Is my Switch Bricked from trying to downgrade?

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  1. SAMVREMIX
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    My switch was updated to 8.0.1 and was using atmosphere OS. All my games corrupted so i was going to downgrade to 7.1 using ChoijourNX. While it was downgrading, atmosphere crashed and now i cant boot into CFW or OS. I can boot into hekate but thats it. I have tried downgrading Choijour on my pc and got my keys from Biskeydump but when i try and use hactool. I get up to the stage 4 and then i get IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'ini1\\spl.kip1' so i cant get my keys for hactool and then the ones i need for Choijour. I have tried googling keys.txt for choijour but thhey all give me 'failed to match key....' [2868] Failed to execute script ChoiDujour. dont know what else I can do. have since bought another switch so not a big issue but would like the other for an emulator so would like it working. Sorry for the long post.
     
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  2. tech3475

    tech3475 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Do you have a full nand dump/backup?
     
  3. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

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    the directory ini1\\spl.kip1 doesn't sound right with the two back slashes, but I don't know much about the switch, so it might be normal. the syntax just doesn't look right.
     
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  4. Krazyeye

    Krazyeye Just Keep On Keepin' On!

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    All the games should've worked again if you uninstall & reinstall the corrupted games or just reinstalling the game update nsp... majority of times, you're gonna have a bad time when downgrading system firmware.
     
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  5. NoNAND

    NoNAND GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    There's a chance that your Switch NAND partitions might have been corrupted during the atmosphere crash incident.
    Do you happen to have a NAND backup?
     
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  6. SAMVREMIX
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    I do yes but when I try and restore it, I get told that the size is incorrect.
     
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  7. NoNAND

    NoNAND GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    what version of Hekate are you using and with what Hekate version did you make that backup
     
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  8. SAMVREMIX
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    I'm using latest now but I can't remember which version it was when I completed the nand
     
  9. Pinkton

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    Forgive my ignorance, but this has got me wondering (worried perhaps) that my 301 backup isn't as safe as I thought? Surely it shouldn't matter?
     
  10. SAMVREMIX
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    Have sorted it now. I must've backed up my keys as when I looked at my old backup there was a keys.txt. used that and all good
     
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