Retain System time through power loss

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  1. LinkSoraZelda
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    If you remove the battery, time gets reset. I know that this is how the system keeps track of time while it is powered off, but is there any way to preserve the time instead of it resetting to 1/1/11?
    I know an answer will be 'don't remove the battery", that's not helping.
    (It takes holding the power button for 15 secs for the system to shut down from a freeze, removing the battery and it's done like that. Plus I'm on n3DS.)
     
  2. Xiphiidae

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    Sadly, no.
    You've answered your own question.
     
  3. LinkSoraZelda
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    It's not an "end all, be all" solution however.
    Using Dev Apps like CONFIG you can change the default reset to any custom date.
     
  4. Xiphiidae

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    Your only solutions are to:
    1. Not remove the battery.
    2. Just deal with changing the date when you take out the battery. Or,
    3. Set the default reset date to one very recent and do this regularly.

    There's no way to make the system change the default reset date to whatever the current date is when it freezes.
     
  5. Xenon Hacks

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    Ripping the battery out is never a good idea you can cause a short
     
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    LinkSoraZelda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    It's a good enough solution for me. Plus, the battery board is seperate from the rest of the motherboard, so worst case scenario, I have to replace that.
    I'm already planning to hardmod (general term, not NAND mod) my system for a ton of stuff.
     
  7. Tomato Hentai

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    What's up with people ripping the batteries out of their n3DSes anyways? I've heard a lot of people mentioning it lately.
     
  8. Real_Redwolf

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    Seriously? Does that only happen if you take out the battery while the system is on or can it happen when you take it out in general?
     
  9. Tomato Hentai

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    I'm pretty sure it can only happen while it's on, but I could be wrong.
     
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  10. Real_Redwolf

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    That's what I thought, but I wasn't completely sure of it.
     
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