How to perform USB installations


You can perform USB installations with one of three methods:



Tinfoil MTP

What you'll need:

Steps:

  1. Press the album icon in order to access the homebrew menu.
  2. Launch Tinfoil-Installer.
  3. Exit out of the homebrew menu and select Tinfoil on your home menu.
  4. Once you launch into Tinfoil, scroll down to Options.
  5. In Options make sure that the Enable MTP option is set to YES and that the Enable NUT option is set to NO.
  6. Connect your device to your PC.
  7. Once your device is connected, on your PC access your device by clicking on the Switch drive.
  8. Access the Install folder.
  9. Place your desired title in the folder.
    • The following file formats are supported:
      • NSP
      • NSZ
      • XCI
      • XCZ
  10. Your installation should start now. Once it is done, you will see your desired title on your home screen.



DBI Installer MTP

What you'll need:

Steps:

  1. Connect your device to your PC.
  2. On your Switch, access the homebrew menu and launch DBI.
    • There are two methods you can use to access the homebrew menu:
      • Hold R and click on a title in your home menu (Recommended).
      • Pressing the album icon (Not recommended).
  3. Select Run MTP responder from the menu.
  4. Once your device is connected, on your PC access your device by clicking on the Switch drive.
  5. Access 5: MicroSD install.
  6. Place your desired title in the folder.
    • The following file formats are supported:
      • NSP
      • NSZ
      • XCI
      • XCZ
  7. Your installation should start now. You will be notified in DBI once it has finished.



Tinfoil & Nut

What you'll need:

Steps:

  1. Extract tinfoil.latest.zip to your SD card.
  2. Run tinfoil_driver.exe.
  3. Create a folder named nut anywhere on your pc, and place nut.exe in it.
  4. Create a folder named titles in your nut folder.
  5. Run nut.exe.
  6. Once Nut launches, click on Local Scan Paths.
  7. Click on the Browse tab and pick your titles folder that you created earlier.
  8. Place your desired title in the titles folder.
    • The following file formats are supported:
      • NSP
      • NSZ
      • XCI
      • XCZ
  9. Click on the Files tab and click Scan.
  10. Once you see your desired title in nut, plug your switch into your pc.
  11. On your Switch, access the homebrew menu and launch Tinfoil-Installer.
    • There are two methods you can use to access the homebrew menu:
      • Hold R and click on a title in your home menu (Recommended).
      • Pressing the album icon (Not recommended).
    • You will only have to launch Tinfoil once via the homebrew menu. Later on you may launch tinfoil
      via the home menu.
  12. Once in tinfoil, head over to the New Games tab and you should see your desired title there.
  13. Click (A) on the title to select it, and then click (A) again to install it.
    • If you want to install all the titles that are displayed in the New Games tab, click (X) and then (A).
  14. You should now see the desired title on your home menu.

Tinleaf & NS-USBLoader

What you'll need:

Steps:

  1. Copy tinleaf.nro to the /switch/ folder on your device.
  2. Connect your Switch to your pc and run ns-usbloader-x.x.jar.
  3. Click on the cog wheel.
    • You can skip to step 7 if you use MacOS or Linux
  4. Click on Download and install drivers.
  5. You will now launch into the Device Driver Installation Wizard, click Next and then click Finish.
  6. Click on the controller icon to go back to the main menu.
  7. Drag your desired file into the loader or click on Select files and then select your desired file.
    • The following file formats are supported:
      • NSP
      • NSZ
      • XCI
      • XCZ
  8. Click on Upload to NS.
  9. On your Switch, access the homebrew menu and launch Tinleaf-Installer.
    • There are two methods you can use to access the homebrew menu:
      • Hold R and click on a title in your home menu (Recommended).
      • Pressing the album icon (Not recommended).
  10. In Tinleaf select Install over USB.
  11. You will now see your backup file/files. Click the (A) button to install your desired file.
    • If you have more than one file, you can press the (Y) button to select all files, and then
      click the (+) button to install all files.
  12. Select your desired installation location.
  13. Once the installation has finished, you may disconnect your Switch and exit out of Tinleaf.
  14. Your desired title will now be on your home menu.

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Pub: 07 Apr 2021 21:28 UTC
Edit: 01 Mar 2022 13:08 UTC
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