Is it safe to use TinyFormat in A9LH Updated SysNAND?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by M1lk4h0l1c, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. M1lk4h0l1c

    M1lk4h0l1c Newbie

    Feb 24, 2015
    Gambia, The
    Hey guys,

    I'm currently getting my OTP and installing A9LH. At the end of the guide (Part 5 (arm9loaderhax & CakesFW) in my case), it says to make a final backup "sysNAND-A9LHAX.bin". However, I want a fully clean SysNAND backup to store. So is it safe to first use TinyFormat to clean my SysNAND and then do the final backup?
  2. Omegadrien

    Omegadrien GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Nov 4, 2015
    You can restore a sysnand backup without a9hl. Then, clean up it, and reinstall a9hl on it with the .3dsx!! (i don't know if it's safe to use tinyformat on a9lh system, sorry)
    Last edited by Omegadrien, Mar 19, 2016
  3. bakageta

    bakageta Advanced Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    United States
    If you followed the guide completely, you should already have a fully clean pre-a9lh sysnand backup. Part 3 step 20-25 you formatted sysnand with TinyFormat and set up menuhax, and Part 4 step 20, you saved that 9.2 sysnand as sysNAND_original.bin. Is that not what you had in mind? If you ever want to restore without any hax, just restore that 9.2 backup and change the theme, and menuhax is removed, leaving you with a clean formatted 9.2.

    (edit) And I think I misread, haha. If you want an a9lh nand that's formatted, I'd just use the sysnand backup I mentioned and install a9lh on it after the fact. No point in keeping another nand backup when you can install a9lh so easily again now that you have the OTP.
    Last edited by bakageta, Mar 19, 2016