3DS Got Bricked by RXtools

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  1. RyDog
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    RyDog Lazy Animal Crossing hacker

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    RXTools seems to have bricked my 3DS. I was able to install it correctly using 7.4 sysNAND and downgrading it to 4.x using gateway and using gateway's launcher to format emuNAND to boot rxtools. It worked fine and I was able to use 9.8 emuNAND, but today I decided to dump my emuNAND using the dumping option and it told me that the process took a long time so I continued and an hour later it was stuck on dumping emu_<random_keys>.app and I waited 10 more minutes and it was still stuck on dumping the same .app so I force shut off the console. When I turned the 3DS back on it just hangs at a black screen and never boots up. What should I do? Should I wait for the battery to drain, should I send it to Nintendo? I have a backed up NAND.bin if there is somehow to fix it...
     
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    RyDog Lazy Animal Crossing hacker

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    Nope, completely suck at soldering, I seen a YouTube video where the guy said to let the battery die but it wasn't a hacked 3DS. Do you know what caused the brick? Plus I was running official 2.4 Rxtools if that helps
     
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    rxtools is full of nand-modding functions that are really dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. I also think it's possible that they can be triggered without selecting them. It's kind of hastily programmed with insufficient testing and peer-review. I don't think letting the battery run out is going to help and sending it to nintendo will get rejected for warranty voiding mods. You're best bet is to contact that member I posted, he'll do a basic reflash for $25.
     
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    RyDog Lazy Animal Crossing hacker

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    Thanks for the information, I will contact him and hopefully he will be able to re flash my NAND. Next time what do you recommend I use for emuNAND/firmware spoofer so I can use Smash DLC?
     
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    You should have dumped the emunand partition via PC. A lot faster and a lot safer.
     
  7. Spzjulien

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    but he is in USA, and you are in uk, you must find someone in europe i guess

    at the end if you cant find someone in Uk witch i doub, im in france, and i can help you, i solder many o3DS, and i did some new 3DS too

    solder o3DS is so easy, i'm sure you can find someone in Uk...
     
  8. RyDog
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    RyDog Lazy Animal Crossing hacker

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    No I'm in USA.
     
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    oups sorry my bad :) sorry ist 2am here, great then ...
     
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    I think cakes cfw is the best. Simple and safe and even has 9.x mset.
     
  11. lestatbytes

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    Yep.. Always.
     
  12. RyDog
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    RyDog Lazy Animal Crossing hacker

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    I was actually curious on what it dumped, and I do use emuNAND tool, this seemed like it dumped the decrypted emuNAND files instead of it decrypted
     
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    How can an emunand dump brick the sysnand ?
     
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    wait isn't he supposed to get a blue screen if he bricked?

    And also what the guy above me said, it seems to be an EmuNAND issue which has nothing to do with sysnand and bricking your 3DS.
     
  15. hundshamer

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    Blue screen is hardware error. Black screen is software issue.
     
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    But how did dumping his EmuNAND result in a sysnand brick?
     
  17. zoogie

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    I suspect he has just fooling around selected a nand writing function. The system doesn't immediatly brick when you do that. You don't see your brick until you exit rxtools and reboot so there was time to do other harmless things like dumping emunand files.
     
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    Not too sure. He is running unsigned code, and there's always a chance of something going wrong. I'm more hardware than software orientated.
     
  19. RyDog
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    That might be it. I think I clicked inject NAND files before dumping emuNAND by accident, it's only been a couple days using this so I learned my lesson :nayps3:
     
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