How to setup Emunand/ keep Sysnand online

Discussion in 'Switch - Tutorials' started by thaikhoa, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. thaikhoa
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    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
    Aiming of having Emunand in this topic is to max out Sysnand to play online while Emunand stays offline

    IF YOUR SYSTEM WAS BANNED YOU'D STOP READING FROM HERE
    > DO NOT check whether you're got banned yet by connecting to the Internet or so.

    There is always at least a risk to get you banned or unlikely to brick your Switch.
    YOU'RE AT YOUR OWN RISK
    I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR BAN.


    > Backup RawNand and BOOT0/1 using SX Bootloader, Hekate or any trusted tools out there

    1. NEW EMUNAND
    YOU HAVE TO RE-INSTALL ALL GAMES AFTER CREATING EMUNAND
    > Backup all your savedata using Checkpoint or your trusted homebrew.
    Follow these steps below
    1. CLEAN UP SYSNAND
    2. UPDATE SYSNAND FIRMWARE
    3. CREATE EMUNAND
    4. UNLINK THE TWO NANDS
    2. KEEP DATA TO TRANSFER TO EMUNAND
    > Backup all your savedata using Checkpoint or your trusted homebrew.
    Follow these steps below
    1. CREATE EMUNAND
    2. CLEAN UP SYSNAND
    3. UPDATE SYSNAND FIRMWARE
    4. UNLINK THE TWO NANDS
    5. UPDATE EMUNAND FIRMWARE OFFLINE
      to update your emuannd to the latest firmware

    This guide is valid until the next update of NSW firmware or SX OS.
    CLEAN UP SYSNAND
    PRESS

    UPDATE SYSNAND FIRMWARE
    PRESS

    CREATE EMUNAND
    PRESS

    UNLINK THE TWO NANDS
    PRESS

    BACKUP EMUNAND AND BOOT1 TO KEEP EMUNAND ALIVE AFTER AN UPDATE
    PRESS

    UPDATE EMUNAND FIRMWARE OFFLINE
    PRESS

    ENJOY WHILE IT LASTS
     
    Last edited by thaikhoa, Oct 30, 2018
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    Great guide! You answered me the question I had about the emunand and the Nintendo Folder, because all my eshop games were deleted when booted into EmuNand. Thanks, I'll give it a try later!
     
  3. stewacide

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    The 'clean up sysnand' portion seems only to apply if you've been installing NSPs to sysnand, and don't have a nand backup from before you started doing that (if you do have a clean backup just restore it). Otherwise it's unnecessary and could itself flag you for a ban.

    Also, for unlinking the nands, it's a lot easier to do the factory reset on the emunand. Saves all the restoring boot1 and unlinking/relinking account stuff. You just boot into emunand the first time, select factory restore (offline), and you're done. This makes sense also since you can backup and restore your saves on emunand if you want (back them up before doing the factory reset on emunand), while doing so on sysnand will get you banned.

    Also (as you say) it's MASSIVELY less hassle to just use two SD cards. Moreso because you can have the sysnand SD exfat (for easy XCI swapping) and the emunand SD fat32 (to prevent corruption).

    p.s. I wish there was a way to have SXOS boot to the bootloader by default (saving you having to hold vol+ every time)
     
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  4. aerios169

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    thnaks it help me alot
     
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  5. thaikhoa
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    You won't get flagged (I did it for 3 months and I'm still there) or something because maunally delete ticketblob and error logs in the first place before factory restore settings will double wipe all ticketblob/error logs out. Make the nand more clean in official way.

    Yes the clean up step is for those who messed up with NSP and didn't have a nand backup up to date (the latest firmware). My method is to keep sysnand online, so either factory restore settings in sysnand or emunand is okay to unlink the two nands but we have to do that on sysnand regardlessly because of online activity.

    Anyway do whatever you guys would like to be and believe in yourself to do so. Because by some dark magics out there in theory we're all get flagged and will be banned soon.
     
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  6. leonmagnus99

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    great guide, but i wont bother with this.
    if im banned im banned :l

    its too much of a hassle to reinstall everything x.x and the saves.
    i rather be banned i guess.
     
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  7. thaikhoa
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    I will write one more step to keep all installed game/savedata on emunand. I did install emunand to keep all data for 10+ Switches and all of them are still playing online.

    Stay tuned.
     
  8. thaikhoa
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    Just updated the guide

    1. NEW EMUNAND
    YOU HAVE TO RE-INSTALL ALL GAMES AFTER CREATING EMUNAND
    > Backup all your savedata using Checkpoint or your trusted homebrew.
    Follow these steps below
    1. CLEAN UP SYSNAND
    2. UPDATE SYSNAND FIRMWARE
    3. CREATE EMUNAND
    4. UNLINK THE TWO NANDS
    2. KEEP DATA TO TRANSFER TO EMUNAND
    > Backup all your savedata using Checkpoint or your trusted homebrew.
    Follow these steps below
    1. CREATE EMUNAND
    2. CLEAN UP SYSNAND
    3. UPDATE SYSNAND FIRMWARE
    4. UNLINK THE TWO NANDS
    5. UPDATE EMUNAND FIRMWARE OFFLINE
      to update your emuannd to the latest firmware
     
    Last edited by thaikhoa, Oct 11, 2018
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  9. Buszu92

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    So, it's possible to play for example Fortnite after using sx os?
     
  10. aerios169

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    Using emunand yes, just use ofw for that and for xci or nsp use emunand offline and that is all
     
  11. werneck14

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    Does this work with ReiNX or just SXOS?
     
  12. Draxzelex

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    Only SX OS because it is their implementation of EmuNAND.
     
  13. kje123

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    quick question

    do you have to unlink the nands to avoid a ban? id rather not have to redownload all my games again if i can avoid it
     
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    What a headache
     
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  15. AliceOnDrugs

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    Is the unlinking part totally necessary? I've only got one sd card and it sounds like a pain in the ass to constantly plug/unplug/rename/reinsert
     
  16. Helton

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    I have some nsp's installed, but I have a clean nand backup 5.1 (current OFW version installed)

    What´s the best way to create emunand?

    Restore the backup, format the sd card / system and create emunand?

    If I want to go online in OFW will I have to upgrade to 6.0.1?

    Remembering that I didn´t go online with the nsp's, only xci ...

    Thank you!
     
  17. shanefromoz

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    Once in SXOX emunand can it be updated to the latest firmware say 6.2 when released without going to OFW?
     
  18. Nifkinx

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    Can anyone explain the 2 SD card concept for me please? Do I just copy the contents of my SD to the other and have the OFW card use the "NintendoSys" folder with no XS stuff on there? The other would have "NintendoEmu" folder with .xci's correct? Any help is appreciated
     
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  19. thaikhoa
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    thaikhoa GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yes, you can update emunand's firmware offline to any version but you have to backup BOOT1. Wait for someone to confirm if BOOT1 can be used on new firmware.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Yes, just copy Nintendo (no need to rename folder anymore) folder to a SD. NintendoSys, NintendoEmu are for the same SD setup.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    If you have clean nand backup, It's okay to restore. Make sure you're on the same fw.

    Yes you have to update ofw to the latest firmware to go online.
     
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  20. stenafo

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    Hello.

    What i'm trying to do now is using the sysnand without SD (Just for play fifa online) and plug in the SD before going into SXOS to use the Emunand.

    Might it works?
     
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