Switch cartridges

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hking0036
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Re: Switch cartridges

Post by hking0036 » 05 Sep 2017 21:06

I have a few:

Breath of the Wild (USA)
Box: HAC-P-AAAAA-USA
Cart: AAAAA12A000

Splatoon 2 (USA)
Box: HAC-P-AAB6B-USA
Cart: AAB6B08B000

Hiccup
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Re: Switch cartridges

Post by Hiccup » 17 May 2018 19:28

Seems like switch carts can be dumped now. Anyone with PegaSwitch want to try this?: https://gist.github.com/AcK77/56b86469f ... 2cb962ee30

Whovian9369
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Re: Switch cartridges

Post by Whovian9369 » 18 May 2018 01:04

Hiccup wrote:
17 May 2018 19:28
Seems like switch carts can be dumped now. Anyone with PegaSwitch want to try this?: https://gist.github.com/AcK77/56b86469f ... 2cb962ee30
And if someone would rather use HBL to try doing it, this is a possibility: https://github.com/MCMrARM/switch-game-card-dumper/

Not mine ofc and I PERSONALLY haven't tested it, but... worth a shot, eh? :P -- It's hopefully a lot more stable than the PS script!

Hiccup
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Re: Switch cartridges

Post by Hiccup » 18 May 2018 20:21

From the look of the code for that one, it seems it can only dump partitions, not make ROM dumps.

Whovian9369
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Re: Switch cartridges

Post by Whovian9369 » 19 May 2018 03:14

Hiccup wrote:
18 May 2018 20:21
From the look of the code for that one, it seems it can only dump partitions, not make ROM dumps.
Ah crap, sorry about that. Thanks for double checking for me!

hking0036
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Re: Switch cartridges

Post by hking0036 » 19 May 2018 05:35

Hiccup wrote:
17 May 2018 19:28
Seems like switch carts can be dumped now. Anyone with PegaSwitch want to try this?: https://gist.github.com/AcK77/56b86469f ... 2cb962ee30
Would love to but unfortunately the switch is up to date. You should keep an ear to the ground, however - with the announcement of a modchip recently an .xci dumper will likely find it's way out as an .nro file or (more likely) as a Fusee-Gelee/ShofEL2 payload. At that point anyone with a switch can get in on it regardless of version. Presumably the modchip makers themselves will enable this if nobody else does, but that's all speculation.

The HBL should be stuck in userland so I doubt it will be able to dump a full .xci file any time soon, however FG and such are able to get at all the keys and whatnot so it will likely come down the pipeline. I think that there's some concern to do with per-cart specific data again this time around as well.

This time the formats at least seem fairly cut and dry, .xci seems standard for cartridge images and .nsp files are packages pulled straight from the eshop server (one of which has been dumped by scene group BBB) - though I'm sure more questions regarding this will arrive when the time comes. Especially if you consider the third party releases that require downloads even after you put the cart in.

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