Wrong size sysNAND dump

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  1. vincecartercrazy
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    vincecartercrazy Advanced Member

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    I'm dumping my sysNAND using EmuNAND9 and so far 3 times in a row I've gotten a NAND with a file size of 1240mb (1,269,760 bytes). According to this page this is not a correct file size for the NAND. What am I doing wrong? Could I brick my system using this "incorrect" NAND?
     
  2. Magical Sheep

    Magical Sheep The Super Stylish Black Cat

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    This is something that kept me from doing the A9LH install. I have two systems, which both dump a 1240mb NAND backup. I've done several backups, and each results in a 1240mb file.
    I think it would be ok to use the 1240mb backup, as long as it's consistent, however, I would wait for someone else to give you an answer because I don't know for certain.
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I just used Decrypt9 to attempt to validate the NAND dump, and it came out successful.
     
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    Magical Sheep The Super Stylish Black Cat

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    You're welcome.
    I didn't even know Decrypt9 could do that. I must have overlooked the option. Anyways, if it's validated, then it should work just fine.
     
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    I post a picture of my recently installed arm9loader nand backup that i did recently. These are my nand property gb and my computer show that they are 1,269,760 bytes on the right side.
     

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    Magical Sheep The Super Stylish Black Cat

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    Mine is the same size. (1,300,234,240b) Although it's an older EmuNAND backup, it's still the same size. If I find the time, I'll get a backup of the other system and compare.
     
  7. Black Magician

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    A9 could be done using such size NAND.
     
  8. Kyojin

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    Guys, you are just misreading it:

    1240 MB (megabytes) = 1,300,234,240 bytes (what is shown on the properties window and Plailect's guide)

    1240 MB (megabytes) = 1,269,760 KB (kilobytes) (what is shown on the Windows Explorer)
     
  9. vincecartercrazy
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    Ahh, mystery solved. Thank you.

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  10. GizmoTheGreen

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    also, for further reference, you can start out with a bigger size SYSNAND dump depending on what chip your system has, but then once you've made a rednand it can turn into the smaller size! it's normal with rednand.