updating sysnand?

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  1. Suthek
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    I have 4.2 installed right now on my o3ds xl.
    I'd like to update to something higher.

    If I remove my SD card, then boot into sysnand, can I use a *.3ds game to update my sysnand?
    Any *.3DS games that get me to 9.2?
     
  2. Oishikatta

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    No, you'll brick your 3DS by trying that. You can safely get to 4.5 like that though, but you probably want higher than that.
     
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    How do I legitimately get to something higher than 4.5 without bricking? Why would updating my sysnand brick it? :(
     
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    You can't update sysnand from a rom higher than 6.x. You can update it from an actual game cart or sky, but make sure you have an exploitable browser installed first.
     
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    Oh! I have a nand dump of 8.1 or something like that.
    I made it before I downgraded. Can I just restore it?
     
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    Shouldn't you tell what you hope to get out of your 3DS so somebody might recommend what firmware you should update to?
     
  7. Suthek
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    I want to install clean cia's to my sysnand.. These clean games require higher nands. (pokemon alpha sapphire for example.)
     
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    You can restore it from the gateway menu!
     
  9. Suthek
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    I just see a "backup system nand" option in the GW menu. What option do I choose for restore?
     
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    Go ahead and GW restore your 8.1 as long as you're double certain it really is 8.1.

    Edit: Press UP on D-pad while selecting downgrade. Make sure NAND.BIN is on your big sdmc root.
     
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    Well it's definitely lower than 9.2 :)
    It was in the 8's.
    Restoring now!!! :)

    Thanks everyone.

    To install clean cia's, do I boot "classic mode" (with no emunand formatted) or do I boot "gateway mode" (with no emunand formatted)?
     
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    To install anything your need gateway in hack mode. (gateway mode.)
     
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    and I was wrong. It was in the 6's.
    I'm at 6.2 now though. So I guess that's closer to my end goal. ^.^
     
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    You want to use very slow browser exploit every time to boot GW mode just to play 6-7 games from sysnand? Really?
     
  15. Suthek
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    I have an N3DS with Emunand for my main gaming sessions. basically turning my O3DS into a sysnand machine to play clean cias. (I'm bored. I find tinkering more fun than the games themselves.)

    So I'm at 6.2 sysnand.
    I removed the SD. deleted the 1gb emunand partition.
    Formatted the full 4gb stick as a fat32 32byte.
    I turn my 03DS on. I boot to GW menu.
    I click gateway mode.
    and then it's black screen. Nothing happening.

    I must be missing something? I thought gateway mode works in sysnand?
     
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    Forgot to put launcher.dat back on the stick. :)

    Wrong. Never mind, you made it to GW menu.

    Red card slotted with a mSD ?
     
  17. Suthek
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    Yep. Red card is working fine with my N3DS right now.
     
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    To clarify. N3DS is fine... booting into Emunand.

    Still haven't gotten my O3DS to boot into GW Mode sysnand.
    Formatting Emunand on the 6.1 machine to make sure I'm not crazy.

    EDIT**
    Formatted Emunand. (6.2 not 6.1)
    Boots into Emunand fine but the second I use a clean SD card it won't boot into GW Mode with Sysnand.
    Using Launcher 3.1.1

    Is there an older launcher I should be using?