Need to install A9LH before tomorrow, I have a few noob questions

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  1. DChronos
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    Hey all. Wish I didn't have to make this thread, but unfortunately, I don't have time anymore and I'm still at work. Sorry for the text wall, but I need to explain everything I can since my time is short.

    I got Pokemon Sun and Moon, was about to get the Munchlax event quick since tomorrow (possibly actually today) is the last day to get it done, only to be greeted by the ever so unwelcome forced system update screen telling me I have to install 11.2, so now I can't get the event done. I wanted more time to get around to installing A9LH and Luma3DS, but now I just have to do it if I want to get this event.

    Anyway, hoping you guys can give me a quick crash course of help so I can do this tonight.

    I have an O3DS, currently has 10.3 firmware. I already installed the Homebrew Launcher using browserhax a long time ago, and I was using it to launch httpwn so I could get the 2016 pokemon events. I hope that takes care of the step of needing HBL, at least, I think that's something I need to install A9LH.

    Also, I've previously built a temporary hardmod setup, so I have firmware backups of my O3DS when it was on 9.4, and I think also 9.5.


    So first questions:
    1. If my system gets bricked installing A9LH, could I just reflash my 9.4 / 9.5 firmware backup and try again?

    2. If I really need to, could I just update to 11.2 (I don't know how this will affect my HBL install), do the Sun and Moon event download, then reflash my firmware with my 9.4 / 9.5 backup and then install A9LH?

    3. I suppose I should ask if there's a quick method to fool the game into thinking I'm on 11.2 already so I can just get the events without installing 11.2 or A9LH right now?

    A few A9LH questions:
    1. I read part of the guide already, and saw the part about something having a high failure rate if you have any DSiWare stuff installed. Unfortunately, I do have a number of DSiWare stuff, and some have save data I want to keep, notably, the music programs I got. Is there a way to back up all that data, then delete the DSiWare so I can complete that step in the guide, and restore it after the whole installation is done?

    2. I did ctch a few comments in a related thread someone made after installing A9LH recently about losing your data and stuff, and making sure not to skip the backup step. Is this the step to keep all your game saves and downloads and stuff from the SD card?
    2b. Could I just back up the SD card and copy the game data back over?

    3. Is there anything else important I should know about before installing A9LH, or is it all in the guide? I'm honestly not sure where to begin since I haven't had the time to really go over it.

    I'm sure I'll have more questions as I look through the guide... I wish it was easier.


    I'm sorry to bug you guys like this, but since I may only have tonight to install A9LH and Luma, whatever that does, I feel I should just ask all the experienced users so I can do this fast and do it right in the short time I have. I also want to be sure I can still recover my system using my old backups just in case something goes wrong.

    If you guys have any advice on doing this right and getting it done as quick as possible, it'd be very helpful. I would search if I didn't have a very short deadline...

    As always, thank you guys very much for your help in advance!
     


  2. ItsKipz

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    You can update now to 11.2, then just install a9lh from there. As long as you follow the guide, you'll be fine.
     
  3. TherealDarknes

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    for game saves your going to want to back them up with jksm before installing a9lh the nintendo back up system does not work in the slightest from what i can tell after losing a save after installing a9lh
     
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    That's because you didnt do a nand backup.
     
  5. TherealDarknes

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    i did make a nand back up i had to i have a new 3ds its just rejecting the save because of course it is
     
  6. ItsKipz

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    I'm not sure i follow? How is it "rejecting the save"? Maybe i can help.
     
  7. DChronos
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    I'd prefer not updating to 11.2 due to the limitations and extra steps I read involving installing A9LH after 11.0, like the Nver stuff... it's been a month since I was reading the guide, sop I don't know if this changed. My boss is bugging me, so I better get back to work. Will check in a few hours.

    Also, again, mine is an O3DS, not a new one like the poster above with the save data issue.
     
  8. KunoichiZ

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    It's a lot easier to downgrade from 11.2 than it was a month or two ago.
     
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    oh i just put my 3ds folder on there and it says there are no backups even though i can rummage through the nintendo 3ds folder and find the save file
     
  10. Jhnsn

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    First, update your system, take the Munchlax and then read 3ds.guide carefully. It's really easy now and takes less than one hour (with taking a backup with my 2 gb sd card lol)

    But now, for your questions:
    Yes but only with a hardmod.
    Yeah update and then follow 3ds.guide. No need to restore your backup.
    I think you can't launch Pokemon Sun and Moon with a system version under 11.0. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    I've never read something like this before. There was only a soft brick chance if you downgraded to 9.2. But even that is solved now.
    Just make a backup of your NAND and your tickets and restore them afterwards.
    Follow 3ds.guide like said before and then you end with a hacked 3ds on the newest system version.
    Read the troubleshooting page if you have some problems. And if you have done that and your problem still exists, make a new thread and describe it.
     
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    You sure you made nandmin.bin while downgrading? If you did that and restored it to update, the save data should be there. You have to have restored the nand for the data to be seen.
     
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    yeah i had to im on new 3ds also i just looked and found the file on my pc what did that need to be restored separately or something?
     
  13. ItsKipz

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    WHen you went to 2.1, how did you get back to 11.2 with a9lh?
     
  14. tunip3

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    just folow the guide you should have a9lh before midnight
     
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    I just got home. If the game only needs 11.0, I wonder what firmware the new black 3DS has. I only need to get the event, then I'll have time to take my time installing A9LH without f-ing something up. I still have my temporary hardmod stuff as well. Mine was a set of wires with tiny beads of solder I filed a flat spot on and then used masking tape as a guide to hold all the wires on the correct test points while I did the backups.

    Do you still have to do a bunch of Nver stuff to get 11.0 to downgrade to 9.2 before installing A9LH?
     
  16. TherealDarknes

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    you no longer downgrade to 9.2 at all as everything is accessible on 11.2 you downgrade to 2.1 and then back to 11.2 heres the guide 3ds.guide just follow that and you will be fine
     
  17. ItsKipz

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    Nope, just https://3ds.guide/
     
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    wow . . . thanks for the reminder just got 3 munchlax . . . i nearly missed it
     
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    Do I need to use soundhax to start Homebrew Launcher if it's already installed on my system and launchable by holding L at startup?
     
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    I just did a9lh on my white n3ds last Friday. you no longer have to go through all the drama with dsiware. soundhax has made it much simpler. all you need is an sdcard reader, and a torrent client. 3ds.guide has updated for soundhax and it's easier than doing the NFIRM downgrade method.