RELEASE Kefir Updater

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  1. OrGoN3

    OrGoN3 GBAtemp Addict

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    Do you guys just use the account it creates or do you create your own next to it? Do you rename the account/etc without breaking?
     
  2. pcwizard7

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    this is a similar aio package of cfw like kosmos and if u install it or check for udates will install the aio package. i just go to the add nintendo account and never use it again and it only does this
     
  3. designgears

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    That's user error for not reading what options you were using.
     
  4. Jakkal666

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    Does this work on FW 9.0.1 and SXOS 2.9.2 BETA?
     
  5. pcwizard7

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    yes and make sure you backup any saves before doing this
     
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  6. Jakkal666

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    Thanks!
    Yeah, I'll use Checkpoint for that.
     
  7. Nazosan

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    I just ran across this: https://switch-xci.com/link-switch-console-account-to-a-nintendo-account

    They mention a way to do it manually -- essentially just replacing the one part of the user savedata that is necessary for this. I believe it would actually be 100% possible for a homebrew program to do that automatically without the unwanted extra stuff, but for the meantime, this is generally a lot less complicated than it seems.

    I'm trying to do this now, but I'm delayed by the fact that I need to get it to an emuMMC instead of system and my current system doesn't even have enough room for a dump. GoldLeaf supposedly supports writing to the SYSTEM partition, but it didn't seem to actually do it. (Probably the current version has something you have to do first, but there's no mention of anything like that in the documentation. All I can say for sure is I try to copy the file, it says successful and then nothing actually happens. It's probably supposed to show a warning and it doesn't, so my bet is they've set it up to require you to edit the settings to put something in for this.)
     
  8. designgears

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    This app used that info, which was from another thread here. It replaces 2 files. Either way you end up orphaning your saves.
     
  9. Nazosan

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    The point is a way to do it that doesn't use a closed source app that replaces boot files/etc and could potentially be sending other stuff from your system (PRODINFO?) along the way for all anyone knows.
     
  10. designgears

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    Go read the thread and do it manually. The app isn't sending anything out, just grabbing the account files. A quick RE or wireshark capture can confirm that.
     
  11. illicit

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    this changed my tinfoil and mercury app languages to russian. any idea how to change it back to english? i tried the system settings but that wasn't it. also reinstalled the apps. no luck

    edit: used google translate camera lense. went to region in options and changed from ru to us.
     
    Last edited by illicit, Oct 17, 2019
  12. pcwizard7

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    Did u use the add nintenido link account or install cfw as that would install a cfw package i.e replace any existing homebrew with its own
     
  13. illicit

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    i ran the update option, which i don't recommend, because it downloads extra apps and changes the splash screen with some other unwanted things. i had to delete my atmosphere, bootloader, and sept folder and restore old/stock ones to revert. it keeps the linked profile though, even after you change the name and icon. i would just use the add linked profile option which should only do that. hope this answers your question.
     
  14. pcwizard7

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    yes you must only use "add nintenido link" for this one purpose as update or install is to do with the kefir AIO CFW Package
     
  15. Luc20100

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    Yep, ran into this as well. I thought update meant update software. Not update my switch to Russian. LOL
     
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  16. falcorr

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    This crap is not worth the hassle. I'd strongly recommend avoiding.

    Apart from overwriting boot files and who knows what else without warning, it makes Checkpoint behave oddly (blank default user selected, unable to restore pre-Kefir saves to new users), and is causing crashes (9.0.1 / 0.9.4) with Atmosphere citing an error with the 'player select' titleID among other unspecified freezing.

    Edit: a crash from Kefir, Atmosphere report:
    Atmosphère Fatal Report (v1.0):
    Result: 0xE801 (2001-0116)

    Title ID: 0100000000001007
    Process Name: playerSelec
    Firmware: 9.0.1 (Atmosphère 0.9.4-master-c62c4846)
    General Purpose Registers:
    FP: 00000066be0ded90
    LR: 00000024e09fcc64
    SP: 00000066be0ded90
    PC: 00000024e0997cbc
    Start Address: 00000024e0800000
    Stack Trace:
    ReturnAddress[00]: 00000024e0a5da28
    ReturnAddress[01]: 00000024e0a5d7c0
    ReturnAddress[02]: 00000024e0a5d364
    ReturnAddress[03]: 00000024e0a5d4b8
    ReturnAddress[04]: 00000024e09635fc
    ReturnAddress[05]: 00000024e0962978
    ReturnAddress[06]: 00000024e0962a48
    ReturnAddress[07]: 00000024e0967f40
    ReturnAddress[08]: 00000024e0a601a4
    ReturnAddress[09]: 00000024e0a7d0bc
    ReturnAddress[10]: 00000024e0a7d848
    ReturnAddress[11]: 00000024e0a7ec28
    ReturnAddress[12]: 00000024e0bed228
    ReturnAddress[13]: 00000024e0bf7484
    ReturnAddress[14]: 00000024e0bf7294
    ReturnAddress[15]: 00000024e0bf21b4
    ReturnAddress[16]: 00000024e0c046f8
    ReturnAddress[17]: 00000024e0a69198
    ReturnAddress[18]: 00000024e0a85fa0
    ReturnAddress[19]: 00000024e0a856b8
    ReturnAddress[20]: 00000024e09561d8
    ReturnAddress[21]: 00000024e09586f4
    ReturnAddress[22]: 0000000000000000​
     
    Last edited by falcorr, Oct 22, 2019
  17. pcwizard7

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    1. there is a guide on how to do this manually and tells which files it changes this just downloads pre-edited files and apply them
    2. you can restore checkpoint backups after kefir u just need to open the game first then close it and then it appears in checkpoint for u to restore, saves are not tie to the user
    3. never had an issue so I can't comment on freezes or errors
     
  18. falcorr

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    I found after Kefir both the new linked account and any made myself after that point would not see backups made beforehand. I could have games appear after having booted them once but no saves listed for restoring.

    Edit: Except - when running Checkpoint it would start with a blank profile selected, with all the games and their backups listed. This was presumably the account that was 'removed' by Kefir. It couldn't be selected after changing to another account.
     
    Last edited by falcorr, Oct 22, 2019
  19. pcwizard7

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    the blank icon for user profile in checkpoint is one of the new profiles so restore one and see which one
     
  20. cpavanelli

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    Please everyone be aware of the UPDATE button, is not what you would think it is ( it overwrites your CFW, installs many .nros all without asking for it!!!)
    I wish i could have read all replies here before clicking that button.

    Oh, also the add link account button works as expected (only what I downloaded that for, thanks for this anyway)

    If possible the developer should remove the update button, or at least remove it from the instructions

    -- edit

    reverted all CFW changes and deleted unwanted apps on the switch folder
    now I have the linked account working + my CFW and apps as they were before! :D
    (also restored my saves done with checkpoint, all good)
     
    Last edited by cpavanelli, Oct 23, 2019
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