O3DS XL on 4.3 with Gateway 3DS on 11.2 --> Luma3DS

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  1. adao
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    hi all

    I've spent the last few hours reading about Luma3ds and A9LH etc, mainly as I have a O3DS XL with gateway emunand installed (to 11.2) but cannot play my Pokémon sun as it gives the message game card has been removed.

    I saw on another thread that it can be played but mentions use of Luma3DS and CFW which I have never done before.

    I've got the link to the guide to install Luma3DS but just have a few questions if anyone can help?

    If I install Luma3DS will gateway still be installed?
    Can I still access the gateway emunand?
    Should I transfer my gateway emunand to the new CFW I install? - are there any particular benefits?
    Is gateway still useful if I install Luma3DS? e.g. For roms/backups I have on the micro sd?

    Just worried I do anything wrong that I lose my NNID account or generally screw up updating/installing things on my 3ds

    Thanks!
     
  2. adao
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    I do apolgise if ive asked things that people already have already.

    I am actually still trying to read up as much as possible...
     
  3. Hyoretsu

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    Yes and no, you have to use Gateway's own "arm9loaderhax.bin" to boot into Gateway Mode (SysNAND or EmuNAND).
    Yeah, if you have an EmuNAND, Gateway will ALWAYS boot automatically to EmuNAND
    You can use Luma3DS with your existing EmuNAND, but if you want, you can just transfer your EmuNAND to SysNAND (you can freely update your SysNAND after a9lh installation). The only benefit is to save storage on your microSD.
    Yes and no, because when you install Luma3DS, you can then install freeshop and download any games you want from it (they'll save on the 3DS's microSD). The only drawback is that the Home Menu has a limit of 300 apps, so that's one point to still use Gateway.

    You can go to my Profile and see the posts I had made (the first ones) if you want to know more about a9lh (I was a completely noob back then, but now I have the ultimate 3DS (N3DS+EmuNAND+Gateway+Luma3DS+a9lh+BootCTR9+Dual 64GB microSDs))
     
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    Thanks for replying to my post. I'm going to try and install all this now. Hopefully it all goes smoothly!
     
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    One thing i'm worried about having just started the process.

    My original SD card (only 4gb) which has the gateway launcher.dat file

    am i supposed to use the same SD card for the steps in https://3ds.guide/?

    or am i supposed to use a new SD card to do the installation?

    If i try to use my old 4gb SD card, i dont have enough space to put some of the files when following the guide. But i'm unsure if i can still transfer my NNID and data from the emunand over once i'e installed the CFW if i use a new sd card:S
     
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  6. Hyoretsu

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    Wait, you're not following Plailect's? Follow hers: https://plailect.github.io/Guide/get-started. You basically have to downgrade to 2.1 through Decrypt9WIP and run the a9lh installer.

    EDIT: Just saw that https://3ds.guide/? is the new url for Plailect's. Anyways, 4GB should be fine to finish the installation. Remember: you don't need the 2.1 downgrade files after you're on 2.1.
     
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  7. RitchieRitchie

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    Pokemon Moon/Sun work perfectly on gateway as cia files.
     
  8. Hyoretsu

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    And as .3ds files too.
     
  9. Zidapi

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    I recently made the jump to a9lh on one of my old3DS units (same 4.x Gateway setup) for the exact reason you are.

    As far as space goes, you'll only need about 1GB for the entire process. Your NAND backup is ~950mb, move that to you PC for safe keeping. The 2.1 CTR transfer file is ~780mb, it can be deleted once you've made the downgrade to 2.1, then copy back your NAND backup when you're ready to restore it.