Stuck at a9lh installer (plailect guide)

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  1. shane88
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    shane88 Newbie

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    I am currently in the process of installing Luma3DS on my old 3DSXL.
    I followed the guide line for line and now I'm stuck at Section II - Installing arm9loaderhax.

    My problem is that after pressing select and installing A9LH I'm stuck in what looks like a boot loop. If my SD card is plugged into the 3DS, it always boots directly to the A9LH installer. If the SD card is not plugged it, the blue light shortly flashes up and then the 3DS shuts down again.
    https://plailect.github.io/Guide/installing-arm9loaderhax

    Like I said, I followed the guide and read everything three times. I'm actually a bit afraid that I might have bricked it. Hopefully you can help me.
     
  2. 4gionz

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    You didn't brick place the arm9loaderhax.bin from luma 3ds on your sd card

    It's part of the guide but you must have put the arm9loaderhax.bin from safearm9loaderhax installer instead.

    Arm9loaderhax (what your installing) simply reads whatever file is called arm9loaderhax.bin from your sd, if it can't find any it simply shuts down, that's why your 3ds is shutting down indicating your installation was successful. If your .bin file is a cfw then you have cfw at boot but you seem to have the exploit installer .bin on your root so your device is simply rebooting into the installer causing your "boot loop"
     
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    Ah nice, that actually worked flawlessly. Wonder why that's not in the guide.

    Thank you very much, you just saved me from a lot of frustration.
     
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    It is in step 12.:) But it's alright these walls of texts can get confusing.
     
  5. Mikemk

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    Because you didn't read closely enough.

    EDIT: Ninja'd
     
  6. shane88
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    Oh yeah, that part. I actually misread that and copied the .bin to my desktop instead of overwriting it on the sd root. No wonder it didn't work.

    Thanks again, guys.