firmware update

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by chaseincats, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. chaseincats
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    chaseincats GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hi gang

    Been a while. So I went through the motions and Luma'd my 3ds and am currently on 10.7.

    I can't find any definitive answer as to how I get on the newest firmware 11.2 without messing up the cfw. Some info I've found says that you update luma via the lumaUpdater app and then just run the firmware update via 3ds settings menu.

    Is that right? It just seems a bit strange
     
  2. Aletron9000

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    are you running menuhax or a9lh?

    also, is you sysnand and emunand unlinked?
     
  3. Fishaman P

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    If you are running a non-Gateway emuNAND, it is ALWAYS safe to update.
    If you are running Luma sysNAND through the Homebrew Launcher or Menuhax, it is NOT SAFE TO UPDATE.
    If you are running Luma sysNAND through a9lh, it is ALWAYS safe to update. On the extremely rare chance Luma doesn't work with a new update out of the box, you'll need to use the Luma Updater before updating, or use a PC to copy the new Luma files after updating.
     
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    Nope, that's right. First update luma (either manually or using an updater app), then proceed to update via system settings.

    Follow @Fishaman P's guidelines re: sysNAND/emuNAND and menuhax/a9lh.
     
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    Wait.... what if you are on a9lh on Luma and are using gateway emunand?

    Whats different between gateway emunand and another emunand? And just so that we are clear, gateway emunand is the emunand that was availble when A9lh first came around?
     
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    Quoted from the guide itself ...

    In the OP you should've initially you said you A9LH'ed your console, not Luma'd. Luma is not what's relevant, A9LH is. As long as you have A9LH installed, updating via system settings is safe.

    If you followed the guide why'd you stop following it midway through, after installing Luma? There's more to be done, even after updating the FW.
     
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    ah, i thought that meant only for that part of the guide, not permanently

    my bad, thanks guys :P
     
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    3DS CFWs aren't actual custom firmwares, there are more custom loaders that patch the official firmware. As long as your CFW supports that OFW (Luma has done a lot of work to make sure it continues to work on future updates) and that you don't kill your entrypoint (i.e. updating sysNAND on a non-A9LH console), you're good.
     
  10. chaseincats
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    interesting those guys are definitely more clever than I haha
     
  11. Fishaman P

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    I don't have a Gateway, so no clue. But I do remember back in the rxTools days, when 9.6 was released the Gateway camp threw a shitfit because the Gateway team was taking an eternity to make it compatible.

    EDIT: By Gateway emuNAND, I mean actually using a Gateway cartridge. Nothing about the emuNAND formatting itself.