Hekate on Reinx Switch?

AshenWolf May 25, 2019.

  1. AshenWolf
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    So, I have a Switch Reinx on firmware 6.1. I tried to backup my NAND using the Reinx toolkit but it fails/ suddenly stops when joining the components to a single file. I looked for an alternative and encountered Hekate. However, the tutorials for Hekate always involves Atmosphere/Kosmos. Should I switch to atmosphere first?(Is it simple? Will current installed games be corrupted?) Or I can use Hekate to backup my NAND on Reinx? Not really that familiar in this NAND thing. Thanks in advance
     
  2. azoreseuropa

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    Did you installed NSP games and played them before you want to backup NAND ? If so, you are already banned as well as running online. It might be too late for you. You should backup NAND through ReiNX before installed any NSP games.

    HOWEVER...

    You can always restore NAND if you Switch is brick but it wont restore your banned for online since if you installed NSP games and played them before you back it up.

    Anybody correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    Yes. You can use hekate for its backup/restore and other utility functions, without having to use it to boot cfw (atmosphere). Use it to get a nice verified backup then you can go back to booting Reinx your usual way.
     
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    You also can backup using ReiNX as well. ReiNX has a guide telling you how to do it. Very easy.
     
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    Thanks. Do you know a tutorial that involves Reinx? Been searching for hours and all involves Atmosphere/Kosmos...

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    Yep. Ive tried the Reinx Toolkit but it fails when the files are being combined to a single file. The command prompt just suddenly closes.

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    Yep,I just want to backup my Switch if it somehow bricks.
     
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    Taking a nand backup doesn't matter what cfw you use. Push the hekate payload, go to tools, verification options, select "Full", go back, go to backup, do "Backup EMMC BOOT0/1" and then do "Backup EMMC RAW GPP".
     
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    I see. Thanks again.
    Sorry for my continuous questions but I decided to use this chance to switch to Atmosphere since I've read in forums that its better than Reinx. Will my games still work after changing CFW? Do I just need to copy my Nintendo folder from Reinx and overwrite the nintendo folder in atmosphere?
     
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    Yes your games will still work, make sure you use the sweet patches and boot using fusee-primary rather than hekate. Yes the Nintendo folder contains your games (the ones that were installed to SD) so copying it over to a new SD installation will keep them.
     
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    Wow. You just cleared up my confusion from hours of reading so many tutorials. Really appreciate it :D

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    I injected the Hekate ctcaer.bin and the Kosmos image showed up. I'm in atmosphere now. Where can I see Hekate?
     
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    No, you need to combined to a single file called Joiner Scripts for windows. Here:
    joiner_scripts_for_windows_linux_macos.zip
     
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    I've done creating backups in Hekate and Im now in atmosphere. Thank goodness all of my games are alright. Does joining the parts save me storage space? or is it better to leave them separated and join them when I need them?
     
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    If you want to save storage space then it is better to leave them separated and join them when you need them. For me, I have two: Separated filed and join them. They are storage safely in my external hard drive for future. :)
     
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    I'll keep 2 copies of unjoined ones instead. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    No problem.
     
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    I am glad you made switch to atmosphere. it is really lovely cfw I have on my switches :)
     
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    Its only been a day and I've yet to see the difference between Reinx and Atmosphere. Both are great in my opinion. Its just that Atmosphere updates come the earliest.
     
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