[QUESTION] How can this NAND be backed up?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by arm9enthusiast, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. arm9enthusiast
    OP

    arm9enthusiast Member

    Newcomer
    42
    3
    Apr 24, 2016
    Canada
    I had my friend "A9LH" their old 3DS and we got to the point in Plailect's guide where we created a redNAND through emuNAND9 and reformatted their sysNAND. However, when I had them make a backup of the redNAND, I found out that the SD card they were using was only 2GB so the file couldn't be made. sysNAND has already been reformatted which means this redNAND (which is linked to their NNID and has their legit games and stuff) remains only on the SD card. So, how can I get this redNAND backed up? My friend has no access to a Windows computer and the emuNAND tool I found for OS X didn't work, and I'm not familiar with how to properly image a storage device on Macs. I'm hoping I've glossed over something obvious.

    Alternatively, can my friend initiate a system transfer from this redNAND on their O3DS and transfer it to a redNAND on their N3DS? Both systems have 11.0 with A9LH. The only problem I might see with that is that the "Nintendo 3DS" folder won't fit on the source redNAND's SD card and I don't know if that'll cause a problem with the transfer or if I can just put that folder on the target redNAND's SD card and expect it to all work.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. TechAndrew

    TechAndrew Untitled

    Member
    232
    65
    Aug 6, 2015
    Canada
    Wherever I Am
    Unfortunately, you'll have to set up a Windows Virtual Machine.
    Otherwise, use a larger capacity SD card (they're pretty easy to find).
     
  3. arm9enthusiast
    OP

    arm9enthusiast Member

    Newcomer
    42
    3
    Apr 24, 2016
    Canada
    I thought about that but I'm not too familiar with how that works. Will have to learn if it comes to that I guess
    They have access to a 16GB SD card, it's just a matter of preserving/backing up the NAND that's tied to this card
     
  4. TechAndrew

    TechAndrew Untitled

    Member
    232
    65
    Aug 6, 2015
    Canada
    Wherever I Am
    In that case, you'd have to use Windows. Probably someone you know has a Windows computer you could borrow.
    If not, you'd have to set up a virtual machine (Getting Windows .iso Files is not illegal; Cracking them to circumvent activation, however, is illegal.)]
    Once you have acquired an .iso copy of Windows, simply get Virtual Box, make a new VM, call it anything, create a "Virtual Hard Disk" and attach the .iso file (similar to "Mounting" a DVD). Start the VM once you're ready and Windows installation will begin. Follow the steps and instructions, etc.
     
    Last edited by TechAndrew, Jul 3, 2016
  5. ih8ih8sn0w

    ih8ih8sn0w Koreaboo

    Member
    1,656
    720
    Aug 22, 2015
    United States
    Hell
    You might be able to just make an image of the sd card with some tool, and make sure its 2gb. It won't be just rednand, but it can somewhat get the job done...
     
  6. ih8ih8sn0w

    ih8ih8sn0w Koreaboo

    Member
    1,656
    720
    Aug 22, 2015
    United States
    Hell
    You might be able to just make an image of the sd card with some tool, and make sure its 2gb. It won't be just rednand, but it can somewhat get the job done...
     
  7. tvall

    tvall GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    270
    75
    May 12, 2014
    United States
    on osx, with rednand, you can just use dd in a terminal to backup the rednand. but im too drunk to remember what offset and such you needs. someone unix savy and sober should opefully chime in and help
     
  8. arm9enthusiast
    OP

    arm9enthusiast Member

    Newcomer
    42
    3
    Apr 24, 2016
    Canada
    Thanks for the replies! So obviously I'll need to learn how imaging and such works on a Mac for one option.

    Can I do a system transfer from one system to another (emuNAND to emuNAND) even if the "Nintendo 3DS" folder won't fit on the source emuNAND's SD card? If that's possible then I'll obviously just go with the easier route
     
  9. ih8ih8sn0w

    ih8ih8sn0w Koreaboo

    Member
    1,656
    720
    Aug 22, 2015
    United States
    Hell
    emunands are locked to the console. You can move one emunand to another sd card, but that is about it.