How can I boot an A9LH 3DS without CFW?

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  1. orochi115
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    After installing A9LH, I have to choose an arm9loaderhax.bin from CFW, to boot my 3DS.
    Is there a way to boot 3DS without any CFW patches? Or with only FIRM protection?
     
  2. Skyshadow101

    Skyshadow101 The Sky Is The Limit!

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    No. But you can install the A9LH version that can boot without an sd. That's the closest you can get. Without going back to stock anyway, but who would want to do that? #A9LHMasterRace

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    Thanks a lot! I'll have a try.
     
  4. Lilith Valentine

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    You have two options
    ShadowNAND
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    Unnamed A9LH commit

    Both function the same way, basically installing a mini-CFW to your NAND, allowing you to boot without the arm9loaderhax.bin. They really only have FIRM protection and signature patches.
     
  5. Logan Pockrus

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    Even when you boot without an SD card, you're running a mini CFW payload (installed to NAND). So once A9LH is installed, you can't escape CFW!
     
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    I know, but he wanted to use something without the arm9loaderhax.bin. Booting with an sd is the closest you can get without going back to stock. But, that's true! CFW shall follow you always when you have A9LH installed.

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    Thank you very much for your help!
    One more question: If I go back to stock, which system version is the highest that I can install A9LH back without downgrading? (I already got my OTP.bin)
     
  8. Logan Pockrus

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    9.2, I think.

    EDIT: And by "I think", I mean "I'm pretty sure".
     
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    If you already have your OTP, then you just need your system on 9.0/9.2 to be able to re-install A9LH. Anything higher will require a downgrade
     
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    Got it. Thanks a lot. :)
     
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