Help. Still using the DS profile exploit.

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  1. BORTZ
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    Hi guys. The 3DS scene is nearly impossible to follow so I am going to need to guidance. Both of my 3DSs are still using the Gateway + DS Profile Exploit to launch emuNAND and play out of region games. Being able to play out of region stuff is important to me. I have a lot of questions. If you are so kind to answer, please be clear with your explanations. Assume I know little to nothing.

    1. I would like to get into emuNAND as fast as possible to play games from my Gateway. Whats the best way to achieve that? Since I am on 4.x sysNAND I assume I am going to need some sort of safe updater, but I have no idea how to do that.

    2. I would like to get NTR CFW or something that allows for me to adjust rom hack files on the fly. I am working on a translation project, so being able to replace the text files as fast as possible is preferable.

    3. I tried to install the Home Brew Loader but when it boots it hangs on a colored screen saying something like "the menu ropchain is ready" or something. I cant remember. But it doesn't work.

    I'm sure I have more questions, but lets start here.
     
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    1. Menuhax. You'll need to set up rxTools first and use rxTools Pasta Mode along with sysupdater to update the console to 9.2.
    2. Seems like you already know what to do here.
    3. HBL only works on 9.0 and up, unless you have Cubic Ninja. See #1
     
  3. CrispyYoshi

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    A9LH is the fastest way to boot (menuhax is a good alternative, but it's about 23 seconds or so slower), but Gateway currently can't support A9LH unless you have an extra emunand downgraded to 9.2 on the side just to boot it.

    I think just yesterday or so, Gateway announced they'd eventually add A9LH support, though.
     
  4. DrCrygor07

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    Gateway just announced a9lh support(lol you already written it, I'm very lazy)
     
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    Alright, thanks for the confirmation!
     
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    1. Update your 3DS's sysNAND to 9.2. Download the 9.2 update files for your region and model and put them in a folder called "updates" on the root of your SD Card. (Should be in a zip called something like [NEW/OLD]3DS9.2[U/E/J]_Full. Googe is your friend.) Put SysUpdater (https://github.com/TuxSH/sysUpdater/releases) in the "3ds" folder on your SD Card and run it. Select "update" and wait. With any luck your 3DS should now be on 9.2. What you want to do now is install Menuhax and CTRbootmanager with the "Coldboot" section of this guide here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutoria...luding-emunand-coldboot-cia-installer.405589/

    2. I believe you can use NTR CFW for that. It only works on sysNAND though!

    3. You need to have an emuNAND with version 9.0 or above for it to work. If you don't want to update you can install a Cubic Ninja CIA instead.
     
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    NTR CFW works on emuNAND.
     
  8. BORTZ
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    So if I do menuhax (which is probably to route I am thinking, what is it like when I start up the 3DS? Like when I flip the on switch what happens? I just wait 23 seconds and then I am in emuNAND/Gateway mode?
     
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    Weird. It throws me an error on my emuNAND.
     
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    It doesn't work on emuNAND greater than 10.5 unless you have a new version. My friend sent me it, it works on 10.7. attached it in case you want to try

    bortz, you will need LayeredFS:

    To install NTR CFW, just copy the two attached files inside the zip t oyour sd root and install the cia. run the cia to boot into ntr cfw.
     

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  11. GalladeGuy

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    Its black for a second, the bottom screen flashes color for 2-3 seconds, black for another 6-8 seconds, and then boots emuNAND.
     
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    Do you use 10.2 firm for n3ds or 9.6 for o3ds? (with a 10.7 emunand for example)
     
  13. CrispyYoshi

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    The DS will try to load up the home menu (and initialize everything beforehand, so about 8 seconds or so). As soon as it tries to load your corrupted theme, it will trigger (or attempt to, sometimes crashes) load SD:/boot.3dsx

    Typically, you'd want to make boot.3dsx CTRBootManager, which really just re-directs to another boot.3dsx like the homebrew channel or a CFW. If you add a 3 second delay before it auto-selects, that's another 3 seconds of waiting. (I think the faster you make it, the less consistent it gets too? I'm not entirely sure, though...)

    After that, it takes about another 8 or so seconds to boot up EmuNAND, which could also crash sometimes.

    For A9LH, it hijacks the kernel very early in the boot and has a 100% consistent boot success rate, but it requires tweaking sysnand at least 3 times.

    EDIT: Here's a video:
     
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    ntr works on 10.7 without a problem, the native_firm version that's launched matters. native_firm 10.2 is the latest supported, the next version native firm 10.4 not. Just use the right firmware.bin for you cfw