N3DS Firmware 9.6. How to make Nand backup before downgrade

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  1. MSearles
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    How do I make a SysNand backup if I'm currently on firmware 9.6? I want to downgrade to 9.2, but want to make a backup first.
     
  2. Nba_Yoh

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    You need a hardmod for that.
     
  3. Filo97

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    or you simply don't.
     
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    So I just don't make a backup, and hope that the downgrade works?
     
  5. daxtsu

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    You'd need a hardmod to do that. Dumping the NAND requires ARM9 to be exploited, and we have no public ARM9 exploit above 9.2 (NTRCardHax doesn't really count yet, for those who might mention it).

    Edit: That's slightly mistaken. We have firmlaunchhax up until 9.4, but that still won't help you.
     
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    What about EmuNand9 and Decrypt9? They make nand backups, although only on firmwares 9.2 or below.
     
  7. Nba_Yoh

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    You have to downgrade and then backup.
     
  8. Ericjwg

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    even the downgrading failed...
    go ahead and force your 3ds upgrade to 10.6.... redo the upgrade process with the new sysupdater
     
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    FIRMWARES 9.2 OR BELOW!!!
     
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    he was dreaming when post that:)
     
  11. MSearles
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    Why would i upgrade to 10.6? Why wouldn't I just downgrade from 9.6 to 9.2?
     
  12. Ericjwg

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    because you are FK scared of brick your 3ds!!!!
    if you failed downgrade from 9.6 to 9.2, and can't even boot up into home menu, force upgrade to 10.6 is your only options.(but, u need game entry for HBL on 10.6)
     
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    Calm down.
     
  14. squall14716

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    Taking a backup is always a good idea. Unfortunately, it just isn't possible to get a NAND backup without first getting to 9.2 or having a hardmod. Thankfully, if you are using the correct version of sysUpdater and the right 9.2 update pack, the risk of a hard brick is negligible.
     
  15. MSearles
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    The Sysupdater version you supplied would be the correct version then?