arm9loader issues & related questions

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    I have installed cfw on 20+ 3ds systems now and this is the first time I've ever seen this issue and I cab find the answers to a few questions. 1) I down graded have all the required files but for some reason Te browser exploit to load the arm11.bin doesn't work. It glitches out the bottom screen... then stays there. For hours. So 1 is there a fix. 2) because the systems at 2.1.0-4u (o3ds system ) would upgrading it back to 11.2.0-35u cause a brick ? Considering I can't get into homebrew or arm9loader or hourglass I'm frustrated and been at this for 5 hours looking for answers please help.
     
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    1. Show us a picture of your SD card contents. You're probably missing files.
    2. You can update an O3DS through System Settings if you like. But if you don't have a9lh installed then you'd have to start all over again.
     
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    Did you read the FAQ regarding the glitched bottom screen? It worked, you just have to press select to install a9lh and then any other button to reset.

    Don't update the system. That is just going to cause more problems. For someone that has done 20+ systems you should at least know the basics.
     
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    I didn't know of this glitch because it never has come up with me doing it before and so I have read the forums about it this evening and I did that numerous times nothing hs happened not even the otp file I think it's called that's shows up in files folder it never appeared .
     
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    It sounds like your arm11.bin is loading but the arm9.bin is causing the system to freeze. Try replacing the arm9.bin on the root of your sd card with a newly downloaded copy.

    If the arm9.bin was loading correctly it should reset if you press anything other than select. Even if the bottom screen glitches out this is a good way to see if the program is running.
     
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    I tried that but it was frozen it didn't do anything at one point had it on the glitches touch screen for 45 minutes every few minutes hit select the moment or two later a or b . Nothing . It just froze. And I'm wanting to completely start over but feel this system is a curse for me .
     
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    Can you do this please. We can't help you until we know you didn't make a mistake with the files.
     
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    I'm trying to upload picture but it says error everytime . Also on black screen again no luck.

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    The picture can't be more than 2MB to upload here. You could also upload it to imgur or tinypic etc. and put a link here.
     
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    This was redownloaded extracted and put on as fresh install and still nothing
     
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    all the files are correct in the following folders:

    3ds
    files9
    a9lh

    it's easy to miss something (happened to me a few times even when I did multiple systems)
     
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    So finally pass this part it was the wrong arm9 file but now in hourglass trying to restore and keep a9lh it gives me fail because of NANDmin file... any suggestions
     
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    how big is the NANDmin.bin file?
    Dou you also have the sha file in the same place?

    If the file is corrupt then you can only restore using the 9.2.0 ctrtransfer process
    https://3ds.guide/9.2.0-ctrtransfer.html
     
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    Ha, I knew it was the arm9.bin. 20+ systems you say?

    What error are you getting with the NANDmin.bin file? Does it say no valid file found? If that is the problem make sure the NANDmin.bin is in the files9 folder.

    If personally have never used hourglass9 but I know decrypt9 looks for it in that folder.
     
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    this is giving me issues saying that the file can't be used because it has been modified. I've never has this much issue mod ding anything before.
     
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    Probably a bad sd card... have you tested it before you started?
     
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    Yes it was a 4G that came with it and a 32gb we had purchased both work and both having issues with the 9.2ctr input. Trying a different computer shortly need to take a break for a bit.
     
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    Well I want to take this moment to thank everyone who gave me tips direction and opinions I got the 3ds working updated and running a9lh so thank all of you again. This is by far one of the best sites to get help in and I'll be recommending this to all I know. Thanks again.

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