Now I'm confused. A9LH downgrade part.

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  1. xZaggin
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    sup guys, for the past 3 days I've been trying none stop to downgrade to 2.1.0

    No luck, it always failed at NFIRM. (~15 min in)
    After more than 50 attempts I decided instead of rebooting, I'll just go in system settings.

    Now I see that it says Rei 2.1.0-4E?

    I reboot once more going back to emunand and it's just a black screen, repeat the same process same outcome. NFIRM FAIL > Home Button > Settings > 2.1.0 > Reboot > Black screen.

    So what exactly am I experiencing here?
     
  2. Filo97

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    no cfw can boot 2.1
     
  3. Ridge

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    Just to make sure, you're trying to downgrade the Emu/RedNAND, right?
     
  4. xZaggin
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    Yes I am aware, but in this case I'm wondering is it because of the firmware being broken or because it just can't run either way

    Yes, Emunand...if I had tried to downgrade anything else for 50 times I would've been fucked since the first try
     
  5. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    well, are you downgrading from a 10.7 emunand?
     
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    Yes I am, Rei 10.7
     
  7. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    try with AuReinand instead
     
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    How would I go about replacing reinand to AuReinand? In fact I only thought AuReinand was after a9lh
     
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    what made you tohught that? even plailect guide suggest aureinand. aureinand works just fine with menuhax
     
  10. Ridge

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    Right, you would. And you're following Plailect's guide I assume? I also noticed you're using Rei EmuNAND, which the guide doesn't use, and I don't know if it matters. All the necessary steps before downgrading to 2.1 is injecting FBI to Health & Safety and then formatting twice before installing PlaiSysUpdater. All on EmuNAND. Your EmuNAND WILL brick then, it's supposed to happen. You're sure you did this 100%?
     
  11. The Real Jdbye

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    Set up CakesFW according to the guide and use it for the 2.1 downgrade. You can change back to Rei/AuRei when you're done with OTP.
     
  12. xZaggin
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    Yes I started from step 4, created emunand backups (original and formatted) + sysnand backup.
    I have FBI, I formatted it twice and installed PlaiSys. I am aware that it's supposed to brick.

    My question is why do I still get the NFIRM FAIL at the very end, yet if I home button my way out of it, it shows I'm on Rei 2.1.0

    I'll try it out and see how that goes
     
  13. xZaggin
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    After a couple attempts I got AuRei to boot, Now I'm gonna test it out

    edit: It Worked!
     
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    It's probably your CFW blocking FIRM installs, that's why I suggested setting up Cakes (it has FIRM install blocking as an option but the guide instructs you to leave it disabled)
     
  15. xZaggin
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    it worked on the first try with AuRei, I wasted 3 days of trying nonstop. Thanks guys!
     
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