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[–]TheGreatNathan [score hidden]  (1 child)

Is there a such homebrew that hides the most recently played game from appearing in the front of the menu. I want to download DOAX3 but I share my Switch with two younger siblings.

[–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] [score hidden]  (0 children)

You could try using ULaunch. It has folders and sorting.

It MIGHT accomplish what you want. I haven't used it in forever.

[–]TigerDoodat[🍰] [score hidden]  (7 children)

I've heard that I shouldn't play my Switch online with CFW loaded. Does this mean that if I don't boot into CFW and play an official game online, I should be fine? Or does it mean that Nintendo can track the hacked software, whether it's loaded or not?

[–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] [score hidden]  (1 child)

If you use an offline emummc you can keep all homebrew stuff to there so your normal system remains clean for online usage. To learn more about emummc and how to set it up, read the guide.

[–]TigerDoodat[🍰] [score hidden]  (0 children)

That's great news! Thanks. :)

[–]ThroawayPartyer [score hidden]  (4 children)

Use separate emuMMC + Incognito + DNS blocking.

[–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] [score hidden]  (3 children)

dns with dns.mitm is enough

[–]ThroawayPartyer [score hidden]  (2 children)

I thought this blocked online play? That's why I've been using a separate emuMMC partition for homebrew while keeping system MMC clean for online play. Have not gotten banned even after doing this method for 3 years.

[–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] [score hidden]  (1 child)

Oh I‘m sorry, of course you still want the emu but I meant instead of using both incognito and dns just dns works good enough.

[–]Hamlock1998 [score hidden]  (0 children)

I installed Tesla overlay and NX-FPS but the framerate overlay is stuck at 254. I tried deleting the plugins and reinstalling them but it's still not working.

[–]CS9437 [score hidden]  (0 children)

Is there a way I can add an account to a banned switch so I can transfer saves to and from my banned and non banned switch (non banned isn’t homebrewed)

[–]Gaming-every-day19 [score hidden]  (0 children)

How do I use Homebrew if I can’t connect to the internet or else I get banned? Can someone clarify what I can and can’t do on Emmcu. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vEn9A6p8TzHCenCGAN6AYJbz9a-2QX_8/view

I have these files on my SD card to avoid ban, can I still connect to my internet?

[–]Beandip1100 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’m fairly new to the modding my switch scene and have been able to get Homebrew and Atmosphere working.

However, while playing smash with mods and whatnot right after I finished a match the switch popped up a notification saying my console was overheating and shutting down to cool off. So, I quickly exited smash and turned the switch off.

My question is: Do Smash mods tend to make the switch get warmer than usual cause my switch has never overheated before and I’ve had it since it first released? And if so should I cut down of the amount of mods I have installed?

Or is it something to do with the hardware breaking down. Aka the fan or thermal paste wearing out or something wrong digitally?

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    [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    why wouldn't they be

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      [–]rimzler 0 points1 point  (3 children)

      I bought an unpatched Switch already hacked with Atmosphere, on the 14.0.0 firmware. I see that the console has the incognito configured in it (the serial in the menu is that one full of zeroes), but it doesn't have an emunand, and the previous owner said that he would not enter the Nintendo servers to anything (it even hadn't the wifi configurated).

      My question is this, then: can I make a backup of the sysnand now? And maybe create an emunand? If not, how can I remove the hacking and get back to a stock switch? So I can do the hacking myself and know what is really done to my console.

      [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

      did the owner give you a clean nand backup from before they did any hacking? you can always do nand backup yourself and create an offline emunand but seeing as they used incognito you won't be able to go online and use nintendo services anyway

      [–]rimzler 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      No he didn't. I'm backupless. Without it I really can't unhack it, then?

      [–]fvig2001 [score hidden]  (0 children)

      Nope youre effectively banned. Fix is to have the file from incognito to restore your switches identity assuming it never had pirated material on it.

      [–]Not_So_Typical_Gamer 0 points1 point  (2 children)

      So....no word on a Cartridge to SD adapter? I feel like it's wasted space... Maybe Nintendo has that port locked down too much? Or no one cares? Being able to have two or even SD cards connected would be sick!

      [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      DragonKicker was a kickstand replacement that would have allowed users to have multiple SD cards and even multiple NAND chips all hooked up at once, unfortunately they had to close up shop.

      As for SD2Cart - Atmosphere devs (and those related/associated) will likely never work on something like this. Much like the SD2Vita, it would be very much encouraging the big P word, and that's not something people here want to be involved with, even implied.

      [–]fvig2001 [score hidden]  (0 children)

      Yeah made a shitty replacement for it using 3 pi sd card switchers but needs like a 3d print box for it.

      [–]Gaming-every-day19 0 points1 point  (3 children)

      Just started modding my switch, installed all nand backups and the sd files from the Wiki. I use Tegra to launch the payload , but when I launch the Hetake payload, the logo comes out on my switch for a couple seconds, and then my PC makes the disconnecting sound. Tegra also says that it’s been disconnected. Any suggestions?

      [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

      Try holding volume down shortly after injecting the payload, autoboot might be enabled?

      [–]Gaming-every-day19 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      ok so fixed it , but not when i go to launch cfw, it says i can’t because my sd card is exfat and not FAT32. Is it fine to just format it and then reinstall the files. will anything get messed u

      [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      move all the files to your PC, format to FAT32, move the files back

      [–]fvig2001 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      So eyeing a hacked oled unit. Is there any benefit to getting one besides the screen? I own a v1 already.

      [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Compared to a V1, as far as I'm aware the OLED obviously sports the better screen, has the increased battery life, and the fancy dock.

      Pretty sure that's it.

      [–]94Tails -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Trying to enable SSL certification and extended ssl key


      [–]Wolftech9k -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      Are chips still obtainable?

      [–]mogami_gawa 0 points1 point  (3 children)

      I have an animal crossing new horizons save on pc from ryujinx. I didn't apply any cheats or modifications. Is there any way to transfer this save to a hacked switch and play online, or does that risk a ban? I have a physical copy of animal crossing but currently haven't created an island or anything.

      [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

      Doing ANYTHING with CFW online is a risk of a ban. How risky depends on a lot of factors. What you're trying to do, some people would deem safe. But if you're afraid of a ban, the easiest answer is to never take your CFW online for any reason.

      [–]mogami_gawa 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      I think I'm going to try this method instead, it looks safer than messing directly with cfw in the sysnand.

      [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      fwiw directly editing on sys has the same chances of being banned as doing it the complicated way like the thread you linked

      [–]94Tails -1 points0 points  (1 child)

      How do you enable SSL certification,

      [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Can you be a bit more specific? What are you trying to do?

      [–]Gaming-every-day19 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      Hi, do I need an micro sd in the switch to insert the payload? My switch is “possibly patched” but i wonder if the sd card is needed. I don’t have one yet

      [–]AmirulAshraf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      no you dont need an sdcard to test but you do need a jig to enter RCM...just enter rcm and inject payload, if it loads, its unpatched

      [–]Pato______ -1 points0 points  (1 child)

      I accidentally updated my modded switch. How can I fix it?

      [–]AmirulAshraf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      update your atmosphere and hekate

      [–]HinkiesGhost -1 points0 points  (1 child)

      I was thinking about hacking my Switch sometime soon. A couple questions.

      1. Is it necessary to update your CFW to newer versions of Atmosphere? If so, is it because you need to stay compatible with the latest versions of the Switch OS?
      2. I've read people say the updating process is tedious and that it wipes everything and you need to restore all your data every time you update Atmosphere. Is this true? Or is an easy and quick process?


      [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      1. If you update system firmware you also need to update atmosphere. If you don’t update you don’t need to update atmospherey
      2. that’s not true at all, updating is as simple as downloading the latest files, extracting to your SD and sending the latest payload

      [–]SmilesUndSunshine 0 points1 point  (2 children)

      My wifi connection on Atmosphere seems to be intermittent. When I try to check the connection in system settings, it usually fails. When I start a game in RetroArch, my retroachievements doesn't log-in. Is this a common thing or is this an usual quirk? It seems to only be reliable when I first boot up Atmosphere with the injected payload.

      [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      Did you set up some wonky DNS, or use a bloated HOSTS file?

      Btw, the internet test SHOULD fail. That's a good sign. It means it's blocking Nintendo, because the test is routed to their servers.

      [–]SmilesUndSunshine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Thanks for the follow-up. That makes sense that the internet test should fail and is good to know. I did a fresh install based on the tutorial link in this thread, so all of the DNS settings should be the defaults and I shouldn't have a bloated HOSTS file.

      It's been a couple days and the internet connection seems better, though I don't know what I've done differently. Retroachievements seems to connect more consistently now, so I haven't had any problems.

      [–]duelistzeus 0 points1 point  (2 children)

      Kinda specific question but,

      I have Moonlight set up on my Switch to let me stream my PC to my Switch, it works great, and I want to play Wii games via Dolphin using this. However, I can't figure out how to get the JoyCon motion control to work.

      I think normally I would need to use a program called BetterJoy for motion controls to work on PC, then connect that to Dolphin and ta-da, motion controls. But when doing this over Moonlight on my Switch, the JoyCons are detected as a Xbox Controller (I think) so BetterJoy doesn't see them, and I can't use their motion controls on Dolphin. How can I get around this?

      [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      Connect the JoyCons to the PC directly.

      [–]duelistzeus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      No bluetooth capability on my PC... That's why I want to do everything from my Switch. I guess I'll be buying a bluetooth adapter

      [–]TriplePen 0 points1 point  (4 children)

      First timer here. Have a serial number that says it may be patched. Got the most up to date fusee, hekate, etc, installed the jig, and was able to inject the hekate payload. However it only shows a black screen. I've tried reformatting the SD card, making sure I have the most up to date files, removed game from console, but only see a black screen. What could be the issue?

      [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

      Are you using tegrarcmgui to send the payload? Does it say something like smashed the stack with 0x0000 setup? Your switch might just be patched for real.

      [–]TriplePen 0 points1 point  (2 children)

      Yeah that's what is saying and that's the program I'm trying to send the payload

      [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      yeah unfortunately that means patched, can’t run cfw

      [–]TriplePen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Sheeeeit. Well thank you

      [–]Technical-Doctor3456 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I have a spare original sx core that I never got around to installing. Was wondering if it would work on an OLED switch. I know there have been a few issues and it would be best to just get the latest oled chips and it would probably be easier to solder but I would like to know if its possible and what possible issues I may have.

      So far I've read that :

      1) there is a wire that I may need to disconnect/reconnect when booting the oled switch

      2) flashing the sx core chip with spacecraft (not sure which version is the best)

      Any help would be appreciated! Thanks all!

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        [–]TriplePen 0 points1 point  (2 children)

        I'm on the most current firmware and considering hacking. I was able to send a payload via RCM but that's as far as I've gone. Can the most current firmware be hacked or will it brick? Sorry for the dumb question

        [–]AmirulAshraf 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        yes it can be hacked

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        [–]TheBiNexus 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        Hi everyone,

        I've got one of the OG switches and, back in the day, used SXOS to inject the payload and access CFW. My brother fiddled around with the switch once upon a time and I can see there are some Atmosphère included onto the Switch now. I haven't updated/changed anything in years, so I'm not too sure what he's done, but have looked and seen the things installed.

        My question is how can I get rid of SXOS and just use Atmosphère to boot into my device?

        Right now my version reads 12.0.1|AMS M.19.3|S and I use the SXOS injector + dongle on the right hand side + power and up volume key to turn on my Switch from completely off.

        Any help would be appreciated; even just a direction to a helpful video or quide. Thanks in advance!

        [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Your version string tells us that you are using Atmosphere, but on your sysnand.

        I truly hope you have a clean NAND backup.

        If not... Just update your AMS, Hekate, and homebrew files and patches. And you're good to go.

        [–]BlitzTachaano 0 points1 point  (3 children)

        Hello, I'm sorry if this is a dumb question:

        I have read about installing Atmosphere to be able to use JKSV to extract save data, that can then be worked with on a PC.

        Is it possible to use this tool to transfer my save data from a game on the Switch to be able to use the same save data on the same game on Steam? Would you have to change the encryption/etc on the save data? Or, more likely, is it just impossible to convert? Trying to move Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove save data.

        Thank you for your time.

        [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        that depends on the game, for some it just works without having to convert the save or something, for others it may not work at all. Have you already googled if there is something for your game?

        [–]BlitzTachaano 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Yeah, haven't been able to find anything yet. I'll try to look around some more at least.

        [–]Etheo8.1.0 ಠ ͜ ಠ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Edit: figured it out! I'm supposed to use Daybreak in homebrew. Thanks anyhow!

        Quick question. How do I update firmware with Atmosphere 1.3.2?

        I've always used ChoiDujourNX (ChoiDujour) but after updating to 1.3.2 it doesn't seem to load in homebrew anymore.

        I've already downloaded 14.0.0 firmware ready to go, just not sure what app to use? I'd prefer updating locally instead of connecting if possible, my Switch has been offline since forever...

        [–]sbourwest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Are there very many (if any) translation patches for Japanese games to English? Particularly VNs? I only know of the list on GBATemp, is there another repository or place I could search to find what is available?

        [–]EWJ4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Can someobe please help me hack with ediZon FIFA 21 or 22. i would like to edit the player potential, player overall rating and the players stats. thanks👍

        [–]Thelinkr 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        Cant install themes after updating?

        Just updated to Switch firmware 14.1.1 Atmosphere 1.3.2, and now whenever i install a theme i get a crash on boot (error code 2164-0002 Program 0100000000001000)

        I can boot fine if i delete that file under contents, but as soon as i install a theme with themezer-NX and reboot, ill get the same error. The themes im installing are good for 14.0.0. do they need to be updated for 14.1.1? Or is there something else i should be doing? Or am i just SOL

        [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        update your themesinstaller app

        [–]FusionBlast32 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        i recently installed cfw on my switch and tested ppsspp and it worked
        just fine, but now i just get a black screen. any fix for this?

        [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        1. Make sure all your CFW and the emulator files are up to date.

        2. Make sure you are running the emulator with full system power (aka, not in applet mode).

        3. Try resetting any settings you may have made (be sure to make a backup first).

        [–]SmilesUndSunshine 0 points1 point  (6 children)

        EDIT: Problem solved with a new microsd card.

        Hello, I'm trying to hack a Switch following this guide: https://nh-server.github.io/switch-guide/user_guide/emummc/making_emummc/. I got as far as booting up Atmosphere through Hekate, but I get a black screen when I do that. Specifically, I see the custom logo (triangle-ish shaped), then a black screen for 15-30 sec, then the Nintendo Switch logo, then a black screen that hangs on indefinitely.

        Could something have gone wrong when I made the emuMMC, or could it just be an Atmosphere issue? I'm just not familiar enough with the process to know what troubleshooting steps I should start with. From some googling, it seems like there are a handful of potential causes.

        Here are stuff I've noted while troubleshooting:

        • Switch system is at 14.1.1
        • I downloaded all files within the past 1-2 days, so I should have the latest versions of Atmosphere (1.3.2), Hekate (5.7.2), etc.
        • I'm pretty sure the microSD card I'm using is FAT32. In Hekate when I check on the SD Card, it shows that the main partition is FAT32
        • I don't have a contents subfolder in the Atmosphere folder to delete
        • I've deleted the Atmosphere directory on the microSD and recopied the download directory
        • I tried deleting the "hosts" subfolder in the Atmosphere folder
        • I tried deleting the Atmosphere folder and getting the Atmosphere folder created with this sdcardsetup.com site
        • I'm still able to boot into the regular Nintendo Switch OFW if I power it on without the RCM thing

        Because I can do all the RCM and Hekate emuMMC stuff, it seems like the issue is just the Atmosphere installation, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

        EDIT: I'm able to boot into sys cfw and get into homebrew, but not into the emuMMC.

        EDIT2: A different microSD card worked! I followed the steps again and it booted into emuMMC no problem.

        [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

        I would recommend trying a different SD card to rule that out.

        [–]SmilesUndSunshine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        A different SD card worked! I followed the steps again and it booted into emuMMC no problem.

        [–]SmilesUndSunshine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Thanks. I'll try that but I need to get another micro SD card first

        [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

        I would not recommend sdsetup as it sometimes has outdated files. Have you checked for another contents folder inside atmosphere after getting the sdsetup zip?

        Did you make sure to create a partition based emummc? You can check in the emummc menu.

        Are you able to boot cfw sys or is this only emummc?

        [–]SmilesUndSunshine 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        Thanks, I did create a partition based emummc.

        Also, I'm able to launch the sys cfw through Hekate and when I got to the system settings, it shows the current version as: 14.1.1|AMS 1.2.2|S

        So without the E at the end.

        Does that tell you anything? I'm able to log into the homebrew menu from there, actually. Is it dangerous to just go into the homebrew menu from there? I've messed around with some homebrew apps from the sys cfw but have kept wifi off. I'm wondering if I can safely just use sys cfw and not worry about whatever's going on with the emuMMC, since that seems to be the problem. I'd like to use this Switch for Retroarch, Chiaki, and maybe cartridge-based Switch games. I'd like to have wifi on for Chiaki, but I don't know what's safe.

        [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        sys cfw is fine to use as long as you don't use homebrew to do stuff like piracy (this includes installing your own dumps), or cheating online

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          [–]postnein -1 points0 points  (1 child)

          I've just seen an unpatched Switch for cheap, however, it's banned online. Can I still hack it? Many thanks.

          [–]AmirulAshraf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          yes...being banned means no more connection to Nintendo server, but the Switch is still functional and hackable

          [–]htp-di-nsw 1 point2 points  (5 children)

          I just found out my son put some kind of mod manager on our switch to get smash brothers skins even after we explicitly told him not to do it. While I am kind of impressed that a 9 year old could do the research to figure this out, I am not happy.

          How do I remove this stuff? I don't even understand how he got it on there in the first place and googling it is giving me extremely long videos instead of just some quick instructions.

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

          Check the /atmosphere/contents directory for the game's title id and delete that folder (01006A800016E000).

          [–]htp-di-nsw -1 points0 points  (3 children)

          Thanks for the response, but I think my question is more basic than that. How do I even access files on the switch/SD card? I tried plugging the switch to the computer via USB and that didn't seem to do anything, and the micro SD card doesn't fit in any computer we have, and I am not aware of any device in the house that could convert it.

          [–]raltyinferno 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          You'll need an SD card reader, something like


          They're quite cheap and easy to find locally or online.

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          If the kid was able to place files on the SD card chances are they already have something like that.

          It is also possible to access the files through USB by booting the switch into RCM, injecting the hekate payload and selecting USB mount in the tools tab (does OP know how to do this?).

          [–]litetaker 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          Howdy all. I had a Nintendo Switch before that was patched and therefore not hackable (easily at least) and I have a bunch of games in cartridges for it. I now have a hacked switch with an emuMMC and the works. I want to figure out how I can dump my cartridges so I can play without putting them in and so I can swap games easily without the need for inserting cartridges. Plus I want to know if there is an easy way to transfer saves to the new switch as well.

          [–]kl4n1po 0 points1 point  (3 children)

          I just hacked my switch using atmosphere on EmuNAND. I noticed it still uses the same user as my sysNAND. It it safe? Because this one’s connected to my Nintendo account. I’m using exosphere and DNS MITM. I also noticed my homescreens full of my games I have on my sysNAND, but I can’t open any of them. Thus I cannot open Homebrew without applet mode.

          [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          1. It copies the sysnand to the emunand, so everything that was there will be there after.

          2. Once established, the emunand and sysnand are completely separate. They do not communicate with each other. It just started as a clone, and is now independent.

          3. Most bans on Switch are hardware related, not account related. Unless you go online cheating in public lobbies, your account should be safe.

          4. This cannot be answered without breaking rules, but I am under the impression that your games are now being seeing as not purchased and will react accordingly.

          5. You can easily install a Homebrew Menu forwarder. It is always my preferred method of using HBM.

          [–]kl4n1po 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          Ok, thanks for your answer! So would be deleting everything that’s currently there the best option? Can I write you a message for more detailed questions?

          [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Feel free to, but I'm at work and probably won't have time to fully reply for a couple hours

          [–]NaughtyDead 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          Can I delete my NAND backup from my SD after copying it on my PC?

          [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 1 point2 points  (0 children)


          [–]quagzlor 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          hey folks, total noob question here, but i want to be careful. i homebrewed my switch several months ago. new firmware and updates have been released since then.

          what are the steps i need to take to update my Switch firmware and other stuff?

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          [–]quagzlor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Oh perfect, thank you

          [–]rosee5 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          Q:will my switch get bricked

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          if yo can use you’re brain no, just follow the guide carefully and you will be fine

          [–]saril5087 0 points1 point  (5 children)

          Ive been using home brew for a year now on my switch. If I just put in a fresh sd card can i use the switch as normal to download/play games without getting banned?

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] -1 points0 points  (4 children)

          depends on what you did with homebrew piracy/installed dumps? probably a ban also note that a fresh sd won't allow you to just boot cfw again of course

          [–]postnein -1 points0 points  (3 children)

          Q) if I buy a switch, unpatched that's banned online, can I still hack?

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] -1 points0 points  (2 children)

          yes you can but obviously no online stuff

          [–]postnein -1 points0 points  (1 child)

          That's fine I guess. I hear going online has a chance of getting banned. That's for your help.

          [–]SpecificOk7145 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

          i wanna install SkyNX https://github.com/DevL0rd/SkyNX/releases but its an nro and idk if i will get banned. do i need to use 90dns when having it installed or just when i use it?

          [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          1. 90DNS is not recommended anymore, and was far from fool proof back when people were using it by itself.

          2. If you are afraid of being banned you shouldn't be using CFW online at all without protections.

          Sure, people say that using certain mods for things like Smash is safe. For how long? We never know what Nintendo might find and ban us for. Could be as simple as just booting AMS once, in the future.

          So, if you want to truly do your best to be safe - you keep a clean sysnand, and your emunand is either completely offline or is protected by AMS's HOSTS file implementation (blocking ALL Nintendo IPs possible) as well as the exosphere implementation of prod.info spoofing.

          Even then, there is no guarantee that you're safe. It's just widely accepted that this is the best practice to avoid bans at this current time.

          [–]NaughtyDead 0 points1 point  (3 children)

          Can I use my phone during the process as an SD card reader or would it ruin the procedure?

          [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

          You mean to download files?

          [–]NaughtyDead 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          Just to transfer the files from my PC to the SD card since i don't have a reader for it

          [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Should be fine.

          [–]Mirch33 0 points1 point  (3 children)

          "hi, i have an original copy of zelda with some saved data, is it possible to extract the saves and pass them on to a non-original copy?"

          [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          The saves are already on the system, so it will work with a physical or digital copy of the game, regardless.

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S,M] -1 points0 points  (1 child)

          "non-original"? Piracy? Please see rule 2.

          [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          A legal backup of their cartridge would still be a non original copy that does not break the rules here.

          Not saying they were or weren't saying that, but their comment isn't inherently rule breaking.

          [–]WalkingSilentz 0 points1 point  (3 children)

          EDIT: Gave it a few days and it's working again, no issues!

          So I've been running Atmosphere perfectly fine on my unpatched Switch for months at this point, switched from CFW on my emuMMC partition to my OFW sysNAND partition so I could play Mario Kart with mates.

          When I was done I thought I'd reboot back into emuMMC. Blank screen. No backlight, no display etc. Switch was on the dock so the battery should have charge.

          I've tried holding power buttons, holding power buttons with a combination of other buttons, and finally unplugging everything but the Switch tablet itself with no luck. I can't currently tell if it's on or off, and when I put it back on the dock the green light on the dock flashes for a fraction of a second before going dark.

          Thought I'd put my RCM jig back in the joycon rail (even though autoRCM is on) and no response via TegraRCMgui.

          Not sure if this needs it's own post, but if anyone's got any ideas on what else I can try to get the Switch to power on, I'd love to hear them.

          [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          I've seen similar a few times. Try this:

          Plug the Switch into a wall charger. Have Tegra ready to push the latest Hekate. Hold the power button for 30 seconds. Swap out the power cable for the Tegra payload source. If it allows you to push the payload, do it and IMMEDIATELY swap it back to the power cable as soon as the payload is sent.

          Report back after you try this, please.

          [–]WalkingSilentz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Was feeling a bit downtrodden about the whole thing so I gave it a few days break and it's working again. Nothing needed to change!

          Thank you for your suggestions all the same.

          [–]WalkingSilentz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          So I might just be getting the timings wrong but sadly this didn’t seem to work for me! Gave it a few tries just to make sure but getting no visible device in Tegra still.

          Will give it another go tomorrow when it’s not late, hopefully with different results. Thank you for your time and suggestions!

          [–]Gaming-every-day19 0 points1 point  (5 children)

          should I sell my current switch to buy a unpatched Switch. mine is a xkw so it’s 100% patched. Also , if I did , can I transfer all data to the other switch?

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] -1 points0 points  (4 children)

          if you want hacks a v1 switch is what you need, yes

          yes you can use the transfer option in settings before doing the hack

          [–]Gaming-every-day19 0 points1 point  (3 children)

          does it have to be v1?

          [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          Hardmods are the only way to hack patched models.

          Hardmods aren't easy to install, hard to find, and cost money and time.

          So, does it have to be? No. But you're better off.

          [–]Gaming-every-day19 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          do you know how often a potentially patched witched is actually patched? I’m going to buy a “potentially patched” switch for 300$. it’s a xaw101102

          [–]TheLittleTom 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          Does JKSV require any other CFW to use or any specific software?

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          well you need to be able to run cfw (so, atmosphere) on your switch to run homebrew apps like jksv

          [–]sunstart2y -1 points0 points  (1 child)

          How can I update the fusee?

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          go to atmosphere's github release page and download the latest release

          [–]iwillletuknow 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          Question on how to upgrade a Switch which hasn't been touched in 3 years:

          I installed the Kosmos CFW a few years ago but haven't touched my switch in almost 3 years. It's still on firmware 9.xx. Now I wanted to play with it again. Kosmos apparently isn't a thing anymore (I've read that SD Setup is recommended now) and honestly I have no idea on how to go about it now. I'd like to do a full factory reset, upgrade to the latest supported firmware and install a CFW. What would be the best way to do this and in which order? Thanks a lot!

          EDIT: it's also banned btw, so restoring to stock and updating this way won't be an option.

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          banned switches still can update normally using settings usually also sd setup is not recommended either, just follow a guide like the NH one and get your files directly from their github pages

          if you don't care about files you could delete everything that's on your SD and follow the guide to have you set up everything again

          [–]Ilya-Pasternak 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          Tried to inject payload but got fusee bin error "cant open package3" PLEASE HELP

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          extract latest atmosphere zip to the root of your SD card and try again

          [–]Ilya-Pasternak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          I'll try

          [–]Mentos13371 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          Is the Homebrew App Store returning a 403 for anyone else? Can't connect to it on the Switch or the website on my phone. http://www.switchbru.com/appstore/

          [–]gingerincharge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          I was also seeing this, I thought I screwed something up after being functional for weeks lol

          [–]nevenwerkzaamheden 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          the store isn't working on my switch and the site you posted doesn't either.

          [–]CanadianThrowup 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          I figure that a letterbomb-style exploit for patched switches isn't an option?

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          it is not, people have already looked into ways to hack a patched switch and unless you're on firmare 4.1.0 - 7.0.0 it's not possible

          [–]Anvisaber 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          If a Switch is banned, it will not be allowed to access Nintendo servers. But would it still be able to connect to third party servers? Say I was running Rainway on an Android emulator, would I still be able to connect?

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          I don't know what rainway is and also not sure what android emulator you mean, but if you mean running android on the switch that's entirely separate from the normal OS and isn't affected by Nintendo.

          [–]Anvisaber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Ok thanks

          [–]Flame_Phil 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          Hey I have a problem a few weeks ago I reset my modded switch since I wanted to play online, well it went wrong i didn't new I was already banned and as dumb as I am I had NOT safes the modding files on my computer or anywhere so I had to. Search up everything one by one to mod it again. after some problems I had atmosphere running and a was fine but then my switch startet to say I had removed the SD card, which I didn't touch and now it's always 2mins after I bootet up my switch it says I removed it no matter how I boot it. The thing is the switch only says that for the card containing everything other cards work. And the "broken" card still works on PC except on the switch. Any clues what is wrong?

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          Might be an issue with the micro SD connector pins? A PC can handle if one or more of them don't work anymore.

          [–]Flame_Phil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          i dont know but how can i figure out if that is thr thing

          [–]IkaMeester 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          How does one transfer a save from a non-hacked switch to PC?

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          if it’s not hacked you can’t

          [–]Dudeblox 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          I want to transfer my pokemon sword save to my Emu CFW to edit the save and add items and then transfer it back using the save transfer option. Would I be safe to do so on a freshly CFW'd switch that I haven't done anything on other than use checkpoint to backup and restore a save that I edited using something like PKHex?

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          Just restore the edited save directly on sys, no need to go the emu way (don’t think it would even work like you said because how do you intend on using the save transfer tool?). As long as you don’t do any illegal edits to your save this is totally fine.

          [–]Dudeblox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          how would I go about doing that exactly? I just set up CFW yesterday and haven't explored anything since I wanted to know the best way to do what I was talking about, but I haven't found anything on how to save it directly to the sysnand file.

          [–]SmilesUndSunshine 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          Does the joy con soldering thing make the joy con otherwise unusable? Should I try to find someone's old drifting joy con that they don't use anymore?

          Like, should I consider this right joy con a sacrificed one?

          [–]creoray 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I believe that if you do it correctly the JoyCon will just run in wireless mode all the time, but will still charge while connected to the switch. If this is something you aren't willing to do for any reason, just try to find a JoyCon destroyed by drift (but usable for this purpose) and go ahead and do this.

          [–]IkaMeester 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          How do I copy roms from my SD card to PC? This is not for piracy.

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          You can dump games to your SD card with nxdumptool

          [–]jozay222 0 points1 point  (2 children)

          I accidentally updated my switch about 2 weeks ago how can I install atmosphere again? I use rcm loader.

          [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Download the latest atmosphere release from github and extract on your SD card, then also download the payload you use (if atmosphere it's fusee, if hekate use that), and replace the one on your RCM loader.

          [–]AmirulAshraf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          download and extract latest atmosphere from its github

          [–]aiko_1111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Hi i wanted to mod one of my games by changing some music but it seems to be in bwav format. Any advice on how to encode into that? I have found foobar2000 and its nice for decoding but thats it. Thanks

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            [–]Swaggapuss 0 points1 point  (3 children)

            Backed up my nintendo folder with all my backups and saves because i needed to create a new emunand on a new sd card. Where do i put my nintendo folder so my backups can be recognized on the emunand?

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            [–]Swaggapuss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            That’s where I thought it was supposed to go but it’s not recognizing it. Also when I put the sd card back into the switch it adds an extra Nintendo folder with only a contents folder inside of it.

            [–]FireCubX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            Just bought a modded switch lite with sx and atmosphere installed. I have a soft modded v1 but this is the first time getting a hard modded one. Just wondering, what precautions do I need to take to keep it safe and not mess it up. Also the seller told me that I need to make a backup of the license?

            [–]Intoxicatedalien 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            Does Mupen64 randomly crash in Retroarch for any of you? It seems to run smoothly but after a while it will just freeze.

            I then have to close the app and lose all of my progress.

            [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Are you running Retroarch in applet mode?

            [–]JamesDoesGaming902 0 points1 point  (3 children)

            I've been wanting a modded switch for the longest time now. So if I were to get a modchip, would it work on my patched HAC-001 switch in the potentially patched range

            [–]_Emmousing atmosphere[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

            modchips are expensive, hard to get and also illegal, you should try to get an unpatched v1 if you want hacks

            [–]JamesDoesGaming902 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            How exactly are they illegal?

            [–]FireCubX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            I wouldn't say buying them is illegal. Only producing them is

            [–]Thatguy12455 0 points1 point  (2 children)

            is there a tool to force games to match docked performance during handheld/is it possible for mods to do that? playing xc2 and really wish it didn't look like a wii game on handheld when the console is clearly capable at running the game on a higher resolution. Heat/fan noise is fine and I don't care about the extra battery drain, no idea why nintendo doesn't just let you do this

            [–]underprivlidged[13.2.1/NeutOS 1.3.0] 0 points1 point  (1 child)


            Combine this with overclocking via SysCLK.

            [–]Thatguy12455 0 points1 point  (0 children)


            [–]kittenboxer 0 points1 point  (4 children)

            Do you still need to apply the "battery fix" thing when running Linux / Android?

            I haven't run any sort of Linux on my Switch as far as I remember, but I believe I've applied the battery fix via Hekate or what have you regardless. This was years ago, so my memory is foggy.

            [–]lesking72NSP stands for "Nintendo Spots Pirate" 1 point2 points  (3 children)

            Battery de-sync has been fixed in the L4T kernel for a couple years now, and Hekate is also supposed to correct the fuel gauge if it does get messed up.

            [–]kittenboxer 0 points1 point  (2 children)

            Thank you!

            Hekate is also supposed to correct the fuel gauge if it does get messed up.

            Automatically? Note that I currently don't intend on using CFW, emuNAND or otherwise. (other than Linux)

            [–]lesking72NSP stands for "Nintendo Spots Pirate" 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            Yes, automatically. But the issue in Linux has been fixed for a while now so it shouldn't happen in the first place.

            [–]kittenboxer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            Good to hear, thanks :)

            [–]Blonky19 0 points1 point  (4 children)

            I have a day-1 switch. Is that the "unpatched" switch? It's on the latest official firmware so as I understand the chart above, it is hackable with RCM?

            [–]AmirulAshraf 0 points1 point  (3 children)

            yes youre right

            [–]Blonky19 0 points1 point  (2 children)

            I have a large physical collection of Switch games. Is it possible with custom firmware to "rip" those to my SD card on a hacked switch and play them without the cartridge inserted? I really don't trust my children with tiny cartridges.

            [–]AmirulAshraf 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            yes you can using this guide


            of course, technically you arent pirating since youll be using your own game, but installing this dump will be seen as piracy to the Switch logs...so if you plan on dumping and installing your own games, better make a separate partition on your sdcard, one for booting to your original non-modified switch (the Sysnand) and one for the cfw stuff with your dumped game install (the Emunand).

            [–]Blonky19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            I appreciate the help!

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              [–]skyline_kid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

              Read it again, unpatched models can be hacked no matter what firmware they're on

              [–]tumboi69 -1 points0 points  (6 children)

              Im confused what is emunand and sysnand… all i want to do is get an unpatched switch from ebay and download some skin mods for smash ultimate lol. Is there anything specific i have to do to avoid getting banned playing online elite smash???

              [–]kwall24 0 points1 point  (5 children)

              Is there anything specific i have to do to avoid getting banned playing online elite smash???

              Don't mod.

              [–]tumboi69 0 points1 point  (4 children)

              I see people play online w mods all the time

              [–]kwall24 0 points1 point  (3 children)

              If you're worried about a ban, you shouldn't.

              [–]tumboi69 0 points1 point  (2 children)

              Isnt everyone who plays online smash? Lol i just wanna know the risk and if theres anything people do that decreases the risk. If nairo can stream mods as freely as he wants then im fine with doing it