Hacking Question Which nand backup is safer to restore

Epoxyc

Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Sep 9, 2019
Messages
6
Trophies
0
Age
26
XP
120
Country
France
Hi everyone,

I have a non-patched switch that I got with 4.1 firmware which runs Atmosphere, updated through Choixdujour (always with AutoRCM, so my fuses are still untouched).
Since emummc is available, I wanted to put my 4.1 backup on my Sysnand and keep the 8.1 on the Emunand, so I can rollback my switch to a virgin state, disable AutoRCM and use Incognito with the up-to-date emummc.
Sysnand is copied to SD card and emummc runs fine.

Here is my question, at the time I set up Atmosphere I didn't really know what I was doing and I made 2 backups:
- I made the first one before touching anything on the switch (4.1)
- Then, I tried to run Atmosphere, but it failed because my SD partition was in exFAT.
- I disabled AutoRCM, booted the system and added a new connection setting, the connection test was passed and I immediately set the DNS to 90dns.
- I made the second backup with those steps as a note to myself (so I suppose it's accurate enough and didn't do anything else).
- Successfully run Atmosphere and never disabled 90dns since.

I was wondering which one is better to restore:
- if the connection test could have given some information to Nintendo and restoring the first one could lead to them noticing a "rollback" (by saving some state or idk).
- if the failed boot attempt logged some errors to Nintendo servers that can lead them to detect I tried to run Atmosphere on it if I restore the second one.

I know the answer is unknown, and I don't think there should be a problem with any of the two, but I would like to have your opinion on the one which is less likely to get me banned if my switch is connected to internet again.

Thank you in advance. :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: NoNAND

NoNAND

Give me back my legions!
Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2015
Messages
2,280
Trophies
1
Location
Somewhere
XP
4,953
Country
Albania
Regardless of whether the failed boot attempt saved logs and sent them to nintendo or not, you should restore the pre-atmosphere/90dns nand backup, as that seemingly appears to be the "perfect-state clean" nand backup (based on your description that you have given above)
With that being said, keep note that nothing is ban free/brick proof, hence proceed with caution.
 

Epoxyc

Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Sep 9, 2019
Messages
6
Trophies
0
Age
26
XP
120
Country
France
Thanks for your answer! I will do that, I've also read that I should disable AutoRCM, so I'll wait until I have a real jig and not a broken paperclip.
 

PHiLiPZ

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2019
Messages
196
Trophies
0
Age
41
XP
1,020
Country
Slovakia
If you restore your first backup your exFAT support will not be installed. That is a feature which 100% is communicated with Nintendo servers and if you suddenly ask for exFAT license again (costs Nintendo $$) it’ll definitely be known you reverted to previous backup.
I’d install the second backup as there possibly is nothing worth banning for.
 

Epoxyc

Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Sep 9, 2019
Messages
6
Trophies
0
Age
26
XP
120
Country
France
I haven't installed exFAT support when the second backup was made. And now, even if my current nand, which has never been connected, has it, I use FAT32 as recommended to avoid corruption (my PC also tends to corrupt exFAT if I'm not extremely careful). By the way, I installed it alongside an update with Choixdujour, so, Nintendo doesn't have this information (I suppose that 90dns worked well).
 

You may also like...

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Instead of cookies you get meth infused bricks of weed
  • Veho @ Veho:
    "What if Joe Rogen was santa."
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Turns out Germany's version of Santa back in the 40s didn't go that well
  • Veho @ Veho:
    You don't wanna know where his toys were made.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Camp #2 or #4?
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Or a Disney warehouse
  • Veho @ Veho:
    A Disney whorehouse.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Damn that's even worse
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Kumar becomes Santa now
  • Veho @ Veho:
    Harold and Kumar go to the North Pole.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Rudolph tasted the best
  • Veho @ Veho:
    Rudolph the red-rocket reindeer.
  • Shape @ Shape:
    @M4x1mumReZ every console. Every console. Please no more unbelievably bloated updates
    +1
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Imagine if nothing ever updated
    +1
  • Veho @ Veho:
    Imagine all the people.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    I wouldn't mind a rock as a house easier to repair
  • Veho @ Veho:
    Subway announced footlong cookies.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Yay more ways to improve my diabetes
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    @Shape, Just block the updates with a custom DNS or never use internet on it in the first place.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Lol I am #81 in queue
    K3N1 @ K3N1: Lol I am #81 in queue