I just switched from rxtools to a9lh+luma and I noticed that all my gba save files are gone!

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  1. Bryon15
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    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Normally I wouldn't mind this, expect one of the gba games was pokemon fire red. I had over 50 hours invested into that! What do? :(
     
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    are you using GBA VC injected CIA games or a GBA emulator?
     
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    More precisely than "from rxTools to a9lh+luma", did you go from an emuNAND setup to a sysNAND-only setup?

    If yes and if you're using GBA VC, then indeed, you lost your saves since they were tied to your sysNAND (which you replaced with your emuNAND).
    If you still have your old sysNAND as a backup, restore it, then backup your GBA saves, then restore your "new" sysNAND and restore your saves.
     
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    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

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    This is exactly what happened. I do have the old sysnand. If I do this, how do I backup the gba saves?
     
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    Can't he just restore his old SysNand over new EmuNand?
     
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    Yes he could, but then, instead of losing what's related to the old sysNAND (which is just GBA saves in theory), he'd lose everything related to his new sysNAND (which is the old emuNAND, where he most probably spent most of his time playing all kinds of games and registering all kinds of friends and stuff) :P

    edit Well, easier solution actually. Just go back to the previous sysNAND/emuNAND setup but keep a9lh as a booting method. So the saves are still tied to the old sysNAND and are present, and the emuNAND still has all the rest of the data.
     
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    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Bad news. It didn't work. I used decrypt 9. Restored my old sysnand, dumped the gbavc save, restored my new sysnand, injected the gbavc save. But the saved still weren't there.

    The creator of the arm9loaderhax guide really needs to put in there that using his guide will delete your gba saves.
     
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    Did you try the other solution in my previous post? It takes you away from the "masterrace setup", but if you can get your saves back, I guess you won't complain ;)
     
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    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

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    If I did this, wouldn't I lose all my 3ds games, 3ds saves, friend list, homebrew, nnid, etc?
     
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    No, I was talking about what's after the "edit". You basically come back to the exact setup you had before installing a9lh, except that you still have luma and a9lh instead of rxTools and menuhax(?). So you don't lose anything.
    What you do is you put your old emuNAND (that is now your sysNAND) back on emuNAND, and your old sysNAND (that is now nowhere) back on sysNAND. So your GBA saves are tied back to your sysNAND and your 3ds games, 3ds saves, friend list, homebrew, NNID, etc are on tied to your emuNAND.
    And you live this way at least until you manage to backup your saves.

    Or you ask how to backup/restore your GBA saves with Decrypt9 (in Decrypt9's thread or I don't know where, I didn't find a tutorial) so you can keep your sysNAND-only setup after doing what I suggested first.
     
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    So you got it restored!
     
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    This thread should serve as warning to always backup your important saves before you do anything heavy on your 3DS :).

    Good luck mate!
     
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