Updating to 11.3 without A9LH

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  1. Sega dude
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    I have a 2DS with a 9.0.0-20U Sysnand and a 11.2.0-35U Emunand. I am using Luma3DS CFW. I do NOT have A9LH installed, nor do I plan to install it. I read that it's impossible to update to 11.3 if you don't have A9LH. I have also read that 11.3 works fine if you use the latest Luma3DS. My question is, can I safely update my emunand to 11.3.0-36U if I update to the latest Luma3DS without A9LH? I am currently running Luma3DS v6.3.1. Also, does latest Luma3DS mean the current release on Github (v6.6) or the latest Luma3DS nightly?
     
  2. x65943

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    Just make a backup of your emunand, and update it to 11.3. If it bricks emunand, just restore your old one.

    btw, why don't you want to install a9lh? It's way safer than it used to be. The latest luma means 6.6.
     
  3. Distrance

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    So you don't plan on installing A9LH that would enable you to get rid of an emuNAND that is nothing but a waste of space, as having A9LH provides all of the functionality an emuNAND does. That is to say, if your NAND is bricked it doesn't matter because with A9LH you can load payloads before anything else boots so even in the case of a brick, you can still recover your system.

    And your reason for this madness is ..?
     
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    If you are this worried, wouldn't it make more sense to update to something that is confirmed to be working instead of clinging to something that worries you?
     
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    I'll be honest, I don't want to install A9LH because it requires downloading things via torrent. I don't feel comfortable doing anything with torrents.
     
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    You can trust those torrents. Don't worry.

    The only torrents you can't trust are for popular programs/media.

    Get tixati to torrent the files, and you can delete it afterwards.
    Edit::ninja:
     
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    Would you mind if I asked why? Torrents, by and large, are actually quite a bit safer than downloading files from most file hosting sites (have you ever downloaded anything linked to on any iso site?), and those linked to in the guide are amongst the safest you'll get. I suggest you get over your irrational fear of torrents and install A9LH.
     
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    Torrents are completely legal and safe. They are also the best way to download large files with less errors.
     
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    Wouldn't be the first guy to turn out to be afraid of torrents because they think that by using a torrent client you're automatically partaking in illegal activities because sharing = illegal. And while that may be true it will only apply if you've downloaded something illegal to share.. Which in this case OP would not be doing.

    Although somehow this scenario seems unlikely given on the type of forum we are. While it's true that not everyone use CFW for piracy, if the OP does use CFW to play downloaded games then that can't be his worry so .. I'm even more confused as to what his actual reasoning is. Nonetheless, he doesn't have to use torrent client if he doesn't want to thanks to Quantumcat's AGFD which was linked above.
     
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    um..yes, legal.

    Those ctr transfers totally don't contain full nand images including the nintendo 3ds fw.

    :glare:

    P.S. they're not legal.
     
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    It's mostly because I'm paranoid. I'm aware that there are legal torrents and that they can be used for legal things. I don't use CFW for piracy, my 2DS is hacked for homebrew. I only play games I legally own, mostly on cartridge. I don't use emulators either.
     
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    The companies only go after people who torrent popular illegal stuff.

    And they usually give you a lot of notices before trying to go after you in court.

    You have nothing to worry about with these torrent files.

    a9lh will give you brick protection - so that's why I recommend it.
     
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    Plus, your CFW is running right from boot.
    And you can boot payloads.Yay!.
     
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    I wouldn't want to encourage you to keep using emunand, but in all honesty, I haven't taken out the time to install A9LH on the rest of my family's systems. Only my two New 3ds have A9LH.

    Emunand works on 11.3 without A9LH. Please, just make sure you are using Emunand with the latest Luma Version (6.6 at the moment) when you update; I don't use the nightlies. I updated to 11.3 both an:
    • Original 3ds with Emunand (A9LH not installed) to 11.3 without any problems
    • 2ds with Emunand (A9LH not installed) updated correctly but blackscreened after booting with themehax. I then updated SD card contents to latest Luma 6.6 and now it boots without any problems.
     
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    I didn't say those torrents are legal
     
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    Yes but downloading a torrent client and turning it on is not illegal and can not be illegal. Unless you add a torrent to download (that contains illegal files), which you will then subsequently be sharing while you download .. Then and only then it will be illegal. Now as far as that goes, what they said above is actually true .. the ctr transfer images are not legal. But just think how many people have CFW'd their console and how many of them have received a lawsuit from Nintendo? Yeah, no one.

    Buuuuut you're paranoid so you probably still won't do it.. Hence, look above for the app Quantumcat made. You can acquire all the files you need for A9LH+Luma without ever using a torrent client. Those ctr transfer images won't be any more legal but it'll be "untraceable" if that's what you worry about.
     
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    Well you did say "torrents are legal", which suggests all torrents are legal. Maybe what you meant to say is that it isn't illegal to use torrents per se, but the files in the guide are actually technically illegal which is why they are distributed through torrents in the first place.
     
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    Lolwut? Also, Tixati is crap. Is everyone here a piracy babby or something?
     
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    If you want to get real technical, all torrents techincally are legal. It's only the content grabbed from the P2P network that can actually be illegal, but the torrent file itself technically isn't.