[Tutorial] How to perform a System Transfer without losing non-legitimate titles

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  1. sks316
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    Nintendo 3DS System Transfer Tutorial by sks316​

    "How do I do a system transfer without losing my homebrew?"
    This is a question that seems to get asked a lot, so I figured I'd write a tutorial on how to do it to put an end to the countless threads.


    What You Need
    • The latest release of faketik (the .3dsx file)

    Instructions
    1. Ensure that both of your devices are updated by going to System Settings, then “Other Settings”, then going all the way to the right and using “System Update”.
      • Updates while using boot9strap and Luma3DS are safe. However, please make sure the Luma3DS version is 9.1 or newer before updating.
      • If you are on arm9loaderhax (Luma3DS v7.0.5 or older), please follow A9LH to B9S.
      • If this gives you an error, set your DNS settings to “auto”.
      • If this still gives you an error, follow CTRTransfer, then try updating again.
    2. Perform a PC-based System Transfer as normal.
    3. Install Luma3DS and boot9strap on your new system with Plailect's 3DS Hacks Guide.
      • If your system already has boot9strap installed, this step is not required.
    4. Power off your device.
    5. Insert your SD card into your computer.
    6. Create a folder named '3ds' on the root of your SD card if it does not already exist.
    7. Copy faketik.3dsx to the /3ds/ folder on your SD card.
    8. Reinsert the SD card into your device.
    9. Power on your device.
    10. Open the Homebrew Launcher.
    11. Launch faketik from the list of homebrew.
    12. Wait patiently while faketik generates new tickets for your non-legitimate applications and games.
      • This may take some time if you have a lot of non-legitimate applications or games. Please be patient.
    13. Once it finishes, press START or B to exit.
    14. Close the Homebrew Launcher and return to the HOME Menu.

    Your non-legitimate titles should now appear on the HOME Menu. They may be wrapped. If you have a lot of titles, you can mass-unwrap them with Cthulhu. As for your save data, it should still be intact when you start your games.

    If anything is wrong with this guide, please let me know, either by replying or via DM. Thank you.
     
    Last edited by sks316, Feb 23, 2019
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    You have to die before you can wake.
    missing a slight detail, for new people anyways,
    step one, before all that, luma needs to be updated to 9.1 before they update their systems to the latest ninty fw
     
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  3. sks316
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    Thanks, I've updated the first step. Forgot about that. :lol:
     
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    Nother thing. Should mention that if they are on A9lh, they should look at updating to b9s before updating to 11.9. Ive seen the odd one where a9lh works on 11.9 and others where they need to use ntrboot if they do that and cannot launch their console.
     
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    sks316 Meloetta, the Melody Pokémon!

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    One would think this shouldn't be a problem today.
     
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    You would think. But some ppl dont seem to have a brain and have done just that before.
     
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  7. sks316
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    Okay, I updated it again.
     
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    nice tutorial !!
    i'll bookmark this
     
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  9. TurdPooCharger

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    For DSiWare,
    1. GodMode9, hold (R) shoulder and press (A) on [2:] SYSNAND TWLN Search for titles.
    2. Hold (L) shoulder and press (RIGHT) d-pad to highlight select all titles in yellow.
    3. Press (A) → TMD file options... → Build CIA (legit) → etc.
      • This will dump system titles and Nintendo eShop purchased titles.
    4. Press (A) on one the yellow selected titles → TMD file options... → Build CIA (standard) → etc.
      • This will dump pirated titles and homebrew apps.
    5. Press (B), go back into [2:] SYSNAND TWLN → hold (R)-shoulder and press (A) on title → Copy to 0:/gm9/out.
    6. On a computer, go in the sdmc:/gm9/out/title directory. Using the file explorer's search bar, delete all files with these extensions:
      • APP
      • CMD
      • TMD
    7. On the target system, FBI install all the DSi and DSiWare titles.
    8. GodMode9 → 0:/gm9/out/title → press (Y) to [CLIPBOARD] select the folder.
      • Press (SELECT) if selection is incorrect.
    9. Back out with (B) button. Go in the [2:] SYSNAND TWLN press (Y) → Copy path(s) ... → Overwrite files(s) etc.
      • This will import all the save files.
     
    Last edited by TurdPooCharger, Mar 2, 2019
  10. ImmortalZypther

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    Does this include .cia files that you made yourself?
     
  11. TurdPooCharger

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    Are you talking about 3DS titles found on the SD card? Those stay on the card when you System Transfer. You just gotta restore their fake tickets after the transfer.

    For TWLN titles, you mean like official DSi games that were never available on the 3DS Nintendo eShop? Did you convert DSiWare *.nds roms into DSiWare *.cia roms and installed on your system?
    Yes. the DSi game & save backup and reinstall will work for those too.
     
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  12. ImmortalZypther

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    I'm fairly sure I'm just talking about the 3DS titles found on the SD card from installing .cia files with FBI
    Thanks for answering my question!
     
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