Attempted a downgrade... did I softbrick?

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  1. krepandus
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    So, basically, I decided to install a9lh by following Plailect's guide from square one on my n3DS (9.5.0.22E)... Been really reading a lot on the net, and I followed the guide by the letter so trust me, all files were at the right place on my sd. At the half (I guess?) of the downgrade operation I got nintendo's black error screen...

    Of course, I read that there is a very small chance of a softbrick and I really didn't expect this... So there's like, nothing I can do besides force update to the latest version (in other words, bye bye to homebrew for now? :( )

    3DS is working fine after booting it up without sd.

    I hope I'm asking the question in the right place, and that someone can help me on to what to do next.

    Thank you!
     
  2. DavidRO99

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    your back-door
    Re-do browserhax and downgrade again

    Or use whatever hax you have

    Here is a guide:
    Boot 3ds without SD.
    Put SD in.
    Boot hax.
    Re-downgrade.
    Profit.
     
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    Hmm so I repeated everything again and this time have successfully downgraded to 9.2.0 (at least that's what the app said), then I deleted the EUR folders on my sd, but now for some reason I don't have bootable homebrew at start anymore :S should I set it up again?
     
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    Continue with the guide, if it doesn't tell you to set up menuhax again then it's not important.
    I'm pretty sure it does though.
    Edit: By the way, it's not a softbrick if it boots fine without the SD.
     
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    Its fine, just continue.
     
  6. krepandus
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    currently dumping sysNAND via Decrypt... I see the otp thing approaching... This is something that's bugging me for days and I can't seem to find a straightforward answer on the net... So, on the n3DS i DON'T have to obtain the file, right?

    I am grateful for your help and very sorry for asking noob questions :) If it weren't for you I'd probably just assume i softbricked and update to the latest firmware :facepalm:
     
  7. DavidRO99

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    Yup, n3ds doesnt have to obtain it(it didnt when the guide was updated)...

    Edit: Yup, this was at the bottom of that page you are looking at: If you are on New 3DS, reboot with (Start) and continue to Installing arm9loaderhax

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    On the Installing arm9loaderhax make SURE you read the section for New 3DS and not the one for Old 3DS as on New 3DS you dont downgrade to 2.1
     
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    I successfully followed the guide to the end. Guess the downgrade was pretty much the only hassle due to its crashing (which gave me quite a scare there lol). So, now that I have a9lh installed, I can use my 3DS normally, access eshop, play online with cias, and update the system to the latest firmware?

    If I got it all right, I should just keep luma and a9lh up to date and all's good, right?
     
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    The whole experience can be frightening, trust me, it was an ordeal for me, but it was worth it, I now enjoy a N3DS with a9lh on latest firmware and it works like a charm!
    Not to mention it works twice as fast as before (When it had emuNAND).
     
  10. Petraplexity

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    Yes, just update luma and your 3ds and then you can do (pretty much) whatever. :)