A9LH/menuhax/Gateway question

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  1. ricosuave0922
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    I currently have two 2DS running menuhax and a O3DS XL running 4.2 with Gateway and emunand 10.7. I am looking into getting a N3DS and trying to plan my modding methods.

    I am used to booting to sysnand and then profile exploit to get into gateway emunand. My wife and I both know to never touch the sysnand and only use the emunand. When updates come out, we wait for updated gateway launcher (if necessary) then update the emunand.

    From what i can tell if i want to A9LH the N3DS then ill end up with a "updated sysnand" (which I'm not fully sure i understand) and i can have a 9.2 emunand if i want. So that would mean if i want to use my gateway i have to hold R to boot the the 9.2 emunand, then use the browser hax to load into gateway mode? That seems like a lot more work. Is there a better way of doing this that I'm not seeing? or is it just better to menuhax it and be done?

    On a side note, could someone explain the "updated sysnand" a little. Like how to i update? do i need to wait for anything before updating or is it just patched somehow so that updating will be fine no matter what going forward?
     
  2. jefffisher

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    unless i am mistaken there is no reason for you to switch to A9LH if you want to continue to use gateway, since you will still have to use menuhax in A9LH since gateway doesn't have a A9LH payload.
    your best bet would to not use updated sysnand keep sysnand on 9.2 and emunand on 10.7 set up menuhax in your 9.2 emunand boot into that and have that load gateway emunand like you're already doing but at this point that would be pointless, unless i am mistaken.
    if you really want to keep using the gateway just stick with menuhax until gateway releases a arm9loaderhax.bin loader.
     
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  3. Gray_Jack

    Gray_Jack GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I can only explain the updated sysNAND

    With A9LH, the CFWs AuReiNand and CakesFW write-protect the FIRM 0 and FIRM 1 partitions (where the A9LH is installed) so you can update sysNAND without uninstall A9LH

    A9LH can access Arm9 kernel on boot, making possible to run the CFWs code even on updated sysNAND

    Since AuReiNand and CakesFW protect FIRM 0/1, if you brick sysNAND you can easily use the A9LH version of Decrypt9WIP and restore your sysNAND like you do on emuNAND
     
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  4. jefffisher

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    but if he did that gateway would load the 9.2 emunand and if he had menuhax on the 9.2 emunand it would just keep loading itself over and over
    it'd be better to not use updated sysnand keep sysnand on 9.2 and emunand on 10.7 that way he can have menuhax on 9.2 sysnand and let gateway load the updated emunand.
     
  5. Gray_Jack

    Gray_Jack GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yeap, if he wants to keep gateway card, but he asked about updated sysNAND and that is the only topic I know what to answer xD
     
  6. CreAtor135

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    I think it'd be best for you to stay on 9.2 sysNAND with an updated emuNAND if you want a9lh with Gateway. That way you can use the Gateway Launcher .CIA after booting into sysNAND.
     
  7. ricosuave0922
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    ricosuave0922 Advanced Member

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