What is currently the best way to update games?

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by krkk123, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. krkk123
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    Hi everyone. First want to say this site is amazing. There is a ton of great information. I do have a question that i hope you guys can assist.
    With so much going on, there is a lot of old information out there.

    I just want to know is there a "current" thread, tutorial, youtube link that can show me how to "safely" update my XCI to SD games?

    I am currently FW 5.0.1 (Saved my fuse from original 4.1.0).
    I am using SX PRO/OS 2.1
    I own my own Zelda botw game cartridge but too afraid to go on Internet to update it or get DLC
    I also have another "fun game" saved to my SD card, via gcdumptool.

    Any current advice would be very appreciated!
     
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  3. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    I gues on earth.
    nsps
     
  4. lufeig

    lufeig GBAtemp Regular

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    install .nsp update file
     
  5. chrisrlink

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    inside your crappy old PC
    google is your friend besides if you can find xci's/nsp's you can find the updates there too
     
  6. Skiiermike

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    I'd highly recommend using tinfoil as it checks the file before install and allows you to ignore the firmware requirement.

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  7. krkk123
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    Thank you guys for the replies. I have been struggling to download my updates from working websites. So let me ask if this would be a better alternative...

    I have my SX OS installed Switch.
    My son already has a switch with FW 6.0.1.

    1. Could i just use his switch to download the updates to his sd card, copy the update to my PC, copy to my SD card with SXOS, use tinfoil to update the game on my switch?

    2. Could I also copy his eshop games we purchased and use tinfoil to install them as well?

    3. Same for DLC?

    This would seem like a fairly safe way to download my updates, without getting my SXOS switch banned, or getting a virus from websites.

    Or is there something i can google specifically to help me with getting updates. I tried CDNSP but i think its broken. lol
     
  8. altorn

    altorn GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    What are your struggles in downloading .nsp update/DLC files into your PC?
    Most sites out there have updates (mostly) easily downloadable.
     
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  9. tom2199

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    you can dump games, dlcs and updates with https://github.com/CaitSith2/SwitchSDTool and then install the nsps onto the other switch. as for updates, there's an offical way too, the swich has a built in feature to share game updates. just press + on the game you want to update. Under software-update there should be a local option.
     
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  10. krkk123
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    Follow up question. I have a game on cartridge and have downloaded a DLC from non-Nintendo server.

    Can I use my SX-OS to update the DLC .NsP of my cartridge game, or do I need to backup my game to SD to install the DLC?

    Thanks again for everyone’s input. This forum is sooooooooo helpful ;)
     
  11. Philourer

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    Be careful of this though. I did this, and didn't catch that Mario Kart 8 was transferring a system update, so one of my Switches has an extra fuse blown now. I was prepared on the other Switch, had the jig in plus pressed Vol+ when the reboot message appeared, got into SX OS menu to re-apply AutoRCM.
     
  12. Inaki

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    I update the OS via ChoiDuJourNX and update games by starting without CFW, setting up wifi ( otherwise I have it not only in airplane mode but also not configured ) and letting the games update while in the menu, not playing anything. Once all updates are done I remove wifi configuration again and put airplane mode on again. Then I reboot in CFW mode again.

    I have been doing this for months a looooot of times, no problem so far(TM).
     
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