Upgrading SD card after hacking Old 3DS XL

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  1. JohnX5
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    Hello. I followed the instructions in this video:
    I'm on 11.2.0 on an Old 3DS XL, using the 4GB SD card I got with the device.
    Now that I've managed to get all this stuff, I'm thinking about upgrading the SD card to a bigger one.
    I don't know how to do this and I'm not sure if it would be exactly the same way as some of the old guides floating around.
    If you know the correct way to do this without much messing around, I'd appreciate sharing the method.
    I have a few games and save data and I'm wondering if those would also be transferred in that way.
    Ultimately I'm hoping this is a time when a simple drag-and-drop (or close to that) is all that needs to be done.
     
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    Yeah, just copy your files to the new one.
     
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    Did you try that or did you read about that somewhere?
     
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    https://3ds.guide/faq

    Q: How do I move to a new SD card at the end of this?
    A: Just copy all the files to the new SD card.

    Its in the official guide and I've done it myself..
    But seeing as your followed that video guide, I guess you didn't read through the Faqs
     
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  5. Sumea

    Sumea Disco Ninja Frog

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    If you have A9LH all you need is to copypaste EVERYTHING on your 3DS.
    A9LH will not boot right if the arm9haxloader.bin is not present in the root of the card. Your Luma stuff is in Luma folder so, better have that around, and your Nintendo 3DS Folder is the official folder including all your installed titles for 3DS, games, homebrew, etc, so better copy that so you have your FBI etc. around.

    If for whatever reason having made sure you copied these files to the new card and it will not work; there is few things to additionally make sure:
    Test the SD card for being broken in some way. If it seems to work fully reformat the SD card, making sure it's formatted to FAT32.
    IF YOU GOT A 64gig XDHC or larger XDHC - these indeed do seem to work on 3DS systems but you YOURSELF have to format them into FAT32 manually with your PC, Windows will not let you do this at all from command line or the main explorer, so you have to use a third party tool, and not even SDformatter as that too defaults to formatting in exFAT that 3DS does not support.

    That is all, go forth and win.
     
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    I deleted everything before hacking it. So long story short: copy pasting 100% of the content of my 4GB SD card to a new one will work, right?
    I think I'm going to get a 32GB SDHC card. First thing I'll do is format it to FAT32 and then transfer everything from the 4GB SD card to a folder, then plug that SD card out and plug in the 32GB one and transfer everything from the folder.
    Are you sure Windows 10 doesn't let you format SD cards? do you know of a good program for this on Windows 10?

    thank you. i checked this website before going through with the video instead. it seems they're based on the same method.
     
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    Windows 10 will let you format a 32GB card as FAT32. You only need a program if you're formatting a card higher than 32GB.
     
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    Sumea Disco Ninja Frog

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    32 gig cards are default to FAT32, they shit formatted to FAT32 and windows will let you format them to FAT 32, I said quite specifically that only from 64gig and larger you need to do extra shenanigans because it is not officially advised to use XDHC standard cards and their sizes formatted to FAT32.

    And yes copypasting everything will work. If it does not you just missed something.
     
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    thank you! do you think this card will do https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultr...8&qid=1483720414&sr=8-1&keywords=SDSDUNB-032G ?
     
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    Yeah, looks good to me
     
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    that's good, it's just some people only use videos, and while that video might be totally good today, tomorrow someone might find a serious bug, something that causes a brick, etc and whoops too late, the video's out there. gotta make a new video. OR leave it up and let people brick. even if you add annotations, those can be disabled. it's bad. you can still find loads of videos using old, outdated, and even dangerous methods all over youtube.
     
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    Yeah, I think that's about the best SD card you can get for the 3DS. You can use bigger SD cards if you format them as FAT32, but they have a slight speed bottleneck (nothing that should stop you, though). It natively works and is officially supported as it's already FAT32, and it's Class 10 UHS-1.
     
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  13. Sumea

    Sumea Disco Ninja Frog

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    There seriously should not be anything about changing a SD card that can brick your system, the most you can these days do is to not copy Arm9HaxLoader and that is not a brick, that will just make your console shutdown right away because that is what A9LH does without a bootable .bin.

    Even in olden days you could not really brick but you had to copy over your emunand to a new card which was - not funky at all.
     
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    yeah i'm talking about video hacking guides in general, like the one linked in the thread
     
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    ItsMetaKnight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I wonder when will people finally stop following insecure YouTube tutorials. 3ds.guide is all you need.
     
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    Awesome! btw, how do you know it's already FAT32?
    I know what you mean. I looked at the date of the video, and I checked the comments, and it seemed to be good so I went with it. Fortunately, it was good enough that I succeeded, and the couple problems I had, had solutions in the comments section already.
     
  17. Flame

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    that would make too much sense