A9LH and antsy, am I free of hard bricks with decrypt9 or not?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by tipsytoto, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. tipsytoto
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    So my understanding of why "updated sysnand" is as safe as emunand is because I can directly boot into decrypt9 and just flash a working copy of my sysnand if I somehow bricked my active one. Right?

    Does this mean a hardbrick is no longer possible, or are there are still things I could do to induce a hardbrick? If so, what?
     
  2. GothicIII

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    It is still possible if you do weird things with the firmware like downgrading with sysupdater again or flashing broken nand backups. This will overwrite the firm0 partition and deletes a9lh.
    I read somewhere on reddit that downgrading with a9lh also bricks the 3ds.
     
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    Ok so downgrading is a no go, how about formatting?
     
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    Formatting just deletes a user partition on the nand. Nothing to worry about. If you choose to format the sd card too you'll be greeted with a black screen until you copy the cfw files and arm9loader.bin again to the sd card.
     
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    As long as you don't do anything that overwrites FIRM0 and 1, you should be good.