Data not recognised after hardmod arm9loaderhax method

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  1. Micnax
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    Hello forum!

    I recently performed a hardmod downgrade > inject > update on my Old 3DS XL (from 11.0), and I have it now on 11.1 with arm9loaderhax + Luma3DS + HBL installed. The thing is, I don't appear to have my games / streetpass + Mii data any more. It shows in the Data Management section of the System Settings, though with grey crosses, and loading StreetPass Plaza will tell me the data is corrupted. (Basically the data is still there and fine, but the 3DS isn't liking it)

    I'm thinking its because the data was originally on 11.0, and jumping down to 2.1.0 then to 11.1 has screwed it up somehow. Thankfully I still have my original NAND backup and backups along the way of doing the tutorials. I'm just wondering how I would go about restoring the data into a usable state again?

    The guides I used were the following:
    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Hardmod-Downgrade
    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Homebrew-Launcher-(No-Browser)
    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/2.1.0-ctrtransfer
    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Installing-arm9loaderhax
    Ninjhax was used for the HBL (No Browser) step.
     
  2. el_gonz87

    el_gonz87 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Do you have backups of the SD as well? I don't think this is necessary but it's been useful for me to return to an exact snapshot of my 3DS.

    You can use Hourglass9 to restore your original NAND backup, then check if the SD data is read fine by the system, if so update to 11.1. Profit!
     
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    I don't, but the folder data appears to be unchanged (the Nintendo 3DS folder), aside from deleting the requested files in the tutorials. (00000098)

    So use Hourglass9 to restore the original 11.0 NAND from the first NAND dump? I assume since the exploit has already been injected, it'll remain there with a new NAND write.
     
  4. el_gonz87

    el_gonz87 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Correct always use Hourglass9 as this will NEVER overwrite the A9LH. It's when people use Decrypt9 there is a force option and this removes the install.

    Just add hourglass9 to luma payloads under button of choice in the name and use that to re flash original NAND backup.

    Oh and place NAND.bin and NAND.bin.sha in the sdmc:/files9 directory of your sd card. (If you don't have sha, it should be ok if the image was dumped successful, it's used to verify dump)
     
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    Excellent, that worked perfectly. Thank you!
     
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    Enjoy! Welcome to the A9LH world, you won't regret it!