How many times should I tinyformat (a9lh installation)

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  1. Nyap
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    So I had to format my sysnand twice (I think, maybe even 3 times) because the first sd card was way too small, and according to plailects guide:
    How can I tell if the nands are linked or should I just do what it says and still format twice
     
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    I made a folder on rednand and it didn't appear on sysnand, that's good right? Can I just continue without formatting rednand twice?
     
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    I would think that the "this is not optional (in other words, you must TinyFormat your RedNAND twice - if you do not, your device may brick when you downgrade)" would answer your question.
     
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    except this contradicts that
    so step 33 must assume that you only formatted sysnand once, which is not what happened in my case
    anyone?
     
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    Did you format while having emunand 3 times?
     
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    hmm
    wait a sec
     
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    If they aren't linked which is the main reason you format twice I don't foresee a problem. But then again I'm not a expert just someone with common sense, lol.
     
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    Just format RedNand Twice... It only takes 5 minutes or so and saves the confusion of trying to understand everything behind the guide :P
     
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    You have to format RedNAND at least once unless you feel like bricking :rolleyes:
     
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    basically if my emunand and sysnand aren't linked, I can continue?
     
  11. astronautlevel

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    No.

    Format EmuNAND first, otherwise the downgrade won't work.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Even if your NANDs are already unlinked you still need to format twice.
     
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    ok
    my emunand is formatted and is not linked to sysnand

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

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    You're save to go unless your SD gets an issue along the way
     
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    If your emunand is formatted and unlinked you can continue.
     
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    ok thnx
     
  18. PBallWiz

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    I formatted twice like step 33 suggests.
    To be sure they were not linked I booted into sysNAND after completing step 36 (Navigate to SD then PlaiSysUpdater.cia and press A to install)
    I checked to see if PlaiSysUpdater appeared on the home menu in sysNAND.
    It did not so at that point I was double sure that sysNAND and emuNAND were no longer linked.
    I've done two a9LH installs so far without issue.
    Both times I formatted the emuNAND twice.
    Both times I booted into SYSnand after completing step 36 to make sure Plaisysupdater icon did not appear on the home menu.
    Seems to me they should add a "step 37" to do what I did :)
     
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