n2DS ntrboot without magnet?

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  1. blueYOSHI
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    Hi, so I just bought a new 2DS and got a 11.4 firmware (so close ;-;) and wanted to get CFW for which I need a Flashcard which im going to buy (R4iSDHC GOLD Pro 20XX). Apparently I need a magnet to force the Sleep Mode, however, the Sleep Mode is already activated before it's completely closed so there's a little bit of space left to press buttons and I managed to hold Star + Select + X + Power for several seconds without Sleep Mode turning off. So, do Are there more buttons I need to press? Couldn't find any when scroling through the tutorial. Do I still need a magnet? Could something break if Sleep accidently deactivates?
     
  2. Monty Kensicle

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    The magnet is needed to trigger sleep mode whilst the n2DS is open so you can do the button combo.
     
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    Sleep Mode is possible without, you can try it out yourself, just close it it very slowly and it activates the Sleep Mode before the two pieces touch each other. I'm just curious if I still need it for other purposes or if that's just not possible ebcause I don't know why.
     
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    You won't be able to install b9s without a magnet. I just tried it on my N2DSXL and there is absolutely no way that you could press the buttons like you described. Either my fingers are too fat or your sleep mode trigger is weird.
     
  5. blueYOSHI
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    Yeah, didn't do the X button with my finger but rather with my SD adapter, I heard it clicking and it definitely felt like the button is pressed. Did Start & Select with my fingers, my hands (and so fingers) aren't too big :P
     
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    WOuldn't work anyway since your console has to be OFF and has to BOOT INTO SLEEP MODE which is impossible without a magnet. You can't boot NTR from the console when it's on. That's the whole point in finding the sweet spot before putting the FLashcard in, otherwise you could just use the magnet right then.
     
  7. Quantumcat

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    I have installed B9S twice with no magnet, and used paddlepop sticks and a butter knife to hold the buttons. It can definitely be done. You really need an assistant though.

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    You don't use fingers
     
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    Ok, thank you ^^

    Nah, I think I rather buy a magnet then ^^'
     
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    You might not need to buy a magnet. If you have a loose speaker the magnet in it might work. Alternativately you might have a refrigerator magnet that might work.
     
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    long as you can trigger sleep mode and press all the buttons at the same time you are fine
     
  11. wormdood

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    use the top of another 3ds (yeah i once installed ntrboot for a buddy using my n3dsxl as the magnet . . . because my fridge magnet would not work with his 3dsxl)