Nintendo 3DS: Transferring your emuNAND to another SD card

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Sometimes you need to bump up the size of your SD card to get a game like Super Smash Bros Demo to work. I got a download code from Club Nintendo but it kept freezing on a black screen when I tried to run it!

People eventually figured out you need an SD card 4gb or larger in order to run it. I was only using the 2gb one given with the 3DS so what the hell, time to find a spare SD card laying around the house.

Just copying the files directly from one SD card to another won't work. Fortunately, some smart cookie developed "emuNAND Tool" that does all the hard work for you.

  • Have a working emuNAND as the source SD card.
  • Create an extra emuNAND on the target SD card (see "Creating your EmuNAND" section of a previous tutorial)
  • While your 3DS is creating an emuNAND, grab "emuNAND Tool v1.0.1".
  • Open "emuNAND Tool" and click "Extract emuNAND" to extract the emuNAND from the source SD card to a file (it doesn't take that long, probably a minute or two at most)

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  • By the time your target SD card is done creating a new emuNAND, take it out of your 3DS and put it into your computer.
  • Click "Inject NAND to emuNAND" and select the file you saved from the source SD card earlier.
  • It will now copy the emuNAND files across to the target SD card.
  • Once it's done, you've now got a replica of your previous emuNAND.
  • Put it back into the 3DS and use it as you normally would.

Note: Games downloaded from the eShop won't be copied. You'll have to re-download those.

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XBMC / Kodi: (Amber Skin) Adding a custom menu item to the main menu

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Changing skins isn't easy, but I was getting a bit annoyed at Aeon Nox and the excessive CPU usage when idling in menus. Eventually I went with Amber, a super light weight skin with some pretty good customisation.

For this example, I'll show you how to add Steam games and a custom playlist to your main menu. I used the Steam Launcher addon by Teeedubb, so you'll need that first (or whatever addon you're using).

To begin make sure you have Amber skin installed, along with any addons you wish to add to the main menu.

  • Settings
  • Home Menu
  • Enable "Add-ons"

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  • Go back to the main menu
  • Select "Add-ons"

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  • Select Programs
  • Select Steam
  • Press "C" on the keyboard to bring up the context menu
  • Select "Add to favourites"

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  • Likewise with the custom playlist, I'm going to add "Anime" to the main menu.
  • Go to TV Shows > Playlists (submenu) > Highlight your playlist of choice and press "C"
  • Select "Add to favourites"

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  • Now go back to Settings
  • Home menu
  • And pick an empty slot where you want to put your new custom menu

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  • Select it
  • Pick Steam
  • Call it "Games"
  • Your menu item should now appear as "Games", but activate the "Steam" addon!
  • Do the same with your custom playlist

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  • Before moving on, be sure to hide the Add-ons menu if you don't need it anymore.
  • Go to Settings > Backgrounds to customise the background for your new Games menu item
  • And there you have it! You've now got custom menus working on your XBMC menu.

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