How to upgrade SD card after installing CFW?

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  1. Pigi

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    Do the files in subfolders remains intact or are they being erased ?
     
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    They remain intact
     
  3. Pigi

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    You should try to reformat using GUIFormat(less options), or just by setting the cluster size to 32 instead.
     
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    I also tried having the cluster set to 32 and that still shave me the same problem. But I've also ordered a 32sd card to see if that will work, if it don't something has gone wrong somehow even though I can't see how a simple Copy past would fail even after formatting to fat32 :$
     
  5. senkunmusashi

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    Use guiformat fat32, cluster size 32kb, and make sure you get your sdcard from a reliable seller, too many fakes out there.
     
  6. Pigi

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    Run few more tests before buying another, i was facing the same problem yesterday, apparently there are lot of fake sd cards.
     
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    Just to be sure, use H2testw to check your cards.

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    For sure. The problem is now epidemic, especially for Sandisk and Samsung cards. I stopped buying those and now exclusively use Adata cards, the ones made in Taiwan have been flawless.
     
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    Stop saying stuff like it's the SD card, black screen on boot with CFW simply means that the boot file for Luma is missing!
     
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    ThoD: But I am sure I have the boot file, when I try to just start from fresh with the 3 bits of software brew load up on boot and then at main screen it says I have no SD card inserted/ SD cannot be read. Is it because it's a micro SD with an adaptor?

    Senkun: I will give that format ago again and see how it goes. But the SD card was sold by a Chinese seller I think on eBay and not the normal type of card I would buy, but the 32 card is the same model as the 16 card I have and same seller I got 16 card from a while back. What is guiformat by the way?

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    upload_2018-1-11_20-59-29.png another 2 hours to copy all the files over onto FAT32 + 32 cluster
     
  10. senkunmusashi

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    guiformat is a simple no fuss formatter ensuring you get a proper fat32 format done even for sdcards above 32gb.

    http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/guiformat.htm

    In this case, I am 99% sure your card is a fake.
     
  11. Dooza

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    Yeah I took a look at it and did that before the copy and past > I'm not firmly on FAT32 > 32 cluster. So if I brick/ black screen again it's ether boot is failing OR Fake card in witch I will get a refund for if that's the case via eBay protect.
    At least I know the 32G card coming is from the same seller I got my 16G card and that SHOULD work, if it doesn't then I have an issue is software on card I am sure (but that would be another puzzle to locate the problem)
     
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  13. Dooza

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    Oh s*** you are right! Can you send me a link for it?

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    I'm going to start from scratch on new SD card in this case with the following stuff.
    https://3ds.guide/finalizing-setup.html
     
  14. Dooza

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    So getting the boot.firm is going to be "fun" Do I really need to start over or can I just get the boot.firm on the system with the copied software?
     
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    A while ago i was facing the same issue, the boot file was there, but not the rest(files within subfolders), 'cause for somereason the files were being autocaticaly deleted, i was thinking the same thing and replaced the boot.firm , and reformated the micro sd several times and the problem didn't go, when i finally tried to use a different micro the console magicaly turned on. Apparently there was a problem with the card.

    It's very odd, i thought you had the boot.firm. How did you 3ds boot with the old 4GB card ?
     
  18. Dooza

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    Well I got the 3ds a few months ago already installed with CFW and was told back then if I wanted to upgrade the SD card all I would need to do is copy and past the files over. With the SD card that came with the 3DS if I boot the 3ds with Start+Power or Select+power button I get these on screen. So how would I go about coping the files over to a new SD card?

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  19. Pigi

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    Just download and copy the file(s) within to your sd root https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases
     
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