Help Needed Installing A9LH using guide http://3ds.guide

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  1. wildcat2083
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    Here is the deal, I have followed this guide to a T (several times in fact) and basically once the system is downgraded to 2.1.0-4 via SafeCTRLTransfer the instructions say to go to the web browser and enter http://2xrsa.3ds.guide in which point its suspose to launch SafeA9LHInstaller however after repeated attempts and clearing both the browser cookies history and initalizing save data for the browser, as well as deleting the files in the Nintendo 3DS Folder (for safe measure) i get where the arm11.bin file loads according to the browser, the screen blips and then freezes, it still shows the blank browser screen on both the top and the menu(s) on the bottom screen but nothing responds, not even pressing select, now when I manually add the old arm9.bin and arm11.bin files to the root of the SD card the browser will load OTPHelper, so I can still dump the otp.bin file but I can't get a9lh installed ... any help would be appreciated

    again ive tried on 2 different 3ds's with the same exact results with the current files in the guide as i used all new (updated) files linked in the guide

    EDIT:: Solved the Problem and here is how (I don't know how to edit the title to solved)

    So the Issue was with the SafeA9LH Installer, the 3ds.guide instructions state to use the latest releases and for good reason as later from what I learned it checks the firmware to make sure you don't break it after you restore your backup, however when you are on 2.1.0-x via the CRLTransfer the 2xrsa site looks for a arm11.bin file and also a arm9.bin file, the reason this didn't work with the latest release of SafeA9LH Installer is because those bin files aren't included, I was using those two files from OTPHelper which allowed me to dump the OTP.bin (however later also learned the way arm9loaderhax and safe works is it can do it without the otp, or rather it generates them all in one step)
    but to the actual solution, knowing the 2xrsa.3ds.guide page was looking for those files I used an older version of SafeA9LHInstaller and the latest release of arm9loader hax
    the version I used of safea9lh was 2.0.3 after that the exploit from the browser worked and i was able to install a9lh, after that i then updated everything to the latest version and updated again just to make sure, i then proceeded to restore my nand backup and went from there with luma and a9lh installed, hopefully this will be edited and reflected in the guide by those writing it as it can get a lot of less familure user stuck in 2.1.0-4 if they don't know how, which btw you could restore the nand .bin with otphelper as well, as i did once before figuring out how to get the exploit installed

    anyway yay it works, good luck to everyone, its worth it in the end
     
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    KEep going it's an unstable exploit
     
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    so with all the files in place I assue it should eventually load the safea9lh installer program?
     
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    That is correct yes
     
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    well i hate to be a nay sayer here but ive tried over and over at least 15 times with the same results
     
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    Check the sd card isn't corrupred
     
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    its brand new, i just got it today
     
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    Could be a fake
     
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    if it was currupt the other steps wouldn't be working nor would the exploit work when the arm9.bin and arm11.bin are on the sd from the otphelper app, this guide states not to use those for the a9lh install but it flat doesnt do anything for me
     
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    Your download was probably corrupted. Try downloading them again.
     
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    I just did, and i went ahead and re-followed all the instructions after erasing al the files on the sd card and still same results
     
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    I can't really say anything except to really examine what you're doing - if your SD card is not faulty, your console's SD reader is not faulty, the CTR transfer completed correctly, the files are correct, they are in the right location on your SD, your wireless works, and you're visiting the right Web address, then it must work.
     
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    Check your sd with H2testw.


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    solved, refer to the top, btw it wasen't corruption of the SD card, it was exactly what I thought, the 2xrsa.3ds.guide page basically is looking for the arm9.bin and arm11.bin as it reads it from the root of the sd card, the latest releases that the guide states to use, does not have those, thus rendering the payload usless as it never called so it cant generate the otp.bin and install a9lh, (via loading the exploit) once i used an older version of SafeA9LHInstaller (2.0.3) then the process worked
     
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    I'm pretty sure you were doing something wrong, but no matter, glad you got it to work.
     
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    well the guide shows a different version of safea9lhinstaller than what i had origionally downloaded, the copy i have didn't have the arm files, the one in the guide now doess, idk why or how, if it was an oversight with my part or a change on their end, im just glad its working
     
  17. pixelmasher

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    I'm pretty sure where you went wrong.
    https://3ds.guide/installing-arm9loaderhax
    This page uses the latest fork of SafeA9LHInstaller. It's Plailect's version specific for the Guide that's on 2.0.6.
    https://3ds.guide/updating-a9lh
    This page uses the latest SafeA9LHInstaller by Aurora Wright. Her version is on 2.6.7.
    You probably mixed up the files and didn't know it.
    If you look at the source, you'd know the pages haven't changed in 11/14 days.
    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/tree/master/_pages/en_US
    Stop blaming the Guide for your mistake. You made me get on the computer.
     
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    if it was my mistake my bad, it does happen and people are human afterall