Just tried to switch from GW to Luma but failed to boot

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  1. player0
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    Hi got a GW emuNAND v11.0 on New3DS, sys ver v9.0, been using mset to boot.
    Used Luma3DS.nds on blue card to install ROP, done.
    Put arm9loaderhax.bin and Luma3DS.dat on root of micro SD card, done.
    Got into settings and clicked Other Settings->Profile->Nintendo DS Profile, done.
    Booted into Luma setting page, done.
    Didn't change anything, just pressed Start, done.
    Rebooted into emuNAND straight away, done.
    Installed games popping up one by one and after a few popped up, screen frozen...
    Power cycled and booted into emuNAND, same happened...
    Need help thanks!
     
  2. Just3DS

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    Did you replace your console micro SD card? It probably be the fake one as it maybe causing data corruption after certain amount of data.
     
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    Sweet! I moved out all the files and folders from the micro SD card and moved back, everythings working fine now!
     
  4. Hayleia

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    Not telling you what to do, it's your choice, but you may want to switch to a9lh, because MSET is kind of annoying (I wouldn't "advertise" for it if you were on menuhax). If you don't find it annoying, ok, great, keep it. I just didn't like the fact that my 3DS would always boot in a vulnerable state (unpatched sysNAND where people can trigger an update that make me lose everything).
    Plus, with a9lh (or menuhax too but that would actually be more annoying to install and use than a9lh, oddly) you'd be able to use both Luma and your Gateway (I'd suggest you to keep your emuNAND in that case, because Gateway doesn't really like sysNAND-only setups).

    If you feel like doing it, here's the guide.
    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki
    If you want to keep your emuNAND, forget about the end where it tells you to delete your emuNAND and configure Luma to boot to sysNAND.
    If you want to use your Gateway again then, here's the guide.
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-using-luma3ds-with-gateway-on-v2-a9lh.431691/
     
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    Many thanks! I do want to try out the A9LH thing, but just too many readings and the Gateway method is different to the wiki, I havent figured out which is which.
    But I do want to release the hidden emuNAND partition space to fully use the micro SD card.

    Just some questions if you don't mind.

    Does switching to A9LH allow risk free sysNAND upgrade and downgrade anytime here now and in the future? And can totally forget about emuNAND?
    Can A9LH be invisible? Like when selling the machine, the buyer (average user) can't tell if the machine has been changed from official OS?
     
  6. Hayleia

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    Yeah, don't use Gateway's "fastboot", it's just a locked down a9lh with less options and less safety...

    And ok, if you want to delete the emuNAND, you can do it :)
    You'll just be more annoyed if you ever decide to use your Gateway again, but you shouldn't have any reason to, unless you care about their cheats.

    For your first question, yes and no. You need a CFW with firm protection, and Luma has that. But Gateway doesn't, so that's why "yes and no", it's not a9lh's job.

    For your second question, not really. Right now, a9lh doesn't allow you to boot without an SD card. Except some forks of it which have problems with reboot patches so maybe the buyer could tell when trying a DS game or whatever. But it's uninstallable if you want to sell your 3DS, so that's not really a problem.
     
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