[Request] A9LH brick

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  1. TheMysticMymikyu
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    Can a moderator delete this post, I have gotten all of the feedback I need and have come to the complete conclusion that my 3ds is completely bricked due to me being on 11.3.
     
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  2. proflayton123

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    Youre not bricked, chill. Take a screenshot of your sd card n files9
     
  3. JerryShaw

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    Have you tried putting a payload such as D9, G9, directly in the root of your sd card with the name of "arm9loaderhax.bin"?
     
  4. Distrance

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    He's probably not bricked yeah.. But you have to wonder what does he mean by installing a non-legit A9LH? When he already had A9LH installed no less.
     
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    What even is considered a "non-legit" A9LH? GW implementation?
     
  6. MadMageKefka

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    3dsafe is an a9lh payload. If he installed it and got black screens right after.... He's probably bricked. Installing 3dsafe is the same as installing a9lh itself afaik.
     
  7. Distrance

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    Well it's not the same. I'm not sure how installing 3DSafe would brick the system .. Well, when installing anything to the NAND there is always a small chance to brick. But even if he was bricked, wouldn't he be able to restore a NAND backup.. I mean that's one of the major "selling points" about A9LH?

    What I'd be concerned about is what he means by "non-legit A9LH" .. wtf is that? The 3DS safe page mentions that it has SafeA9LHInstaller intergrated to it (I can't help but wonder why..?) so is it possible he did something with that and removed A9LH..?
     
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    Because 3dsafe is replacement files for payload stage 1 and 2 when installing a9lh. It has safea9lhinstaller built in because the payload didnt work for whatever reason with 3dsafe. I couldnt tell you the specifics.
     
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    Well that explains the intergration, but installing 3DSafe wouldn't brick the system .. It doesn't overwrite A9LH or anything, and if A9LH exists then loading payloads on boot would work ..? Again the questions falls to whatever he means by "non-legit A9LH" and what he did with it.
     
  10. MadMageKefka

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    It could absolutely brick the system. Think about it. 3dsafe is the first thing the system loads when powered on, with or without the sd card. What if, lets say, the payloads when installing were corrupt?
     
  11. TheMysticMymikyu
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    I installed the two payloads by changing them into bins, because that was what it seemed like it wanted me to do. I think instead of adding on to the original arm9loaderax, it overwrite it and it is just trying to run invalid code over and over again. That would explain why it is just a black screen, arm9loaderhax keeps on trying to load up the payloads, but fails, and the entire process repeats again.

    I do have a backup of my otp and my files9 folder if that helps
     
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    Well someone else will have to pitch in to know for sure but if you can't load any payloads with A9LH then it does seem like you're bricked, yes. And if that were the case, your only solution would be a hardmod. If you have a backup of your NAND which has an A9LH installed, then restoring that onto the console will retain A9LH in your system and allow you to boot. Even if it was pre-A9LH copy that'd be fine though you'd have to re-hack it.

    As far as 3DSafe though I can't say much as I've not used the program, but as far as using it goes maybe you'd have more luck in it's own thread?
     
  13. TheMysticMymikyu
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    SD card.PNG SD card 2.PNG SD card 3.PNG Files 9.PNG Files9 2.PNG

    first 3 are sd card, last 2 are files9
     
  14. PabloMK7

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    3DSafe is installed directly into the firm partition, just like any other a9lh fork. If you can't even access 3DSafe menu you are bricked and you'll need a hardmod and a nand backup.
     
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    I know this is a dumb question, but what is a backup of your NAND? I am pretty sure i have it, i just don't know what it looks like. Srry, i am slightly noobish at the whole A9LH NAND thing.
     
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    NANDmin.bin file.
     
  17. TheMysticMymikyu
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    Ok, I don't have that file. RIP 3ds
     
  18. democracy

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    Is this a real post? I mean I'm really wondering...

    What files did you rename...?
     
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  19. Distrance

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    Wtf are you talking about? The 3DS Guide, which you presumably followed, tells you to back up your NAND file multiple times all over your PC and it makes it clear that if anything happens and if you DO NOT have this file you are BRICKED. So how is it possible you don't have it?!
     
  20. democracy

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    LOL, agreed!

    @TheMysticMymikyu, are you a new breed of an evolved troll or something that we haven't seen before?