From Emunand to a9lh, will a 4gb sd card suffice?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Zalexard, May 7, 2017.

  1. Zalexard
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    So, I caught the CFW train, downgraded from 11.2.0-35E to 9.2 through soundhax and installed Luma, having now a partitioned SD card with emunand. Meanwhile I got advised to install a9lh to avoid any bricking possibility in the future, but I only have a 4gb sd card with less than 1gb of space available now. So, is there a chance of being able to work with this by removing unnecessary files related to emunand? Anyone has any experience doing this transition on a tight space budget? Or should I just fork over the money and get a bigger card asap? I want to avoid this last possibility if I can because I can't really spend the money on it right now.

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  2. KunoichiZ

    KunoichiZ GBAtemp Guru

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    You could look at the steps required for installing a9lh here and, just by reading the steps, you could probably get a sense of how much space you'll need. You will need space for NAND backups.
     
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    Zalexard Advanced Member

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    That was the link I was sent, and what made me think if my sd card was too small or not. I'm just afraid of screwing my emunand in case things go south while installing a9lh, like running out of space. :/ Maybe someone who has made this transition can shed some light into my doubts. Thanks for the reply! :)
     
  4. Elexon6273

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    You will need around 2 gigs of extra space
     
  5. windyemolga

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    I'd recommend an 8gb or even a 16gb just to start you off.

    You can upgrade slowly from there. I'm currently on a 64 gb..
     
  6. Giodude

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    Honestly you really should get rid of the emunand. It's super easy to do if you have a9lh. Just backup the emunand, restore it over sysnand, and delete the extra partition.
     
  7. Zalexard
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    I'll get a bigger card tomorrow, clone it and slowly go from there. Thanks for the replies! :)
     
  8. dubbz82

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    You CAN start off with a 4gb card...but then you won't have much free space to do anything worthwhile (I.e. install games, dump your own carts, etc.). I'd suggest at LEAST 32gb...
     
  9. Zalexard
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    I got a 16gb one for 10€, it fits my needs since I don't play more than one game at a time, so I can take my time installing and removing them. :D
     
  10. AllenHirai

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    for me 32 gb isnt enough i use 128gb sd card
     
  11. Skyshadow101

    Skyshadow101 The Sky Is The Limit!

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    Oh lord.

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