Question Stolen Switch - How to restore backup to new one?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by lordelan, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Sadly someone stole my beloved Switch in the metro/subway some days ago.
    Luckily enough I have a batch backup from Checkpoint of all my games and a NAND dump.
    Already ordered the Mario Odyssey Bundle as that one is hackable.

    The catch is ... my NAND dump is newer than my last Checkpoint backup so I would like to get the savegames from there.
    So my first question is: How can I do this?

    Second question: Is there a way to apply my old history aka play time to the new Switch?

    I mean this "BotW 200 hours, Smash 85 hours" and so on. Formerly known as activity app on Wii U/3DS.
     
  2. TheCyberQuake

    TheCyberQuake Certified Geek

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    Saves I know you can definitely grab from the user partition and get the raw save data via processing with something like hactool if you have your keys as well. The other stuff I have no clue
     
  3. alba93

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    It will not help
    But is it sure to get a hackable switch with the Mario odissey pack?
    Where have you found it?
    Thanks
     
  4. pcwizard7

    pcwizard7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    the reason why it's for sure to be unpatched is that it came out before July 2018. ebay or amazon be placed to look but i found a hack switch brand new by asking for serial number before buying and run it in serial number checker

    I d think anything saved with checkpoint can be restored to any other user or switch console
     
    Last edited by pcwizard7, Sep 16, 2019
  5. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    German ebay and there are still plenty.
     
  6. Reecey

    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    @lordelan ”Bastards”! Did you go in pursuit and try out a public arrest? I’m betting you was more worried about losing your 200hrs. on ZBOWild than your switch? I would be..
     
  7. tigersaman

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    Saves are way more important than a console. My Ps3 Got YLoD in middle of persona 5. So i bought a PS4 and a Legit Copy of persona 5. got YLoD repaired. Transfered my pirated ps3 save to ps4 and risked getting a ban on both legit ps4 and old ps3. Total cost was more than 2 month of my job pay and i have no regret. Saves are way more important.
     
  8. Francesca

    Francesca GBAtemp Fan

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    Ouch, sorry to hear about that. How could it possibly get stolen? You looked away?

    It depends actually. If you never return to your saves, then you might as well lose them for all intents and purposes, no matter how much time went into the file.
     
  9. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Intel Pentium III Hamster inside

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    inside your crappy old PC
    if it was my switch the theif couldn't sell it legitly cause it'd banned however i feel you wernt on a side note this would be a perfect time for the switch to become banned karma dude karma
     
  10. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I absolutely agree. It's sad I had to pay for another Switch but as stupid as it sounds, it's just money.
    It hurts, sure, but a Switch is replacable (as long as hackable consoles are available at least).
    But losing savegames is the absolute worst thing. It's like taking thousands of hours of your lifetime away.
    That's why I'm really thankful for Checkpoint.
    If I would have been legit (without CFW) all the time I would be completely f*cked right now.

    I took the metro to the airport for a japan vacation and had too many bags with me. I know I should have focussed on the one with the Switch but unfortunately I did not.
    I can't travel back in time so I gotta look forward. :D
     
    Last edited by lordelan, Sep 30, 2019
  11. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    To keep you updated:
    Discorduser rikanee gave me some hints and I now I'm back home and have access to the NAND backup I luckily made very few weeks before my Switch was stolen.
    I mounted the rawnand.bin with HacDiskMount and now I'm copying out the save and saveMeta folders.
    He told me to bring those saves into a Checkpoint readable format by using hactoolnet:

    Code:
    hactoolnet.exe -t save "save/(mysave)" --outdir "out/(mysave)"
    
    and that the play log is 80000000000000F0 in SYSTEM:/save

    We'll see how far I can get.

    Two questions:
    1. Does somebody know how to batch through all saves with hactoolnet instead of entering a comment for each single one?
    2. How can I mount an emuMMC partition in HacDiskMount to push the play log there? Is that even possible?
     
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