Picked up a vanilla 4.0.1 switch, where to start?

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  1. tayshun12
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    Hey all!

    I just bought a vanilla switch running 4.0.1 and I was wondering what the community recommends. Rundown:

    I'm planning to stay offline until smash bros. launches, so I wanted to 'sample' some content. Should I go R4S, SX, or REI w Android?

    I imagine I will have to make a backup of my OFW plus whatever keys are in the FW.

    If anyone can link me some tuts that would be great! (looked around but with 6.0.0 coming out recently I think its best to ask)


    Thanks all!

    T
     
  2. aerios169

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    right now you can updapte and do a nanbackup or do a nandbackup and then updapte with choi and stayoffline. at the moment 4.1 doesnt have any adventage, just watch that you dont have patched unit. ( the diference beweent the 2 methods is that the firts burn fuses and the 2 not, fuses are check by the console to see if is on the correct fw)
     
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    you can try to run hekate to really see if is patched
     
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    If your switch is exploitable. you should do in order:
    1. Set Up Airplane Mode
    2. Send Hekate to the Switch and Do a Nand Backup.
    3. Update the switch using ChoiDuJourNX to at least firmware 5.1.0 [Since there are games that needs a firmware 5.x to be decrypted using tinfoil.]
    4. Activate AUTORCM, to avoid burning fuses.
    5. Choose your CFW flavor [RAJ / REI / Hekate + Atmo]
    6. Enjoy!
     
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    I think this is exactly what I was looking for!

    I will report back if anything but if nobody else has any other input I think this thread is as good as closed!

    Thanks again for the help everyone!
     
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    Please note that AUTORCM will always boot you into RCM, instead fo Horizon, so you will always have to send the payload when booting, if you dont use AUTORCM, and boot into horizon, you will burn your fuse, so no more going back to 4.x
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Is there any disadvantage to AUTORCM? I read that 5.1 is the FW that most are on, I believe it has the exFAT support.

    Also, any spots for getting started tutorials?
     
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    You can install the ExFat update on any firmware, using ChoiDuJourNX, even on your current firmware, theres an option for that on ChoiDuJourNX.

    A Disadvantage would be that you will have to send a payload to your switch, each time you want to use it, [Send a payload via, Dongle / Phone / Computer].

    If you dont have any trouble with no going back to 4.x [Someday possible warm boot], then you can use Choi to update to any firmware you want and use it normally. [No Downgrade Posible ;D]
     
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    Choi automatically enables autoRCM by default when updating with it, so step 4 is unnecessary ;)
     
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    No it does not, it ASK you if you want to enable it, so, if you dont have use for it, you can just simple press NO. C:
     
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    For me the autorcm option is enabled by default ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    Thanks for the info! I just 3d printed my jig and am in the process of backing up. I will be using autoRCM because I do want the possibility of going back to my OFW backup. which brings me to my last questions.

    1. Should I just upgrade to 5.1.0 and do a backup again?
    2. I've been hearing a lot about 'Logs' and the possibility of a ban. If I restore from a backup will it also restore the old log file?
    3. Looking into backups, it seems as if the SX .XCI files are 'safer' because they use cartridge backups as opposed to a dl from ninty. If I create an offline profile now, restore when smash comes out would I be generally "OK" using an .nsp {I know there is a risk with either format just want to be the most cautious}

    Thanks again everybody!
     
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    If you stay offline, the format of the backups you use is irrelevant
     
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    Wasn't there an issue with AutoRCM that different tools enabled different versions and they weren't compatible and if you enabled one with a tool and disabled it with another that it could/would brick the switch?

    That's the reason I've never used it. Who knows 3-6 months from now what tool I used to enable it.
     
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    I installed 5.1.0 with choidujour AutoRCM enabled no problem :)

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

    I used ChoiDujour and it did have the option for autoRCM enabled by default when installing (its green on the left side). When you click to disable a giant warning comes up detailing what you had told me. needless to say I kept it enabled.
     
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    Oh, then my bad, sorry for the confusion i might created.

    Hope everything went well C:
     
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    Not at all! everything went well and I am up and running.

    Thanks for all your help :)

    T
     
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