Weird issue with A9LH and boot

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  1. Saternoir
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    Hi, so well, I'll explain as much as I can.

    I have an O3DS with A9LH on 11.1, I first updated the A9LH to 6.3.1, then updated the system to 11.1, it was 3 days ago, I checked that everything worked fine (homebrew, cia install, luma config, power off/on, etc etc) and then I left the console in my desk, as I usually do. And I went to the bed.

    When, 2 days ago, I tried to boot the 3DS, it crashed after trying to show something. Then I tried booting luma config (select) and same, it tried to show that once, then it showed the config for like... 0.X sec and crashed. Then I tried booting without SD (I had a previous build of A9LH that allowed me to boot without SD) and that booted good.

    I thought it was the SD card, so I tried with a few other SD I had, after formatting them and copying atleast luma/arm9loader payloads. Same issue. I tried a few things that someone (pbanj) from /r/3dshacks thought, still having the issue. And he conclude that the only solution there is a hardmod.

    May I ask if, someone here, has a viable solution that not include a hardmod? I'm running out of ideas
     
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  2. Ominous66521

    Ominous66521 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Did you try restoring your NAND backup? That's basically your failsafe on a9lh since you can restore your NAND without a hardmod.
     
  3. Saternoir
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    No, I can't restore, because I can't access to neither luma config (select) nor hourglass9 (x) at the boot.
     
  4. owek1

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    have u tried a different memory card?
     
  5. Ominous66521

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    Then your screwed.That means somehow a9lh got uninstalled or corrupted.
     
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    Yeah, it's on the OP, same issue
     
  7. owek1

    owek1 Master Sword Wielder

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    im not sure if it will solve your issue and im no expert but perhaps you could try creating an emunand? that way, you won't rely on sysnand?

    edit: nvm you wont be able to do it..
     
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  8. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Delete the config file.
     
  9. Saternoir
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    Already tried, nope at all.

    Nah, I can't do a shit tbh.
     
  10. owek1

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    ah damn, hardmod it is then.. :(
     
  11. el_gonz87

    el_gonz87 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    When you take SD card out, does it boot?
     
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    Are you getting the "please save all data and reboot" error shortly after booting regardless of the SD being inserted or not? I had this happen with an N3DS running Menuhax with an EmuNAND. The problem eventually solved itself, but it turned out that the WiFi chip had become loose. This will cause this exact error to happen shortly after boot or randomly. Try turning off WiFi and see if it continues doing this.
     
  13. Saternoir
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    Yes, because I have a previous installation of A9LH that is SDLess
    Nop, it just crashes without prompting any error, its like: boot, trying to show something, crash
     
  14. el_gonz87

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    Was that version of SDL
    Hmmm so you have the arm9loaderhax.bin in the CTRNAND root? Maybe that part of your NAND was corrupted in the crash and when SDLess A9LH tries to load it crashes, is that AW's version? Did you compile yourself? I hope they gave priority to the arm9loaderhax.bin on root of SD, otherwise you may be at a hardmod situation...
     
  15. Saternoir
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    Well I did it when it first released as an unofficial build back in July (this)
     
  16. mashers

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    Try replacing the A9LH payload (usually /arm9loaderhax.bin) with something else, such as hourglass9. If it boots directly to that payload then the problem is with Luma. If it ignores that payload, then you have either lost your A9LH or there's a problem with your SD card [slot].
     
  17. el_gonz87

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    Hmmm, so did you put Luma in CTRNAND using G9 or FBI?
     
  18. Saternoir
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    Oh, I'll try this when I go back to my house

    "Using the latest version of safeA9LHinstaller (which can be found here), you can put the files found in this zip into SD:/a9lh/ and then run safeA9LHinstaller to update using those files."
     
  19. el_gonz87

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    Yes, but in order to get it to boot without SD, you have to inject Luma into CTRNAND, see below from that thread:

    Try putting Luma arm9loaderhax.bin like @mashers suggested. If the SD-less version gives preference to SD you should be able to recover, if not, I don't know what you could do but hardmod.
     
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  20. Saternoir
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    Then I don't recall exactly what did I use to do that. I will try everything there, just in case.