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  1. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Legend

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    I mean are you using the same SD card with the games that are installed? Was this also the same SD card that was used before the NAND backup was made?

    This doesn't appear to be a firmware-related issue. Does the issue occur in ReiNX?

    Use the homebrew application ChoiDujourNX to update your firmware to 8.1
     
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  2. glasshalffull

    glasshalffull Newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a day 1 switch updated to fw 5.1.0 (this was done through the regular Nintendo servers back when fw 5.1.0 first released). I got the SX Pro when it first released and have been using it to play XCI games offline from my SD card without issue since that time. There was no emuNAND at that time so I don't have that installed. I have not updated my system firmware or my SX software in over a year, and I have not gone online since I first used SX Pro. This setup worked for me for every game I wanted to play until now, since the newest games require a higher firmware. But I want to play Fire Emblem and the new Zelda game, so I'll need the newer firmwares.

    What is the best way for me to go about doing this? I'm not interested in playing online ever. I just want the simplest way to play the newest games offline (do I even need to mess with emuNAND if that's all I want to do?). I'm assuming if I connect online to update my firmware through the normal means, I will get banned and no longer be able to get newer firmware versions.

    I haven't kept up with the CFW scene, and I've forgotten most of what little I knew from a year ago (I vaguely remember things like hekate, TegraSmash, etc. but can't really remember how to use them). I pretty much just remember how to boot into SX to play XCI games. My SX software is still an old version from a year ago, like v1.3 or something. I'm hoping there is a simple and safe way for me to get the newest firmware and continue to use SX Pro to play XCI games offline from my SD card.


    Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  3. akasmiler

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    Hi All. newbie here with an unpatched switch on 9.0

    managed to get hakate up and running and followed all process to get backups etc...
    now got the kosmos/atmosphere package all on and running switch in airplane mode as i dont want to get blocked and my sky router wont block the updates (grrrrrr)

    so of course i was going to incognito but that wont work with atmosphere

    just wondering if theres other ways to block updates and where do i go from here
     
  4. askara

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    anyone tried sprite hunter NG? its a visual novel but its lagging on my switch for some reasons
     
  5. Bl4ckeagle

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    Maybe a stupid question.
    But how possible is it to get banned for transfering my Smash EmuNand SaveGame(unmodified) to my Nand Official Smash Game with Edizon.
    I read that is possible to get banned if you use modified data?
     
  6. XaneTenshi

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    Yes, I am currently using the same SD Card for both Nand backups. I guess I should mention, though, that I recently switched to a new and bigger SD Card, from a 64gb to 128gb. The backup that I restored was made using my old SD Card and restored with the new one. All files were transferred from the old one to the new one before i did the restore. Is that the issue?
     
  7. Waster

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    What are the differences, pros and cons of the NSP and XCI file formats?
     
  8. Yoni Arousement

    Yoni Arousement GBAtemp Regular

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    Has anyone else recently received error code 2160-8007? Just got a new modem the other day. I thought the internet was working fine but Connection Tests always fail now... unless I choose Automatic DNS.
     
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  9. Nostradam87

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    hello i am new here! i bought a nintendo switch some months ago and the model is xaj40069521955! i did the thing with "check if youw switch is patched" and told that it is! so the question is! is there a solution to this? does the software version matter?or is it patched for good for now?
     
  10. Bobbybumhead

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    Hi my switch firmware is still on 6.02 and I'm currently using sx os emunand which I updated to current firmware 9.01 (I might have got a couple of digits wrong in my naming of firmware). I've never been online since I modded my switch. All is working fine but I plan on updating my switch firmware officially in order to play some games online. Can anyone forsee any issues with me updating the official firmware via Nintendo and using online? Eg will sx os emunand still work (latest sx os version)? Do I need to make a nand backup prior to updating officially in case of orany mishaps or can I just do this after I've updated? Thanks in advance for any replies.
     
  11. eliasrs

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    Does a NAND backup include game saves?

    I.e. does restoring to a clean nand also restore game saves that you had at the time of making the backup?

    Cheers
     
  12. ThaDraGun

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    Ive never used ReiNX before, just atmosphere.
    I downloaded the latest files from reinx.guide/downloads/stable

    I copied the files to the Switch SD card. I copied the ReiNX.bin file to my RCMloader. Renamed it to payload.bin and set it to boot that payload.

    When I startup my switch it says in red "failed to launch recovery menu". and something about is the file in reinx folder?
    The Reinx splash screen comes on for a second then the atmosphere one comes on and it loads the switch menu. It still says Current version: 7.0.1/AMS 0.9.4/S
    I'm guessing AMS means it booted into atmosphere instead.

    SD card must be setup wrong. Do I need to format it and start from scratch to get it working right?
     
  13. dxxshore

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    You prolly need to remove atmosphere first.
     
  14. ThaDraGun

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    So I deleted all the Atmosphere files and folders off my SD card.
    Now I still get the red error, then it flashes the reinx splash really quick, then the atmosphere splash, then the reinx splash again for longer this time, then black screen, then switch logo.
    It boots into Reinx this time: current version 7.0.1 Reinx(0.0)

    The games still give me the same error: "The software was closed because and error occured"
    I installed one of the smaller games to the switch instead of SD card to see if the sd was the issue and the same error occurs.
    Not all games are doing this. Only some of the newer games.
    I have also tried different copies of the game.
     
  15. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend

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    If it's a full NAND backup, then yes.
     
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  16. eliasrs

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    Should I update to newest firmware before installing cfw?
    Thinking either Kosmos or sx os
     
  17. PhiMX

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    Hi, I have one of the first switches, so the exploits work.
    It is still on 5.0 with SXOS and the full executer chain. EmuNAND has not been set up.

    I would like to make the product a little bit up to date, maybe 8.0? give it some emunand and so on..

    What exactly would you guys propose to do?
    Best regards
     
  18. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend

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    There's no reason not to update to 9.0.1 if your Switch is unpatched. If your intention is to play online, then you should have a clean sysNAND on 9.0.1 for online play, and you should have a dirty emuNAND on 9.0.1 that's kept offline.

    If you don't care about online play, there isn't much of a reason to use an emuNAND.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    If your Switch is unpatched, it doesn't really matter when you update. If you haven't already purchased SX OS, I don't recommend doing so. Atmosphere is free and can do just about everything SX OS can do.
     
  19. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Legend

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    Use the homebrew application ChoiDujourNX to update your firmware

    If you're already using Airplane Mode, you don't need any additional protection. If you're super paranoid, you can setup 90DNS on your Switch's internet settings.

    Assuming the save file hasn't been modified (or a copy of someone else's), the risk of a ban is little to none.

    Yes so you will have to reinstall the games then/

    .NSP files are smaller and faster than .XCI files but require installation before they can be used whereas .XCI files can be mounted without any installation. All CFW support .NSP files however SX OS is the only CFW to support mounting .XCI files. Other CFW support installing .XCI files but this has a similar effect to installing a .NSP file.

    Nintendo has more details on that error code.

    If it is patched, then it is your hardware that is patched. For patched consoles, the software version is important. If the firmware is 4.1 or lower, it can run CFW now. If the firmware is between 5.0 and 7.0.1, it can run CFW in the future but there is no telling when. If the firmware is 8.0 or higher, then it may never run CFW.

    You do risk a ban by going online to update your firmware. If you do not want to go online to update your firmware, use the homebrew application ChoiDujourNX

    Now I see the issue. If it is only the newer games that do not work, then that means your firmware version is too low. You will have to update your firmware. I recommend using ChoiDujourNX to update your firmware.
     
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  20. kruptah

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    Trying to use tinfoil 5.0 to load The Witcher 3 via USB on OSX.

    What protocol should be selected for this drive and directory?
     
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