[Luma3DS-Help] Some question before i start modding my New 3DS XL

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  1. SonGoku78
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    Hi everyone, as the titke says i have some questions regarding the whole process.

    I have read plailects guide and other threads, but maybe i have read to much, so i just want to make sure i understood everything right.

    I have a New 3DSXL on FW 9.0.xxx
    I will be following Plailects Guide -> https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Homebrew-Launcher-(Browser)

    I have only installed the golden zelda theme over the standard black theme with homebrew tools.
    Can this make problems and i should revert back to standard theme before i go further ?
    And i have already menuhax installed, so i can start homebrew menu when pressing left shoulder button when booting (I was a gateway user before).
    So apart from all files needed i will skip the parts with initializing theme data, setting date/time and initializing sace data for browser, correct ?
    And i do NOT need to update to 9.2, correct ?
    Then i do my Nand minimum backup.
    Now i will continue with plailect -> https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Installing-arm9loaderhax
    So basically i will do all the prep work as file copying, renaming etc until step 19 on the page i mentioned last.
    Then step 19 -> delete extdata (EUR Region Folder 00000098) should be correct ?
    Now i just start homebrew launcher and follow these steps according to plailects guide correct ?
    • Launch SafeA9LHInstaller
    • Press (Select) to Full Install
    • The installer will now install arm9loaderhax on your device (this is very fast)
    • Shut down your console, hold the power button until it turns off if necessary
    So now it gets tricky, i want to use emunand, not my sysnand. preferably my old emunand from an OLD 3DSXL. Is that even possible or do i have to say goodbye to my OLD3DS Emunand ?

    Thats what i have in mind:
    Following still the guide, now Section III: Configuring Luma3DS:
    "Autoboot SysNAND" ->
    Here i will choose Emunand right ?
    "Use SysNAND FIRM if booting with R (A9LH)" ->
    Again i can choose Emunand right ?
    "Show NAND or user string in System Settings" ->
    This is for checking in settings, if i am on correct nand if i plan on updating my Emunand right ?
    I will not use injected GBA titles, nor i will overclock my new3ds. So i can leave standard options for these and save and reboot right ?
    So now i should be at the stage, where i can restore my Emunand from my OLD3DS right (if possible without risk of bricking though) ?
    So switching to guide -> https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Move-EmuNAND
    I plan on making a new Sysnand Backup on New 3DSXL and an Emunand Backup on my OLD3DSXL.

    Then i will backup the whole MicroSD from my New3DS XL on my PC.
    I will not do step 6 -> restore sysnand from nand_emu.bin, correct ?
    So i will now continue with step 11 and onwards, correct ?
    On step 14 i will choose -> "Format SD with Emunand", correct so far ?
    Then copy the microsd card backup files (sysnand files and folders) on my pc back to the formatted microsd card. hope i am still correct here.
    Then i will restore my OLD3DS Emunand with Hourglass9 over the existing emunand partition, right ?
    Then again copy the sd backup contents of the OLD3DS Emunand to the microSD card of the New3DS.
    After rebooting normaly i should end up in emunand because i choose autoboot emunand before, correct ?
    So that was the first part of my goals.
    Now on to the second: I still want to be able to use my Gateway, because of cheats and abilty to run .3ds games because this gives me more space for games, because of the micro sd card in the gateway.
    So i will just follow this guide -> http://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-using-luma3ds-with-gateway-on-v2-a9lh.431691/
    The first Part obviously woth that Gateway Logo, correct ?
    This way i also do not need to inject the FBI manager right ? because i can boot into gateway and use my cia installers which i have as .3ds files, i really hope i am correct here too :)
    So i do not need to hassle with health&saftey injecting stuff, correct ?

    So when starting normally, i should end up always in luma3ds on my emunand and pressing dpad down while booting i should end up in gateway mode, again with my same emunand, am i correct ?

    So now to the last part of what i want to achieve: Because i hate farming in games, because i have not much time for gaming in general, i want to play xenoblade with cheats. There are only cheats for xenoblade on NTR.
    So i plan on doing the last parts of the plailect guide too, i will just do this part:
    "To use NTR CFW, get ntr.bin from the appropriate zip on this page and copy it to the root of your SD card, then install BootNTR.cia from this page."
    So if i understand right, i can boot normaly into Luma3DS with emunand and then start NTR, is that correct ? From here i could start xenoblade with cheats enabled right ?
    Never hassled with NTR so far, but i hope i will land again on my same Emunand after starting NTR. Is that right ?
    So after i achieved all the above, then i can read into cheating xenoblade with ntr, maybe i will have a few questions again, but will read as much as i can before i will bother you all :)
    Hope you have read my massive text, many thanks for reading thoroughly and i would be very happy if you will answer my questions and/or confirm if i understood everything right :)
    If i can wipe modding my new3dsxl from my todo list i will be well prepared for halloween if there is really something in the works for my dusty old wii u :)
    Cheers everyone
     
  2. SonGoku78
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    Forgot to ask: Will my Sysnand and Emunand also be separated with this method ?
     
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    First of all; you will not need an Emunand. You won't have one once you're finished. Everything gets transferred from your Emunand to your sysnand. Just continue the guide as it is set up, that's the best way to go.

    If you want to use your o3ds things you need to system transfer it otherwise it won't work.
     
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    Hi, i know that i do not need an Emunand. But actually i want to use it :)
    So my main concern ist, if it is possible to use my old emunand from my gateway setup on an OLD 3DS Xl and restore it over the emunand which i want to setup on my New 3DS XL ?
    If it is not, then i have to backup all saves for my CIA games on my OLD 3DS XL. How can i do that, because as of now, i really did not think or read topics on how to do that.
    I will look into it after i wrote you anyway until you maybe answer with any tips on that matter :)
    If i can transfer my emunand from my old 3ds xl, i would not have to reinstall everything again, which is a really long process as you surely know.
    So i i want to skip that and ideally have all my saves, settings etc remain from my old 3ds xl emunand on my new 3ds xl.
    I hope there is a solution, ideally how i wrote it in the first place with the steps i would plan to do.

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    Oh i forgot another important stuff for me: How do i seperate the Sysnand an Emunand on the New 3DS XL ???
     
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    If you still have the old 3dsXL with its Emunand why not system transfer it to the New3dsXL?
    As long as your 3dsXL Emunand and New3ds sysnand are both at the latest update and of the same region it should be possible to use the Nintendo system transfer...
     
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    Oh ok. i didn´t think even about that because i thought that both devices would need active internet connection. If so, what happens to my cia installed games when transferring officially ? :)
    Or do i not need to have internet connection on while transferring from emunand to emunand ? i assume i just boot into emunand on bith and do the official system transfer in settings ? making sure it says GW3D in front of sys version ?
    Most work was in collecting puzzles and doing streetpass mii plaza games to 100 %. So if i can export saves with jksm [ yes i did read further :) ], so can i import them on my other emunand (new 3dsxl) without corrupting ?
    i think i will just test this, and if i can port all saves, i think i do not need neccessarily the old emunand and will just reinstall the cia´s i need on new emunand...
    Thanks for your help :)

    EDIT: If i understood right, i can stay all the time on 9.0.x while i install al9h right ? i don´t need to update to 9.2 i guess.
     
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    so i sorted out installing a9lh and luma3ds. i also have an emunand like i wanted and can boot into gateway menu if i wish, otherwise its coldboot to luma on my emunand :)
    i am still trying around, installing my cia´s, wil import my saves etc.
    i installed bootntr.cia but when i star it from luma it gives me an error:
    current firmware not supported.
    bnBootNTR failed
    press Home...

    So i just want to use NTR Cheats, because it is the only one with cheats for xenoblade (or are there any cheatz for gw ???).
    Is there a guide out there for using ntr cheats ? is it possible to run ntr cheats without loading NTR ? i mean directly from luma ?
    i have xenoblade installed as cia, my synand is 9.0.x and my emunand is 11.1.0-34E
    Do you guys have a solution for me ?
     
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    Install the latest BootNTR from astronautlevel's github and try again.
     
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    do i just install over the old one or do i have to uninstall it somehow before the new bootntr.cia install ?
    and can i safely access eshop for game updates etc ? without risking a ban ?

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    thanks, ok the new one loads and puts me back to home menu. Should it be like that ? and how can i check if i am on ntr ?
    do you have any links to tutorials for using ntr cheats and where to get them, i was long time away from my 3ds, so i forgot almost everything :)
     
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    You can check if you are in BootNTR by clicking the X and Y buttons at the same time. It should bring up a menu that says "BootNTR 3.X"
     
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    Thanks again, i sorted out already :) But can you please help me with my last issue ? I want to sell my old3dsxl and it has a nnid linked. i just want to do a system format, but it wants internet connection before doing so.
    Now i fear that this will update my system firmware. Or do i not need to be scared and can just give active internet connection and then do a system format ?
     
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    Formatting your system will not update your 3DS in the process.
     
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    ok thanks, i will try now :) i was scared that the format will also update, thats why it asks for internet.
     
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    It asks for internet so it can contact the Nintendo servers and tell them the NNID should no longer be linked to the console.
     
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    thank you. i ave just one last question (i hope) left : Can i access Eshop with my Emunand 11.1.xxx FW ? I just want to download latest updates for some games. Are there any risks ? Especially i think about if getting banned is a possibility ?
    Cheers
     
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    You can use ctr-httpwn and won't get banned for it.
     
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    thanks, will check it out