RELEASE Kefir Updater

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Povstalez, May 22, 2019.

  1. WarSpaz

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    So can I use this to convert a unlinked profile to a "linked" profile and continue to use all my saves and so on?

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  2. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    No, it injects a whole new profile. You need to backup all your saves, then reinject them afterwards to the new profile.
     
  3. WarSpaz

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    Alright! Guess I'll research backing up saves and reinjecting them in another profile. Thanks for clearing it up

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  4. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    Backup both with Checkpoint and Edizon.
    If you wanna use Edizon to reinject you need the nightly or delete all your old saves from the "account that disappeared".
     
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  5. Andalitez

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  6. luk_pop

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    Gr8 name :) Nice tool.

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  7. IBNobody

    IBNobody I try to keep myself amused.

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    In case you did not see my request in my note about the save location... Would you please make your tool inject multiple NNID profiles instead of just the single profile?
     
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  8. dyerseve

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    Great tip, I did this but boy was it tedious. A few notes to clear things up, I read the entire thread and still didn't fully "get" how this tool does what it does.

    This tool doesn't utilize a nnid so no need to worry about sending someone your credentials or anything like that, I'd recommend that you have incognito already enabled. The tool itself after launch has one nnid option and a confirmation prompt and that's it. I believe after it ran, my switch crashed. But it did appear to work.

    As mentioned above, this tool will remove your profiles but orphan all profile saves unless you first backup and then remove them from Data Management -> Delete Save Data and remove all saves for each game, depending on your library this can take a good amount of time.

    Has anyone figured out how to remove the orphaned profile saves? I mistakenly believed the tool was removing only one profile, so I didn't delete saves from two other profiles and now they appear as ghost entries in Checkpoint but Checkpoint won't delete saves...

    +1 for the idea of adding multiple NNID profiles that would be useful. It'd be even better if we could do this without destroying all the profiles and skip leaving a boot logo, but at least we can play some of these games that require NNID check.
     
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  9. ShigoNaito

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    Hello just thought I should post and say and I am running SXOS 2.8 and EMU 8.1 and this worked to add an account to my switch. I was not online, and I used Checkpoint to backup all my saves and i removed them before running this.

    Only issue I had was when it asked to restart I canceled and backed out of Kefir. This of course errored out my switch and I had to manually shut it down. After restart the new account was there and I was able to get everything back to the way it was.

    BTW Thank you for the app and the instructions.

    Edit: +1 also on the idea of adding the ability to create multiple accounts.
     
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  10. dyerseve

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    So if you accidentally forget to remove all your old saves, they still appear under an unknown profile in checkpoint, the profile image is just a black square. If you want to remove them after you've already orphaned them, here's how:

    Go back to Delete Save Data and select one of the orphaned games and the option "Delete All Saved Data For This Software", once it's deleted you can check it in checkpoint and you'll now see your orphaned games are one shorter than before. Just repeat this until it's all cleaned up.
    If you've already restored your saves you can't delete just the orphaned saves you have to delete all saves for that game, so just backup, delete all and restore.
     
  11. B_Rod

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    PSA for those considering using this -
    It works as described, but replaces your cfw and payload files with its own and also installs several .nro apps without asking. I was alarmed to reboot to the Kefir splash screen, so I immediately overwrote all cfw and payload files with the latest version of Kosmos. All seems to be back to normal now, with the linked account still working. It would be nice if Kefir had an option to add the linked account ONLY.
     
  12. almmiron

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    How to restore savegames after linked fake account? I've backuped from my older local accounts, but they are gone. Edizon doesn't even open anymore, keeping giving me error screen and reboots the console

    I didnt deleted each savegame from sysmenu before applying kefir updater add linked account... But edizon bkps are all on my sd card.
     
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  13. pcwizard7

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    im not sure about editzone but checkpoint u need to open the game and save once for it to appear in hb app
     
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  14. Andalitez

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    You don't need to save in game, just launch the title and exit out of it again
     
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  15. djivaj

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    What is it really for?
     
  16. lordelan

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    World domination.

    And linking NNIDs.

    Everything else seems to be unnecessary.
     
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  17. frankadank

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    This tool seems fishy to be honest.
     
  18. Panget247

    Panget247 Newbie

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    I installed Kefirupdater on my switch with 8.0.1 firmware, with Atmosphere OS. But whenever I run Kefirupdater, it says Network Error check wifi connection. How do I Fix this? thanks
     
  19. KsAmJ

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    is there anyway to add a linked profile MANUALLY not via kafir as i don't want to connect to internet at all

    as anyway the kafir program download and replace some files so there SHOULD BE A MANUAL WAY

    if there is please share would be great
     
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  20. MythicalData

    MythicalData GBAtemp Maniac

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    I never had the chance to connect an account before I was banned. Now I can connect a dummy account for those few apps Noice :D
     
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