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Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Ruby Gloom, May 23, 2016.

  1. Ruby Gloom
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    Hello. :) Just recently, (Less than 2 hours from this post.) I bought a N3DS XL. And as the title states, I've been out-of-scene for quite some time. Please don't bash on me, I know hundreds of threads already exist. I want some help from our users to help me out with what's currently the best option of downgrading. This is a 9.9U N3DS XL. KTM was cancelled, I've been out of it, and overall I'm lost. I have a gateway card and I'd like to set up my SD card to downgrade to 9.2 and set up the ability to use GW EmuNand. I recently lost all the data on the SD card, so, it's a nice, fresh start. Anyone care to run me through the SAFEST way to downgrade to 9.2? Please don't be mean, I don't want to risk this device.
     


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    astronautlevel The Young Descendent of Tepes

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    At this point you'd be better off following Plailect's guide and setting up a9lh. You can stop after downgrading if you want though: https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki

    Because this is a brand new device, you won't lose anything by formatting it, so do that before downgrading, I suppose. It should be fine either way but better safe than sorry.
     
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    I've been hearing of this a9lh thing and I'd like to ask what method of booting EmuNand it uses if you don't mind?
     
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    a9lh is an exploit that lets you run arm9 code (needed to run CFW) at boot, this means that you get a stock-like boot (100% boot rate, stock boot speeds). It also means that no matter the firmware version it will work, so you can completely ditch emunand if you want.
     
  5. DKB

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    A9LH is the masterrace, emunand is for...people who are lazy now.
     
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    The a9lh currently doesn't work with the Gateway so wie recommen you to use Luma3ds instead which is a free, easy to use cfw
     
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    I still use emunand on my A9LH installation :)

    Safety before anything.
     
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    If my sysnand bricks, I'm screwed. I don't like the fact it uses the SysNand. :l But you said I can if I want. Everything to set up all this is on that page? I have my NNID unlinked from the old system and I'm basically ready to redownload all my stuff after it.
     
  9. DKB

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    You can unbrick the SysNand since A9LH loads before the OS loads. It's amazing.
     
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    Honestly, that's what I used to do mostly out of fear, I eventually switched to updated sysnand and used emunand for testing shit out given that they can be easily created or deleted.
     
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    You can unbrick it easily. So is safe too. Only use the guide after this you have a Bruck protection
     
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    Well, that isn't a problem on a9lh as even if CTRNAND is bricked you can still restore it as you run D9 before firmlaunch. That being said you can still use EmuNAND on a9lh, but there's little reason to.
     
  13. DKB

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    The ONLY reason I would see a person using EmuNand with A9LH, is if they are a developer, and they want a safe-to-use area to test their exploits, homebrew, or whatever the hell they're doing.

    Other than that, it's sort of pointless.
     
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    I'm kinda confused... I just want to downgrade to 9.0 or 9.2 and use MSET like my old 3ds. I really am not interested in modifying the SysNand or using an EmuNand that is child proof or anything that won't work with GW.
     
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    Like I said earlier, follow parts 1 and 2 of the guide for now then.
     
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    Gateway should release a new update with A9LH soon, so that's coming to everyone.
     
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    But then I'm stuck and can't use my 3DS... I want to finish this today and play some MK7. :/
     
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    If you just need to downgrade follow parts 1 and 2 of the guide then set up Gateway however you do that. Although mine (and many others) recommendations would be to go for arm9loaderhax (especially because like @VinsCool said GW will release an a9lh compatible payload soon), it's certainly not required.
     
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    downgrade to 9.2 and install menuhax and have it autoboot gateway. Thats the best option for you if you want it to be done quick
     
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    Is GW EmuNand completely safe with a9lh...? I'm (NOT) looking forward to a brick since getting ahold of a 3DS in my region is a pain in the ass. (And expensive as hell.)