Question newbie - really simple yes/no questions - switch dongle

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by kyrusdemnati, Jan 12, 2019 at 11:32 AM.

  1. kyrusdemnati
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    kyrusdemnati Newbie

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    ok guys
    my nintendo switch can be hacked, i've chcked the serial. i have a rough idea of what i need to do...but still have a few questions...

    i am based in the uk...

    my primarily aim is to play backup of the games i own...

    i will buy a rcm jig...rather then using a paper clip method.

    which is the best cheapest dongle to use? is sx pro the best method for newbies

    i have a samsung tab s4 android device, so is this a viable option instead of a dongle?
    i have a window 10 machine/macbook too - are there options here, or not worth hassle?

    what bootloader do you recommend?

    will games save as normal?

    can i play local multiplayer (offline)?

    is auto rcm worth activating?

    once i have loaded the bootloader and the switch remains in the dock (powered) i don't have to re-inject the bootloader do i?


    thank you
     
  2. yusuo

    yusuo Jam Master Jay

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    @kyrusdemnati

    which is the best cheapest dongle to use? is sx pro the best method for newbies - this is an open ended question, if you want to play games off a hard drive and in xci format, SX OS is the way to go, otherwise playing nsp's reinx or atmosphere will be fine.

    i have a samsung tab s4 android device, so is this a viable option instead of a dongle? - Yes, no dongle needed, if you go the SX route you can just buy the license and boot SX OS through your phone.

    i have a window 10 machine/macbook too - are there options here, or not worth hassle? - Bit of a pain in the ass but viable options, it an either or with the above, both options work.

    what bootloader do you recommend? - I use SX OS as I like the hdd loading option

    will games save as normal? - Mine work fine

    can i play local multiplayer (offline)? - Yes

    is auto rcm worth activating? - I don't mainly cause sleep mode works fine and I rarely turn my switch off.

    once i have loaded the bootloader and the switch remains in the dock (powered) i don't have to re-inject the bootloader do I? - Nope, as long as you just put in sleep mode the console should be good, only have to inject when console powered off
     
    Last edited by yusuo, Jan 12, 2019 at 12:01 PM
  3. Rincewind_82

    Rincewind_82 Newbie

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    there are a lot of dongles. I prefer the sx pro. It comes with a high quality jig. but also the other dongles come with a good jip.

    NS Atmosphere Dongle or AceNS Dongle

    The SXPro come with his own bootloader for all other i recommend "Kosmos" thats all you need.

    Yes, the savegames will save regular in the "nintendo" folder

    Yes, but you have to power on your wlan

    I dont use it, just activate it if you need it

    Thats right.
     
    Last edited by Rincewind_82, Jan 12, 2019 at 12:52 PM
  4. toccy

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    Get an RCM loader off ebay cheap option and fastest delivery already has boot loader installed, then you can purchase a SXOS licence online for delivery within minutes/hours.
    This way its quicker than waiting for a SX Pro and cheaper. Just as easy to use.

    SX OS is very easy to use, I don't use Auto RCM not worth it really if I need to boot the RCM hack I soldered a reed switch in side controller and can activate the RCM hack with a magnet. but as we leave the switch in sleep mode (like you say) its still running SX OS so dont have to launch RCM hack each time you wake it up.

    Remember RCMLoader comes with Jig and holder too.

    Feels better made than my TX SX Pro!!
     
    Last edited by toccy, Jan 12, 2019 at 12:04 PM
  5. mattytrog

    mattytrog Not on my watch.

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    i am based in the uk...
    Yes. You are.

    my primarily aim is to play backup of the games i own...
    Yes. Ofcourse... ;)

    i will buy a rcm jig...rather then using a paper clip method.
    Yes. You are.

    which is the best cheapest dongle to use? is sx pro the best method for newbies.
    No. One of the Chinese ones. RCMX86 maybe?

    i have a samsung tab s4 android device, so is this a viable option instead of a dongle?
    i have a window 10 machine/macbook too - are there options here, or not worth hassle?
    Yes.
    Yes.


    what bootloader do you recommend?
    Hekate. (My edit - Simple-UF2 ;) )
    will games save as normal?
    Yes.
    can i play local multiplayer (offline)?
    Yes.
    is auto rcm worth activating?
    Yes.
    once i have loaded the bootloader and the switch remains in the dock (powered) i don't have to re-inject the bootloader do i?
    Yes. If you completely power off your console. Otherwise, no.
     
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  6. kyrusdemnati
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    kyrusdemnati Newbie

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    What do you mean hdd loading option ? Is this an external usb drive connected to dock which has the games on it ?

    I don’t mind just sd cars
     
  7. kyrusdemnati
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    kyrusdemnati Newbie

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    a more questions

    what size micro sd is needed? a particular variant (i would install most games on this)

    is there a guide to back up my existing switch as it is (the default state unhacked)

    is there a guide to backup my existing games in a format and reloading them to an sd card so they are playable? and will it contain my current saves state. i have zelda botw and the dlc i want to back up

    thanks
     
  8. toccy

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    Using SX OS (not sure of the others) you can load games from a docked external hdd.

    SD card will depend how many games you want to carry around with you, I use a 4tb Ext hdd but that will obviously only work when docked, I have a 256GB mSD which was expensive at the time I see 128GB are fairly reasonable so you could use a few of these instead but you would need to reboot and re-launch hack each you swap the card maybe something you dont want to be doing on the go!

    Games range from mb's to gb's using cart dumps I get around 50 games on 256gb card.

    Nintendo dont give you an option to back up your entire console so you will need to run a hack to back up the console.

    Yes you can dump your carts, I use SX OS and the dumper is simple to use, yes your games will save in the standard way to the console not the cart. So your cart and dump of your cart will access the same saves.
     
    Last edited by toccy, Jan 13, 2019 at 2:23 PM
  9. Rincewind_82

    Rincewind_82 Newbie

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    I have a 400GB SD-Card. No more SD-card changes.
    enough space for games and emus + a lot of emugames

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/guide-universal-cfw-instalation-guide.517122/


    I never tried it myself but that could help: https://gbatemp.net/threads/dumping-your-titles-from-sd-a-bit-advanced.507821/

    For savegames I use "checkpoint" a nice app for dumping savegames
     
    Last edited by Rincewind_82, Jan 13, 2019 at 11:47 AM
  10. Absintu

    Absintu GBAtemp Regular

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