Transferring save file between retail cart and .cia file?

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  1. JasonMoh
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    JasonMoh Advanced Member

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    Hello, everyone, lately I have been playing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (MH4U).

    What I wanted to know is how to transfer save file between retail cart and .cia file.
    I have been playing in a retail cart and I have read some posts and I found this post.

    "1. Directly transferring retail carts with SDF requires CFW.

    Steps:
    2-1. Confirm that your retail cart save isn't either 6.0 encrypted or 128KB. Otherwise it's unsupported.
    2-2. If your cart save is 2.2 Card2 (such as Animal Crossing, to be notice that Pokemons are all 6.0 Card2 so unsupported), then just dump ROM and put it to GW-Red/MT-White card to use SDF to read it.
    2-3. If your cart save is 2.2 Card1 512KB, please dump both ROM and save, then put them into MT-White card to use SDF to read it. (GW can't recognize the save because saves aren't inside the Red card)."

    by MelonGX in https://gbatemp.net/threads/transfe...cia-game-with-save-data-transfer-tool.379420/

    I have SDF installed in CFW and when I try to export the save file after inserting retail cart and going into SDF, I see red letters "CTR - Broken". I don't know if MH4U is 6.0 encrypted but I know that it is 2.2 Card1 512KB because I checked with GW Rom Trimmer software and I backuped the save file from GW menu and save file size was 512KB. The problem is I do not have MT-White card but have GW-Red card.

    Is there a way to move save file from retail MH4U to .cia? If I can get through exporting save file from retail MH4U, I know how to do rest of the stuff.

    Also, if I decide to go back to retail card later, can I export save from .cia by SDF and use extracted save file in CFW's SDF to import it back to retail card?
     
  2. thorasgar

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  3. JasonMoh
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    JasonMoh Advanced Member

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    I looked into it and it seems I can't do anything about it.
    1. NTR CFW 2.0 is only for N3DS and Cubic Ninja. I have neither so this is not an option.
    2. NTR CFW 1.0 supports only GW firmware 2.2 and Emunand below v5.1.0. I have GW firmware 3.1.0 and Emunand v9.2.0.
    So, neither works out unless cell9 makes NTR CFW 2.0 compatible with old/regular 3ds and xl.
     
  4. thorasgar

    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-atorâ„¢

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    You haven't crossed over to the Dark Side have you?

    You can borrow a N3DS from a reputable retailer with a return policy such as Best Buy or Wally World. A little leg work and you can find a 9.2 black one. Of course you will need to purchase CN, I highly recommend getting it. I bought 3 @$30 each.

    Once you have it off the cart SDF takes over.
     

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