[Question] Would someone be so kind as to answer some questions about arm9loaderhax?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by spkuja, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. spkuja
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    Hey guys, I hope some one is able to help me here.

    I'm not a complete noob when it comes to the 3DS homebrew scene. I have an O3DSXL running on RXTools with emuNANS 10.6 and my N3DSXL is currently on 10.6 official firmware.

    I found a guide on Reddit that outlines how to get your 3DS running with arm9loaderhax (https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki) which seems fairly long winded and convoluted.

    Can some one tell me what the benefits of setting up my system like this are? Am I right in thinking it helps restore from bricks without a hard mod and also allows you to boot into CFW without any hassle? Is this the only thing it helps with?

    Realistically, is it any better than using emuNAND and living with the longer bootups?

    If any one could shed some light on it, I'd appreciate it!
     
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    I refer to it as future-proof. It boots directly into emunand without even touching the sysnand. If your sysnand bricks, the enunand is fine to boot into. If the emunand bricks, boot into the sysnand and unbrick it. This also allows for you to update the sysnand without losing cfw. It also cuts bootup time in half.
     
  3. spkuja
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    Thanks for the quick reply!

    What you said that makes sense and sounds more liek some thing I would be interested in. Though the guide I found references that it now boots into a CFW version of sysNAND. Is that now some thing that is becoming more popular? If I were to brink my sysNAND would it be possible to restore it without a hardmod providing I had a backup with this method?
     
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    Provided your firm0 and firm1 partitions remain untouched, which should be unwritable as long as you run CFW, yes.
     
  5. Omegablu

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    A9lh does not need to be set up to run Sysnand. My a9lh runs Aureinand Emunand perfectly on my o3ds.
     
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    I think this is the set up I would prefer. I don't suppose you know of any good guides to set it up?
     
  7. Omegablu

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    Here is the link to the old version of the guide for o3ds. I didn't brick doing it, but I don't take responsibility for any damage.
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    This is the guide I followed. The link brings you to part 5 of an older version of the guide you found. If you have a cfw and Emunand setup, then start at part 4. (Getting the otp). Make sure you read through the guide first and know what you're doing.
    Edit: the link on the side of the guide for part 5 won't show you the old version. After finishing with part 4 (current version of that is fine) then use my link and follow that version of part 5.
     
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    Thank you, I think I'll give it a go tonight once I pick up a new Micro SD card!