The piracy scene is on fire again, after someone 'leaked' an 'Switch Cartridge Dumper', but as @AnalogMan
points out below, it does have some limits, like no support for newer (cart2)-type games which have moved the 'logo partition' and only dumps to ExFAT.
Well, this got leaked in ReSwitched discord just a bit ago, so might as well share it. This is a cart to XCI dumper. It has some limitations such as:
- ExFAT only, it does not split the larger backups
- Cannot dump newest games with a logo partition (cart2)
I did not make this but I have tested and verified that it works. Place the NRO file in your sdmc:/switch/ folder and run with Homebrew Menu. Have fun.
Remember, these dumps contain your PRIVATE certificates
for your specific cartridge. Sharing such a thing with others could lead to getting all of your consoles banned. Before you ask, scene releases do not have their certs, they were blanked out with 0xFF's. Other than the blanked out cert, the dumps made by this tool are exactly the same as scene dumps.
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As NOTED ABOVE, these dumps you make from your original game cartridges are complete including your 'private certs' which is great if you want LESS RISK by going online with your piracy backups, instead of using a NULLed warez release from BigBlueBox, but if you want to be nice and share your 'backup' online with (cough) friends, become a true pirate, with wooden leg and eye patch, you need to use a program like our own MaxConsole XCI Exploder
which has options to extract/inject certs., trim/split XCIs.
NEWS SOURCE: XCI Dumper (via) GBATemp