Different size Sys and Emunand from same console?

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  1. Cosmic_Link
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    Hi all,

    Was just following Plailect's guide for installing A9LH on a N3DSXL.

    I have just backed up the Sysnand and Emunand, as stated in step 4, and it both Nands are different sizes. Have made a second backup of each, with the same result.

    Both sizes match up to the sizes stated on this page for N3DS: https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/NAND-Size

    Here is a screen cap of the 2 nands.

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    Sysnand boots fine, emunand boots fine. Sysnand is 9.2, emunand is 11.0.

    Is this normal? :S I don't expect it is. If somebody could advise before I continue, that would be great.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. shadowofdarkness

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    It's a min size redNAND
     
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    So it's fine for me to continue then?

    I've not used "Rednand" before, only "emunand" this and it was a while ago when I installed A9LH on my own console and I never used this guide to install it, so I just wanted to be sure since this console doesn't have a hardmod.

    Thanks for your help. :D
     
  4. ih8ih8sn0w

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    I have not seen this before, but I would not recommend that you flash that emunand to sysnand, just for safety.
     
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    Thanks. That was what I expected.

    Will try to just make a new emunand instead with matching sizes before I continue. ^_^
     
  6. shadowofdarkness

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    It is a perfectly fine backup, I wouldn't waste the space on having matching sizes. The extra space is just zeroes anyway.

    In a pinch it can be flashed to sysNAND with no problems even though it's smaller.
     
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    Ok cool. Thanks for your help. I'll carry on as I was then, since I have followed all other steps to a tee. ^_^
     
  8. ih8ih8sn0w

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    is there any evidence that this is actually safe to do? Last time i checked, brick protection doesnt protect from something that isnt the correct size...
     
  9. shadowofdarkness

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    Knowledge of how it works and since that is probably not enough for you I did at one time see dok3 say it and I'm sure you would trust him.
     
  10. Akira

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    This happened to me most of the time, Emunand and Sysnand backups are not the same size(But they are valid since I check it on Plailects guide if it's the right nand dump) and I don't have problems at all.
     
  11. Ar5chK3ks

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    The thing is that the way RedNAND works it will always have the smallest possible NAND-size for both N3DS and O3DS.
    Because there is the possibility to get 2 different NAND-sizes on each console, you will appear to get different Sys and RedNAND sizes if your normal SysNAND uses the bigger value.
     
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    Just a quick update about this. I continued with the process and all is working fine with no issues.

    Thanks for everybody's responses. ^_^
     
  14. Ar5chK3ks

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    Good to hear ^^ Have fun :P