What are the advantages and disadvantages of linked and unlinked EmuNANDs?

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  1. bunny5390
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    As in,

    1. What are the advantages and disadvantages that come with keeping SysNAND and EmuNAND linked? I've heard the thing about Data Management deleting invalid installations, does this mean I'll have to back up my SD card if I want to manage StreetPass titles?

    2. What are the advantages and disadvantages that come with unlinking SysNAND and EmuNAND? I've heard that there are some things about Savedatafiler compatibility, and I take it that purchases made on one NAND can't be used on the other.


    Thank you!
     


  2. MattKimura

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    As far as I know

    Advantage [Linked]: The ability to dump xorpads or whatever and create cia files.

    Disadvantage[Linked]: Every time you unwrap a gift, it will re-wrap itself next time you boot emunand. Also, Whenever you create an internet connection in emunand, it will also make one in sysnand (Not what you want, but easily fixed by deleting the conneciton on sysnand)



    Now the advantages and disadvantages of unlinked:

    Advantage: No more gift wrapping issue, everything will stay unwrapped now.

    Disadvantage: Can't create cia files for DLC or whateever.


    Someone can add onto this info.
     
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  3. Aliahan

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    I'm pretty sure you can still access Data Management fine in emuNAND. The bug is in sysNAND.

    I keep them linked so my 3DS isn't nearly useless if for some reason I'm stuck in sysNAND, that way I can still access most of my retail stuff. If the CIA unwrapping issue doesn't bother you, and you remember to stay out of Data Management in sysNAND, then you can go ahead and keep them linked, it's not a big deal.
     
  4. Jao Chu

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    On my 4.4 xl 3ds i only have one folder inside the 3DS folder on my SD card, which i think means that my emunand and sysnand are linked, but i never have to unwrap all my CIAs. Can provide a video for anyone interested.
     
  5. keyra

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    u can create cia only on 4.x right
     
  6. Sphaa

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    I don't know about DLC, but I can dump xorpads and convert *.3ds to *.cia just fine. And my NANDs are not linked.
     
  7. Intronaut

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    Are you sure about DLC? Because funkycia2 dumps tickets from emuNAND and sysNAND. I've never tried to dump a dlc, but I downloaded through my ticket installed games of my emuNAND
     
  8. Slushie3DS

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    No, a way to create the XORPADs needed is also possible on 9.x.
     
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  9. keyra

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    right but cias?
     
  10. Slushie3DS

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    I'm pretty sure that all you need for .CIA generation is the .3DS/.3DZ and the XORPADS. I may be incorrect, though.
     
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  11. Xenon Hacks

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    What are the steps to link emunand and sysnand together? This is like using your NNID in emunand to access eshop right?
     
  12. Xenon Hacks

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    Yes thats correct use 3DS to CIA Converter v4
     
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  13. keyra

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    ok i should have asked : funkycia to make cia from my eshop dlc / games
     
  14. Maximilious

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    I mentioned this is the Gateway N3DS SOON thread and SonyUSA responded to me stating that making xorpads on 9.0 is possible as someone figured it out. I haven't looked into it yet but I'm sure a way will pop up once N3DS support comes from GW.
     
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  15. MrJason005

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    i've never understood what all this xorpads, nnchid bin, ticket.db is all about
    anyone can enlighten me?
     
  16. Slushie3DS

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    Check out this, and this.
     
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  17. AlexaC

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    I didn't get the unwrapping issues and my sysnand and emuNAND is linked. Explanation please?
     
  18. MrJason005

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    i bet though that whatever you install shows up in sysnand, no?
     
  19. AlexaC

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    You meant cia? If so, yes..
     
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  20. Maximilious

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    Thanks man! Saved me some searching for sure :)
     
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