Restore emunand help? (a9lh)

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  1. Kikirini
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    Kikirini Zelda Fangirl

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    I have followed Plailect's guide on installing a9lh on my n3ds. Everything went well, so far a9lh has installed like a dream.

    I backed up my emunand.bin with emunand tool before I started the process. Now I'm on the "Move Emunand" part of the guide. I put my emunand.bin into the "files9" folder, booted into Hourglass9, and I'm trying to restore my emunand to sysnand... but it keeps telling me "no usable file found!"

    Can anyone help me with this?
     
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    Try backing it up with Hourglass9 again. Maybe there's something wrong with the way emuNAND tool does it.
     
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    That I'm a little nervous about doing, since the emunand is on a different sd (I was moving to a bigger sd when I started the a9lh process). Will putting that old sd in mess with the a9lh at all?
     
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    You can start the process with your main card and put the old card in when it does the dump. It will let you know when you can change cards.
     
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    ...I feel like a total noob for asking, but how do I do that? I just tried and there was no prompt to remove my sd. It just started backing up my new (non-emunand) card.
     
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    Hmm. Maybe try emuNAND9. It was the original with this functionality, it got ported to Hourglass9 later.

    In about to sleep, but if you don't work it out before the morning I'll see what version I have on my console (so you can download that one) and make sure it has that prompt.
     
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    That for some reason didn't work either. It also just started backing up my new card, without prompting me to switch. I'm wondering if it's worth risking it to just switch them on my own when I get to the backup part...
     
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    I tried both emuNAND9 and Decrypt9 and both didn't let me change SD cards :unsure: I'll try putting on Hourglass9 this evening.

    Meanwhile, why not put arm9loaderhax.bin and the luma folder on the SD card with the emuNAND you want to back up, and boot with it. Then you'll be able to back up your emuNAND for sure.
     
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    Kikirini Zelda Fangirl

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    Thanks for your help. What I ended up doing was unmounting the new sd in hourglass9, switching to the old one, unmounting that as well and THEN doing a backup. Thankfully everything's restored and as it was before the move.
    I think I'll probably report this to the hourglass9/etc threads, since things would be simpler if the switch sd feature was still included.
     
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