CFW Load Times

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Durelle, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Durelle
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    Durelle GBAtemp Regular

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    Is it normal for a 3ds to take 2-3x longer to startup than before a custom firmware?

    just want to know to make sure i did everything right.
    Also the 3DS doesnt Load without a SD card, is this normal?
     
  2. xtheman

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    If you have a bigger sd card then it will take longer for the homemenu to show.
    If you use menuhax then it will take forever. Update from menuhax to a9lh by following https://3ds.guide/

    For the sdless boot just follow https://3ds.guide/updating-a9lh (if you have a9lh)
     
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    Open FBI, SD, then go to "arm9loaderhax.bin", copy then exit back to "CTRNAND" "current directory" and paste.
     
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    3ds.guide is the website i used for the full tutorial, but i do have a 64GB MicroSD card that im using, so if thats the case im fine
     
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    I got two A9LH 64gb systems and they are a little slow loading titles when powering on.
     
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    Then you have a9lh. Just use to update a9lh so your 3ds can boot without an sd card https://3ds.guide/updating-a9lh
     
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    You don't need to. You can just copy and past arm9loaderhax.bin to ctrnand.
     
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    He might be using an older build of a9lh that doesn't read from ctrnand.
    Otherwise he would have had it in he ctrnand already
     
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    Larger SD cards make the 3DS take longer to boot. This would affect a stock console as well, by the way.
     
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