[TUT] How to Install Emunand on MicroSD

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  1. HtheB
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    Here is a short simple installation guide for MicroSD Emunand using SX OS 2.3

    Proper Emunand installation:

    1- Start SX Payload bin
    2- Go to the Options menu and Create Emunand (Takes a while)
    3- Turn off the system without booting
    4- Remove MicroSD and insert into PC
    5- Rename the Nintendo folder in the root of the MicroSD cart, into "Emutendo"
    6- Insert MicroSD back into Switch
    7- Boot Switch into OFW
    8- Power off
    9- Boot into CFW
    10- Power off
    11- Boot hekate mod 4.2
    12- Restore your full raw nand backup that you had before WITHOUT restoring Boot0 and Boot1 (unless you've upgraded using ChoiDujour before)
    13- ???
    14- Profit!

    If you want to upgrade your CFW, you can just use ChoiDujourNX without problems. It will only update your CFW version (Be sure to disable AutoRCM if needed)

    Hope that the instructions are clear. If not, dick might get stuck

    Edit: If someone wants to make a more detailed guide, be my guest to take these steps as your guidance.
     
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  2. robbros

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    is there a way to have emunand without using sx os?
     
  3. CrisFTW

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    I dont think there is another Emunand that isnt created by SX OS
     
  4. Bushido1992

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    Why on step 12 restore a nand backup?
     
  5. HtheB
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    Because you still have traces of Homebrew stuff.... You need to restore your clean NAND backup of course.
    I assume you don't want to get banned ;)
     
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  6. Dissaor

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    Mm well, I´ve been using SX OS since july, Im not banned, but I dont have a clean copy of my nand, still, Im gonna back it up in it's actual state. Is this bad, good, necessary?
     
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  7. Froxic

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    I, too, do not have a clean copy of my nand. I didn't dump and back up my nand until AFTER I had already installed SX OS (I know I'm an idiot for that...). Should I still restore the nand I have backed up?
     
  8. HtheB
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    Yes, the cleaner it is, the better.
    And hope for the best
     
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  9. spkuja

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    If I conduct a factory reset of my Switch, that should clean any traces of homebrew, right? So I can then make a backup and install SD Emunand?
     
  10. TamarindoJuice

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    Booting to OFW will not burn fuses?
     
  11. chest0r

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    If you boot the original FW with payload in AutoRCM mode nothing will happen.
     
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  12. TamarindoJuice

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    How much space it will need? I tried having around 31GB of free space on my SD (FAT32) and it starts dumping the files but after a minute says "not enough space"
     
  13. robbros

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    it took 32 gb to me, i dont know why too beacause i read of people choosing how many gb they want it to be
     
  14. Salfay

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    Thanks: i'll try this now !
    Have you any idea how to check if the Switch is banned without connecting to the internet ?
    Can i potentially upgrade the emunand safely ?
     
  15. A3660537JPN

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    Can I use emunand without sx os license?
     
  16. hatredg0d

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    No it will not, the switch can still be banned.
     
  17. chrisisx

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    Can i know if my all my game saved will work to SX OS emunand?
     
  18. comput3rus3r

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    yes
     
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  19. arcsy

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    Thanks for this. Any game compatibility issues or drawbacks for using emunand? Like it is already using 32GB on the microsd itself which is huge.
     
  20. spkuja

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    Cheers for letting me know. Any idea how I would essentially scrub the console clean?
     
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