Lost al9h After Restore

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  1. buda81
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    Hi, guys, I've lost al9h after I restored a 11.1 back to my O3DS Sysnand. I'm guessing I'm screwed, but any way I can get it back without hardmod or another O3DS?
     


  2. Tenshi_Okami

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    what did you even use?

    Decrypt9
    or Hourglass9?
     
  3. buda81
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    hourglass9
     
  4. ihaveamac

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    Hourglass9 doesn't remove a9lh, so you didn't lose anything.
     
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    system won't boot to CFW. I can boot system without SD card
     
  6. ihaveamac

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    did you happen to install any SD-less payloads? like ShadowNAND or Aurora Wright's fork (which is still in development). Hourglass9 never had the option to remove a9lh.

    try this: https://mega.nz/#!YxMiGDhB!VZLv2XPSqFFzEhf4kGMXAdQtSpIGvnp2vu2W1j4o7cc/
    put it as arm9loaderhax.bin on an SD card, put the SD in, turn it on. if it boots to a black screen, press any button; if it turns off, you still have a9lh.
     
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    Nope, did not install any SD-Less payloads. I've try the bin file you've included and it boot up normally.
     
  8. ihaveamac

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    mind giving "Hourglass9.log" from the SD card? could be at the root or "files9".
     
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    Just checked the logs. looks like I did not use Hourglass9. I used Decrypt9 to restore.

    Initializing SD card... success
    sector0x96 Key: loaded, stored
    0x03 KeyX & KeyY: automatically set up
    0x25 KeyX: loaded, verified, set up
    0x18 KeyX: already set up
    0x1B KeyX: loaded, verified, set up
    Finalizing Initialization...

    Initialization: success!
    Initializing SD card... success
    sector0x96 Key: loaded, stored
    0x03 KeyX & KeyY: automatically set up
    0x25 KeyX: loaded, verified, set up
    0x18 KeyX: already set up
    0x1B KeyX: loaded, verified, set up
    Finalizing Initialization...

    Initialization: success!

    You selected "NAND Restore".
    This feature writes to the SysNAND.
    Doing this is potentially dangerous!

    If you wish to proceed, enter:
    <Left>, <Up>, <Right>, <Up>, <A>

    (B to return, START to reboot)

    Use arrow keys and <A> to choose a file
    emuNAND.bin
    Validating NAND dump NAND.bin...
    Verifying dump via .SHA...
    .SHA not found, skipped
    Opening NAND.bin ...
    Restoring SysNAND. Size (MB): 943
    NAND Restore: succeeded!

    Press B to return, START to reboot.

    Unmounting SD card...
     
  10. ihaveamac

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    there's your problem, you didn't use "NAND Restore (keep a9lh)".

    sorry but you're screwed (unless you didn't reboot out of D9 yet). only way to fix this is hardmod or other system + DSiware.
     
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    Cool, Thanks for the help.
     
  12. Clydefrosch

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    i feel like the remove a9hl option in decrypt should be somewhat hidden from the next updates on. like, you can still get there by holding L+R+Select, but otherwise, its just never there
     
  13. evandixon

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    Maybe make it deeper in menus.
    Sysnand Restore -> Keep A9LH (yes/no) -> If no: Are you really, really sure? (yes/no) -> If yes: special button sequence with big red letters saying A9LH will be removed.
     
  14. Mystic Shadow

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    Damn that sucks I'll keep this in mind if I wanna restore any backup.
     
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    People should only start reading and understand whats they are truly doing, that would be enough!
     
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    Or people should just use Hourglass9 instead. I think this is one of the reasons why Decrypt9 was removed from Plailect's guide. Too much options, too easy to mess up.
    Hourglass9 has all the basic functions that everyone needs. I wish Hourglass9 had the options to extract/inject GBA saves and to convert .3ds to .cia.
     
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    U may have not read, but OP used Hourglass, but he was noob enough to restore NAND backup without "Kepp A9LH" option.
     
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    The irony is real. If you had read, you'd know that OP actually used D9. And iirc, there isn't an option to not keep A9LH in H9 :|

    EDIT: :ph34r:'d
     
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    No, he used Decrypt9, just read his previous post.
    Hourglass9 only has the option to restore backup and keep A9LH.

    EDIT: Beaten :P
     
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    I've have been away from the scene for quite sometime so I'm fine with you calling me a noob again. I was unaware there was a way to remove a9lh from just restoring. Lesson learn, but I'm not making a big deal from this. I had already used the 3DS to downgrade my N3DS. Let this thread be a tip/lesson for someone else and keep it civil in here. We all make mistakes and people don't need to kick you when you're down.