Animal Crossing New Leaf: Updated game won't boot?

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by samedifference, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. samedifference
    OP

    samedifference Member

    Newcomer
    39
    7
    Sep 8, 2015
    United States
    Hi, I tried getting the latest update for Animal Crossing on my 3DS. I connected to the eShop via ctr-httpwn, and the update was downloaded and installed successfully. However, launching the game from the home menu simply presents me with the Nintendo 3DS splash animation, and it gets stuck there. I've also attempted to boot the game through region-free card launcher, which unfortunately just hangs my system on a black screen. Is there any way around this problem? I'm currently using a New3DS, on OFW 9.9.0-26U
     
  2. DeadlyEdge

    DeadlyEdge Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    72
    15
    Feb 21, 2016
    United States
    Do you use RxTools?
     
  3. dragonblood9999

    dragonblood9999 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,366
    370
    Sep 27, 2007
    Canada
    i just updated mine and it works fine. i have a new3dsxl with luma3ds a9lh 11.2.0-35U
     
  4. ihaveamac

    ihaveamac GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,467
    5,961
    Apr 20, 2015
    United States
    Tigard, OR
    your options are to update to the latest (bad idea imo), or downgrade and set up custom firmware.
     
  5. samedifference
    OP

    samedifference Member

    Newcomer
    39
    7
    Sep 8, 2015
    United States
    Not currently using any CFW, as I only have menuhax and ironhax installed on my system. Updating's definitely something I wouldn't want to do, and after searching around a bit, it seems I have no choice but to downgrade at this point, is a9lh a good choice? I just want the ability to run emulators and play games that need newer FW.
     
  6. DeadlyEdge

    DeadlyEdge Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    72
    15
    Feb 21, 2016
    United States
    Yes A9LH + Luma.
     
  7. ihaveamac

    ihaveamac GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,467
    5,961
    Apr 20, 2015
    United States
    Tigard, OR
    http://plailect.github.io/Guide/ would set you up with custom firmware through arm9loaderhax.
     
  8. samedifference
    OP

    samedifference Member

    Newcomer
    39
    7
    Sep 8, 2015
    United States
    Okay, thanks for clearing this up. The guide seems quite user-friendly enough.
     
  9. Jayro

    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Jayro is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,974
    2,683
    Jul 23, 2012
    United States
    Octo Canyon
    It's gone through many changes since I set mine up in April of this year, and has gotten MUCH easier. Took me 20 minutes instead of 4 hours.
     
  10. samedifference
    OP

    samedifference Member

    Newcomer
    39
    7
    Sep 8, 2015
    United States
    I've reached this point in the guide, and I'm sort of nervous to proceed:
    Has anyone followed this step (and what are the consequences for not?) It seems like I would have to, seeing as I have DSiWare installed. The problem I have with this is that I don't want to lose my data/NNID settings. It would also require me to completely re-install my entry-point for homebrew launcher. Although it's better to be safe than sorry, I suppose.
     
    Last edited by samedifference, Nov 3, 2016
  11. Plaguereign

    Plaguereign Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    81
    30
    Jan 17, 2016
    United States
    Your entry point will be permanent once you have a9lh, so no worries. Follow the guide and then you can re-download the stuff you bought from the eshop. It really is worth the time it takes because you then have a system that cn do just about anything. My first time installing a9lh I had to compile everything myself, so this is an easy YES in my book!
     
  12. Jayro

    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Jayro is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,974
    2,683
    Jul 23, 2012
    United States
    Octo Canyon
    And when all is said and done, you should have your sysnand re-injected and fully updated to 11.2.
     
  13. SquidgyBean

    SquidgyBean GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    139
    22
    Oct 23, 2016
    I was on menuhax entry point took me about 20mins to get on A9LH 2 weeks ago using this guide. Best thing I done with my 3DS
     
    Zidapi and Jayro like this.
  14. samedifference
    OP

    samedifference Member

    Newcomer
    39
    7
    Sep 8, 2015
    United States
    I've followed through to the end of the guide, and it was a complete success. It's safe to just update my console through "System Update" after everything?
     
    Jayro likes this.
  15. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Spooky cute.

    Member
    20,082
    21,216
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    Once you have a CFW, you are safe to update.
     
  16. ihaveamac

    ihaveamac GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,467
    5,961
    Apr 20, 2015
    United States
    Tigard, OR
    yes, the guide tells you to update.