Should I downgrade to 2.1.0?

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  1. Imaginesafety
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    I'm following a guide on github [https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-1-(Homebrew)] and managed to get Homebrew. I've done steps 1,2 and 3. Is it necessary for me to go further? My sysNAND is on 9.2, and my redNAND is 11.0. And I have homebrew working so is it necessary to follow steps 4 and 5? Thanks
     


  2. KunoichiZ

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    Downgrading to 2.1.0 is part of the arm9loaderhax setup. You do not have to do that if you do not want to setup arm9loaderhax.
     
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    And what is the difference or benefit of having arm9loaderhax? I don't really get what it is despite some research.
     
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    TOTAL CONTROL OVER THE SYSTEM :)

    A9lh = ROOTED ANDROID = PSP CFW...... any game system CFW LOL :P
     
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    Allows for permanent homebrew on sysNAND, is the true custom firmware (that was taken from Plailect's guide), 100% bootrate, gives you the ability to unbrick your system should anything terrible happen, and more SD card space because you won't have an emuNAND.
     
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    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/FAQ :creep:

    This guide uses arm9loaderhax, the newest and best method of Custom Firmware that gives us nearly full control of the system only milliseconds into boot, which is similar to the effect of BootMii for the Wii. The benefits of this are numerous, and as such it is recommended to use this guide over any other that relies on outdated software (such as menuhax or rxTools).
     
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    If you don"t want to use Arm9LoaderHax and are fine with Nand Redirection you can stay as you are. If you want to use and install it I guess you should do that instead if you want so.
     
  8. TimX24968B

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    If you don't want to use arm9loaderhax, your other option on 9.2 is to use cfw and emunand. However, I reccomend having a sizeable sd card for going this route(at least 8gb, more if you want to install games on it).
    It does not require a second downgrade, and there are multiple guides on the forums for setting it up with different cfws (luma3ds, rxtools (a bit outdated, but still works. I use it with no issues), etc.). However, it is not as seamless as arm9loaderhax, yet it still lets you do most of the same things. (arm9loaderhax has more capability in the long run, but it depends on what you are looking to do generally)

    Ultimately, it depends on your end goal and what you need the 3ds to do in order to decide which method is entirely necessary.

    Alot of people here seem to forget that things like A9LH isn't always the best solution in some situations. If you want to risk another downgrade and want more seamless integration, go for it. Go the A9LH route. But currently, I'm fine with cfw, since it fits my situation.
     
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    Thank you so much for the details. I did the exploit on a 8gb micro SD card, but I also have an 64gb micro sd card. So if I transfer the data to the 64gb micro sd card, I should be fine on redNAND right?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Thanks, sorry for late reply.
     
  10. Sonic Angel Knight

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    If your using emunand you need to create another emunand on the new memory card. If you are using a9lh then just copy all files on the new card. CREATING EMUNAND FORMATS THE CARD SO BECAREFUL
     
  11. TimX24968B

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    64gb sd cards are in the "sdxc" format, so the 3ds will not work with them. Use a 32 gb instead. also, there are guides how to set up emunand, and all it involves is copying everything to a folder on your pc before it formats the sd card, then putting it back on afterwards.
     
  12. Swiftloke

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    Wrong. 64gb SD cards work just fine on the 3ds.
     
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    All these people using the default Windows format tool... :P
    Yes, but only if it's FAT32.
     
  14. Hayleia

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    If you don't want to setup a9lh, at least change your menuhax settings to autoboot (Type2 instead of Type1) to avoid accidentally going in sysNAND and updating it (and losing everything) ;)
     
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  15. TimX24968B

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    yes, but if a .cia file is bigger than 4gb, you will have issues with it being split into parts.
     
  16. SomeGamer

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    No CIA is above 4GB.
     
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    Inside your bootloader (´◉◞౪◟◉)
    Right, 4gb is the limit. A xenoblade cia is 100mb under the Fat32 limit.
     
  18. TimX24968B

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    *yet.
     
  19. SomeGamer

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    I'm calling it now, there won't be.
     
  20. TimX24968B

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    can you prove it?