1000 ways to brick your 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Dartz150, Jul 3, 2015.

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Have you bricked your 3DS at least once?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. LEL I don't know what a brick is.

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  1. Dartz150
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    Dartz150 GBATemp Official Lolicon Onii-chan™

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    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!

    SPECIFIC 2DS CAUSES:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    SPECIFIC NEW 3DS CAUSES:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  2. Spzjulien

    Spzjulien GBAtemp Regular

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    donwgrate New 3ds Mset 4.x sysnand then format sysnand .... i guess ... not good at all, bricked 3ds
     
  3. Psi-hate

    Psi-hate GBATemp's Official Psi-Hater

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    Tried to change the region of my 3DS, but had accidentally installed something at the wrong point of the procedure and bricked it. BUt am gonna hardmod it as soon as the screwdriver I orderedyesterday comes in. Been waiting forever. :P
     
  4. sgtkwol

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    There's a screwdriver set at my local grocery store that will do the job and probably for cheaper than what you ordered it for online.
     
  5. Psi-hate

    Psi-hate GBATemp's Official Psi-Hater

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    Well, I had the screwdriver before, but my mom had lost it while cleaning up her room, and my other bigger screwdriver only opened the back case. Plus, I could spare with $3 extra off my amazon giftcard ^_^
     
  6. Wellington2k

    Wellington2k DO YOU HAS?

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    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.
     
  7. Psi-hate

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    Was it on O3DS?
     
  8. Wellington2k

    Wellington2k DO YOU HAS?

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    Yeah.
     
  9. Psi-hate

    Psi-hate GBATemp's Official Psi-Hater

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    I'll PM you later for some help if I need it, since a lot of people hardmod XLs instead, so it'd be good to have some pointers for the Old 3DS :)
     
  10. Dartz150
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    I did a hardmod to my O3DS some days ago and works pretty well, my first one was made by one of my teachers at the University, and is still working to date. I did follow a guide that was posted in the xl thread, the only tricky pinout was the clk with is very small and tedious to find or uncover, you need either to remove the gamecard reader or the whole mobo.

    Here some pictures.
     

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  11. stanleyopar2000

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    Bricks are everywhere. Most of us try to avoid it. Some can't get out of it's way.

    Everyday hackers risk BRICKING, CORRUPTION, DELETION, and irreversible damage.

    There's a lot of ways to wind up bricked. The fact that your device survives it all, means you read the OP.

    Because every day, a "temper" faces. 1000 WAYS TO BRICK YOUR 3DS....

    WARNING: THE FACTS POSTED IN THIS THREAD ARE BASED ON REAL BRICKS AND ARE EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING. DO *NOT* ATTEMPT TO TRY ANY OF THE ACTIONS POSTED.

    YOU WILL BRICK!!!!
     
  12. StriderVM

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    - When you put / inject something in the sysNAND.
    - When you edit something in the sysNAND.
    - Downgrading sysNAND thru Gateway.
    - Creating an emuNAND thru Gateway.
    - Upgrading sysNAND by not using the official System Update

    As a general rule, if something read/writes or edits sysNAND there's a chance it could brick, so avoid tinkering with it? :P
     
  13. Psi-hate

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    I tried to mess with emunand but RXTools errored and injected something into sysnand. ;-;
     
  14. DarkKaine

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    This isn't how your bricked it. My new 3DS also has downgraded mset and formatted it countless times without any issues..
     
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  15. Skyhigh_

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    A family member accidentally bricked an old 3ds when it was updating ( knocked it over and it shut off) i managed to get it fixed via nintendo.
     
  16. mid-kid

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    A hard mod gone wrong bricked my last o3ds...
    Remember kids, always do this under the supervision of someone experienced... not your uncle.
     
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  17. Dartz150
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    Edited OP with a list of general causes, Specific 3DS and N3DS causes and a small description of how to avoid such problems, and the causes.
     
  18. LameNobody

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    Remember to be careful with what cia's you use with sysupdater

    Yesterday i bricked my ALBW XL, Here's how:
    Installed Sysupdater
    Downloaded 9.2.0-20 with 3dnus
    Updated successfully.....
    Wait, what the fuck, why is my system only 9.0........
    Strange...
    Now, the bricking part
    Downloaded 9.2.0 & 9.2.0 (stage 2) with UpdateCDN
    installed those files with sysupdater
    BRICK

    Anyway, i still have legit games and my 9.4.0 MM-N3DS...
    I'm waiting for some nice connectors to arrive so i can make myself a pretty nand mod. (around the end of july)
     
  19. zero2exe

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    Can I also brick my 3DS if I make a sysnand backup, format the system and then try to flash back the original nand backup?
     
  20. LameNobody

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    If it fails during the flashing of the backup, yes
    But, you'd still be able to restore that backup with a hard mod