Hacking Nintendo Switch Banning Hub & Warning

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Utilizing the Stock mode via Hekate is the best option. It is the one I personally use and I haven't been banned in the months that I have used it.

Is this safe to play online? Booting StockFW from Hekate won't get me banned? I don't have any pirate installed on Stock, only on EmuMMC. I want to maximize the use of reboot to Hekate to switch from sys to emu to sys, and I don't want to insert the jig every time I want to boot Emu. Thanks.
 

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Is this safe to play online? Booting StockFW from Hekate won't get me banned? I don't have any pirate installed on Stock, only on EmuMMC. I want to maximize the use of reboot to Hekate to switch from sys to emu to sys, and I don't want to insert the jig every time I want to boot Emu. Thanks.
As I have stated, it is the one I personally use all the time and wouldn't use it if it was risky. Now that doesn't mean I'm saying that it is ban-free but I would be very surprised if I was banned from this.
 
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As I have stated, it is the one I personally use all the time and wouldn't use it if it was risky. Now that doesn't mean I'm saying that it is ban-free but I would be very surprised if I was banned from this.
Have you enabled AutoRCM? it seems that rebooting from OFW (Booted via Hekate) does not reboot to Hekate. I can only reboot from sysCFW to Hekate. Thank you.
 

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That's what I mean, that if you have an emummc always offline for CFW and homebrew stuff you will be right, but if you run XCI's with SXOS in your sysmmc and then you connect it to internet Nintendo will ban you (even if you were offline when you were into SXOS and whne you go online you load official OS)
Thats not how it works. By default the sxos has stealth mode enabled you cant connect to Nintendo services at all unless you turn it off.
 

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I've had my switch hacked for about 2 weeks now and I have been loading my cfw onto the sysnand to back up and restore saves for pokemon shield/sword to edit them via pkhex on pc. I only load into it while being in airplane mode..but once I restart my system, I go back online and play. My emummc is in airplane mode.

Will keep yall updated for if & when I get banned. Figured it may somehow help research.
 

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How far has ban prevention progressed? I have a full backup of my NAND before using SX (only mod I've done), never been online at all. It'd be nice to use an official cart to play Smash Ultimate online, but I don't want to risk a perma ban.
 

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How far has ban prevention progressed? I have a full backup of my NAND before using SX (only mod I've done), never been online at all. It'd be nice to use an official cart to play Smash Ultimate online, but I don't want to risk a perma ban.

If you have an nsp install you will be get a ban , about xci format some persons have been able to avoid ban with original xci certs or with a cert from another game in the xci (cert injection I think) , or you can restore your nand with your backup if that the last nand nintendo saw just don't restore it with sxos because someone got banned using sxos restore option what I did is emunand for offline games and nand for original use so far no ban are reported this way
 

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i accidentally injected atmosphere into sysnand yesterday and hard shutdown the switch right before it connected online. i have since connected to the eshop successfully because in a frantic i wanted to check if i was banned (i should have rethought this but too late now). i was able to use the eshop and download a free game fine.

Now i'm wondering if i should restore clean sysnand or just let it be.. not sure which one will be worse. thoughts anyone please?

is my sysnand now "dirty" forever?
 

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i accidentally injected atmosphere into sysnand yesterday and hard shutdown the switch right before it connected online. i have since connected to the eshop successfully because in a frantic i wanted to check if i was banned (i should have rethought this but too late now). i was able to use the eshop and download a free game fine.

Now i'm wondering if i should restore clean sysnand or just let it be.. not sure which one will be worse. thoughts anyone please?

is my sysnand now "dirty" forever?
Restoring a clean NAND dump would only make things worse as your current NAND is different than your clean NAND creating a mismatch on their servers. Yes, your sysMMC is dirty forever now.
 

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Restoring a clean NAND dump would only make things worse as your current NAND is different than your clean NAND creating a mismatch on their servers. Yes, your sysMMC is dirty forever now.
Thank you for confirming my suspicion. I’ll leave it be and hope for the best. I didn’t do anything at all with atmosphere so hopefully it’s irrelevant. Too bad I can’t just restore clean sysnand anymore.
 
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If you have an nsp install you will be get a ban , about xci format some persons have been able to avoid ban with original xci certs or with a cert from another game in the xci (cert injection I think) , or you can restore your nand with your backup if that the last nand nintendo saw just don't restore it with sxos because someone got banned using sxos restore option what I did is emunand for offline games and nand for original use so far no ban are reported this way
How can that be? A nand backup is a nand backup right?
 

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Can you use the eShop on the Switch? N
If you cannot access the eShop, when was the last time/date you were able to? Lunch time at 12:00 Am

Did you restore a clean hack-free NAND before going online? No

Do you get the error code 2181-4008 trying to update your games? Y
Do you get error code 2137-7403 trying to update your system firmware? My software is already updated
Can you login to Nintendo's website using your linked Nintendo Account? Y
SX OS used? N
Did you make an SX OS EmuNAND with a clean hack-free NAND then stay offline with it? N
Trimmed .XCI? idk what trimmed xci means but yes I tried and installed a XCI file of a game I already owned
Did you connect to the Internet with SX OS and/or to activate the license? N
Did you play any .XCI files online with a certificate/header? N
Do you have a certificate/header ban (look for error code 2124-4025) N
Lowest SX Version used when Online/Offline (NOT Switch System Firmware) N
What do you use Non-SX OS LayeredFS for? N
Did you connect to the Internet with a non-SX OS LayeredFS Inject? N
Played online w/ Non-SX OS Layered FS Injects? N
Did you inject an .XCI certificate using LayeredFS to play online? N
Used DevMenu? N
Installed any .NSP? Y
Did you connect to the Internet w/ any .NSP installed? Y but it didn't connect. It came up with a error because it was a japan game Dead or alive Extreme 3
Did you play any .NSP installed online? N
Did you perform any CDN/Freeshop downloading with your own Switch's certificate? N
Did you update your .XCI/.NSP games online? Yes I did but that was at least 2 weeks or more before bann
Did you ever use ReiNX? N
Homebrew/non-SX CFW Used? Just used atmosphere. Gold leaf, Tinfoil, Checkpoint, and Edzion
Connect to Internet with homebrew/non-SX OS CFW? Y with atmosphere on 9.1.0
Connect to eShop while using CFW/homebrew? Y with atmosphere
AutoRCM? No I used a hair clip, Ran Tregrcm and loaded fusee-primary.bin
Did you update your firmware using ChoiDujour or ChoiDujourNX? N
Did you install the exFAT update offline? N
receive-lp1.dg.srv.nintendo.net blocked and/or "Don't Share Usage Information" ticked under "Other Settings"? N
Do you have eclct disabled (look for pm.kip under sysmodules/modules)? N
Do you have creport enabled (look for a folder named 0100000000000036 under titles)? N
What firmware(s) were you on when you cleared error logs prior to going online? Atmosphere 0.10.0 System version 9.1.0
Wi-Fi settings deleted in CFW? N
Console/Account Region(s) New Zealand
What device(s) do you use to send payloads with? My PC, I installed all Nsp through usb using Nut
Do you enter RCM by bridging pins 9 & 10 together? Yes.
If Banned, provide proof (video preferred)
Additional Comments. It's weird everything was fine and normal. I went on the shop 3 to 20 times. Couldn't decide if I wanted to buy the game. Finally I bought it. I realized it was going to install on my SD cards and I wanted all my bought games installed on my Switch storage. So I quickly Data management and deleted software. Powered off the switch. Took out usb. Turned it back on. Some how It realized something. Launched shop and got error. 2-3 weeks before I bought a 500 gb sd card. fulled it up with games. I updated games via internet. Everything was fine for 3 weeks though. Didn't play online at all.
 

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Can you use the eShop on the Switch? N
If you cannot access the eShop, when was the last time/date you were able to? 12/29/2019 1:00 PM

Did you restore a clean hack-free NAND before going online? N

Do you get the error code 2181-4008 trying to update your games? Y
Do you get error code 2137-7403 trying to update your system firmware? N I am currently upto date on firmware
Can you login to Nintendo's website using your linked Nintendo Account? Y
SX OS used? N I used Hombrew. Atmosphere
Did you make an SX OS EmuNAND with a clean hack-free NAND then stay offline with it? N
Trimmed .XCI? N ( I did install a XCI file with usb using Nut onto my switch. )
Did you connect to the Internet with SX OS and/or to activate the license? N
Did you play any .XCI files online with a certificate/header? N
Do you have a certificate/header ban (look for error code 2124-4025) N
Lowest SX Version used when Online/Offline (NOT Switch System Firmware) Atmosphere 0.10.1 My system Firmware is on 9.1.0
What do you use Non-SX OS LayeredFS for? I don't remember
Did you connect to the Internet with a non-SX OS LayeredFS Inject? N
Played online w/ Non-SX OS Layered FS Injects? N
Did you inject an .XCI certificate using LayeredFS to play online? N
Used DevMenu? N
Installed any .NSP? Y
Did you connect to the Internet w/ any .NSP installed? I sometimes left it on but all of my games were offline anyways. Any online game was bought.
Did you play any .NSP installed online? Y
Did you perform any CDN/Freeshop downloading with your own Switch's certificate? N
Did you update your .XCI/.NSP games online? Yes :/
Did you ever use ReiNX? N
Homebrew/non-SX CFW Used? Y/N I used Atmosphere 0.10.1 . I had Gold leaf, Unfortunately tinfoil, Check point, Edzion, NXThemes but I never used them. I think I took off themes
Connect to Internet with homebrew/non-SX OS CFW? Y I was on the eshop at the time of the ban using atmosphere
Connect to eShop while using CFW/homebrew? Y atmostphere
AutoRCM? No? I got to rcm through a jig and used TregRCM with the payload Fuse primary
Did you update your firmware using ChoiDujour or ChoiDujourNX? N
Did you install the exFAT update offline? Y
receive-lp1.dg.srv.nintendo.net blocked and/or "Don't Share Usage Information" ticked under "Other Settings"? N
Do you have eclct disabled (look for pm.kip under sysmodules/modules)? N
Do you have creport enabled (look for a folder named 0100000000000036 under titles)? N
What firmware(s) were you on when you cleared error logs prior to going online? 9.1.0 and running atmosphere 0.10.1
Wi-Fi settings deleted in CFW? N
Console/Account Region(s) New Zealand
What device(s) do you use to send payloads with? Pc
Do you enter RCM by bridging pins 9 & 10 together? Y
If Banned, provide proof (video preferred) I wouldn't be here If i wasn't banned
Additional Comments It happened when I opened the Eshop 10 times deciding if I should buy Just dance 2020. I bought it and then realized I was defaultly installing on SD card I pancaked and went to dater management deleted the game I bought. Turned off Switch. I was currently running atmosphere and forgot. When I turned on my switch with No SD cards I got errors going into the shop. I don't think somehow the switch noticed all my games and banned me when restarting the switch and pulling out the SD card. Removing all data for my games. Love to know why I got banned thou so I can prevent this in the future. What can I do with my switch no it is banned?

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I was able to unban myself by restoring a nand dump from before I was banned
How did you get the nand dump?
 
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I was able to unban myself by restoring a nand dump from before I was banned
That is impossible as bans are stored server-side meaning nothing on your console is modified when it is banned. You must have mistaken the error code for a ban.

Additional Comments It happened when I opened the Eshop 10 times deciding if I should buy Just dance 2020. I bought it and then realized I was defaultly installing on SD card I pancaked and went to dater management deleted the game I bought. Turned off Switch. I was currently running atmosphere and forgot. When I turned on my switch with No SD cards I got errors going into the shop. I don't think somehow the switch noticed all my games and banned me when restarting the switch and pulling out the SD card. Removing all data for my games. Love to know why I got banned thou so I can prevent this in the future. What can I do with my switch no it is banned?
While you did many things to get banned, the biggest contributing factor was installing .NSP files.
 
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