Hacking 3ds not booting into gateway - how to uninstall

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For context, the 3ds mentioned is a Old 3ds XL.

I found out recently that gateway was deprecated, so I figured I needed to switch to luma3ds. When I try to boot into it the 3ds crashes and says "An error has occurred. Hold down the POWER Button to turn off the power, Then turn it on and try again." I'm not sure what files to keep or delete from the system and if I need to uninstall Gateway. I reviewed the 3ds hacks guide but it didn't have anything about converting from gateway to luma3ds.

I cant really do anything involving using the homebrew menu because it wont load into gateway mode.

Any help you can provide would be appreciated!
 

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For context, the 3ds mentioned is a Old 3ds XL.

I found out recently that gateway was deprecated, so I figured I needed to switch to luma3ds. When I try to boot into it the 3ds crashes and says "An error has occurred. Hold down the POWER Button to turn off the power, Then turn it on and try again." I'm not sure what files to keep or delete from the system and if I need to uninstall Gateway. I reviewed the 3ds hacks guide but it didn't have anything about converting from gateway to luma3ds.

I cant really do anything involving using the homebrew menu because it wont load into gateway mode.

Any help you can provide would be appreciated!
The easiest thing would probably be to follow the guide while pretending your Gateway doesn't exist. If you have an emuNAND, you can transfer it to your sysNAND when you're done.

https://3ds.hacks.guide
 

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but if I'm not able to access homebrew how do i launch what they want, and is the save for Tomodachi Life in the sd or the microsd
Your save files are encrypted .sav files on your SD card. They can't be used unless the guide is followed to decrypt the save file(s).

Are you able to boot into your emuNAND using Gateway?

If the save doesn't matter, you can skip following the save transfer guide.
 
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