Question Wondering if I could install CFW and gen pokemon with PkHex without getting banned if I do this...

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by nednor, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. nednor
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    So I'd like to install cfw on my Switch for one reason: to use PkHex to generate pokemon for Sword and Shield.

    My Switch was purchased on Switch launch day. It's on the latest firmware. All my games are digital. My questions are:

    1. Do I even need to check "RCM" or is it safe to assume that my Switch can run the fusee-gelee exploit because it was literally purchased on the first day Switch could be purchased?

    2. The guide says that fusee-gelee is a tethered exploit, meaning you need to use a PC/phone to boot up the CFW each time. Does this mean you can boot up the regular, non-hacked firmware anytime by not using your phone/PC?

    3. I know there is a risk of being banned when playing online with CFW. However, if the answer to #2 is yes, then does that mean I could run CFW while offline to generate my pokemon with PkHex, then reboot and run the regular non-hacked firmware before connecting to online and just never get banned?
     
  2. Soccerdies

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    Im under the impression the only way to gen pokemon "safely" and i use that word loosely, is to have a hacked switch where you gen the pokes, and trade them to an unhacked switch. Going online with CFW will result in ban.
     
  3. Hayato213

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    You will get banned from online play.
     
  4. MonMonz

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    I think you have to use checkpoint at least to extract and inject save, idk if using checkpoint gonna cuz the ban or not though
     
  5. cutekooh

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    1. It is a safe assumption

    2. That is correct, whichever guide you use, avoid any steps involving AutoRCM

    3. While we don't know the exact criteria for getting bans, we loosely can assume that certain actions will get you a ban. Theoretically as long as you are running CFW on emuNAND, any actions you perform in your system would only raise flags in your CFW. However, should you decide to play with the save online, you will eventually need to run CFW on your sysNAND to transfer the save into your system. This is where your mileage may vary, there is no way to guarantee that even if you take all the necessary precautions you would be safe. The risk is yours to take, however, I should note that I've done the process for multiple games and have yet to be banned.
     
  6. nednor
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    Could you link me or list the steps I would need to take to transfer my save to my OFW and the steps to try to avoid a ban that you've taken?
     
  7. cutekooh

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    I'm quite new to the forum rules, so I'm not 100% sure about putting links, but I'd recommend searching in this forum or google for "hack nintendo switch". There are video tutorials to get u all the way to getting your own CFW. (If you have a hard time deciding, I use atmosphere but all of them work). Make sure to do a NAND backup before proceeding with CFW etc. In your case, it is not necessary to have emuNAND setup, although I'd recommend it if you plan on going any deeper regarding homebrew/hacks.

    Once you have access to your CFW (assuming you are not using emunand):
    1. Download and copy Homebrew Launcher into your switch (.nro file)
    2. Download and copy Checkpoint into your switch (.nro file)
    3. Launch Homebrew Launcher and navigate to Checkpoint and launch that
    4. Select/highlight the pokemon game you would like to backup
    5. Press Y to get a check on the game icon
    6. Press L to backup your gamesave. the name will be in the format of DATE-randomnumbers username (your home button should blink blue)
    7. Turn off your switch and remove your microsd card
    8. Your save files will be under switch/Checkpoint/saves/{gameTITLEID}/
    9. You should see a folder with the same name earlier from checkpoint
    10. The folder should have 3 files: main, backup, poke_trade
    11. Use the file 'main' in PkHex
    12. Once you're done modding your save, export the main file back onto the microsd.
    13. Repeat steps 1-4 then press A to select the game.
    14. Press down once to highlight your save game folder with the modded game save.
    15. Press R to restore the game save (your home button should blink blue)
    16. Turn off your switch and boot back into OFW and enjoy your modded save!
     
  8. NWPlayer123

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    "going online with CFW gets you banned" lul
    literally the whole reason Atmosphere exists and reimplemented e.g. crash logs is to prevent that. It enables you to do stupid stuff that can get you banned, yes, but in itself is risk-free*, it's just a rewrite of Nintendo's official OS. I don't know why so many people think that CFW* is somehow gonna get you banned unless you stay in airplane mode and wipe all traces, zero out the entire drives, sacrifice a goat, it defeats the whole purpose.
    *unless you're using SXOS incompetence in which case good luck to ya
     
  9. Josephvb10

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    Because we know about cases of people banned just by using Atmosphere + Checkpoint. Check the ban thread.
     
  10. NWPlayer123

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    Save editing is different than using custom firmware lmao
    As I mentioned above, it enables you to do stupid stuff to get yourself banned, but it's harmless by itself. That's like saying installing the game when it leaked and going online and being banned means Atmo is at fault, that's your own stupidity.
     
  11. nednor
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    So, is there a way I can do what I said in the OP without getting banned then? Are you saying that transferring my save to the official firmware and then running that won't get me banned?
     
  12. Hayato213

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    Just make your life easier and get one unit for playing backup/homebrew/genning purpose and one unit for online if you guys can afford it.
     
  13. nednor
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    If I did get a 2nd device, could I just keep the modded save with the genned poke's on the emuNAND CFW and trade directly from that to the 2nd Switch with the clean firmware?

    Or would I need to transfer the save to the OFW (thus run CFW on sysNAND) on the 1st switch, and then trade to the 2nd switch?

    I'm asking so that I could keep both switches unbanned and still play online on both.
     
  14. Hayato213

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    Just install game on the CFW unit and buy a legal copy physical or digital on the one you use online, this way you won't get ban.
     
  15. nednor
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    nednor Newbie

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    Yea I guess what I was asking was just if it was even possible to trade from a game that's currently being run on CFW, and it matters having a pokemon that came from the save on CFW
     
  16. Hayato213

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    Yes but do the trade locally not online.
     
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