Hard drive and no sysnand backup with arm9loaderhax :x.

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    Well, I think I'm screwed if anything happens. Here's my little story:
    Well, exact two months ago I did a downgrade from 10.3 to 9.2. It was successfully (yay) and I backed up my sysnand. 1 week ago my hard drive died. And my last backup is exactly 1 day before I did a downgrade (plz, kill me for this). Yeah, today a sata to usb adapter arrived. And well, chdsk says the drive is dead :(. I've installed arm9loaderhax a few weeks ago and I only found a backup of a sysnand with arm9loaderhax in it on my usb stick.

    But maybe I'm not screwed! I did use a clean 16gb micro sd card for installing arm9loaderhax!! And, profit, there's a NAND. bin on it! I don't know if it's 9.2 or 2.1 but it's sysnand! What should I do? I think injecting the nand into emunand is the best idea (with backing up my 10.6 of course), right? Or do you guys think this nand is 9.2 from restoring via decrypt9?
    I'll test it tomorrow, thanks for your help!
    Peace out and

    P.S: never buy seagate, I cannot trust this company anymore because no hard drive died for me until last week! I bought a western digital a few hours ago , waiting for Amazon...

    Edit 1: I just saw that this thread title is shit!sorry for that :'(
     
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    What dafuq! You've anwsered you're self xD
     
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    So, injecting that mysterious nand into emunand is right? Well, I'm a genius, thanks for the help... Or so... Duh._.
     
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    Yeah.
     
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    then you came to unburden or to ask a question?
     
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    So the problem is that you lost your sysnand backup? What's preventing you from simply backing up your sysnand again?

    Or is the problem that your sysnand got clobbered and you couldn't find a sysnand backup to restore it with?
     
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    Seagate is really crap!

    9 out of 10 Seagate 24/7 HDD's died in about 2 years

    Toshiba and WD still running fine

    And forget it to try to read the S.M.A.R.T values of a Seagate Disk, you have to convert them, that's just pain in the ass
     
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    The problem is he does not have a clean sysnand backup. The only one he has now is with the modified firms for a9lh. So now if he ever wanted to get rid of a9lh it would not be possible.

    I am going to assume you made your emunand before you installed a9lh. If so downgrade your emunand to 9.2 and back it up. Now you will have a semi-clean 9.2 nand backup that you could flash to sysnand if you wanted to remove a9lh.

    I am in the same situation you are. I deleted my old 9.2 backups but my emunand is region changed so I can not use it the restore my sysnand.
     
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    Exactly! I'll report you as soon a I flashed the mysterious nand.bin from my second sd into emunand. Hopefully it is the right one. If not I have to downgrade my emunand...



    Huh, lol really? Well, I read out all S.M.A.R.T values with Linux mint installed on my usb 3.0 stick and they looked normal (only 1 value was "moderate"), but if I have to convert them, plz tell me how to do this. Oh, and if I try to copy dates from the hard drive to another place it tells me "input-output error" , this means the drive has a big damage!
     
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    I also found a nand.bin on the sd card I used to install a9lh(I used a different card just in case). Hopefully it is the NAND backup I used to restore back to 9.2 from 2.1 and not the one to downgrade to 2.1. Although I could install the 2.1 and then update through system settings but that would be very risky on a N3DS and I don't have a hardmod..... So.... Yeah, not doing that anytime soon.
     
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    What's the problem? I don't see any reason to remove a9lh. If you desperately want to do it then use cakes fw and disable firm protection. Go to system setting and update -> a9lh removed.(latest fw 10.6 can be downgraded now too)
    Or you use sysupdater with 9.2 fw files and cakes fw, should work too.

    Edit: Sry. Don't make the shit above it will brick.
    Don't update 2.1. You'll brick for sure on N3DS
     
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    I don't want to remove arm9loaderhax,but If have to send it to Nintendo then I have a problem. And I want a capture card and katsukity will test it and yeah you know. It's just for safety.
     
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    IT IS 9.2! THANKS GOD!!! AND THANK YOU!
     
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    check this: http://sgros.blogspot.co.at/2013/01/seagate-disk-smart-values.html

    and this: http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/HDD/Seagate_SER_RRER_HEC.html


    if you want to copy data from the disk I'd suggest to make an image of the bad disk using systemrescuecd which you can get from here: https://www.system-rescue-cd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage

    burn it or install it on USB with: http://www.linuxliveusb.com/download

    boot the systemrescuecd

    check the connected drives

    identify you bad disk and a good disk for backup
    mount the good disk, don't mount the bad disk

    start the backup with:

    dd_rescue /dev/sdx /mountpoint/of/good/disk/backup.dd

    --> /dev/sdx is the bad drive

    wait

    maybe there'll be some errors during copy but ignore that in the first place, when your backup is finished you can mount the backup using loop device and/or you can try to repair the filesystem of the backup

    don't attempt any repair on the bad disk, it can only go worse.
     
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