Move EmuNAND


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This is an add-on section for moving the contents of a previous EmuNAND to your new SysNAND CFW, then removing the old EmuNAND partition. Note that the terms EmuNAND and RedNAND refer to slightly different implementations of the same concept.

Note that, on some versions of Luma3DS, the Luma3DS chainloader menu is only displayed if there is more than one payload detected. If there is only one payload detected, holding (Start) on boot will directly launch GodMode9.

You MUST have already installed Luma3DS and boot9strap or arm9loaderhax to use this.

What you need

  • An existing EmuNAND
  • The latest release of GodMode9
  • The latest release of FBI

Instructions

Section I - Prep Work
  1. Power off your device
  2. Insert your SD card into your computer
  3. Copy GodMode9.firm (or GodMode9.bin for arm9loaderhax users) from the GodMode9 .zip to the /luma/payloads/ folder on your SD card
  4. Reinsert your SD card into your device
Section II - Backup SysNAND DSiWare Saves

If you do not have any DSiWare games or saves that you care about, skip this section.

  1. Boot your device while holding (Start) to launch the Luma3DS chainloader menu
  2. Launch GodMode9 by pressing (A)
  3. Navigate to [2:] SYSNAND TWLN -> title
  4. Hold (R) and press (A) at the same time on 00030004 to select the folder, then select “Copy to 0:/gm9out”
    • This process may take some time if you have many DSiWare games
  5. Press (B) twice to return to the main menu
Section III - Backup GBA VC Saves

If you do not have any GBA VC games or saves that you care about, skip this section.

Note that this is not necessary for any other kind of Virtual Console games (GBC, NES, etc)

  1. Hold (R) and press (Start) at the same time to power off your device
  2. Insert your SD card into your computer
  3. Create a folder named files9 on the root of your SD card if it does not already exist
  4. Create a folder in /files9/ for each GBA VC game that you want to backup the save for
  5. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  6. Power on your device into SysNAND
  7. Do the following process for each GBA VC game that you want to backup the save for:
    • Launch the GBA VC game on SysNAND
    • Exit the GBA VC game
    • Boot your device while holding (Start) to launch the Luma3DS chainloader menu
    • Launch GodMode9 by pressing (A)
    • Navigate to [S:] SYSNAND VIRTUAL
    • Press (Y) on gbavc.sav to copy it
    • Press (B) to return to the main menu
    • Navigate to [0:] SDCARD -> files9
    • Navigate to the folder you created for this GBA VC game
    • Press (Y) to paste gbavc.sav
    • Press (Start) to reboot your device
  8. Reboot holding (Start) during boot to launch the Luma3DS chainloader menu
  9. Launch GodMode9 by pressing (A)
Section IV - Copy EmuNAND to SysNAND
  1. Navigate to [E:] EMUNAND VIRTUAL
  2. Press (A) on nand.bin to select it, then select “NAND image options…”, then select “Restore SysNAND (safe)”
  3. Press (A) to unlock SysNAND overwriting, then input the key combo given
    • This will not overwrite your arm9loaderhax installation
  4. Input the key combo given to unlock SysNAND (lvl1) writing
    • This process will take some time
  5. Once it has completed, press (A) to continue
  6. Press (B) to return to the main menu
Section V - Restore DSiWare Saves

If you did not backup DSiWare Saves earlier, skip this section.

  1. Navigate to [0:] SDCARD -> gm9out
  2. Press (Y) on the 00030004 folder to copy it
  3. Press (B) twice to return to the main menu
  4. Navigate to [2:] SYSNAND TWLN -> title
  5. Press (Y) to paste the 00030004 folder
  6. Select “Copy path(s)”
  7. Press (A) to unlock SysNAND (lvl1) writing, then input the key combo given
  8. Select “Overwrite file(s)”
    • This process may take some time if you have many DSiWare games
  9. Press (B) twice to return to the main menu
Section VI - Restore GBA VC Saves

If you did not backup GBA VC Saves earlier, skip this section.

  1. Hold (R) and press (Start) at the same time to power off your device
  2. Power on your device into SysNAND
  3. Do the following process for each GBA VC game that you want to backup the save for:
    • Launch the GBA VC game on SysNAND
    • Exit the GBA VC game
    • Boot your device while holding (Start) to launch the Luma3DS chainloader menu
    • Launch GodMode9 by pressing (A)
    • Navigate to [0:] SDCARD -> files9
    • Navigate to the folder you created for this GBA VC game
    • Press (Y) on gbavc.sav to copy it
    • Press (B) to return to the main menu
    • Navigate to [S:] SYSNAND VIRTUAL
    • Press (Y) to paste gbavc.sav
    • Press (A) to confirm
    • Press (Start) to reboot your device
  4. Reboot holding (Start) during boot to launch the Luma3DS chainloader menu
  5. Launch GodMode9 by pressing (A)
Section VII - Backup SysNAND
  1. Press (Home) to bring up the action menu
  2. Select “More…”
  3. Select “Backup NAND”
  4. Press (A) to continue
  5. Hold (R) and press (B) at the same time to eject your SD card
  6. Insert your SD card into your computer
  7. Copy nand.bin from the /gm9out/ folder on your SD card to a safe location on your computer
    • If you previously used SafeCTRTransfer and have a NAND backup named <serialnumber>_nand.bin, replace it with this one (rename nand.bin to match <serialnumber>_nand.bin)
    • Make backups in multiple locations (such as online file storage)
    • This backup will save you from a brick if anything goes wrong in the future
  8. Delete nand.bin from the /gm9out/ folder on your SD card after copying it
  9. Backup every file on your SD card to a folder on your computer; all files will be deleted in the following steps
Section VIII - Format SD card
  1. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  2. Press (Home) to bring up the action menu
  3. Select “More…”
  4. Select “SD format menu”
  5. Press (A) to confirm
  6. Select “No EmuNAND”
  7. Select “Auto”
  8. Press (A) to accept the label GM9SD
    • Optionally, you may input a custom name for the SD card
  9. When prompted, input the key combo given to confirm
  10. Hold (R) and press (B) at the same time to eject your SD card
  11. Insert your SD card into your computer
  12. Copy all your files back to your SD card
    • Ensure you replace the boot.firm file on your SD card with the one from your backup
  13. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  14. Press (A) to remount your SD card
  15. Press (Start) to save and reboot
  16. If you get a black screen, follow this troubleshooting guide

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