[How-to] Upgrade your old3ds from 4.1-8.1 to 9.2.0-20

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  1. VerseHell
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    I'm doing this guide because a lot of peoples asked how to do that recently.
    I won't talk about the n3ds because :
    - If you have a 9.0-9.1 console, there's no point in updating to 9.2.
    - If you have a 8.1J console, this method won't work, you need to have cubic ninja (or a sky3ds) and use this : https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-update-3ds-8-1-to-9-x.406407/


    I Setting up rxTools : Follow this guide : https://gbatemp.net/threads/easily-setup-rxtools-on-3ds-4-1-9-2.408710/
    If you have a cartdridge updated, rxtools nightlies won't work on it, so you need to use rxtools 2.5.2 (and not 2.6). Instructions here : http://rxtools.net/#!howto

    II. Installing sysupdater on the sysnand.


    If you have a gateway :
    1. Put the 3ds version of BigBlueMenu or FBI on your gateway micro-sd card.
    2. Put the cia version of sysupdater on your console sd card.
    3. Go to the gateway menu. (Hold L while launching it) Place the cursor over "BOOT GATEWAY MODE" and Hold B then Press A , then Press X by itself to boot to SysNAND Gateway Mode.
    4. Use BigBlueMenu or FBI (destination sd) to install sysupdater.
    5. Go to step III.

    If you have a rxtools nightly :
    1. Follow the steps in the fbi_injection/readme.txt to inject FBI on your sysnand if you haven't done it yet
    2. Put the latest cia version of sysupdater on your console sd card.
    3. Go to the rxtools menu (Hold L while launching rxTools) then select Advanced Options -> Pasta Mode (or devmode if you have an old nightly)
    4. Use FBI (destination sd) to install sysupdater.

    If you have rxtools 2.5.2 :
    1. Inject FBI on your sysnand. Go to the fbi_injection folder. Copy the 'fbi_inject.app' file of your own region in the root of your sdcard.
    Then from rxTools menu : Other Options->Install FBI
    2. Put the latest cia versions of sysupdater and FBI on your sd card.
    3. Goto the rxtools menu, select devmode.
    4. Use the injected FBI to install both sysupdater and the latest FBI (destination sd for both)


    III. Updating the console.


    1. Download the 9.2 pack for your region on that iso site (google this : [MEGA] [CIA/BIN] MSET 4.X & 6.X backups, Browser backups, Update packs (All Regions) )
    2. Create an updates folder on your root sd card, copy all the cias files from the update pack in it
    3. GO to the rxtools menu then select devmode/pasta mode (don't use rxmode or gw mode or you'll brick your console)
    6. Launch sysupdater then follow the instructions (don't use bbm or FBI to update or you'll brick your console)


    Mirror link for sysupdater : http://jheberg.net/captcha/sysupdater-03/
     
    Last edited by VerseHell, Jan 18, 2016
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    Thanks,
    Very helpful for me :)
     
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    Same procedure if one were using Gateway on sysNAND correct?
     
  4. Wellington2k

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    I wish you had this tutorial last night, then my 3DS wouldn't have bricked! :rofl2:
    I'll definitely try this out if I ever get time to restore my 3DS with a NAND mod.
     
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    Did you read my post until the end. It's even written on the sysupdater readme. Never update your sysnand inside gateway mode.
     
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    Nope. :P
    It Install whit this Setup 9.0.0-20E/U/J :P
     
  7. Monty Kensicle

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    You never said Gateway mode inside of sysNAND. Also, how the heck am I supposed to know what the readme of sysupdater says? This is all new to me.


    So what can one do if they have a Gateway and don't wish to buy Cubic Ninja?
     
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    That's what I said, don't use the gateway to do that, or you'll brick your console. You can either use the pbt or the pasta cfw depending on which firmware you have.
     
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    A little question ,can i use this method to update emunand cfw to 9.2?
     
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    Yes, but the cfw won't boot anymore so it's useless.
     
  11. 3dslove79

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    Thanks man:) Another quick question is possibile to convert rednand to emunand?
     
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    Well it should be obvious, that I'm talking about sysnand. And you don't even have to read the readme (which you normally should), it's written on the sysupdater page :

    If you wan't to upgrade your sysnand to 9.2 and don't have CN your only way is to downgrade your console to 4.X, install the pbt-cfw then use it with sysupdater.
     
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    Sorry, I was being lazy and my ISP is capping my internet now so I didn't want to download anything before getting confirmation. Thanks for all your help! :)

    Edit: Here they seem to think it's possible with a older launcher.dat.
     
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    Someone can reply my question?:)
     
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    If i update my rednand with this method to 9.2 and then i convert it to emunand it Will work on rxtools?
     
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    Yes it will. :)
    And you don't have to use sysupdater to update your rednand/emunand, just copy the cia folder in your sdcard then use the "import all cias" bbm option.
     
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    Didn't knew you could do that with 3DNUS. Thanks!
     
  20. 3dslove79

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    it is more safer sysupdater or bbm?
     
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