Restoring NAND backup problems, can't figure this out!

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Rob Eich, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Rob Eich
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    So I've been following the tutorial here, which I noticed after backing up my NAND and formatting the card that (it wasn't very clear in the tutorial) they stressed backing up NAND (I did that), but not so much backing up EVERYTHING on your SD card first. So I figured in the next steps we must be resotring that, right? No.

    So now I have a NAND backup of everything (tons of ROMS, custom stuff, etc.) and Gateway. I'm restoring it through Gateway Menu's "Restore System Nand" from NAND.bin on my SD root, and the red progress bar goes all the way to "Done!".
    But then I restart my N3ds, and looks like nothing happened. Exactly the same as it was before (but not THE "before" that I need).

    So where is this process going wrong? The tutorials give like 3 steps at most and make it sound easy as pie if you have a NAND backup.
    All help would be greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. Yangarang

    Yangarang GBAtemp Regular

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    Games, themes etc. aren't stored in NAND, they're stored in the Nintendo 3DS folder on your SD card
     
  3. CrispyYoshi

    CrispyYoshi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Indeed. If you don't have the original Nintendo 3DS folder backed up, you've pretty much lost your files.
     
  4. Rob Eich
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    Ah shit, well thanks. I appreciate it very much so I can just move on nowf and stop trying to do the impossible.