Get a Luma 3DS back to original?

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  1. Hikenkami
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    Hi Everyone,

    So I need to sell my New 3DS XL to original because I am gonna sell it, problem is, I thought by formatting the console and the SD card it would be enough, but now the console doesn't boot anymore, when I hit the power button the blue light flashes on and off and that is all.

    Can someone tell me how to get it back to factory? Thanks !
     


  2. GizmoTheGreen

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    you can't afaik. a9lh makes your 3ds boot the arm9loaderhax.bin on the SD so you need to put that back, you can put it in the CTR-nand iirc then it will boot. I guess if you want you can look for the luma3ds ninja version kechleon something.
     
  3. Hikenkami
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    Ok so now that I made the error to format everything, is there a way to get back the CFW? When I did all the "Luma" steps there was a time where I was asked to make a backup of some files, but those were gone missing when one of my hard drives crashed. Is the 3DS dead?
     
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    What did you do? What is the error?
     
  5. Hikenkami
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    Well I thought that by formatting my console (on the Emunand) and the SD card, the CFW would have disappeared. I first formatted the 3DS, FBI was still on the launcher, and then I took out the SD card (I tried powering the the 3DS like that and it didn't work, but I think that is normal because the launch files were on the SD Card) and i formatted also the SD card. So now, I don't have anything left on my SD, and my 3DS doesn't boot...
     
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    Download SafeA9LHInstaller and place the arm9loaderhax.bin in the SD. Boot it and remove A9LH. Profit.

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    So you need to go back to the guide and download what you deleted. You'll need the latest release of Luma, Decrypt9 and aeskeys.bin. Then you're going to want to create a sysnand backup, then restore the same backup without using the "keep A9LH" option.

    I would have said, just put the payload for SafeA9LHInstaller on there instead of all that, but I'm not 100% sure if it works or not without your A9LH folder present.

    EDIT: Welp, that answers my question.
     
  8. munchy_cool

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    Once you have a9lh re-installed. make a Nand backup, and then restore the same backup but chose option do not keep a9lh in Hourglass9.
     
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    Wouldn't the new backup include the A9LH code as well?
     
  10. erikas

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    put the arm9loaderhax.bin into the nand, and then just delete the FBI and all other homebrew apps. whoever buys it will never even know.
     
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    well if you have the option, pretty sure it will remove a9lh.

    Also he can uninstall via safea9lhinstaller.
     
  12. Hikenkami
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    Tried it doesn't work, I put on the SD the 3DS folder, the armloaderhax.bin and the SafeA9LHInstaller.dat files, but nothing happens, the 3DS LED flashes blue and nothing happens
     
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    Nothing. LED keeps blinking and no life sign from the SD card.

    Wait, I formatted it using Windows basic format tool. Wasn't there something about having to format the SD card with a soft, for it to be recognized by the console?
     
  15. munchy_cool

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    what size card are you using? needs to be fat32.
     
  16. owek1

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    has to be FAT32 64k.. cards higher than 32GB needs a software to format it properly..
     
  17. Hikenkami
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    Yeah the problem probably comes from there. It is a 64 gb samsung SD card and I just used the basic format tools, back at it and i'll keep you informed
     
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    For it to boot you need an arm9loaderhax.bin as mentioned above; take one from whatever you want to boot
     
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    I use fat32format. There's no gui so you have to use the command prompt
     
  20. Hikenkami
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    Do i proceed? Will it make the 3ds back to factory?
     

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