Having a major problem with Luma

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by SpectrumPulse, May 15, 2016.

  1. SpectrumPulse
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    Ok guys, I'm stupid, so please help out a stupid guy here.

    Yesterday I got a new microSD for my N3DS. I copied all the files from the microSD I already had to a backup folder. I still have it on my computer.

    If I didn't copy the RedNAND partition (as someone from 4chan suggested), I don't know how I didn't because I highlighted every single folder of my backup and copied it into my microSD. If that isn't the case, then I have no idea what's the problem. I'll begin to describe it now.

    Once I had my microSD data transferred over to the new one I entered the gridlauncher and began to read the instructions for getting the OTP in the Github guide. It said to update RedNAND to the current version, so I opened up Luma.

    But Luma booted me back into SysNAND instead of RedNAND. I went back to the gridlauncher and opened Luma and went to the config menu. I didn't have anything other than "Show Current NAND in System Settings" selected (It had an X in the parentheses).

    I went to EmuNAND9 and went to see if I could restore the RedNAND but it said the SD card wasn't formatted yet, so I went ahead and formatted it, then I used my backup folder again to copy the files back to my SD.

    I tried to restore the RedNAND and it turned out I didn't have a backup file for it.

    I even reran the downgrade, and that didn't work either. I don't know what the deal is, so I seriously need help.
     


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    You didn't copy the emunand partition as it's a hidden one.

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-transfer-emunand-to-another-sd-card-working-on-new3ds.383684/ Try this
     
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    I don't see why you would need to do that just transfer over the emunand partition
     
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    Also, someone on 4chan (where I first asked this question) gave this solution:

    >put in old microSD
    >open emunand9
    >Emunand Manager Options
    >EmuNAND to file
    >put emuNAND.bin to new SD and somewhere safe on your pc
    >open emunand9 on new SD
    >inject backup

    Would that work too? Seems a lot easier.
     
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    Can't tell you 100% but definitely seems so
     
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    This should technically work, unless I'm missing something. But just to be sure I recommend formatting your new micro sd card and follow the guide.
     
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    Well the guide says it will transfer all files on the source SD so I don't won't a bunch of duplicate files that will take up space.

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    I think I may just use the 4chan version first. Seems much quicker.
     
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    You can't have a file with the same name in the same spot ;)
     
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    The guide copies literally every partition and it's components from the Source SD and stores them in another place, not on the same sd card. Then, it copies them back on the Target SD (your new one). The part with EaseUS is needed to reconfigure the partitions size and you only need it if your 2 SD's aren't the same size.
     
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    In emunand9, you must first create the emunand partition. Then you can copy your emunand.bin with either emunand9 or decrypt9
     
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    So does that mean that fix won't work?
     
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    Ive always done this, but beforehand, backup all the files of the new SD, open EmuNand9, then format the New SD for EmuNand

    This way, you wont have to format the card after you get the backup
     
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    I already have the backup, and the new SD was already formatted.
     
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    If you don't have a emuNAND backup file, your pucked :P

    EDIT: Use the EmuNAND Tool to extract your emuNAND and re-inject it with the program if you do have the emuNAND? :vv
     
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    I tried doing the thing in the 4chan fix and EmuNAND9 gives me this error:

    "NAND or SD i/o failure"

    I guess that means this fix doesn't work? Or is there a way to fix this error?

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    That's the one I've been using.
     
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    You absolutely need to run "Complete emuNAND Setup" on the new card before restoring the emuNAND backup otherwise it won't work.
     
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    Ok. I did the fix on the old sd since that's what the guide said. So I put in the new one, complete the setup, then put the old one back in and then do the 4chan fix?

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    Well it's official. Both of the screws on my N3DS are stripped. Any tips on how to open them?
     
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    Ok guys. I was able to get the back off. I ordered a new one and I'm going to keep the back off after a while.