Not sure where I've gone wrong with my hack!

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by DannyboyUK, May 15, 2019.

  1. DannyboyUK
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    DannyboyUK Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I wasn't sure whether to create a thread for this or ask in the Newbie's Paradise thread, please remove if I have made the wrong choice here!

    I began following the 3ds.hacks.guide 'Seedminer' process for my 11.9.0-42E New 3DS XL yesterday and everything appeared to go well until the 'Finalizing Setup' part (of course!)

    I couldn't get GodMode9 to boot properly, had a black touch screen. Followed the OpenFirmInstaller/fastboot3DS method to get that sorted.

    Was literally at the final stage 'Section VIII - Backup Essential Files' where I am supposed to search in the M: Memory Virtual for my boot9.bin and it isn't there. I can only assume that I have done something wrong with the Flipnote Studio exploit. I tried doing the exploit again but now I just get a green screen as soon as it executes. Presumably, I have messed up the installation of the boot9strap?

    As things stand:

    • Holding Select at power-on gives me fastboot3DS
    • Holding Start launches GodMode9
    • Black screen if powered on normally
    • Can boot to 3DS home screen by loading boot.firm from SYSNAND CTRNAND
    • I have Updater for Luma3DS, Homebrew Launcher, FBI, Fast and Simple Save Manager, Anenome3DS available on home screen.
    Can anybody kindly help me dig my way out of this hole please!!?
     
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  2. tedmg091309131

    tedmg091309131 GBAtemp Regular

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    If you can boot your 3ds xl by loading "boot.firm" then you have successfully installed Boot9strap (b9s). Does godmode9 work now?
     
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  3. DannyboyUK
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    Thanks for the response! godmode9 works fine but there was no boot9.bin, which I believe is a b9s file?
     
  4. KleinesSinchen

    KleinesSinchen The backup reminder

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    Not anymore. B9S is overwritten when installing fastboot3DS. But fastboot3DS does the same and more.

    Nah. This is fine imho.

    You won't need that exploit ever again because the installation was successful. When Luma is loaded via B9S (or fastboot3DS) some other exploits are broken anyway.

    Have you set up the boot slot correctly? (Newest installer should set up slot 1 to autoboot Luma SD:/boot.firm)
    Check this anyway:
    • boot.firm (Luma 9.1) in the root of the SD?
    • start fastboot3DS→ [+] Bootsetup…Setup [slot1]…Select [slot1] firm
    About GodMode9 and [M:] MEMORY VIRTUAL/boot9.bin

    It is missing on my O2DS with fastboot3DS too. I do not know if this is intended. On the O3DSXL and N3DSXL (both B9S) boot9.bin is there.
     
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  5. DannyboyUK
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    Thanks KleinesSinchen!

    I booted with Select and was surprised to see Luma boot. It seems that I boot to Luma with SD inserted and fastboot3DS with no SD...

    There was a boot.firm in my SD root, though I wasn't sure which that was so overwrote it with the one from the Luma zip. I followed your instructions and selected that one in fastboot boot setup. The system is now booting to the normal 3DS home screen. Is that right, or should it actually be loading Luma?

    My concern with the lack of boot9.bin is that it seems to be pretty important for making a backup of your vital data...
     
  6. KleinesSinchen

    KleinesSinchen The backup reminder

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    You see Luma settings only when starting the first time (configuration is written) or when holding (SELECT) while booting. You can verify Luma is loaded by Pressing the Rosalina combination (L)+(Down)+(SELECT) after the system if fully booted (Home Menu).

    I'm pretty new to fastboot3DS myself and surprised about the missing virtual file. But the good news is: This is not a console-unique file. We can't share it here (copyright), but you do not miss something that can't be replaced. (NAND-backup is more important).
     
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  7. TurdPooCharger

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    When fastboot3DS is installed,
    1. Turn on the 3DS → hold (HOME) button → fastboot3DS → [+] Miscellaneous...[+] Dump bootroms & OTP.
    2. Look in the sdmc:/3ds folder for boot9.bin, boot11.bin, and otp.bin.
    Also look for the decrypted version of opt.bin called opt_dec.mem in the [M:] MEMORY VIRTUAL. You might need to install boot9strap to get access to it. Also worth keeping is the essential.exefs found in [S:] SYSNAND VIRTUAL.
     
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  8. DannyboyUK
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    I do indeed get Luma when I use the (L)+(Down)+(Select) combination. So it would appear that everything is working as it should be! Now I just have to work out how to get my ROMS going, though I'm sure that information is easy to find... Thanks so much for your assistance!

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    Holding HOME didn't seem to load fastboot3DS but I got it by holding Select when powering on with my SD card removed. Had to put the SD Card back in but everything seemed to dump successfully. Thank you!
     
  9. TurdPooCharger

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    Something is wrong with your fastboot3DS installation. You should by default be able to access it with (HOME) button.

    Unless you purposely reassign it to something else, (SELECT) should typically boot Luma3DS v9.1 configuration.
    • Look in the [+] Boot setup...[✓] Setup [slot #]... [ ] Set [slot #] keycombo.
     
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