Photo guide to installing DSiWare backups on real hardware and emulator

Discussion in 'NDS - Tutorials' started by Ryccardo, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. SketchyPixel

    SketchyPixel Ignore what I say

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    Idk, a Black Hole maybe?
  2. LukeHasAWii

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    SketchyPixel Ignore what I say

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    Idk, a Black Hole maybe?
    Btw, the link to the DSi footer template is down on dsiguide.me.
     
  4. LukeHasAWii

    LukeHasAWii But wait, there's more!

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    It is? Gee, nobody told me. Give me a sec.

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    Why dont you check now, and see if I was able to fix the download link on the site correctly from my phone. If the program is the same and you followed the steps to add the footer then you probably have a bad Nand dump
     
  5. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer Frizzle Fry

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    I had a problem with the footer at first.
     
  6. SketchyPixel

    SketchyPixel Ignore what I say

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    Idk, a Black Hole maybe?
    Beware, I flashed the modified nand backup without testing correctly, I bricked. ALWAYS TEST BACKUPS.
     
  7. TheCyberQuake

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    I did that to my first dsi. When I checked later some error occurred somewhere in the process and made a nand.bin with garbage data. I always test in no$gba, it's saved me a couple times.
     
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  8. Dominator211

    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    Is this dsi ware? And what is this for I am very confused
     
  9. MarioMasta64

    MarioMasta64 hi. i make batch stuff and portable shiz

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    how do i do the losetup + mount method? (linux)
     
  10. sks316

    sks316 GBAtemp's Mewtwo

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    I tried to follow this guide
    At the end I got an error in fwTool when restoring. It said "Couldn't read SD!" Restarting my DSi results in an endless white screen. Did I brick?
     
  11. TheCyberQuake

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    Yep sounds like you did.
     
  12. sks316

    sks316 GBAtemp's Mewtwo

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    FUCK! How in hell did I brick? I followed the guide precisely as closely as I followed 3ds.guide and dsiguide.me!
    Let's see, I added 2 games, so my DSiWare list would be as follows:
    Nintendo DSi Browser
    Flipnote Studio
    SUDOKU
    Zelda: Four Swords
    Cut the Rope

    What did I do wrong?
     
  13. TheCyberQuake

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    Based on the error sounds like a faulty sd or SD slot.
     
  14. sks316

    sks316 GBAtemp's Mewtwo

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    Well, when I had restored the NAND before to downgrade and install SUDOKU, it worked flawlessly. Well, this time I was using HBMenu to boot fwTool, so do you think that caused it? Also, how would I unbrick? Flashcards and hardmods are not an option.
    The strange thing is, I tested my NAND in No$GBA and it worked fine!
     
  15. TheCyberQuake

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    Hardmod is the only option at this point
     
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  16. sks316

    sks316 GBAtemp's Mewtwo

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    According to No$GBA, I still had 612 blocks open. What went wrong? Maybe I flashed the decrypted NAND on accident?
    Well, fuck my life. BRB, gonna go sit in the corner.
     
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  17. TheCyberQuake

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    This is why apache thunder hasn't released his exploit yet. He's waiting for a safer method for nand modification and he's not going to be the one to make it from what I've heard.
    The error message you received likely means the SD card stopped being readable sometime during the flash. Usually a sign of a faulty sd card or SD slot.
     
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  18. Billy Acuña

    Billy Acuña GBAtemp Addict

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    That is bs, fwtool is completly safe (at least certain fork is), as you said, it was definetly an SD card/adapter/slot error.
    Also people should get the rid of this kind of outdated guides, you know, TWLnf is a thing...
     
  19. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer Frizzle Fry

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    So TWLnf is stable? I mean, as long as you follow the instructions correctly.
     
  20. Billy Acuña

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    Of course, it has enough safely check to call it safe, also no one did brick using it (not downgrading nor intalling DSiWare).
     
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