Sysnand help..

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  1. Takeshi666
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    is it safe to install fbi to sysnand and install gba cia files
     
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    Yes. It is safe. You can only do so using a patched version of sysNAND (rxMode for example)

    In fact.. before GBA VC will boot from emuNAND it MUST be installed to sysNAND.
     
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    so.. if i boot sysnand from rxtools and install fbi.cia. its then safe for me install gba.cia on sys and emunand?
     
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    To use FBI through sysNAND, you must be booted into rxMode or using pasta.. as unpatched sysNAND will NOT install anything using FBI.

    Thats just HOW its done.. regarding safety.. its safe, provided you know what youre installing/doing.
     
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    No. SD = Install to sdcard. Nand = Install to the nand you're currently in.
    So you have to boot to sysnand using rxtools or minipasta and install FBI there, then install the GBA VCs.
     
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    This is not true. Whether using emuNAND or sysNAND, both install to the SD.
    Thats why the "Nintendo 3DS" includes 2 folders if you have unlinked NANDs. One folder for linked.

    Of course im referring to how the older builds of FBI worked.
    The entire layout of FBI has changed, and since I only have sysNAND now,
    I cant really go in and see how I would perform that task with an older build to help as reference.

    Im pretty sure I installed to sysNAND from emuNAND before.
    Though I havent had an emuNAND in months, I dont really remember NEEDING rxMode for anything.
    And I never used pasta through HBL in my life. Unless im remembering wrong, which is possible.
    Thats the only reason I assmed NAND=sysNAND.
     
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    That's a really common misconception!!! Would be best to edit your post to take this incorrect information away before any noobs see it and believe it. There's enough trouble caused when noobs come up with this idea on their own.

    Some correct information:

    EmuNAND's 'NAND' is a partition on the SD card, sysNAND's 'NAND' is stored on the console. Both emuNAND's 'SD' and sysNAND's 'SD' are files on the main partition on the SD card. If unlinked, then they're separate folders inside the Nintendo 3DS folder, if linked they are the same.

    When you are in emuNAND and you install to 'NAND' you are installing to that small partition on the SD card. When in sysNAND, if you install to 'NAND' you are installing to the console itself. When in emuNAND if you install to 'SD', you are installing to emuNAND's folder inside the Nintendo 3DS folder, and if you install to 'SD' on sysNAND, to sysNAND's folder inside the Nintendo 3DS folder.
     
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    Well I was half right to start.. lol I couldnt remember or try myself without emuNAND anymore.
    I guess I DID use rxMode for that. Edited OG post, im too lazy to fix the rest.
    Nooblets beware. Or just all join the master race so we can stop having 9 of these threads a day, taking me back to New Years again.
     
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    If your using a9lh and have a nand backup, mess around and experiment as you please. I think before FBI used to allow installation to the sysnand (not 3ds folder) that caused bricks, especially on updating.
     
  10. nickwhit

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    Im curious now if im crazy or not. Cause I thought this was possible with older builds as well..