At any point during the downgrade + CFW process, will I have to format the system itself?

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  1. zephor
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    Been reading up on the different processes everywhere, but I haven't seen this question answered yet. I know the SD card will need to be formatted, but that is fine (I can backup all my current games and saves, then transfer them back when the process is done). Unfortunately, if I format the system, that means I'll lose all the games tied to the hardware, right? I'm primarily worried about my MH4U game + save...
     
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    You have to format the system to unlink emunand from sysnand.

    Howerver you can back up your games installed, your savegames and keep using them in emunand after the format is done since emunand will keep using your base sysnad.

    Also unlinking nands is not strictly obligatory, is more of a convinient choice.
     
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    You can back up saves, and any downloaded games can be redownload from the eShop. If you're really only worried about a single game and save, you shouldn't have much trouble backing the appropriate things up and downgrading.
     
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    How would the backing up process work for games and saves? I'm assuming the games can simply just be re-downloaded? So that means my account will still be linked to the system?
     
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    Just copy everything from your microSD and copy it to your PC for now and follow the tutorials.

    No need to break your head trying to figure it out for now.
     
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    Okay, I'll take your word for it.

    Thanks for the help!

    EDIT: Also, as a side question if anyone could answer it for me:

    Right now my N3DS XL is on 10.1 with themehax. I was going to update to 10.3 before attempting the downgrade, since I heard that's been less error prone. I'm pretty sure themehax wont work after the update, so is there any other exploit I can setup before updating, so I can run the downgrade still?
     
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    Whenever a turorial tells you to format your system to inlink your nands you can make another backup by copying everything your microSD to your computer...
     
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    I think you can format the emunand system to achieve unlinking too
     
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    Emunand is an exact copy of your sysnand.

    To unlink your nands you will format sysnand while your memory is out of your system (so you don't lose anything) and after the format you will not be able to keep using the same downloaded games and saves in sysnand.

    But we said that emunand is an exact copy of your sysnand right? Yes, so your current games and saves will be accesed by emunand.
     
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    With my N3DS I got frankenfirmware due to the downgrade. I had problems with updating emunand because of this so i had to format my sysnand before i made my emunand and upgrade it to 9.5. Luckly i was smart and backed up all my saves so all i had to do is login to nnid and download the eshop games again. I'm sure my 9.5 emunand isnt frankenfirmware anymore.
     
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    Thanks for the help everyone! If someone could look at my 2nd question in post #6, I'd be super grateful.
     
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    Use browserhax 10.3 to install Menuhax 10.3
     
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    So there IS an entry from fresh 10.3?
     
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    I just posted it above your comment...
     
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    Update on this since I need some help now..

    Was able to successfully downgrade to 9.2, but I had to format the 3DS to do so. Because of this, I'm no longer linked to my NNID. I haven't done anything else yet, except verify that I can get into homebrew still. What would I have to do from here to get access to the games I had purchased with my account?
     
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    i MAY be wrong here as I have not needed to format my 3DS at all except for separating NANDS. When I formatted my 3ds, it told me I could relink my NNID by going to system settings, clicking the tab at the top of the bottom screen and connecting an existing ID. IIRC

    Whether that is an actual thing and works at all is another story entirely.
     
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    Can badge arcade badges be similarly backed up and restores on EmuNand after downgrading?
     
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    Still unsure on the process of putting the game back on the SD card though. Not sure where I would need to place it so I can actually access it. I have the few games that I want backed up. Just need to figure out what to do, to link my NNID and then transfer the game back over.

    EDIT: I at least want to be able to update my games properly, without the need to find cia's for each one of them. I can always find a cia for each of the games that I purchased, anyway.

    SOO, I got my NNID linked, but I can't download anything. I updated with NVER to -28 on emunand, and tried going into the eShop with FMP and HANS. Keep getting 007-2404 error code.
     
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