1. horokeusama

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    How's the progress on Softmod boot for FW under 4.1.0?
     
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    Sorry for the question, but how possible is it to break the pins in my Switch?
    Some time ago, I tried the paperclip trick to get my Switch into RCM mode, but I couldn't work it out for some reason. Later, I bought a tested RCM jig from ebay but it doesn't work, either. Did I kill the pins with my paperclip? How can I test this?
     
  3. Draxzelex

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    Not sure what you mean by this. There is a softmod that works specifically from 3.01-4.1 which was showcased way back in February, however there are no immediate plans to release it. One theory is they are holding out until the new Mariko Switches become available so they can test it on them. No softmods have been tested on 5.x, which is the firmware the Mariko Switches will be bundled with, and since they haven't released the softmod yet, there's a chance it hasn't been patched out yet. If they are patched in 5.x, then they will be immediately released because there is no longer any fear that Nintendo will patch it in a future update. It becomes a toss-up if they still aren't patched in 5.x. Hackers usually only release their tricks once there's a fix. As with the CFW, its still a waiting game.

    It is possible and its hard to tell if you broke the pin without taking a look. Use a flashlight or something and just count how many pins you see. Pin 1 is closest to the screen while pin 10 is the farthest (and is the 10th pin).
     
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    Use a program called Rufus to format it to fat32. I tried just formatting with Windows and it didn't work, but formatting with Rufus made it readable on my 4.0.1 switch.
     
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    Whats the point in updating EmuNAND? I mean, why would i get online on it for gaming/updating if im using it for homebrew/backup loads etc. I think if im doing """ilegal""" stuff there, then thats the one i shouldnt use online on, right? But then the whole point of EmuNAND is not to update SysNAND, but shouldnt that one be the one to play my legal online games on?

    Edit: ok the better question would be: where should i play my legal online games? Sys or Emu?
     
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    Some people don't mind taking the risk of playing pirated games, using hacked saves, or running homebrew on the latest firmware. If you want to be 100% ban safe while enjoying hacks, you would use all hacks/homebrew on your SysNAND while any games you want to play online would be done. The problem with this is that you still have to buy games that will be connected to the Internet. This of course assumes that there is will be a way to install game updates, DLC, and other online-related services without using Nintendo's servers.
     
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    Why would it be "100% safe" to use homebrew on SysNAND? I dont mind buying online games, thats kinda what im gonna do ( Smash, maybe Pokemon, etc)

    What i want is be able to play online without doing homebrew stuff in the same NAND, while leaving the other NAND offline and use homebrew there, but that would mean updating SysNAND for online and thats what "we" dont want, right?

    Thing is, we dont know if its safe to use homebrew as of now, so i see no point in updating EmuNAND just for online gaming.... I think im a mess with this lol.
     
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    Because the only way Nintendo can figure out what you're doing on your console is when its connected to the Internet. As long as SysNAND, or any console for that matter, stays offline, Nintendo can't track what you are doing in it. You get banned once data about your console gets sent to Nintendo which only gets sent when you're online. Nintendo, and any company, can't track what you do on a device without any sort of link, whether it be physical (like going to your house) or online.
     
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    I know.... What i meant is that knowing that, what should i do to play online withou risking the ban for using homebrew. I think the "only" way is to play on a clean SysNAND and that means updating it.

    I guess its not bad cause i could always launch EmuN from FG, so SysN is not necessary for exploits.... right?
     
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    Oh, that's what you meant. I mean we all say you always run the risk of getting banned for running any homebrew/hacks and connecting to online, but honestly, most people don't get banned. You'd have to do something crazy/stupid to actually get banned for using hacks/homebrew. As long as you're conspicuous, you will be fine. The only reason we can't guarantee being ban-free because we're not Nintendo and we don't know what they are tracking to ban people. We only learn that type of stuff retrospectively, i.e. after people are banned and figuring out what they all had in common.
     
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    Got it, so then it """should""" be fine to online play on EmuNAND with legal games. Still whats the point on not updating SysNAND if we dont need it for exploits at all ( at least for 5.0.x).

    Edit: i guess theres no way to know this now, but what does it shows when we enter HB from the gallery? Does Ninti thinks we are running the gallery? I remember that on the 3ds it shows something like "playing homebrew" when accesing from the cia but not from download channel.
     
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    I mean, I'll be playing both legal and illegal games on EmuNAND fully aware of the risks so I'll be taking every precaution to not get caught. Also, the goal is to keep SysNAND as low as possible if YOU are interested in other exploits in the future. If you're comfortable with using RCM and a USB cable, then you don't even need an EmuNAND since all firmwares can be hacked this way. There is a possibility that the softmod exploit used for 3.01-4.1 can work on 5.x but they haven't gotten around to testing it since they have been so focused on Atmosphere. This is also why they haven't released the exploit yet because they don't know if its been patched out or not.
     
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    Exactly, this is kinda what i wanted to know. So i could use a clean SysNAND for online and EmuNAND for homebrew while staying offline there, all that if i dont mind using FG cause tbh i dont think we would get softmod for 5.0 any time soon.

    Dumb question, whst firmware are you on?
     
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    That's...quite the interesting setup you got there. Yes, theoretically if you do it that way, you shouldn't get banned. I mean if you really don't care about future exploits, then you can just update SysNAND all the way. To me, it just seems like you're limiting your options if you update SysNAND because we don't yet have access to a holy grail exploit that can be used on all firmwares and doesn't have a restriction like tethering. If you do all homebrew offline on SysNAND while playing legitimately on EmuNAND, it will achieve the same risk/reward ratio as what you're suggesting. But at the end of the day, its your decision.

    I think its a valid question :) Anyways, I actually have 2 Switches, although one of them I paid half for and gave to my brother because we are not gonna share one Switch. His is on 3.0 because he isn't interested in anything currently so he stayed on the previous golden firmware. Mine is on 4.1 since the last time I left it after completing Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which I think was a good call for me because I'm hoping for the future softmod to be released. Booting into RCM is fine, but I don't like tethering all that much.

    Also I just noticed the question you had about the homebrew launcher. The homebrew menu is loaded from files off the SD card so Nintendo can't check those for risk of breaking our privacy. But technically, we're not doing the functions of the album once we're inside. Some people left their most favorite/recent game on the 3DS as something related to homebrew and never got banned. However, that was the 3DS and the Switch is a different animal it seems. Again, people getting banned for running purely homebrew are rare, if not non-existent.
     
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    Man, idk why i didnt think about that. In theory, using SysNAND as my homebrew access while being offline should be the way to go. Now we have to see if most homebrew apps would support 5.0.x for a while or would use another firmware and also the games i would probably install via homebrew (nothing for now, would buy most of them, but if we get something that i need a new firmware for) but its a good idea either way.

    I dont have that much of a problem with tethering because i literally never turn off my Switch, but im basing my decision on what people like Michael said, that its unlikely to get softmod for 5.0 at this point.

    I feel the best decision would be to get a second Switch, probably on 3.0 but is kinda something unnecessary, maybe if i get ban i would use that console for homebrew and buy a new one for online.

    Btw: Hows Xenoblade? Thats the only game i thini it would be worth getting right now, want to give it a try BUT i spoiled myself, i know "everything" so idk if ita worth just for the gameplay.

    Yeah i used my 3DS for about a year with A9LH/B9S and nothing happened, but i always used cthulhu, so my 3ds looked clean. Maybe somebody would port it for Switch, that would be great.
     
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    Is there a way for end users to back up physical releases?

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    Also, is there a way to convert .NSP to .SCI files?
     
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    @alexj9626 Thanks to Atmosphere and the unpatchable exploit, devs will eventually end up porting all of their work to the latest firmware thanks to EmuNAND. Most of them worked only on 3.0 because that was the previous golden firmware, but now they can develop for whatever firmware they want because all firmware are exploitable. Also, never used cthulu but after a bit of reading, it seems like a useful tool. The Switch scene has only really just begun so we're probably going to be getting a lot of great homebrew in the future.

    As for Xenoblade, my only ONLY gripe with the game is the RNG with obtaining Rare Blades. Every Rare Blade you acquire makes it harder to get more and its based off of luck which equates to grinding. I spent nearly 250 hours before they added any new Rare Blades but to get that update, I'd have to update my Switch so I don't feel too bad. Maybe its a blessing in disguise. Other than that, the story is on par with the original and the character interactions are really interesting to watch, but the worlds are now less exploration and more for show I feel. The fact that you have to warp to different Titans ruins the open-world part of the game. Despite all that, I don't regret buying the game. If you're a fan of JRPGs, then you're in for a treat.

    @asnka You can only dump cartridges using a script in Pegaswitch which is only supported up to firmware 3.0. There is also no current way to convert .NSP to .XCI files either. Eventually, the community will make tools that allow us to do both of these things. We're mostly waiting for the CFW, Atmosphere, to be completed.
     
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    Couple questions:

    1: Does switch Linux have keyboard support? (Via USB-C?)
    2: What is the battery life like on linux? Any extremely low power modes working yet?

    I am trying to get a portable "Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead" emulator with good battery life.
     
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    Hi everyone,

    I've got a little problem, I know how to get the switch into RCM via a jig.
    A couple of days ago I was able to deliver the payload via the USB cable, but all of a sudden, a day ago every time I plug the USB cable into the switch, it gives me the battery icon (top left corner) and then boots up. I cannot deliver the payload anymore because it keeps waking the Switch up.

    I've tried quite a lot of times, but each time it just wakes it up.

    Is there something I'm doing wrong or is there a trick to stop the Switch from waking up?

    Cheers in advance.
     
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    whats the target fw for all the current projects?

    I see a lot of mention of 4-5
     
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