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Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by epickid37, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Clockdryve

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    I get my jig kit in the mail tomorrow - I have a serialed hackable Switch (no account - never online - new) It's running it's original 4.1.0 OS. I will need to back up this NAND when I run my first bootloader. Then I will need to update offline with the hack software that allows "no burn fuse" - now can I again backup the NAND at 6.2.0 software I will be installing....or will this be a dirty OS backup??? *should I back it up anyway.... incase I lose RCM-Mode or something? Is 6.2.0 best Firmware to update to or has 7.x.x gotten any better in last few days. NOOB for sure here. Cracked into earlier consoles in the long past tho. Thanks


    Also.... Is there an Install of the Official Nintendo NES Player available that doesn't need to be download from Nintendo? Hopefully available so I don't necessarily need the most recent update? It run on 6.2.0 or need 7.X.X *Talking about the one that yiou needed a subscription to run NES games downloaded from NES Website. ??? Not talking about an emulator. Thanks again.
     
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  2. Banjokazooie2017

    Banjokazooie2017 Newbie

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    Hi guys, (biggest noob here)

    So new to the switch softmodding scene but I have a switch available to use and was wondering what's the best thing to with it like what do I install on it to play back ups of games I have on my pc ?
     
  3. natkoden

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    follow this, step by step, without skipping anything

    https://guide.sdsetup.com/

    most important thing? MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR NAND
     
  4. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    You don't need to make a second NAND backup when you update to 6.2, especially if you are doing it without burning fuses. Not burning the fuses means you can return to your original firmware, 4.1, at any time so your first NAND backup would still be useful in case you do get bricked (which is highly unlikely 99% of the time). But if you're paranoid, you can dump the NAND a second time on 6.2. Bear in mind that it will be slightly dirty since you can only update to 6.2 with homebrew and you will have to ensure it doesn't get mixed up with your first NAND dump.

    And yes, there is a copy of the NES app on the Interwebs.
     
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  5. Banjokazooie2017

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    Thank you for the quick response

    So my switch being on 7.0.1 wouldn't be issue and I'll be able to play SMASH bros back up?
     
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  6. natkoden

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    yes
     
  7. wizra

    wizra GBAtemp Regular

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    I installed
    Captain Toad Treasure Tracker Special Episode v1 2 0 DLC
    Captain Toad Treasure Tracker Update v1 2 0

    On my switch with 5.1.0 and sxos 2.5.3

    I used tinfoil first, chose ignore firmware requirement and it wouldn't install. So then I used sx installer, it installed them, but now there is a blank tile with a loading symbol. I had the full game installed and 100% game completed before these 2 new patches. What must I do to fix this and get it to run?
     
  8. Clockdryve

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    Thanks for all your help. What do they call this "stand alone" Nintendo NES APP - that allows NES Roms to be played on the Switch *Not needing to initually be downloaded from the eStore - since I will never be able to go to that store without a FULL legal update (to get the player). *Pretty sure 7.x.x is not all setup for full user mods yet. When I try to search all I get is the usual ROM download sites or information....links to emulators *don't need that with Nintendos near perfet EMU in the wild.
     
  9. 219jw

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    Noob question - what’s the title keys for game and why do we need it for?
     
  10. Adran_Marit

    Adran_Marit Walküre's Hacker

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    Update to 6.2
     
  11. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    Titlekeys are needed for decrypting and subsequently playing games dumped/downloaded from Nintendo's eShop. Usually, games are dumped with their titlekeys so they don't need to be externally provided. The exception to this are preloads which are dumped with the .NSX format to prevent people from installing it early (because it will fail to launch on account of lacking the titlekey) as well as differentiate from a dump with the titlekey traditionally known as .NSP files.
     
  12. Ivellios

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    Hello, i saw a video that its possible to play n64 at reasonable performance using Retroarch nsp.

    However on the official Retroarch site i was only able to find the NRO file, and from what i read the nro format is not capable of running N64 games.

    My question is where can i find the Retroarch NSP? i looked everywhere with no success.

    thanks in advance!
     
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  13. acidcoolxxx

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    Hello

    Maybe some can me help out.

    I buyed a switch that stuck in the switch logo. I have access to rcm and in the moment i backup my nand. Is there any chance to restore the console. Mybe with a cfw flash with all my console id ect injected in it. Seems like a brick but im not sure.

    Hope someone can help me out of this.
     
  14. Draxzelex

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    Retroarch stopped distributing the .NSP file because of banning memes. Either use a forwarder by following this tutorial, make your own forwarder with this tutorial, or convert the homebrew app to a .NSP file with nro2nsp

    No CFW can help with this and a NAND backup won't help since its already bricked. Try following this tutorial to rebuild part of the NAND. If you don't know what firmware is on the console, shoot for 6.1 since that is the highest the tool supports. The keys in step 6 can be obtained with Lockpick_RCM. And do a SYSTEM INITIALIZE during step 8.7.
     
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  15. 219jw

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    Thank you
     
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  16. Kohmei

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    Is there a way to transfer screenshots off the Switch without storing them in SD, shutting down the console, and copying them off the card? It seems the social media function doesn't work if you have Nintendo servers blocked
     
  17. Draxzelex

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    You can try using FTP or nxmtp, both of which require CFW/homebrew on your console.
     
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  18. Kohmei

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    Thanks, nxmtp is what I was looking for
     
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  19. acidcoolxxx

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    @Draxzelex Thank you this was exactly what i´ve been looking for.

    But I stuck at this Step 7. I downloaded the 6.1 firmware like you mention it from *snip*

    I also made the needed hactool keys.

    But get this error building it:
    Using source firmware files from folder C:/Firmware
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "ChoiDujour.py", line 517, in <module>
    File "ChoiDujour.py", line 225, in call_hactool
    Exception: [WARN]: Failed to match key "master_kek_04", (value "XXX")
    [WARN]: Failed to match key "master_kek_05", (value "XX")
    [WARN]: Failed to match key "master_kek_02", (value "XXX")
    [WARN]: Failed to match key "master_kek_03", (value "XX")
    [WARN]: Failed to match key "master_kek_00", (value "XX")
    [WARN]: Failed to match key "master_kek_01", (value "XX")

    [10540] Failed to execute script ChoiDujour

    Is the firmware wrong or my keys?
     
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  20. Draxzelex

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    Most likely the keys. Did you get them from the payload I provided you?
     
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