[Guide] Arm9LoaderHax General Q&A

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  1. PECONAUT
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    Arm9LoaderHax General Q&A
    Luma3DS ( Custom Firmware aka CFW) & Homebrew Launcher​

    Please feel free to ask question so we can answer them and add it to the guide

    1. How do I install an arm9loaderhax powered custom firmware?
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    2. How can I update the Custom firmware?
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    3. How do I know if the custom firmware updated properly?
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    4. What do the options in the configuration screen mean?
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    5. Can I change the boot animation?
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    6.What other feature does Luma3DS have?
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    7. How do I switch from Cake CFW to Luma3DS?
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    8. How to remove arm9loaderhax and go back to stock?
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    9. If I get rid of the arm9loaderhax. What would be an easy way to get it back?
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    10. How do I upgrade my SD size? Example 8GB to 32GB
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    11.Can I transfer files wirelessly to the 3ds so I don't have to remove the SD Card every time?
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    12. How do I install game backups?
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    13. How do I backup my games save files?
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    14. Can I play games from a different region?
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    15. How to install more Homebrew Apps
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    16. How do I install Emulators?
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    17. How to I change my system themes
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    Credit: NO PARTICULAR ORDER. If I miss someone let me know
    @WHOEVER CREATED HOMEBREW LAUNCHER
    @Plailect for creating arm9loaderhax guide
    @Aurora Wright for creating Luma3DS
    @Wolfvak for creating BootAnim9
    @sweatbox for his answer on my question thread
    @Quantumcat for her guide
    @JK_ for his save manager
    @JJTapia19 for his emulator guide
    @Rinnegatamante for her CHMM2 application
    @Hamcha for his updator

    Guide Version: 1.1
    updated custom firmware name
     
    Last edited by PECONAUT, Apr 23, 2016


  2. Joom

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    What does this have to do with A9LH?
     
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    This is just a general guide that I am hoping to build up with community questions. This guide it intended for people who just receive an hack 3ds and dont know what the next step is. For example if you cousin hack your 3ds. that person would know the whole process. I am planning to build it with more technical questions.
     
  4. luxandark

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    Seems more like an ARN Q&A, and even then, there's a topic stickied already called "3DS NOOB PARADISE - Ask questions here". Not that most people seem to use it anyway.
     
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  5. Quantumcat

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    Can you add a guide for changing from Cakes to AuReinand? And, can you write a list of files that a lot of people will have in their SD card after finishing, that they can delete?
     
  6. zoogie

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    This section is confusing. Try to visually separate Q's and A's like you did elsewhere.
     
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  7. Temarile

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    Quite a lot of people actually. More than you'd think. I'm trying to keep up with the questions throughout the day and now the thread has over 1000 pages.

    But I do think it is a good thing this is made. The layout could be a bit better, especially on mobile. Maybe use spoilers to separate them?
     
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    True will see how this one goes. Hoping to get a lot of questions and making it simple for new people

    if its bad and no need for it ill close it down

    Ill add it when I get home

    Yeah i just copy and paste the information. I am currently at work will update everything once I get home. Giving people proper credit

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Thanks Ill update once I get home currently at work, Ill do the spoiler idea
     
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    Guide all clean up and update. Feel free to ask/recommended question so I can add them
     
  10. Temarile

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    So AuReiNand got renamed to Luma3DS? Better note that down somewhere in the guide since we've all been saying aureinand and when noobs Google that (if they do that....) they won't find anything.

    You shoud probably add something about emulators for gba games and updated sysnand mode. Pros and cons of A9LH maybe? For inspiration for questions, read some pages of the noob thread ;)
     
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    Looks pretty good!

    Two things, didn't know I made a guide and I'm a her not a him :-)
     
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    Good idea I'll add that
    Well you made that thread and thats how I found out about switching firmware which I found it useful and my bad I'll update
     
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    Thanks for making this thread! You might want to specify that the sysnand.bin you need to remove A9LH must be a SysNAND.bin dump before A9LH was installed. (Following the Plailect guide, the file would typically be called "sysNAND_original.bin")
     
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    Thanks I updated the guide
     
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    how can i update arm9loaderhax? alternative question, should we or can it be updated?
    (i am talking about the part that is installed in the SYSNAND)

    what are the differences between cakes and luma? cons and pros, features etc of either cfw?
     
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    Arm9LoaderHax can't be update only the firmware.

    Luma3DS. Has Signature Checks disabled by default, AGB_FIRM patching (play gba games), TWL_FIRM (play 3ds flash cards, Updated sysNAND support, Payload Chain loading (quick boot into designated app by pressing specific bottonn),Reboot patch for GBA and high-memory games, n3DS Clock Speed plugin, second EmuNand options

    CakeFW. Has signature check but not by default. AGB_Firm but no TWL_FIRM. Multiple EmuNand options. The fact to make custom patches with the .cake format but no a lot of development.

    If I miss something please feel free to add to it
     
  17. Sinfulmatik

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    Hi, I successfully completed the A9lH process following Plailect's guide. I did it with a 8gb card with Updated Sysnand+Luma3ds. Now I want to update to a 64gb card with a 64k format. How can I go about doing this. Any info will help. 10Q!.

    Crap nevermind. I missed the part of SD upgrade. *facepalm
     
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    This is a tidy section. What about listing the benefits of using sysnand only over emunand and vice versa?
     
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    Glad it work out

    Thanks I'll update it on Sunday cause that my only day free
     
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