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Dumping Decryption Keys from a Switch Console

How to Dump Keys ================ In order to play games in XCI or NCA format, you must have the required keys to decrypt them.

## Process Guide on how to obtain the decryptions keys.

  • Requirements: A hackable Nintendo Switch (you can check whether your Nintendo Switch is hackable or not here.)
  • A Micro SD card of at least 1 Gigabyte in capacity.
  • A Micro SD card reader.
  • Lockpick: Is included by default in Kosmos CFW if you don’t use that you can download it here.
  • The necessary tools (i.e a jig, paperclip, etc.) required to be able to boot into RCM and navigate around the Hekate menu.

  • TegraRCMGUI or TegraRCMSmash.

You can skip to Step 3 if you already have CFW set-up.

  • Step 1: Turn off your Nintendo Switch and plug your Micro SD card into your computer.
  • Step 2: Download the latest Kosmos CFW (If you already have that or use a different CFW software download the latest Lockpick. and extract than in your “/switch/” folder) and extract the zip in the root of your Micro SD card.
  • Step 3: Put your SD card back in your Nintendo Switch, boot into RCM mode and inject the latest Hekate payload * using your preferred payload injector.
  • Step 4a: Using the VOL and Power buttons to navigate, select Console info…
  • Step 4b: Select Print fuse info (not kfuse info!) and press the Power button to save fuse info to your Micro SD card.
  • Step 4c: Return back to Console info… and select Print TSEC keys and press the Power button to save TSEC keys to your Micro SD card.
  • Step 5: Boot into your CFW of choice, and open the Homebrew Menu (Album application).
  • Step 6: Run Lockpick.
  • Step 7: Turn you Nintendo Switch off and plug your Micro SD card into your computer.
  • Step 8: Locate to the /switch/ folder on your Micro SD card where you’ll find two .keys files; prod.keys and title.keys, copy these and paste them into the &appdata&/yuzu/keys/ folder.

And you’re done! Congratulations! You’ve just dumped your decryption and title keys!

Place it in:

C:/Users/yourusername/AppData/Roaming/yuzu/keys (for Windows)

~/.local/share/yuzu-emu/keys (for macOS and Linux)

Diagram showing the correct location of the decryption keys in yuzu’s User Directory.
"User Directory"
└── config
└── keys
    └─── prod.keys
    └─── title.keys
└── log
└── nand
└── sdmc
└── sysdata

Please seek support in the official yuzu discord server if you have any further issues. If you have suggestions for this guide please contact me on discord @MysticExile#1552


  • CTCaer for maintaining Hekate
  • Rajkosto for creating and maintaining TegraRCMSmash
  • AtlasNX for creating and maintaining Kosmos CFW
  • shchmue for creating and maintaining Lockpick