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  1. nightweb

    nightweb GBAtemp Regular

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    I know I bought it back when it was firmware 4.1.0, I was just wondering so far any update the games still launch the same, but was wondering if the console was updated to 6.0 since they made all the changes would they still work or would they get disabled until they check with Nintendo ie go online? as when I was sold the console the person didn't give me the account but left the games on the console
     
  2. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Legend

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    I don't get how a firmware update would break a game. If they did, nobody would update. And I already explained how games can be launched offline with a linked Nintendo Account.
     
  3. nightweb

    nightweb GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm just curious I don't know if it would, the previous owner bought Mario Kart from EShop, changed the password online, when I try to run game it runs, I'm just wondering as the changes to online services and the setup with primary and secondary consoles that were made in 6.0 would the console refuse to launch the game until it checked if it was a primary or secondary console, like a checking if this user can play this title kinda stuff as the switch can't access that account anymore cause I don't have the password
     
  4. TheCyberQuake

    TheCyberQuake Certified Geek

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    And if the primary system is playing the game the secondary system can't play it at the same time. It will pause the game on the secondary if the primary opens the game while secondary is playing
     
  5. koyuki38

    koyuki38 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    The story so far : i messed up with title Ids and xenoblade save does not want to load, saying (some) DLC is missing.

    It seems that the DLC missing is the one free given with update 2.0 and Torna thing, because when starting a new game, it's the only thing i don't see (15 legendary cristals, and other foods item).

    How can i get it ? It seems to be missing from the dlc and updates nsp.

    I've not tried yet but i know i'm banned, or i definitely will be if i go online (also, i'm not on 6.0 and i still have no XP with choixdujour :P)

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    EDIT :

    Problem solved.
    Choixdujour saved my life alowing me to update to 6.0.3, then check files and re-download any corrupted files through official option in switch settings(it took 20 min, that was a bit long).
    For unknown reason, i 'm not super banned yet. But i did not do anything special to not be.

    Now i have to possible reason why my save did not work :
    - My save could be linked with the last (not anymore) unavalable free DLC from Torna's release celebration (even if i never redeem the items in my save)
    - My save could be linked to clean DLC/updates from eshop (because that was not the 1st time i did the re-download fix) and the NSP i got theses day were incompatible.

    I hope this problem would never occure again. It was a 90 hours run on a non-finished game :D
     
    Last edited by koyuki38, Oct 15, 2018
  6. eoinzy

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    I finally hacked my 3.0.0 Switch and followed the guide to backup my NAND.
    The guide is a little out of date so I'm not sure if I backed up everything.

    Is there anywhere that says what I should have afterwards?
    I have rawnand.bin (00 - 14)
    BOOT0
    BOOT1

    Then a "dumps" folder with:
    bootrom_patched.bin
    bootrom_unpatched.bin
    evp_thunks.bin
    fuses.bin
    ipatches.bin
    kfuses.bin
    tsec_keys.bin

    then a "partitions" folder with:
    BCPKG2-1-Normal-Main
    BCPKG2-2-Normal-Sub
    BCPKG2-3-SafeMode-Main
    BCPKG2-4-SafeMode-Sub
    BCPKG2-5-Repair-Main
    BCPKG2-6-Repair-Sub
    PRODINFO
    PRODINFOF
    SAFE
    SYSTEM

    There's a "restore/partitions" folder but its empty.

    I just want to make 100% sure I have everything before I enable AutoRCM and upgrade via ChoiDuJourNX without burning fuses.

    Thanks
     
  7. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Legend

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    Honestly, you only need the rawnand (either split into parts or joined) and the boot0/boot1. The rest are optional and/or only useful for developers.
     
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  8. eoinzy

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    i thought I needed the bis keys or something?
     
  9. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Legend

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    For? Or did you just blindly backup everything without knowing their purpose (which is an acceptable choice)?
     
  10. eoinzy

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    I followed the guide, which was a little out-dated with some entries in the bootloader being renamed/moved/removed, so I just backed up everything just in case.
     
  11. Kynesor

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    Wahoo! It's been a while, but a few months ago I did the RCM and Hekate stuff to get homebrew running. I created a clean NAND before that (I put all the files on the switch but I hadn't installed anything yet) All i did was tamper with some save files. I want to restore the clean NAND, but keep the saves. A couple of months ago there was a way to do this, but it was hella difficult and I didn't even know where to start. Is there an easier/new way to restore nand but keep saves?
     
  12. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Legend

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    You could just backup and restore the saves via a homebrew save manager such as Checkpoint or EdiZon.
     
  13. Kynesor

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    I want to use the clean NAND to un-homebrew my system and be able to go online. But by restoring the NAND I lose the saves and the ability to run checkpoint and backup or restore my saves

    I found the one you sent me a few months ago, https://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-transplant-savedata-system-and-user-from-other-switches.506840/

    But this was way too hard for me, I didnt understand it at all so I gave up and havent touched my switch since for fear of ruining it. Just wondering if there is an easier method than this yet
     
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  14. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Legend

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    Oh, that. No such tool has been invented nor have I heard any plans on anyone making such a tool.
     
  15. MemeMachine

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    Dipped out of switch hacking just after we got linux working, left it untouched at 3.0.0. Where do I look to find the most up-to-date info? I know Atmosphere's not finished, but people are basically beta testing it.
     
  16. Draxzelex

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  17. MSco

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    Thank you very much for your answers! However, I have some more questions:

    1. I found guides about hacking the switch with a jig in my joycon. However, I have a day1-switch and patched it to 4.1.0. Is it possible with a 4.1.0 switch to hack it without a jig?
    If yes, where can I find a guide to do this?
    2. Is it possible (recommended?) to update a cfw only game? Or will I need to use the original game card to update it? Or shouldnt I download any updates anymore because of having a custom firmware due to a ban risk?
    3. Is there a high risk to be banned for using cfw (I think I would use reinx), even if I stick 100% exactly to the online guides?
    4. When I decide not to install any cfw right now and wait until it is maybe safer, but I would like to update my switch without burning any fuses, is there a safe way to do this (without using cfw)?
     
    Last edited by MSco, Oct 16, 2018
  18. vree

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    Yeah I realise that, but I'm specifically asking for someone who is for example still on firmware version 3.X. How can that person still play the latest videogames?

    EDIT: also where is the info on emunand using? And how to use it? I used this method back in the days on my 3DS. And I have found some info on it for the switch but no guides?
     
    Last edited by vree, Oct 16, 2018
  19. Adran_Marit

    Adran_Marit Walküre's Hacker

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    1) You still need a jig initially then you can use AutoRCM to avoid the jig, however you still need a device capable of sending the payload at this point in time

    2) For future updates use the gamecard/choidujourNX (Check CFW is running on said firmware first)

    3) Running any CFW presents a ban risk

    4) Not without CFW. To update without burning fuses you need to either use ChoidujourNX with autorcm or be able to enter RCM mode with a jig before the nintendo bootloader runs


    Update without burning fuses using ChoidujourNX and AutoRCM (this will allow downgrading)

    AFAIK the only "emunand" is through SXOS 2.0 at this point in time and work by copying the sysnand into itself in another partition making it smaller rather than on a SD card
     
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  20. davy4475

    davy4475 Newbie

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    Hi, I'm thinking of hacking my switch. What's the worst thing that can happen, ban?
     
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