Hello there tempers!!! Lately the forums are like 3DStemp, and yes , seems that the 3ds scene got hot these last week's with all those releases. But among such amazing releases and Warez loaders, there is always an ugly dark side: the temible and feared for everyone bricks. Well, lately many threads talking about such bricks or accidents have been surfacing, so I decided to make this thread, mainly to have everyone informed and help the nooks to don't take any risky procedure to their consoles. So I will post the many ways and forms that can transform your 3ds to a nice and expensive paperweight, and post yours too, the op will get updated with them all. And as a plus, since I have two hardmoded 3ds's, I'll take requests too!! So if you wanna do something to your console but don't want to take the risk, I'll test right away to see if it worked or I got a brick, and of course, por the results here. So, let's begin, and the main question will always be... What you did to brick your 3ds? <<<As a general rule, if something read/writes or edits sysNAND there's a chance it could brick, so avoid tinkering with it if you don't know what you're doing.>>> POTENTIAL GENERAL 3DS, O3DS/XL CAUSES: Warning: Spoilers inside! Tried to change the region of my 3DS, but had accidentally installed something at the wrong point of the procedure and bricked it. So always be sure of what are you doing and read instructions carefully. Tried to update my 3DS to 9.2 with cias, but I decided to install these cias with the DEVMenu instead of Sysupdater. An error occurred and the 3DS was history... But a hard mod quickly fixed it... After 6 hours. NEVER USE ANYTHING THAT ISN'T SYSUPDATER TO UPDATE YOUR CONSOLE. When you put / inject something in the sysNAND without being aware what it is and what it writes. When you edit something in the sysNAND and you don't have any idea what the heck it is. Downgrading sysNAND through Gateway and interrupting the porccess or remove some in-use part of the 3DS (SD Card, Battery, Charger) Creating an emuNAND through Gateway and interrupt the procces, or doing it without enough space on the SD card. Upgrading sysNAND by not using the official System Update (AKA sysupdater via .cias.) A hard mod gone wrong bricked my last o3ds... Remember kids, always do this under the supervision of someone experienced... not your uncle. SPECIFIC 2DS CAUSES: Warning: Spoilers inside! Nothing known yet. SPECIFIC NEW 3DS CAUSES: Warning: Spoilers inside! Donwgraded New 3ds Mset 4.x sysnand then formatted sysnand .... i guess ... not good at all, bricked 3ds. Never try to format or update a modified MSET firmware, first of all, you had to have a NAND backup and restore it, if not, then leave your sysNAND as it is, or find or wait a way to restore MSET before doing anything.