[PoC] Using a Magnet and a DS flashcart to unbrick a 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by SciresM, May 31, 2017.

  1. SciresM
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    All credit for the firmware image to @Normmatt who's awesome. This is to demonstrate that the NTR card bootrom hack (ntrboothax? magnethax?) works on real hardware.

    It will be released once more types of cards are supported + installers work well -- don't want to get everyone to buy a single expensive type of flashcart if it can be made to work on lots of them.

    For more details: see my presentation on bootrom hax
     


  2. Blaze Uchiha

    Blaze Uchiha GBAtemp Regular

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    WooHoo! Progress!
     
  3. Koko-Kun

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    Paperweights with actual value! I finally won't have a useless brick anymore (if we get DSTWO support)
     
  4. Lia

    Lia is this the real life

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    afaik DSTWO and AK2i are supported.
    nothing has been confirmed yet, don't get your hopes up
     
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  5. Koko-Kun

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    The AceKard at first was the one that was the centralized component in allowing the poc to work, since it's just easier for reason reason. But I'm hoping other carts like R4 and DSTWO get that same support.
     
  6. blindseer

    blindseer Past Generation Gamer

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    I hope the DSTwo will work, cause I'd hate to have to buy another flash card to fix my bricked n3ds but I could live with getting a ak2i if I have to... Still awesome that this is a thing though.
     
  7. zoogie

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    Normmatt was one of the AKAIO devs. That's the ak2i's firmware of choice. Makes sense that's the first card he'd support.
    Good news is that it has lots of clones.
     
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  8. Cha0tic

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    Can someone explain how this is working as a fix?
     
  9. Ominous66521

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    So basically you can unbrick any 3ds without a hardmod?
     
  10. Lia

    Lia is this the real life

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    Correct.
     
  11. Ominous66521

    Ominous66521 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Amazing
     
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    And I thought that the busty May mod was the peak of 3DS hacking!
     
  13. blujay

    blujay GBATemp's Official Warthog

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    Sorry for ignorance, but could this fix a brick where I installed the wrong size of NAND and it was from a different system all together? Probably not, but hopes are up.

    And since you were one of the devs of B9S, could I install someone else's NAND with B9S?

    Thanks for all of your work
     
  14. Lia

    Lia is this the real life

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    This unbricks any brick, as long as you don't go slicing up your 3DS.
    You don't need a NAND backup to unbrick.
     
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    blujay GBATemp's Official Warthog

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    I guess if you say. I will put my trust in you
     
  16. rileysrjay

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    I will also pray here to @SciresM and the other almighty devs of the 3ds scene that they support my r4i gold card so I may be able follow in their steps. :)
     
  17. linuxares

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    All of a sudden, a wild @Normmatt appears! And it was good!
     
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  18. driverdis

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    Good thing I got 2 AK2i cards (HW88) and a DSTWO laying around. I am set for when this comes out.
     
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  19. linuxares

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    Hmm I got A2ki somewhere... I wonder where I put it. But I know where my DSTwo is :)
     
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  20. OrGoN3

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    Schweet! Time to use my Ak2i again! And my DsTwo. Dammit! Basically same post as driverdis. :P