Should I format?

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  1. C0mm4nd_
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    Ok, I'm doing slowhax for downgrading my 3DS to 10.4

    On Plailect's guide he says:
    I have DSiWare installed, should I format? I don't want to format :\ But I don't want to softbrick my console too :\
     
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    I would, and am going for to format. While you may lose games, you can always re-download them, and backup the saves. Losing games, is, in my opinion, better than having to update to 11.2..
     
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    Maybe I backup my saves :\
     
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    You should get a nand backup from the Dsiware downgrade, so you should be able to format then restore all of your data with Decrypt9 at the end of the guide.
     
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    Question. When on luma(after u restore nand to 9.2, is it safe to update?
     
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    It is as long as you have A9LH installed.
     
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    Not exactly. It's a NFIRM backup
     
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    There's an option in dgtool to create a nand backup.
     
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    rlly?
     
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    Yeah. It's not mentioned in the guide for some reason.
     
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    Like?
     
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    It's because of the time it needs. Full nand backup used to be the default, having to just backup nfirms makes it much faster.
     
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    When I try to format it gives me "Error Code: 005-4270"
    nvm, solved
     
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    Another problem... Now I can't access HBC :\
     
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    You shouldn't have formatted, you should have just taken a NAND backup with dgTool. A soft-brick would at worst force you hand to update to 11.2 after you no longer need to stay on 11.0/11.1. Even then, you could have used dgTool through your DSiWare to restore your NAND and try again.

    If you were using steelhax, you just formatted that away and need another entrypoint. If you don't have another entrypoint, you likely need to wait a week and do another transfer of steelhax.
     
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    I have only one 3DS
     
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    Oh, right, I forgot that was about the new slowhax method. What is/was your homebrew entrypoint?
     
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    steelhax (I used browserhax, menuhax and basehaxx too(11.0.0-33))
     
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    Well, you can take a shot at Section III here: https://3ds.guide/homebrew-launcher-(browser)

    Otherwise, you might need an OoT Cart and Powersaves.
     
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    I'm on 11.1.0-34
    And I was thinking 'bout Freakyforms