Homebrew N3DS 8.1J to 9.2J, is there a new solution?

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In light of all the new developments, I wonder what's currently the best way to got from 8.1J to 9.2J.

- Japan N3DS with sysnand on 8.1, MSET has been downgraded for GW.
- GW blue card & red card
- copy of jpn OoT

I just would like to update sysnand to 9.2J to autoboot GW emunand on cold boot.

With all the different hacks/methods/updates that have been released the past few days/hours, I'm confused as fuck.

Please advise if you have experience with this!
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1. upgrade to 10.3 first, then downgrade to 9.0-9.2;)
2. setup own local server for upgrade to 9.0-9.2

I prefer first one
 

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The problem is i did downgrade MSET per GW instructions, so my sysnand 8.1J does NOT have the stock 8.1J MSET.
I wonder if that could fuck it up when updgrading "officially" to 10.3J.

Also, i'm confused as to which method to use for entrypoint. I only have JPN OoT..
 
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You can always just rxtools your way into cfw, then install FBI/DevMenu and downgrade MSET with those in Pasta Mode.

Also, if you're going to downgrade non-XL n3dsj, don't forget to delete 000400102002CA00.cia from the update pack or you will brick when downgrading.
 

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You can always just rxtools your way into cfw, then install FBI/DevMenu and downgrade MSET with those in Pasta Mode.
Why would i want to downgrade MSET, did you even read what this thread's about?
Besides rxtools requires CN which I don't have.

Also, if you're going to downgrade non-XL n3dsj, don't forget to delete 000400102002CA00.cia from the update pack or you will brick when downgrading.
Again, what the hell, ALL JPN N3DS mustn't install 000400102002CA00, or they'll brick. There's no distinction between XL or reg size.
 
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I actually meant all N3DSJ, sorry: I've been talking a bunch about the non-XL american n3ds, so I got mixed up.

I suggested downgrading MSET if you were updating to 10.3, but I suppose shufflehax could work as an entrypoint too.

If you update, downgrade to 9.2 then set up coldboot for shufflehax, you can replace the boot with gateway's and you should be good.
 
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I wish I could assure you that updating to 10.3 with a downgraded MSET won't cause any problems.

It shouldn't matter at all, it simply checks if the current installed version is lower than the version on the server and updates the title if it isn't. Whether it's on 8.1, 9.0 or 4.5, the response should be the same, "this version is older than the latest one, update it".

Best wait for someone to give you a definitive answer though if you're unsure.
 
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I just did a test with 8.1J by upgrading to 10.3J, then I use ninjhax 2.5 as entrypoint to downgrade. I am not sure if browserhax for 10.3 is out yet, so you might find it out. As for downgrading, I rebooted 10+ times to get it to work. And if you do want to try it, remove that cia that all other posts are talking about. I think it is pretty safe. Just don't power off after you press Y after it prompts you to.
 
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I just did a test with 8.1J by upgrading to 10.3J, then I use ninjhax 2.5 as entrypoint to downgrade. I am not sure if browserhax for 10.3 is out yet, so you might find it out. As for downgrading, I rebooted 10+ times to get it to work. And if you do want to try it, remove that cia that all other posts are talking about. I think it is pretty safe.
I used browserhax on my 10.3J N3DS to install menuhax, then it worked on menuhax.
 

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Just scan the qr code on this page: http://yls8.mtheall.com/3dsbrowserhax.php

Let it connect and it'll automatically download+use the payload on your sd card.

EDIT: Or wait, I think browserhax makes you do it manually. If that doesn't work, download the payload manually from https://smealum.github.io/3ds/ (scroll down for otherapp and dl it, then put on sd root)
 
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cultopi, if you try again, can you check if the upgrade to 10.3J from 8.1J works OK if MSET has been downgraded on 8.1J ?
that's my main concern. Also if you could write a small tutorial on the method you used that'd be awesome, no hardmod here ^^;
 

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cultopi, if you try again, can you check if the upgrade to 10.3J from 8.1J works OK if MSET has been downgraded on 8.1J ?
that's my main concern. Also if you could write a small tutorial on the method you used that'd be awesome, no hardmod here ^^;
What you can do is-install 9.X mset in GW sysnand mode, reboot back to regular sysnand, then update
 

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That's another interrogation, cultopi.
It seems the original MSET on 8.1J wasn't v9224 but v8198 as indicated here : http://3dbrew.org/wiki/Title_list
While v9224 is widely available, v8198 is not.
Could you check which original/factory version of MSET is installed on your stock 8.1J?
 

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That's another interrogation, cultopi.
It seems the original MSET on 8.1J wasn't v9224 but v8198 as indicated here : http://3dbrew.org/wiki/Title_list
While v9224 is widely available, v8198 is not.
Could you check which original/factory version of MSET is installed on your stock 8.1J?
Not gonna take the risk for you, I don't have hardmod. But I can confirm that from stock 8.1J to 10.3J back to 9.1J works. I tried both ninjhax and browserhax. If nintendo rolls out 10.4 tomorrow, don't come cry.
 

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Fair enough! I didn't ask for you to try another rev though, just to check which one is installed on your stock 8.1J.

And yeah time is of the essence as 10.3 isn't gonna stay online forever, no doubts.

Again a small tuto would be more than welcome, for all those of us unfamiliar with these -hax methods.

The more details, the best, if you could.

Thanks.
 
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Ok so I restored original MSET by flashing a nand image i took with all 8.1J official files (didn't want to gamble with v9224 versus v8198).
Now currently updating to 10.3J via Wifi.

CrispyYoshi and cutlopi, I'm going to attempt the browerhax entrypoint. Could you detail only that part if you have a little time?
I think it's the method you both used, thanks!
 
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Ok so I restored original MSET by flashing a nand image i took with all 8.1J official files (didn't want to gamble with v9224 versus v8198).
Now currently updating to 10.3J via Wifi.

CrispyYoshi and cutlopi, I'm going to attempt the browerhax entrypoint. Could you detail only that part if you have a little time?
I think it's the method you both used, thanks!
Tutorial is everywhere in this homebrew section now. https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-the-simple-guide-to-downgrading-your-3ds.407888/
For me I rebooted 10+ times to get it work, but someone posted 75 times before they got it to work.
 
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