RELEASE Incognito

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by blawar, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB

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    Yeah, if you got error messages trying to access Nintendo's online servers while incognito was installed, then that's the intended effect. If you didn't at any point successfully connect to N's online stuff without incognito, then you shouldn't be banned.

    Yes I believe incognito has a restore function. I don't think you'd have to do anything to "reactivate" it after restoring.

    But yeah if you want a guaranteed clean nand then you should do the Choidujour process, the end result should be ready to go online as is (after updating to current FW version). I haven't done that myself so can't be more help there, but all the info you need should be available.
     
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  2. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yes, already wrote blawar about this and he told me that (just have to get my friend's Switch back so I can do it).
    Although I'm pretty sure I saw that tutorial as well, I can't seem to find it. :(
    Can you help me?
     
  3. hippy dave

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    Screen Shot 2019-07-23 at 14.39.02.
    https://switch.homebrew.guide/usingcfw/manualchoiupgrade

    Good luck!
     
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  4. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Thx.
    I went through Raj's guide with ChoiDujour because I wanted to update my Switch back then right before ChoiDujourNX was released. However I'm not sure which exact step would involve cleaning the log file and I don't need to go through all the steps (that I'm still a bit familiar with luckily). So I throwed shchmue a PM on Discord and hopefully he will take on me.
    At least it's a cool thing to know how to delete logs - for anyone.
    I know most people either have a clean NAND backup or went online at least once so they won't benefit from that (as there would be a log stamp mismatch on Ninty's server leading to a ban) but if others that have never been online need this, it might be helpful.
    Let's see what (and if) he replies.

    Edit: Okay you already showed it in your screenshot (shchmue replied to me on Discord). Just mount SYSTEM and USER without up- or downgrading the FW (obviously) and delete anything in there, that's it. Will try that when I got my friend's Switch back. :)

    Edit 2: While deleting everything in SYSTEM, don't delete the file 8000000000000120 in SYSTEM:/save/ or the Switch won't boot! So that's the only file that needs to be left there. Everything else in SYSTEM has to be deleted.
     
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  5. metaljay

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    Your emunand was built from your dirty sysNand, factory resetting doesn’t clear logs.

    If he installed incognito on sysNand then it doesn’t make sense why he was banned unless he didn’t install correctly
     
  6. lettuce

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    So is it advised to disable incognito before you do a nand dump or doesnt it matter?
     
  7. hippy dave

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    Up to you really, as long as you know which backup is incognito'd or not, it'll be the same state when you restore it. Just make sure you keep your prodinfo backup safe at all times.
     
  8. CheddaGuap

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    So whats the point of incognito again? So far what i understand is that if you install incognito your able to go online without any of your information being sent to Big N but you cant access nintendo servers which mean you cant play online through wifi? I have games i downloaded from eshop that i play with wifi and then i have NSP files that i play on Atmosphere with airplane mode on. What benefits would i gain from installing this?
     
  9. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Guru

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    It meant to be used as a way to block communication between your switch and Nintendo server, so no online gaming.
     
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  11. ColorBoyKent

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    Can I use incognito instead of emummc to get back the space you lose from emummc?
     
  12. Rahkeesh

    Rahkeesh GBAtemp Maniac

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    It doesn't work that way at all. Incognito stops you from connecting to Nintendo servers so you can do dirty things, but any leftover traces of those will be broadcast to Nintendo the moment you remove Incognito and go online. If you want to play Switch games online, you need a copy of nand that is fairly clean, to complement your second nand running incognito doing the dirty stuff.
     
  13. ColorBoyKent

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    So if that’s the case then
    but 90dns does that so what’s really the point of thought you get back the space emummc take cause ik you can run incognito with emummc but I’m saying can you run with out to get space back and when want to play online use hekate to restore nand
     
  14. Rahkeesh

    Rahkeesh GBAtemp Maniac

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    Incognito basically lets you do the same thing as 90DNS without needing a DNS. That's it.

    If you want to reflash nand everytime you go online instead of using emummc you can do that. The prodinfo that Incognito wipes (or restores) is part of a full nand backup. But so are the DNS settings for 90DNS so its going to be about the same process either way.
     
  15. ColorBoyKent

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    so I can’t get more space by just using incognito and not emummc and just restore nand to go online
     
  16. TieMonkey

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    jungle,usa with my banana
    just curious if i follow the guide hippy dave replied with and get a clean nand from it, would that nand have the correct prodinfo (like regenerated) or is gone =gone forever (my hard drive killed itself) (live and learn if so lol)
     
  17. ColorBoyKent

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    So can I
     
  18. hippy dave

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    If you don't have the original prodinfo to start with, you can't regenerate it, sorry.
     
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  19. veekay

    veekay GBAtemp Regular

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    Does this no longer let you backup the prodinfo by pressing B? Without applying things, I can only verify.
     
  20. TieMonkey

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    thats what i figured, o well ill be getting the lite anyways so thatll be my online play so no worries
     
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