Question Nintendo Switch always boots after the atmosphere load screen shows

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by greenPie, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. greenPie
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    greenPie Newbie

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    Oct 6, 2019
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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?
     
  2. thesjaakspoiler

    thesjaakspoiler GBAtemp Regular

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    Nov 20, 2018
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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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