Restore N3DS with sysNAND after DSiWare transfer?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Kevbotty, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. Kevbotty
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    Kevbotty Advanced Member

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    I'm running 11.5 on my N3DS with b9s and cfw and all that stuff. I want to help out my brother, who is running stock on 11.5, and use the system transfer to give him b9s as well. But I want to keep all the stuff I have now. If I do a NAND backup with gm9 and then do the transfer, can I then restore my NAND and have b9s back and all the settings and things from the backup? What will I not be able to restore after I system transfer to his system? And side question: is there a way to save the games I have that I got from .cia? Or will I have to redownload them one-by-one? Thanks.
     
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  2. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko O_o

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    Don't know how it is with installed games and sysnand backup, but it should be fully working after sysnand restore.
     
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  3. Quantumcat

    Quantumcat Dead and alive

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    You can do this but:
    - you'll lose your NNID (you can try calling Nintendo and asking them to put it back)
    - if both of you play online at the same time you'll be banned (to prevent this make your brother format the console after installing CFW)
     
  4. proflayton123

    proflayton123 Sakura思い

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    The cons above can be avoided when ntrboothax is released but there is no current ETA of release.
     
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  5. Kevbotty
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    Kevbotty Advanced Member

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    So I just click and drag the sysnand .bin file onto the sd card and I have all my cfw and other things back (aside from game files)? I haven't seen a definitive way of doing a nand restore, so I'm assuming you just put the file onto the card
     
  6. Petraplexity

    Petraplexity Fidget-Spinning Spicy Memelord™

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    Doing a NAND backup and a full SD card backup should have you covered.
    After you're done, just restore the NAND backup using GodMode9 (or Hourglass9 if you need a very simple, noobproof method), delete all the files from your SD card, and then copy your files from the SD card backup. It should be working (mostly) as it was before the process.
    The only caveats are the ones Quantumcat mentioned.
    Good luck!
     
  7. DrkBeam

    DrkBeam GBAtemp Fan

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    If you really need your nnid back you should do a system transfer 7 days after the original transfer back to your system
     
  8. Kevbotty
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    Kevbotty Advanced Member

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    Thank you for the step-by-step! So I will still have access to cfw (but more importantly gm9) after the transfer? Otherwise I wouldn't be able to restore the backup, I'm assuming. That's really my main question here. Sorry for the noob here, but I just want the important details worked out.
     
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  9. DrkBeam

    DrkBeam GBAtemp Fan

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    System transfer doesn't erase b9s, nothing can overwrite it unless it is a payload like godmode, even though there are a lot of safety measures that prevents it
     
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  10. Kevbotty
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    Kevbotty Advanced Member

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    Thank you very much for the help! I always appreciate the people on here who are patient with us beginners
     
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