How do I use multiple sd cards with a9lh

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  1. gamemasteru03
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    So I have a few sd cards that have a rxtools emunand on them and followed plaitlets(I proably spelled that wrong:shy:)guide around june with one of my sd cards that had emunand.Now I am wondering how to bring my other sd cards that have emunand over to a9lh.Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Alex658

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    Well, copy the arm9loaderhax.bin and the luma folder from your a9lh sd card to the older rxtools ones. Ideally delete the configuration file inside the luma folder on the newer sd cards and do not tick autoboot sysnand when you get to configure luma again.

    They should work as normal.
     
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    So they could not be ported to sysnand so I dont have to use emunand.
     
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    It would not be the ideal. You see. I don't know if you did the move emunand part of the guide and one of your emunands became sysnand.

    Or even worse, that you've had the same emunand installed on multiple sd cards. If that was the case then all your old emunands and your new sysnand will share the same id (the random numbered folders inside "Nintendo 3ds" on the sd card.

    The problem with this is that if you have your nands linked, sysnand will look for content that is not present on the emunand, and if you try to execute it, it'll be deleted all together.

    I personally recommend you to try my solution out, and see if you get your NANDS mixed (games installed on a9lh sd showing on the older sd cards as well). If that's not the case then just use the emunand separately all together. You won't have any issues.

    If multiple sd's is what you want to do, i advice to keep the emunands. If migrating the a9lh sd to a bigger sd card is what you want to do, then just copy everything from one sd to the other and stop using the older one.
     
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    oh ok so it could backfire,
     
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    I use 2 16GB microSD with Luma and a9. And so far, no problems.
     
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    hhm intresting not so sure what to do...
     
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    What I did was this:

    First time I hacked my 3DS with my 16GB SD... I just set up everything. That is: Luma-Hourglass and a9.
    Then I installed FreeShop.

    After that, I put my SD on the computer, copied ALL the files.
    Then I took my other SD Card and Pasted ALL the files.

    And that's it.

    One SD has Smash with all the Pokemans Games.
    The other has various games.
     
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    So you then just deleated the games you did not want on the other sd card.
     
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    I dont see the need for different sd card.
    Get a big enough one and load everything to that.
    Swaping then like that will just be a headach
     
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    Well, I installed FreeShop in one SD, and then carried it on to the other.
    So, both of my SD's, with all set, had no games.
    That's why I decided to have "Separated Sd's for different games"

    Yep, that's pretty much it. No problems.
     
  12. gamemasteru03
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    OK thanks for the info guys
     
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    This is what i was talking about, there'd be no problems if at the moment you set them up, neither had any games.
    I'd still keep one emunand-less and the other one with emunand, to avoid any possible mixups. Luma will take care of the rest.
     
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    The problem with that would be that your nands are likely all unlinked and as so the data [titles/saves] is tied to that 1 nand.

    Have a look in the Nintendo 3DS folder and see if the first folders share the same name on diferent sds; if they do you should be fine merging the folders and remove 1 emunand. Also you can run multiple emunands of 1 sdcard
     
  15. gamemasteru03
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    Ok I see what everyones saying now so basicly just use emunand on the other sd cards because if I don't some weird stuff will happen.Thanks for the help everybody.