Old 3DSXL Demo Unit (D9 working)..

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  1. TheSkilledPlaya
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    Hello, I have an old 3dsxl demo unit on 4.1.0-8U that can access Decrypt9WIP via Browser.

    If unplugged, the 3ds shuts down after 1 second. When plugged in, the 3ds can't be powered off as it turns on immediately again after turning it off.

    I've dumped a ctrtransfer.bin and a nandmin.bin from the system (I can PM if anyone needs). Is there any hope of doing the ctrtransfer to 2.1.0 and installing al9h/Luma?

    I also have a health and safety dump hs.app with me.
     
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    Well demo unit is basically o3ds with other software. I highly recommend you to upload the nand image and to provide it public. I'm not sure but I think ctrnandtransfer to retail software should work.
     
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    It has the same software as a retail kit supposedly. CTRtransfer normally.
     
  4. TheSkilledPlaya
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    A family member is using the 3ds at the moment. Is a full wipe necessary before nand upload?
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    As long as you're sure about this, I think I'll give it a shot tomorrow after some more replies. Thanks.

    Would it be more ideal to have an emunand setup?
     
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    No emunand doesn't have benefits In 2017. It's just storage waste.

    A family member is using the 3ds at the moment. Is a full wipe necessary before nand upload?
    No.
     
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    Okay, won't uploading be against the rules here? Also, I'll skip the emunand then.

    So I'll just be able to follow http://3ds.guide normally without any issues during ctrtransfer? What happens if I get an error during the ctrtransfer? Cant afford to break it.
     
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    Idk that's a good question actually.
     
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    If you cant afford breaking it then don't do it.
    There is always a risk of breaking doing firmware replacement even on non-demo devices.
    So you with your demo kit risking double
     
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    yeah from what I have read the demo consoles are all exactly the same fw as retail, the only difference is there is no charging IC installed on the board, although I have seen a picture of one that seemed to have a completely different board version, but unless it's a dev console you should just use the normal ctrtransfer image to downgrade to 2.1 and install a9lh, easiest way to tell a dev system from a normal retail system is by putting a game card in, if it works its running retail fw

    Just be sure to make a nand backup before you do anything, but I have seen quite a few people successfully install a9lh on kiosk consoles so you should be fine
     
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    Thank you for the information. I'll probably skip the emunand setup and go for this method.