11.1 OLD 3DS DSiWare downgrade brick. How to recover?

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  1. mvmiranda
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    Hello Guys,

    I received an Old 3DS classic (small one) where a customer tried to downgrade for himself and the console ended up bricked.

    I don't do these "software only" downgrades because I don't trust them 100%, so I always, regardless of the version I have, make a hardmod e get a NAND copy before trying anything.

    Unfortunately the new DSiWare downgrade does not make NAND backps but a 8Mb FIRM one called F0F1_O3DS.bin. So how do I recover this 3DS with only that file??

    A bit more of information and what I tried so far:
    1) I have a "clean bricked nand backup" taken with hardmod right after the console arrived here.
    2) I have tried "injecting" this 8Mb FIRM using @Plailect's autofirm program replacing 10.4 original FIRM and it didn't work (actually I tried 3 times replacing 10.4, 11.1 and both, none worked)
     
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  2. Aletron9000

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    F0F1_O3DS.bin is the NATIVE_FIRM backup (firmware.bin). the dsi downgrade only downgrades NATIVE_FIRM, so only that is bricked. I don't know how to restore it, something to do with a hardmod obviously.

    I don't have any experience with hardmods, so I can't help you there.
     
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    Thanks @Aletron9000!
    Yeah! I'm sure a hardmod is needd but either I'm not knowing how to restore or I don't have the correct program to do it.
    I'm using @Plailect's latest AUTOFIRM master.zip with the 4Mb FIRMS he advises us to use.

    Anyone else has any advises?

    Thanks!
     
  4. Aletron9000

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    although, I think you can dump the NAND with a hardmod and inject a NATIVE_FIRM into a NAND backup using a program and then write the NAND backup back. I don' t know the name of the program though, I think it is somewhere on Plailect's Hardmod Downgrade guide.

    I think that is how Hardmod Downgrading works, it does modify the NATIVE_FIRM.

    but once again, I know nothing about hardmodding, nor do I have a hardmod

    A9LH forever!
     
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    Try safe mode
     
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    It doesn't work!
    I've already tried... :(

    Thx!
     
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    Perfect!
    I'm trying that now :)
    Thx @Aurora Wright!

    EDIT:
    @Aurora Wright, it worked!
    Thanks a million times!!!

    I have another semi bricked console but for that I'm creating another topic and will tag you.
    Any advise, tip is much appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
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  9. Starzcream

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    Can you provide details please on the hex editing part I have the same issue!