CFW won't boot after changing SD cards

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    Hey, so two weeks ago I was given an o3DS with CFW installed. As far as I know, it was hacked following the 3DS Guide last year. Didn't give it much thought and just played some games. A couple of days ago, however, the SD card I was using started acting up, couldn't copy files to it. I tried backing up the information from the SD card, and managed to copy most of the stuff, except some folders in the Nintendo 3DS folder, which apparently contained corrupted files. So I copied everything I could to the new SD card, except the corrupted files, popped it in the 3DS, and now it boots straight to Godmode9. I'm not very well familiar with the 3DS hacking scene and just thought I'd be able to copy the stuff from one card to the other and call it a day. The corrupted SD card totally died after that, couldn't restore anything from the Nintendo 3DS folder using a couple of different methods.

    I was also given a backup of the 3DS from earlier last year, which contains an EMUNAND and NAND backups. Read up on those, but I'm not sure if I need restore one of them. Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    Hey, thanks for the reply! So I replaced the boot.firm file that was already on the SD card, but the 3DS still booted into Godmode9. I tried holding Select as I was pressing the power button, then tried pressing Select right after the power button and holding it. Still no dice. I'm attaching a screenshot of what the the root of the SD card looks like, if it is of any help.
     

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    Alright, so the configuration loaded! Though it says Luma3DS v.7.0.5 at the top.
     

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    Sounds like you're still running arm9loaderhax (A9LH), and need to follow 3ds.guide's instructions for updating to Boot9Strap (B9S).
     
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    Alright, so I'm currently downloading the latest firmware update. All the games are back that were there when I got it, but the all my saves and the new games I installed are lost. I mean, the saves are there, they're just back to how they were when I got the 3DS. Where are saves stored and which folders should I occasionally backup to avoid situations like this in the future?
     
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    some the games may not work or saves be corrupted, due to your "Nintendo 3DS" folder not being able to copy everything out of that
    after you have done all the updates and everything else installed

    use Checkpoint to backup all your save games, delete the games, then reinstall the games and restore the save games, just to make sure all the data is correct
     
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    Hm, I seem to have gotten stuck at the point where I need to install the Luma updater through FBI. FBI used to be in the same folder as the HB channel, but they're now both gone. Do I need to install FBI again? I downloaded the latest version of the HB channel and placed boot.3dsx in the root of the SD card, as per the guide, but I don't know how to boot it.
     
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    get the .3dsx file from https://github.com/Steveice10/FBI/releases/tag/2.5.0
    and place that in the /3ds folder on your SD card
     
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    you are not following the guide correctly it tells you exactly what to do to load FBI

    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh sorry, didn't realise this was outlined in the "Finalizing" section of the guide, I was still on "A9LH to B9S" lol. Alright, I'll follow the instructions and get back to you. Thanks for the help so far!
     
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    yeah, complete the finalizing section before doing other custom stuff
     
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    Backing up sysnand rn, should I backup emunand as well? I just want to have everything backed up, in case something like this happens again.
     
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    EmuNAND doesnt really have a place these days,

    https://3ds.hacks.guide/move-emunand

    do this, then you can keep the backup of that also
     
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    I don't have an "EMUNAND VIRTUAL" folder, so I guess that means I don't have an emunand and I don't need to do this step?
     
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    yeah you dont have EmuNAND anymore due to it being on your corrupted SD card so you are good to go
     
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    Alright man, thanks for helping a noob out lol! Greatly appreciated!
     
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