Recovering saves from a lost NAND?

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  1. troa11
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    troa11 Older Than You

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    I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but I wanted to check. A friend of mine sent in his 3DS for service and kept the SD card himself. He got back a new unit on a new NAND, so none of his SD content is recognized by the new system. Redownloading software is not an issue, but is there any homebrew or PC utility method to recover his previous saves? I've got a full Luma A9LH 3DS at my disposal to help, but all the methods I know to extract and restore saves require being on a NAND that is tied to those saves.

    Many thanks to anyone who knows anything worth knowing about this.
     
  2. cheuble

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    He didn't have a NAND backup?
     
  3. Firemoon

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    You can actually use savedatafiler with the old SD card to extract em.
     
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    He didn't have any home brew at all.

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    Just use savedatafiler buddy.
     
  7. cheuble

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    I guess he's screwed then.

    I'll not work
     
  8. N7Kopper

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    If your buddy didn't get his SD stuff back, the movable.sed must have been lost. Part of what that file is responsible for is the encryption of the system's installed CIAs and their save data, as well as system extra data. A similar thing happened to me with my old system. NAND was fried, presumably after Ninty mucked up a charger port repair. But this movable.sed is actually sent to Nintendo's servers when you connect to them. It's also a unique identifier. (When you System Transfer, the encryption hash is moved over, but altering any part of it yourself is not a good idea)

    The difference between me and your friend is that my SD data still worked. If your mate had an NNID, try asking Nintendo if they can fix this problem you're having.
     
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