Tutorial Updating from B9S to Fastboot3DS

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Last Updated: 01/20/18

Fastboot3DS is a bootloader for the 3DS console, intended to be installed to the FIRM0 partition. It allows you to assign homebrew in .firm format to bootslots, and to chainload bootslots via either a bootmenu or a button combo of your choosing. fastboot3DS also contains basic tools for NAND backups and restores

What you will need:
An existing B9S Installation (Follow 3ds.guide)
Any SD compatible with your 3DS
A computer
The latest release of OpenFirmInstaller: https://github.com/d0k3/OpenFirmInstaller/releases
The latest release of Fastboot3DS: https://github.com/derrekr/fastboot3DS/releases
The latest release of Luma3DS: https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases

Steps to follow:

1. Take out your console's SD Card and insert it into your computer.
2. Create a folder called "ofi" (without the quotations) on the root of your SD Card.
3. Extract the contents from latest FastBoot3DS zip file to /ofi.
4. Extract OpenFirmInstaller.firm from the latest OpenFirmInstaller zip file to /luma/payloads.
5. Copy boot.firm from latest Luma3DS 7z file to the root of SD Card (overwrite any existing files).
6. Insert your SD Card back into your 3DS.
7. Hold Start during boot to enter Luma3DS Chainloader Menu.
8. Select OpenFirmInstaller.
9. Enter the combo keys to install Fastboot3DS.
10. Reboot the console. Fastboot3DS menu should appear.
11. Select Boot Setup..., then Setup [slot 1] ..., Select [slot 1] firm.
12. Navigate to sdmc:/boot.firm and press A on it.
13. Press B, now press A on Change Boot Mode...
14. Select "Set quiet boot"
15. Now, you can assign any firm payloads you want to bootslots.
16. Press B until you get to the main menu, then continue boot.
17. Congratulations! Now fastboot3DS will automatically launch Luma3DS on boot. You can go back to the Fastboot3DS by pressing Home button during boot.

Fastboot3DS disscusion thread: https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-fastboot3ds-open-source-bootloader-chainloader.492445/

Credits go to d0k3, derrekr and profi200 for creating this awesome bootloader.
 
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How is this better than B9S?
It's a modified version of B9S, with extra features like a BIOS menu at startup, autoboot to certain .firm files and some extra options. |

Looks like a lot more chance of brick :wtf:
There is an impossible chance of a brick. Its exactly like you would update boot9strap, but using dk03's new installer: OpenFirmInstaller, which is a modified version of SafeB9SInstaller.
If you want to see what this has, read my above answer
 
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It's a modified version of B9S, with extra features like a BIOS menu at startup, autoboot to certain .firm files and some extra options. |


There is an impossible chance of a brick. Its exactly like you would update boot9strap, but using dk03's new installer: OpenFirmInstaller, which is a modified version of SafeB9SInstaller.
If you want to see what this has, read my above answer
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For more info you can check the FB3DS discussion thread: https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-fastboot3ds-open-source-bootloader-chainloader.492445/
 
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I see... So there is no chance of brick. I've been looking everywhere, and I have no idea what this does! It says it uses the firm partitions but I have no idea why this is useful... Could someone explain why this would be better than B9S? Because I have no clue right now. (lol)
 

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I see... So there is no chance of brick. I've been looking everywhere, and I have no idea what this does! It says it uses the firm partitions but I have no idea why this is useful... Could someone explain why this would be better than B9S? Because I have no clue right now. (lol)

Copied from d0k3's post:
Actually, you won't get any functionality that wasn't available before in some way or another, but stuff may be more comfortable to use. As you may know, there is already boot9strap, which is a simple bootloader that will chainload boot.firm from either the SD card or the CTRNAND, and you can also install GodMode9 as bootloader.

Compared to GodMode9, you get more customizability (boot slots, assigning button combos to boot slots, selecting any .firm as your default), and also screen-off boots, which make your 3DS look unhacked. Compared to boot9strap, you get more customizability and integrated tools for NAND backups and restores. fastboot3DS can't dump the bootroms, though, which boot9strap can. fastboot3DS can be especially helpful if you're loading a CFW that has no integrated chainloader (bascially all but Luma 3DS), or if you want a multiboot setup.
 

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Copied from d0k3's post:
Actually, you won't get any functionality that wasn't available before in some way or another, but stuff may be more comfortable to use. As you may know, there is already boot9strap, which is a simple bootloader that will chainload boot.firm from either the SD card or the CTRNAND, and you can also install GodMode9 as bootloader.

Compared to GodMode9, you get more customizability (boot slots, assigning button combos to boot slots, selecting any .firm as your default), and also screen-off boots, which make your 3DS look unhacked. Compared to boot9strap, you get more customizability and integrated tools for NAND backups and restores. fastboot3DS can't dump the bootroms, though, which boot9strap can. fastboot3DS can be especially helpful if you're loading a CFW that has no integrated chainloader (bascially all but Luma 3DS), or if you want a multiboot setup.
I see... Now I get it :) I'm probably going to wait until this thing is a little older before I do it...
 

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Followed 3ds.guide and at then end used godmode9 script to install luma to ctrnand. Do I need to uninstall luma ctrnand before using this? If so which files do I delete?
 

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Followed 3ds.guide and at then end used godmode9 script to install luma to ctrnand. Do I need to uninstall luma ctrnand before using this? If so which files do I delete?
Nope. It won't replace luma on the NAND partition. Just install fastboot3ds using OpenFirmInstaller and your done
 

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Okay, installed it and it works perfectly. Was having trouble with godmode9 freezing upon launch but downloaded latest 1.5.1 and works fine.
 
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Is it safe to update sysnand with this? I am on 11.5 and it is prompting me to update but trying to hold off until I can figure out emunand.
 

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Copied from d0k3's post:
Actually, you won't get any functionality that wasn't available before in some way or another, but stuff may be more comfortable to use. As you may know, there is already boot9strap, which is a simple bootloader that will chainload boot.firm from either the SD card or the CTRNAND, and you can also install GodMode9 as bootloader.

Compared to GodMode9, you get more customizability (boot slots, assigning button combos to boot slots, selecting any .firm as your default), and also screen-off boots, which make your 3DS look unhacked. Compared to boot9strap, you get more customizability and integrated tools for NAND backups and restores. fastboot3DS can't dump the bootroms, though, which boot9strap can. fastboot3DS can be especially helpful if you're loading a CFW that has no integrated chainloader (bascially all but Luma 3DS), or if you want a multiboot setup.

@Rude yes
 
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