1. Draxzelex

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    Hekate is loaded outside of the NAND (it exists in RCM) so exFAT support is irrelevant to Hekate.
    AutoRCM has nothing to do with exFAT support.
     
  2. Vinceherman

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    newb question sorry, I'm on 6.0.0 firmware year old Switch and I have a jig, I believe 6.0.0 was released after 5th Sept does that mean I can't install CFW?

    I've been spending some time trying to find a definitive answer, but so much stuff to read, I've been refusing updates for the past 2 months, but can't play Grip until I update the firmware (it was working on 6.0.0 but now refuses to load until i update firmware)

    Obviously I know I don't want to update to 6.0.2 at the momemtn so suspect I should get the CFW installed now

    Thanks!
     
  3. Kubas_inko

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    Yes, you can. Just edited it. Kinda forgot about this part.
    Just don't update to 6.2.0 yet. That one is currently unhackable.
     
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    awesome thank you, great guide, hopefully give it a go tomorrow evening
     
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    Sorry if this was asked before. I've not been able to find a clear answer on it. My switch is on 2.0.0 and I've only ever played a few games on it. I have not tried to run any exploits on it. I've been waiting for a semi-idiot proof guide to show up.

    If I follow the backup steps below, will my backups have any evidence of a mod? will there be log lines saying I've booted into Recovery? will the bootloader/OS have any changes that exist in my back up or will it be 100% factory with a nice looking log?

    I get that people (so far) have been safe to restore from a backup and go online without a ban. I'm just wondering if there is evidence on the console after booting into Hekate and taking a backup then restoring.

     
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    As long as you have not run anything, there shouldn't be any traces.
     
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    yeah if you want to get banned do this
     
  8. Kubas_inko

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    XCIs are safer, not safe. You can get banned no mater what.
     
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    So when I started following the guide I made a noob mistake of having the CFW on the card in the system before conducting my NAND backup, I thought this would work like flashing a ROM to an android phone so I expected the option to back up the NAND would be similar to TWRP or something, what a dumb mistake. So is my NAND now corrupted and completely banable by Nintendo. My console was in Airplane mode and was only booted for 30 seconds before I realized the error in my ways. It would suck to know there is no way back to vanilla 30 seconds into modding my switch.
     
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    I'd say that it would be still safe. But I don't guarantee it (if you used AMS only, it should be safe).
    Have you ever send any error logs to ninty (simply said, did you ever get any error logs while online)?
     
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    Before I did anything on the switch I configured the DNS and I put the console in Airplane mode. Once I launched into KosmOS I shut down the switch (because I realized it was a mistake), cleared the SD card, and started a NAND backup. It just seems really iffy on what Nintendo will attack and what they won't, the Console never ran any homebrew applications or anything of that nature. My console is on the latest 8.0.1 and I never received any crashes or errors while in the OS. I was just wondering if I removed the SD card and undid all the DNS settings if my console would be super banned along with my Nintendo Online account. The one other thing I am scared of is that when the console booted out of cutosity I tried the homebrew appstore and it did give me an error for being in airplane mode and told me to make sure that my DNS was not blocking the needed sites, is damning to my chances of running legit games online?
     
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    I'd say it is safe. If you really wish to start over and fully clean your NAND, you'd have to rebuild it from scratch (which isn't easy and takes some time).
     
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    Thank you so much for the quick reply's, I did update my following post with "The one other thing I am scared of is that when the console booted out of cutosity I tried the homebrew appstore and it did give me an error for being in airplane mode and told me to make sure that my DNS was not blocking the needed sites, is damning to my chances of running legit games online." Would this change anything?
     
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    Thank you so much for the quick reply's, I did update my following post with "The one other thing I am scared of is that when the console booted out of cutosity I tried the homebrew appstore and it did give me an error for being in airplane mode and told me to make sure that my DNS was not blocking the needed sites, is damning to my chances of running legit games online." Would this change anything?
     
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    Hello, new to the Switch hacking scene here. Thank you very much for the guide. It is very well explained. I have not hacked my switch yet, I have ordered RCMloader and as soon as I receive it I will start the hacking process.

    To hack it, I plan to use the aforementioned loader and SX OS, I have an unpatched Switch that has never been hacked. My intended setup is to have EmuNAND for homebrew/backups and never connect it to the internet (erase WiFi settings, stealth mode, airplane mode and the like) and to have the SysNAND which I will use for online play with the games/dlc that I have bought. Additionally, I will have 2 different SD cards one to use EmuNAND and one for SysNAND with OFW.

    There is a detail that still confuses me a bit. My idea is to do everything possible to prevent a ban. My plan is to use the loader to run SX boot loader, then dump my NAND to my SD, take the SD into my computer and save my NAND backup in a safe location. Afterwards, create the EmuNAND on the SD that I will use for it and NEVER go online with EmuNAND, whenever I want to go online I will change the SD cards and restart my console normally. Then, to go to EmuNAND I will turn-off the console and use the loader and the jig every time to boot into CFW with EmuNAND. What confuses me is...do I need to restore my sysNAND back once after creating the EmuNAND prior to going online?. Meaning that my process should instead be: boot into SX boot loader, dump NAND, save NAND in PC, boot again into SX boot loader, create EmuNAND and finally RESTORE THE JUST DUMPED NAND. I thought that just leaving the SysNAND as is after creating EmuNAND was the safest option.

    TL,DR. So...my Switch has never been hacked. For the safest setup, is it recommended to restore back the SysNAND after creating the EmuNAND prior to going online or just leave the SysNAND as is to use online play?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  16. Kubas_inko

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    This thread still lives, wow.

    Iirc, you dont have to restore the NAND. Just make sure that all your desired emuNAND settings (airplane mode and so on) are set in the sysNAND, when you're making the emuNAND.
     
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    I understand now. Again, thank you for the guide and for your quick reply!
     
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    Guides like these always make it easier to follow. Thank you
     
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    [Absolute Switch Hacking Noob Alert] Taking this into account. Say I configured the wifi I was already connected to to the 90dns settings while in sysnand and then turned on airplane mode (before booting into hekate or even making an emummc). If emummc emulates what was configured on the sysnand at the time of being made, does that mean that I would boot into my emummc with those preconfigured wifi settings, and that i could go online with my CFW emummc with 90dns (without having to connect to the wifi normally and then changing the dns settings after the fact, probably resulting in a ban), and would booting into sysnand after the fact and changing any settings in there affect emummc in any way, or is my emummc still the same from when I first created it? Is any of what I theorized even safe to do in the first place?
     
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