Question Unlinking nands

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by AliceOnDrugs, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. AliceOnDrugs
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    AliceOnDrugs Member

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    Hello guys, yesterday I made my emunand with sx 2.1 and everything went fine, but I don't understand what unlinking nands is and if it's necessary. Only got one sd card and I'm pretty confused right now about this.

    Can someone explain me what the band unlinking means and whether or not it's necessary?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. reminon

    reminon GBAtemp Fan

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    At least in the 3ds days, linked nands shared saves, installed games, and such. If you format one, both get formatted. If you unlink them, both get their own directories respectively. Allowing for a cleaner emunand experience.
     
  3. Kukielka

    Kukielka GBAtemp Regular

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    Highly recommend NOT using SX OS "emunand".
    Since there are about 20 threads about this topic i wont go into further detail.
     
  4. Dustii

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    Link a few ;) The only thread I can remember is one that came to the conclusion that's it perfectly fine to use the current implementation of emuNAND.
     
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  5. Kukielka

    Kukielka GBAtemp Regular

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  6. jajamundo

    jajamundo GBAtemp Regular

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    Ok this is the ONLY thread you need to read

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/how-does-sx-os-emunand-work.518936/

    This is the only one with really answers and not just expecullations

    Is always better to unlink your Nands. Use your emuNand to all your homebrew stuffs (XCI, NSP, etc) and your sysNand to all your legit stuffs. It actaully works like the 3DS, but you'll need two separates SD cards. One for your sysNand and the otherone for your emuNand (Not totally sure if you actually can use one SD for boths Nands)

    In order to unlink Nands just restore to a factory reset your sysNand. It keep all your files to your emuNand
     
  7. thaikhoa

    thaikhoa GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You have to unlink them. The reason is when linking Sysnand and Emunand will share the same Nintendo folder on your SD while having different ticketblobs. When Emunand installed more games than Sysnand, all of them on Emunand will be archived completely when trying to access Sysnand after a deep reboot, access Data Management or download game on eShop. Because Sysnand's ticketblob doesn't recognize the installed data.

    Thus, we need to unlink them. When booting to a wrong nand with wrong Nintendo folder, the system will ask you to DELETE rather than DELETE without asking when linking nands.
     
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