What ways can I access homebrew on 8.1?

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  1. RemixDeluxe
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    If there arent any ways to launch from that low are there any games I can use to update from 9.0-9.2?
     
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  3. RemixDeluxe
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    What games can I use to update from 9.0-9.2?

    I'll install custom firmware later but I'm more concerned with getting the system up to 9.2 first.
     
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    it's apart of the steps to use sysUpdater while in sysnand to update to 9.2.0-20

    How to Update your 3DS/2DS to 9.0 or 9.2

    If you want to boot rxTools as soon as you turn on your 3DS, then you need to set-up Menuhax; and to use Menuhax, you need to be on 9.0 - 9.2 firmware.
    Warning: This can brick your 3DS if done incorrectly! Be sure that you follow the instructions carefully!

    Requirements:
    • FBI installed in sysnand (Step 4a if you don't have Gateway or Ninjhax) OR any other cia installer on Sysnand
    • A rxTools 3.0 nightly (preferably the one linked in Step 2)
    Let's get started.
    1. Click HERE
    2. Click the CIA Format DLC's, Themes & Updates [Archive] result
    3. Click View Full Version : CIA Format DLC's, Themes & Updates at the top of the page
    4. Find the thread titled [MEGA] [CIA/BIN] MSET 4.X & 6.X backups, Browser backups, Update packs (All Regions)
    5. Scroll down to the section titled Updates
    6. Download either the 9.2 modified update pack for your region, or a 9.0 or 9.2 Full Update Pack for you region
    7. Once downloaded, open the archive and find the "updates" folder; place it on your SD card. There should be many cia files in that folder.
      • Example: SD:/updates/0004013000008003.cia
    8. Download Sysupdater
    9. Open the archive and put sysUpdater.cia on your SD card
    10. Insert your SD card in your 3DS
    11. Hold L while launching rxTools to get into the rxTools menu
    12. Press DPAD RIGHT until you highlight ADVANCED OPTIONS, then press A
    13. Go down to DEVMODE and press A
    14. After a few seconds, you should now be in sysnand; firmware spoofing is disabled but cias can still be launched in this mode.
    15. Launch FBI
    16. Install sysUpdater.cia (Destination: SD)
    17. Once installed, press HOME to see sysUpdater wrapped as a gift; unwrap it.
    18. Launch sysUpdater
    19. sysUpdater will ask you if you are sure you want to go ahead with the update; choose to accept it.
      • It will also tell you that you shouldn't be in Gateway mode, or have firmware spoofing. Do not worry about this, DEVMODE has no firmware spoofing, so sysUpdater will work as intended. Just be absolutely sure you are in DEVMODE (line 13), not RXMODE SYSNAND!
    20. Wait for sysUpdater to finish. When it is done, your 3DS will reboot into 9.0 or 9.2 firmware! You can now follow the steps to use Menuhax if you'd like.
     
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    I just did this myself on my own 3DS, it was on 8.1 as well, so I can vouch for the process. Just make sure you follow the guide, it's not too complicated but if done wrong it can result in a brick.
     
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    Same method i followed as well. Quite simple really.
     
  7. RemixDeluxe
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    I took the high road and just bought a copy of Super Smash Bros for 3DS and updated to 9.2

    Thanks anyways for the help, I just didnt want to take any risks.
     
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    There was no risk lol
     
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    lol, what risk? Takes all but 10 minutes...
     
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    Someone said there was a chance of bricking. I just didnt want that chance at all. I do plan on installing custom firmware, I was just more concerned on getting on that firmware first.
     
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    There is no chance if you follow the tutorial...
     
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    How did you find out the copy of super smash bros had 9.2 on it before you bought it?
     
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    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    There is a page around here somewhere that has a list of games and the updates they contain.
     
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    Whats the best way to convert .3ds to .cia
     
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    Don't even bother with updating your sysnand. Just use your emunand for everything.
     
  17. RemixDeluxe
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    Read the topic. The deed has been done and I'm on 9.2 now.

    If I can get an answer on this that would be lovely.

     
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    try this "Simple CIA Converter" its what i use to convert 3DS roms to .cia
     
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    Thank you good sir.

    Now if I have a 10.1 3DS what's the best way to system transfer to this 9.2 3DS?

    Will the system transfer go to the sysNAND?
     
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