Do I need to clear my NAND before I try RedNAND?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Dungeonseeker, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Dungeonseeker
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    So i've got a few E Shop titles installed onto my Wii U and I am about to try and set up RedNAND but I'm wondering if I need to clear my console before I do or not?

    Will doing the procedure with games installed onto my Console have any negative impact?
     
  2. Marko76

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    No need to clear the games as they will be playable on the redNAND also.
     
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    Excellent, thanks for the response.
     
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    No problem and good luck.
     
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    The only downside is the dump time.
     
  6. Cyan

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    the dump should take the same time with or without games as it's dumping all the sectors (8 or 32GB, even if empty).
    unless empty sectors are written faster to SD?
     
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    it took 2-4 hours i think on my sd card
     
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    It took under 2 hours for me. I had to go into work for a couple hours and it was finished when I got back
     
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    I have rednand setup, but I feel it isn't necessary with sigpatched sysnand available. As long as you aren't dumb with it, sysnand should be fine. So no system config tool lol.
     
  10. Dungeonseeker
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    I decided to go Red over Sys so I could apply the region free patch without changing anything on the console.

    I take my console into work (I work at a school) so having the option to unplug the SD Card & USB to go back to 100% stock met my needs perfectly.
     
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    When I set up RedNAND recently, it took me about approximately 2 hours to complete.