EmuNAND9 creates the wrong sized emuNAND during Plailect's Guide

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by 3dsn00b, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. 3dsn00b
    OP

    3dsn00b GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    112
    23
    Apr 21, 2016
    SysNand
    Just something I have noticed. This is the third time I am doing Plailect's famous Guide.

    During Part 3 (RedNAND) Section 8. Select "Complete RedNAND setup"

    It created an EmuNAND that was 1240MB in size. I know for a fact that this particular N3DS has a 1.8GB SysNAND.

    I never noticed this before with my previous two other N3DS's. Shouldn't it create and clone an EmuNAND the same size as the SysNAND?
     
  2. Zan'

    Zan' 2F88744FEED717856386400A44BBA4B9CA62E76A32C715D4F

    Member
    385
    159
    Oct 8, 2015
    minsize dump is a new feature of Decrypt9.
    You shouldn't worry about it. 1240MB is all you need from the NAND dump. Everything else is just 00 bytes.
    For old 3DS it's 943MB.
     
    3dsn00b likes this.
  3. 3dsn00b
    OP

    3dsn00b GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    112
    23
    Apr 21, 2016
    SysNand
    Ok, cool. Just wondering why it created a smaller EmuNand. Thanks for clearing it up.
     
  4. Selim873

    Selim873 Nunnayobeesnes

    Member
    1,164
    582
    Jul 31, 2010
    United States
    Chillin' with Bob Ross
    I noticed the same thing when I did A9LH'd mine. I went on after dumping so many times and never bricked.
     
  5. SirByte

    SirByte GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    489
    191
    Dec 30, 2012
    Canada
    I can confirm this. It's in the FAQ;

    Q: What is the difference between RedNAND and EmuNAND?
    A: RedNAND and EmuNAND are both different types of NAND redirection with small differences in the way they are handled behind the scenes. The main advantage to using RedNAND instead of EmuNAND is that RedNAND will always use the smallest NAND size the device offers, regardless of the size of the SysNAND chip. For example, a New 3DS user with a 1.8GB internal NAND chip will only have to use 1.2GB for all RedNAND backups.
     
    3dsn00b likes this.
  6. GizmoTheGreen

    GizmoTheGreen GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    386
    106
    Oct 8, 2009
    it's also in the "nand sizes" page isn't it?