1. Kyhan

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    So, long story short, I damaged the motherboard of my n3DS XL. I've more or less given up on recovering the hardware, so the details are pointless, to be frank.

    So I'm turning my focus to the microSD. I bought Ultra Sun on the eShop, so the game and its data are currently in limbo on the microSD. I have a lot of pokémon from over 10 years of games locked in there, and I really don't want to lose them.

    I have never used Homebrew or Custom Firmware before, so I have no actual backups or the NAND of the original console.

    Here is what I DO have on-hand:
    -The microSD Card in question, 64GB, encrypted to the dead console. Backed up to my PC.
    -A 2DS XL, Firmware Version 11.13.0-45U
    -My old friendcode on the 2DS XL's Friend List
    -a 32 GB microSD encrypted to the 2DS XL, as well as a number of microSD cards currently not in use.
    -a PC with internet access.

    I've been told it's possible to do what I am looking for, but I have no idea where to start.

    What would be the best course of action to get access to my old save?
    Should I recover my NNID to the 2DS XL then Homebrew it?
    Or should I start with Homebrewing the 2DS XL? Should I even recover my NNID?
    Then, how do I go about decrypting the microSD, once I have CFW installed?
     
  2. lone_wolf323

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    Take a look at https://gbatemp.net/threads/extract...ontents-with-ninfs.499994/page-6#post-8756556 . But other than that. your card is likely screwed from being able to get any data back at all.
     
  3. Eveldee

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    If you have all the content of the old SD card and your old friend code (the one on the n3DS XL), you should be able to decrypt the content of the SD card using ninfs and the movable.sed of your old n3DS XL.

    You can get your movable.sed from this site, it may work, and it costs nothing to try
     
  4. Kyhan

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    Brutetforce Movable is requiring me to add their bot to the defunct console's Friend List. Another source told me I can use the 2DS instead of the bot. How do I do that?
     
  5. Kyhan

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    Update: I currently have the 2DS XL running CFW, and have obtained the movable.sed for the dead console. I've just installed WinFSP and ninfs to my PC via links provided by lone_wolf323 and eveldee.

    Having some trouble with extracting the Ultra Sun game and its saves from the dead console's microSD, but hopefully I can figure it out through trial and error. The guide in ihaveamac's thread about ninfs is a bit vague, so I'm assuming there is a learning curve. I am getting to the mounting portion, but the filesystem is no easier to navigate than from the microSD directly. Tips would be appreciated.
     
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  6. Eveldee

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    I guess you may need a tool like this to extract the game save, I can't help you much on this one, I never tried to do something like this
     
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