a9lh for a kid?

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  1. xile6
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    Long story short.
    My son had a o3ds was up to date on orig firm. had some VC games. like to get on the eshop etc..
    He left it on the floor and broke the top half of the 3ds (hing and ribbon cable all gone)

    Well i have a 9.2 o3ds xl
    I plan to give it to him for christmas. I just installed a9lh on it but it still on firmware 9.2

    Is there anything i should know to look out for. I dont want him to mess with something and end up bricking the 3ds.

    It has luma on it and i plan to remove the boot up payload so if he presses a button while turning it on it will boot as normal vs hourglass or something.

    Plan to put FBI in a folder and tell him not to use it.
    But is there anything else he can mess up? Like doing a system update?
     
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    Install SALTFW for him, that'll keep him out of configs and dec9.
     
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    System updates on a9lh is ok.
    Don't let him use homebrew, cuz he can mess smth up.
     
  4. evandixon

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    IIRC FBI obeys parental controls. System updates are safe as long as you're using a good CFW like Luma. It'd be best to not have any payloads like Decrypt9 or Hourglass9 ready to go. You can always put them on the SD if needed.

    I think it'd be OK for him to open Luma settings (I mean, don't encourage him if he doesn't know what he's doing, but I don't think any major harm could come from it), but I might be wrong on that.
     
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    Nah nothing important from opening Luma settings.

    My recommendation is give him Lum3DS, put parental controls on the system (in this case FBI is okay to have because as said above it obeys parental controls), have no payloads in luma/payloads/ and just be sure to update his luma from time to time just to be safe and stay fully up-to-date :P
     
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    It's okay to update on A9LH. I've hacked my 8 year old cousin's 2DS, installed a bunch of games on it. I made a folder with FBI, Luma etc and explained to him that it's something I need in the future so please don't touch it. 2 months later and last I heard, the only problem it's caused is him playing it too late at night.
     
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    Payloads remove.
    FBI and homebrew added to parental controls
    So if a new system update pops up after Christmas and he updates. a9lh will still be there and everything will still work?


    i have a n3ds for myself and its on 9.2 a9lh cause i dont see a need to update
     
  8. evandixon

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    Most likely (I'd say 95%), but you should watch the forums just in case.
     
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    Yep exactly what UniqueGeek said :P
     
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    I let my 7-year-old nephew play on my a9lh'd o3DS all the time. No parental controls, payloads left alone, homebrew installed. Granted, I have all the games I installed for him in a folder with his name on it, and he only plays while I'm watching him, but he hasn't managed to do any damage yet. Since you're planning on giving the system to your son, which means you'll have less control over his play time than I do, I'd suggest removing payloads and unnecessary homebrew and locking FBI behind parental controls, but it's safe. The beauty of a9lh is that even if he gets around all that and somehow bricks the NAND, you can just restore a NAND backup and you're fine. System updates shouldn't change anything, and at worst will probably only remove a9lh, assuming Nintendo manages to figure out a method to beat Luma's firmware protection. Just get the system from him every so often to update Luma.
     
  11. aos10

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    Just use rxTools.
    RXtools is perfect for kids,there is no way they can mess things up,just make sure the 3DS cold boot to rxTools immediately.





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    Welll rxTools is not compatible with A9LH and uhhh it's a CFW how can they not mess things up? =/
     
  13. EmuAGR

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    Nope.
     
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    There's always SaltFW
     
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