Question SX Pro/Gear and R4S?

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by Kotomine Kirei, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Kotomine Kirei
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    I wanted to maybe get an SX Pro/Gear or R4S, but I have several questions about them.

    1. Which one is better?
    2. Will they brick the Switch?
    3. Will the jigs damage the Switch?
    4. Can you connect them to a computer; if so, how?
    5. How do you backup/restore the NAND with them?
    6. Is there anything that cannot be used with them (Hekate, ReiNX, Atmosphere, Linux, Lakka, Homebrew Launcher, etc)?
    7. What site would be the best to buy them from?
     
  2. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    SX OS - OS
    SX Gear - Dongle
    SX PRO - Dongle + OS
    R4S - Dongle for any .bin payload (I think)

    1. SX Is smaller I guess. Both are good, R4S is more practical.
    2. Think about it.
    3. Yes. it can, but would it?
    4. You can connect the R4S I think via micro USB
    5. That's not a question about the dongles. Use Hekate.
    6. Nope.
    7. nds-card.com probably.

    If you want to use anything else more than SX OS, go for the R4S dongle.
     
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  3. justmiiplaynwii

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    1. I preffer the R4S
    2. No
    3. No. (I use screwdrivers and my switch works fine sooo..)
    4. SXOS: Don't know
    R4s: yes
    5. Hekate
    6. Everything works. (Why shouldn't?)
    7. I would go with nds-card.com

    It has the same effect as using a pc and TegraRcmSmash


    (If you can solder check out the chip from rebug
    https://rebug.me/product/switchme/ )
     
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    1. How big is the R4S compared to the SX?
    2. I just ask because I read before that SX (OS, was it?) has the ability to brick the Switch.
    3. Are they likely to damage the Switch?
    4. What about the SX?
    7. Is there any reason to choose that site instead of the other sites?

    Also, what are those ReiNX/Atmosphere files on the R4S site?
    Do you have to use them, or can you use the ones here?

    7. Same question as above.

    Also, I cannot solder, but what does that chip do?
     
  5. Kubas_inko

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    1. Idk.
    3. Why would they?
    4. Only charging if anything
    7. They are sponsors of GBATemp.
     
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    I know that Google exists, but I do not see what 10 to the power of 100 has to do with anything...

    3. Why would they not?
    7. Okay.
     
  7. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    3. Because it wouldn't help them with sales?
     
  8. Kotomine Kirei
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    3. So the jigs will not cause any issues to the Switch or its rail even if you use them a lot?
     
  9. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    They are designed to not cause damage. But obviously, they will tear down sometime.
     
  10. Kotomine Kirei
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    The jigs or the Switch/rail?
     
  11. justmiiplaynwii

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    1. I don't know. I own none of them :D They should be about the same size

    2. The Device itself can't brick you but the payload or the CFW can. That's why i wouldn't use it. They had brick code in the OS. It would brick you if you messed with the files on the sd(When you tried to crack the software) They removed it with SXOS 1.3 (or something like this) but that's still a point to have trust issues. Do you know the 3ds Flashcard Gateway? It bricked MANY people which used clone cards (Supercard etc.) and even some legit ones. Just google brickway. Gateway and TX are the same people (or at least they work together) so i wouldn't use any product from them.

    There was also Payload that bricked people. A user on GBATemp claimed that it was a SXOS Crack. In reality it just f*cked your nand. Brick.
    If you are using the official payload (and not some from random users on GBATemp) and do not use software from companys like Gateway or Team Xecuter you are safe. Just use ReiNX and/or Hekate (If you want NSP Backups you have to go with ReiNX)


    3. No they don't damage your switch as i said in the post before.

    7. Sponsors of GBATemp, good support and the only reseller which speaks good english lol
     
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  12. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    Both. Everything tears down. But small tiny pins will tear down faster than a piece of sturdy paper clip.
     
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    2. Yeah, I was fortunate enough to have missed that Gateway problem when I got my 3DS, since there were better alternatives that used software by that time.
    Has anything like that happened with the people who made the R4S though?

    7. Okay.

    Everything tears down, I know that, but how fast exactly?
    Would it take more than a year before it was worn down to the point that it needed to be replaced, or would it take less time?
     
  14. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    How the heck can we know? Just stop, please.
    It can take 1 try and it's done. It can never tear down. We can't know.
     
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  15. Kotomine Kirei
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    Okay.

    Well, thanks to both of you for the help.
     
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    Is there a site in the US with the R4S that accepts gift cards?
     
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    Image taken from here:
    dongles.
     
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    I had no idea there were two revisions of the TX dongle - any known differences?
     
  19. Joe88

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    Realistically, the R4S is about 3 times as large as the SX Pro. The SX Pro is small enough to fit inside an elastic pouch meant for game carts inside pretty much every switch case

    [​IMG]
     
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    excuse me, is that a foil? in the upper right?
    why are you keeping that?
     
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