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

  1. Lacius

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    Regarding brick-recovery, there's no real reason to make another NAND backup if you already have one. I highly recommend storing your NAND backup somewhere online, like Google Drive.
     
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  2. c0r

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    Hey guys, what should I do if I want to migrate from a SDCard to another?! I tried to copy the Nintendo folder from the old SDCard and place it on the new one with the newest Kosmos v13.0.2 files but some games won't boot... Any tips?! Thanks in advance! :-)

    BTW, I'm using a Mac OSX to copy and paste the files.
     
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  3. Lacius

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    If you don't have exFAT support installed on the Switch, then you need to either:
    1. Reformat the new SD card as FAT32.
    2. Install exFAT support to the Switch.
     
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  4. lettuce

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    So i was using Zadig to replace the drivers so i can use Tinfoil and Nut over usb but the driver installation failed and now when i remove or plug the usb back into the switch i no longer get the usb windows 10 sound and also in Zadig when i select show all device 'libnx USB comms' is no longer show!. How can i fix this issue please?

    EDIT: Never mind got it work but trying a different USB C cable
     
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  5. THCsGameChannel

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    Can I just copy and paste the files 1:1 from one micro sd to another card if I want to upgrade the micro sd?
     
  6. Draxzelex

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    Latest Kosmos has the kip1patch=nosigchk line in the CFW sections. Maybe you're not launching a profile with that line?

    https://reinx.guide/ although you will not be able to boot into emuMMC with ReiNX as ReiNX does not support emuMMC at the current time.

    Yes unless you are using MacOS or certain builds of Windows 10 in which case you need to fix the archive bit after the transfer which can be done via Hekate.
     
  7. CuriousTommy

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    I made an emunand partition on my switch and updated it to 8.1.0. However, I seem to have an issue with being able to read the card. When I use my sysnand on version 3.0.0, it works just fine.

    Does anyone know what the issue may be?
     
  8. THCsGameChannel

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    Hm I coppied everything over but it doesnt work.

    Failed to load hekate_ipl.ini
    Could not identify package 1 version
    Could not load firmware

    Even if I insert the old card again this comes up ...

    File structure
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. heyoo

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    hey so I updated from 5.something to 8.1.0, it worked fine for around 20 mins and then it randomly kicked me out saying that the sd card had been removed. Now I cannot boot into either CFW or OFW via the sxos menu without getting stuck on a black screen. I tried re-seating the sd card reader, replacing the sd card reader, formatting to ex fat and fat 32, using a different sd. I checked hekate and not even that can read my sd card, I just get met with 'could not initiate sd card, make sure its inserted'. I thought it was a hardware issue however I am still able to boot into the sxos menu and make nand dumps from it, which implies that it can both read the boot.dat file on the sd card and write to the card without any apparent problems.

    I (stupidly) booted into ofw without auto rcm ,which worked (burning all of my fuses), to try and format the card that way but not even the ofw could read the sd card. I tried booting another cfw (atmosphere, reinx) via the sxos menu but I was still met with a black screen.

    Any help would be great, Thanks.
     
  10. alcyppa

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    Is there any way to delete a user on Atmosphere emuMMc?
     
  11. ataraxis

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    Hi, I have a clean 5.1.0 NAND backup before hacking my switch. My switch is currently running CFW 7.1.0 with Reinx

    I would like to run Atmosphere with EmuMMC.

    Do i need to restore my switch using my 5.1.0 backup or can I just restore factory settings and update my switch to 8.1.0?

    If i restore to 5.1.0 I can save my fuses? Is there a benefit for keeping the fuses? if i were to play online games i would still need the latest firmware correct?

    Kindly advise the best way to have SysNAND for online games and EmuNAND for CFW. Thanks so much in advance.
     
  12. Draxzelex

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    You did not indicate whether you were using Windows 10 or not.

    I think you require the help of an actual expert since it seems like you've tried the most common fixes for your situation and I cannot think of any other way to solve your problem.

    Not that I know of but why would you want to delete a user in the first place?

    You should probably setup the emuMMC first before restoring your NAND so that way the save data from sysMMC carries over to emuMMC. While I have not set it up myself, I think this is the best guide for it so far.

    Once you have setup emuMMC, then you should restore your NAND. It has been proven that factory resets do not prevent bans as people have been banned even after performing them. It would also be very silly for Nintendo to implement a pro-hacker feature in their own console. Anyway, restoring the NAND is pretty simple since all you do is drop your NAND in the /backups/(eMMC serial number)/restore folder on your SD card but if you need a guide, you can follow this one.

    Now you have to be on the latest firmware in order to play online but it is up to you if you want to burn fuses or not. The purpose behind fuses are to prevent downgrading and the reason someone may downgrade is in case a better exploit is released on a lower firmware version such as a hypothetical untethered coldboot hack (for reference, the current exploit Fusee Gelee is a tethered coldboot). If you are fine with using Fusee Gelee until the end of the Switch's life, then you can just update normally and burn fuses in the process making you lose out on some potential future features. However since it is not only simple to update without burning fuses but also not proven to invoke a ban on its own, I highly advise you update without burning fuses.

    If you wish to update without burning fuses, you have 3 choices which I will list out in decreasing order of safety in terms of bans:
    1. Using the homebrew application ChoiDujourNX which not only requires CFW but homebrew as well so most people do not use it for updating their sysMMC for clean online play
    2. Installing system updates while running CFW and having AutoRCM enabled. Normally, AutoRCM is removed during a system update which prevents you from updating without burning fuses online but modern CFW prevent this allowing you to update normally with the console while preserving fuses. This is safer than using ChoiDujourNX as it just requires you to run a CFW. You don't even need CFW running to download the system update as you can boot Stock mode via Hekate to download it then delete Wi-Fi settings and reboot into CFW to install the update offline. This is what I personally do and I have not been banned yet. There is a way to update without burning fuses without CFW or homebrew but it is risky
    3. Rebooting into RCM after the system update is finished installing. Since fuses are burnt not when the system update is installed but when the console's stock bootloader detects a firmware version higher than the fuse count, one can easily bypass this by booting into RCM before the console's stock bootloader runs. This is a variation of the above method but instead of using CFW to maintain AutoRCM, we use a jig which is only as successful as the jig is at booting the console into RCM. If the console does not boot into RCM, fuses will be burnt so this method is not highly recommended. If you need a full guide, you can find one here
     
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  13. geecat

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    So am due to receive a switch that should be unpatched later today.

    My main goal is to transfer a WiiU BOTW save to Switch. I'd prefer to use the save with OFW, if possible, and am trying to figure out if there's a reasonable way to do that. I also want to play various online games on OFW (smash, DQ builders 2, etc), so I'm looking for the most careful method. I know there are no guarantees, but I'm willing to take the long way around for the best odds.

    On the WiiU side, I've managed to get homebrew running in the WiiU and have exported my save. The BOTW converter ran successfully.

    On the switch side, to get a general sense of the basics, I've reviewed a few guides for the RCM boot + Hekate + Atmosphere on EmuMMC setup, including those linked upthread here. I've prepared a microSD card for the Switch, formatted in FAT32 with Checkpoint preinstalled.

    Although I wonder if I should use ExFAT instead, since I suppose I will have to let the console update (perhaps using the method described above to preserve fuses) to play online, even if booting OFW through Hekate to avoid the fuse check.

    And I expect I also need to update the BOTW version to read the transferred save — which I am trying to figure out if I should do the normal way at the outset...

    My impression is that the first thing I should do is make a complete backup of the Switch when it arrives, the Sysnand and the boot partitions, etc.

    What I am trying to figure out is the proper sequence to do things in after that.

    My tentative plan is:

    -Receive switch, take modem offline, power on to check installed versions, verify functionality etc
    -Perform RCM exploit test, verify unpatched
    -Following guides, boot via RCM into Hekate, create an EmuMMC at the current version level and perform complete dump of system files. Archive as a ZIP.
    -Still offline, Reboot normally into OFW, run BOTW from cartridge at whatever version it shipped as to create save folder structure in sysnand.
    -Turn off switch. Take modem back online.
    -Boot via RCM into Hekate and run OFW. Enable WiFi, permit Switch to download system updates, but do not to install them. Go offline again.
    - Boot via RCM into Hekate, and create another archived dump with the system update files downloaded and the stock BOTW install and save present.
    -Then use Hekate to install the system update. (Method 2 from the previous post upthread). All reboots from here will use RCM to avoid fuses being burned.
    -Dump and archive again after the system update.
    -Reboot into Hekate and run OFW, go back online and let BOTW update. Overwrite the save to bring it up to version level.
    -Go back offline reboot and dump again.
    -Now we can boot into either CFW or OFW and we have a clean backup NAND with updated firmware, game and placeholder save at current versions.

    I know the above may involve more dumps than necessary but it's out of caution. Is there anything I'm missing there?

    After that, the question is how to get the converted save into the game under OFW with the least risk.

    After reading some other threads, is this the best way to go (adapted from a thread here called "how-can-i-move-saves-from-emunand-to-sysnand" that I can't link):

    -Go offline, delete wifi etc.
    -Boot into CFW, use Checkpoint to inject the WiiU save into BOTW's Sysnand storage.
    -Presuming it loads successfully, update the save (wait for a blood moon and manually re-save?).
    -Reboot into Hekate, make another dump.
    -Using hacdiskmount, open the backup with the converted BOTW save and copy the save files
    -Using hacdiskmount, open the clean backup at current version levels and overwrite the placeholder save with the converted save
    -Restore the clean backup with the converted save files to sysnand
    -Reboot back into OFW (via RCM as always), go online/enable wifi and play normally?!?

    Is it correct that by doing the above there should be no evidence that CFW was ever run? Or is the ban risk no less than just running Checkpoint to inject the save just the once, and then running under OFW after that without the additional steps of copying the files to the older image offline and then restoring it?

    Apologies if I've overlooked anything obvious, abused any terminology, or am mixing up older procedures with current advice.
     
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  14. Neo Sonic

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    Wondering if anyone can help me out? Just got an SX Pro & a Switch on 3.02... What's the best way to go about getting EmuNand running while keeping my SysNand clean?

    I also read something about Booting SX OS skipping a security check & causing fuses to burn... Is that still the case? & Will that happen of I use the SX OS to launch another payload?

    Any advice would be appreciated... Been reading for 5 hours or so & still not 100% on what I'm doing!

    Kept my Switch in a cupboard for a year & I'd hate to mess it up now!

    Thanks
     
  15. DrDoctor

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  17. DrDoctor

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    Thank you. I couldn't see the link color and it looked like it was just mentioning the payloads above.
     
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  18. Fuhba

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    I just installed atmosphere on my Switch and retroarch. How can I do so that Retroarch shows up like a installed game? Without the need to go into my album to open it?
     
  19. THCsGameChannel

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    Yes I use Windows 10, but the old card isnt working anymore too. I used external programs to format the card to Fat32 and it worked on the old card.

    1. I made the hidden files visible on windows and copied everything into a folder on the desktop.
    2. Formatted the new 200GB Micro SD with HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.
    3. Copied everything over from the desktop folder and inserted it in the Switch
    4. Booted in RCM and tried to start CFW but it couldnt load the CFW or didnt recognize the card.

    "Failed to load hekate_ipl.ini
    Could not identify package 1 version
    Could not load firmware"
     
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  20. iluvfuzz

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    Besides tinfoil and goldtree are there any other ways to installing nsps to switch?
     
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