Cant get ntrboot working on old 2ds console 11.5

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  1. Benceltic
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    Hello,
    ive tried to get homebrew on an old 2ds console version 11.5 using ntrboot , the method which includes using a dsi and a acekard 2i.
    Ive literally followed the steps on 3ds.guide correctly and when I get to the step of booting into hack by pressing start + select + power + x the 2ds just displays a blue light but when I release the buttons it displays nothing on the screen and the blue light just fades out. Any help?
     
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    Make sure SafeB9SInstaller.firm is on the root of the SD card as "boot.firm"
     
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    Appricate the help however It is called boot.firm on the root of the sd card.
    On my sdcard I have a folder called "3ds" another folder called "boot9strap" and a file called "boot.3dsx" and "boot.firm"
     

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    Try putting the Luma 8.1.1 boot.firm on it.

    The exploit is loading because if it wasn't the light wouldn't fade out. It can't see the boot.firm
     
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    I downloaded luma 8.1.1 replaced the boot.firm with the luma one and now I put the device into sleep mode hold down the four bottons and it just turns the device on in normal mode in sleep mode
     
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    You don't have it in sleep mode then. The devices checks the hardware for sleep mode trigger, and I doubt it wouldn't comply with hardware.
     
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    You should begin with the 2DS turned off and the switch in the sleep position. Then you hold Start, Select, and X at the same time. Then press and let go of Power. Then let go of Start, Select, and X after a couple of seconds.
     
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    I have a blue 2ds and probably had to try 20-30 times before it worked. I take the flash card in and out of the slot. Also would turn on and off again and make sure turn the sleep switch off and on again. I would also take the SD card in and out. Then try again. It was finicky to get to work at best. I was using the r4i gold, so not sure if that makes a difference.

    I was booting decrypt9 firm named boot.firm so should work with most firms. I was also able to boot other firms as well. I would honestly keep trying and see if you eventually get it.
     
  9. Kungfu_Baba

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    [Disclaimer: newbie here]
    I'm experiencing the exact same behavior with my stock 11.5 o3dsxl using an r4i gold I just bought that was flashed with ntrboot. Did you ever find a solution?

    I've tried with a couple different microsd cards and the behavior is the same, so the only thing I can think of is that the flashcart is bricked.

    That makes sense, if I try the boot process with the magnet in place but without the flashcart at all the light never goes out. So something in between (flashcart -> microsd -> boot.firm) flow is broken, just really hard to tell which it is.
     
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    Okay, I have to admit I am an idiot.

    When 3ds.guide instructed me to copy boot.firm to my 'device' and insert the sd card back into my device I put it on the microSD card which was inserted in my r4i Gold flashcart, rather than the the microsd that goes in 3ds. Once I actually copied the needed files where they were supposed to go, everything worked without a hitch.
     
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    :rofl2:
    That's a nice one. Glad everything worked out fine.
     
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    I had trouble with my blue 2DS installing ntrboothax on R4i Gold Pro. I updated the 3DS to version 11.08.05.41E and I thought that was the problem but it wasn't. I copied the DS card content into the PC, formatted it, and put boot.firm as the first file on the card. then I transferred the rest of the files like before. I put the sleep switch into sleep mode while the system was off and pressed the button combo and it worked.
     
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