Noob Questions - Got Pre-Modded 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by androiduser, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. androiduser
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    Hey guys,

    Sorry for creating a new thread, posted my questions in noob paradise but didnt get any answers. TIA.

    A lot of noob questions, as I got a pre-modded n3ds for Christmas :)

    1. How do I know it has a CFW installed. When I start it it boots into initial setup.
    2. Will i loose my CFW if I factory reset.
    3. How do I know its not banned online.
    4. What if I get an update from Nintendo, am I safe to install it.
    5. I read about sysNand and emuNand on gbatemp and get the concept, do I use sysnand or emunand. How do I know which one is being used right now.
    6. Any other advice for a first time 3ds user with CFW (total noob).
     
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    anyone?

    thanks
     
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    #1. Hold select while powering on and report what happens. Also screenshot of sdcard contents

    Will need #1 before the rest could be accurately answered
     
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    I'd say the most accurate way to check if there is a CFW is to boot it while holding SELECT without an SD card. So if you have Luma in NAND, you'll get the config menu, and in all other cases except stock, the boot process is annoyed by the lack of SD card :P
     
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    Pics attached for both.

    Screen Shot 2016-12-30 at 2.07.47 PM.png Screen Shot 2016-12-30 at 2.12.34 PM.png
     
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    With no microSd card, keeping select pressed and booting results in nothing. with microsd in place it boots to a screen with Luma (screenshot above).
     
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    hey buddy, attached are the contents of luma folder on my microsd, do i have luma 3ds?

    I did follow Section III - Configuring Luma3DS on this link

    https://3ds.guide/installing-arm9loaderhax

    How do I install homebrew launcher, fbi , godmode 9 etc ..which section do I proceed from the above guide.

    I did login to the 3ds and am on latest firmware, did not connect to my wifi for fear of losing CFW.
     

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    If you're on 11.2 then it seems you've done section iv as well, so move on to section v.

    You might also need to look through section i again, which points out where you need to put the files you downloaded for fbi/hourglass9 etc.
     
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    i installed fbi and hourglass 9..stuck on below steps.Select and start does bring me to Luma config

    Section 6, step 20 ..with sd card removed it does not boot ..goes to a blank screen and just stays there ..

    1. Selecths.app(the original one that doesn’t contain FBI), then press (A) and confirm to inject
    2. Press (Select) on the main menu to eject your SD card
    3. Press (Start) to reboot with the SD card removed
      • Booting the device at least once with the SD card removed will allow you to configure the CTRNAND based luma installation
    4. Use the (A) button and the D-Pad to turn on the following:
      • “Show NAND or user string in System Settings”
     
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    And you've done the rest of section vi: i.e. copied /arm9loaderhax.bin to ctrnand via fbi?
     
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    yeps ..I do not have a luma folder in ctrnand, not sure if thats needed..trying to update a9lh to see if that fixes the issue ..
     
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    Yea in that case, you've probably got the v3 payload installed: https://3ds.guide/updating-a9lh for updating to v4 - with most of section iv already done
     
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    yes sir, thats what I am going to follow ..just charging the 3ds and then will be onto it ..will report back once done...

    Thanks a lot for all your help bro ..

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    @HyperT updating a9lh worked ..now with sd card removed i can boot into system ..Thanks again for all your help :)

    One last question..any Nand backups which I should take right now?
     
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