9.2.0 ctrtransfer

If you downgraded to 2.1.0 but for some reason have no functional NAND backups, this guide is for you.

Your device may not show your installed games after the ctrtransfer. This is due to the tickets being removed by the transfer, which is why you back them up. They will be restored at the end of the guide.

Because the point of the 9.2.0 ctrtransfer is to troubleshoot issues caused by the existing NAND, these steps, unlike the 2.1.0 ctrtransfer, will have you backup only the tickets and config save. Failure to back these up will result in the LOSS of all installed games and saves!

What you need


Section I - Prep work
  1. Copy GodMode9.bin from the GodMode9 .zip to the /luma/payloads/ folder on your SD card and rename GodMode9.bin in /luma/payloads/ to up_GodMode9.bin
  2. Copy the 9.2.0 ctrtransfer image .bin and .bin.sha from the ctrtransfer .zip to the /files9/ folder on your SD card
  3. Copy Decrypt9WIP.bin to the /luma/payloads/ folder on your SD card and rename Decrypt9WIP.bin to x_Decrypt9WIP.bin
  4. Reinsert your SD card into your 3DS
Section II - Backup tickets and config save
  1. Open Decrypt9 from arm9loaderhax by holding (X) during boot
  2. Go to “Ticket/Titlekey Options”, then select “Ticket Dump (SysNAND)”
  3. Press (Select) to eject your SD card, then put it in your computer
  4. Delete all .tik files in the /files9/ folder that do not start with “00-“
    • If none start with “00-“, then just delete all of them
  5. Reinsert your SD card into your 3DS, then press (B) to go back to the Main Menu
  6. Go to “SysNAND Options”, then “System Save Dump”, then select “Dump configsave.bin”
Section III - ctrtransfer
  1. Go to “SysNAND Options”, then “CTRNAND Transfer”, then “Auto CTRNAND Transfer”
  2. Input the key combo given, then select the 9.2.0 ctrtransfer image when prompted by pressing (A)
  3. If you do not already have a NAND backup, Backup SysNAND to NANDmin.bin when prompted by pressing (A)
  4. Allow the transfer process to proceed automatically, this will take some time
  5. Once the transfer is complete, press (Select) to eject your SD card
  6. Put your SD card in your computer, then copy NANDmin.bin and NANDmin.bin.sha from the /files9/ folder on your SD card to a safe location
    • Make backups in multiple locations
    • This backup will save you from a brick if anything goes wrong in the future
    • Your backup should match one of the sizes on this page; if it does not, you should delete it and make a new one!
  7. Delete the 9.2.0 ctrtransfer image .bin and .bin.sha from the /files9/ folder on your SD card
  8. Reinsert your SD card into your 3DS
  9. Press (Start) to reboot
  10. Update your 3DS by going to System Settings, then “Other Settings”, then going all the way to the right and using “System Update”
    • Updates while using A9LH + Luma (what you have) are safe, stop asking about it
    • If this gives you an error, set your DNS settings to “auto”
Section IV - Restore config save
  1. Reboot holding (X) during boot to launch arm9loaderhax Decrypt9
  2. Go to “SysNAND Options”, then “System Save Inject”, then select “Inject configsave.bin”
  3. Press (B) to get back to the main menu
Section V - Injecting FBI
  1. Go to “SysNAND Options”, then “Miscellaneous”, then select the “Health&Safety Dump” option to dump Health & Safety to hs.app (you can use Up and Down / Left and Right to change the name)
  2. Press (B), then select the “Health&Safety Inject” option
  3. Select the FBI injectable .app for your region
  4. Press (A) and confirm to inject
  5. Press (Start) to reboot
  6. If you still launch to the stock Health & Safety app and have downgraded with Gateway in the past, follow this troubleshooting guide
Section VI - Reinstalling Tickets

If you had no tickets beginning with 00- earlier, you can skip this section.

  1. Open FBI
  2. Select “SD”
  3. Select “files9”
  4. Select “<current directory>”
  5. Select “Install and delete all tickets”
  6. Wait. The system may appear to freeze, just give it time.
  7. Press (A) to confirm
  8. Press (B) to decline installing tickets from CDN.
  9. Exit with the home button

Formatting a device following a ctrtransfer without restoring the config save can cause screen brightness / flickering issues. See this.

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