Accidental update to 9.6 N3ds emunand

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Skelanimal, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Skelanimal
    OP

    Skelanimal Member

    Newcomer
    33
    7
    Jul 11, 2015
    United States
    Hey, all.

    Set up a new 3ds to run reinand for a friend of mine. Specifically told him to not update at all period but, funny enough, he did it anyway :glare::wtf:. I have a back-up of his emunand from when I first set up his system, however, I know he has some game save data that he is not keen on losing. Was wondering if there is anyway to convert his emunand from 9.6 back to 9.5 or if he is going to have to suck up the save data loss and start from scratch.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. pokemoner2500

    pokemoner2500 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    846
    276
    Aug 14, 2013
    United States
    Use emunand tool to reinject his backed-up emunand onto the SD card

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/emunand-tool-release-and-support-thread.359239/

    I actually don't know if this works on n3ds' emunand but in theory it should.
     
  3. Skelanimal
    OP

    Skelanimal Member

    Newcomer
    33
    7
    Jul 11, 2015
    United States
    Hey, thanks for the response. I actually have his entire SD card backed up (emunand and all), so I was just going to restore that and that would fix it ez peazy. I was just wondering if there was a way to do it so he wouldn't be losing his game saves
     
  4. pokemoner2500

    pokemoner2500 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    846
    276
    Aug 14, 2013
    United States
    If you reinject his emunand his saves will be fine, as long as it's the same emunand (you didn't format emunand after the backup I mean) you should be fine.
     
  5. Skelanimal
    OP

    Skelanimal Member

    Newcomer
    33
    7
    Jul 11, 2015
    United States
    Unfortunately, I formatted after I injected because it was an AUS system that I region changed to US, so that wouldn't work out, but that is good information to know for future reference. I was unaware of that.
     
  6. pokemoner2500

    pokemoner2500 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    846
    276
    Aug 14, 2013
    United States
    Did you ever back it up after region changing? And what did you change, emunand or sysnand?
     
  7. Skelanimal
    OP

    Skelanimal Member

    Newcomer
    33
    7
    Jul 11, 2015
    United States
    I made a back-up, but only using the USB image tool of the SD card as a whole. Sysnand is still AUS. I only changed the region for Emunand.
     
  8. pokemoner2500

    pokemoner2500 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    846
    276
    Aug 14, 2013
    United States
    Alright so here's what I think you should do that should work (if I read correctly), move all files off of SD card (leave emunand alone), restore the SD card using your USB image tool, delete the contents of the SD card (leave emunand alone) and restore the contents that you moved in the beginning.
     
    Zidapi likes this.
  9. Skelanimal
    OP

    Skelanimal Member

    Newcomer
    33
    7
    Jul 11, 2015
    United States
    Worth a shot. I'll give that a shot. Thanks a lot!
     
  10. Pikasack

    Pikasack What is a title

    Member
    633
    203
    Apr 27, 2015
    Canada
    Okay, I must be thrown way out of the loop here.
    I thought the N3DS could only go up to 9.5 emunand, what's so bad if you're on 9.6 emunand?
     
  11. daxtsu

    daxtsu GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,540
    3,929
    Jun 9, 2007
    Antarctica
    It won't boot at all on N3DS.
     
    Zidapi likes this.