Making Clean Nand Backup after Restore Factory Settings

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by CHRoNiCWiLL, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. CHRoNiCWiLL
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    Nand backup was not taken before hacking it.
    If I restore Switch to Factory Settings and then take the Nand backup, will this be considered clean?
     
  2. iriez

    iriez GBAtemp Fan

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    Restore to factory won't delete system logs. So unfortunately no.

    It was either something that you did before installing any unauthorized AKA unlicensed software, or you did not.
     
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  3. Hexalform

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    How about using the PRODINFO and "rebuilding" it to a "clean slate"? (I've only seen people do it in emergencies, but I wonder if it can be used in this way too?)
     
  4. CHRoNiCWiLL
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    Where are system logs actually stored?
    If they are stored on the system internal storage, you would have to imagine that there would be a way to wipe them (or spam it to force deletion of older logs since there's only a finite amount of space)
     
  5. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    Wiping error logs can flag you for a ban so the tool to remove these is no longer publicly available.
     
  6. iriez

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    I imagine that some day we will understand the setup well enough to wipe logs in a way that is not detectable. But that day is not today.
     
  7. superdukester

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    What happens when you tell choidujour to wipe the system (killing all games, updates, and user profile)? Would a new user be able to use the Switch to play and I'm assuming the unit would still be banned?
     
  8. iriez

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    Correct, you would have a clean new user profile but still system logs that will be reported upon your first connection, which will eventually result in a ban when the telemetry servers report the data to whatever process creates the ban.
     
  9. m4xw

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    Should be fine if you are prior 5x
    After that they send the error log count IIRC. So a low/empty count might be suspicious.
    (A factory reset and nxdreport should be sufficient tho, but rebuild is a option. I did that myself)
     
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  10. iriez

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    Considering most people are on 5.x and are stuck in this situation, can you think of any legitimate means to generate normal errors? Maybe factory reset + nxdreport + some specific actions to pad the error log? That would be an *incredibly* useful app.
     
  11. m4xw

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    I doubt that would work, it would just report a bunch of new errors and backfire hard
     
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  12. iriez

    iriez GBAtemp Fan

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    Sorry, I should have been more specific. For those who have never connected to the internet, but are on 5.x and have installed unofficial software, is there a way to blank the system, and then pad it with a few errors? Or do you think a 5.x that has never gone online can be factory reset + nxdreport and the no-errors-log won't be suspicious since its never reported for?
     
  13. superdukester

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    With the full nand being dumpable, could one not just clone a clean Switch and theoretically have 2 identical Switches like back in the day when people where cloning satellite cards? Obviously if both Switches show up online, that would be another ban.
     
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