Trying to install luma, got gateway with fastboot installed.

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  1. KirasiN
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    Hey, I would like some help or a point in the right direction if possible, I saw a lot of tutorials yet I didn't find one that's specific to my setup.

    I got an N3DS Sysnand 9.2 with gateway 4.2 installed and their A9LH, I'm trying to play a rom hack which doesn't work with it, so I decided to try and install a CFW instead.
    I can't seem to find out if I can just install luma on top of my current setup, since I read that gateway A9LH is different or something, I also read somewhere else that I should remove A9LH before installing cfw, yet I can't find out how and I don't really have a backup preinstallation.

    Anyone got any idea what would be the best course of action?

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    When you have Gateway Fast Boot you are basically locked into using Gateway only.
    That's why I've always suggested people install A9LH or B9S instead, and load GW through it.
    I think you have to restore a pre-FastBoot NAND backup to get rid of it. Then you can follow http://3ds.guide like normal.
    AFAIK there is no other way.
    You can try and see if you are able to load SafeB9SInstaller or another payload (by using safehax+udsploit) through HBL, but don't expect anything.
    hblauncher_loader would be the easiest way to do that, but if that doesn't work try some *hax entrypoints as well.
     
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    Ugh, well that's just great. I had a backup yet it was lost due to an HDD failure.

    I don't really use the 3ds much, just wanted to play a rom hack of pokemon sun/moon which requires a CFW, yet there are no links to a patched cia or encrypted rom so I'm out of luck there.

    Thank you for the information.
     
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    Is that going to work without causing any bricks? I might just have a backup on my external HDD, but have to find that first.

    Also, by sysnand you mean gateway classic mode? Cause it still says 11.2GW in the system info there.
     
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    Classic vs. Gateway mode shouldn't matter as long as you're in sysnand.

    From their website:
     
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    You can use NTR-CFW with Gateway to play the romhack.
    I think it could work if your sysNAND is on 11.2 or lower. The problem is if Gateway is using a newer FIRM in their payload where the exploits are patched.
    And no, to boot SysNAND you have to hold B in the Gateway menu and it should change to "Boot Gateway SysNAND Mode" then press A.
     
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    Just booted into sysnand, can confirm that firmware is 9.2.0-20E, I will however try and remove a9lh with a backup I found, if that won't work then I will try the above suggestion.

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    Lol, copied the nand to my sd card, went to "downgrade console" and it's telling me that it can't detect console region!
     
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    Whoops, I was being silly, had to hold UP before pressing downgrade, it's currently restoring my backup so hopefully A9LH will be gone when it's done.

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    It's gone! Woot, now I can just follow the guide. Thank you guys, best of days to you both.

    EDIT: Success, everything is working nice and dandy, Luma seems really cool so far, I can run old games with n3ds clock speeds now!
     
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