Hacking N3DS preparation for CFW and pre-installed game transfer

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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
 

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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
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 :)
 

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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 :)

It seems that the old eShop HB is only for 10.4 and lower. Gets stuck on yellow screen on 10.7
 

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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


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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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
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.
 

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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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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.


Meaning, that one of the consoles is going to be formated during the system transfer.
 

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Meaning, that one of the consoles is going to be formated during the system transfer.

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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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.
Oh no! It happens often that it crashes, have you at least tried to boot it without the SD?
 

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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.
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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After rebooting 5 million times and moving files here and there I'm finally running 11.0 with Luma :D
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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