3DS won't boot!

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  1. LordStarkiller
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    I just tried to update Luma to 8.0 and allowed it to access CTRA and now it won't boot.

    Is it bricked?
     
  2. BADDINOROX99

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    no you're not bricked you gotta update b9s to a newer version luma won't work on the previous version
     
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    What happened was I updated Luma to use boot.firm and such but was still on 7.1. and when I tried to update it to 8.0 it asked if I wanted to enable access to CTRA and I said yes and it was the update was sucessful but now it won't even boot up. The blue light comes on for a few seconds and fades.
     
  4. Quantumcat

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    Try boot.firm from Luma 8.0, and if that doesn't work try boot.firm from Luma 7.1.
     
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    when you turn off your 3DS and power it back on pressing start what happenes?
     
  6. LordStarkiller
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    Same thing. Blue light for a few seconds then fades.
     
  7. BADDINOROX99

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    try downloading luma 7.1 on your PC a put it in your sd card then boot up pressing start
     
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    Try a different SD card, it might be corrupted. The light going on then off means it can't find a firm file to boot with.
     
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    Thank you, I booted up normally! So how do I update to 8.0?
     
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    here you go https://3ds.guide/updating-b9s

    you have to upgrade b9s first then luma good luck and don't skip any steps there are no shortcuts in doing things right
     
  11. LordStarkiller
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    Thanks! I'm now on Luma 8.0!

    I seriously cannot thank you and Quantamcat enough, I was so scared I had caused a brick.
     
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    lol no worries I completely understand everytime I'm doing anything with any of my consoles I get heart palpitations
     
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    You need to follow the update part in 3ds.guide since 8.0 only runs on 1.2 of b9s
     
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    He already did
     
  15. anoraktrend

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    ok, I guess I'm boned, It installed to NAND for me, and wont even boot with the things he tried. Maybe it's an SD card issue, though, so IDK. 2ds is my console, if that helps at all.
    EDIT: SDCARD DIED: yes. Bricked 2ds: no.
     
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