N3DS preparation for CFW and pre-installed game transfer

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by DinckelMan, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. DinckelMan
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    I just bought myself a N3DS with 10.7 and while i got everything needed to install my stuff I've got a question.

    The 3DS came with a pre-installed game on the SD card. How do i transfer this game or back it up before i wipe the card while settings up RedNAND? I cant access the eShop to bind the game to my account since it's not on the latest FW
     


  2. Ironknight

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    Use httpwn from the homebrew launcher, after that access the eshop from WITHIN THE HOMEBREW LAUNCHER. After that you are good to link the game to your account :)
     
  3. DinckelMan
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    It seems that the old eShop HB is only for 10.4 and lower. Gets stuck on yellow screen on 10.7
     
  4. Ironknight

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    Well then use the regular eshop. I had the same problem on 9.6, so I had to use the HB-eShop
     
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    Uh... He's not on the latest firmware...
     
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    1) Open ctr-httpwn through Homebrew Launcher
    2) Exit Homebrew Launcher to Home Menu without rebooting
    3) Open regular eShop
    4) ???
    5) Profit
     
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    I didn't realise there were two ways to use homebrew the access the eShop on a lower firmware. Thanks.
     
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  8. DinckelMan
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    Just tried doing this, the 3DS "freezes" when i press X. If i press the power button i get the "Keep this on if you want streetpass" screen. If i press Home from there it gets stuck there again until i press Power again.

    Edit: On the second attempt it completely froze without me even being able to reach the Power menu
     
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  9. KunoichiZ

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    It should be working if you exit to the Home Menu without rebooting. (using Start and whatever button the non-rebooting option is). Using the Power button just turns off ctr-httpwn. I don't know what to tell you because it worked for me when my Japanese n3DS was on 10.7 and I didn't want to update it.
     
  10. vb_encryption_vb

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    Make a backup of the sd card. Downgrade, make a backup of sysnand, use this as the backup you restore at the end of the guide.
     
  11. DinckelMan
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    Isn't there a possibility of me getting a new combination numbers for as the ID in the "Nintendo 3DS" folder?
     
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    Not if you restore the current nand with the current n3ds folder.
     
  13. DinckelMan
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    Looks like the N3DS wasn't as lucky with the downgrade and it crashed during one of the final steps. Oh well, nothing serious. Currently using the DSi-Ware downgrade.

    The following is mentioned in the Plailect's guide:
    • Move DSiWare titles when prompted!
    • Do NOT delete the target system's SD card contents when prompted

    The system transfer app says the following as soon as i select the source and the destination though:
    "The transfer process will replace all data on the target system with that of this system. All data on this system will then be deleted. Continue?"

    This is really contradictory and I am confused.
     
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    Meaning, that one of the consoles is going to be formated during the system transfer.
     
  15. DinckelMan
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    I get that, but should I press yes though?

    Sorry if I'm asking really silly questions but this is really confusing to me even though the main part of the guide is 100% self-explanatory and deeply detailed.
     
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    Alright so after all the pain with the transfer I've finally got to the dgTool menu and dumped my .bin from 11.0, but when I open it back and try to downgrade to 10.4 Native_Firm it gives me an error saying "Failure opening sd files" and I can't seem to find anything related to this
     
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    Oh no! It happens often that it crashes, have you at least tried to boot it without the SD?
     
  18. DinckelMan
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    After rebooting 5 million times and moving files here and there I'm finally running 11.0 with Luma :D
     
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    I think the problem is the way of sdiconhax works that it don"t let you return to the Home Menu, maybe he was using MenuHax and that caused the problem.
    But yes it works without other Homebrew Exploits to return for me also.
     
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    Which files did you have to move? I just realized that I may have deleted SD files on the target system when performing the system transfer and I'm running into the same "failure opening sd files" when trying to donwgrade to 10.4.

    I don't know how I missed the option!

    Do I have to do the system transfer all over again (meaning, wait a week)?
     
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