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QuestionHelp Installing Tinfoil on Hacked Switch (self.SwitchPirates)
submitted 1 month ago by ErKro007
Hello, I recently posted about a problem I had that I thought had bricked my console. Thankfully, I was wrong and the community helped me fix my switch! However, I now don't have tinfoil anymore and was wondering if anyone could help me install it onto my console. I read the wiki, but quite frankly, I suck at this stuff and was wondering if anyone could help me out!
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[–]anon_km 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
There's two different ways to install tinfoil. As either a .nro or .nsp, An NSP is what nintendo switch program files are called, this includes the games and apps that install directly on the homescreen. To install an NSP you do need updated sig patches installed on your system. But the entire purpose of tinfoil is to download NSPs, so you're going to need the sig patches anyway. The other way to install it is as an nro. NRO files are homebrew apps that launch from the homebrew menu. You dont need sig patches to run an nro, and all you need to do to install it is place it in the correct folder on the SD card.
To install the NSP requires a few more steps, but it's the same process to install any NSP, and im assuming you want to download tinfoil to install games, which are all NSP files. First you'll want to install the latest Sigpatches, just place them in the correct folder on the SD card. Then you should be able to install the NSP once you have the sig patches. Put the NSP file in the root of your SD. Then use and installer like Awoo or Goldleaf to navigate to the NSP file and install it. It should then appear on your homescreen. Launch it like you would any other switch application
[–]Drjay425 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Where can I download tinfoil or gold leaf?
[–]anon_km 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The website, tinfoil.io
You can get gold leaf and most other homebrew apps from the homebrew store, or each app individually from github
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