Can't boot EmuNand

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  1. mumitroll
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    After a bit back and forth and got stuck that I can't boot my emunand even after re-formatting my SD card and making a new emunand.

    I'm on 9.2 SysNand.
    I boot via Bootmanager into RXTools / Homebrew Menu (which was installed via Sliderhax -> Menuhax)

    Whenever I boot RXtool i just stays black or hangs on one of the colors (red or yellow) during the boot up... kinda lost since I'm running out of ideas of what to do.

    Should I maybe completely restart the "hacking" process (aka wipe sd, wipe system)
     
  2. squee666

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    are you booting to code.bin

    when you make a new emunand you need to boot back into the homebrew rxtools.smdh so it can generate the data suite first
     
  3. mumitroll
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    you mean launch rxtools and make it "install" for like a minute?
    I did that
     
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    *bump*
    even after completly formating my SD card, and sysNand and installing reinand (following a guide)
    I still get stuck on a black screen when launching the emuNand - @wurstpistole mentioned that it could be a broken emunand - could this result from a broken sysNand since I created the emunand twice and it was broken both times?
     
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    No idea if it matters, but since you mentioned broken SysNAND, did you do the titles.db stuff so that it repairs them before making your EmuNAND?
     
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    Yup I did - literally followed the guide step by step and double checked every time.

    I did have Gateway downgrade to 4.5 before (wasn't intentional as I followed a different guide which that) afterwards I restored my Nand from 9.5 which I did before.
     
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    Weird. I can't really help you, sorry, but if there's nothing you wanna keep on SysNAND, starting over, formatting and updating and redoing the entire thing might be a good idea. Report how things went whatever you decide to do please! : - )
     
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    Yes I think thats the best - Should I format in a specific way? or just a generic SD formatting on windows and a normal formatting of the 3ds in the system menu?
     
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    Personally I'd just right click the device in Windows (assuming it's not SDXC) and go to Format, make sure it's Fat32, then format the 3DS from the system settings.
     
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    Alright, well - guess I'll file a report later in this thread
     
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    Ok so let's document this whole process and hope I can identify (with your help guys) where the issue is.

    This is a one-time post, but it was written step by step as I was going through the procedure. Let's hope I can boot the emuNand.

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    Starting position

    • Deleted emuNand Partition on SD Card with EaseUs Partition Master
    • Formatted SD card (SHDC 32GB) on Windows to FAT32 (no quick format)
    • Formatted 3DS to be safe
      • Current sysNand: 9.2.0-20E
      • This nand was installed using sysupdater from 4.5 (which was downgraded before via Gateway) - I did follow a weird guide before, which I explained in a different post before

    Step 1

    • Downloaded and placed on SD card:
      • Homebrew starter pack
      • EmuNAND9
      • FBI
      • PastaCFW Ninjhax 9.0-9.2
    Folder structure screenshot

    • rebuild the database
    • scanned QR code - sliderhax launched homebrew launcher
    • launched pasta CFW
    • scanned QR code - sliderhax launched homebrew launcher
    • started FBI
    • installed FBI - success
    • exit HBL
    • noticed there is no FBI icon? normal?
    Step 2
    • Launched theme manager and selected a theme for preparation
    • entered HBL, started emuNand9
      • dumped sysnand to SD
    • backed up SD
    • started "Complete EMUNAND Setup"
      • Guide mentioned
        "ignore the warning that starter.bin is missing"
      • This error did not happen, instead the tool wrote:
        "Writing starter.bin to SD card..."
    • Copied files back
    • unlinking NANDs - formating system after fresh start
    • added dbs to new Nand folder (Nintendo 3ds/ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
    • rebuild the database
    Step 3
    • placed reinand and cake files on SD
    • added needed files to each of the CFWs
    • changed theme once
    • QR code -> sliderhax -> error after glitched screen, landed back at home menu
    • restarted console
    • re-added starterkit to SD card
    • cleared save data on browser
    • attempt 2 - same error
    • backing up and wiping SD card
    • attempt 3 - success -> menuhax installed with "type 2"
    • copied files back to SD
    • added bootmanager

    1st Bootup
    • Bootmanager boots
    • Reinand is selected
    • let timer run out
    • stuck / frozen
    • shutdown
    2nd Bootup
    • Bootmanager boots
    • select Cakes manually
    • cakes menu appears
    • select Boot CFW
    • black screen
    • glitch screen
    • back at bootmanager

    Homebrew Menu and SysNand both launch without issues....
    Now I'm really lost...
     
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    *bump*