Hacking is it possible to Restore 3ds 4.5 NAND and install rl9h?

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This is my first thread on GBATemp so bear with me,


I have installed the gateway version of the rl9h hacks on my 3ds, but if it is possible id like to delete that version and install the community one so i can install both rl9h and luma3ds on the same system because of the more features and faster boot times/reliability . I've read in another thread that this is possible but i didn't quite understand how to do it.

i have created a backup of my 3ds's 4.5 SysNAND and i have the OTP.BIN stored safely on my pc. i have acces to homebrew and .cia files using the devmenu.

I should have read into it a bit more before i proceeded with the gateway version of rl9h, if anything isn't clear just ask me. I have a reasonable bit of knowledge about the 3ds hacking scene so I know what im into right now.

If anyone could help me out i would appreciate it!
 

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what is r9lh?

A typo, he means a9lh

Also, Don't use the gateway's a9lh since it can brick your console unless you had it hard modded. Also gateway's a9lh is outdated

Use the open-sourced version which is widely used by the community here

Guide: https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki

If you follow the guide right, it should overwrite the existing a9lh installation with a much better one
 
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Also if you have these files below as i have researched on the forums

you only need



-sysNAND_A9LH.bin
-sysNAND_A9LH.bin.sha isntalling a9lh

and

-sysNAND_original.bin
-sysNAND_original.bin.sha for removing a9lh

You should be able to remove the a9lh, again follow the guide since it might contains instructions on how to remove it somewhere
 

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Didn't know that, won't it recognize our a9lh bins even if we rename them? Question of curiosity. Funny how gw deviates too much from public tools
No, no open source arm9 payloads will work with GW's implementation.

However, you can use an open source a9lh implementation and the gateway arm9loaderhax.bin
 
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okay so i installed luma3ds al9h, Decrypt9 and all the other stuff from the guide and im stuck at the last step.. installing the homebrew on my menuscreen on sysnand v4.5 (it installs fine in emunand and what not so maybe its my sysnand version thats to low?) also i cant seem to open the luma3ds updater correctly in emunand and both sysnand. on sysnand i just get a black screen but when i press home and the software pauses i can see the gui. on emunand the updater won't even start at all...

Also i'd like to know if it is possible to install the gateway al9h.bin from their site without losing any functionality whatsoever like booting into decrypt9 with its launcher.dat.

is it safe to update my emunand with luma3ds to v11 and that im also capable of using my gateway card with the whole emunand setup?
its been a few days since ive tried all the steps so i don't really remember all the things I did and it's possible my whole explanation is just plain vague. just ask me what you need to know if you need anything
 

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okay so i installed luma3ds al9h, Decrypt9 and all the other stuff from the guide and im stuck at the last step.. installing the homebrew on my menuscreen on sysnand v4.5 (it installs fine in emunand and what not so maybe its my sysnand version thats to low?) also i cant seem to open the luma3ds updater correctly in emunand and both sysnand. on sysnand i just get a black screen but when i press home and the software pauses i can see the gui. on emunand the updater won't even start at all...

Also i'd like to know if it is possible to install the gateway al9h.bin from their site without losing any functionality whatsoever like booting into decrypt9 with its launcher.dat.

is it safe to update my emunand with luma3ds to v11 and that im also capable of using my gateway card with the whole emunand setup?
its been a few days since ive tried all the steps so i don't really remember all the things I did and it's possible my whole explanation is just plain vague. just ask me what you need to know if you need anything
If you want to use Gateway with your a9lh, follow https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-using-luma3ds-with-gateway-on-v2-a9lh.431691/
I don't know if you can still use Decrypt9 from the browser if you install Gateway Time Machine but it's such a bad idea....
A lot of stuff does not work properly below 9.0. You could try updating your sysNAND to 9.0-9.2 and see if that fixes your issue. But it would be a lot easier to just clone your emuNAND to your sysNAND then get rid of emuNAND. Then everything will work. (except never update sysNAND in Gateway mode, they don't protect it properly)
 

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If you want to use Gateway with your a9lh, follow https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-using-luma3ds-with-gateway-on-v2-a9lh.431691/
I don't know if you can still use Decrypt9 from the browser if you install Gateway Time Machine but it's such a bad idea....
A lot of stuff does not work properly below 9.0. You could try updating your sysNAND to 9.0-9.2 and see if that fixes your issue. But it would be a lot easier to just clone your emuNAND to your sysNAND then get rid of emuNAND. Then everything will work. (except never update sysNAND in Gateway mode, they don't protect it properly)
so if i replace my sysnand with my cloned emunand on v 9.9 ill still be able to use gateway 3ds and luma3ds? because right now i have the homebrew launcher setup in my emunand and fbi is set as my health and safety app, will those installs transfer over to my sysnand then also? i just read the luma wiki and from what i can make up is that it is safe to update my sysnand within systemsettings? could you please provide anything i need to pay attention so that i know luma3ds will protect my al9h and gateway install? are they both still bootable if i have updated to v11/cloned my v9 emunand to sysnand?
 
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so if i replace my sysnand with my cloned emunand on v 9.9 ill still be able to use gateway 3ds and luma3ds? because right now i have the homebrew launcher setup in my emunand and fbi is set as my health and safety app, will those installs transfer over to my sysnand then also?
Yes you can flash your emuNAND to your sysNAND and get rid of emuNAND. The apps will all be there. Remember never to do an update in Gateway sysNAND mode though (will either brick or remove a9lh).
 

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Yes you can flash your emuNAND to your sysNAND and get rid of emuNAND. The apps will all be there. Remember never to do an update in Gateway sysNAND mode though (will either brick or remove a9lh).
so from what i understand its possible to update my sysnand to the newest release and im still able to keep luma al9h and gateway? or as you say flash my emunand to my sysnand (i suppose by using Decrypt9?) delete emunand from my sd card and make everything including gateway 3ds use my flashed systemnand?
 

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