bluecardfix.cia on A9LH and 11.0

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  1. Luke Redgen
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    Hey Guys,

    I just finished setting up A9LH and everything is working great except that I am a Gateway-3DS owner who was using the blue card for NDS titles and had it working on my New 3DS on 9.2 by using bluecardfix.cia (flashcarttimemachine.cia)

    However, when I upgraded to A9LH running 11.0, the blue cart just loads to a black screen on Luma3DS, ReiNand and the Gateway payload despite having the .cia installed.

    Is there a fix for that, or if not, are there other flashcarts that do work in this scenario? A9LH is very new to me and I'm loving it but I do play a lot of .nds titles

    Kind Regards,

    Luke Redgen
     
  2. Ryccardo

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    Remove all whitelist and twlfirm hacks (you can just uninstall the appropriate titles then do an official update), as Luma automatically fixes all [previously] 3DS-compatible DS flashcards!
     
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  4. Luke Redgen
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    Woah, you guys are awesome quick at replying, much appreciated. I tried that with Luma3DS and it didn't work but when I boot in to ReiNand from the bootmenu it works. I reformatted the SD card so I'm not sure if it was the format that fixed it or installing those firm .cia files

    Regardless, thanks for your assistance. I bought the Gateway when it first came out and A9LH is blowing my mind. Seriously, if I lost my Gateway I wouldn't buy one again, just a standard DS flashcart and A9LH, don't think there's much reason for anything else now.
     
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    Just for reference in case you ever decide to swap to a CFW other than Luma3DS, the bluecardfix.cia from Gateway is simply the old version (v0 iirc) of the DS Cart Whitelist. All system updates since 9.7 include and attempt to install the latest version of the whitelist and since bluecardfix.cia is simply an official signed copy of v0, it overwrites it. Simply reinstalling the bluecardfix.cia at that point is enough to make DS flashcarts work again. Unfortunately the system also flags itself as needing an update, and thus blocking things like the eShop and NNID features, if the whitelist is out of data (possibly if any title is out of date?).

    For CFW users this is easily solved by using 3DNUS to download v0 of the whitelist and spoof it to the latest version (v11264 at a minimum, might want to spoof it to something like v65535) and then install the resulting cia file. This would prevent the system from reinstalling the update whitelist (as the title version check on install would fail) as well as prevent the system for flagging for an update.

    That said, since Luma3DS automatically patches the CFW to enable older flashcarts, you would only need this info in the event you switch to another CFW other than Luma.


    edit:

    Also, flashcarttimemachine.cia is not the same thing as bluecardfix.cia. It is a spoofed copy of the v0 that reports as v11264 and as such is not signed and will only work on CFWs
     
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  6. jake6a

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    I have Luma3DS but I still get a blackscreen when loading the R4iDS (for DS), what should I do?
     
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    Luma3DS patches the various firmware files (and the whitelist) on the fly, and as such needs to have the original files installed or the patching process can cause problems. Since you are using Luma3DS, you need to download and install the latest version (v11264). If you happened to have a patched version of the TWL_FIRM installed as well (which i think the R4iDS required?) you should download and install an unaltered copy of the latest TWL_FIRM as well.
     
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    I am currently running the latest version (v11264), and have not patched anything (as far as I know, I have used Plailect's Guide till the end).

    This is my card:
    [​IMG]
     
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    I see, but could you please explain the process? I am still new to the 3DS Scene, you can be technical (I am a dev)

    My payload should be the default (root://arm9loaderhax.bin), I did not manually patch anything.

    Do these files N3DS AGB.cia and N3DS TWL.cia have any side effects? (Bricking or ruining paths?)
    If so, are the possible to be unloaded if something happens?
     
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    If you are currently running A9LH with Luma3DS as your main arm9loaderhax.bin, you just need to launch your CIA installer of choice and install them like you would any other CIA.
    There is no chance of bricking, but I always do suggest backing up your NAND before hand if you are worried, better safe than sorry. Just make sure you install the ones for your system and you should be fine.
     
  12. jake6a

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    Great, installed and now I can see the DS Cart logo (R4DS Ultra) in my home page, however I get this when I try to start:

    [​IMG]

    EDIT: After 3DS reboot, it's back again to not being visible on the homepage, I also tried to upgrade my card to the latest version here:

    http://www.r4ids.com/index.php/en/r4i-gold-v20-download

    EDIT2: So after multiple restarts & reinstalls of the CIAs, it decided to work. Is there a more permanent solution? Or is there something I am doing wrong?
     
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    Are you using an emuNAND or sysNAND? Can I see a screenshot of the root of your microSD card as well?
     
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    I am using sysNAND, here is a screenshot:
    http://jmp.sh/QLHqiet

    Also, the DS games feel like they are being emulated, slow framerate and bad graphics, is this normal? (Trying Super Mario 3D)

    EDIT: Restarted 3DS again, get an ERROR occurred screen, restart again, DS cart not visible, seems like it is a hit and miss?
     
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    Ok, first, let's clean that mess up.
    fev.png
    All the ones with the Black line, back up elsewhere, they don't need to be on your SD card. From there test to see if it works, just to eliminate file conflicts
    Then let's see if that helps.
     
  16. jake6a

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    Done, still same problem, hit & miss on the DS card
     
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    Ahhh~ I was just about ask how things were going!
    Hmmm~ Do they work with another CFW like ReiNAND?
     
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    Have not tried, can I try without flashing to sysNand?

    Also, when the DS card appears, the scaling option (Holding START before launching) gives an error, is this normal for flash cards?
     
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    CFW's do not effect your NAND and you can switch between them without hassle or effecting your set up.
    And they will appear blurry and with some issues on the 3DS because it upscales them out of their Native resolution. Holding start shows them in their normal resolution, so that is normal. But error isn't normal.
     
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