Hacking Secret Sector.bin doesn't exist?

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I'm following this guide:

https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-5-(arm9loaderhax)

I'm on section 2 where I got the link and it works but when I click select to install it tells me "error Secret_sector.bin doesn't exist or has a wrong size" and all I can do is shut down.

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what does that means? and how do I fix?

Do you have a folder named "a9lh" with three files in it (there should be more, but three from the .zip file) at the root of the SD card?
It is literally telling you that it cannot find the "secret_sector.bin" file which should be located inside the "a9lh" folder. All files should have been included in the .zip file (downloaded to confirm).
 
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Nevermind... I'm stupid. I didn't have the folder in the root somehow.

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Except now I'm having an issue a few steps later where it's telling me "SD is not formatted for EmuNAND" when trying to backup. I don't know what to format my SD card to because it never told me anything about that. Plus I don't want to lose all the data I have.
 

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Nevermind... I'm stupid. I didn't have the folder in the root somehow.

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Except now I'm having an issue a few steps later where it's telling me "SD is not formatted for EmuNAND" when trying to backup. I don't know what to format my SD card to because it never told me anything about that. Plus I don't want to lose all the data I have.
That means you don't have an emuNAND so there's nothing to backup. Don't do the "Move emuNAND" part.
 

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Do you have a folder named "a9lh" with three files in it (there should be more, but three from the .zip file) at the root of the SD card?
It is literally telling you that it cannot find the "secret_sector.bin" file which should be located inside the "a9lh" folder. All files should have been included in the .zip file (downloaded to confirm).
Mine is but its giving the same problem even though its on the a9lh folder
 

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I know this is an old thread but, what is secret_sector.bin and what does it do?

It was a file needed for arm9loaderhax
But is no longer needed for b9strap I believe.
Not sure but it’s prob so kind of identifiable key file and is needed to run the hack
 
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