Problem accessing emuNAND and how to remove rxTools

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Chickenhat, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Chickenhat
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    Hello everyone.
    I have a successfully downgraded 9.2 OLD3DS XL on which I installed rxTools 3.0 using this guide: https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-installing-rxtools-custom-firmware-3ds-and-2ds.390867/

    I will write to you (if you wish to assist me in identifying what REALLY happened :huh:) a explanation as to how I got to the point in which I am now. Or you can skip over the wall of text and simply explain to me how I can remove rxTools and everything that is associated with it, and bringing my console to just a simply downgraded OLD3DS so that maybe I can attempt to install rxTools again from scratch.

    Just a note, I did backup my SD card's original condition, before doing anything from the guide and I did create a NAND backup.

    I ran into some issues while following the tutorial. I did everything from section 1 though 7 without, what appeared to be, no problem. However when I tried to set up launching rxTools at boot using MenuHax, that is when things got a little strange. I already had a way to access the homebrew launcher (via BrowserHax) so I skipped ahead to step 8. After I installed MenuHax and opened up the ropbinpayload file using Notepad++ I started looking for the strings containing "boot.3dsx", I could only find just one. Not two, as specified in the tutorial. That left me with a console coldbooting into HBL and when ANY button was pressed, into sysNAND. After deleting MenuHax and and installing it again, I opened the ropbinpayload file once more to find two "boot.3dsx" locations. I changed those to "auto" and I was left with a console coldbooting into emuNAND, but whatever button I pressed it would always boot into sysNAND. And I could not access the homebrew launcher without an internet connection, even after I had the HBL.cia installed. So then I decided to try autobooting with MenuHax using this tutorial: https://docs.google.com/document/d/...ce7AWYmjp5Cq2LxfQ9cDr0/edit#heading=h.3whwml4 (via ThemeHax).
    So I renamed my boot.3dsx to boot_hb.3dsx and replaced boot.3dsx and boot.cfg with the ones found in the CTRBootManager archive that was linked to in this guide and followed the remaining steps.
    What I was left was a console supposedly launching rxTools at boot (I got the splash-screen), but it would just try and boot it again at which point it would freeze. Then I messed everything up by replacing, renaming, reinstalling everything which had to do with the MenuHax launch exploit and now I am lost as to were things went wrong.

    Can I simply format my SD card and place the untampered backup files back on the SD? Would that just bring me back to a normal downgraded 3DS?
     
  2. Chickenhat
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    I would really appreciate some help on this matter. I am lost. I simple explanation on how to bring back my system to it's original form would be nice. I am not in the slightest knowledgeable about CFW, I just went with a guide that seems the easiest to follow.
     
  3. Splosionz

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    Pretty sure all you'll have to do is delete the emuNAND partition from your SD and then reformat it. As for the backup files, it depends if you unlinked your NANDs or not and how you unlinked them if you did.
     
  4. Chickenhat
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    I have unlinked my NANDs. The method I used was the one with TinyFormat, described in this tutorial: https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-installing-rxtools-custom-firmware-3ds-and-2ds.390867/ Section 6. Also thanks for trying to help me, I was thinking that this thread was going to fall on death ears.
     
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