Missed a step on cfw guide and need help

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  1. mikesinclair555
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    i missed a section in ctrtranfer.
    Or maybe not. I'm so confused now.
    I think there's less steps there but if click the follow 9.2.0 ctrtransfer link on step 5 of restoring system it takes u to a dif ctrtransfer with steps that weren't on the previous page.
    This is my 8th3ds I've done and I feel so stupid and hoping I didn't screw myself

    Guide has changed alittle every time just
    Alittle

    Here's my problem I did do ctrtransfer with LURU A button combo and made nand.min backup and I had put the 3ds down and waited till it was done I'm guessing after it was done making nand backup it did ctrtransfer too. Anyway I had pressed B when that step was done
    I did as guide said and continued to install arm9loaderhax. Put all the files on mcsd and went to the new updated address http://2xrsa.3ds.guide
    Went fine. I pressed select for full install
    Then went on to next part configuring luma. I checked the 3 boxes and new 3ds clock+L2 box. I pressed start to save and reboot. I got the failed to mount ctrnand as I did on the 7 other 3ds I did.
    Now onto restoring. It says to boot device while holding start to enter luma chainloader menu. When I do that I get the an error occurred : failed to mount CTRNAND press any button to shut down.
    I'm lost from here a few steps lower under number 5 there's a if get black screen follow ctrtranfer but those steps are completely dif then new guide steps but look like we're in the guide the other times I installed on other 3ds
    As writing this I put God mode and decrypt 9 on and I pressed X on boot and I'm in decrypt 9 now. Not really sure what to do from here. Do I just restore my nand backup?
     
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  2. Xiphiidae

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    Yes.

    You got the "failed to mount CTRNAND" error because you didn't load Hourglass9 (Luma3DS can't boot into 2.1.0 iirc). You do not need to do a 9.2.0 ctrtransfer if you have your original NAND backup; just restore that backup with "keep A9LH".
     
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    Thanks. I'm restoring now with keeping a9lh now
    So after that I just go to injecting FBI step and I should be back on track? I can just do x on start up again and do the FBI install from decrypt 9 instead of hourglass
     
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    Yes, that's right.

    Follow the guide to the letter. If it says to do it through Hourglass9, then do it through Hourglass9.
     
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    thanks for your help. I was able to just finish the rest in decrypt 9. I was somewhat familiar with it from past installs. I thought I followed the guide exact. I do have hourglass9 on card in luma payloads folder. Even after I restored nand in decrypt9 I tried to do as guide said and booted holding start and it just went to home menu so I decided to just reboot with x and use decrypt 9.
    Once again thanks for late night quick help
    I was pretty sure I did everything exact so I was thrown off and was second guessing myself when I got stuck at that screen and didn't want to end up with a brick. I appreciate it

    Edit. In guide it doesn't say rename hourglass9 to start_hourglass9
     
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  6. Xiphiidae

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    No problem at all. Glad to hear that everything worked out.

    Yeah, a new update of Luma now has a chainload menu when you hold start on boot that brings up payloads like hourglass9 to choose from (as opposed to holding down a different button for each different payload), and the guide has been updated to reflect this. You could've renamed it to y_hourglass9.bin or something, but if Decrypt9 got the job done, then it got the job done.
     
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    Is the "Luma 6.6" release on GitHub (where the guide links) actually a newer build than 6.6? Because 6.6 is still the latest release on GitHub and it didn't have that payload menu.

    OP: Hourglass9 is basically a safer, slightly stripped down version of Decrypt9. With Decrypt9, for instance, you can restore a NAND in such a way that it removes A9LH. Hourglass9 does not allow this.
     
  8. Xiphiidae

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    I'm currently using the hourly 6.6-f03e232b (not the latest hourly) and it has the chainload menu. I don't know if the 6.6 that the guide links to has it, but you think it would, considering the guide references the menu.

     
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    It was added in a commit after 6.6 was released. The guide didn't reference it until recently as far as I am aware.
     
  10. Xiphiidae

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    Yeah, I just confirmed for myself that the 6.6 doesn't have the menu. Strange that the guide would reference it; I'm sure that it'll cause some confusion until the link for Luma is updated or Luma is given a new latest release.