Restore a nand backup to the switch


This will reset all of your saves, games, system version and other system settings back to a point when you made the the nand backup. Keep this in mind, as you probably don't have to restore a nand backup unless you have bricked your switch or want to go back online safely after using cfw.

What you need:


Before we start, check if you have a tree of folders called backup/[8 Character NAND id]/restore on your sd card

If you don't see a backup or [8 Character NAND id] folder on your sd card:

  1. Launch the latest hekate payload on your switch.
  2. Navigate to Tools > Backup > Backup eMMC BOOT0/1, and press the power button to select the option.
  3. Wait for the process to complete. When it's completed, you now have a backup/[8 Character NAND id]/restore folder on your sd card. Continue with step 1 of the guide.
  1. Copy your Rawnand.bin (combined or in 15 or 30 parts), BOOT0, and BOOT1 to the backup/[8 Character NAND id]/restore folder on the sd card
  2. Put your sd card into your switch, and launch hekate.
  3. Navigate to Tools > Restore. Select Restore eMMC BOOT0/1. Wait for this process to complete. After it finished, you can press power to return.
  4. Select Restore eMMC RAW GPP. This WILL take a very long time to complete. After it finished, you can press power to return.

If you're downgrading using your nand backup

If the MAJOR version you were on before you performed the nand restore is HIGHER than the nand backup itself, you have to enable autoRCM to not get stuck in a boot crash. Major versions include 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 6.0, 6.2, 7.0

If you were in autorcm before you upgraded to a newer major version (and still were after the upgrade) you don't have to do this.

  1. In hekate's main menu, navigate to Tools > AutoRCM
  2. Enable AutoRCM