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I could not really find the answer I am looking for so I thought I would post in here.

So today I downgraded my old 3ds to version 9.2 and tried following

to get PKHex to work but when I try to open the internet browser it just says communication failure.

So I read more info and I see that I should be opening all of this in Homebrew and trying like that but in the Homebrew menu there is no option to open my game from the cartridge as well as the internet browser is not an option to open so I do not understand the steps to open from Homebrew when I cant open my game from it.

I was wondering if I am missing any steps or am I just dumb haha. I deleted emunand because I used that to backup my 3ds so I cannot find the problem. Or does this way not work anymore?

If you need any photos or anything I can post them.


Edit: Tried RAM2Sav and same thing.

Here is a screen shot of my root folder

Here is a screen shot of my 3ds folder

Edit 2: Here is a picture of my current version.

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I don't recommend using Youtube guides, as they become outdated very quickly.

Here's some simple guides that may help you. After installing CFW you can import/export save files using JK's Save Manager and edit them directly with PKHex. There are two ways you can set it up:

Menuhax & Emunand - Everything boots in 30-40 seconds, 90% boot rate to emunand (sysnand works fine), but has almost 0 risk. Just make sure to backup your SD first.

  • If your console is above 9.2 and below 11.0, follow parts 1 and 2 of this guide (Getting Homebrew and Downgrading).
  • Follow this guide to set up emuNAND and CFW.
  • Use FBI, which is installed in the above guide, to install JK's Save Manager, linked to above.
  • It's probably mentioned in the guide above, just take care to only update emunand using System Settings. And be sure you're in emuNAND immediately prior to updating. As soon as you leave System Settings, you will go back into sysNAND. Be careful not to update sysNAND, or you will lose all *hax access on that console.
  • If you decide to install Arm9Loaderhax in the future, follow this guide starting at step 4.

Arm9Loaderhax - Boots faster, more reliably, and feels less hack-ish, but can brick your console if you don't follow the guide word for word. No skipping steps.

  • With recent tools becoming much safer, there's still a chance to brick your console using this method. If you make a NAND backup, you can hire someone to fix it, though. Using older, less reliable tools, I bricked my old 3DS, but using the newer tools, I installed it successfully on my new 3DS.
  • If you feel uncomfortable doing this, use Menuhax & Emunand.
  • Follow this guide. If your console is on 9.2, you can skip Part 2 (Downgrading).
  • Use FBI, which is installed in the above guide, to install JK's Save Manager, linked to above.

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