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SX Dumper V1.0.0: New Switch homebrew supports dump cartridge to .XCI files

The latest news from Team Xecuter: an official homebrew available since yesterday November 14, 2018 for users of CFW SX OS, it is called SX Dumper, currently version 1.0.0. So what is it for? how to use it ? news about the SX OS License update? On the below, you can find the detailed information.

What’s the news of SX Dumper v1.0.0?

The Xecuter team in collaboration with [WAIN] (authors of the Card Dumper tool), has released the SX Dumper with the first initial version. Just as it happens on Card Dumper, this homebrew allows to dump your backups of the game cartridges in format .XCI complete with ‘cert id’ (you can also delete the certificate) for safer online use with SX OS, decide the destination of the file if on SD / USB HDD or splitting the game files.

As the name indicates it, this app will allow you to dump an original game to your microSD card or USB HDD and then play directly with your backup without the need of the original game anymore. This version 1.0.0 is already packed with features, and we are already working on the next update(s) to bring you an even smoother experience.

SX Dumper v1.0.0

  • Dump to .XCI
  • Automatically filenaming (full gamename.xci)
  • USB HDD & microSD Card support
  • Trimmed dumping (removed unused space from backup)
  • Certificate wiping
  • Splitting files for FAT32 filesystem
  • CRC checking dumped image

With this tool it is therefore possible to transfer cartridges in XCI format to the microSD card or to a USB hard disk for playback with SX OS. The games are split, possibly divided, the certificate deleted, renamed automatically and checked with the CRC32 hash, basically all that Wain Card Dumper can do. Again we can see that the Team is doing a bit of tool recovery that exists otherwise since WAIN Card Dumper has been available for a good week.

What’s the risks of cartridge dump?

There is a third type of ban, the “cartridge ban”. What, késako, another ban? We just explained that Nintendo has added a unique certificate in each Switch. Well know that he did the same with the game cartridges.

Europe may have been more spared, but Nintendo has long been fighting cartridge counterfeits, particularly in Asia. The solution put in place by the firm was therefore to add a unique certificate in each game cartridge produced (two cartridges of Super Mario Odyssey produced on the same production line will each have a unique certificate).

Like the CDN ban, when you use a cartridge game (while your Switch is connected to the internet), Nintendo can know exactly which game cartridge you are using (not just which game, but which cartridge precisely). It can therefore deny you access to online services for this game cartridge (in other words, it is an online ban but for a cartridge certificate rather than a console).

And there you will tell me: so what? do not I have the right to lend my cartridge to a friend or resell it? why would Nintendo banish my cartridge? Indeed, it is quite possible that a perfect innocent, having never hacked a console of his life, acquire a cartridge (used) whose certificate is banned! Yes yes you understood perfectly.
This is why this type of ban is extremely rare, it is the last “cartridge” that Nintendo released to counter piracy (yes, I dare this joke all rotten).

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