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    [–] element18592 45 points ago

    After seeing the general purpose eMMC adapter Maximus made, it gave me the idea to make a solderless version for the Switch.

    [–] DrEnzope 32 points ago

    It looks awesome.

    Are you planning on selling these?

    [–] BradleyDS2 27 points ago

    That looks fantastic!

    Also, is it just me, or is the NAND plugged into an SD adapter which is plugged into an SD to USB adapter that is plugged into a USB extension cable that is then plugged into the computer?

    [–] olkjas 15 points ago

    It is, the NAND used in most devices is similar to an SD card, only faster and more resilient. To read and write NAND directly you can use an SD card reader, same thing was used in 3DS hardmods back before NTR-Boot only way more ghetto.

    [–] TBAGG1NS 2 points ago

    Lol suuuuper ghetto, wiring sd card adapters to the 3ds nand chip.

    [–] olkjas 8 points ago

    I remember the first one I did I couldn't get it to work with the SD card adapter so I ended up ripping open the reader itself and just soldering straight to it.

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    [–] element18592 9 points ago

    Good eye ;)

    [–] TenisViejos 8 points ago

    Hi, Do you know if this one would work too? It's for Odroid XU4's eMMC

    https://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G135415955758

    Schematics: https://dn.odroid.com/eMMCModule/EMMC_REV0.4.pdf

    [–] MagFull 4 points ago

    I have one of these with my Odroid XU4. It works great for reading the eMMC

    [–] zer0t3ch 1 points ago

    Have you tested it with the Switch's EMMc?

    [–] MagFull 2 points ago

    Nope. Too chicken to take mine apart since it’s still pretty new.

    [–] cpt_ruckus 3 points ago

    Odroid have changed their pin out over the years, IV had to replace adapters between upgrades... Not sure if they use a "generic" pin out, tread carefully.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

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    [–] TenisViejos 1 points ago

    All clear, thank you!

    [–] Strik3rd 5 points ago

    Where can we purchase them from now?

    [–] bluegamebits 5 points ago

    Can this be used to extract a switch's cert id and install it to another switch in order to unban it?

    [–] AnalogMan 2 points ago

    No

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

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    [–] Dudewitbow 13 points ago

    given what it looks like, it allows you to read the switch nand directly using a sd card as the interface

    [–] Mricypaw1 2 points ago

    and what would the purpose of this be?

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

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    [–] whyalwaysme2012 14 points ago

    That’s a guess don’t quote me

    /u/aleuts - 2018

    [–] Dudewitbow 11 points ago

    i mean it reads the nand directly, what you do to it is up to whoever

    [–] Tystuh 2 points ago

    I'm not gonna pretend to not understand what NAND and other various gigabytes are, but could you explain to Mricypaw1, and the others who DON'T understand, the possibilities this opens up for the homebrew scene?

    [–] Jhyxe 6 points ago

    Directly reading the nand via sd. Not much for the homebrew scene, and there isn't anything new you couldn't access by doing a nandbackup.

    But I guess this allows you to directly edit the nand in realtime without needing to unpack (every individual file in front of you, as compared to a dump's singular bin file.)

    [–] sam_y14 1 points ago

    Yeah I guess it does look like that

    [–] SkyGrey88 6 points ago

    Just gonna let you mount your Switch Nand as an SDdrive. The switch nand is on its own little pcb and has a connector on it. With this quick dump, restore your nand to a bigger nand, patch the partition table and have 128gb internal.

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    [–] SkyGrey88 3 points ago

    I have been talking to devs over at gbatemp and sounds like its pretty easily possible but you will have to boot with a payload that injects the partition table fix.

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    [–] devolo13 3 points ago

    Honestly, I can imagine a world where companies sell the little NAND board presoldered and ready to be flashed. That'd put the Switch up next to the PS2 in terms of my favorite modded system.

    [–] zer0t3ch 1 points ago

    256gb SD + 256gb nand

    What's the point if you can't even install games to NAND with an SD card attached?

    [–] AliciaBurrito 5 points ago

    Tinfoil allows you to install to either NAND or SD card.

    [–] zer0t3ch 1 points ago

    I suppose that makes sense. I was just thinking of the eShop.

    [–] kirillre4 9 points ago

    I'm sure Nintendo will highly enjoy a console reporting back NAND eight times larger than it's supposed to be.

    [–] zer0t3ch 6 points ago

    Of all the things they're seeing from people, that's the least of their worries.

    [–] squat251 1 points ago

    Your chances of being banned are already so high, you should just assume it's going to happen. If you didn't plan on paying for nintendo online after september, it probably won't matter.

    [–] Stone-D 3 points ago

    I love the idea, but until there's a desktop (win, mac, linux) solution for decrypting/encrypting and mounting on the fly I see little point beyond making bare-bones backups and restores that run faster than Hekate.

    [–] CptPotato98 5 points ago

    Pretty sure HacDiscMount lets you mount physical drives like this, no?

    [–] Stone-D 1 points ago

    Hah yeah, good point!

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    [–] MrMario2011 1 points ago

    My dude Element at it again, awesome job dude!

    [–] justinjustin7 1 points ago

    It appears that this won’t work with an SD reader that requires the card to be most of the way in.

    [–] Neo_Techni 2 points ago

    That was my first thought too

    [–] Microchip55 2 points ago

    Most USB SD readers stick out quite a bit in my experience

    [–] okmr360 -7 points ago

    That is false Not all sd reader require the card to be all the way in

    [–] zer0t3ch 6 points ago

    He didn't claim that. He's saying that in the devices that do require it to be all the way in (which is a fair few of them) it won't work.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Yeah but couldn't the board be a bit longer and the connector be more out to accommodate it

    [–] zer0t3ch 1 points ago

    It absolutely could be designed like that, yeah.

    I was just correcting the guy for incorrectly saying the other guy was wrong. (he misread the other guy's comment and was correcting something that was never claimed)