Losing otp.bin file after finishing a9lh Plailect guide

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  1. Omer
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    Hi, so what will happen if after I finish the guide , I accidentally lost the otp.bin file or my sd card get lost or damaged and I don't have a backup for the sd card or otp.bin file . Does that mean that my 3ds is screwed forever , because the 3ds will not even bootup without that sd card ???
     
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  2. DavidRO99

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    Make a backup! Now! NOWWW!!!! (THE SD CARD)
     
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    I already made a backup , but just a question in mind , because thinking of my 3ds depending on this file is really making me scared of what will happen if it get lost
     
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    The OTP is now useless, you have already installed A9LH.
     
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    So does that mean after I finished the guide , losing the file or the sd card is no issue at all ?
     
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    Yes, you can lose the file, the SD card not so much, but you said you have a backup ;)
     
  7. Clydefrosch

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    you can technically loose the sd card too, you'd just have to set it up with the right files again and redownload all your stuff.

    still, making a few backups on memory sticks and dropbox can't hurt
     
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    By the right files you mean my own otp file that is exclusive to my device or those files that I can get from the net anywhere like the luma files and extra
     
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    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    as far as i understood, once you have a9hl installed, you dont need otp anymore (appart maybe from updating a9hl in the future or something maybe). so you'd just have to put back the right folders and files from the end of the guide

    Files and folders to keep on your SD card:
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    files9
    hblauncher
    luma
    Nintendo 3DS
    arm9loaderhax.bin
    boot.3dsx
     
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    OK , I read that too. That means no file is special to my own 3ds ,all those files and folders ,I can make or get from the net anywhere . That's great
     
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    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    yep. still, just for convenience, it wouldn't hurt to buy 2 cheap usb sticks to backup everything and place them, say, where you put your games
     
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    I uploaded it to my external hard drives. And also to onedrive and google drive. They're tiny files so i figured why not.
     
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    The games and saves are special to your 3DS, however.
     
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    Uhhh... No. They can be both shared
     
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    thisisallowed 中国御宅族

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    I mean encrypted saves.
     
  16. DavidRO99

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    Encrypted as in?
     
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    The Nintendo 3DS folder.
     
  18. DavidRO99

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    You use JKSM to transfer saves... Please... just do your research
     
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    thisisallowed 中国御宅族

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    I know, I mean the Nintendo 3DS folder is unique to the 3ds.
     
  20. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    but if its gone, the console isn't beyond repair.
    you can still set everything up again. you'd lose saves if you didnt back those up, but the console doesnt become a useless brick