GBA and DS(i) on a9lh, how?

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  1. drfsupercenter
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    I've known for the longest time that you can't do either of these with emuNAND, it simply doesn't work...

    I thought I was reading that with AuReiNAND you CAN (as it even mentions booting back to sysNAND after exiting a GBA game due to how the AGB_FIRM works).

    I have mine set up with a9lh, 9.2 sysNAND, 10.7 emuNAND. If I try to open a GBA game (legal, might I add, I'm an Ambassador) it simply gives "an error has occurred" and makes me power off. Same with any DSiware.

    Is there something I'm missing that's needed to make those work again? I could have sworn I read discussion about people making both of those work in emuNAND now, but yet it does not.
     


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    To make it work on emunand you have to install to sysnand AND emunand
     
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    You need to install them both on the sysNAND and emuNAND as well patch your AGB_FIRM for GBA games.
     
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    So... because my NANDs are unlinked, I can't do it? :(

    What about DSi stuff, was this ever possible?
     
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    That's what I mean though. My GBA games are installed legally on the emuNAND (it was actually an un-modded 3DS, that I system-transferred to my hacked one)

    I don't have .cias or anything because I never bothered. Though I'm sure I can find them. All I need is to install them on sysNAND, even if they aren't linked, and it will work?
     
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    Which AGB_FIRM do I patch, sys or emu?

    Also what about DSi?
     
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    If you're using emunand then patch that agb firm, if sysnand then patch that one.
    Dsiware I'm sure you have to install to nand and have agb firm patched also.
     
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    Dsiware should work with a normal custom firmware (install them into emunand!). If you want custom dsiware (such as injected demos or old Flashcard lauchners (orginal wood r4, dstt, m3, etc), you also need a patched twl_firm. You can find it on that iso site.
     
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    Will this screw something up if I try to system transfer back to a vanilla unmodded system later?

    Well, it doesn't. o.O

    I took a short video showing what happens. And these are all legit DSiware I got either from Club Nintendo or by buying them on my DSi years ago and transferring them back in 2012 or so. Nothing hacked/pirated.
     
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    You aren't talking about this, are you? I just have the 10 official GBA games that I got legally, and they played fine on sysNAND before I transferred it to emuNAND.
     
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    No it shouldn't
     
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    I use Gateway from time to time, so I'm keeping sysNAND on 9.2 so I can load Gateway via ThemeHax.

    Also, question for you.

    I have a hardmodded system, but I want to set a9lh up for a friend without hardmodding it. Once I upgrade past 10.3 (or is it 10.4 or 5?) I'd lose the ability to downgrade again without a hardmod.

    So the big benefit, at least for me, of keeping sysNAND/emuNAND separate is that I can load up something like Decrypt9WIP on the 9.2 sysNAND and use that to backup/restore both images.

    If I get rid of emuNAND (since technically a9lh lets you boot using the 9.0 FIRM), how would I possibly flash a backup of 9.2 back? Or are you not able to?
     
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    If you are trying to boot GBA/dsiware with gateway, it doesn't work at all.
     
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    I know -_-

    I'm asking about AuReiNAND a9lh loader. I'm just saying that I keep my sysNAND on 9.2 so that I can use Gateway [for other things, I KNOW GBA/DS doesn't work in its mode]
     
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    Like above, install the CIA to sysnand.
     
  17. drfsupercenter
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    I can do that, I just wanted to make sure I wouldn't screw anything up. Seems like a massive waste of space on the MicroSD card since I'll have all 10 GBA games plus a boatload of DSi games (actually, DSiware is stored in the NAND I think) in two places, due to them being [intentionally] unlinked.

    Can I use FunkyCIA to make CIA files of the GBA/DSi stuff I have? As I said above they aren't pirated so I actually don't have .cias of any of them. They come straight from eShop.
     
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    If you have A9LH, you don't need 9.2 for Decrypt9WIP, it can be booted straight from A9LH. I think the only significant thing that still needs 9.2 with no A9LH alternative is Gateway.

    You can currently downgrade on 10.7 (current latest 3DS firmware) without a hardmod, but BrowserHax and MenuHax aren't options for entrypoints on 10.6 or 10.7. 10.5 or below can downgrade without anything extra, 10.6/10.7 need either Cubic Ninja or Ocarina of Time 3D (and a way to modify the save of OoT3D).
     
  19. drfsupercenter
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    I have Cubic Ninja.

    So how would I do it? Would I just boot into Homebrew Launcher using Cubic Ninja, and then run Decrypt9WIP and it would be able to write my sysNAND? So if I take the 9.2 backup, I can restore it later?

    If Gateway ever makes a loader .bin (they probably will, in a month or two...) I might look into that.
     
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    You should be able to use FunkyCIA, yeah. Just get your ticket.db from your EmuNAND with Decrypt9WIP and make sure to use the -personal option in FunkyCIA to create CIAs that will work as legit games on your console.