Questions regarding eshop purchased games/NNID and Emunand (with Ultra 3.0 and 9.2)

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by RenegadeKid, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. RenegadeKid
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    Hello everyone,


    Until now I have been playing with my 2DS (Firmware 9.2). I created a NNID and made a lot of purchases on the eshop.

    I would like to be able to play my current games and saves and at the same time be able to enjoy my Gateway and emunand.
    I heard that creating and formatting the emunand will erase all the data.


    So my questions are:

    a) What are actually my options? What are the best options ?

    b) I have another big SD card. Could I use the current one to play legit games and use another big SD card to enjoy the emunand? It seems to be the easiest and most convenient way, without messing up my games previously purchased.


    I really don't want to lose my games and saves, neither my NNID.


    Thank you, and I think this thread could be useful for others who are in the same situation too.
     
  2. Livin in a box

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    This question has been asked many times already and there are a couple of threads already open, including there being a section in the stickied FAQ by me that covers this.

    All you need to do is copy all of the data from your SD card to your PC, and then do the "Format emuNAND" from the Gateway Launcher menu. All of the data from the SD card will then be deleted, however now when you go to launch Gateway mode you will now be in emuNAND. You just now need to put your SD card back into your PC (it will now be called GATEWAYNAND) and go to the "Nintendo 3DS" folder, where there should be another folder of the same name. Paste your backup inside this secondmost folder, and now when you re-launch emuNAND, you should see all of your games from sysNAND available to play.

    EDIT: When copying your data back, inside the "Nintendo 3DS" folder if there is not another "Nintendo 3DS" folder, just paste your backup into this folder instead (just inside the one that is already there).
     
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  3. RenegadeKid
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    Hello and thank you for your answer.

    Sorry I didn't know it has been asked many times.


    a) When you say "copy all the data from your SD to your PC", it's just a simple copy and paste, no software is needed like win32 diskwriter, right?

    b) Well, what do you think is better?
    -Use one big SD card and create the emunand on it.
    -Or use another big SD card to install the emunand on it.

    c) The games previously purchased will be only playable on the systnand or are they also playable when you launch the emunand?

    Thank you !
     
  4. Livin in a box

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    A) Yes, you don't need to use that tool - just copy and paste everything.

    B) I would use 1 SD card, seeing as when I use emuNAND I never use the sysNAND, so I find it would be a bit of a waste.

    C) emuNAND is a copy of the sysNAND in its current state. When you copy your backup over, they should all appear on the Home menu as they were before. If you go back to sysNAND for whatever reason, they will also be there (unless you need to format the sysNAND later down the line, as some users do).

    On emuNAND, you will be able to re-download anything you need from the eShop as well, should you need to.
     
  5. Mthodmn101

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    I tried above but nothing is showing up on emunand. I backed up my SD card before formatting emunand and sysnand,


    on my sd card right now, i have the nintendo 3ds folder and inside that i have the folder for sysnand and the folder for emunand
     
  6. Sosainas

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    My NNID doesn't work on emuNAND, can't enter in eShop.
     
  7. Zarxrax

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    I'm running into the same issue here. I have copied the folder back over, but none of my stuff is showing up when I go into emunand, except dsi games, and they don't even work when I run them.