMMC.
     
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    This is the page I used: https://nh-server.github.io/switch-guide/

    Probably doesn't matter now... lol but maybe someone else will see it and bookmark it like I did!

    I've unlinked and deleted my account from emuMMC for safety... but there is no evidence to suggest that even does anything.
    If you remove your serial information that is probably enough but I just figure if they somehow check for an account... paranoia *shrug*
     
  13. reminon

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    I feel like it's too late now, but personally I would leave sysnand on 4.1, and use pegascape. Using a dongle isn't a serious pain, but if I didn't have to, I wouldn't. Plus you are already planning to use emummc.
     
  14. Ichigo1000
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    Ah i see, I have one more question, Just a bit paranoid, but is there an option to disable boot to sysNAND in RCM? I heard you can by editting the hekate file but i've never found the details on how to do it.

    EDIT: ahh i recreated the partition and reinstalled emuMMC with youtube, now its telling me that the app is not on the console... I tried launching youtube on sysnand and it works
     
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