Bricked N3DS

Bricked N3DS

Marcoon
May 5, 2018
The New 3DS XL I have has been bricked for more than a year now. I tried using the flashcart method [the one with the switch] and it booted up to the menu. After that I did switch the boot.firm with the Original that sthetix provided. It just booted back to the menu. So I tried uninstalling the hax and trying again. Now all it does is turn on and stay on without the screens. Is this unrecoverable? - Thx in advance and happy free comic book day!

» 17 Answers

  • PabloMK7
    May 5, 2018
    Who/what is sthetix? Try following the guide here https://3ds.hacks.guide
    You will eventually have to perform a ctrtransfer (see troubleshooting section)
  • Marcoon
    May 5, 2018
    Pablo, sthetix is a YTber that has great tutorial videos. What do you mean that I eventually have to do a ctrtransfer? Can you explain in more detail.
  • PabloMK7
    May 6, 2018
    Oh I see who he is right now, the name sounded familiar. Anyway just follow the guide, once you reach the point when you boot luma3ds for the first time it will probably don't work. In any case keep following the guide and keep me updated when you encounter any problems.
  • Marcoon
    May 6, 2018
    Ok I’ll check on that when I get home, hopefully I get this thing booted I got meme-ories on here.
  • Marcoon
    May 8, 2018
    Yo Pablo, it says that I need luma to be installed. I said above I uninstalled it.
  • WeedZ
    May 8, 2018
    We need an announcement on every forum page header to never follow video tutorials
  • Marcoon
    May 8, 2018
    WeedZ, he has tutorials that have helped me hack my other 3DS
  • Marcoon
    May 9, 2018
    Is there anyway I can do it with my other N3DS? By flashing the firmware of that to the other?
  • Taffy
    May 9, 2018
    https://3ds.hacks.guide/troubleshooting

    regarding the "bricked" 3ds, read this part of the guide, scroll down to the "black screen on sysnand boot" section

    ...wait, you said you uninstalled hax? did you just delete Luma's stuff or uninstall hacks completely? as in no more a9lh or b9s

    https://3ds.hacks.guide

    follow this guide if you truly wanna hack your other 3ds
  • The Real Jdbye
    May 9, 2018
    It's normal for it to boot into the menu, that's what Luma does. Maybe you accidentally skipped the config the first time and that's why the config didn't show up like it's supposed to.
    How exactly did you "uninstall" the hax? Just deleting the files from the SD won't uninstall anything and may leave you with a 3DS that doesn't boot since the boot.firm is required to boot.
    Try putting the latest Luma3DS boot.firm on the SD, hold select on power on and see if the config appears.
  • Marcoon
    May 9, 2018
    I uninstall the hax by booting into godmode9 and ran the uninstall retail New 3ds.gm9 thing.
  • Marcoon
    May 9, 2018
    Meaning I can’t do anything no hold select no hold start.
  • Taffy
    May 10, 2018
    ....deleting hacks NEVER SOLVES ANYTHING. That was a mistake ._.

    afaik you can't fix the thing. You can hack the other one, but don't do anything rash!
  • SirNapkin1334
    May 10, 2018
    No matter how “good” a video tutorial is, don’t follow it. They get outdated very quickly. Text guides are the way to do it. Alternatively you can use the InScripted AIO, not sure if that has clean CTRTRANSFERs on it.
  • Marcoon
    May 11, 2018
    So basically I can’t fix it? If I can’t I’d it possible to send it to one of you guys? :/?
  • Xathya
    May 11, 2018
    nos, is unfxable expect if you buy: fleshcerts. Like bs9 ntrboots compatible, such as teh askard 2i or R4 TTS Golden..
  • Marcoon
    May 12, 2018
    Xathya if you read above, I have a R4i Gold 3DS + RTS. Is that WORTHY to fix your gammer and my theeedddsss