Okay, lemme see if I can summarize this properly? Okay. First was a 3ds xl whose board started at 4.4. I had that one first with GW, but then using A9+GW. Had it up to date up to about 11.1 before something happened, and now that board won't boot anymore. Followed plailect's guide reasonably well. Swapped the refurb board back in; started with 8.1 sysNAND. Followed plailect's guide as of today. Got up to where it was telling me to update, but it failed to update. So I had to restore the nand (preserving a9) to go back to 8.1. Got to the step of launching homebrew launcher, but found it just gives an error launching and tells me to press start to return back to the home menu. Trying luma updater presently as installed per the instructions, just causes it to basically endlessly stay at that "Nintendo 3DS" screen when it would launch a game or app. Still nothing. So, a couple of questions. I'm not kidding when I say I had everything on the first... a 32gig SD card with all my stuff installed, freeshop, and not least of which, a completed save file of Alpha Sapphire, which includes my fiance's loaned critters. Is there any way to restore the save files to have them work on this other unit? What about my NNID? the ambassador rewards? For this new one, what should I do to get this stuff working correctly again?