Anyone bricked with arm9loaderhax?

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  1. fetrash
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    What has your success rate been for compiling the arm9loaderhax? I know it's possible to brick during this process, has anyone failed?
     
  2. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    i didn't
     
  3. Games&Stuff

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    Is it like downgrading, where you can't brick if you do everything right, or..
     
  4. Naked_Snake

    Naked_Snake Constant Miscreant

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    Mine works fine
    N3ds SysNAND 9.2
    A9LH AuReinand 10.6
     
  5. Dj_Steal

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    I bricked, but it was out of my own stupidity, although my second attempt on my o3ds proved to be successful.
     
  6. Hypnotizing

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    Nope, smooth as silk.
     
  7. max_505

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    Successfully got it to run. Just follow the guide to the letter and don't make any wild guesses on what to do if you think you're stuck.
     
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  8. samiam144

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    All these replies make me want to do this, but I'm scared that I'll have to get a hardmod if something goes wrong! :cry:
     
  9. endoverend

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    Hardmods only cost as much as a new 3DS game, and it's pretty difficult to end up bricked if you follow the guide.
     
  10. Games&Stuff

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    Same, I suck at soldering
     
  11. Mazamin

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    Mine works fine: 2DS A9LH SCREEN INIT AUREINAND 10.6 SYSNAND | 9.0 EMUNAND
     
  12. sweis12

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    Whats the advantage of Arm9loaderhax over menuhax?
    Also can someone link me to an Arm9loaderhax tutorial?
     
  13. Blue_Mew

    Blue_Mew Why'd you forget boot.dat?...

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  14. endoverend

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    1. MUCH faster boot time (10 seconds as compared to about 25)
    2. Foolproof brick protection
    3. Ability to run a sysNAND that can be updated to the newest firmware (which is also completely future-proof)
    4. Ability to exit in and out of System Settings without worrying about which NAND you're going to be in
    5. Ability to easily run GBA, DSi, and reboot-necessary games
     
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  15. Games&Stuff

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    Quicker boot, no returning to bootmanager after exiting system settings
    Will you be able to use 9.2 emulators like the ones for PS1 on 10.6?
     
  16. Blue_Mew

    Blue_Mew Why'd you forget boot.dat?...

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    Yes.
     
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  17. Games&Stuff

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    I also read something about restoring nand.bin without hardmod?
     
  18. samiam144

    samiam144 RĂ©gulier

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    Thanks, I think I feel confident enough already lol. It's this guide right?
    When I first checked it, it said it was very risky to try without a hardmod, but now it says
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    So I think I'll give it a go... :P
    I'd just contact a professional here if things go wrong since I've never even tried soldering! What do you say, should we try it?

    Oh btw, should I use this guide as well? I still need to do some reading up on the topic, so sorry for the many questions!
     
  19. Just Passing By

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    Try it! It's awesome! The process is almost as good as it'll get. Nowadays, I see only like 1 or 2 people brick a week and usually it's an accident on their part. I'm pretty sure there's something being developed called OTPhelper which may improve the process even more, but in all honesty, you should have nothing to worry about. Plus if you do need to get a hardmod then you'll never have to worry about a brick again, unless it's a permabrick, but no end user afaik has gotten one of those.
     
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  20. sweis12

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    Can you link me to a tutorial? I wanna try this.
     
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