Confused about different hacks.

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  1. Dotmore
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    I currently have a O3DS on 9.0.20 SysNAND and latest EmuNAND. But the thing is, i read so much about different hacks and tools, that im not sure what to do with my 3DS. Currently it just has 2.6 RxTools, thats it. No -hax of anything. What would even be the advantages?
     


  2. Ella879

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    Just get arm9loaderhax and the HBL cia!
     
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    arm9loaderhax has chance of bricking your device. Proceed with caution, there is a guide out there that makes it an easier process. Provided you are able read and comprehend well and not skip or not follow the steps.
     
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    rxTools (especially 2.6) is outdated. I can't list what it lacks compared to Luma for example, but if you never felt like something was missing, you probably don't need to update, even though it's better to use something that is still maintained.

    If you are not even aware of menuhax, that's an entrypoint that loads automatically at the end of sysNAND booting and allows you to autoboot to your CFW for example.

    arm9loaderhax is the newest entrypoint to boot your CFW and other stuff. It has a boot rate of 100% and is so fast you can't even tell the difference with an unhacked 3DS. It runs before sysNAND, unlike menuhax.
    It also allows (but does not force you in anyway) to ditch your emuNAND and do everything on sysNAND.

    Other stuff that ends in "hax" is an homebrew entrypoint like menuhax, but less convenient :P
    Freakyhax for example is a hack based on Freakyforms Deluxe, which allows you to get to the homebrew menu... Which you can already do using the HBL cia mentioned by @Ella879 so you don't really have to worry about that. And getting to the homebrew menu allows you to play Minicraft for example, or run anyother homebrew you may like.
     
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    spamming a9lh will get you nowhere . . . did you people read? there is a question he wants answered
    the advantages include booting into cfw simply as you power on your device (a9lh and menuhax)
    a9lh has a faster boot speed than menuhax & menuhax for some people has a low boot rate (the menuhax boot rate can be fixed)
    a9lh also has a way to recover from most sysnand bricks without a hardnod
     
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    I don't see any spamming about a9lh in my message. Plus, I don't even see a9lh in the OP so you're "spamming a9lh" more than me since I answered in a broader way while you only talked about a9lh.
     
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    well it was not directed at you you had the only post before mine that said more than . . . install a9lh and be careful doing it . . . the others did not even attempt a proper response
    edit: also i mentioned menuhax i just did not explain when it boots
     
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    Ah yeah. I kind of agree the first one was "spamming", but the second one was helpful I think since it added some warnings to the first one (so the OP doesn't plunge into a9lh without any info after reading the first post).
     
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    If you're on an unit with emunand, you are probably using some form of hax to enter CFW,
    Regardless if it's browserhax, menuhax or DS profile hax.

    (all the "hax" are a fancy name for how the 3DS boots into CFW)

    First of, I know they say don't fix what's bit broken, but RXtools isn't uodated/supported any more (ignoring the new branch for now), so that least change to latest Luma3ds or Reinand.

    Menuhax has cold boot, so that's fun, but boot rate and speed is not as strong and fast as arm9loaderhax,
    Which loads code very early in 3ds booting.

    The downgrade to 2.0 to get the OTP is scary, but my A9LH works pretty well.
     
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    agreed maybe the second was a little more helpful than i give credit for but i think a link to the guide they refer to would have been more helpful than a warning . . . anyone who mods any system knows there is danger involved
     
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    Agreed.

    Every user needs to know that while A9LH seems to be the magic solution (not without good reason), knowing the dangers, and alternatives, and reason why the guide is chosen over alternatives (such as GW's implementation) are necessary information of paramount importance.
     
  12. Dotmore
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    Sorry for not replying back any sooner. Is there a guide to set me up?
     
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    Home · Plailect/Guide Wiki · GitHub

    if you only want basic cfw with menuhax stop after part 3
    if you want a9lh (can be dangerous if you have problems following instructions) complete the guide
     
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    I assume i backup everything from my SD card to my PC, and delete RXTools folder/file from my SD card before starting?
     
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    Just do everything how the guide says and you'll be fine!
     
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    This is what my SD card looks like before starting the guide. I already had Homebrew Channel on EmuNAND. Can i just keep this all here, and copy the stuff from the starter zip onto my SDcard, (and thus replacing the current Boot.3dsx?) (the one in the Zip is bigger) upload_2016-6-19_20-17-21.png
     
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    I know what i want, which is menuhax, and possibly a9lh. Im following this guide; https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-1-(Homebrew)

    But my question is, can i remove the current RxTools folder,Rxtools.dat, Launcher.dat (I think that is GW) and boot.3dsx? (replace the boot.3dsx with the one from the folder i downloaded to install HBC on Sysnand (again, i think).
     
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    You can delete the RXTools files and if you aren't using Launcher.dat, you can delete that as well. You need the boot.3dsx from menuhax to have it autoboot either into your own bootloader or directly into the CFW of your choosing.
    The issue is, is that boot.3dsx is also used by the homebrew launcher, so to still use homebrew launcher, you need to edit the payloads to redirect to the new launcher file.
     
  20. Dotmore
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    Well, can't i remove my current EmuNAND HomebrewChannel, since i will get a new one?