safehax+fasthax black screen solution, needs game cartridge for best boot rate

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Tyrael, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Tyrael

    Tyrael Member

    Jan 3, 2017
    Even though many people already know this and it's probably written all over the forum, I felt the need to create this thread to assimilate several fragments of information into one place, as I see there are still many of you asking why won't Decrypt9 boot, giving a black screen.

    1. As most of you already know, inserting a game cartridge helps, giving the maximum boot rate.
    2. Last night I booted Decrypt9 on an EUR O3DS XL with a USA cart!
    3. It was reported that NDS carts work just as well
    4. It was reported that Sky3DS won't work with this method but some flash carts do. I haven't tested mine (an R4 clone) as of yet but I will keep you updated

    Have just start modding a N3DSXL:
    - Tried booting Decrypt9 with DS cart, didn't work, tried once
    - Tried booting without cart, didn't work, tried once
    - Tried booting with some R4 clone (r4i sdhc written near contact pins) and it worked first try. The thing is, this cart won't even boot the kernel on models newer or equal to O3DSXL
    Last edited by Tyrael, Jan 7, 2017
  2. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

    Nov 30, 2014
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    This is pretty common knowledge now but still helpful for all the newcomers.

    A few interesting points to add:
    - Gateway red card doesn't work
    - the blue DS flashcard that comes with it does
    - original R4 doesn't work
    - blocked DS flashcards work, as long as you see an icon
    - wrong region 3ds carts work, even though the icon doesn't show (you pointed this out)
    Last edited by zoogie, Jan 5, 2017
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