Question merge XCI/NSP without running lockpick

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by tomazzzi, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. tomazzzi
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    tomazzzi GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi,

    The title says it all.

    I want to merge some XCI/NSP without running lockpick on my switch to generate that key file.

    Is there any way to do it ?

    Thx !
     
  2. 8BitWonder

    8BitWonder Small Homebrew Dev

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    You need keys in order to decrypt and unpack those file-types with hactool and many derivative applications.

    You will need to run lockpick or acquire the keys through some other means if you're looking to merge XCIs and/or NSPs.
     
  3. tomazzzi
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    tomazzzi GBAtemp Regular

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    Thx this answers a part of my question.

    So basically if i understand you well you can acquire that key file by some others means ?
    I deduce that key file is not console specific isn' it ?
    So if i ask someone it's key file it will work ?
     
    Last edited by tomazzzi, Feb 7, 2019
  4. 8BitWonder

    8BitWonder Small Homebrew Dev

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    The "other means" I'm talking about is finding a paste of the keys online, since the only other way to get them is through kezplez/Lockpick.
    And yes, the keys you need to decrypt and unpack NSPs and XCIs are not console specific to my knowledge.
     
  5. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    I never used that key file for merge them. I just get NSP file and use tinfoil usb install without a key file and I am good to go. I dont understand why you use that.
     
  6. cheungpakwan

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    use NSC builder.
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/nsc_bui...lder-game-updates-dlc-in-a-single-xci.522486/

    get the keys from google, just type : switch keys.txt download

    * no need lockpick *

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    because using custom (merged xci + update + dlc) in 1 file is more convenient, just copy paste to your flash drive then plug it in switch dock and play...
    ( no risk to get sysnand / microsd get coruppted because install / uninstalling nsp)
     
  7. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Yeah, I understand that but I am against custom for the reason. I prefer xci/nsp, update, and dlc separately and installed them more easy and less hassle. No key needed. I am happy with that.
     
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  8. ZachyCatGames

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    Why? lockpick is very easy to use and takes like less than 5 seconds to get all the keys
     
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  9. hippy dave

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    He's probably scurred of catching teh gay.
     
  10. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Wow, you must love gay people. Good for you. :rofl2:
     
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  11. hippy dave

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    A good number of the people I love are gay, yeah. Welcome to the world.
     
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  12. azoreseuropa

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    Awesome. lol. :grog::hrth::toot:
     
  13. tomazzzi
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    Thanks everyone for the answers.

    The main Reason i Don't want to run lockpick is i do not want to run any homebrew on my switch to minimise the risk of bans ( and actually for now it works…)

    I only use XCI on my emunand and do not want to install any NSP as well.
     
    Last edited by tomazzzi, Feb 8, 2019
  14. ZachyCatGames

    ZachyCatGames GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Then use lockpick on the “emunand” :thonk:
     
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  15. tomazzzi
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    Not needed if the keys are not console specific.
     
  16. masagrator

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    And you think merging is not risky as running homebrew?
     
  17. tomazzzi
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    tomazzzi GBAtemp Regular

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    At least using mounted merged XCI on EMUNAND didn't get me banned yet.
     
  18. Raugo

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    This is because emunand is separated to the sysnand, you can do anything in the emunand without risk of ban if you only go online in the sysnand.
     
  19. tomazzzi
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    I also go online with the emunand…..
     
  20. masagrator

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    Then you are doing it wrong, because emunand will always have CFW code in RAM.
     
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