Updating Native Firmware Version to EmuNAND Firmware Version

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  1. Deboog
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    Now that 9.2 support is right around the corner for Gateway, I've been thinking about how I'm going to update my 4.4 3ds with 9.2 emuNAND to a native 9.2 while keeping all of my games (and ideally saves as well.) Yes, I know Gateway told us to stay on 4.x, and I intend to, but if Gateway gives us the greenlight to update to 9.2 so we'll be able to play all our GBA and DSi games I want to be ready.

    Here's the deal: I system transferred data from my old 3DS to the emuNAND of my 3DS XL. The account associated with my native NAND is different than the account associated with my emuNAND. Titles from emuNAND do not appear on the native NAND menu. If I update native NAND, what will happen? Will Nintendo in the process realize the native NAND's account is defunct and update the 3DS to the new account? Will Nintendo throw out my emuNAND account with all of my legitimate downloads + ambassador games that I own? Even if it goes without a hitch, will I be able to somehow hold onto my saves?

    I can think of one workaround. If I can get a spare 3DS, I can transfer from my emuNAND to that 3DS, factory reset the original 3DS XL, and then transfer back to the original 3DS XL. That would involve wiping the data of the spare 3DS though, and I'm not sure my friends would be too happy with that. :unsure:
     
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    I'm in a similar boat but I still have my old 3ds, so my situation is way easier.
    What about those stores that let you return your purchase for any reason in a 7 day window? Could you buy a 3ds, do your transfers and return it?
     
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    double post :V
     
  4. yuyuyup

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    Fuck no
     
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    For you:
    I think you can delete the account for your 4.5.

    Plus, 4.5 isn't associated to NNID, so that's another thing.

    Never been in your 2 accounts on one 3DS situation before..



    Workaround for other users:

    Not sure how well this will work.
    The reason for not losing the games, is probably because of the saves right?

    1. All the games on your home dashboard that you want to keep the save, create a cart2/nand-saving rom for them.
    2. Use savedatafiler to insert the saves from your SD -> CTR (this process might take a while)
    3. backup the folders in your SD card (just in case), and take them out, including whatever save files you may have had
    4. Try to play the cart2 roms you created, make sure all the saves got transferred

    after the update

    5. link back the same NNID (if remotely possible)
    6. install the previous games.
    7. use savedatafiler to transfer the saves back.
     
  6. Neptune

    Neptune GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    use win32diskimage and write your 1gb emunand partition to your sysnand using a flash cable. That's how I've been getting around it. Backup 4.x, update to newest firmware, then use the tool to copy the nand image onto your emunand on your SD. works great.
     
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  7. sj33

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    If the 9.2 support doesn't include support for EmuNAND then you'll be stuck on 9.2 even if Gateway update EmuNAND support. Seems better to not update.
     
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    How about just waiting for the GW update to come out so that you can know the disadvantages of being on 9.x? There's a reason they told those on 4.x not to update.
     
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    I'm betting it's because the 9.x will use the 6.x+ save keys so the saves will not be compatible. At least, I hope. It would be so easy to export/import the saves using SaveDataFiler though.
     
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    Still though, people should wait until it's confirmed that the new 9.2 support also includes EmuNAND. They'll only be disappointed if they update to 9.2 and find out they're stuck with that firmware.