is it easy to switch from rxtool to Luma3DS ?!

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  1. autem
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    hi , I am a big noob and I hate that :(
    all I wanna do is just use CIA files , with rxtool I have to lunch through the browser ...

    so I wanna ask, is it easy to switch to Luma3ds ? keeping in mind that i don't wanna lose save files
    question two, is there an easy way to lunch luma3ds without the internet ? because that would be really great

    thanks in advanced
     
  2. Garro

    Garro Pendulum of souls!

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    Switching RxTools to Luma is just replacing a single file from the SD card.

    That, though, won't change the way you boot the CFW, in other words you will still be using your actual entrypoint (Internet Browser) to boot the CFW (which is actually a really old boot method, anything older and you would be using MSET).

    The better options would be Menuhax which uses a exploit in the themes to start the CFW near boot time, or the superior option which is arm9loaderhax which uses an exploit in the firm partition and lets you run the CFW before even the 3DS system (including certain recovery tools, useful for preventing bricks), also with a9lh you don't depend on Emunand to have a confortable CFW and you can use Sysnand to play CIAs and update, unlike Menuhax.
     
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    It's very easy. Here are the steps for you.
    ( this is menuhax with luma3ds. You could also go for a9lh with luma3ds but that is a long. Process. It is the best out there. )

    Plug your sd in the computer.
    Go to this link and download starter.zip
    https://smealum.github.io/ninjhax2/starter.zip
    Extract everything from the zip into the root sd and replace everything that is already there with the same file name.


    Plug your sd into your 3ds and run browserhax
    (Google browserhax and click the first option and then click auto page)

    You will see homebrew launcher
    Click menuhax manager.
    Click install
    Wait until installed.

    When installed plug your sd into computer again

    Then download luma3ds and extract everything from the hax folder onto the root
    https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases
    of the sd card and also replace.
    Also extract everything from the menuhax folder onto the root and replace.

    Plug sd back in 3ds and hold L button while booting the 3ds. Don't touch any other buttons.
    You will see a luma3ds screen with options
    Turn on "show nand in....."
    Rest off.

    Press start.

    And there you go. EMUNAND with luma3ds
    While booting hold L and you will boot EMUNAND.

    I recommend using a different colour theme for EMUNAND so you know when you are in EMUNAND and when you are in sysnand

    WARNING: DO NOT CHANGE YOUR THEME IN SYSNAND/NORMAL NAND, IT BREAKS MENUHAX
     
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  4. proflayton123

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    Very easy yes there is many guides on here
     
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    KazoWAR GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    find the payload file you are using for rxtools and replace it with the payload file of the same entrypoint for luma.
     
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    Will this also work with a new 3ds xl????
     
  8. aos10

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    Yes
     
  9. dsdork

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    Is it difficult or risky to upgrade from Menuhax to arm9loaderhax?
     
  10. Garro

    Garro Pendulum of souls!

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    Not at all, while yeah, you are meddling with the core files of the 3DS, the tools are very secure and the steps very straightforward. The only risk you might have is if you try to skips steps or if you use files not respective to your console (region and model).
     
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