2DSaver (Beta) - Fix your 2DS format brick - Testers needed

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    This is not even close to the highest cause of bricks in this community, but there has been quite a few people over the years who didn't get the message that formatting a 2ds with < 6.0 firmware is a surefire ┬┴┬┴┤( ͡° ͜ʖ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌├┬┴┬┴.

    No longer! Introducing 2DSaver, a simple Cubic Ninja QR code that will tell the 2ds to skip the system setup, effectively saving your 2ds! :)

    Update!!! New instructions for those without a nand backup (added Aug 17, 2017).
    Update!! 2DSaver_installer, a .3dsx installer and Powerdumps3DS, a cart save -> powersaves3DS save tool has been added.
    Update! Zelda OOT now supported! Only some powersaves support just yet - working on getting them all.
    Source uploaded as well.
    Attached.


    What you need:
    - A 2ds with a format brick (stuck on the 'please turn up the 3d slider' during system setup).
    - The system must not have an overall firmware of 7.0+.
    -Cubic Ninja or any Sky3ds with Cubic Ninja ROM for your region.
    -USA or EUR system.
    -The QR provided below. Internet connection or extra files not necessary.


    What to do (Cubic Ninja):
    1. Insert your Cubic Ninja/Sky3ds cartridge, and hold A+B+X+Y+RT and turn on the power.
    2. Clear any previous Cubic Ninja save. Hold X+Y+LT+RT on the 'Menu' Screen (the one after the title screen).
    3. Scan the QR. The app should tell you if it worked or it. (on the older qr: Light grey screen is success, black signals an error)
    4. Power off the system and restart it. That long-lost Home Menu should appear like magic!
    5. Make sure you go back to system settings to set your user name, language, region/state etc., birthdate, and time as these not being initialized could limit the operation of system apps like the browser. Thanks @SolMeiLei for this info.

    What to do (Zelda OOT):
    0. Using a second 3ds, inject the 2DSaver payload into your Zelda OOT savegame with the installer .3dsx attached below.
    1. Insert your OOT/Sky3ds cartridge, and hold A+B+X+Y+RT and turn on the power.
    2. Press A. Select "2DSavers" slot then A a couple of times until the app triggers. Don't move link when he appears.
    3. The app should inform you if it succeeded. This can't currently work on firmware 7.0+ and in chn/twn/kor regions. The regions I mentioned might actually work but the screen freezed for me.
    4. Power off the system and restart it. That long-lost Home Menu should appear like magic!
    5. Make sure you go back to system settings to set your user name, language, region/state etc., birthdate, and time as these not being initialized could limit the operation of system apps like the browser. Thanks @SolMeiLei for this info.
    Warning:
    - This is a beta, so only scan if you are ok with the risks. It writes to a NAND save file; probably not dangerous, but there are no guarantees. Please help test if you have a hard mod -- on any 3ds model. Just see if you can pass the system setup by scanning the QR.
    - After you fix your 2ds with 2dsaver, it is STRONGLY recommended you update from 2.1 with a previously dumped NAND(min).bin backup of a higher firmware only. CART/internet updating is NOT recommended for new or old 3ds! Users report being stuck on whatever firmware they update to or brick.
    - If you don't have a nand backup and use 2dsaver, you likely will need to follow the special directions on this post.


    How it works:
    A small program is embedded in a Cubic Ninja QR code that obtains cfg:i service not normally in Cubic Ninja with this exploit by yellows8. This is part of the RsaVerifySha256 firm 4.5 arm9 exploit chain made (in)famous by Gateway a few years ago. The program then calls SetConfigInfoBlk4 to modify the config nand savegame that the system checks to know whether to burden you with a system setup or not.

    ToDo:
    -JPN support. Possibly other regions.
    -7.0+ support.
    -Get powersaves3DS images for single system OOT installation of 2DSaver. The community can help if they have a cfw 3ds and Zelda OOT card. They can use the attached Powerdumps3DS app to dump them. Needed: EU and JP saves.
    Zelda OOT support.
    Source upload.


    Greets:
    yellows8 - for 3dbrew documentation and the srv: pm sploit
    b1l1s - used his 2xrsa implementation of the srv: pm sploit as a guide
    smealum - for ninjhax1.1b and 2.x, the base environments of this progam
    Myria - for powersaves header RE used in Powerdumps3DS
    daxtsu, key1340, SolMeiLei - for powersave images
    Shad0w136 - help with fixing issues resulting from updating without nand backup.
    Nigleet - testing and help with no-nand backup instructions.

    lenny - for reasons


    Powersaves images:
    Please upload the missing (ones with no link) 2dsaver injected Powersaves if you can! No need to ask me if I need them, of course I do!
    You need the actual Zelda cart and a 3ds with CFW. Just boot the Powerdumps3ds.cia linked below and press A with the game inserted. Make sure 2dsaver was already injected to the game with 2dsaver_installer.3dsx attached below. If you don't know what ChipID (like C2******) you have, just upload it anyway and I'll figure it out.

    USA
    C2******
    45******

    EUR
    C2******
    45******

    JPN
    C2******
    45******

    KOR
    CHNTWN
     

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    Last edited by zoogie, Aug 17, 2017


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    I remember many bricks like this the last year because the already knwown Yakara said people to downgrade to 4.5 and then to format. That was funny to see.
     
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    I've seen some 2DSes that were bricked by formatting recently. This is great news for all those people. Keep up the good work :D
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Hopefully this helps ppl who have done this by mistake. Keep up the good work!
     
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    Woah my man. This is nice, considering I have a 2DS.
     
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    Wow!! Nice job man!!
     
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    Great work dude, this is a really clever solution. I'd never had thought of using the "force game load" button combo in such a way.
     
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    Could it work if I have a 3DS that does not work the 3d led? I have a 3ds formatted, but the 3d led doesn't work ...
     
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    Does it matter if the 3D LED works or not? You don't need it to complete the setup, right?
     
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