NAND-Backup still possible and save?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by BATMAN-, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. BATMAN-
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    Hello everyone,

    I am very sorry if my question has been asked a hundred times before but I want to be 100 % sure
    on how to do it. So in August I bought a second Switch that is being used solely offline - it
    never connected to the internet when I started modding the console, personally I dont even care about
    being banned since this console is only being used for offline purposes.
    I don't know why but I did not create a NAND-backup - many of you guys advice thoroughly to do it
    and I think that it is absolutely essential.

    Excuse my nooby question and let me ask:

    If I have games installed on the internal storage of the Switch, do I need to delete them so the internal storage
    is completely emtpy or could I proceed in creating a NAND-backup with games installed on the internal storage?
    Is there any risk of doing a NAND-backup with installed games on the sd card (NSP'S, XCI'S)?

    Once again a big thanks to all of you guys trying to help on this forum!

    Any help is greatly apprecaited.

    // should have been 'safe' instead of 'save' in the title, sry :P
     
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  2. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    Does not matter what you have installed. You can Backup anytime.
     
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  3. BATMAN-
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    So even if there is stuff installed on the sys-storage the NAND backup will still be the same as if there was nothing installed on it?(minus the fact, that my Switch is probably flagged by Nintendo, which I don't care about)?

    Thanks for your fast response, really appreciate it!
     
  4. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    Yup. You would just restore your games as well (once you restore the backup)
     
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  5. BATMAN-
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    Awesome! Thanks for your help, Sir! :)
     
  6. carlskie

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    About nand backup can i save my nand to pc so i can free up space for other games on sdcard?
     
  7. Ashura66

    Ashura66 GBAtemp Maniac

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    That is EXACTLY what you should do
     
  8. carlskie

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    How? Is it the whole folder of backup under sxos?
     
  9. Ashura66

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    If i'm not mistaken the NAND files are as follow:
    BOOT0
    BOOT1
    rawnand.bin
     
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  10. carlskie

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    Thanks i just transfered the whole backup folder to pc to be sure and deleted the backup folder on sdcard after
     
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