Let's go Pikachu Fake NSP.

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  1. Essasetic
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    Essasetic Your local TX Fanboy

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    There's a fake NSP going around of Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! If you see any NSP of if (before release) DO NOT DOWNLOAD/INSTALL IT! People have reported that it put their switch in a bootloop/crashes infinitely.

    Credit goes to @Creatable for reporting it on WNX before people got their switches bricked.
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    Wait for a proper NSP or buy the game.

    EDIT: Always make a NAND Backup. Especially because now people can make fake NSPs of games. This will probably happen for Smash Ultimate as well so be extra careful downloading NSPs. Especially before release!

    UPDATE: @Creatable has been suspended (for spreading the NSP) and @JellyPerson has been banned for the same reason.

    UPDATE 2: https://old.reddit.com/r/Drama/comm...e_rom_of_an_upcoming/?st=joixkous&sh=8bbec5c3

    It's on r/drama peeps.
     
    Last edited by Essasetic, Nov 15, 2018
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  2. blobdabman

    blobdabman Banned

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    Yeah I got bricked from this, however I restored my Switch from a NAND backup. This thread is just another reminder to make a full NAND backup, no matter how long it takes!
     
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  3. Essasetic
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    Essasetic Your local TX Fanboy

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    I cannot tell you how much I agree with this.
     
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  4. blobdabman

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    Must be super unfortunate for those who haven't made a backup. Honestly it would be awesome if someone made a payload that forced you to make a backup before you can boot CFW.
     
  5. Essasetic
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    Essasetic Your local TX Fanboy

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    I've actually seen someone who hasn't made a NAND Backup and who has installed this. He has a €400 paperweight now. Feel sorry for the poor guy :(
     
  6. blobdabman

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    That must suck. Honestly though, if they haven't made a backup they kind of deserve it, but then again it is $300/€400. Kinda really does suck.
     
  7. Essasetic
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    Essasetic Your local TX Fanboy

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    Rei/ScriesM or heck even TX/garyopa if you're reading this. Please put an option for first time users or when you upgrade CFW to prompt them to backup their NAND with an option to do so. It should be made automatically enabled but you can disable it manually.
     
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  8. blobdabman

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    Theoretically speaking, it should be super easy to make a mod of Hekate that does this on its own.
    An idea here would be to include a string in the cfg, and if it's labeled false you have to make a NAND backup to proceed.
    Obviously easy to bypass, but still another measure to make everyone backup their NAND. Honestly if you're going to hack ANYTHING, make a full backup. If you haven't yet and you're reading this, get off of the site and go do it.
     
  9. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump GBAtemp Psycho!

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    What about the XCI floating around?
     
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  10. OkazakiTheOtaku

    OkazakiTheOtaku no thanks, I don't want a custom title

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    It doesn't matter how the title is launched. If you launch it, it bricks. NSP or XCI.

    That said, even though I have some NAND backups this has inspired me to make a new one. Is it enough to just backup the SYSTEM partition if I have to restore my console?
     
  11. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    How long has this warning been a thing? At least a couple of decades...
     
  12. focusonme

    focusonme GBAtemp Regular

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    i read that the game don't work on 5.0.1? is it true? i don't want to update to 6.0.1..
     
  13. andyhappypants

    andyhappypants Pika!

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    Possibly an xci made from the malicious nsp ☹️
     
  14. Muskusrat

    Muskusrat GBAtemp Regular

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    Why don’t people wait for a scene release? It is just a few more days, saves you alot of money.
     
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  15. OkazakiTheOtaku

    OkazakiTheOtaku no thanks, I don't want a custom title

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    Because there is a legitimate Eevee one going around. It's not too absurd to assume that a Pikachu one is legit too.
     
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  16. Mthodmn101

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    It's funny because OG made the brick NSP :D
     
  17. Memoir

    Memoir Just a Memory

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    Somewhere, over there!
    If you're that naive to just blindly trust any old release handed to you.. Well, it goes without saying..
     
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  18. OkazakiTheOtaku

    OkazakiTheOtaku no thanks, I don't want a custom title

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    I mean, I agree. As I've said before I personally audit every NSP I install with hactool beforehand. But most people aren't as paranoid as I am.
     
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  19. Memoir

    Memoir Just a Memory

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    Somewhere, over there!
    The unfortunate truth is that it might not be paranoia, but a necessary reaction. Being cautious isn't a problem, I don't think.
     
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  20. Dodain47

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    Wow, the game got dumped pretty fast!
     
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