Help with IronHax and System Update

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  1. TheToaster
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    Hello,

    I have a USA O3DS running firmware version 9.9.0. It seems as if there is an update available for my console, but I am afraid that it might do something to IronHax, which I have installed onto my system. Is it safe for me to update? or do I have to re install IronHax after the update?

    Question 2: Ok, I haven't been on the top of the 3DS scene for the past couple of months. Could anyone provide links to new homebrew developments and/or exploits that may have been released in my absence?
     


  2. GalladeGuy

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    Sorry, Ironhax was patched in 10.4. If you really want to update, install Menuhax first.
     
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    So should I install MenuHax before the update? Or after?
     
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    Before. Just make sure to install it for 10.5.0-30U, since that's what you are updating to.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    If I were you, I would downgrade to 9.2 in order to gain access to CFW. If you update to 10.5, you will not be able to downgrade.
     
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    Anytime. Just PM me if you have anymore problems/questions. The people down here are harsh. :P

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    But that is for piracy! And piracy is naughty. :P
     
  8. TheToaster
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    Well, I would. Unfortunately I don't have a NAND dump for a downgrade :/
     
  9. Lacius

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    You don't require a NAND dump to downgrade these days, as long as you're on 10.3 or lower.

    Edit: Specifically, you can use SafeSysUpdater to downgrade to 9.2.
     
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    Huh. How else would I downgrade my firmware? Sorry, i haven't kept in touch with the 3DS scene in a while.

    Edit:Never mind, i just read your edit
     
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    Why would I need to downgrade anyways? Is there a reason why I should be on 9.2 sysnand?
     
  12. GalladeGuy

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    Piracy.
     
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    Oh. Is that the only reason people are asking me to downgrade? I thought it was related to Homebrew.


     
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    That and dynamic recompilation for emulators. Which are used for piracy.
     
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    Better homebrew. CIA homebrews have fewer limitations than 3dsx format ones (kernel access and no size or service/permission limits) are more stable, and some emulators use dynamic recompilation for better performance.
     
  16. TheToaster
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    Ah. I see. How about I downgrade my sysNAND to 9.2, then create an emuNAND partition on my SD using emuNAND9 that I will update to the latest fw version. Then, I can install MenuHax onto my emuNAND and play Homebrew. Would this work?



     
  17. GalladeGuy

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    Even better, you can install the Homebrew Launcher Loader cia onto emuNAND.
     
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    So it is basically a CIA form of the Homebrew Launcher? I will read more about it
     
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    Downgrading gives you access to emuNAND, which allows you to stay on a low sysNAND with immortal entry points while still being future-proof and getting all of the benefits of being on a higher system version.

    See above. While piracy is an option, I would have opened with installing legit CIAs on 9.9 if that were a primary concern.

    After you downgrade to 9.2, you can install menuhax. You can then use menuhax to do whatever you want. You can, for example, make it automatically boot the Homebrew Launcher when you turn your 3DS on, and from there you can launch homebrew or emuNAND.

    There's no reason to install menuhax to emuNAND.
     
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    I see. But, even if I update emuNAND to 10.5, will I still be able to install MenuHax on it? I think that if I use Homebrew on emuNAND instead of sysNAND, I would be "safer" because if I use a bad CIA file, I could easily reset my emuNAND.