can't boot into my old emunand

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  1. SmashMan4
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    I recently decided to start using my 3ds again. I was on reinand 4.0 on 10.4 iirc. I decided to update my emunand to the latest 3ds firmware, and it was successful. Then I heard reinand is no longer being actively worked on, so I decided to switch to luma 3ds. I replaced the files and booted it up, but I kept getting a black screen. I could access the luma menu, but I could not boot into the cfw. I then decided to switch back to reinand, but I got a black screen again. I tried several times and nothing worked. Is there a way I can boot back into my emunand, or do I have to restore it?
     


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    1. If you have a flashcart in the cartridge slot then remove it before you boot up
    2. Are you on < 9.0 sysNAND? If so make sure you followed https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/wiki/Installation-and-upgrade when you were adding the luma files, you may need a firmware.bin
     
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    1. I had a very old R4 flash cart(1st gen flash card I think) in my 3DS, but removing it did not fix the problem
    2. I am on 9.2. I downgraded my New 3DS to 19.2 since that's the best possible firmware for CFW.
     
  4. HyperT

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    How are you booting luma; through hbl?
    It's probably using an old version so update to the latest one.
     
  5. Arubaro

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    You should also try to setup a splash image on boot (that fixes some blackscreens)
     
  6. SmashMan4
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    Yea, I'm using HBL. IDK if it needs to be updated, What's the latest version?

    My reinand has a splash screen, sometimes it freezes on the splash screen, other times it doesn't.
     
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    Bump. I still need help.
     
  8. HyperT

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    I was mistaken as I thought the hbl.zip came with a copy of luma3ds; anyway try from here: https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases copying the arm9loaderhax.bin and the 3ds folder from inside the hax folder on to the sdcard and see if there's any difference.
     
  9. SmashMan4
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    Now it looks like it either made another nand or it's acting like Pasta CFW, because it puts me back to the menu with no changes, and when I check, it's on Luma3ds (since it says sys instead of ver).
     
  10. CrispyYoshi

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    It's possible you could be missing the 4.x firmware.bin/cetk from your luma folder.

    Honestly I'd just say follow Plailect's guide and move your emunand to sysnand and that'll get it working and you'll have a9lh.
     
  11. SmashMan4
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    If there's no risk involved, I'd be willing to do that.
     
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    Just follow this guide then https://3ds.guide/
     
  13. HyperT

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    You might as well just check your emunand & titles are there before the move to a9lh. Are you seeing different nand versions i.e 9.2 sysnand and 11.2 emunand?
    The full install instructions [for luma3ds] are: https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/wiki/Installation-and-upgrade you would need the firmware.bin if on 4.0 sysnamd
     
  14. SmashMan4
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    I saw 2 nands when I went through my micro sd card, and it looks like it is a really big file size, so I think it's still there, and I don't need firmware.bin since I'm on 9.2.
     
  15. HyperT

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    Do you have two folders in 'Nintendo 3DS' and have you formatted any nand since the last time you used your emunand. There's a chance the two were linked & by formatting sysnand you've effectively removed your titles from emunand.
     
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    I have two folders in the Nintendo 3DS folder, and I think I removed one of the folders from it yesterday because I didn't know what else to do.
     
  17. HyperT

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    The one you removed may have been your emunands titles/saves then; and that's why your emunand appears blank. Hopefully you have a copy saved somewhere...
     
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    I'm pretty sure it was the sysnand because it was really small in file size, and it pretty much acted like I formatted it.
     
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    you wouldn't be able to *see* your emunand by looking at the sd contents, emunand is a separate partition on the SD, that's actually how many people ended up updating sysnand originally as they assumed their nand dump on their sd card (usually a file called nand.bin or nandmin. bin) meant they were using emunand
     
  20. SmashMan4
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    How can I see the partition then?