Question Upgrading SD card on freshly installed CFW - emuNAND/sysNAND confusion

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by dangobear, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. dangobear

    dangobear Member

    Nov 3, 2019
    United Kingdom
    I've just installed CFW by following (fusee-gelee method) and everything looks good so far, but I've realised there's a high chance that I'll want a bigger SD card in the future, so it's probably better to swap to a bigger card now, when there's nothing on the current one.

    By following the guide above, I have these backed up:
    Hekate ‘Tools > Backup eMMC > eMMC BOOT0 & BOOT1’
    Hekate ‘eMMC RAW GPP’

    After googling I've found two storage upgrade methods - either simply copy everything to a new SD card, or partioning if it's emuNAND(?) I'm not sure which one I have :unsure:

    When I go to Hekate > Launch there are 3 options:
    CFW (EMUMMC) - I've only used this option
    Stock (SYSNAND)

    What's also confused me is another guide's two options of "emuNAND CFW (Recommended)" and "sysNAND CFW (Not Recommended)" and choosing "emuNAND CFW (Recommended)" contains an additional step using MiniTool Partition Wizard, which wasn't in

    As the guide I followed didn't mention partition wizard, am I correct to assume that I don't have emuNAND and can just copy everything to a new SD card?

    According to the link above, one of the pros of using emuNAND is "Pros of using emuNAND over sysNAND CFW: Installing game cartridge dumps without "dirtying" sysNAND, allowing sysNAND to be used online without ban risk."

    Should I be concerned about keeping the sysNAND "clean" and if I don't have emuNAND, is it worth reverting to stock and starting over?

    Basically, I'm very confused atm and would really appreciate any clarification. Thanks! :)
  2. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Legend

    Aug 6, 2017
    United States
    New York City
    Yes, the first guide does not give you emuMMC so you do not have it yet. And its only worth the effort if you see the value in not being banned which is pretty easy to do with emuMMC nowadays anyways.
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  3. dangobear

    dangobear Member

    Nov 3, 2019
    United Kingdom
    I've already figured it out. Thank you though :D
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