1. funnyguywiiu

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    If I dump a clean NAND, then play my backup games, then later decide to go online and restore my clean NAND, then later on a new firmware version decide to go back to playing backup games, do I have to make a new NAND backup on that firmware version in case I want to go online again in the future, or can I use the older NAND backup again?

    I know there's the EmuMMC option but I don't use that atm.
     
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    You could use your old Backup every time, but since you have to be on the latest FW to Go online, I would take the time and do a new Backup.

    The Thing is, that updating online burns fuses, which prevents booting old FW without a Bootloader e. g. Hekate
     
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    and use the offline method to update to avoid burn fuses or else your old backup could still be used but u need a payload to boot it.

    I clean my nand after an update and then take a backup and atm i m not online member but i do go on e shop to buy and backup games and nothing happen but that might change if i i have a switch online membership as i don't wanna push my luck and i haven't had a reason for it yet

    EDIT. or now you could setup emunand for homebrew stuff and sysnand for online
     
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    I'm on 8.0.1 atm, that's also the firmware version I made the nand backup on. But I want to play online for a bit, so I have to update to 8.1.

    I have no problem making a new nand back up every time. But do I really need to update offline? Can't I just use Nin's servers to update? I have no plans on going back to 8.0.1 after I've updated the firmware.
     
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    its good to do so in case you update without thinking about cfw compatibility or when a better warm or cold boot is available
     
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    The only thing stopping me from using emunand atm, is that I use my phone to connect the sd card to the pc to transfer stuff, and I don't think I can access the hidden partition on the sdcard from my PC when it's connected through my phone. I haven't tested it out yet though, just assuming.
     
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    OP is correct on first post. If you restore your original clean backup and then go online your logs wont match and you'll be banned. Take a new clean backup each time before you go back to CFW.
     
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    Do you mean you 'initialize' the console?
     
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    no you delete certain files from system partition and all user partition reset everything back to clean
     
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    Which ones? Is there a guide somewhere for this?
     
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    https://switch.homebrew.guide/usingcfw/manualupgrade
    Step 14
    Step 10
    Delete everything except one file that's like 00000000000120

    I think there is a better guide, for this "hard initialize" as some refer to it. A lot of people will not recommend you do this though as it's easy to brick your switch if you don't wrong.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

     
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  12. pcwizard7

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    n system partition

    in "save" delete all except 8000000000000120
    in saveMeta delete all except 8000000000000120
    if anything in Contents/placehld, delete all in placehld also.

    in User partition
    delete everything

    delete sd folder

    Done.
     
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    2 everday after meals.
     
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    To specifically answer this question:
    One NAND backup before you start messing with CFW in YOUR SYSTEM NAND, before going online!
     
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    I've bought an SDcard reader so I'm gonna try out EmuMMC
     
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