3DS downgrade system restore problem

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  1. Kinqdra
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    So I managed downgrading my friends 11.0.0-33 3DS to install a9lh onto it. Everything went well. I waited a week and then performed another system transfer to get my NNID back. Then, I wanted to restore my system with the NANDmin.bin backup I made but I'm now having trouble doing so.. When that final system transfer was complete, I deleted all the stuff from that SD card and threw in the backup I made of it before both transfers, but now my 3DS won't boot, it acts as if there is no SD card in it. What am I doing wrong?
     
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    Are you keeping arm9loaderhax.bin in the root? Without it, your a9lh console won't boot.
     
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    Yup, it's in the root.. + the luma folder
     
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    UPDATE: The problem was in the SD card. I guess it's just not compatible with the 3DS.. Anyway, got a new one and successfully restored my Sysnand. Unfortunately, other than the folders and the system applications, all previously installed apps and games are gone.

    Can anyone help?
     
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    You have to copy to your new SD card, all files and folders you had on your old SD (when making a SysNAND backup, it is wise to also make a backup of the whole SD to PC)

    Unless the SysNAND backup you restored was linked to a diferent "Nintendo 3DS" -> "folder with lots of numbers/letters" (this is an encrypted folder that is linked to the SysNAND).

    Otherwise, install again everything you had/want through FBI, Freeshop, Homebr3w, etc...
     
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    This is what I did:
    1. Copied the content from my SD card to my pc and performed a NAND backup
    2. Performed a system transfer from that console to another
    3. Waited a week
    4. Performed another system transfer from the other console back to the original
    5. Placed all the files back from my pc to the original SD card
    6. Performed a NAND restore

    And now none of the apps are installed.. Is there something I did wrong?