Is it possible to back up the save file of a virtual console game for later?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by ThatLguy, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. ThatLguy

    ThatLguy Member

    Jul 20, 2017
    United States
    I'm trying to homebrew my friend's 3ds through DSiWare transfer, and on the source 3DS (My sister's 3ds) she has a Pokemon Red save file, and she would be pretty pissed if it got erased. Any ideas?
  2. lone_wolf323

    lone_wolf323 GBAtemp Maniac

    May 27, 2011
    You can likely use JKSM's save manager to create a decrypted save of the game so that you can restore it if it happens to get deleted.
  3. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

    May 11, 2008
    United States
    Before you do a system transfer, the guide has you make a NAND backup of the source 3DS. After the system transfer, you will restore the NAND backup, restoring everything back to normal on the source 3DS and allowing you to read the save file that's on the SD card. If you want to be extra cautious, you can use JKSM to make a backup of the save file, but you shouldn't have to do that.
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