n3DS XL Downgrade Question

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  1. newluigidev
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    So I'm about to downgrade my n3DS XL to 2.1.0, but there's something I wanna make sure is still there once it's done. Will the microSD FTP server option still be available once I've downgraded? I don't have a screwdriver atm to access the microSD so I've been using the FTP server, but 2.1.0 is only meant for o3DS so I thought it could remove the option.
     


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    you can't use microSD card management on 2.1.0

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    you can do it once you install a9lh and luma
     
  3. HyperT

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    No don't believe you'll have access to a FTP while on 2.1 - you shpuld ve able to gave the sdcard setup correctly while on 11.x and be back up to 11.x fairly quickly
     
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    Well, I haven't downgraded yet, so yeah. I'd better go looking for a screwdriver then :P
     
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    It should be straight forward to setup the sdcard over ftp on 11.x - let me just chek the guide; but should be just Soundhax==>HBL==>safehax==>loads decrypt9. Test that if you want to check it loads [don't dgrade yet]. Then it's ctrnand-trans to 2.1 [back up 11.x sysnand] ==> browser to load arm9. Boot into hourglass9 ==> restore 11.x

    Just make yourself a checklist that you have those all on you sdcard
     
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    Alright thankyou!!

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    The guide says I need to clear the Home Menu's extdata. Can I do that before the downgrade?
     
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    I believe thats an issue only if you've used menuhax but yea deleting that via ftp shouldn't be an issue afaik
     
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    Ok, the guide says I've gotta do it again while installing things like FBI and stuff

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    Actually, could I technically downgrade 11.2 to 9.2 without doing any a9lh? I already have an o3DSxl w/ a9lh, and I just want this n3DSxl to be able to record w/ NTR. So could I just downgrade to 9.2.0 and install Luma3DS and stuff?
     
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    nopes, you need to go to 2.1..the latest hax removed the need to downgrade to 9.2 .
     
  10. newluigidev
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    Okay, then can I just use Luma3DS on 11.2?
     
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    you go to 2.1, do the sysnand backup and all..and then once a9lh is installed restore sysnand ...

    please follow 3ds.guide.
     
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    Okay, there's just some steps I'm unsure about, like how I need to delete Home Menu extdata, but I don't have access to my SD while in 2.1.0 because I use the FTP server in Sys Settings. Can I just skip deleting it?
     
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    Don't skip doing anything. Turn your 3DS off, take the microSD out, put it in your computer, and delete it there. I really, really, don't recommend using any wireless file transferring during this process, especially when dealing with large, important files such as ctrtransfer images and NAND backups.
     
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    I think your fine doing it once, if need be you could clear it again via godmode9 iirc.

    Anyway - if you'd humour me you should be able to get to an emunand setup with downgrading.
    via the guide.
    1. Add the files for soundhax [or whatever to get to hbl]
    2. On this page https://3ds.guide/decrypt9-(homebrew-launcher) use emunand9 instead of decrypt9 - create an emunand [prob. need to backup sdcard first]
    3. https://3ds.guide/decrypt9-(homebrew-launcher) page again but this time luma3ds instead of decrypt9.

    This leaves your sysnand on 11.x but you'll need to run #3 everytime to boot
     
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  15. munchy_cool

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    remove sd card from console, and use a PC/Mac to remove the folder..and no you cannot skip it..
     
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    Well, that's the issue. I don't have a screwdriver to ACCESS the microSD. That's why I initially asked if 2.1 would remove the FTP server option.
     
  17. Xiphiidae

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    Then get one.
     
  18. munchy_cool

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    well then you need to get one ..try using a knife (just be careful)
     
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    Could I just put all of the needed files onto the SD while on 11.2, then delete the home menu extdata w/ godmode9 while in 2.1?
     
  20. munchy_cool

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    try and let us know because you dont want to do it the proven way ...