Luma 3DS CFW - DS Cartridges won't boot, Hangs at Black Screen

Luma 3DS CFW - DS Cartridges won't boot, Hangs at Black Screen

Jun 27, 2016
I'm having a problem here.

I've tried playing Pokemon Black (The Retail Cartridge) on my 3DS that has Luma CFW sysNAND on it.

Every time I try to boot it, it just hangs at a black screen.

I did a SysNAND restore from Backup and the problem still persists.

Is there any way to fix this?

» 9 Answers

  • Dorimori
    Jul 3, 2016
    Try a different cartridge, to see if it's a problem with the cartridge itself.
  • DJ91990
    Jul 3, 2016
    I tried Pokemon Black, Super Mario 64 DS, Mario Kart DS, and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team. None of them work. Also if I access DS Download Play or DS Wi-Fi settings it hangs at a black screen as well.
  • WeedZ
    Jul 3, 2016
    You either need to restore the default twl_firm, or more likely, use the 'pathchanger' program to modify the arm9loaderhax payload.

  • Kinqdra
    Jul 5, 2016
    If the solution mentioned doesn't work, just try redownloading and replacing all your existing luma related files. 2 people reported in a success by doing that.
  • WeedZ
    Jul 6, 2016
    I'd like to get an update if he got it working.
  • EarlAB
    Jul 6, 2016
    First of all: why Luma3DS?
    You should be using LimaBean3DS armNeinHitlerHax.
    Secondly: restore the default TWL_FIRM as the previous guy mentioned.
  • DJ91990
    Jul 6, 2016
    It isn't working.
    I did a TWL_FIRM restore from Sys_NAND_Original.bin
    I've just given up at this point. Something must have gone wrong during the hacking process. Perhaps my TWL NAND corrupted or died while hacking the 3DS. GBA Games work, 3DS games work, Smash Bros works.

    Thanks for all your answers.
  • WeedZ
    Jul 7, 2016
    Did you change the file path like the second part of my post? If its not set up to use a boot manager, but you use one, anything that requires extra ram won't work. Including ds games, gba games, smash bros, etc.
  • Brayton
    Sep 9, 2017
    I have a OFW Nintendo 3DS XL that hangs on black.