Save transfers

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  1. ianuk2005
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    ianuk2005 Member

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    Hi,

    I currently have aureinand on 10.7 sysnand. And I would like to transfer some saves from retail versions off my old 3ds if possible.

    Can anyone help me out i know theres some save managers for backing up 3tc but not sure if they are applicable to my situation.

    I have 2 types of games that i would like to transfer that were used on my old bricked 3ds on v9.5.

    1. Retail carts e.g. pokemon y, mario kart 7 etc. I assume the saves or all on the carts?

    2. Eshop titles from a bricked 3ds, i have a backup of the files on the sd card.

    Thanks
     
  2. Arubaro

    Arubaro Soulspace Guardian

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    There are exceptions, but all cart games store their saves on the cart, so you can use svdt or similar to dump/inject saves (you need at least homebrew access to do this)

    On the other side, I think there is no way of restoring the saves on your bricked 3ds or its backup files.
     
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  3. ianuk2005
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    Thanks i've managed to transfer my cart saves using svdt.

    I've just had a quick try doing a filename search for the save files for my eshop content on my backup with no luck. I guess they are stored within a different file and possibly encrypted, possibly within console specific encryption? Interested to know exactly how/where they are stored.
     
  4. Arubaro

    Arubaro Soulspace Guardian

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    Yes, they're encrypted.
    When you format your system through system settings, your system generates a new movable.sed (I think it's stored on the nand), which is a file used to encrypt all in the nintendo 3ds/ID0/ID1 folder (everytime you format, you'll see that the system generates a new folder with different garbage-names on your nintendo 3ds folder).

    So that's why if you backup your SD, makes a system format and then paste back your SD content, you will not be able to read that SD content you just paste.
    A way to recover that SD content would be to reinject the nand.bin (a file that you can dump, that store system titles, and other unique info) dumped before the system format in addition of the SD content.

    I'm not an expert, but this is more or less how it works
     
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  5. MelonGx

    MelonGx GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    They are gone forever. EXCEPT

    - You have bricked 9.5's movable.sed backup

    or

    - You have both bricked 9.5's NAND and FAT16 XORPAD

    If you have neither of them, the saves are gone forever.