Hacking Question Nintendo Switch always boots after the atmosphere load screen shows

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Hi,

Some months ago I had atmosphere on my switch and played a donkey kong nsp, well I think the switch lost power in the interum and when I restarted it and try to play donkey kong it says invalid saves (corrupted, but I'm using a FAT32 32GB SD card and the card is readable in windows). This happens before choosing a user to play as.
I was able to get back to the HBM, but I couldn't get it to work again, so I downloaded newer versions of gold leaf (was using 0.2) and quark instead of gold tree, but now when I try to reinstall the nsp it says Invalid NCA (missing sigpatch or low firmware).
Well I think the firmware is old so I was thinking to just get my saves (only from zelda and donkey kong) do a complete system reset and update firmware (using home brew methods) then get the newer home brew tools and reinstall the nsps and hope it works. Is this a good plan?

Switch settings says it's version 6.2.0, and I was looking in hekate and burnt fuses states 8-0

Whats the best way to be sure I have my save files?
Whats the best way to upgrade my firmware safely?
 

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Savefiles will not be altered when upgrading the firmware.
But you need the HBM to run Checkpoint, which can make a backup of specific games to your SD card.
https://github.com/FlagBrew/Checkpoint
I don't know if it has a 'back-up' all function.

Upgrading is done with ChoiDuJour.
I have used this manual several times without any problems :
https://switch.homebrew.guide/usingcfw/manualupgrade

Do make sure you also get the latest Atmosphere and sigpatches for it.

Needless to say but make sure you have a NAND backup around just in case something goes horribly wrong.
 

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