Following the guide, stuck on 'Restoring the system'

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  1. Plushie
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    Hello,

    After having carefully followed the guide, I have ended up at section IV: restoring the system.

    1. I booted while holding start and entered hourglass9
    2. I went to 'sysnand backup/restore'
    3. I restored sysnand while keeping a9hl
    4. I pressed the key combo, I selected nandmin.bin
    5. I pressed start to reboot. It rebooted to my seemingly restored 11.0 3ds home menu. No black screen.
    6. My back-up was not a version between 3.0 and 4.5, it was a version 11.0. Like I said, it booted normally.
    7. I went to system settings to update my console. I know I have a9lh and Luma, having followed the process, I received the green text 'succeeded' on every step.

    Now however, whenever I reboot my console, it stays a black screen. I tried to go to section 5: Injecting FBI, holding start to enter hourglass 9... nothing, stays a black screen.

    Can this be fixed or is this a brick?
     
  2. x65943

    x65943 Resident Greekaboo, Amateur Dog Father

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    Try this
    Make sure that your hourglass9 payload is named correctly.
     
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    Thank you, I'll keep it in mind, but I saw you posted it earlier in another thread, and it seemingly didn't help. I'll hold on to it for now.
     
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    x65943 Resident Greekaboo, Amateur Dog Father

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    That guy was having a different problem, and specifically asked how to do this. His issue wasn't one that normally needs this fix.

    The black screen on startup however usually is fixed by this. So I'd give it a go.

    Also, did you make sure that you had named your hourglass9 payload correctly and put it in the right folder?
     
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    I renamed it to start_Hourglass9, with the capital H just like the guide said. I also used hourglass9 before in a previous step in the guide.
     
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    x65943 Resident Greekaboo, Amateur Dog Father

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    deleting the extdata like I said should solve the black screen on boot.
    If you're still unwilling to try that, see what happens when you boot your 3ds with a different sd card with only arm9loaderhax.bin on it.

    As for not being able to boot payloads, can you boot decrypt9 or any other payload? https://github.com/d0k3/Decrypt9WIP/releases/tag/20170115

    You can rename it to x_decrypt9.bin and see if that works when you boot holding x.
    (make sure you have "show extensions" enabled in your windows folder options btw)
     
  7. Megaben99

    Megaben99 I'm not an intern. I'm a messenger of the Gods!

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    Are you sure you've restored to 11.0? If you are on 2.1 the system will not boot with the SD card inserted.
     
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    I'm past that step, after restoring, my folders were back in the places that they were on 11.0.
     
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    Sorry I didn't have a quick fix. Hope the other posters can help you.
     
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    x65943 Resident Greekaboo, Amateur Dog Father

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    Did you try any of the things that I've suggested?

    If you don't believe that what I suggested is a legitimate fix, check out the troubleshooting section on 3ds.guide - Because that's where I got my info from.

    https://3ds.guide/troubleshooting

     
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    When you mentioned trying a different sd card with only the arm9loaderhax.bin it did remind me of one curiosity, namely:

    Section 1, step 11.
    Copy arm9loaderhax.bin from the Luma3DS .7z to the root of your SD card, overwrite existing files.

    The original file that came with step 7 had an arm9loaderhax.bin of 27kb, when step 11 asked me to replace it, it replaced it with one of 70kb big.
     
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    The reason that you replaced the old arm9loaderhax.bin is because it was the arm9loaderhax installer, the replacement is the actual custom firmware.

    If you don't want to follow my suggestions, check out the troubleshooting guide
    https://3ds.guide/troubleshooting

    I was just suggesting advice from there anyway.
     
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    Did you have like menuhax installed before?
     
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    Thank you, I'll try it out. I'll post the result when I went through the steps.

    No, it was a fresh 3ds, I removed all menuhax files that lead to userland because it kept rewrapping my downloads. I went to steelhax when that came out.
     
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    This might work, but can you make sure and delete the old armloader9hax.bin and add the new Luma3DS 6.6 one? Because sometimes overwriting seem to bug out.
     
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    Ok updates:

    I removed the 00000098 files. It still gave me the same result: blackscreen.

    I removed the luma config.bin, and it finally let me enter luma again when pressing select. What do I do?

    Maybe I forgot to mention: the Luma screen in front of me is v6.6, if that helps.
     
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    Something on your sd card is still preventing your sysnand from booting correctly. Have you tried booting while using a separate sd card with only arm9loaderhax.bin on it?
     
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    Ok, which one, the one of 7 january of 27kb large, or the one of 14 january, which is 70 kb big?

    Another update: I tried booting without an sd card, the console turned off after 1 second of black screen.
     
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    That's the one I've been using, it's version 6.6, last edited on 14 january and it's 70 kb in size.