Hacking Getting an old 3DS on 2.1.0-E4 to a working CFW

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Hey guys,

I have a question about getting my O3DS to a fully working CFW. I read through several threads and chatted with several people from different forums and I just can't figure out what I shoul do. I am a bit of a newbie into 3DS hacking so please be kind. Currently my O3DS is on 2.1.0-E4 which has a working browser (if that changes anything) and I got it from a store in Germany. Its completely untouched and comepletely new so that means I got it that way, its stock. People told me to stay on 2.1.0 and people told me to update to 9.2.0. But I heard that its not that easy to update it straight from 2.1.0 to 9.2.0. I also looked into the Plailect guide on github and still have no clue what I should do. From what I read I would update to 9.2.0 with an cart update ( Tomodachi Life ) to 9.2.0 but does that work? It seems like I have tons of choices but what is the best for me? I would like a cfw which makes me able to play normal 3DS games and nothing else.

So what can I do and what should I do?
 

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Do this to get your OTP (very important): https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/9.2.0-Update-(Browser-OTP)

Then update to either 4.x or 6.x using a cart (you can check 3dsdb.com for the update it comes with)

When you're on 4.x or 6.x you can use the browser to update to 9.2 using this: https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/9.2.0-Update-(rxTools-2.5.2)

Once you're on 9.2 you need to do part 1; https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-1-(Homebrew) then part 4 section 2; https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-4-(2.1.0-Downgrade)#section-ii---injecting-fbi and lastly part 5; https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-5-(arm9loaderhax)
  • Copy SafeA9LHInstaller's 3ds folder and dat file instead of the arm9 and arm11 bin files
  • Copy otp.bin to /a9lh/
  • Launch SafeA9LHInstaller from Homebrew menu instead of browser
  • Skip steps related to "emergency files"
  • Skip steps related to "RedNAND"
  • Skip Section IV and Section V
  • Update to the latest system version after completing Section VI

After that you'll have a 100% boot rate, brick protection, near stock boot, cfw that allows you basically everything and Homebrew access.
 
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So I have understand that right:

I get that OTP

Then update to one of these versions ( I got New Style Boutique, should that work? )

Browser update to 9.2
 

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So I have understand that right:

I get that OTP

Then update to one of these versions ( I got New Style Boutique, should that work? )

Browser update to 9.2

You can check what update your cart comes with here: http://3dsdb.com as I don't know which version you have. I updated to 4.5 with fire emblem awakening.

Yes, that's basically it. I've edited my post with some other links too ;)
 

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So I skip step 2 and 3? Why should I skip it? Are these for getting OTP?

Yes with part 2 and 3 you create a rednand to downgrade it to 2.1 to get the OTP. Seeing as you already have that, you don't need to do these steps.
 

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Yes with part 2 and 3 you create a rednand to downgrade it to 2.1 to get the OTP. Seeing as you already have that, you don't need to do these steps.

  • Copy otp.bin to /a9lh/
I dont know where I should copy it, I dont have it anywhere
 

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Right I got my otp.bin, I just dont know where to copy it :)

You still need to do the steps of part 5. In section 1 of part 5 you're eventually instructed to copy the /A9LH/ folder from data_inputv2.zip to the root of your sd card.
 

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You still need to do the steps of part 5. In section 1 of part 5 you're eventually instructed to copy the /A9LH/ folder from data_inputv2.zip to the root of your sd card.
Alright I am on 9.2.0, setup the HBL. And now I am at step 5 but stuck at Section 2 because you said I shouldnt copy arm9 and arm11 but clearly the website is for launching arm11

Or should I skip 2 and install via SafeAL9H in the HBL
 
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Okay I am now at Section VI and I have to update via system settings. Is it normal it takes that long?
 

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Okay I am now at Section VI and I have to update via system settings. Is it normal it takes that long?

That really depends on your Internet speed, your processor and the Nintendo servers. Just wait.
 

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