Updating from 9.7 to 11.2 to install CFW on old 3ds, is it possible without updating to 11.3?

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  1. Savai
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    So, I found an old 3ds that I had laying around and since I had hardware issues with my new 3ds xl, I decided that I want to install Luma on the old 3ds. However, from the last time I installed a CFW, going through the guide, there was a step where I was told to go to system settings to update. My concern here is that if I did that, wouldn't it update to 11.3? And if so, wouldn't that interfere with the process since homebrew doesn't work with it currently? I'd like a bit more advice before I tried. Thanks!
     
  2. zoogie

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    You can install a9lh directly from 9.7

    3ds.guide
     
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    I don't think there are any fame cartridges out with 11.2 on them yet.
     
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    I don't think you're required to update. You do a nanda backup before you down grade to 2.1 then you'll restore back to 9.7.
     
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    Yoshi's woolly world does but that's probably irrelevant here.
     
  6. ElijahZAwesome

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    that step is a the very end of the guide, right? so you can update, the only thing that wont work is hblauncher loader, but that will be updated soon once the new otherapp payloads are released. if that step is at the beginning, umm?? because it shouldn't matter i think.
     
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    Oh ok, my fault then. If it's at the end of the guide then I shouldn't have an issue. Thanks!
     
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    yeah, you'll be fine. i'm still waiting for the payloads cause i have CFW already but I need to open HBL. :(
     
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    You want* ;)
     
  11. Savai
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    Thanks for the confirmation guys! Much appreciated! :D
     
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    lol yeah, just really badly, organiz3d doesnt work as a cia.
     
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    Why do you need to open HBL?
    FBI has almost every HB known in CIA format through the "TitleDB" selection from the main menu
     
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    organiz3d and Portal3DS don't work as CIAs. I kinda really want to use the former and I like the ladder.
     
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    Not meaning to interfere with your conversation, but does anyone remember the size of their OTP? I remember the last time I backed it up and saved it on my pc, it was only about 1kb and I'm not sure if thats the average size for it? If not then I'm wondering if that's why my nand restore didn't fix the issue on my new 3ds that black screened on me.
     
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    Yea it's normally 943mb for me everytime...
     
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    I'm in the same pickle, I just picked up an n3dsxl that's on the way, hoping that 11.3 does get an exploit for HBL in near future, blargsnes has never once worked for me in CIA form and I use my 2DS a lot for snes.
     
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    Wow, that's a huge difference there. I did everything right in the guide, any idea why it was only 1kb for me?
     
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    Nand.bin.sha is 1kb btw

    Honestly I have no idea.
     
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    Yeah, that's also 1kb for me but some reason the OTP.bin is also 1kb. I betting that's why it didn't restore correctly.