Hacking WAIN Card Dumper NX

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WAIN Card Dumper NX v2.0.0

Well, this got leaked in ReSwitched discord just a bit ago, so might as well share it. This is a cart to XCI dumper. It has some limitations such as:
  • Requires FW 4.X.X or higher to dump card2 games
I did not make this but I have tested and verified that it works. Place the NRO file in your sdmc:/switch/ folder and run with Homebrew Menu. Have fun.

NOTICE: Remember, these dumps contain your PRIVATE certificates for your specific cartridge. Sharing such a thing with others could lead to getting all of your consoles banned. Before you ask, scene releases do not have their certs, they were blanked out with 0xFF's. Other than the blanked out cert, the dumps made by this tool are exactly the same as scene dumps.

PS: WAIN stands for "Without an Interesting Name".



WAIN Card Dumper NX
"Without an Interesting Name" card dumper for Nintendo Switch.

Usage
Place the NRO file in your sdmc:/switch/ folder and run with Homebrew Menu.


Requirements
Requires FW 4.X.X or higher to dump card2 games


Changelog
2.0.0
*Added UI
*USB dumping support for SX OS




0.0.4
[screenshot]

0.0.3, sources by Falo:
* Added FAT32 dumping support in 2G chunks
* Added options to dumps without the cartridge's private certificate

0.0.2, sources by Falo
* Add the option to dump only the certificate
[some screenshots here]

First release
* Based on MCMrARM Switch game card dumper.
* Adds XCI file format dumping support to exFAT SD card.
* Dumps an exact copy of the cartridge's data to XCI (with private certificate)
 

Attachments

  • WAINCartDumperNX.nro.zip
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  • WAINDUMPER v2.0.0.rar
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Oh hello there, beautiful. Also...

What do you mean by "cannot dump newest games with a logo partition"?
Games used to store their icon and name data in a partition labeled "normal" on the game cart. However, newer games now have an empty "normal" partition and have a new logo partition that stores the icon data. This dumper does not handle those newer games. So if you try to dump a really new game, like the Happy Birthdays game, the dumper will fail.

Also, I see your like @garyopa! I expect to see your Max Console news post soon.
 
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so, I see your like @garyopa! I expect to see your Max Console news post soon.

Not soon. I am sleeping now. Besides this been around for a while not new just leaked.

One question can someone check if this leaked version dumps the certificate area or just skips that section leaving it zeroed out.
 

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Games used to store their icon and name data in a partition labeled "normal" on the game cart. However, newer games now have an empty "normal" partition and have a new logo partition that stores the icon data. This dumper does not handle those newer games. So if you try to dump a really new game, like the LABO games, the dumper will fail.
Is there a way to tell which games have it? If so, is there a list? Saying new games seems kinda vague and the fact that you didn't mention it in OP makes me feel like there isn't a definable way.
 

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Can someone fork it to work with fat sd cards i want to dump my games put i don't have the exfat update yet..and i dont want to miss with RCM on my 2.1 console
 

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The cert is intact.
Certs can only be used on game backups of the same game this time around, correct?

Can someone fork it to work with fat sd cards i want to dump my games put i don't have the exfat update yet..and i dont want to miss with RCM on my 2.1 console
You can install the exFAT driver manually without updating:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-install-the-exfat-driver-without-updating-2-x.505176/
Alternatively you can wait for the source of this program and somebody adding FAT32 support.
 
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What games doesn't have a BBB release? A list would be great. Will This CRC 100% with a BBB release of the same cart?

We still need:
Sushi Striker
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory
 
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