Easiest way to go from 9.2 sysnand/11.*** reinand CFW to A9LH type CFW?

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    So I did the whole downgrading thing/seperation of nands back when it was all the craze and it has been a long time since I've used anything other than the latest Reinand on my emunand which is on update 11.4 or something. The main reason I would love to switch to an arm9loader type cfw is so I don't have to use Boot NTR to access my N3DS's cpu/L2 cache every bootup, plus I hear it can run GBA games.

    Basically, can someone help me by telling me if I will have an easier time switching over to a9hl since I already have an emunand made? Or am I going to have to do a lot of work to get rid of the seperated nands and Menuhax bootloading methods I currently use? I just want to know what the simplest and most straightforward route I should safely take from the cfw I am on. The wiki guide confuses me because it talks about doing all this downgrading when I thought I already did those types of things ages ago, and I don't really understand what rednand is and why I can't just use reinand? Thanks a ton in advance for anyone out there that tries to help a lazy dumb sap like myself xD
     
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    Yes I posted it here because I think the other area was the wrong sub forum, dunno how to delete the other thread sorry
     
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    Just follow from part 4
    But first delete the reinand folder and the boot.3dsx and replace with luma3ds stuff(Luma folder and the 3ds folder).
    From there put the boot.3dsx found in smea's website(homebrew launcher) in the root of the sd card and follow the guide from here if you already have an emunand in the latest version
    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-4-(2.1.0-Downgrade)
     
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    Thanks for the help, I think that is all I was really looking for. Yes I am running Reinand ver. 4.2 or something on 11.4 or whichever is the latest update on my emunand. My sysnand is of course on 9.2 still and separated. I've just been mainly confused because I read all the time that you run luma/a9hl cfw's on sysnand instead of emunand. Another big question if you could please answer this is will I need to redownload all of my games currently installed on my emunand or does that easily transfer over or simple as copying back and forth with my sd? I have a spare 32gb sd card if that helps at all
     
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    When you finish the guide, your emunand will be flashed to your sysnand so you won't lose anything.
    And yes in future times ,if you want to transfer anything it will be just copy and paste(if using UPDATED sysnand, not emunand) to the new SD card and you will keep everything.
    Just follow the guide TO THE LETTER and everything will be okay
     
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    just double checking with you after reading the guide a bit. Are you saying that all my games/saves etc. will be flashed to my sysnand so I won't need to do any copy pasting unless I end up changing something in the future? Just making sure I understand what you mean thanks a lot again! Which CFW do you recomend for my n3ds if I want to have access to cpu/l2 settings without ntr ? I heard Luma does this i think

    Hope this thread and your response helps others like myself since I couldn't find a similar topic when I searched.
     
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    Luma does it without ntr.
    Check in Luma settings.
    Also, your emunand will be flashed to your sysnand meaning that your sysnand will have the content(games, etc) of your emunand. If you want a bigger SD in the future it will be just copy and paste, no need for emunand trickery
     
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    Awesome! Understood you perfectly than! On my way to a better homebrewing future thanks to @Davidosky99
     
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    Good luck on your hacking !
    Make sure to not mess up and follow all the steps without doubting :P
    Post here any doubt if you encounter any problem in the guide :P
     
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    Will do! I made it through the struggle of getting cfw on my n3ds at the height of its release without all the nice guides and safer methods out now, I really hope I do everything correctly on my first go and will definitely post here or hit you up with a pm if I mess up or have any interesting issues! :mthr::grog::toot:
     
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    Do I need to format my emunand again like it says in the guide if I already separated my nnid from my sysnand/emunand a long time ago? Is this even so important that you wouldn't be able to fix a linked nand after downgrading? I'm guessing I shouldn't have to format my emunand but I'll wait to continue with the downgrade until I hear a response thanks!
     
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    YES you need to format it twice as stated in the guide, as it is important
     
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    Tip: I heard that formatting the Rednand/Emunand liks it with the Sysnand again and can break Menuhax...To prevent Menuhax from disappearing I switched my Theme in Emunand to the default blank one before starting with step 4 and I didn't have to reinstall Menuhax even after formatting sysnand...
     
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    Awesome thanks, I'll let you guys know the result later today when i attempt this on my n3dsxl. much appreciated for the help