Homebrew N3DSXL 11.0: Browserhax+Menuhax, now every reboot I get an error message and sometimes black screens

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Hello,
I recently decided to give homebrew a try and it worked like a charm. I used browserhax and the starterkit which I then used to install menuhax. I pressed no when asked if I want to override the menu version or sth.It installed succesfully and after toying with Doom for a bit, I pressed Start and A to leave, I think (at this point the EXACT sequence of events is a bit fuzzy). This rebooted to the home menu where an error message welcomed me: "An error has occured. Please save your data in any data currently in use, and restard your system." I was worried and did so. After that, I think I had real trouble getting my DS to boot normally into the home menu. Instead it would show a black screen and I turned it off and on repeatedly, repeating the same process...
I could elaborate further on the inbetween stage but I don't want to bore anyone.

The current situation is that I can boot into Homebrew launcher just fine using menuhax, although returning to home menu from hbl freezes up my DS. Turning the system off and on again seems to work fine right now (albeit seemingly slower than before the hack), but I am -always- greeted by that stupid same old error message from above(Save your data, restart, bla.)

I know it says on Menuhax' GitHub page that errors can occur but is it really normal to experience error messages EVERY time and not being able to return to home menu from hbl? Now, I'm not so much pissed, although slightly annoyed, as I'm just plain worried that I fucked up somewhere or that harm could come to my DS.



On an unrelated note, is there a manual for DOOM3DS and a guide to install Portal3DS? GIthub only has the uncompiled version.?!
 

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It's a Userland hack. What that means is that the exploit can not effect any part of the 3DS System that can do direct harm. When you run the exploit the 3DS won't work in the Home menu properly unless it's power cycled (shut off and then turned back on).
If you keep having the issues even when you don't boot directly from menuhax, remove menuhax, make sure you are on the latest version of menuhax, and then reinstall it.

You won't have issues if you boot directly to the home menu.
 
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Thank you very much!

I'll try Steelhax out later. Any compatibility issues? Let's assume Menuhax ends up working (spontaneously or after reinstalling, though I'm kinda through with it) - what are the benefits of [game]hax?

And ankther question: Does any hack actually modify/add/delete anything in the other folders of my SDCard? I forgot to mention I didn't do a backup before starting with this but from what I gathered it's not a big deal at all..?
 
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I'll try Steelhax out later. Any compatibility issues? Let's assume Menuhax ends up working (spontaneously or after reinstalling, though I'm kinda through with it) - what are the benefits of [game]hax?

And ankther question: Does any hack actually modify/add/delete anything in the other folders of my SDCard? I forgot to mention I didn't do a backup before starting with this but from what I gathered it's not a big deal at all..?
It does not modify anything unless the program saves something/ you delete something
 

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This is a common issue with ROP and Menuhax in general. The return to home feature is mostly meant for those that use CFW and the HBL CIA, though it still causes the same error.
 

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Thank you all.
Now for something else:
Am I safe to delete these from the starter kit:
CHMM2
ftpd
(what does the install do? is it needed?)
qtm
PLUS all the other smdh's and xml's for different exploits I won't use?
 

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Thank you all.
Now for something else:
Am I safe to delete these from the starter kit:
CHMM2
ftpd
(what does the install do? is it needed?)
qtm
PLUS all the other smdh's and xml's for different exploits I won't use?
CHMM2 Allows for customs themes so you can delete it if you don't want it.
FTPD is an ftp app which lets you transfer filles between pc and 3ds wirelessly.
Don't know what QTM is but is safe to delete
Smdh's are icons so don't delete those.
You can delete xmls but i wouldn't recommend it.
 

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CHMM2 Allows for customs themes so you can delete it if you don't want it.
FTPD is an ftp app which lets you transfer filles between pc and 3ds wirelessly.
Don't know what QTM is but is safe to delete
Smdh's are icons so don't delete those.
You can delete xmls but i wouldn't recommend it.
I would only delete the one's from apps that I don't plan on using anyways:
eshop.smdh, eshop.xml
ironhax.sdmh/xml
oothax...
stickerhax...
 

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I would only delete the one's from apps that I don't plan on using anyways:
eshop.smdh, eshop.xml
ironhax.sdmh/xml
oothax...
stickerhax...
You can deleted ironhax/oothax/stickhax. Don't deleted eshop though! If a updates comes out you have to stay on a lower firmware and you won't be able to access it without that.
 

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Just download the starter kit again and copy paste the Eshop thingy. Or when a new firmware gets released, don't use the Eshop till you hacked it (presuming there is an exploit available!)
 

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Alright.

I've noticed that ironhax is still showing up in HBL even though I deleted all associated files. How can I remove that last trace as well?
 

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Thank you very much!

I'll try Steelhax out later. Any compatibility issues? Let's assume Menuhax ends up working (spontaneously or after reinstalling, though I'm kinda through with it) - what are the benefits of [game]hax?
With a game Nintendo can"t block the exploit updating the system (but they can block the older version of the game so don"t update anyways), also you can install multiple Custom themes and in your version you can return to the Home Menu without freezing from the Homebrew Launcher or from an applet.
 
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