NTRboot not quite booting

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  1. JimPlayz912
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    I got an action replay from one of my friends, which is compatible with NTRboot
    So, I followed this tutorial
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-ntrboot-for-r4igoldcc-ards-ez-ardsi.483802/

    And then I went back to the "Installing boot9strap (ntrboot)" section in the 3ds.hacks.guide
    But, when I put the magnet near the 3DS and held the required buttons, it acted normal! I removed the magnet and it went back to the home menu...
    But the action replay icon was missing so... what could've happened?
    Yes I have all the files in my SD card
    Yes, I flashed NTRboot into my AR
    YES, the magnet works!

    pls help me, I'm so close to CFW
     
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    Had the AR been proven to work with ntrboot before? Or are they just going with its compatible since the picture was shown on the page?
     
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    With the AR method, you have to place SafeB9SInstaller as ntrboot.firm on the root of the SD card
     
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    Are you holding the magnet and pressing the buttons when the console is off or in sleep mode?
     
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    You have an old3ds ?
    Had a paper with the cartbridge for best contact. It work for me
     
  6. JimPlayz912
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    Never thought that before, if it works, I'll give you a shoutout in my videos..
    As if anyone watches my vids...
    *sniff* anyway...
    here I go
     
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    I'm holding the buttons while the console is off and then I hold them until the installer boots up, but it doesn't
    Instead, the system boots up and then goes in sleep mode right away!
     
  8. Lilith Valentine

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    It doesn't always work the first time and the AR does have meh connections. You may need to use a piece of paper to make a better connection and just keep trying.
     
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    If that's the case, where do I put the piece of paper? Do I put it in front of the card?
     
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    Somewhere, that's for sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    that's what I meant to say, in the sticker.
    I'll try it out!

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    Still nothing! To be fair, I DID flash the action replay and yes, the boot.firm is ntrboot.firm!
    Whenever I leave the magnet on my 3ds, I hold the button combination while it boots up with sleep mode.
    But the only thing it does is boots the 3ds and then goes into sleep mode right away...

    BTW, when I exit sleepmode, the card icon is missing so yes, it's ntrboot-flashed!

    What should I do?
     
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    Just wondering, what file did you rename? Was it the safeb9sinstaller or Luma's boot.firm file?
     
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    That might not be making the best connection, try an actual magnet instead of the magnet from your speaker
     
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    Somewhere, that's for sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    (Useless info: I also have a 2DS which doesn't require a magnet but the sleep switch broke)
    I should have a magnet around here... hmmm...

    Does ntrboot require a strong connection with the magnet?
    Because the dsi xl's magnet DID put my 3DS into sleep mode...
     
  16. zacchi4k

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    It requires the magnet to be strong enough to keep the 3DS in sleep mode while you turn it on. Also, did you rename safeb9sinstaller to ntrboot.firm?
     
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    Yeah I did!
    Also, I agree with you, I need a stronger magnet
     
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    Somewhere, that's for sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    ...except I don't have any STRONG magnets around here :(
     
  19. Lilith Valentine

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    I've never said this before, but please get your life together before wasting our time again. It doesn't require that strong a magnet. If you are really short on megnets you can easily buy some decent ones from any store that sells office supplies. Hell you might even get one for free from the back of some displays if you ask. I got small neodymium magnets for free just by asking if I could take them from the displays.
     
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    Ok...
    So I need to buy an ACTUAL magnet (which is around 5 euros) instead of device magnets such as speakers, am I correct?
     
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