Any backup precaution options before getting fixed?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by RjT, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. RjT
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    We are sending my son's DS XL back to Nintendo to get checked/fixed as it currently just turns off by itself at random times (have replaced the battery already) and a few other random things.

    It is currently version 4 firmware with a Gateway card with EmuNAND setup.

    Now my question is there anything can I do as a precaution before sending it back to them in case they do fix it and at the same time upgrade it to version 11? So that we don't have to hardmod it to downgrade?
     
  2. el_gonz87

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    They may replace the motherboard so a band dump may even be worthless, but you can make one anyway.

    At this point you will prob have to:
    1) Hardmod or
    2) if you have another 3ds then you can try dsiware downgrade

    Sorry, otherwise get a sky3ds+ and wait for an 11.1 kernel exploit for A9
     
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    You could set up a9lh so that if they give you the same motherboard back at least you won't be screwed by them updating it. If they give you a new motherboard then there's nothing you can do anyway.

    They will update it no matter what so if you do nothing then you will receive back an unhackable system (besides hardmod or DSiWare downgrade).
     
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    I was contemplating this but if I send the console in without the arm9loaderhax.bin on a SD card, wont the system not boot at all?
     
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    There is a branch of A9LH that can boot without an SD card, it installs mini CFW in the firms.

    You can get it here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/a9lh-can-now-boot-without-sd-card.432593/

    This will work if Nintendo doesn't replace the mother board, and does not flash new firms onto the motherboard
     
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    Thanks for the details, bit more reading and I'm sure I would have found it.
     
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