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I kind of messed up while installing luma 3ds via soundhax and and my 3ds isn't Turning on I tried using recovery mode it isn't working. I did this 3 years back.
 

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I kind of messed up while installing luma 3ds via soundhax and and my 3ds isn't Turning on I tried using recovery mode it isn't working. I did this 3 years back.
And it took you three years to create an account to ask for help?

So... Does not turn on as in "The blue LED lights up shortly and fades off again"? That is B9S (or when even older A9LH) not finding a valid boot file.
For that case:

Take an empty, FAT32 formatted and tested (use h2testw or F3) SD card and provide the following:
  • Latest Luma3DS boot.firm from the archive here.
  • In case that does not work try boot.firm from v7.1
  • Lastly try arm9loaderhax.bin from v7.0.5
For the case non of these do anything: Make sure the console SD isn't dirty or defective and try the same files on other FAT32 formatted SDs as well.


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If I understood does not turn on completely wrong, please provide additional information.

Good luck!
 
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And it took you three years to create an account to ask for help?

So... Does not turn on as in "The blue LED lights up shortly and fades off again"? That is B9S (or when even older A9LH) not finding a valid boot file.
For that case:

Take an empty, FAT32 formatted and tested (use h2testw or F3) SD card and provide the following:
  • Latest Luma3DS boot.firm from the archive here.
  • In case that does not work try boot.firm from v7.1
  • Lastly try arm9loaderhax.bin from v7.0.5
For the case non of these do anything: Make sure the console SD isn't dirty or defective and try the same files on other FAT32 formatted SDs as well.


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If I understood does not turn on completely wrong, please provide additional information.

Good luck!
No the blue light stays on unless I hold it down
 

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And it took you three years to create an account to ask for help?

So... Does not turn on as in "The blue LED lights up shortly and fades off again"? That is B9S (or when even older A9LH) not finding a valid boot file.
For that case:

Take an empty, FAT32 formatted and tested (use h2testw or F3) SD card and provide the following:
  • Latest Luma3DS boot.firm from the archive here.
  • In case that does not work try boot.firm from v7.1
  • Lastly try arm9loaderhax.bin from v7.0.5
For the case non of these do anything: Make sure the console SD isn't dirty or defective and try the same files on other FAT32 formatted SDs as well.


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If I understood does not turn on completely wrong, please provide additional information.

Good luck!
I thought I couldn't do anything about it and that I permanently bricked it, I looked into it recently and found out I can ask questions here
 

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No the blue light stays on unless I hold it down
So replying works now for you. Fine.

  • Hold (Start) on power on to see if you get GodMode9 (or anything else)
  • Hold (Select) on power on to see if Luma3DS settings come up.

If none of these is the case this is most likely a software brick requiring an ntrboot compatible flashcart to repair.
 
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So replying works now for you. Fine.

  • Hold (Start) on power on to see if you get GodMode9 (or anything else)
  • Hold (Select) on power on to see if Luma3DS settings come up.

If none of these is the case this is most likely a software brick requiring an ntrboot compatible flashcart to repair.
I tried doing what you said. Sadly it didn't work. What is an ntrboot flash cart?
 

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What is an ntr boot compatible flashcart
In short ntrboot is a method to start software on a 2|3DS when the normal operating system is completely trashed. Nintendo has official, signed ntrboot carts for service. Fortunately for us there is an exploit that allows us using that method as well. You will need a normal DS mode flashcart (mostly R4) where the firmware can be replaced with the ntrboot exploit.

There is a list on the guide: https://3ds.hacks.guide/ntrboot
And another list here on the forum: https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-ultimate-list-of-ntrboot-compatible-flashcards.492234/

In most cases another, a working DS console is needed to flash the exploit. Few carts come preflashed, like this one:
https://nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=632
(Note that according to the seller the original function – playing DS games – is defective on this batch. The "R4i Gold 3DS Plus" is a wonderful thing otherwise.)
 

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In short ntrboot is a method to start software on a 2|3DS when the normal operating system is completely trashed. Nintendo has official, signed ntrboot carts for service. Fortunately for us there is an exploit that allows us using that method as well. You will need a normal DS mode flashcart (mostly R4) where the firmware can be replaced with the ntrboot exploit.

There is a list on the guide: https://3ds.hacks.guide/ntrboot
And another list here on the forum: https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-ultimate-list-of-ntrboot-compatible-flashcards.492234/

In most cases another, a working DS console is needed to flash the exploit. Few carts come preflashed, like this one:
https://nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=632
(Note that according to the seller the original function – playing DS games – is defective on this batch. The "R4i Gold 3DS Plus" is a wonderful thing otherwise.)
I'm not sure I understand. I'm not much well versed with modding and stuff. So this ntrboot flashcart will help me fix it by putting that in?
 

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[…]So this ntrboot flashcart will help me fix it by putting that in?
It should help. Nobody can guarantee success. The explanation how to do it is all on the guide.
  1. Get a compatible flashcart from the list(s) I linked above
  2. Flash ntrboot exploit to your R4 with another console – Step 2 can be omitted if you get a preflashed R4 –
  3. Install B9S on the software bricked console with ntrboot
    • It isn't always easy and takes some practicing. I've more trouble pulling it off on the Old 3DS(XL) than on the New 3DS(XL), but if done correctly it should work on any 2|3DS
    • Troubleshooting failing ntrboot isn't easy as there are multiple possible causes (not important for now… first get a compatible flashcart ready)
  4. You can attempt repair firmware damage once B9S is installed

Edit: Corrected the last link. Pointed to the wrong page of the guide. Sorry for that.
 
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It should help. Nobody can guarantee success. The explanation how to do it is all on the guide.
  1. Get a compatible flashcart from the list(s) I linked above
  2. Flash ntrboot exploit to your R4 with another console – Step 2 can be omitted if you get a preflashed R4 –
  3. Install B9S on the software bricked console with ntrboot
    • It isn't always easy and takes some practicing. I've more trouble pulling it off on the Old 3DS(XL) than on the New 3DS(XL), but if done correctly it should work on any 2|3DS
    • Troubleshooting failing ntrboot isn't easy as there are multiple possible causes (not important for now… first get a compatible flashcart ready)
  4. You can attempt repair firmware damage once B9S is installed

Edit: Corrected the last link. Pointed to the wrong page of the guide. Sorry for that.
like i said before im not that well versed with modding, flashcarts and i only have one device. Can you explain to me in a easier way to understand
 

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like i said before im not that well versed with modding, flashcarts and i only have one device. Can you explain to me in a easier way to understand
No idea how to put it even easier. Think of ntrboot(hax) as repair software. This repair software can be started form the game slot with magnet+button combination even if the main operating system is trashed.
To put the repair software on the flashcart, a working DS system is needed (yours is fully bricked so it won't do it) – so buy/borrow one and follow the appropriate link to the step-by-step guides above.
Or get one of the few pre-flashed R4's that contain ntrboot from factory on.


We can't continue until you have your flashcart with ntrboot exploit ready.
 

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No idea how to put it even easier. Think of ntrboot(hax) as repair software. This repair software can be started form the game slot with magnet+button combination even if the main operating system is trashed.
To put the repair software on the flashcart, a working DS system is needed (yours is fully bricked so it won't do it) – so buy/borrow one and follow the appropriate link to the step-by-step guides above.
Or get one of the few pre-flashed R4's that contain ntrboot from factory on.


We can't continue until you have your flashcart with ntrboot exploit ready.
Does nds-cards offer world wide shipping? I'm planning to buy a r4i gold plus which is flashed with ntrboothax should I buy that.
 
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