How to update N3DSXL emuNAND from 9.0 to 9.5?

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  1. Lockerzpoints2
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    Is there a way to do this? My N3DSXL has been a paperweight because the newer games are so limited to it. I'd love to play my other games on my N3DSXL but I haven't seen a way exactly. I THINK one way I saw was to install a 9.5 update from a game that had it but it's most likely I'm wrong. I'd appreciate the help.
     


  2. qproject

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    Use sysupdater to update emunand. You can download 9.5 firmware from that iso site.
     
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    Hmm. Okay. So wouldn't that mean I'd have to be finding cia files in order to perform that action?
     
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    Yes, cia is the only way to update your emunand firmware. Or you can find a game with 9.5 firmware.
     
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    There is a thread on that iso site that contains the CIA files for many firmwares. I know a couple people qho used them and they work. You can just use devmenu to install all cias if i recall correctly. but sysupdater is always the best option
     
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    Apparently updating emunand through a game card update updates sysnand, or so I'm told.
     
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    Ah okay. Thank you everyone. I'll look into this. I found 3DSNUS on this site also. Maybe that can help me get what I need to get.
     
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    3dsNus can download firmware but Nintendo removed old firmwares.
     
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    not to mention the game card wouldn't install networking things so you'd be stuck with 9.5.0-20 instead of 9.5.0-23 or so
     
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    Might even replace it with a stub browser too.
     
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    that's only for game cards containing 9.9 and up.
     
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    Does sysupdater work with Gateway? As far as I'm reading it will brick your handheld.
     
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    Yes works with GW. Will brick if used in sysnand. emunand is fine. Get the latest one, I think 4.1. Use install all cia not one by one.
     
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    Ah okay. Thank you
     
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    Going through this now. I appreciate it.
     
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    If you are on Gateway the easiest way is to get a ROM of Puzzle & Dragons Z. + Super Mario Bros. Edition (matching your region) and hold D-Pad Up while entering GW mode, this will disable the update blocking so you can use the ROM to update. I updated my n3DS' emuNAND this way.
    Though with Gateway's firmware spoofing feature, every game should work on 9.0, you'd only be missing out on a couple features like theme shuffling. I've never encountered a game that didn't work on 9.0 emuNAND but had to update it to 9.5 to make NTR-CFW work.
     
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    Oh wow, that's a good one as well. I might try that instead.
     
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    If you do use the CIAs, back up your emuNAND first in case anything goes wrong.
     
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    Already done. Thank you for the reminder. I don't want to risk a brick lol
     
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