Switch Is Safe To Go Online?

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by CakeBuffet, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Maniac

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    And Emunand is the answer b/c that it's purpose. He can go legit on his sysnand while doing the hacks on a separate nand(emunand) its called differently on Atmosphere EmuMCC its to help the user keep his/her sysnand clean for legit play.
     
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  2. Engezerstorung

    Engezerstorung GBAtemp Regular

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    he dirtied his nand, so we asked questions to know if he actually had a really clean nand backup, and if he didnt send telemetry, emunand isnt going to magically solve this kind of situation... we were in the step of "damage assesment"... did you even read the full thread or did you just read the first op post and then jumped to conclusions? dont argue for the sake of arguing...
     
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  3. MasterJ360

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    Im not arguing I just don't scare ppl with the unknown, you... we don't know how Nintendo does things. I dirtied my nand too, but whats the harm in protecting the nand for future usage? If hes going to be offline just b/c he booted up a payload then he basically banned himself out of fear.:huh:
     
  4. BlastedGuy9905

    BlastedGuy9905 where's the updated autopsy report

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    Stop spreading the bullshit if you don't know. Booting to hekate doesn't change anything about your Switch.
     
  5. Engezerstorung

    Engezerstorung GBAtemp Regular

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    thats why before giving new infos i was trying to help him fiw the current situation : damage control so he stop dirtying it further
    and only then if he still wanted to go the hack route i would have directed into emunand
    at this point it would have just made things more confusings, and they are already pretty confused (the "only injected hekate" and did absolutely nothing else" being in reality "i started sysnand cfw, installed nsp+update and removed it without launching, used incognito and then restoring prodinfo". so yeah, sorry to dig for more infos; btw we still dont know if he was in airplane mod during everything or if he was online)
     
  6. MasterJ360

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    Eitherway hes fine its a just payload chill lol not that serious. I'm banned from online smash using someone else's save file, but still have access to eshop & other games online
     
  7. CakeBuffet
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    No, I haven't been online since the day before I hacked my Switch. I've been on airplane mode this whole time because I don't want to take any risks.
     
  8. Retroboy

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    your console will only get banned if you are caught running unsigned code and roms.

    remove all unsigned code, boot legit firmware and game carts and your good to go.
     
  9. Engezerstorung

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    in that situation, if you did a full nand backup before doign anything hack (rawnand+ boot0+1) then restore it

    then if you want to hack it correctly and minimizing the risk of ban at the lowest level follow this guide
    https://nh-server.github.io/switch-guide/

    it will make you setup an emunand (a copy of the system nand on your sd card)
    the idea will be to have your sysnand clean and untouched that will be able to be online, and the emunand, that will be kept offline (or have incognito used to blank ID infos, and use 90dns) where you will do the hackery

    so once the nand backup is restored, be sure to have removed wifi configuration and be in airplane mode in sysnand before doing anything so the emunand never connect online at any point (i would also advise to set light/dark mode on the emunand to be different than sysnand to know easily where you are)
     
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  10. CakeBuffet
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    Thank you for all your help so far! I've yet to try this as I haven't had the time, but I will when I get a chance. I'll report the results and ask for further assistance if needed.
     
  11. Engezerstorung

    Engezerstorung GBAtemp Regular

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    well, i will say to not go online at all until you didnt restored your nand
     
  12. Michael Morsette

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    Just my 2 cents, take it for what it’s worth.

    I’ve read of people getting banned after nand restore, I’ve read of people really screwing up their switch (can you say brick?) trying to “clean” it to avoid ban. I say just delete the files off your SD card and forget about it. Chances are very high you won’t get banned.

    Personally I used SXOS from day one for homebrew (no pirated games); then when emunand became available I deleted everything and started over using the emunand CFW for all my unsanctioned fun and OFW for online play etc.

    No ban.

    While it is always possible I will get banned at some point, I don’t think it will happen; besides the risk of screwing something up trying to “clean” my Switch is probably greater than my risk of a ban lol.
     
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  13. CakeBuffet
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    This sounds pretty risky, and I'm not familar enough with the Switch hacking scene to agree nor disagree, but it seems pretty 50/50 (unless someone says otherwise). However, you say you haven't installed any NSPs (what about cheats? Hacks? Mods?) so I believe this may be the reason you haven't been banned? I suppose even if I were to get banned, I wouldn't lose too much.
     
  14. CakeBuffet
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    It looks like a new problem has arisen. I tried multiple times to join the backup files together using the joiner code and it seems to work for a bit. After combining about 15 GB, the process stops and the file it created deletes itself. It's definitely not me running out of storage, because I made sure I had enough space before starting the join process (100+ GB). Any ideas?
     
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