"You don't need to remove A9LH" The guide to proper troubleshooting

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  1. Olmectron

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    It's a lot bothersome to check the integrity of the cards, specially when they are higher than 64GB.

    However, I think it's better to wait an integrity check than bricking your USD$200 (or USD$350 around here) entertainment device.

    I have done the integrity checks with several of the recommended apps to one card, and it's the one I use for every downgrade/CTR Transfer I've done. At least 10 consoles A9LH'd for friends and family without a single issue (5 of them using the OTPLess method after the 9.2 downgrade before fasthax of course).

    Good for this troubleshooting guide, sad that people who need it will simply "skip" it too.
     


  2. Nikki_swap

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    You should put "i want to access the eshop! Please help me remove al9h" i have seen that more than once in here.
     
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  3. cearp

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    strange, the customer service rep from nintendo told me the opposite...
     
  4. Majickhat55

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    Rule of thumb: Correlation does not necessarily equal causation or troubleshooting would not exist.
     
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  5. Hyoretsu

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    I gotta state that I just wanted to be 100% sure of the process, I knew about the risks, yet I still was willing to take them and it was worth a shot. It's not like I haven't done worse in the past. (In case you were talking about me. If not, follow with your life)
     
  6. Lilith Valentine
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    And it's worth trying. I even added it to my signature ^_^ If this something this section needs is a proper guide to troubleshooting. There are too many threads opening up with the same shit and the same answers, getting the same results. It's cluttering the forums.
     
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  7. MarioMasta64

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    i always test my cards just in case (but usually you can just tell) just to be sure
     
  8. dkabot

    dkabot Better With Others' Systems Than Their Own

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    Oddly enough, both the cards I've ever seen that were uncooperative were the bundled 4GB cards with N3DSes.
    But yeah, when I was paranoid I used FTP to move everything over, copied it back off locally later and checked hashes. It all matched.
     
  9. MarioMasta64

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    yea indeed
     
  10. Lilith Valentine
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    Added the section for the eShop. I won't add the emuNAND part because I can really only find old threads connected to that one. I am trying to keep with the most brought up "issues."
     
  11. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Maybe also suggest moving it to CTRNAND so least they won't have to worry about the sd card not having the file. ^_^
     
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    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

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    That's not really the point of this thread. This thread is basic troubleshooting. Copying Luma to the CTRNAND is an optional method.
     
  13. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I know, but it was just a idea, it would least help If is on the nand, then It wouldn't matter if the SD card has it or not. That or you can just add it as a suggetion to the solution to the method. You explained why it happened which was the point and offered a solution so is good though. :)

    Also it just seem sad this had to be added since the instructions in the guide says to copy the file to NAND anyway, so i mean that they just missed that part only shows how they didn't follow it all the way. :ninja:
     
  14. Lilith Valentine
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    Eh~ I wish I could get that deep. But this thread was made for the same people who think removing A9LH will fix their problems. I am not going to overload them
     
  15. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Maybe add comments for people experiencing errors with installing cia files or something, probably caused by bad SD cards.

    "My sd card isn't being detected.
    "I can't download games from eshop."
    "I can't install cia files even though i have enough space."

    Just some suggestions, probably caused by a not properly formatted sd card with ones over 32GB or bad memory card with broken functions.
     
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    Those suggestion are good and I will ponder me some good troubleshooting for them. I do most of my thinking at work now because I have like 8 hours of uninterrupted thought.
     
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    Scrolling through the boards, I've actually seen less threads popping up. I don't know if my thread is really the cause or if the stupid has died down. Still, I really hope this guide is helpful.
    As are there any common topics I've missed? I really want to collect as much information as I can!
     
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  18. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Did you use my idea yet :)
     
  19. aos10

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    thanks for the guide
    my N3DS already had A9LH old method,and i copied armloaderhax to CTRNAND using FBI and i can start my N3DS without mSD card,so i don't need other tools or steps?
     
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  20. Sonic Angel Knight

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    If you copy the file to ctrnand, then is good. If everything is working then no need to worry. :)
     
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