Helping friend with N3DS, he's downgraded from 9.8.0-25E to 9.2 but can no longer open settings app

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by XPavilion, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. XPavilion
    OP

    XPavilion Member

    Newcomer
    29
    1
    Sep 9, 2010
    Where do we go from here, we don't have any other entrypoints besides browserhax and menuhax.
    We downgraded via sysupdater in menuhax, the DS rebooted and wouldn't load, so we removed the card, formatted it, put it back in and it booted, however now the settings app won't work. What's the next step, what can we do?
     
  2. jackb994

    jackb994 Self-Proclaimed Gamer

    Member
    543
    130
    Oct 29, 2015
    Try updating to 10.3 or lower using a cart and do the downgrade process again.
     
  3. XPavilion
    OP

    XPavilion Member

    Newcomer
    29
    1
    Sep 9, 2010
    At our disposal we have:

    Pokemon OR
    Rayman Raving Rabids (Family pack?)
    Fire Emblem: Awakening
    Tekken 3D Prime Edition
    Kirby Triple Deluxe
    The Lego Movie

    Are any of these usable?
     
  4. jackb994

    jackb994 Self-Proclaimed Gamer

    Member
    543
    130
    Oct 29, 2015
    none of them can be used

    edit: one particular one people are recommending is shovel knight which upgrades to 9.8
     
  5. Justin20020

    Justin20020 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    598
    117
    Jun 22, 2015
    Gambia, The
    The legend of Zelda triforce heroes and the Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer game, will update to 9.8

    Maybe you can update to 10.3 or lower with sysupdater with the update files for that
     
    Last edited by Justin20020, Jan 22, 2016
  6. XPavilion
    OP

    XPavilion Member

    Newcomer
    29
    1
    Sep 9, 2010
    Is there anything else to do? Neither of us have that game, and don't exactly have the funds to go out and buy even more after just getting a N3DS, SD card, etc.

    EDIT:

    Also the web browser doesn't work either now, so booting into homebrew menu won't work
     
    Last edited by XPavilion, Jan 22, 2016
  7. mashers

    mashers Stubborn ape

    Member
    3,837
    5,156
    Jun 10, 2015
    Kongo Jungle
    Could you set up homebrew, run pasta CFW, use that to launch sysupdater, update back to 10.3 using CIAs from the ISO site, and then retry the downgrade?
     
  8. jackb994

    jackb994 Self-Proclaimed Gamer

    Member
    543
    130
    Oct 29, 2015
    you can try sysupdater which can update, but sysupdater can cause brick and soft bricks and issues one of them being your system settings bug after downgrading, its recommending to use a cart
     
  9. XPavilion
    OP

    XPavilion Member

    Newcomer
    29
    1
    Sep 9, 2010
    We have no access to the settings app, or the web-broswer, unless there's another way to boot into homebrew?
     
  10. Justin20020

    Justin20020 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    598
    117
    Jun 22, 2015
    Gambia, The
    If you have cubic ninja or something else, you need install the payload new for 9.2
     
  11. XPavilion
    OP

    XPavilion Member

    Newcomer
    29
    1
    Sep 9, 2010
    All we have is the N3DS and the list of games above, if we can't do anything with those are we forced to go into recovery and just update to 10.4 and wait?
     
  12. jackb994

    jackb994 Self-Proclaimed Gamer

    Member
    543
    130
    Oct 29, 2015
    Th only way the is to borrow cubic ninja off a friend or update to 10.4 and have no cfw.
     
  13. Justin20020

    Justin20020 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    598
    117
    Jun 22, 2015
    Gambia, The
    Look if your boot.3dsx has 0byte. If yes, you need to reinstall it

    -edit-

    Or try maybe sliderhax
     
    Last edited by Justin20020, Jan 22, 2016
  14. jackb994

    jackb994 Self-Proclaimed Gamer

    Member
    543
    130
    Oct 29, 2015
    He said he had no access to web browser
     
  15. XPavilion
    OP

    XPavilion Member

    Newcomer
    29
    1
    Sep 9, 2010
    So it seems because we have none of those games, that we just update to 10.4, and wait? or update, and ask to swap it over for a different N3DS and say "This N3DS is completely fine, but the firmware version isn't right, can I swap it over for a different one that might have a different firmware?"
     
  16. jackb994

    jackb994 Self-Proclaimed Gamer

    Member
    543
    130
    Oct 29, 2015
    Do you know anybody with cubic ninja or even sky3ds
     
  17. XPavilion
    OP

    XPavilion Member

    Newcomer
    29
    1
    Sep 9, 2010
    Unfortunately not, we're from a small town in the middle of bum-fuck nowhere.
     
  18. jackb994

    jackb994 Self-Proclaimed Gamer

    Member
    543
    130
    Oct 29, 2015
    There's no way then you will have to update to 10.4 unless you know anybody with another 3ds and has a card newish. If you want you can check for firmware version the cart carries on 3dsdb.com
     
  19. Justin20020

    Justin20020 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    598
    117
    Jun 22, 2015
    Gambia, The
    Maybe you could buy an sky3ds red button. It should be cheaper now. All you need it cubic ninja to use your 3ds
     
  20. mashers

    mashers Stubborn ape

    Member
    3,837
    5,156
    Jun 10, 2015
    Kongo Jungle
    Don't update to 10.4.

    1. Buy cubic ninja
    2. Setup homebrew
    3. Upgrade to 10.3 with sysupdater
    4. Downgrade to 9.2
    5. Setup CFW and emunand on 10.4
    6. Sell cubic ninja
    That way you can use the cubic ninja cart to get yourself set up and then sell it on when you no longer need it.
     
    imthe666st, tipsytoto and mvmiranda like this.